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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,890 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,890
Reviews: 837
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 223
Gots: 790 | FT: 11
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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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Pencible
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured a hazy light gold with tons of thick white head.
S: It smelled like strong lemon zest and grassy hops, with some sour Belgian yeast and green peppercorn, and a bit of sweet candi sugar.
T: It tasted like bold and bitter citrus zest, with some grassy hops and green peppercorn and sour Belgian yeast, and a bit of sweet candi sugar. It had a crisp and clean aftertaste that was bittersweet and sour.
M: It was watery with a little smooth carbonation. Nice light body.
D: This was a solid saison with a refined scent and taste, and a fitting body. The alcohol was well hidden and the finish was pretty smooth, so it was easy to drink. Great refreshing drink for summer.

Photo of TheCondor
3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

I wanted to give Tank 7 another shot. The last time I had it I think i was incorrect in my judgement of the brew, so I bought a little more to confirm or rebuke my opinion. Turns out, i was way off base. Side poured with standard vigor from a bottle into a Boulevard glass.

Appearance - Poursna beautiful, damn near transparent golden color with a bubbly, foamy white three finger head that sticks around for some time and leaves excellent lacing. Plenty of carbonation action can be seen in the glass.

Smell - The medicinal, yeasty funkiness of this beer is the primary mover and shaker here. Strong notes of that Belgian funkiness that all fans of these kinds of styles love are present. There is also a fruitiness, some breads, and a little grain as well.

Taste - What a wonderful stimulation of the palate. This is an exceptional tasting beer. Very complex, much more so than the nose. Light fruits are taken away by funky, bready malts, with just a slight hops kick in there as well. A very layered beer on the palate. Outstanding.

Mouthfeel - My favorite part of the whole beer. Finishes exceptionally smooth, clean, and probably the most crisp I have ever experienced. Just remarkable. Carbonation is spot on.

Overall - Another exceptional offering by Boulevard. Go get this beer, drink it, and try not to fall in love with it. Absolutely one of the best beers I've had for a while. One of my new favorites. Highly recommended. Excellent job.

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

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into my Hoegaarden Forbidden Fruit chalice.

Appearance: The beer pours a hazy, golden color. Very active carbonation created three fingers of dense snow white head. The head was slow to recede and left some moderate lacing behind.

Smell: Pretty straightforward. Some nice citrus notes mostly orange zest and lemon. Some slight farmhouse funk and Belgian yeast are there too.

Taste: Starts off spicy and heavy on lemon zest. There's a solid malt backbone and a real nice kick of mustiness. Taste is quite good. It's a solid drinking saison.

Mouthfeel: I really liked the way this one drank. It's medium bodied for certain. The carbonation is present and ample from start to finish. There's perhaps a touch of warmth from the alcohol but it's still plenty drinkable on a summer night.

Overall: A very good farmhouse ale. This was the first beer I've had from Boulevard and I'm pretty impressed. Nice job.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A cloudy, lemon hue with a huge and frothy head--great retention; lacing is pretty good

S: Wonderful citrus, banana, apple, cloves, pepper aromas up front; the yeasty fruitiness plays splendidly with the hoppy citrus; there is a bit of a bready base but there's also a slight grassy and grainy base

T: Pretty hoppy; again, those citrusy hops play beautifully against the fruity yeast: lots of apples and citrus and cloves and banana; this has a dry and bitter beginning but a balanced and slightly sweet finish

F: Fairly creamy with above average mouth feel; perhaps a touch thin in the finish

O: Tank 7 is a beautiful, slightly hoppy saison; this is an everyday (and affordable) saison; perfect for summer but quite frankly I could drink this any time; I love this beer

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

Bottle into Tulip

A: beautiful cloudy golden color, very fine carbonation, billowing eggshell white head

S: pungent yeast, bitter hop resin, and straw

T: bright lemony biscuit, lemongrass, and sweet nectarine

M: pretty much perfect with a lil' carbonation bite to clear the sweetness that is delivered on a medium body

O: this is a great beer and way to drinkable for 8%. I love a saison that has a clear citrus personality overtopping the yeast.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a golden color with fairly strong yeast haze. The head is a beautiful four finger white color with a frothy texture and fantastic retention. Lacing is extremely thick and prominent. The way the carbonation rises to the top into the head is an excellent detail that adds to its aesthetic appeal.

S: Crisp apple, pears, farmhouse funk, slight hay, lemon zest, coriander, grassy hops, and even a hint of vinousness. Complex in a restrained manner, yet very satisfying.

T: Much like the smell, the flavor is light, but with several layers of complexity, amazing considering the yeast esters don't play a huge role in the progression of flavors. Opening subtleties of apple, pear, light funk, and spices roll into a solid malt backbone. The zesty, grassy hops on the finish, in particular, are what really send this one over the top, perhaps making up for the lack of a significant yeast profile. Complex enough to make one look around for varying flavor subtleties, but drinkable enough to make one gulp a bottle down in 15 minutes whilst doing the former.

M: Let's call it medium bodied - it's nowhere near as light/watery as your typical shitty macro lager, but it doesn't have the heft of some saisons I've had. It finishes dry, but this dryness is provided more from the hops rather than astringent yeast. A light accumulating bitterness does an excellent job of giving off the "must have another sip" factor.

O: Wow, what a great beer. Admittedly, as a biased IPA fanatic, I like my saisons low on yeast but high on hops, and since this fits the criteria brilliantly, I'll be hunting this one down in the near future. I, for one, welcome our new Missouri overlords to Maryland!

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -34.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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!

Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,890 ratings.