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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,202 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,202
Reviews: 752
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 172
Gots: 467 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

hilgart1, May 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

DrunkinYogi, May 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Drewrd1988, May 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

doughanson78, May 02, 2012
Photo of frankiepop
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Smoooth sweeet are the fiirst two words that come to my tongue as I first start sucking this surprisingly lovely treat down. Nice color. Very refreshing.

I think the new standard for Belgian Farmhouse Ale was set here in the USA by Ommegang Brewery with their Hennepin. Head to head Tank and Hennepin look very much alike with a golden murky straw color with nice white foamy heads with good sustenance. Ommengang murkier with a sturdier head. Tank is almost clear.

I give the edge to Hennepin though but just barely. I find Hennepin has a nice citrusy finish that is so fine. More malty sweet yeasty. That's what I like personally. But Tank 7 will find a place imy cooler some of the time. It has a lite sweetness that is thirst quenching and refreshing. Tank 7 finishes a little drier with less fruitiness than Hennipin. More hoppy. Regardless, Tank 7 is a great world class brew. Enjoy. Highly recommended.

I recommend that you accompany this wonderful brew from Kansas City with some vocals by Karrin Allyson "From Paris to Rio," who vented a lot of her chops in KC herself.

frankiepop, May 02, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

TonyT013, May 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

antoines15, May 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

NWer, May 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

GannonCamper, Apr 30, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Beerislivingproof, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of impending
4.65/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

A+

750ml into a tulip. Pours a hazy golden straw yellow, with encouragement a fluffy white head, nice lacing.

Aroma has an abundance of fruits, citrus, mostly grapefruit and tangerine, slight camphor slight earth.

Mildly sweet tangles with citrusy hops, again grapefruit. Quietly spicy with lemon peel and coriander. Quick pepper bite welcomes the aftertaste which is slightly bitter. Crisp light to medium bodied mouthfeel
currently voted as most likely to be in the refrigerator
absolutely delicious
cheers
jd

impending, Apr 30, 2012
Photo of mlazzaro
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle. Best Buy 7-27-12

Clean hay-funk yeasty smell. Acidic to the nose. Highly carbonated - clear yellow color. Foamy white head, mountainous and holds well. Laces the glass nicely.

Yeast flavor dominates the palate. Hay and citrus mixed with light grains. Bitterness is strong and smooth. Dry mouthfeel with is accentuated by the CO2 level. Carbonation is spot on, exciting but not abrasive. Taste better before it wears off. Very straight forward flavor profile. Highly drinkable beer.

~super approachable farmhouse ale for any trying out the style.

mlazzaro, Apr 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Jase2280, Apr 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

andrewmonks, Apr 28, 2012
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3.83/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Boulevard chalice.

A: Pours a clear, pale golden color. Fine particles of sediment swirl around the glass as if it were a snow globe, propelled by fast moving bubble streams of carbonation. Bubbly, rocky white head has good retention, and leaves frothy clumps of lacing clinging to the glass in its wake.

S: Chalky yeast, faint banana, black pepper, pilsner malt, and a faint alcohol presence. Light floral hop scent. Smells like a saison, but it isn't very complex or unique.

T: Chalky yeast and light, sweet malt notes. Banana registers quickly and disappears. Fleeting tartness. Burst of citric hop taste. Black pepper and clove. More bitter, oily hops with a distinct grapefruit edge this time. Dry, peppery finish.

M: Light to medium in body. Very highly carbonated with a prickly, scrubbing feeling on the tongue. Creamy and foamy.

O: Pretty good as an affordable and readily available saison. Not much on the nose, but it has more to offer in taste. The hop profile as a little more assertive than most.

ryan1788a5, Apr 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Neog, Apr 27, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Pale clear with three finger head that sticks around. Looks similar to a belgian wit, with even more particles floating around.
S - Lots of citrus with some floral thrown in. Slight alcohol smell.
T- Clean and pleasant. Citrus follows through on the taste, is reminiscent of a wit. Hints of fruit followed by a dull alcohol after taste.
M- Perfectly carbonated for the style. Feels bubbly and tingly in the mouth.

Really great beer. I'm starting to get more into farmhouse ales and this one is a front runner so far.

alexipa, Apr 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

CSQ1111, Apr 23, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a massive 5 fingers of a white foamy head. Hazy pale to straw colored body. Awesome lacing throughout, good retention.

Smells like a citrus, lemony spiced wit beer. Herbal, floral and slightly spicy yeast.

Very wit beer like. Malty and bready. Citrus and floral again in the taste. This gets a bit malty and sweet as it warms and the overcarbonation gets out. Some alcohol is present but not overwhelming.

Highly carbonated and very prickly on the tongue. Medium bodied after the carbing dies down. Medium dry finish.

Overall this is a good beer. Good flavors and fairly drinkable for the abv.
$3 a 12oz bottle

Homebrew35, Apr 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

hoppymcgee, Apr 23, 2012
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3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Golden color with a hint of orange and a slight haze. Handsome creamy head on the pour, but dissipates in a minute. Very nice aroma. Some citrus -- mainly lemon. Some yeast. Something a little mustier underneath, with an aroma that bumps up into a rubber smell. Almost a little bit of 'BO' hiding in one of the layers. The label refers to 'tropical fruit' aromas, and that definitely hits home after I read it. I smell papayas in there.

Very effervescent. At first taste, I'm not that thrilled with the flavor. The malt profile is surprisingly strong, and gives off a bready flavor (another cue from the label on that one). Entry has some yeasty bite to it, and the aftertaste is pretty dry, with some yeast left on the tongue. This one has yeast in the flavor, but not much funk. Alcohol is not noticeable at all.

Flavors start to fit together better half-way through the glass. Progressively more drinkable.

grannaniwa, Apr 22, 2012
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2/5  rDev -52%

pwei, Apr 21, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by May 2012. According to the bottle, tank number 7 is the one that acts up the most at Boulevard, but this beer somehow worked in that particular vessel. Poured into a wine glass.

Slightly hazed greenish-yellow. When poured into the glass, the liquid pretty much erupts into bubbles. The head is two inches tall, pure white, pillowy and textured like merengue. Some pocks of lace stick to the glass like snow thrown at a wall.

Pretty perfect saison nose. White pepper, flowers, grapefruit. A little musty. Bright, fruity, solid.

A little maltier in the flavor. Some caramel, honey, a tiny bit of funk. Crackers, spicy hops, some straw, a touch of alcohol and black pepper as well. Mostly sweet, but the finish has just a touch of dryness.

Light, watery body. Soft carbonation causes gentle fizz. A touch of alcohol warmth in the throat and nose. Very drinkable.

Tank 7 is a solid, solid saison. Great flavor, good drinkability.

Phelps, Apr 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

FreshZ, Apr 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

eawolff99, Apr 19, 2012
Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,202 ratings.