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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

3,777 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,777
Reviews: 814
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.55%
Wants: 213
Gots: 711 | FT: 12
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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Photo of Brewsed
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Steasy66
3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into Boulevard tulip.

A- Straw with generous two finger head.Cloudy.
S - Yeasty, ester, hard to describe but nice smell, smells like it might be a bit sour.
T- Clean, crisp, a bit sour.
M- Thin, a bit undercarbed.
This is a nice beer, would probably give higher ratings but its just not my style.

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

Pours hazy gold with tons of floating sediment. Head is initially dense but quickly dissipates to a thin ring.

Aroma is dry, musty and funky with vague spices.

Taste is initially malt sweetness tempered with generous lemon and orange rind. nice bit of pineapple and grapefruit. Herbal hops bring a sharpness and a grape skin bitterness. Hints of tobacco, mint and juniper. Finishes with a dry musty quality, along with the vague spices from the nose.

Mouthfeel is a creamy medium body.

Overall a hopped version of a Farmhouse ale. Interesting musty and spice character. Definitely worth a try.

Photo of mtlasley
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Wizzman
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of mlhenson
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of setexascustoms
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of stakem
3.76/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750ml into a couple of tulips. The brew appears a clear golden color with 2+ fingers of slightly off-white fluffy head. Rising bubbles maintain a finger strength. A full webby pattern of patchy lace sticks to the glass.

The smell is lemony with a straw-like grain inclusion. A bit of sulfur mixes with some herbal to grassy hop character. A spicy character somewhat like coriander is noted along with a bit of candy-like sweetness about the aroma.

The taste is dry with a grain quality like hay. Some sulfur notes come through in the flavor mixed with herbal hops and a definitive crispness to the finish that is dry. Light peppery noted mix with spices and herbal hops that last into the aftertaste with some garden herbs and some bitterness. A bit of chessy funk like pilsner malt mixes with a flavor of candy sweetness. The brew gets more earthy as it warms up with some hints of clove, spice and bubblegum. A bit of an aftertaste like strong tea.

This is a light bodied brew with a prickly level of carbonation. A pleasant dryness increases the drinkability along with the alcohol that is very surpressed in this offering. Overall not a bad brew. It isnt my favorite take on the style but it isnt bad either.

Photo of Bowlus803
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of Rev_Oscar
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of jacobdensford
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of sleuthdog
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of PEIhop
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of angrybabboon
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Consumed 4/8/12

Appearance: Hazy golden color, appears nicely carbonated - somewhat large head with unbelievable retention, fluffy and pillowy, simply looks appealing

Smell: More or less what every saison should smell like - yeasty, grassy, with some spices and flowers - slight clove, but mostly peppery yeast - some pale malts and grains, hay, and some light fruits thrown into the mix such as citrus peels and apples, a slight saisony funk

Taste: Malts have more of a presence than they do in the aroma - slightly biscuity, with pale malts, caramel malts, and slightly toasted grains - some sweetness, but nicely balanced with the other things in here - light fruits, including grapefruit and lemon peel, apples, and maybe some pears - yeasty, peppery, with some lingering spices - slightly tart, with a touch of farmhouse weirdness

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body (particularly for the style), very smooth, nicely carbonated but feels a little heavy for the style

Overall: A great saison

Personally, I like this style to be a bit more light and dry. But this is a remarkable saison nonetheless. It's even more remarkable considering it is brewed in the US. This is a must-try, props to Boulevard.

Photo of jbertsch
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Glibber
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap at Bitter Creek in Boise. Came in a tulip glass, light in color- wheat with a light amber, decent 1/2" white head that laced the glass. Extremely easy to drink, belgian hops were mild, had a subtle sweetness. I have been drinking alot of Saison style beers lately and this is one of the better ones. I recommend it.

Photo of kenmyers70
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of DonFrap
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of brewcrew76
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Semi clear golden with small fluffy white head that leaves a few small patches of lace.

S - Grassy with spicy phenols. White pepper, lemongrass, earthy with noticeable Belgian yeast. Light citrus and grapefruit rinds, lemon and grainy pils malt.

T - Fruit sweetness with some alcohol. Spicy white pepper, lemongrass, grapefruit and lemon rind, herbal hop bitterness, grassy, estery with grainy malt.

M - Lively carbonation with light to medium body and a lingering dry, spicy finish.

D - Alcohol is noticeable but more in a sweet, fruity way than a distracting heat way. Another winning saison from Boulevard and possibly one of my favorites for the style.

Photo of muchloveforhops3
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of facundoCNB
4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured into a boulevard snifter. a hazy golden yellow, lots of bubbly white foam, bits of sediment in the glass.. looks like a glass of homebrew! nice amounts of lacing too!

smells of pilsner malt, nuts, honey, grapes, yeast, rosemary.

bitter up front, with a fruity sweetness and a peppery backbone. grassy hops, caramel, honey, the sweetness is purely from the belgian yeast. this is delicious.

light/medium bodied, lots of fizzy ness fills the roof of my mouth and throat. a very refreshing farmhouse ale.

this is a perfect example of what a farmhouse ale should be. it was a bit faint in smell, but close to perfection in every other aspect.

Photo of Flounder57
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle was poured into a tulip glass.

Appearance: The beer is a hazy golden straw yellow with some floaties. Half inch head has reduced to a thin layer. Signs of carbantion coming up through the center of the glass.

Smell: vanilla, yeasty esters, tangerine, grapefruit, and citrus like aromas, spiciness, apples, pears, and some bready notes too.

Taste: citrus flavors come out first, followed by vanilla, spiciness, bready malts, and some sweetness towards the end to balance it off.

Mouthfeel: medium to high carbonation, light to medium bodied, a little smooth and tastey, and very dry.

Overall: A very nice saison/farmhouse ale to add to eh collection. Will be hitting this up again in bottle or draft. Not sure about the floaties, but still a solid beer and happy they did not affect my review.

Photo of FishPondManager
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of LtCracker20
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- This has to be the best looking beer I have ever seen. Crystal clear straw yellow body with a 3-finger soft white head that last a long time. It leaves very great lacing. The carbonation that keeps rising is just beautiful!

S- Grassy, funky, slight breadiness, and a little lemon pepper. Slight floral aromas as well.

T- Lemon pepper, some good funk, honey, more grassiness, breadiness, more funk again, and a slight floral hopppiness.

MF- A little light, even for a saison. The carbonation level is perfect, though. Maybe could use a little more body, but that's up to opinion.

O- A very good beer overall, and again, it has to be the best looking beer I've ever seen!

Photo of ChiBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,777 ratings.