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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,623 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,623
Reviews: 782
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 195
Gots: 612 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of RandomExile
3.03/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

20oz / Pint Glass / Victoria Gastro Pub, Columbia, MD

A: translucent yellow/orange; little head; no lacing
S: grapefruit, musk
T: bitter, grapefruit citrus-y, spiced (clove?); a "farmhouse ale" which qualifies as an IPA
M: light-medium-bodied
O: A potent not-quite-IPA, it definitely has that farmyard musky/musty funk, crossed with a marzen

Photo of BRClemons
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Kyrojack
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of 701beer
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Acropora
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of joe1510
4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz Bottle

Saison Sunday!

Tank 7 pours with moderate haze throughout the dark golden body. Orange highlights blaze within when backlit. The dirty white head easily grows to two fingers on the pour, becomes craggy and bubbly then slowly fades to one finger. Sticky, chunky lacing clings to the glass on the way down.

The nose is full of pale fruit and musty spice. Peach, pear, and green apple come to mind along with soft white pepper and light clove. Angel food cake makes up the malt base and with some warming there's a nice addition of honeydew, cantaloupe, and bubblegum. Very nice!

The fruit is even more potent, but also clean, in the flavor profile than the aroma. Peach, pear, cantaloupe and honeydew are all present and unique. Nothing runs together or becomes muddled. The spicing is softer in the flavor as well, white pepper and clove are both floating around in the back for a quick burst. The bright fruitiness brings up the rear and slowly fades on the swallow.

Active carbonation makes for a light, frothy mouthfeel. The body falls on the lower side of medium which is quite an accomplishment for an 8%+ beer. This has the feel of some of the classic examples. Bright, easy drinking, and airy.

Tank 7 has always been a great example of the style. The 8.5% is unnoticeable. The feel is that of some of the world's best. The bright fruitiness and perfect balance also bring to mind some of the best examples of the style. This is one of the better American made versions of the style.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Theheroguy
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I knew there was something unique about this Saison as soon as I opened the bottle and smelled American hops. I was initially confused, surely a Belgian style would use Belgian hops right? Do Belgian hops smell like American hops? Do I even know anything about Belgian hops? Well none of that matters because I was indeed smelling our friend Amarillo.

Anyway there is a subtle undertone of that classic Belgian yeast flavor throughout this beer. It taste kind of fruity but mostly the Amarillo hops dominate the other flavors. This beer is really tasty and refreshing but I wouldn't recommend it as farmhouse ale because I don't think the Belgian flavor shines through clearly. I would recommend it as a great beer in general however.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Boulevard Smokestack tulip glass.

Look: Soft hazy golden body, foamy vanilla ice cream head. Foamy, spotty lacing.

Aroma: Soft banana peels, faint tropical fruitiness, and a solid pepper finish.

Taste: Like the aroma, soft tropical fruit beginnings. Banana, orange citrus, and wheat grains hold up the body. A strong peppery finish adds a nice twist to the flavor profile.

Mouthfeel is light for 8.5% ABV.

Overall, a nice clean, fruity and peppery ale without overdoing any one flavor. Really liked it.

Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type: 12 oz bottle poured into a 25cl Boulevard Edition Tulip Glass.

Appearance: WOW! Bubbles in the Ale rise slowly and there are MANY OF THEM. The effect of them rising resembles a galaxy of stars slowly moving. There is a 4-finger amount of head that rises immediately, much like Duvel, and it is just as thick and consistent. As the head dissipates, the bubbles stick to the glass like melting snow does on a fence. This Ale is a treat to look at! Color is a hazy orange/yellow.

Smell: Some copper, grassy, and citrus notes. Green apple and pine is also very detectable when smelled over and over.

Taste: Very crisp, the taste reminds me of Duvel also as the taste of the head resembles pennies. The beer is light on the pallet, but is INCREDIBLY complex. Green apples and citrus flavors are at the forefront. This beer is VERY refreshing, as a Saison should be! Also, despite the high ABV of this beer, there is absolutely NO detectable heat (booze taste). The alcohol is hidden superbly.

Mouthfeel: Smooth while it still letting you know it's there. This ale will penetrate your tounge as it is left in your mouth and give you all it's light and fluffy flavor. Along with a semi-tough pounding of citrus hops.

Overall: A truly remarkable experience. This is one of slightly hoppier Saisons I have come across, and that is a good thing to me. The ale is slick, balanced, and refined. One couldn't ask for much more in a Saison/Farmhouse Ale. GREAT JOB BOULEVARD!

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3/5  rDev -28.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of drpimento
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Damn good beer, tho it's pushing the envelope a bit. Bottle opened with a big pop at a good temperature and poured with a huge, foamy, frothy, fluffy, cream-colored head that lasts a very long time and some lace. Color is very slightly hazy yellow amber with some bubble trails. Aroma is dominated by lovely fresh hop, citrus, a bit of resin. Flavor's much like nose with again hop in front backed with some malt sweet and some bitter. Traditional saison characteristics have been supplanted by the hop domination. Body/carbonation are excellent. Finish is like flavor, hop strength carries thru for a very long time and only a little alcohol warmth. Great drinking beer. Wish we could get it locally.

Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,623 ratings.