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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,350 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,350
Reviews: 761
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 179
Gots: 523 | 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:
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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4/5  rDev -4.1%

leroybrown10, Jul 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

jplopez21, Jul 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Hoptimus-Prime, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of falloutsnow
4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

From: Binny's, Champaign, IL
Date: Best by 2013-10-15
Glass: New Belgium globe glass

Boulevard has an excellent, fairly hoppy saison with Tank 7, no doubt the successful base for their Brettanomyces version of the style. Totally enjoyable from start to finish with its good presentation and pleasant fruit and yeast aromas and flavors, but best when cool enough that the ethanol doesn't show through. If the ABV were trimmed down by a few points, this would be an excellent beer for having a few of over the course of a night. As it stands, this is a very good one-and-I'm-done beer.

Pours a tall, voluminous head (~4cm) of fairly clean, white foam, made up of very small bubbles, leading to a frothy appearance. Retention is excellent, lasting several minutes in a slow decline to a 0.5cm cap atop the body of the beer. Lacing is also excellent, thick clumps and webs cling to the insides of the glass. Body is a bright golden orange color, nearly opaque (90% opacity), light bringing out hazy, golden yellow hues. Carbonation is readily visible, moderate in number and fairly vigorous in activity.

Aroma is quite pleasant for a warm summer day, of pineapple, banana, general yeast, slightly spicy and sharp phenolic compounds, and faint lemon.

Opens with banana, pineapple, general yeast, pale malt sweetness. Mid-palate of grapefruit rind, banana, pineapple, general yeast, and spicy phenolics with a hint of clove oil. Back of palate picks up pale malt sweetness alongside moderate hop bitterness, spicy phenols and potentially ethanol, and grapefruit with lesser banana and pineapple-like esters. Aftertaste is of hop bitterness with grapefruit, spicy phenols and ethanol, faintly sweet and grainy pale malts, and very reduced yeast and banana esters.

Beer is medium-bodied, with carbonation of medium to medium-low intensity, resulting in a gentle foaming sensation on the palate, gradually becoming lightly foamy. Ethanol can be felt in the nostrils and back of throat as this warms, somewhat disappointing. Slightly languid, pleasant overall, closes semi-dry with little residual stickiness on the palate.

falloutsnow, Jul 14, 2013
Photo of clayrock81
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a clearish orange with good sized head and lace on top of a slightly yeasty, pepper-spiced ale that gives off some light tropical and sweet notes as well as a good dose of citric hops. The beer is smooth and has a rather filling body due to the yeast, and I get a good amount of plush tropical fruit tastes and some citric hops. I'm also getting touches of breadlike and sweet malt so there is some balance in this beer between fruit, sweet and dryness, as I find the finish to be dry and also a little heat thanks to the alcohol that complements finish. An easy to drink flavorful saison that hits all the notes.

clayrock81, Jul 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

mrsmiley272, Jul 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

mhaugo, Jul 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

SatlyMalty, Jul 14, 2013
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hipcat, Jul 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

SkiingPhreak, Jul 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Sande, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of LikeARollingStout
4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml poured into a tulip

A - A beautiful yellow orange. Looks very belgiany. TONS of head. Actually had a little spillage on this one. Mild to moderated lacings.

S - Very fruity and yeasty. The fruits I'm getting are apple, apricot, pear, grapefruit. The yeasty aroma smells like a belgian strain, sort of like you'd get in a tripel.

T - Not sure if this is a thing, but I'd call this taste "yeast-forward". Then is moves to a more light malty/biscuity flavor. I'm not tasting the hops that the label mentions. Loads of the same fruit that I smelled on the end. Very complex taste: there's a lot going on. Some spices throughout the whole ordeal, including coriander. Can't place the others.

M - Super carbonated and light to medium bodied.

O - Very unique beer. I think this is actually my first Farmhouse ale. I'm a fan.

LikeARollingStout, Jul 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

drobiarch, Jul 13, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Really pretty beer, a straw yellow that flirts with pale orange. big rocky head. smells medicinal in a strangely good way. Belgian yeast notes dominate but toasty malt pokes through. a little alcohol burn. tastes great. Big surprisingly bready malt sweetness up front falls nicely into the hops and spicy esters. a touch of honey lingers. not overly long but wonderfully structured. mouthfeel is a little heavy but we are at 8.5% so its not completely unexpected. really very tasty but maybe not as crisp as you might be expecting from a farmhouse ale. this is one I will go back to often.

jmaharaj, Jul 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

jeff1973, Jul 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

piconaut, Jul 11, 2013
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4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark gold color, quickly generates head too much for my small tulip glass as I've gotten used to dead beers. Finger thick head remains for a while, lacing sticks to the side. Sediment is suspended throughout and constantly rising streams of carbonation.

S: Grapefruit is most distinct, but a bit of spice is detectable. Was a very pleasantly smooth aroma, no sharpness or off smells.

T: Matches the smell. Grapefruit again most recognizable. Some spicy bitterness but mild, lingering just enough to notice. The high ABV is not noticable unless you are keen to it or are really looking for it. Some other things come and go in the middle of it all but its quick and somewhat difficult to pin down, but its good.

M: Again matching the aroma it goes down smoothly, nicely coating everything showing its generous malt.

O: This is easily a favorite, outstanding in every category. Not strictly a classic Belgian farmhouse / saison but in the ballpark and standing comfortably on its own. Very easy going, keeps your attention with interesting things when you want, stays out of your way if you want. I would have liked something else to stand out besides grapefruit, only thing stopping perfect scores. Good saison in 12oz bottles is hard to find. Pricey, but you get what you pay for here.

fizzgig, Jul 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Lare453, Jul 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

PaulMc, Jul 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

CTJman, Jul 10, 2013
Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,350 ratings.