Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,641 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,641
Reviews: 790
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 199
Gots: 628 | 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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Photo of AndyH
3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of pkalix
3.86/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

murky, bright yellow, almost orange. huge white head and very creamy white! kind of sticky/oily on the sides.... best by date is October 2013... should have looked but I was busy swapping bottles out of the four-pak so I could try the IPA too. so if you're at Albertsons in Westminster, Ca. check before you buy- it may be mixed, and it'll definitely be past its BEST BY date.
smell is Belgian with lots of fruitiness. taste is Belgian with lots of grapefruit! gets bitter-y at the end, but THEY call it 'pepper-y'... funky kind of aftertaste to it, though...
overall, it's alright. awesome head, but the smell was generic and bland. the taste was a little different, but not very outstanding.... kind of an IPA with the Belgian yeast. I tried to take into consideration the best by date... was curious about this brewery. heard it was pretty good but the AB took over so curious to see which direction it takes from here.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Peter1977
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of TPONY51
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of bball208
4.69/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This really is a world-class farmhouse ale. First of all, the bottle itself is really beautiful. The pour was a hazy, yellow/orange, with a 2 finger white head. Had a very soft mouthfeel, but still refreshing. Malty backbone with a little floral component. There really is nothing bad to say about this one.

Photo of timontheroad
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of instinct2
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Clydesdale
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a hazy, cloudy yellow-orange color. The golden-tinted head is massive, with a very dense, frothy texture. Really stellar. Retention is excellent, and loads of lacing stick to the glass as the head gradually fades.

S: Spicy, powdery notes up front - the saison yeast is definitely working well here. Tart, fruity aromas of peach, citrus, and lychee are prominent. Some perfumey notes are also present. Some banana becomes apparent as the beer warms to room temperature.

T: Some light, faintly sweet pale maltiness up front. This is quickly subsumed by funky, tart, fruity yeast character. Waves of fruity come and go, with orchard and citrus flavors. Banana tones are also lurking in the background. Hops are surprisingly bitter for the style, although they are definitely working well here, adding some citric/grapefruit flavor.

M: Somewhat full-bodied for the style. Carbonation is aggressive, and the overall mouthfeel is a bit dry and astringent, perhaps due to its unusual hoppiness. Alcohol is mildly noticeable.

O: This is a really good, unique take on a saison. It's unabashedly hoppy, but it retains the trademarks of the style rather well. This is a beautiful beer, on par in presentation with any hazy, foam-topped Belgian or German classic. I think the hoppiness lends a somewhat brash mouthfeel, for the style at least. Regardless, this is a very good beer.

Photo of juanbon
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of mkennedy119
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ReverendJon
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of ProImage79
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of ndaniel
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of DPJ3322
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked this up from Whole Foods in Austin, TX while on vacation. It had a best by date of 07-2014, so I'm thinking it's pretty fresh. I poured into a chalice and enjoyed thoroughly.

Appearance - I gave as aggressive pour as this carbonated beer would allow for, eventually becoming about a 2" foamy head or so, with carbonation lacing along the sides of the glass.

Smell - An overwhelming smell of lemongrass and brett funkiness pervades my nostrils. It is nice and very much in the Saison style.

Taste - The taste is pretty subtle and balanced but nothing really stands out. I get that dry, Saison like aftertaste. The brett funk stands out (if I'm identifying that correctly). Also, I get a nice sweetness as it sits on the tongue mid-sip, that may be the lemongrass.

Mouthfeel- Nice carbonation, not overkill, substantial but not over the top for a Saison. Quite nice.

Overall - This beer is great and I like what is going on with it, it isn't too dry or overpowering in one respect compared to any other Saison attributes. Nice.

Photo of SoCalSuds
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of ThisMoonlife
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Dbrulet
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of cleonile2000
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of wonothesane42
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of 21Maestro8
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of BVukelich
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is actually my first farmhouse ale and if I didn't know better, blind review I would have thought it was an IPA. The fruity, hoppy aroma was superb. Loved it. Cloudy, golden color with a thick, white head. Lace was average. Migher than avg on carbonation. That first sip was lively. Hoppy flavor matched the aroma. Moderate bitterness lingered. I don't have any others I've had to compare but overall a very decent ale.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,641 ratings.