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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

3,861 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 3,861
Reviews: 829
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.31%
Wants: 225
Gots: 763 | 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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Photo of pwlong19
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured hazy golden orange. Lots of bubbles from bottom of Sam Adams glass. Fruity smell. Sessions and other fruity beers not my favorites but this one has enough going for it to be pleasant. Got better as the glass got emptier.

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sampling right now on 2/9/15. Best by 02/14/15 stamped on front bottle to the right above the label. Comes in a 12 ounce bottle. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a vintage 'Boulevard' tulip glass.

Brew pours a hazy honey-golden in color with a good 3-finger white foamy head that finally settles down to 3mm after a good 20 minutes or so. The aroma is of lots of Belgium yeast, floral with some citrus zest. More going on with the taste as the sweet floral hops is right up front with some grass and lemon zest for the finish. Actually goes down easy with no bitter or harsh aftertaste at all. Medium-bodied with good carbonation. One of the BETTER 'Farmhouse Ale' style brews I have had since they seen to be not as good as this one.

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased at Total Wine in Jacksonville, FL.

Pours a hazy golden orange yellow, with a small amount of yeast floaties, and a lot of lacing.

Smells really nice, a good amount of fruity Belgian yeast, citrus hops, sugar, and floral aromas.

This is a really tasty saison, one of the best made in the US. It tastes almost fluffy, with airy juicy citrus, fruity yeast esters, a little kick of alcohol, and grassy, perfumy flavors too.

This is medium bodied, with a fluffy, pillowy mouthfeel, and a higher, effervescent level of carbonation. Really drinkable.

One of the best U.S. made saisons not made in Greensboro Bend, VT. A classic for good reasons.

Photo of TequilaTom
3.55/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ksedgwick
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of BigRedDog
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drummerguy
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sasquatch_B_Foot
4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mikestaf
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of skaboom420
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fullmoonbeer
3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dawardster
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Laurabmore
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasty beer. No doubt about it. Drank it alongside one of the best burgers of my life at Pen and Quill in Bmore and it was amazing. Two thumbs up!

Photo of Jens4212
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbaker67
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of parris
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mpolewan
3.86/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of poopfaced
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of RBuckley73
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dovers
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scipio3
3.52/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mcookrph
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of livelyterry
4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My first review on BA. :-)
Pour: Tall head that lasted forever…
Smell: Nice aroma, bready, yeasty, yummy.
Taste: Some citrus in beginning…
Overall: Really enjoyed this beer… Will buy when available..

Photo of StoneTSR
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

APPEARANCE: Every time I pour this beer the head is enormous...kind of to a fault. Foam piles up just as high as the actual beer underneath. At least the foam is a gorgeous, eggshell white that takes forever (or at least 5 minutes) to fall to a reasonable level. Enough fussing about what's above the beer though, the liquid underneath is beautiful. Somewhere between pale straw and very light orange the color of this beer only serves to fool the drinker into thinking this is an easy, "light" beer. Thousands of tiny bubbles steadily race to the top and if the glass is swayed or swirled they'll all change directions together...looking like a school of fish.

SMELL: The aroma could be a little more intense. Mostly bready with very light hints of spice and maybe a touch of banana. There is also a little tiny bit of coriander.

TASTE: The citrus in this beer is mmm...delicious. Orange and lemon up front, but some grapefruit actually creeps in as well. The spice character is present, but lighter than other Saisons I've had. That said, a little black pepper finishes this beer off just right after waves of big, juicy, fruit flavors.

MOUTHFEEL: Perfect. Medium bodied plus 5%...super easy to drink, but just big enough to have some oomph to it. The light tickle allows this beer to be gulped far quicker than it should be, but only adds to its effervescent feel.

OVERALL: Tank 7 is an intensely satisfying beer. I've only said this about a handful of beers in the past, but this is one that is truly greater than the sum of its parts. Every time I reach for this beer I am happy I did. It may not be the most rare, highest ABV, barrel-aged, hoppiest thing in the world, but it oozes class and consistency. I know that it will be great every time, yet it still surprises me each time I reach for it. This is one of the timeless classics of the American Craft Beer movement. Long live Tank 7.

Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 3,861 ratings.