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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale - Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

2,902 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 2,902
Reviews: 732
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 10.58%
Wants: 141
Gots: 349 | 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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DrewWham


3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

01-10-2014 03:02:56 | More by DrewWham
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IrishFrenchman

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

01-10-2014 02:30:53 | More by IrishFrenchman
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ReeseMax3

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-08-2014 14:08:09 | More by ReeseMax3
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dar482

New York

4.58/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer comes in a super hazy rich dark honey straw yellow and orange with a huge fluffy head and tons of lacing.

The aroma is clean and refreshing. A bit of spice, tons and tons of lemon peel, some orange and sweet grapefruit. A caramel sweetness, some wheat, a hint of alcohol. A lovely aroma.

The flavor has orange and grapefruit in the front. A round body with bright candy sweetness and pepper. A strong orange and grapefruit citrus rind drying on the finish. A hay flavor on the aftertaste. A hint of alcohol. A wonderful gentle hoppiness in this.

This beer does not stop with its refreshing fruit notes, with a tinge of sweetness, and then that drying on the finish. It combines to be an extremely well crafted saison. One of the best in the style. (This won over Hennepin in a blind tasting.)

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 03:42:52 | More by dar482
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TheTinDoor

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-08-2014 03:09:29 | More by TheTinDoor
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Yoda22

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-08-2014 01:34:29 | More by Yoda22
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Skillz

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-07-2014 04:22:11 | More by Skillz
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-06-2014 03:46:25 | More by Hendrick24
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Bear1964

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-05-2014 22:09:20 | More by Bear1964
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DWolf

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-05-2014 20:18:18 | More by DWolf
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GMB

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-05-2014 14:52:58 | More by GMB
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ChanceK

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-05-2014 01:47:51 | More by ChanceK
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TheVag

Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I opened one of these on a dishearteningly frigid evening, having spent the day complaining about the cold and watching football. Unlike the hearty farmworkers this type of beer would have been drunk by, I hadn't done a lick of exercise all day, not even a dog walk or some half-hearted vacuuming. Is it possible a glass of beer can make you feel guilty? I would say "yes."

I poured it into a frosty, wide-mouthed glass. The head is significant: it sits up like whipped egg whites and laced the glass very nicely. The color is amber-orange and somewhat cloudy. It has a dry, yeasty smell, and sort of ends there: there's almost no other scent of note past that, IMO. Initially, I thought I was tasting an alcohol-soaked clementine poked with coriander or peppercorns, but a few sips in realized--as described by others--it was more grapefruit overall. It feels snappy and a bit metallic, with a balanced carbonation and some gentle spice in the mix. Overall, I'd say it's definitely a precise and almost medicinal beer, perfectly suited to a warm early autumn day after you've toiled at whatever one ought to do to deserve this refined beverage.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 01:36:22 | More by TheVag
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northstar23

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-04-2014 04:22:54 | More by northstar23
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GJ40

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-03-2014 15:34:57 | More by GJ40
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Jeffari2160

Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-03-2014 04:23:51 | More by Jeffari2160
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cnbrown313

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-02-2014 13:34:12 | More by cnbrown313
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Storm21

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

01-02-2014 01:05:02 | More by Storm21
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JeffZeltwanger

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-01-2014 07:04:11 | More by JeffZeltwanger
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Beermazter310

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

01-01-2014 06:50:34 | More by Beermazter310
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matjack85

Illinois

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

I got this as a Christmas present from my sister. It was 1 of 4 beers that came in a Boulevard "smokestack series" gift pack. Each 12oz bottle has a clearly stamped best before date on it. This bottle is stamped 5/22/14, so it's plenty fresh. Served in a Boulevard tulip glass that comes with the set.

Be careful with the pour. Even with a slow tilted pour, the beer rises quickly to the top, making a 3-finger fluffy white head with just half the bottle poured in. The beer itself was a slightly hazed straw yellow color. Head retention was good as was the lacing.

The beer had a citrus, pine, and Belgian yeast smell to it.

The taste was hop foreword with grapefruit and mild pine flavor dominating, but with plenty of sweet malt for balance. The website says they also brew this with corn flakes, but I really didn't pick up much corn grain taste - if anything there was a touch of wheat in it. Peppery finish.

Light bodied but very spritzy with high carbonation.

It's a well made saison, but I'm not sure I'd give it world class status.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2014 05:38:43 | More by matjack85
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TickleMeTony

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

12-31-2013 05:08:00 | More by TickleMeTony
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SimonTja

Sweden

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-30-2013 19:15:22 | More by SimonTja
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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
Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 2,902 ratings.