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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Tank 7 Farmhouse AleTank 7 Farmhouse Ale

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,767 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,767
Reviews: 810
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 212
Gots: 703 | 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:
Beer added by: grumpy on 06-19-2009

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
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Real Ale Snifter.

A: Pure golden color, hazy by nature. Lots of sediment. When I popped the cap, the foam came RUSHING out. Gentle pour after that led to a frothy white 2 finger head that fizzed down after a few minutes. Lacing is strong and thick.

S: Perfect blend of funk, wheaty grains, malts and bitterness with a lemon zest and grassy undertone.

T: MM! Follows the nose absolutely. Lots of funk, wonderful mix of malt and citrus. Really really well done.

M: Perfectly carbonated, bubbles lift the spice of my dinner right off the tongue and away. Crispy finish, no bitterness.

O: Really wonderful beer. I've been wanting to try this one for some time now and I'm glad I not only had the opportunity, but I have another one to enjoy!

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Pours a hazy yellow with a nice amount of head that trails the glass as you drink. The smell is full of all sorts of smells. Grapefruit hops, a bit of wheat, some spice, and pepper. The taste was just as complex with a bright start with hops and yeast flavors, then mellowing to banana flavors mixed with spice and pepper for a remarkably clean finish. Absolutely loved this one.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A:
Pours a cloudy, powdery pale straw with a big, fluffy pristine white head that clumpily settles to a half-finger or so. Very good retention; splotchy strings of lacing.

S:
Delicious, rich, and Belgian to the core. Bananas, vanilla, pepper, et al. up front with lots of floral and citrus notes underneath. Fantastic.

T:
Yeast-forward and abruptly hoppy. Fresh bready flavors up front with banana and vanilla are immediately cut short by the crisp earthy hop flavors in the middle and a lingering floral fragrance in the finish.

M:
Creamy and slightly prickly with a light-medium body and a crisp, dry finish; alcohol is well-masked.

O:
Excellent take on a saison.
This is one of my favorite styles and this is indeed a fine take on it. The beer pours beautifully and looks the part of an old-world beer (at least initially). The nose on this beer is where it really shines in my book. Rich and fresh with tons of yeast character, it is lovely. Taste-wise, the beer is also very good. Some nice yeast characteristics, abruptly silenced by hoppy dryness. And, not only does it looksmelltaste good, it is quite refreshing and easy on the palate. Truly an excellent beer. I am kind of bummed that I passed it over for as long as I did before trying it.
Would have again; worth finding a bottle of.

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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,767 ratings.