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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,039 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,039
Reviews: 733
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 160
Gots: 411 | 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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capnamerica

Arkansas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-31-2013 14:39:37 | More by capnamerica
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bahnfire

Vermont

3/5  rDev -27.9%

05-31-2013 00:44:57 | More by bahnfire
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J_Dub

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-31-2013 00:44:30 | More by J_Dub
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cwreay90

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-30-2013 22:59:31 | More by cwreay90
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dbrelsfo

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

05-30-2013 22:31:22 | More by dbrelsfo
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burninggoat

Missouri

5/5  rDev +20.2%

05-30-2013 21:57:42 | More by burninggoat
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Busker

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-30-2013 18:18:49 | More by Busker
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AngelM

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-30-2013 18:15:28 | More by AngelM
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sukwonee

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-29-2013 17:24:33 | More by sukwonee
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CCutch

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

05-29-2013 16:50:34 | More by CCutch
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magictacosinus

California

4.03/5  rDev -3.1%

Found a single bottle of this to finally try. My first beer by Boulevard Brewing Co. Poured into a teku glass from a 12oz bottle. Freshness date is listed as "10/12/13."

Pours a golden orange color complete with tons of carbonation, to the point where half of the glass was nothing but head before I had even poured half of the bottle out. Soapy and bubbly in appearance, and sticks all around the glass in thickened streaks. The head settles down eventually, although pouring in the extra residue at the bottom makes it last a bit longer. Slightly cloudy, although I'm saving the final dregs for later. No need to risk anything here. Very appealing in color, although definitely looks more like a Belgian-style golden ale than anything else. Lines of bubbles rise all alongside the glass. Not rating to style here, only how this is - which, in my view, looks great.

Nothing really resemblant of what I'd consider a "saison" to smell like, but it does retain many qualities of Belgian golden ale greats. Lots of fruitiness, complete with tangerines, mangos, passion fruit, oranges, apples, pears, and white grapes. A sharpness pervades the flavors, consisting of a bite-y, hoppy profile, as well as a sharp boozy sensation that is well hidden overall, but still present enough to add sweetness to the whole thing. Honey pervades, almost to the point where this would smell like a dessert wine if not for the hoppiness. Not too funky by any means, nor tarty... Again, pretty much not exactly a saison in the traditional sense, but not bad at all.

The flavor contains a lot of the aforementioned fruitiness, as well as alcohol and hop flavors, although there definitely are some key differences. There's a slightly more straightforward dry grainy sensation at the beginning, but the yeasty profile and syrupy, slightly sweetened malts dominate. Passion fruit, bananas, mangoes, oranges, and white grapes (kind of like muscat varietals) really open up, but then are cut off by a sharpened, slightly grassy bitterness, grains, and an astringency that is mild but provides an extra kick to the whole thing. The dryness melds into a grapefruit flavor, in fact, which is slightly tarty and finishes off the initial sweetness well. The extra dregs reduce the sweetness and and increase dryness. The profile is definitely juicy, but the finish is a little drier than expected, and while it lacks too much of a tarty flavor I enjoy in my saisons, the the bittered flavor works well and prevents this from being a sweetened, boozy mess. Alcohol is really well hidden, especially at 8.5%. Pretty chewy, which came as a surprise. Not hard at all to drink, as any saison-styled beer should be!

Not a bad take on the style, even if it's totally a hybrid in the same way that, say, Saison Rue is. However, unlike that one, this is far more drinkable. The fruitiness is really refreshing here, as well as the grassy hops and crisp grains. Everything works out well, except for my lack of maintaining sobriety in the long run, due to that devilishly hidden ABV. I'll be seeking out more beers from these guys in the future.

05-29-2013 07:05:11 | More by magictacosinus
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pointone

Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-29-2013 04:00:21 | More by pointone
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ahbithwabm

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-28-2013 23:31:47 | More by ahbithwabm
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T_rizzo

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

05-28-2013 20:15:13 | More by T_rizzo
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kguyty

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

05-28-2013 19:58:41 | More by kguyty
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-28-2013 15:22:48 | More by yancot
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FrizWhiz

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-28-2013 03:06:19 | More by FrizWhiz
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Zorro

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

Chill hazed golden colored beer with a tall white colored head.

Smells of Belgian Candi sugar and yeast with a medium strong coriander scent. Mild floral scent. Faint menthol and mint aromas.

Starts out dry and spicy with a big coriander flavor. Good floral flavor this is quite dry despite the smell. This gets drier as you drink it. Faint ginger, mint and menthol flavors.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall not a bad Saison at all.

05-28-2013 00:07:04 | More by Zorro
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Kingcurio

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-27-2013 23:57:23 | More by Kingcurio
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mpayne5

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-27-2013 23:11:48 | More by mpayne5
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MistahBeah

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-27-2013 21:34:35 | More by MistahBeah
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asoler1

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-27-2013 02:49:37 | More by asoler1
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alaimoa

Connecticut

4.41/5  rDev +6%

Pours big yeasty white 2 finger head. cloudy color and smells of citrus fruit, yeast, hoppiness. Taste is nicely balanced both sweet and tart with notes of apple and pineapple. My first from Boulevard but I will most definitely be trying to get more of their beers.
Overall: very tasty and balanced saison

05-26-2013 13:27:40 | More by alaimoa
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Abe_Froman

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

05-26-2013 02:51:24 | More by Abe_Froman
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-26-2013 02:23:42 | More by smartassboiler
Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,039 ratings.