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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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3,361 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,361
Reviews: 762
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 179
Gots: 527 | FT: 12
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  rDev -4.1%

allenc85, Jun 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

station815, Jun 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

wizo, Jun 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

ZachBurns, Jun 07, 2012
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4.21/5  rDev +1%

rkarimi, Jun 07, 2012
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4.73/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

They had this on tap at Fiorella's BBQ in KC and it paired well with the sliced meat combo I ordered.

A-Rich cloudy yellow straw color with a persistent creamy half inch head that stuck to the glass.

S- A nice combination of lemon spice from the hops with a fruity yeast aroma in back.

T- Sweet sour lemon and malt up front that gives way to a slightly dry finish with some funky yeast at the tail end.

M- Surprisingly full body for this style, medium plus. Very smooth and even a bit rich. The alcohol is not at all dominant but it sneaks up.

O- My first farmhouse ale on tap and I was impressed. A complex and flavorful yet refreshing ale. The best of this style that I have had so far.

mschind, Jun 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

dmilewsk, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad.

The beer is transparent and golden colored with 1/4" of white head after a slow pour into a snifter. The aroma offers grass, yeast, lemons, funk. Smells inviting. The taste is crisp and clean, with everything well balanced. A touch of funk sits nicely with light citrus notes, particularly lemons. The finish offers some herbal notes and lingering floral hops. Light to medium in body. Good stuff - I would like to have this again.

Huhzubendah, Jun 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

lvoutlawjlh, Jun 05, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

WhiskeeTango, Jun 05, 2012
Photo of gkunkle
3.55/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A hazy golden body holds up a 1.5" tall cream colored head of medium density. Lots of carbonation can be seen rising through the beer. Head retention is very good. This beer is appears as a saison should. Aroma is primarily of sweet saison funk, but I also detect citric hops. The taste starts with a slight sweetness and a touch of floral hops. As the beer crests the tongue I get a bit more citric hops and a bit of spiciness. The finish includes a touch of bitterness and funk. A decent funk flavor carries the beer across the tongue. Body is of medium thickness. Carbonation is not as aggressive as something like saison DuPont, but is is there in enough quantity to make this very drinkable. The 8% ABV surprised me. Overall this is a very good saison/farmhouse ale. I quite like the flavor profile, but as a saison enthusiast, I don't think this would make my top 3.

gkunkle, Jun 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

erlenmeyer, Jun 03, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Bruce! Pours a hazy, bright golden straw color with a large white head that disappears at a steady pace. Scent is quite spicy and funky with a nice amount of earthiness. Pepper and some citrus hit the nostrils along with a bit of clove and banana. Taste is very enjoyable and flavorful. A good amount of pepper with some citrus zest. Lemon and grapefruit with some banana to balance it out. Slight bready malt flavor with a bit of classic barnyard taste. Very light hoppiness and just a tad bit of alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and highly carbonated. Crisp, dry finish. Drinkability is very high. Overall, the only other saison I've had from these guys was Saison Brett, and I must say that they know exactly what they're doing when it comes to this style of beer.

DovaliHops, Jun 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

RKing44, Jun 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Twelve-ounce bottle, poured into a stemmed New Belgium glass.

Upon pouring, Tank 7 is a hazy golden/straw colored brew with two fingers of vibrant white head. Great retention and superb lacing. Smell is very fresh, with some bready malt, grassy hops, and a touch of spice. Flavor profile is very similar to the nose. Faint lemon character, along with cracker-like malt, honey, and a grassy hop finish. Also a hint of peppercorn on the mid-palate.
This medium-bodied Saison is packed with flavor and complexity. The alcohol is somewhat present, but not enough so that makes it intolerable. Very easy to drink. A damn tasty brew, and perhaps my favorite of the Smokestack series.

WYVYRN527, Jun 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

raesive, Jun 03, 2012
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4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

About 2 weeks past "best by" date. Poured into SN tulip to capture the head and get a full pour.
Still fresh spicy, fruity, yeasty and positively enjoyable aroma.
Cloudy yellow, lots of bubble action, full dense white head. Looks delightful and inviting.
I think a saison this big loses a bit of what makes a saison most enjoyable. Less of the qualities that make the aroma so nice, although they are still there, they are less intense. More of a grainy and general malt character noted. A little more spice, a tad of alcohol. Good complexity. Nice tartness and a tad of acidity. Hops seem a little subdued, but that could be the age on this bottle.
Rather big mouthfeel, although it has appropriate high level of carbonation.
Enjoyed this more as it warmed. It feels and drinks bigger than 8% and I tend to like this style smaller and a little sweeter. Nonetheless, nice beer. Recommended.

garymuchow, Jun 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Weischej, Jun 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

crobinso, Jun 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

cmoody91, Jun 02, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

darcange, Jun 02, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

JSchock7, Jun 01, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

cletetron, May 31, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

lansdowne24, May 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

rbastone, May 30, 2012
Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,361 ratings.