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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,921 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,921
Reviews: 732
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 146
Gots: 357 | 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:
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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dotes_on_dipas

South Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - nice golden hazy look that poured with a huge head
S- Hit with tropical fruit notes
T- Get balance of fruit & alcohol all in one..Neither over powering
M- average mouthful
O- Lived up to expectations for me as a very good farmhouse / saison. Would definitely recommend.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 23:21:04 | More by dotes_on_dipas
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jwswigs

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

01-23-2014 06:32:05 | More by jwswigs
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Badger6

Virginia

4.71/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From a 12oz bottle (best by May 22, 2014) into a Boulevard branded tulip (came in a Boulevard Smokestack Mixed Four pack).

A: A gentle pour produces a massive dense, white foamy head. Retention is Guinness book quality, 15 minutes plus to diminish! As the head recedes, the entire glass is heavily laced with huge chunks of the head. The beer is golden in color, and just hazy enough to cloud the view on the backside of the glass. Carbonation is massively active.

S: The aroma is a nice mixture of sweet malt, Belgian yeast, and tropical fruits with hints of bubblegum. The fruitiness evokes pineapple, papaya, and lemons or star fruit. Slightest hints of spiciness and wet straw. The aroma is intense, distinct, and complex.

T: The taste is not quite exactly what the aroma presents, but is world class! The Belgian yeast, with bubble gum, and the sweet, bready malt base is pronounced up front. The fruit is less significant in the taste, but the spice is increased...opposite of what the aroma presented. The finish is very earthy, wet straw and a nicely balanced bitter, dry finish. The aftertaste is clean and crisp.

M: The body is not light, but not weighty. Can't be described in the expected terms, it is transcendent. The carbonation that appeared active, is well balanced on the palate, and almost creamy.

O: This beer is a continual favorite. It is sweet, fresh, and inviting. It is lush, but gentle. It is a complete sensory experience, it smells as good as looks, and tastes better. This is easily one of the top 3 beers I've ever quaffed.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2014 03:03:47 | More by Badger6
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MaxOhle

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-23-2014 02:27:06 | More by MaxOhle
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lsiberian

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

01-23-2014 01:50:16 | More by lsiberian
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Bolivian22

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-22-2014 15:54:29 | More by Bolivian22
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Ainjyll

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

01-22-2014 04:10:55 | More by Ainjyll
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kvgomps

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

01-22-2014 03:30:38 | More by kvgomps
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rozymegs

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-22-2014 00:33:39 | More by rozymegs
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rickcrip76

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-21-2014 18:40:49 | More by rickcrip76
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vmdominguez

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-21-2014 03:18:42 | More by vmdominguez
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Falcone

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-20-2014 23:42:49 | More by Falcone
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spoony

Colorado

4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 355 ml bottle (best by July 12, 2014) into a tulip.

A-A normal pour produces nearly three fingers of dense, sticky, white foam. Retention is great at four-five minutes and the head leaves chunky lacing on the glass as it fades. The beer is light-golden in color and almost clear as I did not pour any sediment in. Carbonation is active and visible.

S-The smell is a lovely mixture of sweet doughy malts, Belgian-like yeast, and tropical, fruity alcohol. I detect a hint of bubble gum from the yeast, and some star fruit and juicy pineapple. There is just a hint of bitterness and straw, as well. Nicely concentrated and complex.

T-The taste is not quite on a par with the aroma, but is still pretty tasty. There is the Belgian yeast, which still has some of the bubble gum, and the sweet, doughy, bready malt base, but the fruit complexity has devolved a bit and picked up more spice. I think the fruit adds to the smell, but those who find this beer too sweet might welcome the spicier, more medicinal taste. There is a just a hint of straw and bitterness on the back end.

M-The feel is medium in body with a fine, semi-creamy carbonation.

O-This beer is one of my long-time favorites and I am glad that I finally got around to giving it a review. The flavor is certainly on the sweet side, which I'm OK with, but those who like things dryer may not appreciate this brew as much as I do. Aroma and appearance are definite high points for me.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 02:09:46 | More by spoony
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corybrysonkick

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-20-2014 01:12:16 | More by corybrysonkick
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bootdown21

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

01-19-2014 21:07:06 | More by bootdown21
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user785335

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-19-2014 15:28:55 | More by user785335
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YoudownwithABV

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-19-2014 04:30:34 | More by YoudownwithABV
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reebtaerG

Maryland

4.46/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured 12oz bottle labeled best by 8/2/14 into New Belguim globe

A-Pours hazy gold with a large frothy white head that dissipates to a quarter finger. Little lacing.

S-Aroma of citrus notes, grapefruit, tropical hops and spice pepper.

T-Spicy, complex notes of grapefruit, tropical hops, bread, and allspice

M-Clean crisp finish. Complex and well balanced low carbonation sweet on the front of tongue and dry and peppery on the back.

O-awesome farmhouse ale by boulevard must try some the other smokestack. Had some taleggio cheese paired with it, awesome!

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 03:12:02 | More by reebtaerG
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-18-2014 14:09:16 | More by MNBeer1017
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Lodwicjc

Utah

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-17-2014 03:38:09 | More by Lodwicjc
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lakeylake

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

01-16-2014 04:03:31 | More by lakeylake
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Beerrenda

California

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

01-15-2014 23:36:00 | More by Beerrenda
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sneth019

Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

01-15-2014 17:52:36 | More by sneth019
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Pattymac

Missouri

5/5  rDev +20.2%

01-15-2014 06:52:45 | More by Pattymac
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BrewmanCapote

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-15-2014 03:50:10 | More by BrewmanCapote
Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,921 ratings.