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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,865 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,865
Reviews: 830
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 226
Gots: 768 | 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 rwhitmore
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of MadMac
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Rich gold with a haze. Nice head, fading to residual bubbles and foam.

S: Orange and yeast, but not as strong as other reviewers find.

T: This is a great beer. I love Boulevard. I get a complex layer of orange, straw, cardamom, bread. I feel like I am back on the farm, bellying up to to big table with all my friends. Leaves me with a nice clean, crisp taste.

M: Good carbonation. Lots of bubbles at the back of my tongue. Just enough pucker in my mouth after I swallow.

O: Great saison. I could drink this all day long, but at 8% ABV common sense prevails.

Photo of IcemanCometh
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of shehateme
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of mbunje
4.61/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, poured into a tulip glass

A - crystal clear, golden straw color. Nice bubbles from carbonation yields a mid size head. Extremely clear an crisp looking.

S - fresh bread, yeast esters, citrus flower and pepper

T - juicy front, followed by a dry biscuit finish that tastes almost tripped-like. A little citrus mixed in here or there. The balance of sweet and dry is exceptional.

M - you feel more carbonation than you see. A bit of alcohol burn. This is medium bodied as it should be.

O - really fine job with excellent balance and good flavor complexity. Looks, smells and tastes beautiful. It says farmhouse but closely resembles a trippel. Sneaky strong 8.5%

Photo of ToasterChef
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A chilled 750ml bottle is poured into a tulip glass.

The beer is a translucent golden liquid with plenty of visible carbonation. The head is white and full of soap bubble foam. Decent lacing.

The beer has a very good aroma. Lots of farmhouse yeast, some spices and a good malt base that provides a hint of sweetness.

The beer has a interesting sweetness that is reminiscent of honey. It's very floral yet sweet. A nice mix of spices can be tasted at the finish, and farmhouse yeast flavors linger.

This is a fuller bodied beer than some other saisons I've had. Carbonation is strong and tingling. Coating feels a bit thick, but it isn't distracting.

This is a an enjoyable saison. Worth checking out.

Photo of illeagle05
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of dsshuck
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Mattias
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -34.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of kevanb
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Boulevard Smokestack Series Tulip.

Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale

It pours a lovely golden honey color, hues of lemon with touches of orange, cloudy complexion with a bit of sediment floating in the glass. A huge cloudy white head rises out of the glass, nearly 3 fingers high that has great retention and leaves behind a great bit of lacing. The aroma is pleasant, mild funkiness, cereal grain, fruity yeast, a touch of berry comes out behind the grain with some lemon zest and a light floral presence. The flavors really shine, lots of pale cereal grain, mild barnyard funk, nice bready yeast that brings out the same nice fruity tones in the nose, a bit of apple and lemon with some sweet berry flavors, very well balanced with the grain and funky layers. The body is very lively, medium to high carbonation, a touch thinner than anticipated, definitely coats the mouth well, alcohol is present at the finish which is nice and dry.

Verdict: A really pleasant Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard. The flavors are layered, bright and enjoyable. While it may not be the most complex and exciting Farmhouse Ale, it is certainly a worthy brew for anyone who loves a good Belgian Style Ale.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of tcsather
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of dokupe
4/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of smogfood
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of whatsgoody
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of FUwolfpacker
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from their nice, unique 12 oz bottle into a Westbrook tulip.

A: Beautiful golden color with a slight haziness. Huge, white, bubbly, rocky head. Just amazing. Head holds for a little bit then fades to a nice, manageable ring. Decent lacing.

S: Love the aroma of this. Definitely get some of the yeastiness, some grapefruit-orange, a spiciness I can't quite put my finger on, and some apple.

T: Fantastic. One of the first farmhouse ales/saisons I tried and this set the bar very high. Have had several since first trying this several months ago on tap, and none have equaled this one. I get some lemon/citrus and some straw/grassiness right off the bat. Some nice bready sweetness soon follows, and it finishes with just a little drying bitterness that adds a nice crispness.

M: A little thicker, stickier mouthfeel than you would expect just looking at it but not over done at all. Moderate carbonation.

O: This is a fantastic farmhouse/saison. If you have never had it and get a chance to grab one, do it! It's very unlikely that you will regret it. I could easily drink several of these without a second thought.

Photo of Eaglefan344
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Kelp
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of MattyG85
4.41/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip glass. Bottle says best by 06/08/13.

Appearance: Pours a very hazy golden orange with a moderate amount of fast rising bubbles. Huge five finger white head which slowly fades into a patchy creamy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A yeasty, funky, and spicy farmhouse aroma with a lot of citrus esters. Belgian yeast with a good scent of barnyard funk and spices including peppers and clove. Belgian candied sugars and light esters of banana and pear. Sweet pale malts with hints of wheat grains, husk, biscuit, and cracker. Big citrus fruit hop esters with hints of oranges, lemon zest, mango, and pineapple. Also a good scents of grass and earthy hops. A very good balance of farmhouse sweetness and drying bitterness.

Taste: Like the aroma hints, a complex and well balanced Saison taste. Belgian yeast and barnyard funk upfront with some pepper and clove spicing. Candied sugars and notes of banana, bubblegum, and pear. Pale malts and wheat with a taste of cereal grains, biscuit, husk, and cracker. Very nice citrus fruit taste with notes of orange, lemon zest, pineapple, and mango. Things are rounded out by a good taste of grassy and earthy hops. Somewhat sweet but well balanced by the bitter dryness. Very good.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a carbonation on the higher side of medium. Nicely crisp and spicy with a drying finish. Alcohol is masked well.

Overall: A really good American style Farmhouse ale. Good mix of sweetness, spice, hops, and citrus fruit esters.

Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,865 ratings.