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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

Tank 7 Farmhouse AleTank 7 Farmhouse Ale

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,593 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 2593
Reviews: 716
rAvg: 4.15
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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highTempo

Oregon

4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. I gave it a gentle pour and it still had a big (1 inch+) head.

The color is great - gold with a bit of solid red undertone. The head is only very slightly off-white, very full and creamy. Carbonation seems a bit high to me. The head could easily have run over the top of the pint even with a careful pour. I pulled it back a bit half-way through.

The smell is also really nice. The yeast is upfront which is really nice in a Farmhouse ale. It smells a bit like bread dough with some hay (dude, it's farmhouse ale after all) and fruity hops. This is a fantastic smelling beer to me.

The taste is a little more subtle but also quite nice. The hops are a bit subtile but I live the the PNW and am used to a lot of big, almost overwhelming IPAs. The subtlety works pretty well in this case. The malt is biscuity and warm. There is a tiny bit of sour skunky-ness in the finish that I don't love but it's the exception. Initial flavor and mid-way through, everything is copacetic.

This is really strangely easy to drink considering the alcohol level. The alcohol is not particularly present. If I had a 6-er of this I could really knock myself out. It has a full flavor but the lightness and subtlety of a much lighter beer. This is my version of a sessions!

Overall, not the best farmhouse that I've had but it's very good. I'm a sucker for this style these days and this implementation of it is solid.

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 00:37:05 | More by highTempo
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pfhanlon

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Sweet and fruity smell straight out of the bottle.

Appearance: N/A - Drank straight out of bottle,

Taste: Strong grapefruit with a tangy aftertaste.

Palate: Stingy palate, smooth and easy to drink.

Overall: Very good overall, recommend highly.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 00:06:09 | More by pfhanlon
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Jadjunk

Georgia

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

"A refreshing American rendition of a classic Belgian style, Tank 7 starts with a surge of alluring aromatics. Lush notes of tropical fruits deftly frame its sweet body of crisp, bready malt." Brewed in the style of a Saison/Farmhouse Ale. A year-round offering by Boulevard, available in 12 oz. 4 packs, 750 ml bottles, and on draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Boulevard tulip. Served above 54º Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours an aggressive pearl white head of a frothy, smooth consistency. Retention is very good, and lacing is light and spotty. Body tone is a fairly hazy golden amber with specked sediment in tow. Carbonation is light. 4.25

(Smell) Cracker malts, some light biscuit with a moderate fruit sweetness. Hops play a significant role in the aroma, providing some lemony, peppery and muted citrus aroma with a modest bitterness. The hops pair well with the yeast for a doubly potent citrusy aroma with a subtle pinch of Belgian spice for accent and style. Potency is high. 4.5

(Taste) The malt body provides a very clean base with an amplified fruit sugar sweetness and a touch more density to the body, fairly sweet but not cloyingly so. Yeast and hops play a lesser role, but the latter provides a subtle fruit hop flavor and a touch of bitterness, the yeast generates more clean fruit accent than spice, which adds to the complexity and accessibility of the flavor. Finishes with a dash of pear juice and lemon. 4.25

(Mouthfeel) Texture is smooth, fluffy, a bit under syrup viscosity. Carbonation adds a fluffy creaminess for a simple, smooth carbonation, lightening up the body just a notch. Body is medium+ for a Saison, light/medium overall. Alcohol presence is light. 4

(Overall) Tank 7 is an excellent Saison, perhaps with an enhanced drinkability too much for its own good, it may not play true to style. Expect a lot of citrus and fruit flavor and aroma, a simple and enjoyable mouthfeel and a moderate hop character for something that's equally as American as it is Belgian in style, Boulevard showcases the best of both worlds in Tank 7. 4.25

Boulevard Brewing Co.'s
Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale
4.28/5.00

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 01:25:29 | More by Jadjunk
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Norwegianbrewer

Norway

3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This beer should be served at a slightly higher temprature than you would the normal lager beers. This allows the fruity flavors to come forward. There is also a slight hop aroma to this beer, and served cool, it is easier to notice. The main aroma are complex, some fruits and bananas, but also a spicy note. The taste is dry, you get some of the fruitiness. The body is very light. Easy to dring despite being 8.5 % ABV.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 20:17:17 | More by Norwegianbrewer
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Stella Artois chalice

A: Opaque golden. An aggressive pour (big mistake) produced a huge, three inch white head that sat and sat, refusing to dissipate for quite a while. Lots of lacing. My next pour was much slower and gave a better result.

S: Citrus, floral, featuring oranges and lemon zest. Black pepper, too.

T: Smooth with Belgian yeast, oranges, lemons and pepper sliding in on a highly carbonated sleigh. Nice and easy drinking.

M: Light to medium with high carbonation.

O: Again, pour slowly for maximum taste. A great saison. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2014 15:53:22 | More by brewskifan55
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Vixie

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy yellow with a hint of orange. Has a full white head that lingers for a time.

Smell start out with a bit of citrus, reminds me of grapefruit. Also has some outdoors type of smells, like grass and hay. Pretty spot on for what I expect from the style.

Has a nice citrus dominated taste. There is grapefruit, lemon, and orange. This is balanced by a bit of hop bitterness at the finish, keeping the sweetness in check.

Very smooth and solid going down.

I've had this beer before, but never got around to reviewing it until now. This has become one of my favorite examples of this style. Has a lot of flavor, and tastes exactly like what I expected. This and Hennepin are my favorite examples of this style, if you like a good farmhouse ale, give this one a try, well worth it.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 03:15:28 | More by Vixie
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buzzardman

California

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Funky yeast with a tart lemon background

Appearance: Poured from a 750 ml bottle. Pours a clear yellow. Very big white head, high carb.

Flavor: Earthy and tart with a caramel background/finish.

Mouthfeel: Creamy upfront with a tart drying finish.

Overall: Excellent farmhouse ale. Nice balance between the yeast and malts which are the big standouts. I don't get much of the grapefruit that is stated in the description.
Will be buying this again. $8.99 for 22oz

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 20:04:07 | More by buzzardman
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Warmonster

Missouri

2.69/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I love boulevards beers, and I know they have GREAT beers. So I'll try to be as nice as I can about this beer. Ok, where to start.. I bought this beer for 11.99 for a 4 PACK. Yes a 4 pack. So I was thinking what anyone would think... This must be GREAT BEER!!! That assumption was wrong. TBH I flat out didn't like this beer, which almost NEVER happens...First of all its way overpriced, it doesn't go down smooth, it doesn't taste good, it doesn't smell good, and it barely even tastes like beer!.. I think the brewers were already drunk when they made this brew because its nothing like the other boulevard brews which are Great! It reminded me of beer made out of hay or straw that someone spiked with some vodka... literally. The only reason I think it says farmhouse ale is because it tastes like a cow brewed it. As a die-hard boulevard fan I am somewhat upset with this brew, especially at 11.99 a 4 PACK kind of feeling ripped off.. I'm surprised boulevard even releases this, and even more surprised with it's high ratings here?? Maybe this beer just wasn't for me but I couldn't find one quality about the beer I liked except for the label!.. If you like to spike your beers with hay and vodka this beers for you!!!

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 21:30:10 | More by Warmonster
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Goosehunter75

Missouri

4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Poured from a 750 ml bottle. Pours a clear yellow. Lots and lots of bubbles. Nice carb. Big 4 finger head that really hangs around

S - Lemons and gapefruit followed by a funk. Tangy aroma but pleasant

T - Earthy and yeasty with a citrusy tangy background/finish. Very heavy on the grapefuit

M - Much heavier feel than it appears it will have. Nice creamy mouthfeel

O - An excellant farmhouse ale. Very drinkable with lots of flavor.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2014 18:46:43 | More by Goosehunter75
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dotes_on_dipas

South Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - nice golden hazy look that poured with a huge head
S- Hit with tropical fruit notes
T- Get balance of fruit & alcohol all in one..Neither over powering
M- average mouthful
O- Lived up to expectations for me as a very good farmhouse / saison. Would definitely recommend.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 23:21:04 | More by dotes_on_dipas
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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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spoony

Colorado

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 355 ml bottle (best by July 12, 2014) into a tulip.

A-A normal pour produces nearly three fingers of dense, sticky, white foam. Retention is great at four-five minutes and the head leaves chunky lacing on the glass as it fades. The beer is light-golden in color and almost clear as I did not pour any sediment in. Carbonation is active and visible.

S-The smell is a lovely mixture of sweet doughy malts, Belgian-like yeast, and tropical, fruity alcohol. I detect a hint of bubble gum from the yeast, and some star fruit and juicy pineapple. There is just a hint of bitterness and straw, as well. Nicely concentrated and complex.

T-The taste is not quite on a par with the aroma, but is still pretty tasty. There is the Belgian yeast, which still has some of the bubble gum, and the sweet, doughy, bready malt base, but the fruit complexity has devolved a bit and picked up more spice. I think the fruit adds to the smell, but those who find this beer too sweet might welcome the spicier, more medicinal taste. There is a just a hint of straw and bitterness on the back end.

M-The feel is medium in body with a fine, semi-creamy carbonation.

O-This beer is one of my long-time favorites and I am glad that I finally got around to giving it a review. The flavor is certainly on the sweet side, which I'm OK with, but those who like things dryer may not appreciate this brew as much as I do. Aroma and appearance are definite high points for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 02:09:46 | More by spoony
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reebtaerG

Maryland

4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured 12oz bottle labeled best by 8/2/14 into New Belguim globe

A-Pours hazy gold with a large frothy white head that dissipates to a quarter finger. Little lacing.

S-Aroma of citrus notes, grapefruit, tropical hops and spice pepper.

T-Spicy, complex notes of grapefruit, tropical hops, bread, and allspice

M-Clean crisp finish. Complex and well balanced low carbonation sweet on the front of tongue and dry and peppery on the back.

O-awesome farmhouse ale by boulevard must try some the other smokestack. Had some taleggio cheese paired with it, awesome!

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 03:12:02 | More by reebtaerG
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CFHMagnet

Ohio

4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 21:13:34 | More by CFHMagnet
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dar482

New York

4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a super hazy rich dark honey straw yellow and orange with a huge fluffy head and tons of lacing.

The aroma is clean and refreshing. A bit of spice, tons and tons of lemon peel, some orange and sweet grapefruit. A caramel sweetness, some wheat, a hint of alcohol. A lovely aroma.

The flavor has orange and grapefruit in the front. A round body with bright candy sweetness and pepper. A strong orange and grapefruit citrus rind drying on the finish. A hay flavor on the aftertaste. A hint of alcohol. A wonderful gentle hoppiness in this.

This beer does not stop with its refreshing fruit notes, with a tinge of sweetness, and then that drying on the finish. It combines to be an extremely well crafted saison. One of the best in the style. (This won over Hennepin in a blind tasting.)

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 03:42:52 | More by dar482
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TheVag

Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I opened one of these on a dishearteningly frigid evening, having spent the day complaining about the cold and watching football. Unlike the hearty farmworkers this type of beer would have been drunk by, I hadn't done a lick of exercise all day, not even a dog walk or some half-hearted vacuuming. Is it possible a glass of beer can make you feel guilty? I would say "yes."

I poured it into a frosty, wide-mouthed glass. The head is significant: it sits up like whipped egg whites and laced the glass very nicely. The color is amber-orange and somewhat cloudy. It has a dry, yeasty smell, and sort of ends there: there's almost no other scent of note past that, IMO. Initially, I thought I was tasting an alcohol-soaked clementine poked with coriander or peppercorns, but a few sips in realized--as described by others--it was more grapefruit overall. It feels snappy and a bit metallic, with a balanced carbonation and some gentle spice in the mix. Overall, I'd say it's definitely a precise and almost medicinal beer, perfectly suited to a warm early autumn day after you've toiled at whatever one ought to do to deserve this refined beverage.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 01:36:22 | More by TheVag
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matjack85

Illinois

3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this as a Christmas present from my sister. It was 1 of 4 beers that came in a Boulevard "smokestack series" gift pack. Each 12oz bottle has a clearly stamped best before date on it. This bottle is stamped 5/22/14, so it's plenty fresh. Served in a Boulevard tulip glass that comes with the set.

Be careful with the pour. Even with a slow tilted pour, the beer rises quickly to the top, making a 3-finger fluffy white head with just half the bottle poured in. The beer itself was a slightly hazed straw yellow color. Head retention was good as was the lacing.

The beer had a citrus, pine, and Belgian yeast smell to it.

The taste was hop foreword with grapefruit and mild pine flavor dominating, but with plenty of sweet malt for balance. The website says they also brew this with corn flakes, but I really didn't pick up much corn grain taste - if anything there was a touch of wheat in it. Peppery finish.

Light bodied but very spritzy with high carbonation.

It's a well made saison, but I'm not sure I'd give it world class status.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 05:38:43 | More by matjack85
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JayQue

Virginia

3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good one. Great looking beer. Huge white frothy head. Good retention. Thick bands of lacing on the pint glass. Decent aroma, mostly citrus with a little Belgian yeast.

Very good flavor. A lot of lemon and some other citrus. More yeast and funkiness than was apparent in the aroma.

Good mouthfeel. Carbonation is just right. Rich and tart.

Overall a very good Saison. I like a bit more funk but this is a solid take on the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 04:34:08 | More by JayQue
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Tsar_Riga

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bomber, with a 2-2014 drink-by date.

A - Lovely golden brew with a powerful head of white, with long-lasting lacing.

S - A strong fruit note, mostly of pineapple, hints of pine.

T - Lovely fruits, with a snappy hit of grapefruit over an underlying sweet, giving way to sourness with a bit of bitterness at the end.

M - Heavy carbonation, but only a mild bite, and the hops comes without much drying.

O - I am very happy I picked this one up.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 03:28:01 | More by Tsar_Riga
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ocelot2500

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy, golden-orange color with a rocky white head that leaves big chunks of lacing.

Smells of bright fruit along with grass and pine.

Tastes of the fruits, pine, grass, and some spice. Fruity notes lead off with grapefruit, apple, and tropical notes. Touches of grainy sweetness roll and add to the fruit before being cut by a pine and grassy bitterness. A bit of herbs come in before some spiciness. White pepper and clove round everything out adding depth to the beer.

Mouthfeel is medium-full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a great saison and would definitely go toe to toe with some of the big name saisons.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2013 00:20:44 | More by ocelot2500
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pkalix

California

3.86/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

murky, bright yellow, almost orange. huge white head and very creamy white! kind of sticky/oily on the sides.... best by date is October 2013... should have looked but I was busy swapping bottles out of the four-pak so I could try the IPA too. so if you're at Albertsons in Westminster, Ca. check before you buy- it may be mixed, and it'll definitely be past its BEST BY date.
smell is Belgian with lots of fruitiness. taste is Belgian with lots of grapefruit! gets bitter-y at the end, but THEY call it 'pepper-y'... funky kind of aftertaste to it, though...
overall, it's alright. awesome head, but the smell was generic and bland. the taste was a little different, but not very outstanding.... kind of an IPA with the Belgian yeast. I tried to take into consideration the best by date... was curious about this brewery. heard it was pretty good but the AB took over so curious to see which direction it takes from here.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2013 19:13:27 | More by pkalix
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bball208

New Jersey

4.69/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This really is a world-class farmhouse ale. First of all, the bottle itself is really beautiful. The pour was a hazy, yellow/orange, with a 2 finger white head. Had a very soft mouthfeel, but still refreshing. Malty backbone with a little floral component. There really is nothing bad to say about this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 19:21:51 | More by bball208
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Clydesdale

District of Columbia

4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a hazy, cloudy yellow-orange color. The golden-tinted head is massive, with a very dense, frothy texture. Really stellar. Retention is excellent, and loads of lacing stick to the glass as the head gradually fades.

S: Spicy, powdery notes up front - the saison yeast is definitely working well here. Tart, fruity aromas of peach, citrus, and lychee are prominent. Some perfumey notes are also present. Some banana becomes apparent as the beer warms to room temperature.

T: Some light, faintly sweet pale maltiness up front. This is quickly subsumed by funky, tart, fruity yeast character. Waves of fruity come and go, with orchard and citrus flavors. Banana tones are also lurking in the background. Hops are surprisingly bitter for the style, although they are definitely working well here, adding some citric/grapefruit flavor.

M: Somewhat full-bodied for the style. Carbonation is aggressive, and the overall mouthfeel is a bit dry and astringent, perhaps due to its unusual hoppiness. Alcohol is mildly noticeable.

O: This is a really good, unique take on a saison. It's unabashedly hoppy, but it retains the trademarks of the style rather well. This is a beautiful beer, on par in presentation with any hazy, foam-topped Belgian or German classic. I think the hoppiness lends a somewhat brash mouthfeel, for the style at least. Regardless, this is a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 02:04:34 | More by Clydesdale
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DPJ3322

Louisiana

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up from Whole Foods in Austin, TX while on vacation. It had a best by date of 07-2014, so I'm thinking it's pretty fresh. I poured into a chalice and enjoyed thoroughly.

Appearance - I gave as aggressive pour as this carbonated beer would allow for, eventually becoming about a 2" foamy head or so, with carbonation lacing along the sides of the glass.

Smell - An overwhelming smell of lemongrass and brett funkiness pervades my nostrils. It is nice and very much in the Saison style.

Taste - The taste is pretty subtle and balanced but nothing really stands out. I get that dry, Saison like aftertaste. The brett funk stands out (if I'm identifying that correctly). Also, I get a nice sweetness as it sits on the tongue mid-sip, that may be the lemongrass.

Mouthfeel- Nice carbonation, not overkill, substantial but not over the top for a Saison. Quite nice.

Overall - This beer is great and I like what is going on with it, it isn't too dry or overpowering in one respect compared to any other Saison attributes. Nice.

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2013 03:00:08 | More by DPJ3322
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BVukelich

Washington

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is actually my first farmhouse ale and if I didn't know better, blind review I would have thought it was an IPA. The fruity, hoppy aroma was superb. Loved it. Cloudy, golden color with a thick, white head. Lace was average. Migher than avg on carbonation. That first sip was lively. Hoppy flavor matched the aroma. Moderate bitterness lingered. I don't have any others I've had to compare but overall a very decent ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 03:13:42 | More by BVukelich
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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,593 ratings.