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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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4.17/5
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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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,824
Reviews:
1,119
Ratings:
5,438
pDev:
10.31%
 
 
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358
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1,757
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Ratings: 5,438 |  Reviews: 1,119
Photo of donzilake
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

yum-yum

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Photo of neruda11
4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of saymike32
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 60sFolks
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Fantastic, drinkable Farmhouse Ale. The tall, 3 finger head lasts and lasts. Absolutely puts me dancing on the hay loft. New too for now, soon to become a regularly

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Photo of RockHop
4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Continues to be one of my favorite beers. Gold and clear with good carbonation and crazy head; 4-5 fingers with amazing retention. Cracker, ginger, funky aroma. Some banana, but als funky barnyard flavor in just the right amount. A bit of spice and sour to balance it out. Hard to think of how this beer could be improved. I think it it the model for the style.

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

Good but expensive

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

Get this on tap for the extra half star! The folks at Boulevard Brewing should be proud.

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Photo of Hefsbeercaps
3.56/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of HailtoVictors
4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I drink this beer at my local Flying Saucer every Monday for $3 per 12 oz glass. It is refreshing, funky, a little sour, and packs a punch with 8.5% abv. Personally, I don't care about look or lacing, so I'll skip that. This has the "barnyard" taste which is hard to describe, but you know when you taste it. It is characteristic of Saisons and some American Wild Ales. It is a little overpowering in this beer, but not enough to ruin it. The sourness is medium compared to most sours I've had. The overwhelming taste outside of barnyard is grapefruit, which adds a decent amount of acidity. There is a subtle bread/yeast taste to give foundation to the barnyard/grapefruit complexity. You have to respect a beer that is nearly 10% abv but tastes like one that is 5%. The brewers of Tank 7 are masters of the craft. It is a great beer that has inspired me to check out more saisons, farmhouse, and wild American ales.

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Photo of Yendorwar
4.69/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Stevenwoo
4.22/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WildcatsChiefsRoyals
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stucat
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Its good

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Photo of shulmm02
2.53/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Karrenbelt
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jpkand
3.71/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium bodied with above average carbonation.
Aroma is orange juice,floral,tangerine,malt grassy
Taste for the most part follows the aroma with tangerine and orange coming through first. There's a bitter grapefruit,peel,pit taste that seemed a little too sharp but overall it was an exceptional beer

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Photo of nruhlig
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dafla67
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlueTomorrow
3.41/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of eppCOS
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L - Looks are proper, transparent, just enough straw-amber you'd expect in a good healthy ABV farmhouse ale
S - Nice spice bouquet, like a saison but with more coriander and orange peel on the nose
T - Good, like the aroma better than the taste; not a huge farmhouse fan, but this is well made. Just a tad cloying for me.
F - Good carbonation - good balance - really spot-on for the style. One of the better farmhouse ales in the USA.
O - Very good, seek it out if you like Belgians/saisons, and farmhouse ales. It'll impress you.

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Photo of awalters
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mikeinportc
4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I've had Tank 7 many times, but finally remembered to review it. (So you know where this is going. ;) )

Slightly hazy gold, with slight orangish tint . Fairly substantial white head, that leaves a little lacing .

Smell is estery , not quite banana , not quite bubble gum, a little candied tangerine rind, slightly spicy and slightly sweet.

Taste more-or-less follows the nose, i.e. the flavor is yeast-driven. Tangerine might be a bit more prominent than on the nose, with a touch of something herbal. No one element stands out, or is clearly defined. Some light lingering bitterness, similar that from grapefruit pith, but smoother, rounder and less well-defined. No hint of the 8.5%abv.

Feel is on the light side of medium , with fine, creamy carbonation that produces some soft lingering tingle near the finish

Overall , very good, and it never gets old. Very smooth, and dangerously easy-drinking. The general impression is 5%ish, not 8.5%. :O The yeast/flavor profile in some of Boulevard's other offerings doesn't 100% agree with me , but here it seems perfect. (Maybe from drinking Ommegang's brews for 20+ years ,since their inception?) Highly recommend it! :)

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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 5,438 ratings