1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Tank 7 Farmhouse AleTank 7 Farmhouse Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.

3,377 Ratings

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3,377
Reviews: 765
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 180
Gots: 529 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 3,377 | Reviews: 765 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml cork and caged bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
8.0% ABV, Batch # 711238, Best By 05-2012, Store upright, serve in the proper glass.

(Thanks to Beerwolf77 for a 12 oz bottle of this a while back!)

A - Vibrant goldenrod yellow in color, a fluffy white head tops Tank 7 off for quite a long time. Thin and wispy but persistent and strong lace grasps the glass in artistic fashion above the beer.

S - Wait, this isn't from Belgium? Had me fooled at first whiff! The hard-working yeast strain floods the beer with authentic Belgian aromas of lemongrass, white pepper, and clay. A fruity blend falls behind the spice aroma and surrounds the pale malt and light straw base. Faint barnyard notes add to the authenticity of Tank 7.

T - Mellow, fruity pineapple makes an appearance throughout the flavor while the spiciness continues to be a dominant force. Lemongrass citrus and clay are most prevalent from the ester-producing yeast. Biscuity pale malt provides a good background while tiny hints of phenolic alcohol slip though to the cleanly hopped finish.

M - Crisp and clean despite the heavy spice, Tank 7 is well-carbonated and light-bodied with a nice lingering finish. The most American part of this beer is it's clean, very mild hop bitterness that trails across the tongue after the swallow.

O - Hidden pretty well in this light-bodied, complex-yet-delicate beer, is a fairly high alcohol level for the style. While there's plenty of great yeast characteristics throughout Tank 7, I'd love to see some of the faint funk found in the nose to make it's way into this farmhouse ale's flavor. Regardless, Tank 7 is one of America's all-time greats when it comes to trying to reproduce the difficult-to-nail Belgian style!

BeerFMAndy, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of OtherShoe2
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours medium gold with a giant foamy rocky head. Good sticky lace.

Some lemon peel up front, then sweet grain, a little peach nectar, yeast and alcohol. Better aromas as you fight thru the head.

Nice brew. Some initial fruit sweetness intermingled with alcohol. Palate clears and bounces back between a little sweet graininess, yeast, fruit, and husk bitterness. A touch of funk. I like what I taste, but funny enough I find this not quite strong enough in depth of flavor. A little light compared to overseas counterparts.

Good carbonation, medium-ish in body, but actually on the lighter side. Slightly too thin.

Gotta give em credit. Got the right flavor profile, and the decent strength of tastes, but still thinned this out. It is no Fantome, but what is? An excellent domestic version of the style.

OtherShoe2, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of Beezee
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Beezee, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of Iowacraft
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Iowacraft, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of Cramerican
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Cramerican, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of ChaseTheAce
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

ChaseTheAce, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of garyford
5/5  rDev +19.9%

garyford, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of jwmarcum
4/5  rDev -4.1%

jwmarcum, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of MordorMongo
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

MordorMongo, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of chrispoint
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

chrispoint, Feb 13, 2012
Photo of BWarrington
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

BWarrington, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of NickTickler
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

NickTickler, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of merlin48
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle courtesy of Fugazme. Pours into the Boulevard tulup a hazy golden body with a healthy vanilla head that is thick and creamy. Good retention falls into attractive sheet and spiderweb lacing.

Aroma is very nice for the style, with grassy, herbal, and minty notes being complimented by lemony citrus and a subtle honey maltiness.

Excellent mouthfeel has a light medium to medium body and spritzy effervescent carbonation. Feels like a good saison.

Taste has a dominant herbal hop bitterness, a good trait for the style. Lemony citrus and minty and grassy notes add to the effect. Honey-like malt sweetness adds a pleasant balance. Subdued hints of vague spices add intrigue. Finishes dry and herbal.

A most excellent American saison, one of the better domestic versions I've sampled. Might rate this one higher if i had more bottles to appraise.

merlin48, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of rebeer18
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

rebeer18, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of thomismydad
5/5  rDev +19.9%

thomismydad, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of FalconA
4/5  rDev -4.1%

FalconA, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of freduardo
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

freduardo, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of dwduncan2
4/5  rDev -4.1%

dwduncan2, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of ObeMaltKinobee
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

ObeMaltKinobee, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of illidurit
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle courtesy of scray24, poured into a Unibroue tulip. Grapefruit color with a towering white head. Fresh citrusy aroma with lemons and candied oranges, vanilla sheet cake, light menthol. Flavor tends more toward bready malts, slightly sweet dough, oranges, cough drop herbs, honey. On the sweet side midpalate, but a dry straw/barnyard finish with a subtle astringency dries it out and gives it a nice saison feel. Easy to see why innoculating this with brett is such a good idea.

illidurit, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of ColForbinBC
4/5  rDev -4.1%

ColForbinBC, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of Snorrymouth
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Snorrymouth, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of GuisseppeFranco
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

GuisseppeFranco, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of CLCardinal84
4/5  rDev -4.1%

CLCardinal84, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of druptight
4/5  rDev -4.1%

druptight, Feb 06, 2012
Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,377 ratings.