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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,065 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,065
Reviews: 736
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 165
Gots: 419 | 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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musicforairports

New York

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
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emdawg

New York

5/5  rDev +20.2%

01-01-2012 05:40:45 | More by emdawg
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LambicKing

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-01-2012 04:03:42 | More by LambicKing
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PhineasGage

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-31-2011 13:09:45 | More by PhineasGage
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canadianghetto

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-31-2011 06:38:27 | More by canadianghetto
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MichialTanner1

Texas

3.68/5  rDev -11.5%

Poured this one from a 12oz/4 pack-size bottle into my S'Feuillien becker glass. It's a golden-orange color with a finger's width of white head. Upon putting my cheaters on, sediment swirls in the glass like a snow globe.

It smells like a combination of a hefe and chicken mess. I haven't drank a great many Saison-style beers, but this seems to be typical for the style. Not particularly consistent with the taste, but the beer was ultimately purchased for drinking.

Consistent with the hefe portion of my smell critique, the taste is clovey/yeasty and would've never guessed the ABV of 8%. I could sum up the taste by describing it as a "lite" tribute to a good Belgium triple.

Most of Boulevard's offerings have been average, IMO, but this one is better than that. I like it and the remaining supply of the 4-pack will likely be dissolved by the time this review is observed.

12-31-2011 00:42:30 | More by MichialTanner1
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TrappistJohnMD

Mississippi

3.9/5  rDev -6.3%

Very bright yellow in snifter. There is a bunch of particulate matter circulating in it. Nice thick white head. Very nice lacing on glass. Smells nice. Clove and maybe some leather. Citrus is there too. Certain je ne sais quois to it as well (sorry to dork you out). Taste follows pretty well. Good carbonation. Overall nice and would definitely buy again but like others in this style a little better.

12-30-2011 22:26:27 | More by TrappistJohnMD
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SkipWeathers

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-30-2011 21:22:57 | More by SkipWeathers
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -11.5%

Poured on-tap and served in a tulip stem, the beer is a light, bright, slightly hazy, pale yellow coloring, with a steady flow of carbonation bubbling and a dense, small bubbled, frothy white head. Aromas of sweet fruit and a spicy blend, with some clove and allspice in abundance. Bready yeast scents, also. The flavors have a strong roasting to them, with the clove and slightly sour yeast flavors following quickly on the tongue. Sweet berry fruits, and a slight highlight of honey balance the flavors. The aftertaste has a split second of sour, but a good showing of the spice blend. The finish is slow and slick, with a slight linger to it. Very good flavors, and one of the more sessionable Farmhouse brews I've had, despite the higher ABV.

12-30-2011 18:51:31 | More by GarthDanielson
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cooler4life

Quebec (Canada)

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-30-2011 05:29:54 | More by cooler4life
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Crackerroll

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

12-30-2011 04:50:16 | More by Crackerroll
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rfbenavi80

Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-30-2011 02:27:40 | More by rfbenavi80
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FievelGoesWest

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-30-2011 01:06:36 | More by FievelGoesWest
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PhilTLL

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

12-29-2011 21:51:44 | More by PhilTLL
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cdwil

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-29-2011 14:04:54 | More by cdwil
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Jstark5150

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-29-2011 07:31:58 | More by Jstark5150
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.68/5  rDev -11.5%

pours a thick straw golden color with a fading lace head into a snifter. would never guess this to be 8%. smells yeasty and fully fruity. taste is robust ripe sweet full flavored fruit. plums, apples, berries, all blooming in the mouth. yeast backbone and a hop presence in the middle. problem with this one is the mouthfeel. way way too heavy and filling for the style, i should be able to session this. as filling as my bbq ribs i ate with this. heavy feeling bust still properly carbonated. i liked it, but as with many of boulevard's beers, there are 50 better alternatives per style.

12-29-2011 07:31:00 | More by StonedTrippin
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LornaLee

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-29-2011 05:29:13 | More by LornaLee
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plasma

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-29-2011 00:39:52 | More by plasma
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DrBier

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

12-28-2011 23:55:30 | More by DrBier
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Grebdioz

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-28-2011 10:15:39 | More by Grebdioz
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Stockfan42

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-28-2011 03:53:22 | More by Stockfan42
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4balance


4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-28-2011 03:50:28 | More by 4balance
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BillDrinksBeer

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-28-2011 00:36:21 | More by BillDrinksBeer
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arkansastroy

Arkansas

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-27-2011 14:51:22 | More by arkansastroy
Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,065 ratings.