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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,962 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,962
Reviews: 853
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 224
Gots: 834 | 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: 3,962 | Reviews: 853
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4.63/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

APPEARANCE- Lightly-hazed deep straw with big rocky white head and sticky lace. Perfect.

AROMA- light and delicate,- citrus, lemon, white pepper, low grainy aroma, aromatic and perfumey. Not a whiff of alcohol despite the ABV.

FLAVOR- Just a tiny pop of pils malt sweetness gets scrubbed off the palate by carbonation and spicy yeast with a light mango and banana esters. Some citrusy hop mid palate and a dry, peppery finish. Totally lovely. Moderate bitterness aids the peppery finish. Alcohol pushes a floral presance into the sinuses.

MOUTHFEEL- appropriately light bodied and singing with carbonation, yet still has a rich, velvety mouthfeel, lightly astringent in the finish. Alcohol is apparent.

OVERALL- I drink this all the time despite the high ABV. Responsible for many nights that went too far. Definatly the best stateside saison I've ever had. Pretty-much textbook except for the beastly ABV.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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3/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of rangerred
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a tulip.

Pours a hazy straw yellow with a two finger rocky head. Some of the best head retention I have every seen. Looks like whipped cream or meringue. Amazing!

Aroma is very perfumey with notable spiciness with lemon, orange, and coriander being predominant. There is also a very noticeable citrus/spicy hop aroma that is very complimentary to the spice and yeast. One of the better noses on a saison.

The flavor is a nice blend of bready malt and yeast esters. Bread and hay along with orange, lemon, and coriander all balance quite nicely. Citrus hops are noticeable but don't contribute much in the way of bitterness. The biggest letdown is the mouthfeel. It is a bit thick and sticky; not at all dry and light like a true saison. Alcohol is well hidden but the mouthfeel limits drinkability somewhat.

Overall, the appearance and flavor are really great but the mouthfeel needs work. If this could be lighter and dryer it would really be an outstanding American saison. Still, mouthfeel aside, it is a good beer that should be picked up should you come across it.

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1/5  rDev -76.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of dvmin98
3.15/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I have to admit, I like saisons to an extent. They aren't my go to beer, but a buddy came over and brought some along.

Of all the saisons I've had, this is close to the strongest. I wasn't ready for it either, but after the second swig, I was good to go.

The nose was very floral and nice and I was excited to give it a try.

The upfront taste was mild, but the backside sticks around for a while and you continue to taste the alcohol for 30 seconds plus. Not exactly my ideal farmhouse.

Decent, one finger head that hung around for a bit.

Mouthfeel was initially good, then a bit harsh the back half

Overall decent. Prefer other saisons for sure.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of stephenjmoore
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Transparent golden body with a huge frothy white head. Tons of head and a lot of lacing.

S- Belgian yeast dominates the nose along with crisp aromas of citrus fruits, some tropical notes and a slight herbal hop presence.

T- Some bready malt flavors come through initially, followed by a quick rush of strong citrus flavors. Lemon, guava, grapefruit and pear all come through along with flavors of spicy Belgian yeast.

M- More full-bodied than I expected. High carbonation level, with a medium-full body. A slight carbonation bite is noticeable along with a slightly dry finish.

O- One of the stronger saisons I have had and solid all around. The flavors are there, but a slightly lighter body may have been more appealing for me.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of NuclearDolphin
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Pint Glass

Appearance - Wet Golden Straw, with an impressive fluffy 4 finger head, although not nearly as strong as big as Ommegang.. You really gotta wait for the head to die down before you get any real sense of smell. The lacing it leaves behind is really good though.

Smell - Cloves, Cracked Peppers, Bananas, Lemon Zest, Mild Piney Hops and some maltiness. This smells way more like a traditional Saison than the more recent ones I've had. The aroma is subdued, but nice.

Taste - Cloves, Peppers, Lemon Zest, and Malts. There's also a very earthy/grassy aftertaste going on. Flavors aren't too strong, but they're still there and it's nicely balanced.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied with some very mild carbonation. It's got a very crisp and refreshing feel to it, which makes it very easy to drink.

Overall - A very good solid Saison. It's not anything too special, but it's still a great tasting beer!

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4.13/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Cloudy. Straw hue with a large pale head, average retention.

S - Straw, citrus and fresh wheat.

T - Bursts with some big citrus and lemon notes up front. Finishes very with a subtle warmth from the booze that increases the enjoyment I derived from this one.

M - A necessary, high carbonation which helps the taste.Body is light/medium.

O - Overall solid drinkability here. Refreshing enough to throw back a few on a good day.

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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,962 ratings.