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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,186 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,186
Reviews: 746
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 171
Gots: 462 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Johnfitts, Mar 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

jak, Mar 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Herky21, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of shebby
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

shebby, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of TheBeard89
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

TheBeard89, Mar 20, 2012
Photo of djohnse
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Very cloudy throughout the beer. Light golden yellow coloring. Pillowy inch of head formed after pouring and settling down to a very thin layer, resting on the top after a few minutes.

Smell - I smell a bit of citrus coming from the glass as well, very light malt in the background. Spring has ruined my sense of smell for a bit though so it's hard to bring out.

Taste - Bitterness coming through pretty quickly with a strong citrus presence. Smooth, sweet malt at the finish when swallowed.

Mouthfeel - Thick with carbonation as it sits in the mouth and has a dry finish that keeps me sipping again and again.

Overall - I really like how this all comes together with the bitter/sweet contrast of the hop use and malt base. I always end up drinking up drier beers pretty quickly so it's vanishing pretty quickly next to me.

djohnse, Mar 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

GRD13, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of BigInChicago
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

BigInChicago, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of Hack72
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Hack72, Mar 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Mark000, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of voidrunner
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

voidrunner, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of ksimons
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-a cloudy golden orange with two fingers worth of white head that sticks to the glass.

S-Very pleasant aroma, pale malts, light apples and pears, spices, and yeast.

T-Taste is much hoppier than the smell suggested. Pale malt, citric hops, and a slightly peppery finish. I am not getting much of the Saison yeast but the beer still tastes pretty good, but maybe more like a Belgian IPA.

M-medium mouthfeel, high carbonation, light dry finish.

Overall another above average beer from Boulevard. Not getting too much “funk” from this one but the smell is very good and the taste is very nice.

ksimons, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of JuanBonet
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

JuanBonet, Mar 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

rmaste6282, Mar 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

KB1976, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of poppyjohn
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

poppyjohn, Mar 13, 2012
Photo of uustal
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a bright straw yellow with a very bright, two-finger white head. Great lacing and the head doesn't go anywhere any time soon. Aroma of lemon zest, yeast, a bit of spice and straw, didn't have a huge nose. Nice lemon rind and apple notes to start. Moves into a yeasty, grassy flavor blended with a sweet, pale bready malt. Just a hint of spice in this one on the very back end. Some slight sweet citrus, bordering on tropical hop notes hide the spice, before a touch of bitterness on the finish. A lot going on in this flavor profile, really complex. Good sweetness and hop notes for the style, also great drinkability for a saison.

uustal, Mar 12, 2012
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2/5  rDev -52%

kzov21, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of SHCC
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

SHCC, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of denver10
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

PPours a slightly hazy whitish yellow with constant effervescence and a hufe frosty white head. Aroma offers some nice spice from the belgian yeast, bold lemon citrus juice, some of its rind as well, and a kiss of some bread underneath it all. Flavor mirrors the aroma quite well. I don't taste any alcohol, but I can feel the alcohol at the close of each sip/ A crisp, active mouthfeel. Overall, great saison. I only wish it was a little lower abv.

denver10, Mar 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

bum732, Mar 08, 2012
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4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

TCMike, Mar 07, 2012
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3.35/5  rDev -19.7%
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.

blakelive784, Mar 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

thestranger99, Mar 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

dragomni, Mar 06, 2012
Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,186 ratings.