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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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3,524 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,524
Reviews: 776
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 191
Gots: 576 | 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 Beer_Runner
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch number 712111. Best by date: 01-2013
Poured slowly into a standard pint glass.

A: Poured to a light and foamy off-white head of about two fingers. The head disapated to a single layer of bubbles and left some lacing as the glass emptied. The brew is a bright golden straw color with lots and lots of carbon bubbles rising through to the head.

S: The aroma consists completely of Belgian yeast funk.

T: A good balance of flavors. The Belgian yeast funk blends with some spicy hops and just a little bit of citrusy hops and a touch of light roasted malt.

M: The body is light and there is a good deal of carbonated pop to it.

O: A very good farmhouse ale. (Note: Farmhouse ale is not one of my favorite styles.) It has a nice spiciness and the Belgian yeast funk does not go over the top. This is a good beer for a summer day. This beer can cool you down and still provide some entertainment for your palate.

Beer_Runner, Aug 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

CommonRider, Aug 10, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

dogfish7, Aug 08, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

dugly2ugly, Aug 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Swigit, Aug 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

wesley14, Aug 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

craigmj7, Aug 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

JazzIPA55, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of RickS95
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden yellow. Very hazy due to all the yummy stuff that's easily visible in the beer. The head is a finger and a half of bright white bubbles. Good retention and nice lacing. Nice carbonation.

Love the smell of a good saison and this is right up there with the best of the Europeans I've had. A combination of citrus and funky sweet yeast...grapefruit and cotton candy.

This is better after it warms a bit. Early on, the pepper spice is right in your face but as it warms, the fruitiness of the beer comes out and helps temper the pepper. The citrus is a welcome addition, though I wish more of the yeast came through.

Like the taste, this beer is better closer to room temperature as the spicy pepper is slightly milder by then. Brief bit of fruity sweetness, followed by spice. The alcohol is hidden throughout. Medium bodied. Not as much carbonation as you'd guess.

A really good beer. Drinkable with just the right amount of alcohol to let you know you're enjoying a beer. Looks and smells like a Belgian, but comes up just short in taste and feel. Still awfully good rendition by an American brewer.

RickS95, Aug 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Legra, Aug 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

dubmax, Aug 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

ferrettman687, Aug 02, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

BoilDinner, Aug 02, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

acurtis, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of socon67
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours golden with visible carbonation. Foamy white head settles as it rests. Rings of lacing around the galss.

S - Scents of fresh citrus fruits and yeasty bread. Has a scent of spice as well.

T - Flavors of oranges give to a peppery spice. Finish has bitter notes which was surprising.

M - Very drinkable and refreshing feel. Body is lighter than the ABV; a real treat.

O - One of the better domestic saisons out there. As a fan of the style I give this high marks.

socon67, Aug 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Beer4Baltimore, Aug 01, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

WesM63, Jul 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

MichaelBuck, Jul 31, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

Shasty, Jul 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

DavidHamilton, Jul 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

jtswkd, Jul 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Countfapula, Jul 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

bumchilly25, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of Arithmeticus
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured slightly chilled in plasticware

A: orange yellow, billowy head, 2 fingers; mix of large and small bubbles; very nice lacing
S: banana, yeast, inviting; hops come through after thirty seconds
T: orange, grapefruit; intense but simple; boozy; I expected it to be a bit more complex

Great tasting beer.

Arithmeticus, Jul 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

s1ckboy, Jul 27, 2012
Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,524 ratings.