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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,520 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,520
Reviews: 776
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 189
Gots: 573 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Xudoo, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a cloudy orange yellow with lots of carbonation from the sides of the glass. I may have poured too much from the bottom of the bottle because there are thouseands of white particles suspended in the glass. A one finger fine white head with great retention and lacing. Very nice looking. Aroma of complex light fruit, Belgian spicing. Flavor starts with light fruit, sweet malt and citrus. Becomes dry and spicy, Belgian spices and pepper and finishes with dry and with a hint of Brett funk. Light to medium mouth feel with pleasant carbonation. The funk is perfect for me at this level, adds interest without overwhelming the palate. I'm not a big fan of brett, but like the other flavors of saisons. Tank 7 has the right combination of flavors for me. Very nice.

LiquidAmber, Feb 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

randall7942001, Feb 28, 2012
Photo of stbo101
3/5  rDev -28.1%

stbo101, Feb 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

MJLatimer, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of Danobold
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Danobold, Feb 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

YalovaIA, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of jimelee108
4/5  rDev -4.1%

jimelee108, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of DavidST
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a tulip glass, best by 5-2012. This pours a mid golden color with a nice foamy white head which leaves a lacing. The smells are nice sweet yeast esters, lemon, gum. The feel is medium to light. The taste is good, a little earthy taste, some yeast esters, lemon, more bitterness than expected, a little dryness.

DavidST, Feb 26, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

jewellrunner, Feb 25, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

crashoveride, Feb 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

yourefragile, Feb 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

mechanicalprints, Feb 21, 2012
Photo of DrGonzo2012
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

DrGonzo2012, Feb 20, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

cdugan, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of CheezyBlaster
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really love a farmhouse -Jack D'Or being my favorite. This Tank 7 from Boulevard Brewing has its own distinct presence, and I rather enjoy it.

Smells a little creamier and a little less bright than some of the stompers I've been sipping -looks sweet and flavorful from the beautiful, tangerine-hued, unfiltered pour.

Tastes sweet and spicy, tangelo. Nice yeasts. Lacks a full-on barnyard stink I've come to love in some saisons. It's drying a tad in the middle, but just enough to warrant another sip. An aftertaste of nutmeg, cinnamon, and a hint of clove emerges. Not as refreshing feeling as some others in the style, and has a bit more of a body as well, but is delicious nonetheless.

CheezyBlaster, Feb 20, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

IrishColonial, Feb 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

meiiska, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of ChocolateJesus
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

ChocolateJesus, Feb 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

jjholt, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of zonker17
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

zonker17, Feb 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Onioncreek512, Feb 18, 2012
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
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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
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Beezee, Feb 17, 2012
Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,520 ratings.