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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

3,985 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,985
Reviews: 859
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 224
Gots: 858 | 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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Ratings: 3,985 | Reviews: 859
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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.97/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pale gold with a two finger head. Splitting one to sample with my girl out of mini St. Bernardus chalices. Nice nose of fruit and mild funk. Smells pretty -- I like my girls fruity and funky, don't judge.

Peppery and crisp. Crackers and bread come through for the malt bill. Citrus fruit follows and compliments the fruity nose. The palate has a creaminess to it that is really nice. Medium-bodied and drinks easy for the ABV. Spice finish lingers in a pleasant way. Well-made and a pleasure to drink.

Really impressed with this Farmhouse-style ale and am happy to know it is distributed in the area. I'd love to drink this with a cheese plate and fruit.

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4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Color of champagne. Nice bubbly head. Not creamy though--more on the grainy side.

S: Strong floral aroma. Smells like a bouquet, with some peppery notes as well.

T: Again, very floral, but with a peppery/bitter notes. Flavor is on the stronger side. Somewhat hoppy.

M: Carbonation is noticeable. Medium body.

O: This is a great Kansas beer, nice example of farmhouse ale style.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass.

APPEARANCE: golden straw color with two finger head, highly carbonated, excellent retention and some lacing on the glass. Very nice looking beer.

SMELL: funky, pepper, pears, bread.

TASTE: the taste follows the nose, funky, pepper, pears, bread and tastes better as it warms. The hops are not overly assertive, nicely balanced, the alcohol 8.5% is perceptible.

PALATE: higher carbonation, creamy, medium body for the style.

OVERALL: this is a good Saison but not the best I've had, solid but not spectacular. Boulevard is an excellent brewery and I'll be trying more soon.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. I gave it a gentle pour and it still had a big (1 inch+) head.

The color is great - gold with a bit of solid red undertone. The head is only very slightly off-white, very full and creamy. Carbonation seems a bit high to me. The head could easily have run over the top of the pint even with a careful pour. I pulled it back a bit half-way through.

The smell is also really nice. The yeast is upfront which is really nice in a Farmhouse ale. It smells a bit like bread dough with some hay (dude, it's farmhouse ale after all) and fruity hops. This is a fantastic smelling beer to me.

The taste is a little more subtle but also quite nice. The hops are a bit subtile but I live the the PNW and am used to a lot of big, almost overwhelming IPAs. The subtlety works pretty well in this case. The malt is biscuity and warm. There is a tiny bit of sour skunky-ness in the finish that I don't love but it's the exception. Initial flavor and mid-way through, everything is copacetic.

This is really strangely easy to drink considering the alcohol level. The alcohol is not particularly present. If I had a 6-er of this I could really knock myself out. It has a full flavor but the lightness and subtlety of a much lighter beer. This is my version of a sessions!

Overall, not the best farmhouse that I've had but it's very good. I'm a sucker for this style these days and this implementation of it is solid.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,985 ratings.