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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,383 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,383
Reviews: 767
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 180
Gots: 533 | 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)
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

jtswkd, Jul 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Countfapula, Jul 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

bumchilly25, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of Arithmeticus
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Arithmeticus, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of s1ckboy
3/5  rDev -28.1%

s1ckboy, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

WastingFreetime, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of bensbeers
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

bensbeers, Jul 26, 2012
Photo of MadScientist
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

MadScientist, Jul 26, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

spark3148857, Jul 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Jemenhiser, Jul 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

neckwrestler, Jul 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Troville1990, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of Bubbalito
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Bubbalito, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of beergoot
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

beergoot, Jul 22, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

SalMineo, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of Momar42
3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into Duvel artist tulip (welcome to MD Boulevard)

A - hazy, light colored straw yellow. Big fluffy head that diminishes slowly. Great lacing going on.

S - earthy, farmhouse yeasty smell. Grass, mild funk, clove and spices. Nice for a "mainstream" farmhouse ale.

T - cloves and spices come out in the front. Bananas and fruits carry it through the end. Smooth and pleasant. The yeast really announces itself here and to a good end.

M - Creamy but light. Good carbonation level helps makes this a pleasant drink.

O - A really solid farmhouse ale. Maybe not ground breaking but certainly a solid example of the style. No crazy additions or wild interpretations...but solid. Since it is easily available, a perfect into to the style. Nicely done.

Momar42, Jul 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

zirkusaffe, Jul 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Gatordaddy, Jul 19, 2012
Photo of Pencible
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a hazy light gold with tons of thick white head.
S: It smelled like strong lemon zest and grassy hops, with some sour Belgian yeast and green peppercorn, and a bit of sweet candi sugar.
T: It tasted like bold and bitter citrus zest, with some grassy hops and green peppercorn and sour Belgian yeast, and a bit of sweet candi sugar. It had a crisp and clean aftertaste that was bittersweet and sour.
M: It was watery with a little smooth carbonation. Nice light body.
D: This was a solid saison with a refined scent and taste, and a fitting body. The alcohol was well hidden and the finish was pretty smooth, so it was easy to drink. Great refreshing drink for summer.

Pencible, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of TheCondor
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I wanted to give Tank 7 another shot. The last time I had it I think i was incorrect in my judgement of the brew, so I bought a little more to confirm or rebuke my opinion. Turns out, i was way off base. Side poured with standard vigor from a bottle into a Boulevard glass.

Appearance - Poursna beautiful, damn near transparent golden color with a bubbly, foamy white three finger head that sticks around for some time and leaves excellent lacing. Plenty of carbonation action can be seen in the glass.

Smell - The medicinal, yeasty funkiness of this beer is the primary mover and shaker here. Strong notes of that Belgian funkiness that all fans of these kinds of styles love are present. There is also a fruitiness, some breads, and a little grain as well.

Taste - What a wonderful stimulation of the palate. This is an exceptional tasting beer. Very complex, much more so than the nose. Light fruits are taken away by funky, bready malts, with just a slight hops kick in there as well. A very layered beer on the palate. Outstanding.

Mouthfeel - My favorite part of the whole beer. Finishes exceptionally smooth, clean, and probably the most crisp I have ever experienced. Just remarkable. Carbonation is spot on.

Overall - Another exceptional offering by Boulevard. Go get this beer, drink it, and try not to fall in love with it. Absolutely one of the best beers I've had for a while. One of my new favorites. Highly recommended. Excellent job.

TheCondor, Jul 18, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into my Hoegaarden Forbidden Fruit chalice.

Appearance: The beer pours a hazy, golden color. Very active carbonation created three fingers of dense snow white head. The head was slow to recede and left some moderate lacing behind.

Smell: Pretty straightforward. Some nice citrus notes mostly orange zest and lemon. Some slight farmhouse funk and Belgian yeast are there too.

Taste: Starts off spicy and heavy on lemon zest. There's a solid malt backbone and a real nice kick of mustiness. Taste is quite good. It's a solid drinking saison.

Mouthfeel: I really liked the way this one drank. It's medium bodied for certain. The carbonation is present and ample from start to finish. There's perhaps a touch of warmth from the alcohol but it's still plenty drinkable on a summer night.

Overall: A very good farmhouse ale. This was the first beer I've had from Boulevard and I'm pretty impressed. Nice job.

pburland23, Jul 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

ErrandWolfe, Jul 18, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A cloudy, lemon hue with a huge and frothy head--great retention; lacing is pretty good

S: Wonderful citrus, banana, apple, cloves, pepper aromas up front; the yeasty fruitiness plays splendidly with the hoppy citrus; there is a bit of a bready base but there's also a slight grassy and grainy base

T: Pretty hoppy; again, those citrusy hops play beautifully against the fruity yeast: lots of apples and citrus and cloves and banana; this has a dry and bitter beginning but a balanced and slightly sweet finish

F: Fairly creamy with above average mouth feel; perhaps a touch thin in the finish

O: Tank 7 is a beautiful, slightly hoppy saison; this is an everyday (and affordable) saison; perfect for summer but quite frankly I could drink this any time; I love this beer

dbossman, Jul 18, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle into Tulip

A: beautiful cloudy golden color, very fine carbonation, billowing eggshell white head

S: pungent yeast, bitter hop resin, and straw

T: bright lemony biscuit, lemongrass, and sweet nectarine

M: pretty much perfect with a lil' carbonation bite to clear the sweetness that is delivered on a medium body

O: this is a great beer and way to drinkable for 8%. I love a saison that has a clear citrus personality overtopping the yeast.

waldoiverson, Jul 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

fehrminator, Jul 17, 2012
Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,383 ratings.