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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,854 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,854
Reviews: 730
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 137
Gots: 332 | 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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DC_Brah

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-30-2013 15:58:23 | More by DC_Brah
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JayQue

Virginia

3.96/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good one. Great looking beer. Huge white frothy head. Good retention. Thick bands of lacing on the pint glass. Decent aroma, mostly citrus with a little Belgian yeast.

Very good flavor. A lot of lemon and some other citrus. More yeast and funkiness than was apparent in the aroma.

Good mouthfeel. Carbonation is just right. Rich and tart.

Overall a very good Saison. I like a bit more funk but this is a solid take on the style.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 04:34:08 | More by JayQue
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Tsar_Riga

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bomber, with a 2-2014 drink-by date.

A - Lovely golden brew with a powerful head of white, with long-lasting lacing.

S - A strong fruit note, mostly of pineapple, hints of pine.

T - Lovely fruits, with a snappy hit of grapefruit over an underlying sweet, giving way to sourness with a bit of bitterness at the end.

M - Heavy carbonation, but only a mild bite, and the hops comes without much drying.

O - I am very happy I picked this one up.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 03:28:01 | More by Tsar_Riga
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Mini4x

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

12-29-2013 20:46:35 | More by Mini4x
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AGoodStout

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-29-2013 05:25:52 | More by AGoodStout
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bcheng

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-28-2013 22:46:31 | More by bcheng
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ToddGingerich

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-28-2013 18:57:45 | More by ToddGingerich
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-28-2013 17:00:04 | More by BigGingDrinker
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tard24

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-28-2013 03:41:09 | More by tard24
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Nathan_Snyder

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-28-2013 00:48:25 | More by Nathan_Snyder
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JellyJacket

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-27-2013 17:34:44 | More by JellyJacket
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mklisz

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-27-2013 04:19:00 | More by mklisz
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ocelot2500

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy, golden-orange color with a rocky white head that leaves big chunks of lacing.

Smells of bright fruit along with grass and pine.

Tastes of the fruits, pine, grass, and some spice. Fruity notes lead off with grapefruit, apple, and tropical notes. Touches of grainy sweetness roll and add to the fruit before being cut by a pine and grassy bitterness. A bit of herbs come in before some spiciness. White pepper and clove round everything out adding depth to the beer.

Mouthfeel is medium-full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a great saison and would definitely go toe to toe with some of the big name saisons.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2013 00:20:44 | More by ocelot2500
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AndyH

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

12-26-2013 22:40:42 | More by AndyH
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pkalix

California

3.86/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

murky, bright yellow, almost orange. huge white head and very creamy white! kind of sticky/oily on the sides.... best by date is October 2013... should have looked but I was busy swapping bottles out of the four-pak so I could try the IPA too. so if you're at Albertsons in Westminster, Ca. check before you buy- it may be mixed, and it'll definitely be past its BEST BY date.
smell is Belgian with lots of fruitiness. taste is Belgian with lots of grapefruit! gets bitter-y at the end, but THEY call it 'pepper-y'... funky kind of aftertaste to it, though...
overall, it's alright. awesome head, but the smell was generic and bland. the taste was a little different, but not very outstanding.... kind of an IPA with the Belgian yeast. I tried to take into consideration the best by date... was curious about this brewery. heard it was pretty good but the AB took over so curious to see which direction it takes from here.

Serving type: bottle

12-25-2013 19:13:27 | More by pkalix
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Theogre83

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-25-2013 18:13:19 | More by Theogre83
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Peter1977

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

12-25-2013 01:52:21 | More by Peter1977
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TPONY51

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-24-2013 05:02:07 | More by TPONY51
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bball208

New Jersey

4.69/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This really is a world-class farmhouse ale. First of all, the bottle itself is really beautiful. The pour was a hazy, yellow/orange, with a 2 finger white head. Had a very soft mouthfeel, but still refreshing. Malty backbone with a little floral component. There really is nothing bad to say about this one.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 19:21:51 | More by bball208
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timontheroad

Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-23-2013 04:48:22 | More by timontheroad
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

12-22-2013 01:45:41 | More by SD-Alefan
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instinct2

Indiana

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-21-2013 03:22:07 | More by instinct2
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Clydesdale

District of Columbia

4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a hazy, cloudy yellow-orange color. The golden-tinted head is massive, with a very dense, frothy texture. Really stellar. Retention is excellent, and loads of lacing stick to the glass as the head gradually fades.

S: Spicy, powdery notes up front - the saison yeast is definitely working well here. Tart, fruity aromas of peach, citrus, and lychee are prominent. Some perfumey notes are also present. Some banana becomes apparent as the beer warms to room temperature.

T: Some light, faintly sweet pale maltiness up front. This is quickly subsumed by funky, tart, fruity yeast character. Waves of fruity come and go, with orchard and citrus flavors. Banana tones are also lurking in the background. Hops are surprisingly bitter for the style, although they are definitely working well here, adding some citric/grapefruit flavor.

M: Somewhat full-bodied for the style. Carbonation is aggressive, and the overall mouthfeel is a bit dry and astringent, perhaps due to its unusual hoppiness. Alcohol is mildly noticeable.

O: This is a really good, unique take on a saison. It's unabashedly hoppy, but it retains the trademarks of the style rather well. This is a beautiful beer, on par in presentation with any hazy, foam-topped Belgian or German classic. I think the hoppiness lends a somewhat brash mouthfeel, for the style at least. Regardless, this is a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2013 02:04:34 | More by Clydesdale
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juanbon

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-20-2013 18:28:59 | More by juanbon
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mkennedy119

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-20-2013 11:55:27 | More by mkennedy119
Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,854 ratings.