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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,516 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,516
Reviews: 776
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 188
Gots: 572 | 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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Photo of priwen
4/5  rDev -4.1%

priwen, Mar 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Metatron6, Mar 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

sth77677, Mar 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Ajbluebond, Mar 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

throwback, Mar 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

sbanacho, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of beersvh23
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

beersvh23, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of jkermitj
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

jkermitj, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of Sparky44
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Sparky44, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of jibbyvonjibb
3.54/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Spice, like pepper and basil, that creates a sweet sensation on its own. Grapefruit, jolly rancher. Light-medium body. I think the essence of a saison is that it is light and drinkable. I'm afraid this is not nearly light enough (in alcohol, flavor, etc) to be a light summer drink. It is fairly well balanced, but why go overboard with the alcohol? Somebody explain... does it make it more "complex"? Somehow Belgian saisons and lambics accomplish tremendous complexity while still being light and refreshing. I appreciate subtlety, and I wish American brewers would start using more of it.

jibbyvonjibb, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of 3Pope7
4/5  rDev -4.1%

3Pope7, Mar 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

deuce9259, Mar 23, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -40%

JarMills, Mar 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

sluggo013, Mar 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

tneenan1, Mar 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Kunstman, Mar 23, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

SammyD, Mar 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

mscham, Mar 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Illmaticzx, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of seand
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a clear light amber with lots and lots of dense white head. It dissipates fairly slowly and retains a nice blanket, leaving thick areas of lacing.

S: Sweet fruit, spice, and yeast, with a light touch of funk.

T: Lightly grainy sweetness with a particularly sharp high end. There's also a very light touch of fruit. The overall effect is very pleasant.

M: Medium to full body, medium carbonation.

Overall, a nice saison, and pretty refreshing for 8% (though that's probably dangerous!).

seand, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of farrago
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a huge head at first, easily four fingers, extremely delicate, almost no bubbles per se save a few fat ones around the point of pour, bone white, looks like a soufflé as it settles, wispy yet sticky streaks of lacing. Hazy golden colored liquid, the lightness of the particulate hides it well, filled with active streams of bubbles. The nose is gently forceful, nutmeg, clove, caraway seed and lemon peel, taut yeastiness, softer pinch of bubblegum, as the spice normalizes you perceive more apricot, peach, yellow apple fruit, the banana stays further in the background, longlasting presence but even better stays fresh. Medium-bodied, tighter and more focused than expected from looking at all those bubbles, the carbonation is active but not frothy. Mixes in some sour white grapefruit and orange to the lemon base, refreshingly citrusy. The yeasts again are not doughy nor too soft and it is not on the funky side of the spectrum. Clove, nutmeg but also basil and oregano, not herbaceous as in grassy but herbal as in garden herbs. Blends in pineapple and mango with the peach, apricot, pear base. As it warms takes on a more honeyed dimension. Dryness ensures erect bearing through the finish. Very thoughtfully put together while not over-intellectualized.

farrago, Mar 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

sirjobin, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of JohnnyMc
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Their flagship beer!

Pours out a pretty hazy, bright, golden orange with a huge, 3 finger white head.

The aroma is filled with tropical fruit notes, some sweet bready malt, banana, clove, some slight spiciness, very subtle funky notes and of course the traditional Belgian yeast.

The taste is also filled with sweeter tropical fruit notes like mango, pineapple, some grapefruit, orange peel, lemon zest, a slight white pepper type of spice, banana, clove, subtle earthy/grassy notes and some funk, but not too much.

The body is light and mouthfeel is crisp and bubbly with tons of carbonation. The 8% is completely hidden; can't smell, taste or even feel the alcohol.

This is such a tasty and refreshing Saison all the while incorporating some juicy tropical fruit notes. It's a little light on the traditional funk and Belgian characteristics, but very good and slightly bitter for the style too.

JohnnyMc, Mar 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Knuckles_Nuclear, Mar 23, 2013
Photo of Evil_Pidde
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours hazy pale golden with a tall and very light crystal white head. After some time the head settles and leaves decent lacings.

S: Funk and Belgian yeast up front. Lots of fruit, and quite some spice. Malty. Dry grass , stable and leather. Some faint smoked ham in the back.

T: Follows the smell, but is a tad better in every aspect. The spice is stronger as is the citric fruits.

M: Funky aftertaste that lingers. Body is medium and a bit harsh, while carbonation is rich but very smooth.

O: A very nice American take on a complex Belgian style.

Evil_Pidde, Mar 22, 2013
Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,516 ratings.