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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,982 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,982
Reviews: 859
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 224
Gots: 855 | 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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Ratings: 3,982 | Reviews: 859
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4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. The label says Best By 05-2013.

A- Pours a mostly clean light amber color with a full two and a half fingers' worth of head that retains a bit before crackling away to a an 1/8 inch head and thick, frothy lacing.

S- Effervescent aroma of sweet citrus and light but fresh hops plus saison yeast which brings a beautiful brightness to the bouquet.

T- Smooth, lemony flavor with some mild spice and a touch of hops. The yeast is there but not at the forefront as I'm used to with most saisons. This creates a nice sense of balance, but I prefer my farmhouse ales to really taste like a farmhouse. Alcohol content is deceiving.

M- Medium-high carbonation, light body and very thirst quenching.

O- Wonderful aroma and mouthfeel but the overall execution of the flavor leaves a bit to be desired. I wonder if I'm becoming too critical of Saison entries now that it's my new favorite style. Oh well.

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4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a duPont Saison glass:

A- light golden in color, nice 1-1/2" head that lingers forever, well carbonated, with excellent lacing.

S - slightly hoppier than i expected but not at all unpleasant, slight funk from the "farmhouse" yeast.

T- the yeast hits you first, slight musky taste, followed by a bit of citrus. nice hop character, very drinkable with a dry finish.

M- carbonation is outstanding, highly drinkable.

O- this is a really strong beer for the style, while different than most Belgian's, this uniqueness is its strength.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Boulevard tulip

A- Pours hazy golden yellow. A massive foamy white head with great retention.

S- Big Belgian yeast. Followed up by a lot of wheat. A slight sourness. A bit of spice and some twang. Brett?

T- A nice sourness up front. A bit of a tart character. Some dark fruit flavors in here as well. A bit of lemon grass and some earthy floral noes. A lot of wheat and rye. A spicy quality from the yeast. Belgian yeast has a signature flavor.

M- A nice feel to it. Not too thick but has a nice body. Higher side of carbonation and very smooth.

O- This is a great Saison, I may prefer this over their Saison-Brett.

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4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a long tulip.

Appearance- Large white head, moderate lacing. Clear yellow body with some particulates.

Aroma- Floral, lemon, light banana.

Taste- More of the same, some pepper, apple. Decently dry finish.

Mouthfeel- Medium to light body. Lively carbonation.

I really enjoyed this one. I haven't been a big fan of Boulevard mainly due to their mainstream wheat-beer popularity, but this beer and another of their smokestack series are really excellent. Will definitely buy again.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle.

Appearance: Just beautiful. Just a slight haze to this golden yellow beer. Thick, frothy white head with excellent retention and sticky webs of lacing.

Smell: This apparently has a pretty good slug of American or equivalent hops-- sweet citrus and tropical fruits. Slightly musty saison yeast character. Esters of light fruits.

Taste: A very good, hoppy saison. Fruity, balance of bitter and sweet, yeast with a hint of tang. A little spicy and peppery. Finish is dry with hoppy bitterness..

Mouthfeel: Lively high carbonation, just enough residual sugars to give it some feel in the mouth, but still end dry-- I think the hoppy bitterness helps the sensation of dryness.

Overall: I really like this beer. The hop character isn't exactly traditional, but very good.

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4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

appearance: Hazy, pale golden. Huge fluffy head. This one has a come hither look. Enticing even.
smell: Fruity and yeasty, with a little spice and a substantial malt backbone. Smells like a Tripel to my immature snout.
taste: More of the same. Tastes like a quite good Tripel.
overall: Yea, I likes it. More sweetness and a more balanced taste than the few saisons I've had.

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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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