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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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3,186 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,186
Reviews: 746
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 171
Gots: 462 | 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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5/5  rDev +19.9%

revo, Jun 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

VictorWisc, Jun 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

gtank, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%

Appearance 5
Aroma 4.5
Taste 4.25
Mouthfeel 4.25
Overall 4.25

Pours a hazy golden color with a thick foamy head. Head retention and lacing are excellent. Strong citric aroma with some piney hops thrown in. Yeasty, malty backbone with a crisp piney hoppy character. Slightly citric aftertaste but mainly a strong farmhouse, yeasty funk. High alcohol content is evident in the aftertaste. Even though crisp, it is still a smooth beer. Very unique.

jngrizzaffi, Jun 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

doremite, Jun 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Paccamacca, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of BeerEngineer
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

General - Got a 750 ml wine bottle size bottle of this beer. Allowed to chill (because it was room temp from the store) for a little while. Served it around 60 degrees F, a touch high for this beer. Drank it out of a New Belgium style tulip. Being as it's getting hot in SoCal a Saison was a nice way to go.

Appearance - SRM color is around a 7 and is very fitting for a typical Saison. Big fluffy white head on this beer, it's taken 3 pours to get a full glass. Lacing seems to last forever, even when my glass is half full there is still a one inch high ball of head in the middle of the glass. Awesome!

Aroma - Citrus and floral. Smells like someone peeled a lemon and added it to some sort of a tropical flower. Theres a slight scent of banana in the background that is really nice. A touch of sweetness like a malt but very mild. In general this is exactly how I expect a Saison to smell.

Taste - Just like the aroma there is an upfront punch of citrus with each sip. Near the back end you get that banana cutting through. Definite punch of alcohol in this beer. There is a puckering that goes along with that booze for sure. A bitterness comes in near the end also. This is a pretty strong beer for a saison, that's for sure, but it's not a bad thing. There is a spice that is in the background also, my guess is caused by the yeast used, not exactly any sort of addition. The spice is mild but noticeable if you are looking for it.

Mouthfeel - I think that the best word for this one is effervescent. This thing is packed with carbonation. There is a distinct drying of the mouth after each sip. This is very refreshing despite the slight alcohol burning that it comes with. On a hot day this would be trouble for sure, someone could quaff two or three of these and not even realize it's an 8%er.

Overall - The ABV is actually a little bit high for the BJCP guidelines which ranges up to 7.0%, this one is 8.0%. Not a bad thing but it's typical of American breweries to bolster every ale they brew. I would love this beer without the alcohol burn that it comes with but even with that, I REALLY REALLY LIKE it. Can't love it, but it's real close. This is an awesome beer for hot weather. As far as an example of the style it's acceptable but is out of parameters for ABV. I'm going to enjoy the rest of this big ole bottle and then head to bed with a quenched thirst and a spinning head!

BeerEngineer, Jun 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

cosmonick, Jun 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

greencovesteve, Jun 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

csurowiec, Jun 12, 2013
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2.68/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Tank 7 poured a hazy bright color with a nice large white lacing head. The aroma has alo of pepper and flower notes. The taste has strong pepper and flowery notes, strong spice notes. Full flavor and nice feel, nice carbonation. Overall found the tastes a bit offensive and undrinkable not for me.

vette2006c5r, Jun 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

mtchaput, Jun 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

wdarcy77, Jun 11, 2013
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4.59/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A fantastic light beer. The aroma makes you think this beer will knock you off your feet with citrus but that flavor passes quickly and mellows. A nice bitter bite at the end reminds you of the high ABV - without it you could down a number of these and regret it later.

joshg, Jun 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Rob_pbr81, Jun 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

dmorgan310, Jun 10, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

coz, Jun 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

bralston345, Jun 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

NateMac13, Jun 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

docrates, Jun 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Tyler1tiger, Jun 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

HawkIPA, Jun 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

JohnBender, Jun 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

NorCalBeer, Jun 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Flyboyman, Jun 07, 2013
Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,186 ratings.