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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,175 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,175
Reviews: 745
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 170
Gots: 457 | 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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

tcsather, Jan 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

dokupe, Jan 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

Bakker, Jan 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

smogfood, Jan 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

whatsgoody, Jan 19, 2013
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4.29/5  rDev +3.1%

Poured from their nice, unique 12 oz bottle into a Westbrook tulip.

A: Beautiful golden color with a slight haziness. Huge, white, bubbly, rocky head. Just amazing. Head holds for a little bit then fades to a nice, manageable ring. Decent lacing.

S: Love the aroma of this. Definitely get some of the yeastiness, some grapefruit-orange, a spiciness I can't quite put my finger on, and some apple.

T: Fantastic. One of the first farmhouse ales/saisons I tried and this set the bar very high. Have had several since first trying this several months ago on tap, and none have equaled this one. I get some lemon/citrus and some straw/grassiness right off the bat. Some nice bready sweetness soon follows, and it finishes with just a little drying bitterness that adds a nice crispness.

M: A little thicker, stickier mouthfeel than you would expect just looking at it but not over done at all. Moderate carbonation.

O: This is a fantastic farmhouse/saison. If you have never had it and get a chance to grab one, do it! It's very unlikely that you will regret it. I could easily drink several of these without a second thought.

FUwolfpacker, Jan 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Eaglefan344, Jan 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Kelp, Jan 18, 2013
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4.41/5  rDev +6%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip glass. Bottle says best by 06/08/13.

Appearance: Pours a very hazy golden orange with a moderate amount of fast rising bubbles. Huge five finger white head which slowly fades into a patchy creamy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A yeasty, funky, and spicy farmhouse aroma with a lot of citrus esters. Belgian yeast with a good scent of barnyard funk and spices including peppers and clove. Belgian candied sugars and light esters of banana and pear. Sweet pale malts with hints of wheat grains, husk, biscuit, and cracker. Big citrus fruit hop esters with hints of oranges, lemon zest, mango, and pineapple. Also a good scents of grass and earthy hops. A very good balance of farmhouse sweetness and drying bitterness.

Taste: Like the aroma hints, a complex and well balanced Saison taste. Belgian yeast and barnyard funk upfront with some pepper and clove spicing. Candied sugars and notes of banana, bubblegum, and pear. Pale malts and wheat with a taste of cereal grains, biscuit, husk, and cracker. Very nice citrus fruit taste with notes of orange, lemon zest, pineapple, and mango. Things are rounded out by a good taste of grassy and earthy hops. Somewhat sweet but well balanced by the bitter dryness. Very good.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a carbonation on the higher side of medium. Nicely crisp and spicy with a drying finish. Alcohol is masked well.

Overall: A really good American style Farmhouse ale. Good mix of sweetness, spice, hops, and citrus fruit esters.

MattyG85, Jan 18, 2013
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4.26/5  rDev +2.4%

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a Belgian tulip glass.

A: Pours a very cloudy yellow-orange hue with a big ole frothy head that very slowly dissipates down the side of the glass leaving a great trail and ending in solid thick lace.

S: Very sweet aroma with a citrus and fruity scent with a piney background.

T: Sweet and tart flavor with a citrus and Beligan yeast backbone. Huge hop finish.

M: Very strong and boozy. Medium body and carbonation

O: This was an impressive brew. Very tasty – would grab this again.

ckollias, Jan 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Stoshua, Jan 16, 2013
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3.84/5  rDev -7.7%

The beer pours a pretty golden straw yellow with a huge fluffy white head that lasts forever, and medium thick poofy lacing that leaves rings on the glass. The body is clear but for a slight haze, and carbonation bubbles can be seen steadily working their way up the glass, though there also seems to be some very small particles floating in the beer. This is a pretty beer. On the nose, the beer smells wonderfully citrusy, with proper bread accentuations. Peppery lemon comes to mind when trying to describe it. The smell is classic saison citrus-spice with wonderful bready notes and the slightest touches of hay and farmyard funk and even light banana esters. On the tongue, the beer tastes much more herbal and grassy than the nose. The beer begins more in tune with the nose, featuring citrus lemon bread that washes strongly over the tongue, crescendoing and ebbing backwards as a solid grassy bitter follows it, bringing herbal tingling to the mouth and washing away all but a lingering aftertaste that is reminiscent of banana esters. Green pepper tastes can also be found in the middle of the taste alongside stronger banana notes. On the mouth, the beer feels a touch off, sitting just below medium bodied, which makes it highly drinkable, but not quite thin enough to knock back and not quite thick enough to sip. It feels clean and creamy as it goes down, and leaves the mouth slightly wet with a light herbal dryness on the tip of the tongue. Overall, I’m a little disappointed in Tank 7, I’ve heard great things and I love Boulevard’s Saison-Brett, but this beer doesn’t quite marry its separate flavors in an appealing way for me. This is not a bad beer by any means, but I think I built it up a little bit too much in my head. Worth a try for the Belgian lover, but not a knock out in my book.

Maxwell, Jan 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

RickDeLucio, Jan 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

brotherloco, Jan 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Jspriest, Jan 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Hultkrantz, Jan 14, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +1.9%

It’s about time to make the rounds on many of the beers I see all the time but have never tried. Cheers.

Best-by is four months from the date of this tasting (05/08/13).

A: Looks like the Duvel tulip was perfect for this: after most of the twelve-ounce bottle is gone, the rest of the glass is completely full with thick white foam. It’s about a 50/50 split between hazy golden body and bright fluffy head, and it’s superb. That, plus intricate lacing clinging to literally everything makes this the perfect presentation for this style.

S: A nose full of bright and grassy Belgian character. Opens up with a sweet fruit and flower character consisting of hibiscus and dandelion mixed with juicy mango, tangerine, and pineapple. Sweet yet husky grain scents broaden as the base beneath it all, though yeast esters and the zest of crushed pepper make their statement, as well. A very pleasing nose that is capped off with the slightest tinge of alcohol.

T: Bitter herbal tastes converge with just enough malt to give this a crisp bread crust effect on the whole. Rind, sesame, and a tone of caraway spice appears in moderate amounts but is overshadowed by a grassy character. Fresh, complex. A “green” yeastiness delivers medicinal notes and slight vinous tannins, drying out the palate before malt effects introduce vanilla icing, walnut, and crusty sweetbread. Finishes with a mild bread crust character.

M: Full-bodied with a smooth carbonation, a frothy texture that complements the palate.

O: It’s great to be reminded that not every great beer is a double-super-elite-limited-release-wallet-drainer. I loved this one, and can go out and buy it whenever I want at stores all across the country.

BarryMFBurton, Jan 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Chucker17, Jan 12, 2013
Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,175 ratings.