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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,059 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,059
Reviews: 736
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 162
Gots: 414 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Most breweries have at least one piece of equipment that’s just a bit persnickity. Here at Boulevard we have fermenter number seven, the black sheep of our cellar family. Ironically, when our brewers were experimenting with variations on a traditional Belgian-style farmhouse ale, the perfect combination of elements came together in that very vessel. You could call it fate, but they called it Tank 7, and so it is. Beginning with a big surge of fruity aromatics and grapefruit-hoppy notes, the flavor of this complex, straw-colored ale tapers off to a peppery, dry finish.

38 IBU

(Beer added by: grumpy on 06-19-2009)
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Reviews by gfreed:
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gfreed

Massachusetts

3.88/5  rDev -6.7%

A beer that promises much (it has a great label) and delivers mostly. Cloudy in the glass; zesty and bovine in the nose; a yeasty and dense body with some lightly-malted tones in the taste. It's a tad hoppy for my liking, but not overly so and doesn't lose points for being so bright. The funk level is somewhat high, in my view. Boulevard seems to take the "farm" part of "farmhouse" somewhat literally. Otherwise... well worth a bottle or two.

10-28-2011 20:34:32 | More by gfreed
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oberon

North Carolina

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%

Poured into a small tulip glass an orange tinged dull light golden with a large fluffy,sticky white head that left two full rings of lace behind as it settled verly slowly into a frothy mass.Big lemony citrus notes in the nose along with bready malt and light phenolic spice.Crisp and quite dry on the palate with citric undertones to go along with light phenols.A very good American version of the style,alot of the time I stay away from the style because of the dreaded funk,this is funk subdued.Nice job here.

10-31-2012 20:17:54 | More by oberon
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mojohawk21

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

11-11-2012 04:41:20 | More by mojohawk21
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MadScientist

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

a: This beer pours a pale gold with excellent clarity. The long lasting white head settles to about a half a finger of compact bubbles leaving lacing on the glass.

s: Get your nose to the glass as soon as you pour, the aroma goes from almost a rock solid American IPA then transition in some of those saison fruit and spice aromas. That pretty well some up what I get here with citrus and piney American hops aromas with spicy, peppery and orange Belgian yeast aromas. The dominating hops and yeast aromas are well balance. There is also a soft alcohol aroma.

t: The moderately-high hops bitterness and spice dominate the flavor with moderate fruit flavors of orange and American hops. The hops are citrusy and piney while the spice is mostly pepper. There is a touch of that bubblegum brett flavor.

m: This is light and fluffy on the palate with a moderately-light body and high carbonation.

o: An awesome American interpretation of the Saison style. A World class beer!

07-26-2012 00:16:50 | More by MadScientist
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jono0101

Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-18-2013 22:17:05 | More by jono0101
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brownbeer

Missouri

4.2/5  rDev +1%

On-tap at Flying Saucer.

A-Golden-hay color with a rather rich aroma.

S- A bit funky, white pepper, cucumber, and lemon grass.

T- Taste is earthy with an added fruitiness similar to rinds and a dry finish.

D- Very enjoyable. Expect no less from the Smokestack Series.

10-05-2009 18:32:56 | More by brownbeer
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JudgeRoughneck

Louisiana

4.63/5  rDev +11.3%

APPEARANCE- Lightly-hazed deep straw with big rocky white head and sticky lace. Perfect.

AROMA- light and delicate,- citrus, lemon, white pepper, low grainy aroma, aromatic and perfumey. Not a whiff of alcohol despite the ABV.

FLAVOR- Just a tiny pop of pils malt sweetness gets scrubbed off the palate by carbonation and spicy yeast with a light mango and banana esters. Some citrusy hop mid palate and a dry, peppery finish. Totally lovely. Moderate bitterness aids the peppery finish. Alcohol pushes a floral presance into the sinuses.

MOUTHFEEL- appropriately light bodied and singing with carbonation, yet still has a rich, velvety mouthfeel, lightly astringent in the finish. Alcohol is apparent.

OVERALL- I drink this all the time despite the high ABV. Responsible for many nights that went too far. Definatly the best stateside saison I've ever had. Pretty-much textbook except for the beastly ABV.

10-22-2012 03:51:00 | More by JudgeRoughneck
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mnewth


4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

06-18-2012 21:20:25 | More by mnewth
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Tiernan

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-01-2013 01:47:53 | More by Tiernan
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TimBeaulieu

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

11-09-2013 22:09:37 | More by TimBeaulieu
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ryankfife


4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-29-2014 02:33:42 | More by ryankfife
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Breen

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Pour/Appearance: Thick, 3 finger, head that maintained itself through a good beginning of the pour, nice lacing as it came down, golden color.

Smell: Great floral notes and a bit of citrus at the beginning, strong grass through the remainder.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation, but not overdone. You almost instantly pick-up on the floral/herb notes as well as the semi-sweet grass. There's a slightly dry finish.

Overall: Great beer, ordered a second where I'd normally rotate to try something new. The taste and smell bouquet described is _almost_ overpowering, but Boulevard got it right in balancing things out to make it an enjoyable saison ale.

09-09-2012 19:09:19 | More by Breen
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joemetric

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-10-2014 16:22:58 | More by joemetric
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Cuvie62

Florida

5/5  rDev +20.2%

04-21-2014 02:36:12 | More by Cuvie62
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

08-13-2012 20:36:23 | More by danthehopslamman
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NWer

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-01-2012 00:51:38 | More by NWer
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-22-2013 01:45:41 | More by SD-Alefan
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WoodJRx

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

07-30-2014 02:43:49 | More by WoodJRx
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

04-23-2014 20:36:12 | More by DaftPatrick
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warnerry

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Into a tulip. Best by 12/17/11; consumed 8/28/11

A - Pours a hazy straw folks with two fingers of white head. Head has nice persistance and leaves great lacing.

S - Nice aromas of Belgian yeast and citrus, both lemon and orange. A bit of spice and a faint bubblegum aroma as well.

T - Nice bright taste with a bit of a hop bite on top of some nice Belgian yeast funk, a bit of pepper, nice citrus and very faint sweetness.

M - Medium mouthfeel with a dry, crisp spicy finish.

O - Really enjoyed this one. Nice flavor combination. Crisp and bright but with a nice depth as well.

08-28-2011 23:15:28 | More by warnerry
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-05-2014 20:18:18 | More by DWolf
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Todd

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-14-2014 01:24:42 | More by Todd
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MJLatimer

Maine

4/5  rDev -3.8%

02-27-2012 02:00:40 | More by MJLatimer
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Beaver13

Colorado

3.28/5  rDev -21.2%

12 oz bottle, best by 5/16/12. Pours golden with a bunch of floaties and a big rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet wheaty malts and some fruit and honey with a little funky yeast and some soapy floral notes.

The flavor is sweet wheaty malts and earthy yeast with a dry bitterness (big for a saison) in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with spritzy carbonation.

Overall, an OK saison. It doesn't seem well balanced to me.

08-22-2012 22:35:13 | More by Beaver13
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Fiore757


5/5  rDev +20.2%

06-05-2013 01:10:06 | More by Fiore757
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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,059 ratings.