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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,348 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,348
Reviews: 761
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 179
Gots: 523 | 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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4/5  rDev -4.1%

tastybeers, Dec 20, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

jzmaxson27, Dec 20, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Rusty18, Dec 20, 2011
Photo of Duhast500
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the tap into a tasting glass.

The color is a hazy light yellow/gold with a finger or two of foamy white head and some nice lacing left on the glass.

The smell is a bit hoppy with some slight bitterness and a nice sweet malt aroma that is her, there and everywhere in the nose. Very good at first glance..

The taste is a bit hoppy and sweet at the same time. There is some nice fruit tartness with a big sweetness that is one of my favorite things about a Triple. There is some nice Belgian flavor that is hanging through out this beer like a silk curtain. Bitterness on one side of the curtain and sweet malts and then passes in-between but never disturbs the peace.

The feel of this beer is medium bodied with a nice drinkable feel. There is a great body to this beer that makes it feel like there is something there but then does not weight on you as much as you first fear. A really smooth beer with some nice overtones.

Duhast500, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a goblet. Batch 710295, as if that's helpful to anyone reading this. Best by 7/2011.

Appearace - Crystal clear golden body with a huge white head. Retention is excellent. Floaty sediment in it, too.

Smell - Fruity ester aroma. Apples and citrus. Very fruity. A little grainy and completely devoid of funk, which is slightly disappointing.

Taste - Much more yeasty, but otherwise follows the smell. Slight apple and apricot smell. Quite sweet, too. It has a grainy quality that isn't bad. Also a hefty hop bitterness, at least for the style.

Mouthfeel - A little syrupy. Not as light as I'd like it. When it's cold, it's really good. When it's warm, it's kinda heavy.

Overall - Pretty good. I like funkier saisons, but it's still nice. Drink it quickly, because it loses its refreshing qualities as it warms.

Alieniloquium, Dec 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

xnicknj, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of peoplewithhands
3.65/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy amber/gold with a fluffy white head that stays

Smell:Spicy couriander, yeast, citrus and just a hint of bubblegum

Taste: Reminds me of a hybrid between a belgian whit Bier and an IPA.Spicy with mild bitterness, but not as much bitterness as an IPA. Nice finish.

Mouthfeel: nice pleasant carbonation

Overall: very nice. I would drink this again.

peoplewithhands, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

BigD44, Dec 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

CP20, Dec 18, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Reagan1984, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of horshack7
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

horshack7, Dec 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

ThirstyHerf, Dec 16, 2011
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

jophish17, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

jrenn, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

celticfutblclub, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of aorloski
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

aorloski, Dec 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

ERlally, Dec 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Keemohoppy, Dec 12, 2011
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

BlueTrace, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of Brewdacris
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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.

Brewdacris, Dec 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

benjbrunner, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of Pjev11
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Pjev11, Dec 11, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

thewimperoo, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of gtermi
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

gtermi, Dec 10, 2011
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3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

jondeelee, Dec 09, 2011
Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,348 ratings.