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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Tank 7 Farmhouse AleTank 7 Farmhouse Ale

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,889 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,889
Reviews: 837
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 223
Gots: 789 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of MortarPestle
4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a cloudy light golden color with a tall fluffy head that has excellent retention and lacing.
Aroma: Citrusy, with grass, herbs and stone fruit.
Taste: Bread and honey with hops notes of grapefruit, apricot, and floral with hints of pepper.
Texture: Crisp with a dry finish, good carbonation.
Drinkability: The 8% ABV will sneak up on you if aren't careful, but pairs nicely with a grilled steak.
Presentation: Poured from a 12oz bottle in to a Tulip glass that came with the gift set.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of smakawhat
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

A real nice buttery shining lemon gold, wit nice rising carbonation on a classic rocky white head. Clumpy and lacing with soapy retention. Orb glowing with hues and bulbs of light in places, great looking brew.

Real wondeful light floral sense, slight malty dry grain backbone to it. Sort of an interesting non diacetyl butter angle to this too, graden green fresh. Very solid and nice.

A very refreshing brew. Palate hits solidly with a good malt almost Belgian tripel feel. Finishes semi dry with a mix of honey sweetness and floral aftertastes. Carbonation seems just about right to cut through the palate making it interesting. Faint pepper like finish somewhat.

Overall a real solid saison. This brewery makes some pretty solid beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of abraxel
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - A very clear straw-yellow, with pillowy snow white head supported by the streaming carbonation from the etching in the bottom of the glass. The foam is positively chunky and it's leaving heavy lacing as it very slowly recedes.

S - The smell is pretty subtle... bready malt with a bit of sweet fruitiness and maybe some lemony tartness.

T - Pleasantly sour-apple tart, with some fruity esters and a touch of funk, over a simple but well-done malt backbone.

M - Relatively thin mouthfeel. The prickly carbonation plays quite well with the tart apple.

Overall, this is quite good. It would be tasty any day, but it really hits the spot on this hot, humid, summer evening. I wish this were more easily accessible in my neck of the woods.

Photo of jacewg
4.97/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this beer easily 100 times by now. First time sitting down to review it.

Appearance: Pours a bright golden orange. Very clear. Big fluffy white head and falls to a small ring over the course of drinking. Nice, spotty lacing.

Aroma: Hints on a lot of different angles. Lot of peach, grapefruit, and tropical fruit aromas. Hints of spice and yeast. Very fruity. Apples, pears, other light fruits. Everything melds perfectly. Perfect interaction of American hops, malt, and Belgian yeast

Taste: Opens with just a touch of booze that never feels out of place. Slight hints of funk with lots of bready malt sweetness/yeast character that transitions into a dry, fairly bitter finish. Finish brings out lots of orange/grapefruit zest character that lingers pleasantly.

Mouthfeel: Alcohol is well hidden. Manages to maintain a slightly creamy mouthfeel while being light-bodied and effervescent at 8.5%. Way too easy to drink for what it is.

Overall: The quintessential American take on a Belgian-style. Not a thing I would change.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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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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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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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a lovely bright straw yellow with a thick and fluffy white head that sticks to the side of the glass and stays atop the beer.

The beer does not have a lot of aroma going on. There is a little hint of grain in the aroma but that is it. I would like to have a little hops or some funk to round it out.

The beer tastes great. A little high in alcohol to be refreshing but it still comes off as fairly crisp.

Overall a very well rounded beer. I am pretty impressed as I had never heard of this brewery before.

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4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's.

The beer pours a solid gold color with good head retention and lacing. The nose is likewise attractive, as I pick up considerable clove, honey, orange citrus, light cherry and some noticeable spice. The flavor profile generally replicates the nose, with the clove clearly dominating. However, the moderate sweetness is balanced nicely by the light hoppy bitterness and underlying spice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a fairly long, spice and clove infursed finish. Alcohol is well integrated into the flavor profile, and drinkability is pretty good.

On tap or out of the bottle, this is an enjoyable beer. Glad to see boulevard beers available here in Baltimore at long last.

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1/5  rDev -76%

Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,889 ratings.