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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,534 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,534
Reviews: 778
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 192
Gots: 581 | 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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Photo of Pdrufo
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Pdrufo, Aug 27, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

t0rin0, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of 59rockabilly
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

59rockabilly, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of Kpitevl
3/5  rDev -28.1%

Kpitevl, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of Davepoolesque
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Davepoolesque, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of elgiacomo
4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, best by March 5, 2013. Served at around 40-45F.

Pours very hazy with wonderful swirls of sediment. Large three finger fluffy white head that leaves globs of sticky lacing and holds a great cap. Purty.

Fruity aroma with a lot of melon, pear, tropical fruits, a bit of banana and citrus, some bread & yeast. Very good strength.

Flavor is also very fruity, pear, pineapple, melon, orange, grapefruit, mango, it’s like fruit juice, semi-sweet, some bread and yeast, moderate bitterness, minimal alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a bit sticky, good carbonation.

Mmmmm, this is good, really good. Very fruity and juicy. I normally don’t gravitate towards Belgian Pales/Goldens/Saisons, but Tank 7 may change that for me. So glad to have them here in Georgia now. Lookin’ forward to trying more from the Smokestack series.

elgiacomo, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of MaximalC
3.73/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky golden color with an admirable, rocky white head that devolves into sporadic chunks of lacing as the beer recedes. Aroma smells richly of pepper, hops, yeast, and some light fruit. This combination actually works much more pleasantly together than one might expect. The pepper that was so prominent in the nose is even more so in the taste--almost distractingly so. There are some spices I can tolerate in abundance, but pepper is not one of them. The bottle touts tropical fruit as a main component of the flavor profile, and much to my surprise, there is an evident mango aspect to the taste. The mango is more noticeable initially, before it starts to get drowned out by the pepper and bitterness, but it's definitely there. There's also some of the funkiness typical of the style, and the 8% ABV is well concealed. The carbonation is nice and crisp, just how I like it, but that's not enough to redeem this beer overall. There's just too much pepper going on to give the rest of the elements a fair shake, though I do respect Boulevard for going big on flavor here, even if it's not quite too my liking.

MaximalC, Aug 25, 2012
Photo of BeerDawgs
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A 12 oz bottle picked up as a 4 pack at Greens. Boulevard is new to GA, so happy to try them out!

A - Bright yellow, lots of clarity. The huge head and sticky lace that never leaves the top of the beer and the sides of the glass is the best part

S - Smells amazing, perfect for a saison. Sweet lemon/orange. Spices. Funk. Everything blends together real well in the aroma

T - Sweet up front, spice kick at the end. Lots of citrus, coriander, lemon. Dry finish.

M - Highly carbonated. Well balanced.

O - An excellent farmhouse ale, for an excellent price. $9.99 for a 4 pack of an amazing farmhouse ale? Sign me up!

BeerDawgs, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of julian89
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another beer shared with my buddy Scudder, I got three different Boulevard beers.

Appearance- A hazy straw color with a 2 inch white head. Good retention and lacing. Great carbonation.

Smell- Straight up farmhouse style. They made it just about perfect. The fresh spice wheat and citrus aroma is very well done.

Taste-Lots of citrus on the front. Finished pretty dry with a decent warmth from the ABV.

Mouthfeel- High carbonation and light to medium body.

Drinkability- Very refreshing and easy to drink.

julian89, Aug 24, 2012
Photo of FullObs
4/5  rDev -4.1%

FullObs, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of NumberNone
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

NumberNone, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of danems64
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

danems64, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of NoLeafClover44
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a Weyerbacher tulip. Best by 1/27/13.

A - Pours a bright straw color with a huge tuft of white head that rises above the rim of the glass. Whirlwind display of carbonation in the body. Shows great lacing.

S - Smells of lemonpeel, funk, and cloves. Very spicy with black pepper notes and mellow grassy hops.

T - The black pepper comes through first on the tongue, followed by tart lemongrass. Little brett kick midpalate that is a cross between funk and sour. Cloves and other spices make up the majority of the back end. The finish is very clean and alcohol is nonexistent.

M - Lively carbonation with a very light body. Crisp, dry finish.

O - This is a very good saison with great Belgian yeast flavors and fruity citrus overtones. Very refreshing and drinkable at 8%. Among the best readily available saisons out there.

NoLeafClover44, Aug 23, 2012
Photo of Beaver13
3.28/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle, best by 5/16/12. Pours golden with a bunch of floaties and a big rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet wheaty malts and some fruit and honey with a little funky yeast and some soapy floral notes.

The flavor is sweet wheaty malts and earthy yeast with a dry bitterness (big for a saison) in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with spritzy carbonation.

Overall, an OK saison. It doesn't seem well balanced to me.

Beaver13, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of waiting4lunch
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

waiting4lunch, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of Andy1022
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Andy1022, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of AaronBurr
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

AaronBurr, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of slowdaddy
4/5  rDev -4.1%

slowdaddy, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of tlazaroff
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wonderful and classical peppery and fruity nose. It's a bouquet of wonderfulness that is inviting, sweet, and warming.

Golden straw in color, little bits of carbonation are seen making their escape to the top of the glass to join the crisp white head. Lacing is alright, though, it could be better, but it's alright.

It's peppery, yeasty, lemony, grainy on the palate. Strong right up front and mellows out to a nice dry finish which rounds it out nicely. It's a fine drinking beer, and the alcohol is lightly warming but easily felt. Just a few sips and I can feel it working it's magic. Great Saison here, made in America.

tlazaroff, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of guytyping
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

guytyping, Aug 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Tech_Savy, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of coreyfmcdonald
3.8/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle into a tulip glass

A: Pours a hazy golden color with a finger of active pillowy white carbonation. Very good retention.

S: Lots of tropical fruits and spices, I get guava with some nutmeg in the background. A bit musty as well.

T: All the fruitiness that I got in the aroma is basically gone. I still get quite a bit of nutmeg and clove, and behind that I get some bready malts. The beer stays dry the entire time, I get very little sweetness at all. As I keep sipping, I get a bit of tropical fruit sweetness that I got in the aroma, but not a lot.

M: Medium mouthfeel with strong carbonation.

O: The aroma in this beer is wonderful, but the taste is a bit disappointing. Still a good Saison, just not world class.

coreyfmcdonald, Aug 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

jmbraxton, Aug 19, 2012
Photo of EtOHMD
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 4 pack with freshness date Jan '13 into pint glass.

A: classic saison appearance with hazy golden yellow color with steaming carbonation and thick 1-2 inch foamy white head which slowly settles with lots of lacing. Very inviting.

S: grassy, floral. Not picking up a ton.

T: mild hops, clove, mild pepper, long lingering taste. Milder than many similar beers but nice nonetheless.

M: very crisp and refreshing

O: perhaps most amazing thing about this beer is how well it hides 8% abv. Could have a few

EtOHMD, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of Chrixsus
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Chrixsus, Aug 18, 2012
Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,534 ratings.