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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,766 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,766
Reviews: 810
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 212
Gots: 702 | 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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Photo of Humulus85
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 12oz bottle into my Darkness snifter.

Pours a hazy but vibrant straw yellow. Big white belgian style head at an easy three fingers in height. Some seriously intense retention and lacing. Very nice looking brew.

Tons of floral and medicinal esters from the yeast with a touch of funk. Some definite fruitiness. A little bit of spice and a little bit of bread. Slight whiff of clean alcohol.

Follows the nose, with a bit more depth in character. Manly Belgian style yeast flavors upfront. Very florally, very medicinal with hint of barnyard. Earthy/grassy hops and bright tropical hops blend extremely well with the yeast. Nice bready malt backbone. Very little perception of the alcohol.

Medium to light in body. Slightly creamy but still bone dry in the finish. Great effervescent carbonation. Super drinkable for the ABV.

Overall this was a truly fantastic Saison from Boulevard. Complex yet approachable. This should be drank fresh as the hop flavors really complement the yeast. Love the drinkability. I would definitely get this again. Recommended to all. Cheers!

Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle purchased from Beermongers in Portland, OR.

Pours a very fine-bodied golden yeloow colour, with an exceptionally frothy and rocky head of white. Slight haze to the body, accompanying some fine suspended sediment. Body is pleasantly light for its ABV. It has good signs that it could be a good Saison...

Nose is excellent, exceptional even: crisp vegetative bite, with plenty of rustic funk and a clean, fresh citrus note that seems to come all from the yeast, and not at all from dry hop additions. It's fresh, and delicious, if perhaps simplistic. But then again, that's the style: it's a simple beer, and this is one that's done well.

Taste is similarly crisp, pleasant, and simplistic. Light vegetative greenness on the front, with a pleasant buoyant hint of funk which gives a touch of interest. Feel is clean, and bright. It meshes well with the light fragrant flavours on the palate.

Overall, yes, it's a good saison: but perhaps a saison needs to do something exceptional to break it out of the banal. Still, I've had very few saisons this good outside of Belgium, and the smoothness, crispness and general drinkability of this one is commendable.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of jrenihan
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BB Jan 2013

Beer is a cloudy golden colour with a moderately sized white head. Pretty good retention.

Very nice smell. Yeast, spice and light fruits. Lemon, banana, grapefruit. Vague tropical fruit scents. Wheat.

Taste is also very good. Spice, yeast, citrus and tropical fruit. Lemon, pineapple, grapefruit, a bready flavour and a bit soapy. Quite hoppy, clearly American hops.

Medium body, moderate carbonation, a bit oily, a bit bready. Good.

Overall, a very good beer indeed! Quite a hoppy saison- perhaps more of a Belgian IPA. Whatever you call it, it is yummy!

Photo of flyingmick
5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of Bendurgin
3.79/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip. This one pours a hazy golden straw color with three fingers of creamy white head head. Nice retention on this one.

The aroma has a bit of a berry smell to it with your standard saison yeasty dough aroma to it. A little bit of of spicy pepper aroma. Seems to be a little bit more weetness than other saisons. Yeasty flavor with some floral hops on the pallet. A little bit buttery with some fruity notes in the background. Finishes dry and crisp.

The body is nice and light with good carbonation. Overall seems to be a bit of a different take on the style, but this one is pretty enjoyable.

Photo of n2185
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy yellow with two fingers of off-white head that fades into a thin cap with decent lacing.

S: Some candy sugar and sweet aromas up front with a finish that is drier, mustier, funkier, and Brett-like.

T: Similar to the aroma, there are some candy sugar and sweet flavors up front before funky, musty, and barnyard flavors kick in. The finish is dry and slightly bitter.

M: Medium-light body with medium carbonation, this beer is dry and clean on the palate.

O: A good saison, overall. Many American saisons are often too sweet or heavily spiced for me, but this one is more reminiscent of a Belgian one with lots of funky and barnyard flavors.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of fuzznuts
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of whynot44
4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful hazy gold color with a generous frothy white head that persists well and leaves some nice lacing to the end.

The aroma is spicy with hints of citrus, tropical fruits, bready grain, coriander, funk and yeast.

The taste is lemony citrus and corainder up front, a nice light malt background with a peppery overtone and a dry hops finish.

Really very nice. Medium bodied, plenty of carbonation but smooth and dangerously drinkable.

Overall, very enjoyable.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of JRBecks
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a cloudy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down very slowly leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of wheat, lemon zest and other citrus, coriander, yeast, farmhouse smells, some grains, and a bit of funk.

T - Starts off with a mix of lemon zest and other citrus flavors with some wheat and grains and some coriander. Through the middle, some yeast and farmhouse flavors come through with a touch of pepper and some funk. The finish is a mix of lemon zest and grapefruit with some sweet wheat and grains and some Belgian yeast.

M - Medium bodied with moderate-heavy carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry and lightly tart and funky finish.

D - Very drinkable. Really nicely balanced Saison. Nice amount of yeast and spices.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,766 ratings.