Tank 7
Boulevard Brewing Co.

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From:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
 
Missouri, United States
Style:
Saison
Ranked #180
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,646
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 10.31%
Reviews:
1,197
Ratings:
4,449
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sunday at 07:23 PM
Added:
Jun 19, 2009
Wants:
  382
Gots:
  1,798
SCORE
93
Outstanding
Tank 7Tank 7
Notes: 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
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Rated: 4.06 by HarlotBronte from District of Columbia

Sunday at 07:23 PM
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Rated by Gmabba from Indiana

4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Unique beer - Hoppy like a DIPA, looks like a hazy with a very nice head, but lighter like a farmhouse ale. Liked it a lot!
Sep 23, 2022
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Rated by beaulabauve from Louisiana

4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
The closest thing an American can get to ssison Dupont. Delicious!
Sep 23, 2022
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Rated by Deano_53 from New York

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Not my favorite, but still very good
Sep 07, 2022
 
Rated: 4.11 by RoyalKaiju

Sep 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by hester7 from Texas

Aug 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4 by rare_bird from Michigan

Jul 30, 2022
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Reviewed by LarryV from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bottle with a best by date of 14-Nov-2022. Pours a somewhat opaque amber-yellow color. Great aroma - yeasty and spicy, pours with a nice, fluffy white head. Taste explodes in the mouth - a bit of lemon, spices and a pleasant hint of yeast. This is an excellent beer - it hides the 8.5% abv pretty well and never feels hot. Taste lingers on the palate in a pleasant way and makes you want more. Excellent!
Jul 28, 2022
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Reviewed by Scott586 from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Generically rated as I haven't had it in awhile, but easily a favorite of mine. Has any eggy yeast taste that leaves me craving more. Personally one of my top 5 favorite.
Jul 24, 2022
 
Rated: 3.93 by not2quick from Missouri

Jul 13, 2022
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Rated by Mildoze from Kansas

4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
One of the best from Boulevard. A surprisingly strong pale.
Jun 26, 2022
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Reviewed by jgramirez876

4.79/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
This is my first rating and I’m learning about beer as I go, but I felt compelled to talk about one of my favorites.

Brewed in Kansas City Missouri

Smell of banana with a medium sour aftertaste. Refreshing but also filling.
Jun 01, 2022
 
Rated: 4.21 by cold_beer

May 20, 2022
 
Rated: 3.84 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

May 15, 2022
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Rated by Tomlarson123 from Ohio

4.74/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
From a 16 oz can. Watching reds at home. Crisp full flavor.
May 11, 2022
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Reviewed by Perioddicals from Texas

4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
L - Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass. Color is a pale amber with a two and a half finger head. Decent lacing. Fluffy head like a Coke Float. Hazy, foggy. The fluffy head stays and stays.

S - Yeast front and center on the scent. Sweet and earthy. Some citrus or pear skin as well. Sour scents as well.

T - Taste follows scent. Yeast and sweetness. Like sourdough with sweet cream butter spread across it.

F - Medium to thick mouthfeel with some frothiness.

O - Overall this beer is a treat. Wonderful yeast flavors. I was introduced to Boulevard by a friend from Kansas City, and Tank 7 has been a favorite for years. It’s definitely in my regular rotation, and I’d recommend it to anyone looking for a yeast beer.
May 10, 2022
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Reviewed by mushroomcloud from Texas

4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
16oz can with a best by date of 9-17-22. Opened 5-8-22.
Huge meringue like white head that crests over the rim and has amazing retention. Orange-gold, not opaque but close. Tons of visible carbonation. Thick lace. Apricot and lemon nose with some yeast character. Stone fruit, grassy hop bitterness and white pepper (?) spice. Drinkability is high - packs a punch at 8.5%. Medium body with high carbonation. Long, fruity and dry finish. Outstanding.
May 09, 2022
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Reviewed by mvogt from Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Look: hazy gold, nice white head, good lacing.

Smell: A little banana-y, definitely belgian-y.

Taste: the banana backs off, other eaters still present. Note of cloves. Some malty sweetness as you would expect, followed by a mild lemonish dryness that cleans the palate.

Feel: the fizz is just right, lightens the feel well.

Overall: it is, in fact, an American Saison. It brings in the base flavors of a Saison Dupont, but lightens them, with more emphasis on the hop/citrus.
Apr 24, 2022
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look: It pours golden and clear with a white head. It has excellent head retention.

Smell: It has a spicy aroma with coriander and lemon. There are some yeasty and earthly elements as well.

Taste: It has a spicy flavor with a bit of dough and coriander. It has some lemon in the background with some pepper. There are also earthly elements and a bit of yeast as well.

Feel: It has a medium body with a dry finish.

Overall, there are strong spicy flavors with light fruitless in the background and other complex flavors.
Apr 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4.03 by drews240 from Rhode Island

Mar 26, 2022
 
 
Rated: 4.25 by TLA from Pennsylvania

Feb 28, 2022
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Reviewed by harrypowers from Massachusetts

4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a long lived tall foamy head and a lot of lacing.

Smells of bread and yeast and cloves.

Tastes of sweet yeasty malt , orange and spices with a slightly dank bitter finish.

Medium body and carbonation. Slightly syrupy and dry mouthfeel.

This brew is a longtime favorite of mine!
Feb 17, 2022
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Reviewed by Reef from South Carolina

4.67/5  rDev +12%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Bottle dated 10/7/21

Lovely clear gold with perfect clarity. Stubborn frothy four inch white head; full curtains lacing.

Citrus, yeast, light funk aromas.
Great wine, orange, bready yeast flavors.
Unique flavor combination. Smooth mouthfeel with no alcohol heat. Lasting carbonation.
ABV is too high to drink all day, but wonderful in moderation.
Feb 17, 2022
 
Rated: 4.14 by DrewTheBrew from Ohio

Feb 12, 2022
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Reviewed by RexRussell6566

4.4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
While not a perfect traditional version Saison, this beer has become a essential household favorite. I was extremely skeptical at first because my standard for Saisons is high. This beer pours a clear golden into a tulip glass and holds a clean white head, but not too much. Finishes distinctly edgier than that a traditional Saison, but the bittering hops resemble a slightly citrusy and grapefruitlike finish. As an individual and enjoyable beer, I cant find many faults. The taste is smooth and well balanced. It finishes clean and crisp. On occasion during the lakefront summers, I add a splash of lemonade. Of the zillions of beers the Boulevard makes, this is my crown jewels favorite of theirs.
Feb 09, 2022
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Reviewed by AzfromOz from Australia

4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Extremely pretty beer. Bright, orangey yellow with a strikingly white head. Nose is Belgian yeast with subtle barnyard notes. In the mouth it's soft at first, with prickly carbonation coming to the fore as the beer sits on the tongue.

There's the usual Saison peppery, funky yeast profile and candy sugar sweetness that dominates at first, with some American hop character following, mainly on the orange/grapefruit side of the spectrum.

Beer finishes dry and peppery.

Very nice beer!
Feb 06, 2022
 
Rated: 2.36 by Chris_Taps

Feb 03, 2022
 
 
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Reviewed by StJamesGate from New York

3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Hazy bright gold with a tower of snow white foam that rings + sheets; challah dough and musty lemon rind with bits of bubblegum, white pepper + flowers; honey on fresh bread, pears, marmalade, a bit of cellar, slight rubber bands + pepper, then herbal, grassy, spicy finish; med, thick, smooth, no heat.

4.25 4 4 3.75 3.75

A good looker, and the nose says a lot: sweet, low on phenols, high on esters, and with a thread of farmhouse.
The taste is as advertised: orchard fruit esters piling onto a pils + candy sugar base (I’m guessing) with not quite enough pepper or clove, but an unexpected hint of earth instead, then a bunch of hop aromas without much bitterness.
This is too sweet, both literally + sensually. The main thing about saison, to me, is the dryness, and regardless of the final gravity, this doesn’t give the impression of finishing dry. You’d never call this “crisp”.
I’ve heard it’s American hops in here; if so, they’re boosting the esters with citrus + other fruit where they shouldn’t be. And the 38 IBUs need to be closer to 45 or even 50.
Don’t get me wrong, the craftsmanship is on point: handsome, burn-free, and goes down easy.
And I read where this is a food beer; I can see that - it *needs* food to cut through all the fruit on show here.
But it’s not what the Belgians call “digestible” - and whatever its other merits, I can’t forgive it that.

I wanted to love this, and it’s tasty, but I didn’t want a second.
Jan 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.33 by Orny18 from New York

Jan 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.24 by misteil from Ireland

Jan 18, 2022
 
Rated: 3.92 by Silke_Neryn from Sweden

Jan 17, 2022
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Rated by SushiSakeBeer from Oregon

4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Wonderful
Jan 07, 2022
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Reviewed by Singlefinpin from North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Drinking this at home.
Poured from a 16 ounce can into a pint glass.
Looks golden orange with a nice dense foamy head that dropped quickly to a thick cap.
Smells yeasty, orange, grapefruit funky.
Taste follows the nose nicely and not boozy at all despite the higher ABV.
Mouth feel is medium for the style.
Overall an excellent Saison that I would definitely drink again and will be looking in stores for.
Cheers!
Dec 30, 2021
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Reviewed by mattpressley

4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This is GREAT for a saison. A little strong, of course. If you can stand certain IPAs, and love Boulevard's other exceptional releases, then this is for you.
Dec 23, 2021
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Reviewed by dano213 from Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
16oz can purchased from the fridge as a 4-pack for $13.99. I purchased this in early February 2021, even though it was from a high-turnover store, and it was canned on 8/19/20 (best by May 2021). So it's over 15 months old. No big deal though as I've had this beer aged and I've had it relatively fresh and it was enjoyable either way.

Look: Pours a beautiful light copper color with a frothy, thick, rocky off-white head and a subtle haze. The head slowly subsided to almost nothing, but left behind some nice lacing.

Smell: Very aromatic with notes of citrus - lemon peel and grapefruit pith and zest - along with pepper and funky saison yeast. Smells both hoppy and dry. The nose is also somewhat "juicy". Makes me think that it is going to be mouth-watering and refreshing. A bit of alcohol on the nose as it warms.

Taste: Delicious. Amazing that this beer, in a can, has such a long shelf life. It may have lost some of its hoppy aromatic qualities and brightness, but it is still good. While the nose gives the impression that the beer is going to be juicy, this beer is far from it on the palate. Up front, it's slightly sweet and citrusy. There is a grainy, bready maltiness that comes through in spite of the hops. The effervescent beer quickly transitions to its spicy, bitter, extremely dry, grapefruit pithy finish that lingers super long on the palate. It's crazy that this beer is 8.5% ABV. The alcohol is barely noticeable, and I would have believed you if you told me that this is 6.0% ABV. The "funkiness" is reserved and I don't get any off those off-putting medicinal flavors that sometimes come along with other farmhouse ales.

Feel: The carbonation is perfect and the body is medium. Nice mouthfeel.

Overall: What a great hoppy American saison. It's awesome that this beer is so good and so accessible, coming from a brewery with such wide distribution as Boulevard. I do think that I prefer this beer when it is fresher. Even still, it is solid and it has developed a different character with a bit of age on it.
Nov 28, 2021
 
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Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 5646 ratings