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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,534 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,534
Reviews: 778
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 192
Gots: 581 | 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  rDev -4.1%

FortSmithHops, Jan 18, 2012
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3.4/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Re-post from my hacked "jmkratt" :(

look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had been contemplating buying some Tank 7 for quite some time now so when I was at Uptown Bros. for lunch in downtown Denver and it was on draft I went for it.

A - The beer was served in an oversized wine glass. Pours a hazy golden straw yellow color with a thin finger white head. A lot of carbonation but not a lot of retention, though pleasant lacing.

S - I was rather disappointed with the nose, or lack thereof. I struggled to pick up hints of fruit and almost a creamed corn tone. However, it was not what I was expecting for a Saison/Farmhouse. At all.

T/M - Similar to the nose I found myself underwhelmed with the flavor. It presents a juicy fruit character immediately but seems to be overpowered in the end by high bitterness. The alcohol taste is quite prevelant and distracts from the better and more appealing qualities of fruity crispness and pleasant grainy biscuit flavors. Medium bodied with a lot of carbonation.

O - I was disappointed by this beer and perhaps allowed myself to be swept up with the hype. It was not what I was expecting and left myself wanting more, like it seems most Boulevard beers have for me. Won't likely be back.

Serving type: on-tap

Reviewed on: 05-20-2011 19:51:41

hopfacebrew, Jan 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

martyl1000, Jan 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

MaxOfMetal, Jan 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

pixieskid, Jan 15, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Brewfan, Jan 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

KarlSpackler, Jan 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

bonbini26, Jan 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

ATPete, Jan 13, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

djrn2, Jan 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Frozenmoses, Jan 12, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

MarshallMan, Jan 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

CNOTEKC, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of weerezboy
4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: darker shaded yellow without cloudiness, pours a nice white head that contrasts the beer colour.

S: Nice bite, with a sweet fruit aroma along with a yeast and malt finish.

T: Great combination of sweet and spice. Has a mild bite of hop throughout.

M: light on the tongue with a nice fizz of carbonation, quit easy to drink.

O: The beer is extremely good for a saison from the states. Wish I was closer to Missouri to be able to get this more often. Four friends and a Growler of this was a great evening.

weerezboy, Jan 10, 2012
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4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by date of 5/16/12

Pours a hazy yellow stray color with a decent sized white head, fades at a moderate rate but doesn't leave any lacing on the glass.

Smell has a nice citrus aroma, the citrus is actually quite strong, some sweet malt smooths things over from being one note.

Taste has a fruity citrus presence, active carbonation that is slightly high but just short of being off-putting, sweet malt rounds out the aftertaste before it finishes once again with a citrus punch, slight dry finish.

deltatauhobbit, Jan 09, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

gearzstang, Jan 09, 2012
Photo of DoktorZee
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a schooner; best before date 5/16/12. Lots of time left on this one!

A - lightly cloudy, very pale golden ale with a fluffy half finger head with sticky lacing. Lots of carbonation in the glass.

S - lemon rind and hint of skunkiness.

T - solid initial bitterness, grassy, slightly spicy, lemon rind, fundamental bitterness sits at the back of the tongue. Lots of interesting things going on very quickly. Almost a herbal or vegetal quality.

M - very fluffy in the mouth - a veritable carbonation explosion.

O - really solid beer with quite a bit happening; highly carbonated fluffy mouthfeel really stands out, but it doesn't offset the fundamental bitterness that parks itself at the back of the throat. Not bitter like an IPA: much lighter in texture and almost vegetal. Impressive beer.

DoktorZee, Jan 09, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a yellow straw color with a light, white 2 finger head.

Very spicy yeast full of black pepper, lemon, and tropical fruit. Theres also just a hint of barnyard funk.

Tropical fruit and spices mingle together. Citrus comes out stronger than the nose with grapefruit and lemon with a subtle hop presence.

Very high carbonation level that lends to the smooth creaminess of the saison. Finishes crisp and dry.

This is one of my very favorite saisons, and definitely the best I've had in a four pack.

fatmcb1, Jan 09, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

ipcolling, Jan 09, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - cloudy straw color with a fluffy head that sticks around

S - very inviting, black pepper, sweet grains, delicate, smells like the best of 'em

T - terrific, mild bitterness, a bit of spice, those same black pepper and sweet grain elements

M - thin, appropriate for the style, entirely drinkable - dangerously so

O - this fits right in with all the other awesome offering of the Smokestack Series

yamar68, Jan 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.1%

bbadger, Jan 08, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

DaveRTP, Jan 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Jtthegreat, Jan 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

TippySelenoid, Jan 07, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

schoun, Jan 07, 2012
Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,534 ratings.