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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,889 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,889
Reviews: 837
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 223
Gots: 789 | FT: 11
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:
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.63/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a challice

A: wow the most beautifull beer I have yet to see poures a fogy golden orange color with a head that's like 4 fingers and so fluffy like clouds on top of this beautifull saison

S:sweet fruits with a little bittering hops,and some malt smells also verry balanced smell

T: first sip is sweet then you get that funky yeast flavor then here comes the spice and it all blends togeather with the perfect amount of carbonation what a great tasteing beer its like the flavors keep coming with every sip

M: crisp,mouth watering goodness

Overall: this may be one of the greatest beers I have ever tasted I recently fell in love with saisons and this is by far the best one I have tasted yet such a wonderfully ballanced beer

Live life drink beer!!!:-)

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

There are beers that produce heads of whipped egg whites, and this is one of them. It's just gorgeous to look at, with those stiff peaks of froth.

And the smell! Clove and spice, LOTS of pear, and subtle tropical fruits. I could bury my nose in the glass. And I would, except for that massive head.

The intensity of flavor is unexpected. The aromas are complex, but they suggest subtlety. This beer is not subtle. The smell does not prepare you for the intensity of juicy goodness. Want an over-the-top farmhouse ale? Mekka lekka hi mekka hiney ho! Your wish is granted.

My only complaint is that it drinks a little flat from the bottle. On tap, where the carbonation can be manipulated, it can be an almost perfect beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Golden and cloudy. Big head of 2 fingers. Not real thick though. Super carbonated . Bar tender had to open 2 bottles because they both were like bottle bombs.

S- Metallic notes seem to be dominating the nose. Some citrus and fruity smell finds a way to break through. Not a huge aroma, but enough to let you know what you are getting yourself into.

T- Metallic flavors that i smelled lead the way. Yeasty and earthy. Citrus hops come through. Touch of sweetness after the metallic flavor subsides. Not overly bitter with a moderately dry finish. Very solid flavor for a farmhouse ale. Exactly what you expect.

M- Drinkable and refreshing. Would be great on a hot day. Highly carbonated. Mid bodied.

O- Fits the profile of a saison perfectly. Not the style of beer that I prefer, but i had to give it a shot. Would think it to be very pleasing for a more farmhouse person.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Bung
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz. Into the Boulevard narrow snifter. Gold pour, lots of carb throughout. Billowing white head fill the rest of the glass. Two fingers retained damn near the whole glass.

Aroma, quite citrusy. Pineapple, lighter clove, Italian spice.

Taste, sweeter pineapple and stone fruit upfront. Pear. Lemon zest. Some earthy spice, pepper. Slight herbal bite in the finish.

Just a little stickier than I would like, and maybe a tad sweet. Otherwise this is lively and quite drinkable. Pretty refreshing. Well worth trying.
Got the 4 pack with glass for half off, definetely worth that.

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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle with "Best Buy Date" of September 2013 tasted on March 10th, 2013. Tasted from tulip glass. Note that they sell this beer both as a 750ml and as a four-pack of 12 oz bottles (at least at my liquor store).

A: Hazy and straw-colored. I dont see much (if any) of an orangish hue as you get with some Saisons. It's also more transparent than I expect. It's definitley not clear, but it's not as hazy as other Saisons. Head is solid: creamy with small bubbles. Overall, appearance is average. I love the characteristic orangish hue of Belgian Saisons coupled with the haze that's indicative of good yeast suspension. This beer has neither of those characteristics to my eye.

S: Initial smell is fruity - tropical fruits to be exact. I get some pineapple, mango...a little apple. Definitely an estery brew. I don't get much (if any) black pepper. Subsequent smells reveal a little more of the beer's yeasty character, although it's not as funky as some Saisons can be.

T: Initial taste: biscuity/bready, spicy, and sour. The beer is much more buscuity than it looks. It provides solid base for the sour apple and pineapple notes that dominate its sour characteristics. It's also pretty spicy. Get lots of black pepper. Subsequent tastes reveal more of a sweeness/honey taste. Very dry beer, as you would expect. Aftertaste is a little more alcoholic than I would like.

M: Very effervesent beer. Light/medium body, but very dry as indicated earlier.

O: Overall, I'm impressed. I think its appearance is this beer's weakest point while it's taste is its strongest. Things I liked: its tropical fruit aroma, its biscuit::sour ratio, and it's spicy notes. Things I didn't like: it's somewhat simple appearance (for a Saison). Also, I personally like my Saisons to be a bit sweeter and have a bit more of a yeast flavor than this one possesses. If I were to improve on this beer, I'd add some more honey to give it a slightly sweeter flavor and also keep more yeast in suspension to give it a bit more body. Overall though, I'm impressed. Not my favorite commercial Saison (that belongs to Funkwerks) but I'd say it's in my Top 5.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into Boulevard Tulip

A- pours a pale golden-yellow color with an enormous white pillowy and fluffy head the seems to retain forever. As it finally starts to reduce, it leaves thick patches of lace around the rim.

S- powerful nose of phelonic yeast provides light and fruity notes of apple, pear and lemon. Some floral notes with sour-dough bready malt on the back.

T- belgian like yeast gives a slight phelonic flavor that is balanced by a dough-like malt, some barnyard hay, fruity notes on the finish of peach, apple and banana from the yeast. The finish is bone dry with a nice long linger

M- light carbonation, medium body, foamy mouthfeel, smooth and easy drinking

O- one of the first that ive tried of the style, very good fruity notes. All of Boulevard's smokestack series beers have been awesome.

Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,889 ratings.