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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,770 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,770
Reviews: 812
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 212
Gots: 705 | FT: 12
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 Brenden
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer is mildly hazed but still bright, about a pale-medium golden yellow that's consistent in its color throughout the body. The head is a bone white one, a nice pillow of fluffy holding up well at just under a finger and never dropping very much, leaving some good patching behind.
This has all the hallmarks of a good Saison: it's dry and fluffy with a certain softness but still somewhat juicy, earthy with a bit of herb and gentle spice notes only well-employed Belgian yeast and impart. Grass, lemon, and a bit of white pepper make for a very consistent aroma and flavor from beginning to end.
The body is as light and fluffy as the head but not insubstantial. It's dry but creamy, with the juiciness cutting the dry edge just enough. The finish lingers gently with some herb and spiciness. Crispness is even and bites just a little all the way through.

Photo of DeadWalkerAir
3.88/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of toothirsty
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of twonder23
4.79/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JDbudget87
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gr0g
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy, light orange in color. Fine sediment in suspension. Excellent head retention and lacing. Aroma is bright and vibrant with lots of lemony citrus. Yeasty phenols as expected for the style. Quite floral in addition to the citrus character - Magnum, Bravo, and Amarillo are on the hop bill, leading to B(I)PA-like hop aromatics.

Flavor is mostly dry, just a bit tart. A flash of honeyed sweetness before the dry finish. A white pepper-like spiciness along with a bit of clove. Hoppy citrus qualities are present, but they don't take center stage as in a Belgian IPA. Let's just call this a hop-forward Saison. Sudsy, bubbly mouthfeel.

Boulevard just started distributing to NJ, and this is making a great first impression. This will be a regular Saison in my rotation.

Photo of barczar
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Lightly plasticy phenols fade to clove and a big lemon presence. Notes of pear and floral tones are complemented by a bit of must. Honeysuckle sweetness emerges, along with papaya and muted pineapple. Very complex.

Flavor reveals big tropical fruit flavors of mango and pineapple upfront, with green apple hitting mid palate and fading to pear in the dry, peppery, clove finish. There's an underlying musty yeast character throughout.

Far more complex than most examples of the style I've tried of late. Love the fruity character the yeast provides. The finish is more peppery bitter than I'd prefer.

Photo of cnagle28
3.67/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jodybrutal
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jonbw
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jamstone714
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lushes22
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Nice straw color. Decent foamy white head which dissipates rather quickly.
S. Mainly lemon and pepper but a hint of orange as well.
T. Similar to smell. Real nice balance of lemon and pepper. A bit of a pleasant Belgian yeast taste which goes really nice with this. Alcohol hidden as you would never guess this is 8.5 abv.
M. Moderate carbonation which is nice for this style. Dry finish.
O. Really good farmhouse ale. Would go real nice in warm weather by the grill. Need to be careful though as goes down way to easy for the abv.

Photo of Scott-craft
4.9/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dayvcrocket
4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ohiobeer29
2.74/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

A decent Belgian ale not a fan but worth a try

Photo of Beef_Curtains
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of psweendogg
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrDemento456
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Swimcoach12
4.92/5  rDev +18%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of rwilde
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Jstonerock24
3.7/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SteveB3014
3.87/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jera1350
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Massive fluffy head with loads of lace. Smell and flavors are huge and fruity with yeasty esters. Noticeable hop flavor and bitterness. Good complexity. Feel is beautiful like a belgian style beer should be. A top notch beer for the style. An American made saison that stands up to the ones made in Belgium.

Photo of muraco3
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,770 ratings.