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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,628 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,628
Reviews: 784
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 197
Gots: 619 | 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%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, best by 3/31/2012. Pours hazy golden straw color with a nice 2-3 finger fairly dense white head with great retention that reduces to a nice lap that lingers. Some spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of big lemon, orange, pepper, coriander, apple, pear, herbs, biscuit, and yeast spices. Very nice and well balanced aromas with good complexity. Taste of big grass, pepper, lemon, clove, coriander, biscuit, herbal spiciness, pear, orange, lightly tart grain, and yeast spices. Good amount of spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, grass, pepper, clove, and herbal spices on the finish for a bit. Fairly dry on the finish. Nice balance of flavors with nice complexity. Medium body and carbonation; with a fairly creamy mouthfeel. No alcohol noticed other than a slight warming after the finish. Overall this is an excellent and very enjoyable saison; with good complexity and smooth drinking.

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4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice pale gold with tons of carbonation and a nice fluffy white head. Slightly cloudy.

Smell is dry with notes of apple/bananna/strawberry. A slight bit of earthy hops.

Taste is very fruity up front. Slightly tart but not mouth puckering or anything. Finishes with a little bit of a bitter bite but not hoppy at all per se.

Mouthfeel is very crisp, dry and easy to drink. A nice body without feeling heavy. Very good for the style.

Overall this is a really nice example of the style. Not one of the "funkier" examples of the style but still retains a little bit of the farmhouse character. Seek if out of you are a fan of the style.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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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.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -28.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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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.

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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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.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,628 ratings.