Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 870
Hads: 4,349
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 3.86%
Wants: 265
Gots: 1,084 | FT: 16
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Boulevard Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: grumpy on 06-19-2009

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
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Reviews: 870 | Hads: 4,349
Photo of jmdrpi
3.91/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

on draft. appears golden in color. Solid saison, good balance of the different flavors - grain, herbal spice, earthy hops. thinner body, higher carbonation as expected for the style. (185 characters)

Photo of Apellonious
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass best by 12/7/2015.

A- Normal pour turned into surge of head, overflowing the glass. Surge of head. Check. Cloudy yellowish orange. Five fingers of head that took a few minutes to dissipate.

S - Belgian yeast, dirt, farm funk, spices.

T - Follows the nose, with some grapefruit and spice on the finish. Banana and grass. Can't pick up any of the 8.5% ness.

M - Fairly heavy for a saison, medium carbonation

O - Heard good things, so was looking forward to giving it a try. Was not expecting the overflowing surge of head release on the pour, especially when it was a moderate one. Other than that, based on my still relatively light amount of experience with the style, its a solid offering. (743 characters)

Photo of gregb13
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

After sampling this one tonight, I believe it's time to start trying more saisons! Very nice beverage, served fairly cold on a hot day here in the desert. Lots of citrus, white bread, and earthiness going on here. Very refreshing, though a touch more bitter aftertaste than I'd hope for.

Recommended! (301 characters)

Photo of Moneypenny
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hennepin's audacious St. Louis cousin. More peppery hops than hennepin, with two fingers of sturdy foam worhty of Aphrodite's wild ride. I hated for this one to end. (165 characters)

Photo of BucBasil
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought this in Shanghai China at a small foreign grocery. Nice find!

Appearance: Cloudy bright orange with an off-white foamy head that lasts a few minutes.

Smell: Bright light fruits and some flowery hops.

Taste: Subtle taste of citrus and some spiciness. Has a yeasty easy finish. Pretty easy drinking beer. A bit of citric sourness, like citrus peels.

Overall: Solid beer overall. A very nice find in Shanghai, perfect for the hot summer coming up. (457 characters)

Photo of maedhros09
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: Hazy gold with tons of dense white head. Lots of sediment in the bottle.
Smell: Delicate sweet floral aromas
Taste: Fresh sweet but not oversweet maltiness with belgian yeast and some spiciness. When I first sipped it I thought I got a hint of white wine, but it didn't seem to stick around.
Feel: Light to medium with lots of carbonation unfolding with each sip.

Overall: A pretty solid, delicious saison. The alcohol is well-hidden and there's enough complexity to make it somewhere between a sipper and a refresher. (530 characters)

Photo of Kuaff
4.61/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

In tulip at cellar temperature.

It's a pretty straw gold of great clarity, with some very small sediments visible if ya look close. Lots of carbonation streams. The foam is pure white, and is a good 4 cm high.It lasts an intermediate while and leaves some lacing behind...

The first thing to note about the aroma is that it is fruity. Green apples, grapes, lemons, pears, and mangoes abound along with some honey and bread. It smells sweet, but a tart sweet. There are even hints of spices like cloves, nutmeg, coriander, and cardamom. It's floral, too.

Fruity explosion of flavor... first sweeter fruits, but then the tart ones make me pucker a bit, haha. I get more intense citrus here, very lemon-like. In fat, it may be the most lemony beer I've tasted. Eventually, the fruits dry up into a satisfying bready finish.

The body is full, befitting this Belgian style.

Very impressed. A saison of balance, complexity, and intensity. (938 characters)

Photo of mdagnew
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle bought from Lighthouse Wines, Jordanstown

Poured a light golden yellow colour with a slight haze. White head poured big, thick and fluffy and a steady stream of carbonation maintained a good covering throughout... some sticky lacing...

A lot going on in the aroma... lots of spicy yeast mixed with tart juicy fruits (pears, grapefruits, limes), very floral, talcum powder notes, light honey and some candy sugar sweetness, some earthy farmyard traces, hay, some rubberiness, fresh bread, some pine...

Taste - Tart spicy fruits (pears, grapefruit, apples), quite a lot of yeastiness, floral honey, quite perfumed, light earthy funk, grassy hops, chalky, faint coriander, quite peppery, some herbal notes, metallic, sea salt... flavours develop well as the beer warms up...

M&D - Pretty sharp and dry... Light body... Extremely refreshing and dangerously drinkable at 8.5%...

Overall - A top class Saison... As good as any i've had... recommended... (965 characters)

Photo of zac16125
4.14/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750mL bottle into a tulip
Best before: 06-2015

A: Pours a hazy golden straw yellow, with 3+ fingers width of billowy white colored head, that hangs around for a long time before dissipating down and leaves a good amount of lacing. 4

S: A good amount of citrus and lots of fruity esters, Belgian yeast banana, clove and other spices; some herbaceous, floral, straw like characters. Lots going on , very nice. 4.25

T: Spice up front, a black pepper bite, coupled with citrus on the finish. Some floral notes. Fruity esters are subtle, mostly masked by the impressive spiciness. Lots of lemon. A bit spice heavy, but solid. 4

M/D: Medium body, carbonation heavy but appropriate, ABV is on the higher end for the style yet still unnoticeable, drinkability is good. 4.25

O: Well done and enjoyable Saison. 4.25 (821 characters)

Photo of Jjski
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I love this saison and can only get it mail order from West Coast. No Boulevard distro in Upstate NY.

That said: great brewery, great beer. I could swim in a tank of Hennepin, I'm so close to that brewery. I would rather pay the freight and get Tank 7. Personal preference, or maybe it's in my head because it's hard for me to get. Both Tank 7 and Hennepin are masterful renditions of the style (400 characters)

Photo of Dikfour
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Pale hazy Gold. Some sediment floating about. Thick white head dissipates at a respectable clip.

Smell: A little barnyard. Like wet dusty straw. Some Belgian yeastyness. Slightly peppery.

Taste: Bright malts. Alcohol is noticeable but goes well with the pepper. Belgian yeast is almost masked by it actually. Very well balanced.

Feel: Mouth feel is similar to a Coca-Cola, light carbonation and a little syrupy. Not unwelcome though. Finishes very dry.

Overall: Really solid Saison. This one tastes like it was made in a barn out in rural Kansas (I've never been to Missouri). This one has a certain malt quality that I love about certain Lagers. Real easy to drink and 8.5%. Love it. (694 characters)

Photo of tone77
3.68/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a golden color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of fruits, yeast, some spice. Taste is malts, spices, fruits, hops are present, alcohol well hidden. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer. (252 characters)

Photo of thehoppylady
3.99/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A little fruity for farmhouse ale, but not too sweet. Fruity aromatics and grapefruit-hoppy notes, the flavor of this complex, straw-colored ale tapers off to a peppery, dry finish. (182 characters)

Photo of DavidGross
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got a 4 pack of bottles, let settle and decanted into one of my sam adams glasses. very bright and clear golden yellow. delicate aroma and light feel. Tasted way better than i've read about. Slightly spicy/hoppy taste with a light fruityness to it. Very smooth and easy drinking. love this beer. (301 characters)

Photo of Chcshammonde
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very tasty farmhouse ale. Haven't had anything from Boulevard I didn't like so far. Nice sour/spicy notes up front, finished with yeasty sweetness. Mmm good. (161 characters)

Photo of ENogueira
4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle in a glass. Yellow in color, with a decent head. Smells like fruit. The taste is hoppy, with orange and pineapple as the primary citrus notes. Very good aftertaste, like grapefruit juice. Excellent beer. (222 characters)

Photo of Antc2382
4.52/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Very interesting farmhouse/saison. Amazing smell, this is what beer should smell like. Great look, large huge, great lacing, cloudy light gold. Taste is very good; mouthfeel has some dry, peppery notes and you can taste the high ABV from this. Overall, excellent beer (267 characters)

Photo of Antnego
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours a hazy golden hue, cloudy, with a thick soapy head. Lacing is thin, sticky and persistent.

S: Musty cellar, corn, dried fruit, clove, banana. Like a funky hefe weissbier.

T: A very "busy" beer - malty sweetness upfront followed by oak, wine, banana, clove, followed by smooth hop bitterness at the finish. Big on flavor.

M: Sticky hop resin, slightly slick, soapy, chewy, thick. Very intriguing.

O: A fine example of the Saison style, made more appealing by the fact it comes in twelve-ounce bottles. Makes for a nice evening beer, where Saison DuPont requires a friend to share with (the 10-oz. bottles are rare). The price is right. (647 characters)

Photo of mmesce2
4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Had a 12oz bottle at Map Room. Medium head, beautiful, small bubble carbonation. Clear straw-orange color. Aroma is big on citrus, minor on spice. This is fine, but it was a bit unusual to me for a farmhouse / saison style. I am used to having them in very good balance. Overall great taste; similar to the aroma, it was more prominent on the citrus than the spice. Feel was rather dry but refreshing. (403 characters)

Photo of JasonMcDrinky
3.28/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

This is a really good beer if you're only having one. Bright refreshing citrus and hops give it a nice palate cleansing effect. Very good cold on a hot afternoon. The second one didn't taste nearly as good as the first one, the citrus got a little overwhelming. Plenty of Vitamin "A", so one may be all you want anyway. (319 characters)

Photo of ZBowden
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours clear gold with thick bubbly white head, smells of spices yeast peppery and malty, tastes of spices yeast (clove?) and malts, thick mouthfeel with a lasting finish. (170 characters)

Photo of generallee
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: The body has a light orange amber color with a hazy yeast presence. It’s topped off with a soft soapy head which slowly settles down to thin creamy covering. Lacing is mostly slick and slides down the sides of the glass.

Smell: The aroma has nice notes of lemon grass, wet hay/barnyard, sour dough bread, grassy hops and a touch of orange peel.

Taste / Palate: The flavor perfectly matches the aroma. The balance is spot on and it has a light hop finish. The feel is lively and we’ll carbonated. (591 characters)

Photo of DDiFran
3.44/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Thick, lacy head. Fragrant bouquet. Strange bitter finish detracts from the other flavors. Color is a bit too much like hazy Budweiser. Interesting beer but not sure I'd buy it again. Maybe I'm just not a saison fan. (221 characters)

Photo of smanders
4.65/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Been hearing about this one for a while; Costco had bombers for $7.99 = Winning!

Appearance: cloudy, copper-colored with dense, bulbous head. Attempted to share and all they got was "foam." Chunky lacing is all over the glass...

Smell: I'm in Europe, on the river, and the birds are chirping! Fresh hay, bready yeast, and a hint of spice. It almost makes you feel healthier just smelling it.

Taste: fruity/citrus notes, with just the most subtle touch of spice .

Mouthfeel: tons of carbonation with a light, crisp finish.

Drinkability: A great option on a hot day, sitting outside, enjoying the companionship of a good friend, or significant other. A wonderful representation of the style - Thanks Boulevard!!! (717 characters)

Photo of gmossii
3.07/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This beer is very reminiscent of an IPA but it had the fruity undertones that highlights a Saison. It has got great color but the smell and strong bitters make this one not really stand out as anything special. I think this would be a great beer for anyone looking to broaden their horizons out of IPA Land into the fuller diversity of the Land of Beer. (353 characters)

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