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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,190 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,190
Reviews: 748
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 171
Gots: 462 | FT: 13
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 tedsox31:
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4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml into a goblet. The color is a golden yellow, slightly hazy, with a white head that sticks around a bit. Some lacing is left on the side of the goblet.

The aroma is very citrusy up front, and also some spice and a slight bit of tang from the yeast.

The taste is quite similar to the aroma, although more fruity. There is a nice presence from the hops in the finish that lends a strong citrus flavor to this beer. The spice character is slightly muted, although I still detect a nice tang from the saison yeast.

The mouthfeel is effervescent and finishes nice and dry, inviting more sips.

This is a great beer. While the alcohol is slightly high, it is not noticeable in any form and is a very delicious and refreshing beer.

tedsox31, Wednesday at 07:39 PM
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

oberon, Wednesday at 08:17 PM
Photo of mojohawk21
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

mojohawk21, Sunday at 04:41 AM
Photo of MadScientist
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

MadScientist, Thursday at 01:16 AM
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

jono0101, Saturday at 11:17 PM
Photo of brownbeer
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

brownbeer, Monday at 07:32 PM
Photo of JudgeRoughneck
4.63/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

JudgeRoughneck, Monday at 04:51 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

mnewth, Monday at 10:20 PM
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Tiernan, Tuesday at 01:47 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

TimBeaulieu, Saturday at 10:09 PM
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

ryankfife, Tuesday at 03:33 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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.

Breen, Sunday at 08:09 PM
Photo of joemetric
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

joemetric, Thursday at 05:22 PM
Photo of Cuvie62
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Cuvie62, Monday at 03:36 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

danthehopslamman, Monday at 09:36 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

NWer, Tuesday at 01:51 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

SD-Alefan, Sunday at 01:45 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

WoodJRx, Wednesday at 03:43 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

DaftPatrick, Wednesday at 09:36 PM
Photo of warnerry
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

warnerry, Monday at 12:15 AM
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

DWolf, Sunday at 08:18 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Todd, Saturday at 02:24 AM
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

MJLatimer, Monday at 02:00 AM
Photo of Beaver13
3.28/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Beaver13, Wednesday at 11:35 PM
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Fiore757, Wednesday at 02:10 AM
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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,190 ratings.