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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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3,880 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,880
Reviews: 834
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 223
Gots: 785 | FT: 11
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 BradtheGreat7
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%

Review taken from notes July 2014.

12 oz brown bottle complete with a Belgo feel and look to it in terms of shape. Label is pretty straight forward with an elegant design. A very nice label. Much how an American Belgian should come. Poured into a stemmed Belgian style tulip glass.

A - glowing bright yellow on the pour which turns more yellow golden In the light. A fluffy white head is massive and sits very nice throughout the experience. Lovely particles float about this farmhouse ale leaving a pretty yellow haze in the body.

S - the tank 7 yeast stood out up front with a big doughy bread aroma followed by an earthy character. Typical but splendid Saison whiffs fill the nose of banana, clove and Belgian spices, and bubble gum. The malt balance was very good with a grain like hay. Citrus hops feel the backend with fresh lemon and orange.

T - grain and hay to start with a second sip really highlighting the banana and clove found in the nose. Hop presence is citrusy lemon and orange bouncing off one another very well. A slight nutty character is found within the depths of the mild bitterness the hops provide. Finish intertwines banana, clove, Belgian spices, pepper, and citrus. Tank 7 's yeast is blended perfectly with the ape itself giving a solid American farmhouse experience.

M - medium bodied and refreshing. Big on the Belgian style, Tank 7 has a smooth velvety feel, laying it's flavors across very well. Alcohol is hidden and the yeast is tasty. Thin but smooth with a semi dry finish.

O - a solid offering of an American made farmhouse ale that offers a classic Belgian aroma and flavor with letting you explore the real creativity of Boulevard 's yeast. I'd drink this again. Definitely a good offering.

Photo of MaryW
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Getalegup
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Dantalis
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of frankiepop
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Smoooth sweeet are the fiirst two words that come to my tongue as I first start sucking this surprisingly lovely treat down. Nice color. Very refreshing.

I think the new standard for Belgian Farmhouse Ale was set here in the USA by Ommegang Brewery with their Hennepin. Head to head Tank and Hennepin look very much alike with a golden murky straw color with nice white foamy heads with good sustenance. Ommengang murkier with a sturdier head. Tank is almost clear.

I give the edge to Hennepin though but just barely. I find Hennepin has a nice citrusy finish that is so fine. More malty sweet yeasty. That's what I like personally. But Tank 7 will find a place imy cooler some of the time. It has a lite sweetness that is thirst quenching and refreshing. Tank 7 finishes a little drier with less fruitiness than Hennipin. More hoppy. Regardless, Tank 7 is a great world class brew. Enjoy. Highly recommended.

I recommend that you accompany this wonderful brew from Kansas City with some vocals by Karrin Allyson "From Paris to Rio," who vented a lot of her chops in KC herself.

Photo of OldIronLungs
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Goose Island stem glass a pale translucent lemon with several fingers of open, fluffy white head.

The nose is a touch of lemon, spice, and delicate yeast/funk.

A sip is open and clean - very nice balance between the lemon and spice, some sweeter hops and spice through the end. Rich while light, a good prickle of carbonation on the finish, too.

So happy Boulevard is in MA - this is a very tasty saison that is shockinly drinkable given the ABV. I think Jack D'Or is my go-to, but I'm very happy to give this a go.

Photo of n2185
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy yellow with two fingers of off-white head that fades into a thin cap with decent lacing.

S: Some candy sugar and sweet aromas up front with a finish that is drier, mustier, funkier, and Brett-like.

T: Similar to the aroma, there are some candy sugar and sweet flavors up front before funky, musty, and barnyard flavors kick in. The finish is dry and slightly bitter.

M: Medium-light body with medium carbonation, this beer is dry and clean on the palate.

O: A good saison, overall. Many American saisons are often too sweet or heavily spiced for me, but this one is more reminiscent of a Belgian one with lots of funky and barnyard flavors.

Photo of gtermi
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: This is a very nice looking beer. It is a cloudy golden yellow with a thick white head. There is also a lot of floating sediment in the beer.

S: Smells strong with Belgian yeast and a strong amount of fruitiness. Other than that, not much more.

T: I was expecting a bit stronger beer, but it was sort of weak.There is a nice amount of fruitiness and a little bit of hidden malt.

M: The beer sort of burns on the back of the throat from the crispness. I seem to find it pretty enjoyable.

O: I was expecting a little more from the beer, but still not bad. I prefer Saison more, but that one is long gone. Still a good beer and tasty.

Photo of rfgetz
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of nicholsbrewing
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Pours a big, bubbly golden color with a HUGE white head. (Brett?)

S- Big pepper, sharp citrus, grass in the aroma. A big yet delicate aroma for a Saison.

T- This is a stand-alone Saison. Citrusy, piney hops with tons of peppery esters. Downright great.

M- Light and crisp.

O- Heard great things, and this was expectedly very nice. Will return with some good food.

Photo of WillCarrera
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pours a cloudy gold color with a foamy, sticky white head.

S- Smell is very fruity, banana and citrus, hops are mild and grassy, lots of musty yeast smell.

T- Lots of bready malts and fruit, more bananas and citrus. Yeast mustiness concentrates towards the finish and is complimented by a clove spiciness.

M- Light bodied, lots of carbonation, crisp, dry finish.

O- A tasty brew, one of the better saisons I've had recently.

Photo of davey101
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a tulip glass. Smudged best by date appears to be 03/31/12. I swirled and poured in the dregs.

A - Golden yellow body with a great thick white head. Really awesome lacing and retention. Slightly cloudy with a bit of brown sediment/yeast on the bottom of the glass.

S - Lots of tropical fruits and citrus. I get mango, pineapple, pears, and plenty of lemon. This is followed by wet grass, grainy yeast, and some spices and herbs. Very fresh and clean.

T - Follows the nose with the citrus and tropical fruits. The finish is a pleasant mix of grass and yeast and subtle spice. The alcohol is slightly noticeable in the aftertaste. Very crisp and lively, the carbonation and mouth feel are excellent.

O - Not my favorite of styles, but this is an excellent saison. Very simple and clean, and can roll with some of the best Belgians out there. Well done Boulevard!

Photo of david131
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best before May, 2011

A- Would have been a clear yellow liquid, but some of the yeast sediment ended up in the glass. The thousands of floaters are very unappealing... thanks to the dumbass who poured it (bmoney575). The white head is thin but craggy with decent retention.

S- Lemon, pepper, grass... Smells like a saison. There is just the slightest hint of vegetables at the end.

T- Lemon, pepper, grass, some light fruitiness, and a bit of alcohol. Very well rounded and tasty.

M- A nice full body, a bit of carbonation to lighten things up, and some lasting flavors. A tad bitter.

D- A really nice American take on the style. The more of this I drank, the more I enjoyed it.

Photo of pburland23
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into my Hoegaarden Forbidden Fruit chalice.

Appearance: The beer pours a hazy, golden color. Very active carbonation created three fingers of dense snow white head. The head was slow to recede and left some moderate lacing behind.

Smell: Pretty straightforward. Some nice citrus notes mostly orange zest and lemon. Some slight farmhouse funk and Belgian yeast are there too.

Taste: Starts off spicy and heavy on lemon zest. There's a solid malt backbone and a real nice kick of mustiness. Taste is quite good. It's a solid drinking saison.

Mouthfeel: I really liked the way this one drank. It's medium bodied for certain. The carbonation is present and ample from start to finish. There's perhaps a touch of warmth from the alcohol but it's still plenty drinkable on a summer night.

Overall: A very good farmhouse ale. This was the first beer I've had from Boulevard and I'm pretty impressed. Nice job.

Photo of heymikew
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Another stellar effort from Boulevard!

This is a unique Belgian farmhouse brew. Pours with a big head cloudy pale translucent in the glass but not overly carbonated.

Very complex flavor profile with the Belgian yeast in the forefront then citrus, and clear hop flavors developing. The high alcohol content is not obvious.

Finishes dry

This could pair up with a variety of dishes.

Photo of StoneBrewFanatic
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Light gold in color, with at least two fingers of head that dissipates and leaves behind a nice thin layer as well as OK lacing.

S - Hops, bread-like malts, clove, orange/grapefruit citrus.

T - Love the layers of this brew. Nice hope bite, grapefruit citrus, sweet malts, yet there is still a nice spice to it. Bitterness at the end is excellent and keeps making you want to take another delicious sip!

M - I see a common trend in the smokestack series that their beer is slightly over-carbonated, making it seem lighter than it is. This brew does come across rather smooth, but watch out.

D - Drink on and enjoy! Just don't be fooled, the ABV will eventually catch up with you!

Photo of mve102
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of spointon
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I poured this one from a 750ml crown capped bottle into a tall stemmed Petrus glass.

A= Poured an appropriately hazed gold color with a big white foamy 2" head. Head did not last as long as the best Belgian versions of this beer, but it stayed a while. Lots of lace left behind on my glass.

S= Smelled like funky saison yeast, sweet pils malt, grass, and citrus.

T= Started off sweet and fruity and never really deviated much from that. Fruity notes were complex and contained a lot of citrus and orchard fruit notes. Honey like middle gave way to some yeasty esters but never really developed a strong barnyard funk like many saisons. Finished pretty dry with barely a kiss of hops in the aftertaste.

MF= Lighter bodied with a very effervescent carbonation level and crisp feel.

D= Boulevard rarely dissapoints and this is another quality offering. Though it is different from many saisons I have had and loved (including Boulevard saison) it is still a very good beer that was way too easy to drink for the ABV level.

Photo of afinepilsner
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml brown corked bottle

Tank 7 Farmhouse ale was hazy and golden in color. It had a thick white head with good retention and lots lacing sticking to the glass. The aroma was spices and light citrus. The taste was citric hops and spice upfront followed by light bready malt with a light bitterness, more hops and peppery spice coming towards the finish. The finish was dry and lingering with some throat warming alcohol becoming noticeable. The mouthfeel was good with a medium body and plenty of carbonation. Drinkability was good. This is a nice ale and worth a try.

Photo of ATLbeerDog
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy light straw color with a huge white frothy three finger head. Smells of Belgian yeast, egg shells, pepper, and mild citrus. First sip is super refreshing with a great hop profile that has a tangy grapefruit and honey character that blends nicely with the light earthy malts. So very drinkable as the 8% ABV is well hidden and a tad high for the style. This is one refreshing brew and I can drink a lot of these.

Photo of pstango
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Lambdon
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tzieser
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

picked up a 4 pack. bottled on date said it was best by March 2012 (fresh!). served in a Duvel tulip.

a: crystal clear golden color with a beautifully thick white head that never really quits. one of the best looking brews i've seen in a while.

s: biscuity malts with pretty strong notes of pine and black pepper (belgian yeast).

t: crisp, refreshing flavor. toasted malts at first, quickly subdued by lots of herbal, grassy hops which add a subtle bitterness to the palate. belgian yeast adds complex peppery character.

m: crisp, dry mouthfeel.

awesome American saison. recommended

Photo of CFHMagnet
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks are again in order to SplashyFob and friend. The bottle says "Best by 07/12/14."

I have a finger and 1/2 of fluffy white head sitting above a muted gold body. Light flecks of sediment abound, and the head retains rather well. Thick lacing.

Wheat and grassy hops smell just a little funky. Heavy spiced character as well.

The beer is very wheaty with a bitter grass and heavily spiced characters. There is a little funk and some good yeasty notes as well. As I search, I find gardeny and piney hop notes with a hint of grapefruit.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied. Bitter and very dry.

Photo of DeliriumMarissa
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Way stronger than it tastes!!! A wheat apa with a kick

Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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