Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Tank 7 Farmhouse AleTank 7 Farmhouse Ale

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4,283 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,283
Reviews: 930
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 263
Gots: 1,048 | FT: 16
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:
Beer added by: grumpy on 06-19-2009

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
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Photo of BrownAleBollocks
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Pour is hazy yellow to straw colored. Aroma is spicy, floral and hops with malt balance. Taste is hay like with spice upfront and malt with hop balance and mild spice in the middle and finish with herb and earth notes throughout. Mouthfeel is medium with a good carbonation to cut. Overall a wonderful saison and a beloved offering from Boulevard.

Photo of JLaw55
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Absolutely delicious! Pours a beautiful cloudy orange with a nice fluffy thick head. The head on this one stays with you all the way. The taste is a fruity explosion with a nice sweetness. Definitely on the richer side though, not a beer you could drink several of in one sitting. Great mealtime beer. Finishes with a nice clean crispness. Have had from large 750 ml bottle poured into a glass and also straight from a 4 pack of bottles.

Would absolutely seek out and purchase again.

Photo of JayRican
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

5's across the board. This was one of the most delicious saison's I have tried.

Photo of WynnDavis
5/5  rDev +19.6%

A fantastic American version of a proper classic European Farmhouse Ale.

Appearance: Golden straw color with a tight white lacing and bubbly head.

Nose: Pepper, lemon, dry cracker/bread, crisp apple skins.

Taste: Incredible depth and balance to this beer. It does not fizzle out like many American attempts at this style. This is a full-bodied, crisp and refreshing example of one of my favorite beers of all time and definitely a world class example of the style. Boulevard has impressed me with their consistency and portfolio as a whole.

Photo of 1withself
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the perfect Saison. This beer made Boulevard one of my favorite breweries.

Photo of everythingiszen
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Light and clear. Fruity and spicy saison. Peppery finish, lingers nicely. One of the best that I've had / what a saison should be.

Photo of Naidu91
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Simply Perfection

Photo of afroitguy
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the quintessential beer. Pours with a thick head and light amber in color. Smells and tastes like an ale should.. I lack the language to express it, but this is everything I would expect from a farmhouse ale.

Photo of BeerAngela
5/5  rDev +19.6%

Beware drinking a bomber by yourself then getting off a high stool while wearing heeled boots.

Really good beer.

Photo of Irasema
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

By far one of my all time favorite beers. I prefer it on tap. I love the boulevard glass it's poured in. Always great. It's good in a bottle when I want it at home. It's aroma is fresh and the taste lingers on my tongue for minutes. This beer is a favorite at most local bars and pubs for a very good reason.

Photo of javitale
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5


Photo of TheFunkyBuddhaAdvocate
5/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Great farmhouse beer with an incredible amount of head

Photo of thorkelson
4.98/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

One of my favorite farmhouses of all time. Sweet malt taste with fluffy feel.

Photo of jacewg
4.97/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this beer easily 100 times by now. First time sitting down to review it.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange. Very clear. Big fluffy white head and falls to a small ring over the course of drinking. Nice, spotty lacing.

Aroma: Hints on a lot of different angles. Lot of peach, grapefruit, and tropical fruit aromas. Hints of spice and yeast. Very fruity. Apples, pears, other light fruits. Everything melds perfectly. Perfect interaction of American hops, malt, and Belgian yeast

Taste: Opens with just a touch of booze that never feels out of place. Slight hints of funk with lots of bready malt sweetness/yeast character that transitions into a dry, fairly bitter finish. Finish brings out lots of orange/grapefruit zest character that lingers pleasantly.

Mouthfeel: Alcohol is well hidden. Manages to maintain a slightly creamy mouthfeel while being light-bodied and effervescent at 8.5%. Way too easy to drink for what it is.

Overall: The quintessential American take on a Belgian-style. Not a thing I would change.

Photo of KensWorld
4.96/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Wow! Does not get much better than this. A PERFECT US SAISON!

Photo of el_senor_chris
4.95/5  rDev +18.4%
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.

Photo of amityfirststop
4.94/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Fantastic beer, my new favorite!

Photo of theveganbrewer
4.92/5  rDev +17.7%
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

Photo of MikeInOhio
4.92/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Slightly sweet, peppery, earthy, spritzy. A really good mild saison.

Photo of TurtleJuice
4.92/5  rDev +17.7%
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.

Photo of kaidasz
4.88/5  rDev +16.7%
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.

Photo of HappyHourHero
4.85/5  rDev +16%
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.

Photo of lonestar4lunch
4.85/5  rDev +16%
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

Photo of LambicPentameter
4.83/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

Photo of ajm5108
4.83/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A quintessential Saison, hits all the read notes with the bready, earthy malt and the dry fruit. Mostly citrus in this instance. Great mouthfeel, crisp medium carbonation, finishes pretty clean. A great American take on the style.

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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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