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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,038 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,038
Reviews: 733
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 159
Gots: 411 | 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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CP20

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-18-2011 17:36:21 | More by CP20
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Reagan1984

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

12-18-2011 04:33:00 | More by Reagan1984
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horshack7

Massachusetts

4.22/5  rDev +1.4%

Appearance: It pours a hazy brassy color with golden hues. On top is a thick white marshmellow head that stays around very well.

Aroma: Estery alcohol, citrus fruit a touch of kiwi fruit way in the back. Notes of banana, bready yeasts. Clove, coriender, wisps of apricot and spice.

Taste: Crsip hop bite up front and notes of citrusy fruits. Apricot, estery alcohol, spice clove touches of apricot in the back.

Notes: This one is a solid find very drinkable and tasty all the way around. Cheers.

12-18-2011 02:20:47 | More by horshack7
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ThirstyHerf

Oklahoma

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-16-2011 04:49:28 | More by ThirstyHerf
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jophish17

Georgia

3/5  rDev -27.9%

12-14-2011 21:33:43 | More by jophish17
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jrenn

Kansas

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-14-2011 19:03:03 | More by jrenn
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celticfutblclub

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-14-2011 17:37:37 | More by celticfutblclub
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aorloski

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -5%

Appearance - Golden and cloudy, a nice lemony look to it, big fluffy white head.

Smell - Belgian yeast, lemon, a touch of barnyard, grass, some spicy ginger.

Taste - Follows the nose, a nice astringent belgian yeast right up front followed by some delicious lemon zest and grass. Great stuff

Mouthfeel - Middle of the road, crisp.

Overall - A very great saison, nothing that blew my mind but very respectful to the style.

12-14-2011 17:33:42 | More by aorloski
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ERlally

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-14-2011 03:45:02 | More by ERlally
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Keemohoppy

Colorado

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-12-2011 16:23:20 | More by Keemohoppy
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BlueTrace

Missouri

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-12-2011 05:12:58 | More by BlueTrace
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Brewdacris

Alabama

4.13/5  rDev -0.7%

Regular sized bottle of Boulevard’s Tank 7. Although I haven’t had a massive amount of experience with saisons, I’ve had quite a few top examples that I believe set my expectations for the style at a very high level.

Appearance- Very hazy gold, dense three finger rocky white head. Gorgeous looking beer

Smell- citrus and lemongrass dominate here, spicy kick present as well

Taste- Dominant citrus flavors, grassy citrus flavor fitting for the style, sour and dry grapefruit present as well. Long lasting sweet taste settles in post-sour shock, steadily replaced by pepper, spices and hops. Extremely pleasant. Settles on a milder sweet taste.

Mouthfeel- This is an exceptionally smooth saison, with the mouthfeel rivaling that of the Saison Dupont, my favorite of the style and one of my favorite beers. The Tank 7 is definitely a thicker beer, very complimentary to the flavors. If you let it settle for a few seconds this characteristic makes itself extremely apparent.

Overall the Tank 7 is an excellent beer for the style. Not necessarily in the same neighborhood as the Saison Dupont or Belgian's other saison offerings but a fantastic beer with a lot to offer. I would recommend this to anyone that has sampled North Coast’s La Merle as another well-executed American saison.

12-12-2011 03:22:25 | More by Brewdacris
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benjbrunner

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-11-2011 21:54:58 | More by benjbrunner
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Pjev11

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev -1.9%

Poured from a 4-pack bottle into a pint glass. Light yellowish/straw in color. Pretty see through but hazy with bits of sediment floating in glass. Lots of carbonation bubbles floating to the top. A nice thick head of white/slightly-off-white head, about 2.5 fingers, that dissipated fairly quick but left a good amount of pretty lacing.

Smell is very fruity and slightly spicy. Smells "Belgian" to me.

The initial taste that pops out is citrus - grapefruit, lemon. A nice spice kicks in towards the end.

Tank 7 pops in the mouth. You can see the carbonation in the glass and you can feel it in your mouth.

Overall I think this is a very nice Saison. Looks pretty, tastes nice and hides the alcohol very well for 8% abv. I am becoming a big fan of Boulevard. Too bad their stuff is very hard for me to find in the Northeast.

12-11-2011 01:36:55 | More by Pjev11
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-10-2011 21:38:48 | More by thewimperoo
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gtermi

Texas

4.05/5  rDev -2.6%

A: This is a very nice looking beer. It is a cloudy golden yellow with a thick white head. There is also a lot of floating sediment in the beer.

S: Smells strong with Belgian yeast and a strong amount of fruitiness. Other than that, not much more.

T: I was expecting a bit stronger beer, but it was sort of weak.There is a nice amount of fruitiness and a little bit of hidden malt.

M: The beer sort of burns on the back of the throat from the crispness. I seem to find it pretty enjoyable.

O: I was expecting a little more from the beer, but still not bad. I prefer Saison more, but that one is long gone. Still a good beer and tasty.

12-10-2011 04:12:18 | More by gtermi
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jondeelee

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev -5%

Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale comes in a champagne-like corked bottle, and opens with an almost Belgian nose, full of bright banana and clove aromas, with undertones of pineapple, orange, and apricot. Touches of pink grapefruit are added by the hops, and the beer as a whole bears the spicy, peppery aroma of a Saison. The only detraction in this area is that the combination of several of these bright fruit aromas can lend the nose an almost bubble-gum-like quality--but even then, the overall effect is still largely positive, lending the beer a candy-like profile.

On the tongue, the beer opens with a peppery, spicy Belgian banana-and-clove hit, though far heavier on the black pepper and spice notes than many of its peers. These are quickly joined by a bright pink grapefruit taste from the hops, in this case coming across somewhat like sparkling grapefruit juice. Heavy citrus flavors obviously predominate here, not only grapefruit, but lemon and lime, and the hops also add a good a amount of bitterness (38 IBUs), which gnaws at the tongue. Few bread-like flavors emerge, the main focus being on fruits and spices, though some touches of French baguette do help ground the brew. The aftertaste is mainly citrusy fruit esters, as well as a continuation of the banana-and-peppery-clove spiciness, and lingers for some time. Mouthfeel is medium, and carbonation is high, feeling in this latter respect more like a champagne.

Overall, while the fruity, spicy, peppery, and citrus flavors in this beer are well-developed and finely nuanced, I found the beer slightly out of balance, needing a greater sense of earthiness from the malts to help ground the effect. A larger marble rye bread taste, perhaps, or toast crust would have sufficed. Without this, the sugars and citrus fruits overwhelm the profile, and the beer feels somewhat mimosa-like: alcoholic fruit juice mixed with champagne. The result is still very drinkable, but quite sugary, and wants for a bit of bread and cheese to help offset the beer.

12-09-2011 21:08:44 | More by jondeelee
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jilly425

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-09-2011 02:57:58 | More by jilly425
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Stouttyme

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-09-2011 01:04:16 | More by Stouttyme
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Anew

Washington

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-08-2011 22:53:01 | More by Anew
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wchasejr

New York

5/5  rDev +20.2%

12-08-2011 21:43:35 | More by wchasejr
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valkyre65

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-08-2011 18:38:23 | More by valkyre65
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Yabev15

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-08-2011 15:55:19 | More by Yabev15
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amart80

Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-07-2011 22:56:13 | More by amart80
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dasenebler

Maine

4.38/5  rDev +5.3%

12oz, best by 5/16/12.

Pours a very pale, hazy gold. Nice lacing.

Citrus rind, light funk, and lemongrass on the nose. Nice.

The flavor is spicy, dry and citrusy. Notes of grapefruit and lemon. Powdery yeast notes compliment a peppery yeasty finish. Pretty American-hoppy and bitter, though not overwhelming. Still retains a lot of the traditional Saison character. Bone dry, with a highly carbonated but smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Man, this stuff is good, and I totally wasn't expecting it.

This truly is an excellent Saison. Dry, complex and refreshing, up there with the best American-made examples of the style.

12-07-2011 22:16:36 | More by dasenebler
Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,038 ratings.