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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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2,865 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,865
Reviews: 731
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 138
Gots: 332 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

S: Classic fresh cut grass/pepper saison aroma, sweet pils, some caramelized pineapple.

L: Golden yellow, some particulates floating, white carbonated head with decent retention.

T: Semi-sweet pils malt with white pepper. Medium grassy bitterness leading to additional spiciness. Semi-dry finish with some fresh cut grassiness.

M: High carbonation, effervescent, medium bodied.

Great example of the style, great flavors and aromas that work great together. One of the better American saisons I've had.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2012 03:22:47 | More by bum732
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4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

It Produced a big pillow-like white head. the beer color is hazy honey. It had floaters.
Smell is of a farmhouse funk, honey, citrus, and spice.
Taste is about the same. Low bitter factor. Light mouth-feel,slightly dry, and high carbonation.
Very good beer! Tank 7 is a keeper.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 23:03:48 | More by TCMike
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3.35/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1 pt 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle served in a snifter, reviewed live:

A - Pours a murky golden orange color with a tall, rocky, off white head. The head is surprisingly dense, and retention is very good, especially given the ABV. Appealing.

S - Much more assertively hopped than I expected. It's not unwelcome, just not usual for the style. Grassy grapefruit hops, orange, spicy phenols, and yeast all come through. The yeast begins to shine as it warms. Complex.

T - Opens like a traditional saison, though the bitterness takes over midway. The yeast is subtle, more so than I like. Most of the notes present on the nose are there, though I think they're overpowered by the aggressive hopping. It's imbalanced as the delicate yeast flavors can't stand up to the IBU's. The alcohol comes through on the finish, and not in a good way.

M - Light bodied, highly carbonated, and dry on the finish.

D - I'm a bit disappointed by this one, and I know the brewery is capable of more. Not traditional for the style by any means (which is not a bad thing), though may not be for you if that's what you're looking for.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 20:55:32 | More by blakelive784
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

03-07-2012 18:18:53 | More by thestranger99
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

03-06-2012 01:41:57 | More by dragomni
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

03-04-2012 02:33:38 | More by Reed
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-04-2012 00:43:25 | More by michaeltrego
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-03-2012 20:13:50 | More by RDW
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-03-2012 04:57:23 | More by fiedler84
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-03-2012 02:32:13 | More by BeerNDoggerel
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-02-2012 21:31:17 | More by theminutemen
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-01-2012 17:22:56 | More by Elstad
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-01-2012 15:23:29 | More by steamboatbrewer
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

03-01-2012 03:35:59 | More by saheider
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

02-29-2012 16:49:16 | More by JVan
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4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best by 3/31/2012. Pours hazy golden straw color with a nice 2-3 finger fairly dense white head with great retention that reduces to a nice lap that lingers. Some spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of big lemon, orange, pepper, coriander, apple, pear, herbs, biscuit, and yeast spices. Very nice and well balanced aromas with good complexity. Taste of big grass, pepper, lemon, clove, coriander, biscuit, herbal spiciness, pear, orange, lightly tart grain, and yeast spices. Good amount of spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, grass, pepper, clove, and herbal spices on the finish for a bit. Fairly dry on the finish. Nice balance of flavors with nice complexity. Medium body and carbonation; with a fairly creamy mouthfeel. No alcohol noticed other than a slight warming after the finish. Overall this is an excellent and very enjoyable saison; with good complexity and smooth drinking.

Serving type: bottle

02-29-2012 05:37:49 | More by superspak
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North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice pale gold with tons of carbonation and a nice fluffy white head. Slightly cloudy.

Smell is dry with notes of apple/bananna/strawberry. A slight bit of earthy hops.

Taste is very fruity up front. Slightly tart but not mouth puckering or anything. Finishes with a little bit of a bitter bite but not hoppy at all per se.

Mouthfeel is very crisp, dry and easy to drink. A nice body without feeling heavy. Very good for the style.

Overall this is a really nice example of the style. Not one of the "funkier" examples of the style but still retains a little bit of the farmhouse character. Seek if out of you are a fan of the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 19:18:39 | More by mechamifune
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

02-28-2012 19:10:09 | More by ryanw111182
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

02-28-2012 05:30:38 | More by Xudoo
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4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a cloudy orange yellow with lots of carbonation from the sides of the glass. I may have poured too much from the bottom of the bottle because there are thouseands of white particles suspended in the glass. A one finger fine white head with great retention and lacing. Very nice looking. Aroma of complex light fruit, Belgian spicing. Flavor starts with light fruit, sweet malt and citrus. Becomes dry and spicy, Belgian spices and pepper and finishes with dry and with a hint of Brett funk. Light to medium mouth feel with pleasant carbonation. The funk is perfect for me at this level, adds interest without overwhelming the palate. I'm not a big fan of brett, but like the other flavors of saisons. Tank 7 has the right combination of flavors for me. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2012 05:01:39 | More by LiquidAmber
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

02-28-2012 03:24:56 | More by randall7942001
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3/5  rDev -27.9%

02-27-2012 19:10:39 | More by stbo101
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

02-27-2012 02:00:40 | More by MJLatimer
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

02-26-2012 23:09:49 | More by Danobold
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

02-26-2012 16:27:58 | More by YalovaIA
Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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