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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,877 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,877
Reviews: 833
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 223
Gots: 783 | 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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Photo of XxNitExX
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into Tulip

A- Pours brilliant straw yellow with a MASSIVE white head that will stay around like a cloud all day. Very nice looking beer.

S- Citrus, Pepper, then hops. Mix in a little funky belgian yeast and you got the aroma right there.

T- Lovely citrus taste up front mixed with a floral peppery back of the tongue taste. Simple malt taste, nice little alcohol hit also.

M- Nice bubble action, makes this a delight to drink and very smooth. Got to love the lingering taste in the mouth!

Overall my second favorite saison behind saison dupont but a very good beer overall!

Photo of jeffthepony
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of michisrad
3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of --Dom--
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Pours a hazy yellow-orange with some nice floaties. Smells sweet, slightly citrus.

Taste is bright citrus notes up front. I get a strong coriander coming across in the middle. Taste is on the sweet side. There's definitely some booziness in there. Finish is crisp.

Mouthfeel is well carbonated, crisp. Overall I think it's a great american representation of the style. Any more coriander would've been too much for me as this is a problem I have with a lot of belgians. But it's pretty spot on. An excellent beer. I'd love to find it on tap.

Photo of 2GOOFY
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. best before 9/13/13

Poured into a Duvel glass with a huge bright white head and bright hazy golden body packed full of whizzing bubbles.

The aroma is wonderful. Some citrusy grapefruit, sweetness, peppery spice, wheat, bread, a little floral, and banana.

Slight bitterness up front followed by some sweetness. Pepper, banana, apple, grapefruit, wheat, grass, and bread.

Smooth, crisp, dry, and light bodied.

A great saison. At 8% I could see that getting dangerous with how easy drinking this is.

Photo of johnsilk
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of BrownNut
3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of flyingPharmacist
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of bkrbdan
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of 95stategrad
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

As far as Farmhouse/Saisons made in the US, this is on par with Hennepin and just about as good as it gets. I'm still completely sold by the relatively high alcohol content as I just don't think that is true to style (can't serve 8% beer as a "refreshment" to field workers, they'd pass out in the fields after lunch!), but the flavor cannot be denied. And Boulevard has at least resisted over-hopping like so many US brewers want to do with this style. This is legitimate stuff. From the funky/horsey aroma when you open it to the slightly peppery finish, it's all there. Very few brewers in the US "get it" as far as Farmhouse ales go. These guys are on the list. Well done. Having said that, Farmhouse/Saisons are not for everyone. If you don't like the style, this beer probably won't change your mind.

Photo of ryser2k
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of phishfoolme
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of blindpiggie
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of DMBBREWMAN
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of MaineMike
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of miked563
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of pauldonath
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Good foam and color. OK nose. Taste is a cross between a Belgium ale and an IPA, done very well. I like the mix of the floral with a bit more hop bitterness than in a typical Belgium ale. Finish is very long, starting with the fortunately not too sweat malt and ending with just the right amount of bitter bite.

Photo of mtbdonn
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of beestes
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of blackcompg
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from their 12oz bottle...

Appearance - Pours a substantial foamy 3 finger head, both tight and large bubbles, body is a hazy bright yellow gold with tons of bubbles in the body, huge action, head comes down to about a finger & a half of thick bumpy cumulus. Great thick lacing.

Smell - Big belgian yeast & spice, sourdough bread, citrus zest, touch of white pepper. light pear, bubble gum.

Taste - Begins big bready yeast, bubblegum banana esters, dried apple, touch of semi-sweet citrus, coriander, white pepper. Finish is dried sourdough crusts with more white pepper and bitter dried citrus peels.

Mouthfeel - Mouthfeel is lighter side of medium, carb is on the higher side, very bright and crisp, wonderful tingly edges on the sides of the tongue, finish is dry, but a few pockets of tart & sweetness in the mouth corners.

Overall - A very good and refreshing beer. Complex and fairly well balanced. This is my first beer of this style, reminds me a bit of Duvel. A favorful beer that I would recommend.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of suspect
4.59/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Real Ale Snifter.

A: Pure golden color, hazy by nature. Lots of sediment. When I popped the cap, the foam came RUSHING out. Gentle pour after that led to a frothy white 2 finger head that fizzed down after a few minutes. Lacing is strong and thick.

S: Perfect blend of funk, wheaty grains, malts and bitterness with a lemon zest and grassy undertone.

T: MM! Follows the nose absolutely. Lots of funk, wonderful mix of malt and citrus. Really really well done.

M: Perfectly carbonated, bubbles lift the spice of my dinner right off the tongue and away. Crispy finish, no bitterness.

O: Really wonderful beer. I've been wanting to try this one for some time now and I'm glad I not only had the opportunity, but I have another one to enjoy!

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of ummswimmin
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I poured this beer into a stemmed glass. I immediately received a ton of foam from the initial pour. The retention on the head was pretty strong. I really like the lacing on this one. The coloring is a deeper blond with a decent amount of cloudiness.

I like the nose on the tank 7. The spice and yeastiness are nice with this one. The bouquet balances really well. The flavor is pretty good as well. This works out to be a pretty good example of a saison.

Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,877 ratings.