Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

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:
#1,407
Reviews:
1,098
Ratings:
5,348
pDev:
10.31%
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Ratings: 5,348 |  Reviews: 1,098
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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Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GratefulFC
3.69/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours chalky with a big head. Smell is fantastic. Grapefruit, hops, citrus all present. You can taste the grapefruit-hop combinaiton upfront. The description has it right. There is a little cherry and oak present. The finish is dry and peppery.

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Photo of stevoj
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This saison seems a little watered down and possibly served too cold. Everything seems right but finish falls flat. Will need to resample soon. Rerate three years later: silky texture, creamy mouthfeel. Hazy golden, thin head, lots of lacing. Aroma is floral, herbal sweet, Taste brings in some toffee and butterscotch. Much better this time around, up 4 points.

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Photo of claranichols
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wolvmar
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pour: 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Beautiful golden amber color. Huge foamy head. Dissipates pretty quickly with some clouds and a ring. Don’t recall much lacing.

Nose: pungent bready yeast, clove, banana, citrus.

Taste: Clove, banana, malts upfront with hops and a sharp pepper taste on the backend. Some citrus but the fruit is well balanced by the bitterness and peppery notes. Really good.

Mouthfeel: fairly thick, highly carbonated, substantial. Would pair well with lighter foods but substantial enough to enjoy with steak.

Overall: I haven’t had a saison in a while but this was thicker than some I recall but otherwise characteristic of the style. It looks good, smells good and the pepper bites really distinguish the taste. Absolutely worth trying.

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

Photo of jamesroses
4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Best by april '18

Had it on june 8th '18.

Look: pale golden, pretty hazy, soapy fluffy head of big bubbles. Very good retention, leaves plenty of lacing.

Aroma: first sniff is a touch of cider, wheaty, green apple, belgian funk.

Taste: not so clean or light as the aroma presents. Very belgian tasting, wheaty, pear, a bit of banana, maybe rye notes.

Mouthfeel: starts medium to full bodied, then goes down easily. Bittersweet aftertaste.

Overall: really nice beer. Should've had it fresher but it was good anyway. The 8,5% hit fast.

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Photo of hopsputin
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: golden amber color with some lighter straw at the bottom. Bright white head

S: green apples, pear, coriander, pepper spice, strawberries, cracker malts, sweet citrus, and a hint of funk. Nice smelling beer

T: biscuity malts, lemongrass, pear and some barnyard funk right away. Green apple skin, sweet grains and sweet citrus finish it off. A touch of alcohol at the end as well

M: heavier side of medium with high carbonation

O: tasty and refreshing. Not as spicy as some other Saisons, and a touch heavier so be careful

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

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bryan12345
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jripley97
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of BillTheCat4Pres
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Crossofiron
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Excellent beer. Strong but not overly. Type of beer that has a strong favor everytime you take a taste.

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 5,348 ratings