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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,209 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,209
Reviews: 753
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 172
Gots: 471 | FT: 13
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 brentk56
4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives with a clear golden colored liquid covered by an inch or so of foam; although the head wasn't impressive for the style, the lacing action was decent

Smell: A range of interesting aromatics - grassy and lemony from the hops, biscuity from the malt and peppery from the yeast

Taste: The malt stays in the background, with a subtle hint of sweetness at the outset; quickly, the peppery, herbal flavors arrive to dominate the profile, though by mid-palate, the beer takes on a lemony/grassy character; after the swallow, the malts re-emerge to provide a bit of peach character but the finish is dominated by the lemony/peppery elements

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with crisp carbonation

Overall: A wonderful blend of flavor elements combine to make this an excellent example of the style; a bit hoppier than most Belgians but still a cut above most of the domestic examples of the style I have tasted

brentk56, Jul 02, 2011
Photo of BEERchitect
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tank 7 is definately a modern take on a traditional Belgian Farmhouse. Because of aggressive phenolic character and high hopping rates, this beer shows a lot of layering.

Tank 7 pours with a medium golden hue and haziness that makes it look like a Witbier. A froathy and airy white head has great retention and lacing. A very solid appearance.

Mouthwatering aromas of citrus, vinous, American hops, and a peppery twang. The malt character gives a slight sweet scent with low grain character.

True pilsner malts give a soft confectionate sweetness and a pleasant grain flavor. The malts only act as a springboard for the more powerfull flavors of sharp, bitter, and citrus hops by contributing flavors of lemon, orange, grapefruit, and pineapple. Esters exacerbate the fruity hops with apples, under-rippened berries, lemons, and white grapes. Not stopping there, the yeast gives a lot of phenolic (almost plastic or medicinal) at times and perhaps a light soapy note. All these flavors layer upon themselves allowing for new flavors to be explored in every sip.

Creamy and soft up front but the beers bitterness, light astringency, and acidity builds and breaks down the beer's texture, allowing for a palate cleansing and refreshing finish. A minty note rises in the finish and aftertaste, giving a tea-like taste.

Tank 7 is a remarkable beer that belongs with the experimental Belgian IPA's. And, it's certainly better than most.

Thanks again BlueOkie!

BEERchitect, May 23, 2010
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1/5  rDev -76%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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3.32/5  rDev -20.4%

TheNakedStiletto, Today at 12:23 AM
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.

BradtheGreat7, Yesterday at 11:36 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

rojapa, Yesterday at 11:08 PM
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4.3/5  rDev +3.1%

booga73, Yesterday at 03:05 AM
Photo of Naidu91
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Simply Perfection

Naidu91, Yesterday at 02:14 AM
Photo of WAbeerfiend
2/5  rDev -52%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tumbler on 01.02.14.

A: See through yellow with a 1 1/2 finger head. Has a nice yeast cloud.

S: Grapefruit. Sweet and delicious.

T: Grapefruit, funk.

M: Crisp.

O: Bitter, funky, and unbalanced. I couldn't get the aftertaste out of my mouth. Drain pour.

WAbeerfiend, Yesterday at 01:14 AM
Photo of imscotty
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%

A: Pours a slightly cloudy golden yellow. The fluffy white head slowly died down. A fair amount of lacing.

S: Lemon and other citrus aromas dominate. Some spicy and hay scents.

T: The lemon and citrus flavors hit the tongue first and the peppery spiciness takes over. A very peppery and slightly bitter finish. I detect some hay and grassy flavors.

M: A lighter mouthfeel befitting the style and well carbonated.

O: A pleasant Saison. Some may be put off by the strong peppery finish but I found it quite satisfying. Not one of my favorite saisons, but still another quality offering from Boulevard.

imscotty, Sunday at 11:26 PM
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4.8/5  rDev +15.1%

ethanbeck, Sunday at 07:03 PM
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

leoinsd, Sunday at 01:38 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

costanzo_mike, Sunday at 12:21 AM
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Hootie159, Sunday at 12:12 AM
Photo of everythingiszen
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Fruity and spicy saison. Peppery finish, lingers nicely. One of the best that I've had / what a saison should be.

everythingiszen, Saturday at 11:24 PM
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4.72/5  rDev +13.2%

Gadun76, Saturday at 05:18 PM
Photo of micromaniac129
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

A wonderful smelling beer. Spicy and yeasty fruity it's all in there.
Golden color with a slight hazy. A tall beige head formed on top and lasted along while because of the strong carbonation, pleasing to the eye.
The taste is dry and tart with some pale malts and yeast but starts out sweet then bitter good.

micromaniac129, Saturday at 12:49 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

rogacks, Saturday at 01:57 AM
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

grimey68, Saturday at 01:38 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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dredmahawkus, Saturday at 01:01 AM
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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,209 ratings.