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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

Tank 7 Farmhouse AleTank 7 Farmhouse Ale

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pDev: 10.6%


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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dertyd

California

5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a challice

A: wow the most beautifull beer I have yet to see poures a fogy golden orange color with a head that's like 4 fingers and so fluffy like clouds on top of this beautifull saison

S:sweet fruits with a little bittering hops,and some malt smells also verry balanced smell

T: first sip is sweet then you get that funky yeast flavor then here comes the spice and it all blends togeather with the perfect amount of carbonation what a great tasteing beer its like the flavors keep coming with every sip

M: crisp,mouth watering goodness

Overall: this may be one of the greatest beers I have ever tasted I recently fell in love with saisons and this is by far the best one I have tasted yet such a wonderfully ballanced beer

Live life drink beer!!!:-)

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2013 20:47:02 | More by dertyd
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el_senor_chris


4.95/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

In my opinion, the best beers in a 750mL. The hop bouquet is robust and citrus-full. I like this better than most other saisons because it doesn't have the overt, hot alcohol flavor in present in most belgians. The addition of wheat to it's grain bill gives it a fuller mouth-feel, but it is well balanced and finishes clean. Despite its higher ABV, it can easily turn into a session beer if your local bar has it on tap.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2012 22:36:14 | More by el_senor_chris
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TurtleJuice

Oklahoma

4.93/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A- mostly sunny, partly cloudy.

S- nose has a hint of Trippel, a bit of the alcohol and slight hoppy aroma.

T- refreshing deliciousness with the perfect amount of carbonation for a hot day...warning: alcohol is well hidden.

M- small bubbles burst to reveal a flavorful and still thirst-quenching finish

O- excellent beer for the style. Great American representation of a traditional Belgian farmhouse ale.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2011 04:30:18 | More by TurtleJuice
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theveganbrewer

Oregon

4.93/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from their 12oz bottle...

Appearance - Yellow, nice head, great lacing. Bits of yeast floating around from an overly aggressive pour. Stunning.

Smell - Belgian yeast & spice, bread, citrus zest, apple, bubble gum, and pear.

Taste - Bubblegum, bread, apple finished with a nice pepper.

Mouthfeel - Mouthfeel is almost medium, high carb, crisp. A little bit tart and sweet at times.

Overall - Excellent. Nice combination of tart and sweetness. Will be going back to buy a lot more of these.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 07:30:06 | More by theveganbrewer
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kaidasz

Texas

4.9/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

What can i say about my new favorite beer. this one caught me by surprise as i've never tried saison's. the drinkability, flavor, appearance were all off the charts. i will be trying the 6th glass and bbq ales shortly from boulevard as they are light years ahead of my local tx breweries w/their smokestack series of beers.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2010 02:24:59 | More by kaidasz
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lonestar4lunch

Texas

4.88/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a Maudite snifter and even with a gentle pour there is still a huge head that settles ever so slowly. The aroma is mouth watering. It smells of sweet grass, pepper and ritz crackers. The carbonation tickles the nose just a bit and makes the pepper and spice just a bit stronger, so good.
On to the taste. This is an outstanding Saison. The taste follows the aroma spot on. The crisp pepper bite and crackers then comes the earth tones and a touch of citrus. After it warms up closer to room temp there is almost a bubble gum sweetness that shows up.
The finish is very sharp is and a wonderful dryness lingers long after the sip is gone. This quality alone makes this the most interesting, best tasting saison ever. If the taste alone doesn't warrant another sip the finish makes you pick the glass right back up and enjoy some more. The drinkability is beyond great and the is one that is just as good out of the bottle as on draft. It's gonna be hard to keep these in the fridge

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2010 02:17:26 | More by lonestar4lunch
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HappyHourHero

Indiana

4.88/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Inviting aroma is a mix lemon, sweet tarts, grass, and light peppery notes. Alcohol and malt character is barely noticeable. Overall a complex, yet clean aroma. Barely hazy pale yellow colored beer holds a swarm of carbonation that supports a tall, dense, bright white head that holds doesn't budge. Light flavors of lemon, spicy yeast and faint grassy/earthy notes. Lightly sweet up front, but that fades towards the end as the mild bitterness kicks in. Finish is dry with minimal alcohol warmth. Moderately light body with high carbonation support the dry finish. No tart character, which is fine with me. Overall a complex, delicate, high drinkable beer. Extremely thirst quenching. A great warm weather beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2011 01:10:49 | More by HappyHourHero
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lnashsig

Texas

4.83/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is my second introduction to the Saison style, the first being Dupont. I actually believe this is better than Dupont. And, even more impressive is the the fact that this is an American made rendition of a Saison.

Poured into my Dfh snifter, fluffy, cloud like head immediately fills my glass, and hangs around awhile before reseeding. Pours a light amber color, with nice barnyard, citrus, and banana scent. Taste- first the carbonation that you would want from a saison gets you, some apple flavors, some nice bitterness, and as it warms, some sweet and funky orange flavor. I love this beer, my best Saison so far.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2011 22:23:40 | More by lnashsig
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machostacos

Indiana

4.83/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from 12oz bottle into my favorite tulip glass.

A: Golden straw yellowish/orange with a huge creamy bright white head that dissipates to a film that rests atop its golden-hued body. Nice lacing. Very hazy from the yeast-ies floating around.

S: Over-ripened bananas, fresh grass, lemon zest, breadiness and a little spicy quality, with a slight funkiness from the Belgian yeast. Smells like a saison should!!! This one is hopped with Amarillo and Simcoe (among others) and the citrusy quality is evident, though lightly. It adds a very fresh and zesty character to an already outstanding saison aroma. Nice and complex - like sniffing a bit of country sunshine. Just lovely.

T: Incredible. You definitely taste the citrus hop character that's intermingled with an incredible traditional saison - banana, freshly mown grass, a little spice, hay, lemon, and wheat. This beer totally defies the 8% abv rating - it's completely undetectable in the aroma and taste. Finishes a bit dry. Very refreshing. Just...wow.

M: Full bodied yet light - Tank 7 coats your mouth well and has a slight chewiness without feeling heavy. Good carbonation certainly helps to lighten up the body a bit.

O: Wow. This is simply the best saison I've had yet. It's everything the style should be and a little bit more. I'll certainly be returning to Tank 7, and I'm thankful that Boulevard has introduced the 12oz bottles as the 8% abv can sneak up on you. Boulevard has proven itself again with this outstanding beer, and is quickly becoming one of my favorite breweries.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2011 08:02:58 | More by machostacos
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MammothBrew

Illinois

4.83/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a golden yellow with orange tints. Head measures one finger deep. Spotty lacing is occurring. Also, has tiny speckles floating all throughout the beer. Almost resembles spices of some sort.

S: Very earthy: grassy, mild clove, lemon, orange, etc. Malt as well.

T: Definitely clove, citrus, mild malt flavor, spices of some sort. Picking up the ginger in this one too.

M: Light body with high carbonation. Leaves a nice clove/ginger zing in the mouth, not over the top though.

O: I'm not really familiar with the style but I loved this beer. Very drinkable with a nice mouthfeel. I can see it being perfect for any season.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2011 03:02:20 | More by MammothBrew
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.81/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a Smokestack tulip glass.

Appearance - Body is a brilliant golden color, with the haze allowing light to filter through giving straw highlights and hints of amber. Head is thick and sticky, with nice lacing and a pronounced residue as the head slowly dissipates.

Smell - Light floral notes hover on top of an underlying barnyard funk. Suggestion of brett, although I don't think this beer uses any. Citrus fruit, perhaps grapefruit and lemon zest. This smell is intoxicating and balanced--it really speaks to me.

Taste - Yeasty, bready funk with grass. Subtle hop bitterness with a permeating bite from the spice and alcohol. Maybe some white pepper as well. Also, something reminds me of whipped egg whites, almost like an unsweetened meringue.

Mouthfeel - Pleasant and refreshing but with good body. Very drinkable, in spite of it's relatively high alcohol content.

Overall one of my favorite beers to drink. It's bright enough to be refreshing in hotter weather, but still has enough body and heft to it to make it a solid drink in colder weather as well. If I had to be stranded with only one type of beer to drink ever, for the rest of my life, Tank 7 might be that beer.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2012 04:53:23 | More by LambicPentameter
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hwwty4

Missouri

4.78/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured a corked and caged 750 into my Boulevard Tank 7 tulip. Thanks Boulevard for such a lovely glass and a even lovlier beer to put into it. This beer pours a super hazy golden straw with a massive, rocky, bright white head that leaves lacing stickier then the vast majority of Double IPA's. Absolutly beautiful. The aroma is amazing. It hits you up front with big notes of mango and pineapple finishing with freshly ground white pepper, hay, damp grass, a bit of clove and just a slight medicinal aroma at the finish. The flavor is amazing. Big fleshy fruits up front leaving freshly cut mango lingering on the palate. Next comes what you expect from a Saison. Massive hay notes, cut grass, ground pepper, yeasty biscuits, a touch of clove and some freshly zested lemon. Beautiful. This is one big, bad mother of a Saison. At 8 percent, the alcohol is masterfully hidden. The mothfeel is full but doesn't have that stereotypical dryness that I prefer in my Saisons. Its something little but hey, we have to find flaws in everything don't we. This is easily (well besides Saison-Brett) my favorite Boulevard brew. Thanks Boulevard guys and gals for living up to my hopes.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2010 01:15:16 | More by hwwty4
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phillipzayas

Texas

4.78/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: It pours a golden straw color with a heavy soapy head that yields to creamy and lacy as it settles.

Aroma: Yeasty. Full of white fruit notes, slightly piney and citrus from the hops. A mysterious spiciness comes through. Is it grains of paradise? Nutmeg?

Taste: It's a surprisingly complex beer. Most farmhouse or saison style beers tend to be bright and easy drinking with herbal or fruity notes lightly dancing through the character of the yeast. This one has all of it's faculties turned up to 11. The hops are pronounced and finish with a lingering dryness. The malt is sweet and present in order to balance it out. There is a distinct alcohol warming due to the high abv. (much higher than other beers in this style)

Food pairing: This beer screams for cheese. We had it with a herbed goat cheese and it was the perfect companion. It accentuates the earthiness of the cheese while having just enough acidity to cut through the creaminess of the cheese. Perfection.

Overall impression: She's a little like a girl you'd meet at a Widespread Panic concert dancing on the lawn. She looks great. She's very earthy and granola. You'd like to hang out all night, but you know you'll just end up in trouble if you make it an all-nighter.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2010 00:59:23 | More by phillipzayas
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DelMontiac

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gently poured from corked and caged bottle (best by 05/2011) into a New Belgium globe yielding a beautiful glowing cloudy honey-yellow body topped with a peaked and pillowy snow white 3-4 finger creamy head - the kind that muffles most of the snap, crackle, and pop. Lacing is sticky, thick, and well maintained throughout the drink. Wonderful!

Tank 7 (dig the name) smells of lemon zest, pineapple, banana, and...hmmm...bubble gum. Pretty impressive compared to other saisons I've had.

This is one great tasting saison. The flavors are spot on with the aromas - lemon zest, pineapple, banana, and bubble gum. Very nice and appropriate hops on the finish. Some funky yeasty beasties backing up a slight sour breadiness. A slight touch of sour rounds the whole thing out. I have to restrain myself from taking huge gulps. Damn good.

This saison has a wonderful feel - smooth, medium body. Carbonation is mostly in the head and not all in the body which I totally dig.

I could drink this all day.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2011 22:56:46 | More by DelMontiac
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Breen

Kansas

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-09-2012 19:09:19 | More by Breen
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CA_Infidel2o9


4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12bomber oz to a Tulip

A- golden body, 1" fluffy white head

S- pungent, musky tropical fruits, floral, piny, dank, earthy, spicy, tangerine, mandarin oranges,

T- tropical fruits, citrus, grapes, tangerine, caramel malts, hoppy bitterness

M- medium body, crisp taste

O- is this a saison or a belgian ipa? It has all the usual saison flavors plus a huge hoppy profile in both aroma/flavor. It is very similar to Lagunitas Maximus, i a some how feel like a sucker for rating it so high. If it were labeled as an Belgian IPA (as it should be it would get about a 4/5. Since it's labeled a saison/farmhouse, it's very unique and glorious, that i must give it this rating. If you looking for an example of the style, this isn't it. If your looking for something that's straight up tasty as hell... grab this!

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2012 00:34:32 | More by CA_Infidel2o9
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95stategrad


4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

As far as Farmhouse/Saisons made in the US, this is on par with Hennepin and just about as good as it gets. I'm still completely sold by the relatively high alcohol content as I just don't think that is true to style (can't serve 8% beer as a "refreshment" to field workers, they'd pass out in the fields after lunch!), but the flavor cannot be denied. And Boulevard has at least resisted over-hopping like so many US brewers want to do with this style. This is legitimate stuff. From the funky/horsey aroma when you open it to the slightly peppery finish, it's all there. Very few brewers in the US "get it" as far as Farmhouse ales go. These guys are on the list. Well done. Having said that, Farmhouse/Saisons are not for everyone. If you don't like the style, this beer probably won't change your mind.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2013 03:59:53 | More by 95stategrad
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BeerKangaroo

Alaska

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On the bottle it says: "Best By 02/18/14"

Into a pint glass (also had in a tulip, the only difference was a slightly larger head)

A: hazy yellow colored body with a two and a half finger white foamy head that rises a bit and then falls producing a thick spider web foamy lacing

S: slightly sweet lemon, just a tad of a graininess, some super light grapefruit notes, light yeast enters in as it warms

T: sweet lemon yeastiness and a bit of some funk leads to a peppery dry aftertaste and finish

M: light to medium, mostly sessionable, carbonation is extraordinarily smooth and eloquently graces my mouth very well

O: where has this beer been all my life, I'm glad I'm finally nailing this down and getting it off my "beer bucket list," however, I would gladly accept more of this, I hope Duvel doesn't mess with the recipe. There's a part of me that might have to look for this again and put it up to the Hennepin just to see which I actually like more

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2013 04:41:42 | More by BeerKangaroo
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Bob_Rhoades

Maryland

4.74/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a perfect example of a Saison. The smell is like a fresh baked loaf of yeasty bread spiked with peppercorns. The head is a lofty pure white pillow and remains for most of the entire drink. The taste is what a farmhouse ale should be - smooth, you immediately taste grape fruity hops and then a peppery and very mild alcoholic finish.

Part of me loves that fact that this beer is 8.5% ABV but part of me wishes it were only half that amount so I could drink more at my favorite pub.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2014 02:14:40 | More by Bob_Rhoades
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mschind

California

4.73/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

They had this on tap at Fiorella's BBQ in KC and it paired well with the sliced meat combo I ordered.

A-Rich cloudy yellow straw color with a persistent creamy half inch head that stuck to the glass.

S- A nice combination of lemon spice from the hops with a fruity yeast aroma in back.

T- Sweet sour lemon and malt up front that gives way to a slightly dry finish with some funky yeast at the tail end.

M- Surprisingly full body for this style, medium plus. Very smooth and even a bit rich. The alcohol is not at all dominant but it sneaks up.

O- My first farmhouse ale on tap and I was impressed. A complex and flavorful yet refreshing ale. The best of this style that I have had so far.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2012 00:11:44 | More by mschind
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LeRose

Massachusetts

4.73/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First saison and highly impressed. This is an instant "go to" beer and I literally went out and bought some more. Light and refreshing, hoppy, citrusy, nice sour notes, great color. Some spice notes of clove(?). Dry on the finish. Slight acidity with no aftertaste - very clean. Maybe some fruitiness - almost an apple or maybe white wine grape, nice green notes (like good olive oil) in the nose, not so much in the taste but enough to perk up the taste buds. Loved it, looking forward to trying others in this style, but also wondering why...got a good one with Tank 7!

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2012 14:37:31 | More by LeRose
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bramsdell

Massachusetts

4.72/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle to a snifter.

A: Very pale gold. I wouldn't call the body cloudy, but more opaque. Fluffy head receeds to less than 1mm that floats on top for the duration of the beer.

S: Surprisingly hoppy. The hops are very much citrusy, but there is not the malty backbone of a big IPA. Instead, the rest of the nose is markedly lighter, giving off some of the earthier scents of the yeast. The smell is yeasty, but only in the best way possible. Maybe a little banana, but mostly a bready-sweet scent.

T: Awesome. The tasting experience of this beer is truly a trip. First flavor is definitely the earthiness of a farmhouse ale. It's full, thick, yet crisp. To add to the crispness immediately come the hops, which do not give anywhere near the citrus flavor that the smell indicates, but most certainly add to the beer's flavor. The bitterness keep the funky notes in check (though this beer is not terribly funky as it is being drunk).

M: Can a beer be light, crisp and drinkable, yet totally full? If so, this is it. This is perfectly balanced. I could knock back a couple pints in a bar without being too filled up, but it's really deserving of a snifter and some time. The mouth is dry but leaves a definitely funky feeling at the back end.

O: Focus on the hops and crispness, and this is a brilliant warm-weather beer. Focus on the earthiness and the funk, the complexity and the mouthfeel, and this is a beer to be camped on and scrutinized any time of year. Brilliant.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2011 00:13:49 | More by bramsdell
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Braheem

Oregon

4.71/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Saw this at the local supermarket and since I have enjoyed Belgian farmhouse style beer in the past I thought this would be fun to try.

Poured from a 750ml bottle into my pilsner glass. The color is a light gold with a fluffy cloud of white foam that retains nicely.

The smell is very agreeable. Hoppy and floral with an overall aroma of freshness.

The taste is only the tiniest bit bitter as well as hoppy. the flavor is dominated by sweetness, especially in the aftertaste. I would imagine as a result of spices being added as is customary of the style.

Overall a great beer that's best enjoyed on its own. I would advise against trying to pair this brew with food. I found the flavor too sweet to be compatible....at least with the cheeses I paired it with.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2013 00:45:48 | More by Braheem
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Badger6

Virginia

4.71/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From a 12oz bottle (best by May 22, 2014) into a Boulevard branded tulip (came in a Boulevard Smokestack Mixed Four pack).

A: A gentle pour produces a massive dense, white foamy head. Retention is Guinness book quality, 15 minutes plus to diminish! As the head recedes, the entire glass is heavily laced with huge chunks of the head. The beer is golden in color, and just hazy enough to cloud the view on the backside of the glass. Carbonation is massively active.

S: The aroma is a nice mixture of sweet malt, Belgian yeast, and tropical fruits with hints of bubblegum. The fruitiness evokes pineapple, papaya, and lemons or star fruit. Slightest hints of spiciness and wet straw. The aroma is intense, distinct, and complex.

T: The taste is not quite exactly what the aroma presents, but is world class! The Belgian yeast, with bubble gum, and the sweet, bready malt base is pronounced up front. The fruit is less significant in the taste, but the spice is increased...opposite of what the aroma presented. The finish is very earthy, wet straw and a nicely balanced bitter, dry finish. The aftertaste is clean and crisp.

M: The body is not light, but not weighty. Can't be described in the expected terms, it is transcendent. The carbonation that appeared active, is well balanced on the palate, and almost creamy.

O: This beer is a continual favorite. It is sweet, fresh, and inviting. It is lush, but gentle. It is a complete sensory experience, it smells as good as looks, and tastes better. This is easily one of the top 3 beers I've ever quaffed.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 03:03:47 | More by Badger6
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JEdmund

Kansas

4.7/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Served on tap at Boulevard in the Muehlebach Suite (very cool space!).

Appearance
Bright butter yellow body with a 1/4" white cap

Smell
American citrus hops burst out of the glass, really surprising me. I was not expecting such a juicy nose. It smelled really good...maybe the best aroma of any Boulevard beer I've tried, and definitely an enticement to keep coming back to the glass for more.

Taste & Body
Those citrussy hops continue taking center stage in the flavor, but are complemented by a wonderful fruity yeast character, clean cracker-like malts, and a dry, tart finish. It's a really tasty and easy to drink beer; you'd never guess it packed in more than 6% alcohol. It kind of reminds me of a Belgian IPA, but it doesn't have the attention-grabbing flavor of the yeast...it's much more subtle and harmonious.

Overall
Tank 7 is the most distinctive, well-crafted beer I've ever had by Boulevard, and one of the most striking, unique, and enjoyable beers I've had the pleasure to try this year.

Serving type: on-tap

12-14-2009 13:53:45 | More by JEdmund
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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,594 ratings.