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:
#2,565
Reviews:
1,107
Ratings:
5,386
pDev:
10.31%
 
 
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Ratings: 5,386 |  Reviews: 1,107
Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BCB76
3.59/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Vidblain
3/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 802
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

12oz bottle poured into a snifter glass…

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Look
Mandarin orange, light apricot, and hazy. A big carbonated head.

Smell
Spices, coriander, peppery, hay, tropical fruit

Taste
Sweet, wheaty, nectar and honey; Earthy, some phenolic spice, and a sweet aftertaste. Overall a wonderful balance.

Mouthfeel
Crisply carbonated, medium-light bodied, very refreshing and drinkable

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This is a complex, wonderfully balanced, refreshing Belgian Saison. It is very drinkable and I would no doubt have again.

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Photo of iguanodon
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

[Original rating 2013-07-20] Pours hazy gold with a thick coarse head. Aroma of grass, bread, citrus, stone fruit, banana. Taste is bitter hops, sweet malt, black pepper, hint of alcohol. This is a solid saison, fortunately available where I live.

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Photo of DJtheTireGuy
3.87/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Presented in a standard pint glass

Look: Large, thick white head that is greeted by fine carbonation from the very bottom of the glass. The color is light and golden, similar to a good light lager. Strong carbonation.

Smell: There is a hoppy smell. IT hits at a fruity aroma that moves into a bitterness that stings the nostrils.

Taste: Healthy hop and malt combination make it hard to discern a key smell. There is a nice herby touch that compliments the initial flavors.

Feel: fantastic smooth appeal that washes through your mouth. There is superb dryness that is not quite too dry and tops of the beer charismatically.

Overall: This is a great ale that reveals itself slowly to be even better. It is a staunch 8.5% which gives you quite the bang for your buck. Great look taste and feel, but the smell does not give a great clue as to how good the beer is.

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

(12 oz bottle, L050118 1011 E, 26JAN2019... poured into a teku)

L: rather-clear, orange-amber liquid; huge three-finger head rising in a cauliflower crest atop the rim of the glass, slow to recede, cottony... foam retention is fantastic; odd scatter-smatter of chunky lace

S: first impression is that it reminds me a bit of Brooklyn Sorachi Ace (same yeast? lemony hops?)... candied lemon, grapefruit, good bit of spicy/peppery yeast; bright spicy alcohol peeking through... maintains lively intensity

T: sharp spicy grapefruit zest, fresh cut grass, soft underlying doughy malt; lemon pepper in the finish, lasting long through its dry, grapefruit-pulp-spicy aftertaste; hint of coconut rum?... didn't pour much sediment in, but the yeast seems rather present - tasty, but perhaps bordering on too under-baked cookie in combo with the malt... quite full-flavored, relatively intense yeast/hop attack

F: light at the bottom, but fluffy-foamy and carrying a nice fleeting paunch midway to give it a flash of dimension... the alcohol burns an enlivening, clean flame, keeping the roof of the mouth alight, but in combo with a subtle oily (hop?) slickness washing clean the bottom of the palate (perhaps not quite enough?)... back end stays relatively clipped and dry

O: huh, was not expecting this to be this good - light-drinking, vibrantly-flavored, and aggressively spicy in delicious degree... already thinking of grabbing a 4-pack and pass em around (had purchased single bottle for this tasting)

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Photo of kaitjs7
4.78/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of red_5_sooner
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Richardalways21
4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Unique taste and very pleasing. Tried a second time and love it more. Very effecent. Great taste

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

Photo of beersampler6
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Quite a tasty beer although I’m not a huge fan of the yeast flavors of these types of beers. Nice slightly hazy light orange color with loads of foaming head and some spotty lingering lacing. Smells of yeast, floral and herbal hops. Tastes similarly, along with caramel, vanilla and malt. Maybe a little raisin and plum as well. Just a touch too much yeast for me. Mild mouthfeel and good carbonation. Higher ABV is well-hidden.

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

Photo of Higdon
3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of moose1950
4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of adosen01
4.32/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of ONUMello
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap in a pint glass
A: Light orange, thin head
S: Yeast, wheat, herbs
T: Citrus, malt, Belgian yeast
M: Medium-bodied, doesn’t taste its abv
O: Tasty. Not sure this glass gave it its full potential, I’ll be sure to get a bottle. I don’t disagree with the farmhouse ipa comment

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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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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 5,386 ratings