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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,529 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,529
Reviews: 777
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 192
Gots: 580 | 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%

BillyTWilliams, Sep 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

WoodburyMN, Sep 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

TexasZach, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of mptorpey
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Nice golden yellow with a rich white head

S: A tart grapefruit yeast

T: A yeasty grapefruil taste with a roundness of tropical fruit and a smooth long finish. Carbonation level is somewhat high

M: Rich Tart Long Finish

O: A very good beer with along finish and richness

mptorpey, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of ILiveOffHops
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

ILiveOffHops, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of rarbring
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A clouded dark straw colored brew, a white high head, little lacing but good curtains.

Smelling spicy, cloves, coriander, cardamom, vinegar, grape-fruit juice, some toffee and a metallic hint.

Starting with sweet fructose notes, oranges, grape-fruit peel and the aromatic spices.

Medium carbonation, foamy bubbles, a big body, a dry finish.

A very nice and modern old ale. Fabulous with a casserole.

rarbring, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of cosmic-ray
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

cosmic-ray, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of bark
4/5  rDev -4.1%

bark, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of Zach136
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, best by 5-22-14. Poured into a Boulevard Smoke Stack Glass. Reviewed live 2/11/2014.

A - Hazy pumpkin orange, one and a half finger rocky white head. Solid lacing.

S - Blast of citrus fruit esters and hop. Tangerine bubblegum too.

T - Lemon peel and Belgian esters over a hay back bone. Very pronounced flavor, with little to no alcohol present.

M - High carbonation but not too much. Light bodied with a dissipating finish. Very refreshing.

O - One of my favorite American interpretations of the style.

Zach136, Sep 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

grumpygerman, Sep 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

zildjian2800, Sep 13, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

gregm957, Sep 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Kornoms, Sep 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

yossarian14, Sep 12, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

DukeX13, Sep 11, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Apathetiq, Sep 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

WaydeRafnel, Sep 09, 2012
Photo of Breen
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Pour/Appearance: Thick, 3 finger, head that maintained itself through a good beginning of the pour, nice lacing as it came down, golden color.

Smell: Great floral notes and a bit of citrus at the beginning, strong grass through the remainder.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation, but not overdone. You almost instantly pick-up on the floral/herb notes as well as the semi-sweet grass. There's a slightly dry finish.

Overall: Great beer, ordered a second where I'd normally rotate to try something new. The taste and smell bouquet described is _almost_ overpowering, but Boulevard got it right in balancing things out to make it an enjoyable saison ale.

Breen, Sep 09, 2012
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4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Semi-transparent, lemon-yellow ale with floating yeast flakes. Billowing, cloud-like head with great retention and lines of lace.

Brilliant, fresh, floral and pine aroma. Hints of Belgian yeast and heavy on the hop aroma.

Solid rye bread malt character. Bright, spicy hop flavor of ginger and pine. Subtle honey sweetness. Lingering yeast character. Great balance. Finishes with tart lemon flavor.

Medium bodied and well carbonated. Dry feel overall.

Great Belgian inspired brew. Tastes like a Belgian pale ale due to the assertive hop character.

bnes09, Sep 09, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

Mortarforker, Sep 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

notdriving, Sep 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

benfairbank, Sep 07, 2012
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4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - the beer pours with a big, three finger head of white foam on a hazy, light golden body. The foam settles slowly and leaves nice lace on the glass.

S - Bready malt, wheat, and herbal hops with subtle yeast notes of vanilla, pear, and pepper.

T - Thick, bready malt up front with some sweetness and spicy wheat. Complex yeast notes come out in the middle with notes of pepper, anise, and pear. Things finish up with more peppery yeast, strongly herbal hops, and dry, toasty malt.

M - A medium-thick body, moderately high carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - very nice, the malt and hops work well together to give the beer sweetness up front but a suitably dry finish that makes it compellingly drinkable. The yeast adds complexity but not in as flashy a maner as some examples of the style. Very drinkable and well made.

nickfl, Sep 07, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. Batch #712114 with a Best By of 01-2013.

3.5 A: First pour gave me a lot of head, so I needed an additional one to get a full glass. Mildly hazed golden yellow color. Two fingers of frothy/foamy white head. Retention is about average and a good bit of lacing is left.

4.0 S: Good bit of funk and fruit in this. Grapefruit and orange kick things off. Melon and hints of various stone fruit. Flowery/herbal funk with notes of forest after a rain and apple orchard. Elderflowers and chamomile. Dry hay and wet grass.

4.0 T: Just as herbal and flowery as the nose. Too much herbalness that I don't even know which ones to name. In truth I only know a few by heart anyway. Let's just say that it's herbal. Melon, peach, grapefruit, orange, and hints of pineapple fruitiness. Same funk as in nose. Lightly spicy with pepper being the most apparent flavor. This is bold and powerful to say the least. Quite complex as well.

4.0 M: Lighter medium body. Carbonation is near the upper limit of what I'm okay with. Good spritziness and good creaminess as well.

4.0 D: I'm not a huge fan of superly herbal saisons, but this is one of the best in that genre. Complex, powerful, and easy to put down.

DavoleBomb, Sep 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

BennyL1, Sep 07, 2012
Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,529 ratings.