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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,345 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,345
Reviews: 759
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 178
Gots: 522 | 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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4/5  rDev -4.1%

BoilerUpNavy, Aug 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Flabbyjandro, Aug 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

ColdOneKev, Aug 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Bsetz, Aug 30, 2013
Photo of dbell23
4.64/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Duvel tulip. Golden in color with a nice big fluffy head that subsided fairly quickly but never completely disappears. Slightly hazy with a kind of unfiltered look. Very good lacing. Nice looking saison.

Smell is somewhat subdued but still good. Fruity, yeasty, chalky sweetness, with maybe a lemony feel to it. Smells like a farmhouse ale but, as I said, somewhat understated.

Taste is great. Crisp fruity Belgian sweetness to start with a citrus/lemon slight hop finish. Very refreshing. No flavor seems to dominate. It's just really good like a saison should be. This beer reminds me of Saison DuPont with more alcohol.

Mouthfeel is very nice. Just the right amount of carbonation but a very smooth finish. It's smooth from the start and just gets better as you finish the serving. Perfect for this style.

Overall a very good saison. I generally like this style and this one is quite nice. I will definitely buy again. If you like farmhouse ales this one is a must try.

dbell23, Aug 29, 2013
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4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Found a 750 while on bidness in the ATL. Poured into a cool new Duvel tulip.

Pours with a very large, and somewhat creamy looking off-white head. Some lacing. Cloudy, pale yellow body.

Aromas are are rich and sweet for the style. Lots of tree fruit - esp oranges, pineapple, lemon. Sweetness is big and inviting. Yeast comes thru strong as well, with just a hint of alcohol heat.

Wow, creamy smooth on the palate - makes you want to chug this one, so maybe it's too smooth for the style :-) Flavors bring the sweet characters from the aroma, leading with lemonade, orange peel, some bitterness. Yeast imparts a light spice (cardamom to cinnamon) which comes through as a cleansing agent. Alcohol is barely noticeable...very well hidden.

This is a damn good beer, but I lean toward favoring the sweeter side of the spectrum.

BeerImmediately, Aug 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

fox227, Aug 27, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -40%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

scxcrunner, Aug 25, 2013
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3.88/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The smell/taste review by nsheehan below sums it up nicely but here is my review. Initially based on the smell I lost a lot of excitment for this beer. The taste then helped recover the experience. If I were to comparte this to another beer it would be the Left Hand St. Vrain Trippel, although in my mind it would be the higher end version. Definitely worth a try, I would probably have again, but glad I got the 12oz. version instead of the bomber. I hope this review helps you.

2013beer101, Aug 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

tpaetow, Aug 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

brbrocc, Aug 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A-Cloudy bright yellow, three finger light and fluffy head.

S-Lemon, yeast, clove, banana, grass and wheat.

T-Rather fruity. Clove, banana, grass. Yeast and wheat, spices.

M-Light, dry, crisp with nice carbonation.

O-Too much in the way of flavors that just didn't mesh well together.

rlee1390, Aug 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

BitterOldSalt, Aug 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

TonyCO, Aug 20, 2013
Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,345 ratings.