Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Tank 7 Farmhouse AleTank 7 Farmhouse Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

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

Added by grumpy on 06-19-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,970
Reviews:
1,101
Ratings:
5,364
pDev:
10.31%
 
 
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Photo of Crimson-RV
4.69/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

2 finger head with aroma of Belgian yeast, fruit and spice, taste follows nose with flavors of fig plum pepper and cinnamon medium mouthfeel with floral and grassy hops finish, one of my all time favorite beers

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Photo of Hopsohard
4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.82/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Boulevard rarely disappoints and this one is not one to walk away sad from...

A dark amber colored brew with white foam and little lacing, what meets the nose is frankly unremarkable. The mouthfeel is light-bodied and even has some slight smoothness to it, and the taste is full of fruity notes that are not tamped down from the high ABV this farmhouse provides. The smoothness of the beer hides the fact you should be careful not to just chug the thing as it is 8.5%, afterall. Overall, this is a very good beer, probably the best farmhouse I've had to date.

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

Photo of Nate139
4.64/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Sunnyside
3.88/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not a farmhouse, more like a double IPA. Lot’O other flavors going on there too. If understand that, you’ll like this beer.

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Photo of tyjohnson55
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of martini276
4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of peterpunk15
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of PA-hunter
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured 12oz bottle into snifter glass. 8.5% abv

Appearance- Pours a bright yellow-orange. Massive white foaming head slow to recede. Medium clarity.

Smell- Belgian yeast, orange, grapefruit, coriander.

Taste- Sweet bread, into the candy sugar belgian yeast flavor. Becomes quite citric, with grapefruit, orange, and hints of lemon as well. Holds in a dank earthiness as well. Becoming more bitter in the finish, ends with pepper, apricot, and coriander notes.

Mouthfeel- Medium heavy in body. Active carbonation.

Overall- A pleasant farmhouse saison. Bready, yeasty, and fruit like. All the elements. Drinks like a 7 percent brew, about the norm for this style, so that 8.5 percent abv is masked well. Well crafted.

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Photo of beerfam205
3.96/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ClintGoodman
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Spaten454
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Briggsy43
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robotic_being
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ben_tries_brews
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dnmyrick
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Easy pour into a 16 oz. George Killian's Irish Red standard pint glass. Look: Cloudy, dark yellow. One finger white head that dissipates quickly leaving a thin, even lacing. Smell: Fragrant, slight easy hop, a little floral even. Taste: a little breadiness and just a hint of honey. Strong coriander. Mouthfeel: Slightly carbonated and very playful on the palate. A damn near perfect Farmhouse Saison!! All-in-all an outstanding representation of the style! :)

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Photo of jason_nwx
4.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of muchos
4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L. Slightly hazy straw-orange with a big white frothy head.
S. Grapefruit and apricot, tartness, sweetness like toffee or honey, maybe some white grape.
T. Tart, sweet, grapefruit, refreshing, lemony, apricot, orange, a bit peppery, honey, earthy/grassy bitterness reminds me I am an adult. As it comes closer to room temperature, it's less tart and slightly sweeter.
F. Medium body, a bit less than average carbonation, a little resinous in the end.
O. Delicious. Beautiful balance of sweet, tart, bitter, funky. Super refreshing for something 8.5%. It was $15 for a six pack, and it was worth it, and I'd prolly get it again. Cheers ! ! !

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Photo of arsmitty86
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of GrumD
4.78/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bought in Tokyo. Amazing beer: one of the best for a while. Reminds me of being in Belgium while chatting to a visiting American. Pours well and has the expected light colouration and haze. The nose intrigues, with tempting aromas of hops mixed with alluring farm-like mustiness. The initial taste made me close my eyes and think of a rustic Walloonian homestead occupied by a hipster American, The bitterness lingers long and is tempered with sweeter and peppery notes. More please.

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Photo of monkist
4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Now this is what I call a Farmhouse ale! Amazing hopy fruitiness in the nose and also in its flavor but in a funny way: first the hops attack, then the yeast and finally you are sieged by some sort of sweetness - what is it? Very soon Brett-like aromas start developing in the nose and the whole mouthfeel changes as the yeast slowly takes over.
The body seems very light despite the 8.5% ABV, amazing! Very easy to drink but yet pleasant and entertaining. Kind of like halfway between a Belgian and an American but in a goid way, the Belgian yeast is in the background, supporting the hops, not overcoming them. In a nutshell: I never knew about Missiouri but this beer put Boulevard Brewing on the map, just like Prairie did with Oklahoma. An amazing farmhouse ale!

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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 5,364 ratings