Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.
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4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
Poured from 12 oz brown bottle into a white wine glass. No obvious freshness date. Purchased as 4-pack at Binny's Liquor Depot (Chicago, IL) for $10.79. Reviewed from notes.
A: Peachy yellow hue with stark white, frothed 1-finger tightly bubbled head with good retention and a lot of fine lacing despite the hotel glass.
S: Sharp, spicy Belgian yeastiness on a barely sweet light ale malt background with herbal, lightly grassy hopping
T: Just the right mix of interesting yeast esters including phenolic, spicy, citrus-lemon/lime, and farmyard to blend with the softly sweet continental pale maltiness. A very nice heft on this beer. The hopping takes a firm backseat, but it comes through with some herbal notes.
M: Delicately balanced mouthfeel with fine carbonation and a firm medium body in spite of the easy drinkability.
O: A really nice beer that I wish I could get my hands on readily -- when are you coming east, Boulevard?
01-05-2012 02:37:38 | More by argock
4.1/5 rDev -1.4%
Poured from the 750ml corked bottle into a Duvel tulip glass. Body is a pretty, cloudy golden hue with a huge, fluffy white head that sticks around for awhile, descending into peaks and valleys with a touch of lacing on the glass. Aroma of pale malt and wheat, with nice herby notes of coriander and lemon peel. Some citrusy hops and a touch of pepper round out the complex nose.
Palate is lightly sweet pale malt up front, with light citrusy hops providing balance and a little bitterness before the swallow. Notes of coriander, lemon peel, and a touch of pepper on the finish. A lingering bitterness on the finish shows off the substantial hopping. Body is creamy and lively, and still heavy enough to support the substantial alcohol content. This beer is an impressive example of the saison style, one of the better American versions I've had.
01-04-2012 05:46:57 | More by ElGordo
4/5 rDev -3.8%
Gifted from a friend in August 2010, cellared since, opened and drunk on January 1, 2012 (almost 7 months past it’s best by date, which I did not notice upon storing). Seems to have been plenty delicious. Poured into a chalice. Served at fridge temp.
Overall: Recommend sampling if you like the saison style, or any good beer and are willing to branch out on flavors. It was not what I was expecting (perhaps dry and barely bitter were what I was thinking I’d try) but the outcome of the light sweetness, citrus, and high alcohol produce a very excellent beer. The sweetness becomes much less pronounced as the beer warms up, leaving a dry mouthfeel (leaving you ready for that next sip).
Appearance: beautiful clear golden with very light carbonation. Pours with a creamy head which quickly dissipates leaving no lacing on the glass.
Smell/aroma: Aromas of grapefruit with the citrus of ginger. Smells a bit resin-like.
Taste: The body of the beer is flat (perhaps from light carbonation), and this allows the drinker to pick up subtle citrus and spice notes, such as the bitter mouthfeel of grapefruit pith, and cinnamon generating a touch of sweetness on the swallow. This is unlike many Belgian saisons that I am familiar with because the beer is sweeter and wetter. The citrus (perhaps from hops) lends itself to making a unique beer, and balances the sweetness.
Mouthfeel: wet, lightly carbonated, but when held on the tongue and swirled around the mouth is much stronger than first impression. This is a very tasty beer so far.
01-01-2012 21:06:17 | More by slammgrass
3.95/5 rDev -5%
12oz single from a bottle shop in Adams, Mass. Best by May something 2012. Poured into a tulip.
Golden in color, noticeable sediment floating around in the glass, even though I tried to leave it in the bottle. Otherwise a clear beer. Big, fizzy head.
Smells like lemon, grass, earth, banana and lots of clove. Typical saison smells, with some noticeable hop profile.
Flavor is hoppy citrus and yeasty banana up front, a bit oily. Flavor finishes with that rustic, hay-like, clove flavor that defines a saison. Quite flavorful, but I'd have never guessed the ABV is 8 percent.
Mouthfeel is medium, but quite thick for the style. Not as light and carbonated as a saison tends to be.
I thought this was a good take on a saison. I like the stronger-than-usual hop profile and the fullness of this beer. I could do with a bit less clove flavor, but it's not out of place here. One of my favorite saisons.
01-01-2012 20:09:38 | More by musicforairports
Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,064 ratings.