Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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Reviews by sommersb:
3.95/5 rDev -5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
From the Boulevard Smokestack series; thanks to StLThrash for the trade. 12oz. brown bottle with a best by date of July this year. Served in a tulip glass
Appearance is very nice - 3 fingers of off-white head with great retention and lots of lacing. The first pour was clear, showing lots of bubbles in the yellowish-orange beer. The 2nd pour was hazy, I suppose from the yeast drawn from the bottom of the bottle.
Smells at first of strong Belgian yeast aromas, wheat, and fruits - maybe some grapes. Later I notice the hops and their citrus aromas.
The taste is spicy, with classic farmhouse ale characteristics at first, then followed by bittering hops. The higher alcohol in this one also makes itself known. Mouthfeel is highly carbonated with a medium body. Finish is dry and bitter.
Overall, this is a very good beer, but for me, the hops overpower the saison elements in a negative way. The aroma leads you to think this is a saison with hop notes, but the taste seems more like a pale ale with Belgian yeast, or perhaps a Belgian IPA.
Serving type: bottle
05-11-2011 03:01:12 | More by sommersb
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4.36/5 rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a bottle into a Boulvard Brewing Co., Kansas City, MO pint glass purchased at the brewery where Tank 7 is born.
I saw this beer for sale at the brewery during a summer trip to Kansas City. I didn't buy any there, but I was able to take the tour and have two flights of beer from Boulevard. They were very good beers and so it encourages me to try their strong Farmhouse Ale (Tank 7) when I spotted it again in my local craft brew store.
A: A thick, rich cloudy yellow-gold with a frothy head with a lot of resilience. Thick cloud-like lacing with large bubbles.
S: Big hops, grapefruit, pepper, light toast and a very clean biting aroma.
T: The first sip is sweet, heavy big hop flavor, some citrus notes, clean and peppery with a touch of wheat. The hops in this beer are bold but not overly bitter. Like a 30-40 IBU beer. Very generous flavorings and a lovely sweetness in the midst of the bite. Love it.
M: Thick and rich with some crispness. Falls off to a dry finish like a white wine.
O: Lovely beer, a top notch brew. Wish I had tried it fresh on draft at the brewery! A staple to add to your rotation of strong ales. No overpowering flavors. Predominately hops and sweet peppers. No bad aftertaste, slight bitterness and fairly easy to drink for a thick beer. A+.
Serving type: bottle
07-12-2014 17:15:34 | More by jsausley
Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,860 ratings.