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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Tank 7 Farmhouse AleTank 7 Farmhouse Ale

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,777 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,777
Reviews: 814
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 213
Gots: 711 | 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:
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into Duvel tulip. Purchased at TW in Folsom.

A: Pours a citrusy golden color with a huge, billowing, off-white head that filled up the rest of the tulip to the brim. The airy head took forever to faded into a thick film leaving rocky chunks of lace down the glass.
S: Tons of citrus on the nose mixed in with chalky Belgain yeast and peppery spices. I get notes of mandarin oranges, tangerines, clove, banana, peach, black pepper, doughy yeast and pale malts. Smells great!
T: A little more mineral and a little less citrus than the nose but overall, flavors are the same: Belgian yeast, a variety of orange-like hops, and a semi-sweet base of pale gainy malt. The finish is fruity and dry, and the aftertaste is grainy, minerally and spicy.
M: Medium body, drying mouthfeel with a touch of sweetness, and soft, even, carbonation.
O: A lovely saison, and one I’m happy to have finally found in California. I will definitely be buying this one again.

Photo of Gobzilla
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured a pale golden straw yellow in color with pale yellow highlights and a finger of head that left some good bubbly lacing sticking to the glass.

S: definitely was able to detect that barnyard horse blanket bretty funk with spice notes, hints of pear fruit and a little herbal essence coming through as well.

T: the bretty barnyard funk was a little more mild on the palate alongside, herbal notes that were more prominent, clove flavor, spice accents, a touch of pear fruit, and slight hops lingering in the background.

M: the brew was medium in body with a good amount of carbonation which had an herbal, spice, bretty funky, mild fruity and prickly finish.

O: I thought it was a solid saison and was happy to try another offering from boulevard brewing.

Photo of mweso2000
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of nataku00
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle (best by 12-2011)poured into a tulip glass. An older bottle I just found. Beer pours a hazy golden yellow with three plus fingers of loose bubbly head. Head dissipates after a few minutes to a half a finger of foam, leaving some a few spots of lacing. Decent amount of tiny bubbles streaming up from the bottom of the glass.

Nose is pretty classic saison, fresh herbal and grassy aromas mixed with a pepper and coriander spice, light fruity ester banana and biscuit malt sweetness.

Taking a sip, it pretty much follows the nose, herbal and earthy hops with white pepper and coriander. Some mild fruity esters and biscuit malt sweetness mid tongue, but finishing very dry with more the herbal and coriander lingering lightly on the tongue.

Medium body with decent carbonation, zippy and prickly on the tongue. An overall enjoyable saison.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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1/5  rDev -76%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of rajendra82
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer was picked as a part of the 4 bottle sampler pack with sweet tulip glass packed in, which I used for this review. The beer looked very hazy in the glass, with a three finger thick head, and a golden body. The smell deviated from the Saison mold quite a bit due to the use of grapefruit like American hops. There was some bubblegum in the nose, which I suspect was the yeast. The taste was expertly balanced between bold and delicate flavors,. There was a noticeable use of citric hops, and a peppery spiciness. But there was also a floral character, and some orange peel, and banana notes. The mouthfeel was airy, and light, with a creamy carbonation. This was one of the best American interpretation of a Saison,, I've had in a while.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of wedge
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mostly hazy golden yellow under a properly large, thick, fluffy head. Peppery Belgian yeast, zesty grapefruit, fruity tartness, herbs, and grass. Quite a bit hoppier in the mouth...bright, spicy, juicy citrus working very well with the yeast. Dry, fruity esters, subtle pale malt sweetness, and some grassy/flowery hops to back the citrus. Medium bodied and remarkably refreshing for its strength. I'd go ahead and stick this one in the "Belgian IPA" category. Bright and snappy...this beer pulls off the hop/yeast balance very well.

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3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,777 ratings.