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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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3,209 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,209
Reviews: 753
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 172
Gots: 471 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

hipcat, Jul 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

SkiingPhreak, Jul 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Sande, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of LikeARollingStout
4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml poured into a tulip

A - A beautiful yellow orange. Looks very belgiany. TONS of head. Actually had a little spillage on this one. Mild to moderated lacings.

S - Very fruity and yeasty. The fruits I'm getting are apple, apricot, pear, grapefruit. The yeasty aroma smells like a belgian strain, sort of like you'd get in a tripel.

T - Not sure if this is a thing, but I'd call this taste "yeast-forward". Then is moves to a more light malty/biscuity flavor. I'm not tasting the hops that the label mentions. Loads of the same fruit that I smelled on the end. Very complex taste: there's a lot going on. Some spices throughout the whole ordeal, including coriander. Can't place the others.

M - Super carbonated and light to medium bodied.

O - Very unique beer. I think this is actually my first Farmhouse ale. I'm a fan.

LikeARollingStout, Jul 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

drobiarch, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of jmaharaj
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Really pretty beer, a straw yellow that flirts with pale orange. big rocky head. smells medicinal in a strangely good way. Belgian yeast notes dominate but toasty malt pokes through. a little alcohol burn. tastes great. Big surprisingly bready malt sweetness up front falls nicely into the hops and spicy esters. a touch of honey lingers. not overly long but wonderfully structured. mouthfeel is a little heavy but we are at 8.5% so its not completely unexpected. really very tasty but maybe not as crisp as you might be expecting from a farmhouse ale. this is one I will go back to often.

jmaharaj, Jul 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

jeff1973, Jul 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

piconaut, Jul 11, 2013
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4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark gold color, quickly generates head too much for my small tulip glass as I've gotten used to dead beers. Finger thick head remains for a while, lacing sticks to the side. Sediment is suspended throughout and constantly rising streams of carbonation.

S: Grapefruit is most distinct, but a bit of spice is detectable. Was a very pleasantly smooth aroma, no sharpness or off smells.

T: Matches the smell. Grapefruit again most recognizable. Some spicy bitterness but mild, lingering just enough to notice. The high ABV is not noticable unless you are keen to it or are really looking for it. Some other things come and go in the middle of it all but its quick and somewhat difficult to pin down, but its good.

M: Again matching the aroma it goes down smoothly, nicely coating everything showing its generous malt.

O: This is easily a favorite, outstanding in every category. Not strictly a classic Belgian farmhouse / saison but in the ballpark and standing comfortably on its own. Very easy going, keeps your attention with interesting things when you want, stays out of your way if you want. I would have liked something else to stand out besides grapefruit, only thing stopping perfect scores. Good saison in 12oz bottles is hard to find. Pricey, but you get what you pay for here.

fizzgig, Jul 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Lare453, Jul 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

PaulMc, Jul 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

CTJman, Jul 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Ivegotmule, Jul 10, 2013
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4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

4 pack purchased from Binny's. Cloudy appearance ascending from yellow to orange. Sharp smell of yeast, spice, and citrus zest. Obviously not as funky as Boulevard's Saison-Brett. Lots of grapefruit flavor as well as all the features you love in a saison. Little too carbonated for my tastes but all the flavors are so good it's easy to overlook. Dry finish. Definitely taste the 8.5% ABV as you get closer to the bottom of the glass.

schmidtmattsays, Jul 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

sneezye, Jul 08, 2013
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

TheMrFarnham, Jul 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

AngusOg, Jul 08, 2013
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3.35/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

This is my first time trying a saison and I have no idea what to expect.
A – Light yellow with a big puffy head that dissipates to a slight fizz on the top of the beer. Quite a bit of particles floating in the beer. Looks beautiful!
A – At first smell I smelt lemon zest, with a hint of maybe tangerine. Also smelled a lot of spices later learned it was likely peppercorns. As the beer wormed the peppercorns really became more pronounced.
T – The first taste was too much, wow, there is a lot going on in my mouth right now. Okay, my mouth has adjusted and I get a malt sweetness up front. In the middle of the mouth the hoppy aspects come into play. The backend it taken over by a peppery lemon finish.
MF– Light bodied that leaved the mouth salivating. Quite a bit of carbonation that leaves your tongue tingling.
D – This is a different sort of beer for me. Not sure I really like the style or not. It is drinkable but I am not a fan of the pepper taste in my beer. Will need to try other beers in this style but jury is out for my appreciation of saisons.

Cubieblu, Jul 08, 2013
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4.66/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - Cloudy yellow, huge head, modest lacing. Looks like a standard american ale

S - Wheat, lemon, freshness.

T - Banana, lime, pear, grapefruit. A beachy drink in a bottle. Some alcohol warmth and spice, and a delicate hop finish.

M- creamy smooth

Easy drinking, Dangerous full flavored yet smooth. Sweet and spicy. Lots to appreciate.

KomodoDragon, Jul 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

GaToWyo, Jul 08, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

mattlag, Jul 07, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -40%

Aisha, Jul 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

lostgrrl666, Jul 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Hubes, Jul 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

fsck, Jul 06, 2013
Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,209 ratings.