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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,621 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,621
Reviews: 781
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 195
Gots: 611 | 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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Beer pours a nice bright cloudy yellow color.

The beer smells very sweet and citrusy.

The tastes very bitter on the initial sip and then opens up with some lemon and citrus on the finish.

Mouthfeel was just the right amount of carbonation to give it a little bite.

Overall a very good saison

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This appears a golden straw color with a lot of foam. Lots. Billowy, cottony, foamy goodness releasing all sorts of flora aromatics. I pick up some coriander and a lot of, hm, floral/pollen-y aromas. It’s a smooth brew with a spicy kick towards the finish. A slight bitterness (from the grassy/straw hops) reminds you it’s an “American-style” saison, as does the less-than-sessionable ABV, but it’s also friendly enough to share with a less adventurous beer drinker (or someone who is not a fan of hoppy brews).

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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

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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.

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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.

Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,621 ratings.