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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

Tank 7 Farmhouse AleTank 7 Farmhouse Ale

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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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Photo of MartzMimic


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

Pours a clear gold from the tap with a foamy white head that lasts for a while. Lots of lacing on the glass. Smells of hay and fruit. Apple, pear and grass come through nicely with a bit of malt. Mouth is light and crisp. I think it was probably a bit too cold, but was really nice as poured. Very refreshing, very nice saison.

Serving type: on-tap

03-20-2014 23:04:20 | More by MartzMimic
Photo of Bob_Rhoades


4.74/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is a perfect example of a Saison. The smell is like a fresh baked loaf of yeasty bread spiked with peppercorns. The head is a lofty pure white pillow and remains for most of the entire drink. The taste is what a farmhouse ale should be - smooth, you immediately taste grape fruity hops and then a peppery and very mild alcoholic finish.

Part of me loves that fact that this beer is 8.5% ABV but part of me wishes it were only half that amount so I could drink more at my favorite pub.

Serving type: on-tap

03-01-2014 02:14:40 | More by Bob_Rhoades
Photo of AaronTheBearded


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

All I can say is... Wow.
I'll elaborate, though...

A - Wow. Pours a hazy, bright, golden, yellow, peachy color. Hard to explain, but looks a bit like liquid gold. Hazy, but not completely opaque. Plenty of carbonation streaming up from all over the glass to the top, which is crowned with a gorgeous, two-finger, bright white head, nice and billowy.

S - Wow. I picked up a ton of medium-light fruits - mainly grapefruit, apricot, peach, citrus, even some apple and pear. Quite sweet but not overdone. Some wheat-like grain is present as a background. Oh and HOPS.

T - WOW. Immediately follows the nose with a solid helping of hops right off the bat, followed by a mind-blowing spectrum of fruit, floral, citrus, and subtle wheat. Perfectly done.

M - Wow. Full-bodied, but crisp. Bites, but not bitter. It's an ale that goes down kicking and screaming, and I love it.

O - Wow. Such beer. Many ale. So taste. Wow.

Serving type: on-tap

01-11-2014 07:54:41 | More by AaronTheBearded
Photo of RandomExile


3.03/5  rDev -27%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

20oz / Pint Glass / Victoria Gastro Pub, Columbia, MD

A: translucent yellow/orange; little head; no lacing
S: grapefruit, musk
T: bitter, grapefruit citrus-y, spiced (clove?); a "farmhouse ale" which qualifies as an IPA
M: light-medium-bodied
O: A potent not-quite-IPA, it definitely has that farmyard musky/musty funk, crossed with a marzen

Serving type: on-tap

11-26-2013 03:30:37 | More by RandomExile
Photo of Brew_42


4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Hazy yellow with a thin white head

Smells citrusy and floral

Tastes citrusy with some tropical fruit and spice. There is a slight bitterness throughout.

MF-Crisp and refreshing. Slight carbonation and very drinkable.

Overall- Great saison. Nice beer for year round drinking. I have seen this beer in stores for a while and I am glad I finally tried it.

Serving type: on-tap

07-27-2013 05:36:10 | More by Brew_42
Photo of dwren89


4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: golden yellow and cloudy, thin white head

Aroma: lemony, fresh, floral, biscuity malt

Taste: slight tartness with bitter finish, fresh, nimble, solidly malty, quite refreshing

Mouthfeel: thick but also thirst quenching, some definite body to the beer, medium carbonation, a little spritzy

Overall Impression: A thirst quenching and delightfully summery concoction that braces it's citrusy hop character and throws in some Belgian yeast aroma and flavor with a solid pale malt backbone. Easily drinkable and a wonderfully floral and fruity finish that has a somewhat spritzy quality to it.


Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2013 01:33:07 | More by dwren89
Photo of clayrock81


4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-14-2013 15:22:42 | More by clayrock81
Photo of Franziskaner


4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy straw colored in appearance. A half inch layer of foam across the top of the glass. Smell that wonderful Belgian yeast strain. Perhaps a bit of candy sugar in the scent. Biscuity malt with some pine like Pacific hops in the aftertaste. Sort of European style meets modern American brewing. Moderate thickness on the mouthful. Deceptively smooth for the strength.

Serving type: on-tap

07-05-2013 17:18:35 | More by Franziskaner
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2.68/5  rDev -35.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Tank 7 poured a hazy bright color with a nice large white lacing head. The aroma has alo of pepper and flower notes. The taste has strong pepper and flowery notes, strong spice notes. Full flavor and nice feel, nice carbonation. Overall found the tastes a bit offensive and undrinkable not for me.

Serving type: on-tap

06-12-2013 01:29:04 | More by vette2006c5r
Photo of Entropy145


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

Had this at Millers Ale House in Watertown MA. Light, smooth, easy to drink, very tasty. It's a very balanced beer with a heavy fruity flavor. Went down perfectly on a hot summer night. It goes great with fresh seafood or shellfish. Paired really well with oysters!

Serving type: on-tap

06-06-2013 01:43:48 | More by Entropy145
Photo of DrinkSlurm


4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sampled at the brewery and had a full pour at their brewpub at the MCI airport. Pours a golden straw with a finger of white head into tulip glass. Nice carbonation.
Nice Belgian yeast and straw aromas...sweet grapey notes. Taste is hopped belgian straw...some sweetness is present. Its an easy drinker and strong...scary combination.
Overall its a really great saison...the aggressive hops really make this more American then Belgian. Also could be a bit drier...but its a solid brew. Id get again for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

03-08-2013 19:29:01 | More by DrinkSlurm
Photo of tjsdomer2


4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very similar to Goose Island Matilda. Reddish brown with better tan foam that Matilda.

Smell: Quite herbal and floral. Some orange notes that were a good transition from the previous beer I had (Gumballhead). Falls on the fruity side of the saison scale, as opposed to the yeasty one. Clean, bready finish. Sourdough-like.

Overall Drinkability: A very good American Belgian.

Serving type: on-tap

03-02-2013 23:39:00 | More by tjsdomer2
Photo of ubenumber2


3.18/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at local bar , 3 dollar pint day so thought I Would have a go

Very yellow colored beer , hazy with small head a little lacing

Smell is very sweet and spicy , not a lot of balance in the aroma , but not bad

Nice mouth full when you take a drink , goes down smooth and silky

Taste is super sweet , the yeast and the spice are there but the super sweet , almost candy type sweetness is way too much for me

Overall I wouldnt try this beer again , it was way to sweet and candy tasting which are not appealing to me

Serving type: on-tap

02-23-2013 02:07:45 | More by ubenumber2
Photo of brureview


4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap- a treat.

A light golden color with a sizable head.

Cloves and lemon wafted from the head.

The mouth feel was not overdone- although not smooth, which is not common for this style.

The taste was excellent- strong cloves accompanied by lemon as the beer warmed.

Overall an excellent Saison In some ways, I like it better than the Saison Dupont, which is lighter and smoother. The Tank 7 has more clove and lemon character.
Worth drinking regularly- especially on tap.

Serving type: on-tap

08-28-2012 14:07:59 | More by brureview
Photo of socon67

New York

4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours golden with visible carbonation. Foamy white head settles as it rests. Rings of lacing around the galss.

S - Scents of fresh citrus fruits and yeasty bread. Has a scent of spice as well.

T - Flavors of oranges give to a peppery spice. Finish has bitter notes which was surprising.

M - Very drinkable and refreshing feel. Body is lighter than the ABV; a real treat.

O - One of the better domestic saisons out there. As a fan of the style I give this high marks.

Serving type: on-tap

08-01-2012 02:35:55 | More by socon67
Photo of johnmichaelsen


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

On tap at Max's.

The beer pours a solid gold color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is likewise attractive, as I pick up considerable clove, honey, orange citrus, light cherry and some noticeable spice. The flavor profile generally replicates the nose, with the clove clearly dominating. However, the moderate sweetness is balanced nicely by the light hoppy bitterness and underlying spice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a fairly long, spice and clove infursed finish. Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, and drinkability is pretty good.

On tap or out of the bottle, this is an enjoyable beer. Glad to see boulevard beers available here in Baltimore at long last.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2012 18:31:54 | More by johnmichaelsen
Photo of mschind


4.73/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

They had this on tap at Fiorella's BBQ in KC and it paired well with the sliced meat combo I ordered.

A-Rich cloudy yellow straw color with a persistent creamy half inch head that stuck to the glass.

S- A nice combination of lemon spice from the hops with a fruity yeast aroma in back.

T- Sweet sour lemon and malt up front that gives way to a slightly dry finish with some funky yeast at the tail end.

M- Surprisingly full body for this style, medium plus. Very smooth and even a bit rich. The alcohol is not at all dominant but it sneaks up.

O- My first farmhouse ale on tap and I was impressed. A complex and flavorful yet refreshing ale. The best of this style that I have had so far.

Serving type: on-tap

06-07-2012 00:11:44 | More by mschind
Photo of jdense


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

ON tap at Bittercreek, Boise, WA, 2.15.12.
Finger and a half white head, hazy orangish yellow clear body, a few streams of rising bubbles, big lacing. Fairly fruity nose, pears, some lemon and wheat, dry nose and floral hops. Taste is pretty dry mild lemon, light malts, with a bit of dry hay funk on the back end.. Mouthfeel well on the light side of medium, above average effervescence. Really well made, easy drinking at this ABV and rather refreshing. Not quite the character and depth of Boulevard's Saison Brett, but very enjoyable.

Serving type: on-tap

05-23-2012 03:21:47 | More by jdense
Photo of jkirk

4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Wow. This beer was at our after-golf watering hole, and it just was incredible! Dark, robust, the anti Bud Light. It was pretty amazing watching almost everyone give it a try. The light beer advocates didn't like it, but I thought it was great. The perfect antidote to watered down beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-18-2012 03:31:55 | More by jkirk
Photo of Glibber


4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Bitter Creek in Boise. Came in a tulip glass, light in color- wheat with a light amber, decent 1/2" white head that laced the glass. Extremely easy to drink, belgian hops were mild, had a subtle sweetness. I have been drinking alot of Saison style beers lately and this is one of the better ones. I recommend it.

Serving type: on-tap

04-07-2012 17:08:10 | More by Glibber
Photo of Merkur


3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Boulevard outpost in the KC Airport.

Beer pours a nice bright cloudy yellow color.

The beer smells very sweet and citrusy.

The tastes very bitter on the initial sip and then opens up with some lemon and citrus on the finish.

Mouthfeel was just the right amount of carbonation to give it a little bite.

Overall a very good saison

Serving type: on-tap

01-22-2012 17:27:02 | More by Merkur
Photo of hopfacebrew


3.4/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Re-post from my hacked "jmkratt" :(

look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had been contemplating buying some Tank 7 for quite some time now so when I was at Uptown Bros. for lunch in downtown Denver and it was on draft I went for it.

A - The beer was served in an oversized wine glass. Pours a hazy golden straw yellow color with a thin finger white head. A lot of carbonation but not a lot of retention, though pleasant lacing.

S - I was rather disappointed with the nose, or lack thereof. I struggled to pick up hints of fruit and almost a creamed corn tone. However, it was not what I was expecting for a Saison/Farmhouse. At all.

T/M - Similar to the nose I found myself underwhelmed with the flavor. It presents a juicy fruit character immediately but seems to be overpowered in the end by high bitterness. The alcohol taste is quite prevelant and distracts from the better and more appealing qualities of fruity crispness and pleasant grainy biscuit flavors. Medium bodied with a lot of carbonation.

O - I was disappointed by this beer and perhaps allowed myself to be swept up with the hype. It was not what I was expecting and left myself wanting more, like it seems most Boulevard beers have for me. Won't likely be back.

Serving type: on-tap

Reviewed on: 05-20-2011 19:51:41

Serving type: on-tap

01-18-2012 14:48:01 | More by hopfacebrew
Photo of GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured on-tap and served in a tulip stem, the beer is a light, bright, slightly hazy, pale yellow coloring, with a steady flow of carbonation bubbling and a dense, small bubbled, frothy white head. Aromas of sweet fruit and a spicy blend, with some clove and allspice in abundance. Bready yeast scents, also. The flavors have a strong roasting to them, with the clove and slightly sour yeast flavors following quickly on the tongue. Sweet berry fruits, and a slight highlight of honey balance the flavors. The aftertaste has a split second of sour, but a good showing of the spice blend. The finish is slow and slick, with a slight linger to it. Very good flavors, and one of the more sessionable Farmhouse brews I've had, despite the higher ABV.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2011 18:51:31 | More by GarthDanielson
Photo of StonedTrippin


3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a thick straw golden color with a fading lace head into a snifter. would never guess this to be 8%. smells yeasty and fully fruity. taste is robust ripe sweet full flavored fruit. plums, apples, berries, all blooming in the mouth. yeast backbone and a hop presence in the middle. problem with this one is the mouthfeel. way way too heavy and filling for the style, i should be able to session this. as filling as my bbq ribs i ate with this. heavy feeling bust still properly carbonated. i liked it, but as with many of boulevard's beers, there are 50 better alternatives per style.

Serving type: on-tap

12-29-2011 07:31:00 | More by StonedTrippin
Photo of Gatch


4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On-tap @ The Horseshoe Pub in Hudson, MA.

A - Hazy, golden-yellow with a thick, bubbly, white head. Sits idle for a while.

S - Funky, fruity, spicy, malty.

T - Very Belgian. Sugary, sweet, light fruits with some spice and a hint of bitterness.

M - Slightly funky and sour. Accurate for the style. Good carbonation. Fantastically drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2011 01:22:56 | More by Gatch
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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,593 ratings.