1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Tank 7 Farmhouse AleTank 7 Farmhouse Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

3,091 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,091
Reviews: 737
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 166
Gots: 425 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,091 | Reviews: 737 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of dubmax


3/5  rDev -27.9%

08-04-2012 01:02:33 | More by dubmax
Photo of ferrettman687


4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-02-2012 16:01:50 | More by ferrettman687
Photo of BoilDinner


4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-02-2012 02:03:34 | More by BoilDinner
Photo of acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

08-02-2012 00:30:46 | More by acurtis
Photo of socon67

New York

4.08/5  rDev -1.9%

A - Pours golden with visible carbonation. Foamy white head settles as it rests. Rings of lacing around the galss.

S - Scents of fresh citrus fruits and yeasty bread. Has a scent of spice as well.

T - Flavors of oranges give to a peppery spice. Finish has bitter notes which was surprising.

M - Very drinkable and refreshing feel. Body is lighter than the ABV; a real treat.

O - One of the better domestic saisons out there. As a fan of the style I give this high marks.

08-01-2012 02:35:55 | More by socon67
Photo of Beer4Baltimore


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

08-01-2012 00:03:44 | More by Beer4Baltimore
Photo of WesM63


3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-31-2012 02:50:48 | More by WesM63
Photo of MichaelBuck


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-31-2012 01:34:57 | More by MichaelBuck
Photo of Shasty

3/5  rDev -27.9%

07-30-2012 05:55:35 | More by Shasty
Photo of DavidHamilton

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-29-2012 14:08:44 | More by DavidHamilton
Photo of jtswkd

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

07-29-2012 02:09:02 | More by jtswkd
Photo of Countfapula

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

07-28-2012 14:24:04 | More by Countfapula
Photo of bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-27-2012 16:56:27 | More by bumchilly25
Photo of Arithmeticus


4.15/5  rDev -0.2%

Poured slightly chilled in plasticware

A: orange yellow, billowy head, 2 fingers; mix of large and small bubbles; very nice lacing
S: banana, yeast, inviting; hops come through after thirty seconds
T: orange, grapefruit; intense but simple; boozy; I expected it to be a bit more complex

Great tasting beer.

07-27-2012 13:11:04 | More by Arithmeticus
Photo of s1ckboy


3/5  rDev -27.9%

07-27-2012 03:47:28 | More by s1ckboy
Photo of WastingFreetime


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Reviewed from notes.

Hazy dark yellow color with a nicely fluffy head that lasts for quite some time, some lacing is present. Floral and citrus notes abound in the nose over a lightly peppered biscuit malt aroma. The flavor starts out with the pepper tones and has the malt rise up to meet it around midsip alongside lemon wedges and some more sweeter citrus elements (many kinds of oranges and a bit of lime acid splash) and a garnish level of pear esters as well. Creamy, soft texture over a medium body. Other than swinging a hair too far into sweetness for my preferences, it's hard to find something to criticize in this brew!

07-26-2012 09:04:01 | More by WastingFreetime
Photo of bensbeers


4.23/5  rDev +1.7%

Pours a dark, golden color with a huge foamy head. Head quickly dissipates but leaves a light blanket of foam behind.

Scent is very fruity and slightly hoppy. Notes of grapefruit, lemon zest and spices, particularly pepper and coriander. Smells a lot like some witbiers I have tried.

Taste was wonderful. Full of sweet fruit flavors - peaches, orange, raisins, even a little bit of banana in the finish. Spice was present but not overwhelming. Again, pepper, coriander, but also cinnamon and vanilla. No alcohol taste at all, despite the 8% ABV.

Mouthfeel was pleasant. Goes down smoothly. Lightly carbonated.

Overall, a really solid beer. This was my first saison/farmhouse ale, and i found it to be quite enjoyable. I typically go for hoppy beers, but this was a nice change of pace. Will definitely try again...right now.

07-26-2012 01:27:24 | More by bensbeers
Photo of MadScientist

New York

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

a: This beer pours a pale gold with excellent clarity. The long lasting white head settles to about a half a finger of compact bubbles leaving lacing on the glass.

s: Get your nose to the glass as soon as you pour, the aroma goes from almost a rock solid American IPA then transition in some of those saison fruit and spice aromas. That pretty well some up what I get here with citrus and piney American hops aromas with spicy, peppery and orange Belgian yeast aromas. The dominating hops and yeast aromas are well balance. There is also a soft alcohol aroma.

t: The moderately-high hops bitterness and spice dominate the flavor with moderate fruit flavors of orange and American hops. The hops are citrusy and piney while the spice is mostly pepper. There is a touch of that bubblegum brett flavor.

m: This is light and fluffy on the palate with a moderately-light body and high carbonation.

o: An awesome American interpretation of the Saison style. A World class beer!

07-26-2012 00:16:50 | More by MadScientist
Photo of spark3148857


4.1/5  rDev -1.4%

AP: Pours a cloudy pale yellow with billowing eggshell white head.

AR: Lots of yeast and citrus, orange. Some bready malts.

TS: Tangy and citrusy, bitter for a saison, peppery and dry.

MF: Smooth and dry.

OV: A good saison, slightly underwhelming finish. I would return to this.

07-25-2012 03:12:29 | More by spark3148857
Photo of Jemenhiser


4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-24-2012 23:50:46 | More by Jemenhiser
Photo of neckwrestler


3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

07-24-2012 02:15:02 | More by neckwrestler
Photo of Troville1990


4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-22-2012 23:59:51 | More by Troville1990
Photo of Bubbalito


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-22-2012 15:10:08 | More by Bubbalito
Photo of beergoot


4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Light straw color, slightly hazy. Immense, vibrant white head. Creamy, chunky, and long lasting. Light aroma full of tartness, over-ripe fruit notes (apple in particular); cloves and a trace of cinnamon. Robust apple and sour taste with a nice bitterness emerging at the finish. Malt notes slowly emerge at the finish, too. Light, dry, tart mouthfeel; medium-light in character.

Not a style of beer I'm overly familiar with, but which I've had a few over the years, and this has been a consistent winner to me. Light and vibrant enough with a distinct taste profile that, if given an open mind for the style, is readily appealing. Nice complexity and balance. Easy to drink, even if you're new to the style.

07-21-2012 23:58:13 | More by beergoot
Photo of SalMineo


4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-20-2012 16:18:15 | More by SalMineo
Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,091 ratings.