Tank 7
Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #106
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #1,975
Avg:
4.19 | pDev: 10.26%
Reviews:
1,179
Ratings:
5,597
From:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  380
Gots
  1,794
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
Reviews: 1,179 | Ratings: 5,597 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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colts9016 from Idaho

4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Review 1620
Tank 7
Boulevard Brewing
Date: Enjoy by 3 Oct 2021
I am trying the top ten of every style, and this one landed on my radar. The Pour created a frothy and creamy white head with excellent retention. The slow dissipation left gobs of lacing on the glass. The color charts around SRM 6, pale straw with amber hues. Yeasty particles prevent clarity.

The aromas are funky farmhouse, straw, a touch of horse blanket, earthiness, floral esters, a touch of cloves, and herbal notes.

I taste a touch of horse blanket, cloves, toasted crackers, bready, floral esters, oranges, white pepper, herbal, straw, and a touch of farmhouse funk.

The mouthfeel is somewhat dry and a touch spicy.

The body is medium-light, has medium carbonation, and has a lingering finish.

The beer has the hallmark flavors and aromas of a great saison. Tasty beer.

Sep 15, 2021
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TheRatCage from Connecticut

4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

(12oz bottle into tulip glass)
L: Gold orange in color. 1.5 finger white bubbly soapy white head. Not the stickiest lacing but it’s present.

S: very strong clove, floral, and fruit notes. Particularly ginger orange, and grapefruit. Clean hops smell, malt sweetness. Zesty. A little barnyard yeast, not much.

T: Once again the floral and fruity notes are first. Grapefruit and a tiny bitter tang from the hops. Clove. The alcohol is hidden well. Peppery finish. Not heavy on the barnyard yeast notes.

M: medium bodied. Middling in terms of carbonation compared to Belgian saisons, which is not particularly a bad thing. Very refreshing, pleasant finish.

O: Impressed by this one. It’s big on the floral and fruit notes, more orange/grapefruit rather than lemon zest in my opinion. Could use some more “farmhouse” feel but I’ll be buying more of these.

Sep 07, 2021
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Elemental19xx from Illinois

4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very good ale. This is my first saison, so i wasnt expecting the hoppyness, but it was a nice surprise. There is a slight banana flavor from the wheat. It has a nice creamy texture and makes for a very easy drinker. If it wasnt $4 a bottle i could down 4-6 no problem. Boulevard has been doing a great job with there beers, and this is another home run.

Aug 22, 2021
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Dirtforker

4.86/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

The best saison/farmouse ale ever, IMO. Notes of spices - clove, pepper. Banana aroma from the wheat. Crispy, funky, spicy notes assault the senses and the high ABV ensures you'll just have one -- or will you?

Of course, with all that yeast and wheat, the head pour is gigantic so pour tenderly and carefully and you will be rewarded ten-fold. The aftertaste is great and my burps were delicious following the first glass. A very unique beer, I've never tried anything that comes close except for a homebrew a friend of mine did years and years ago.

Aug 20, 2021
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blazerkor from Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This thing smells sweet, sour and funky.

It tastes yeasty with all sorts of funkiness. No malts, no hops, just funky yeast flavors.

It's thin and smooth with a lot of carbonation. The finish is sweet for a second, then long and bitter.

Overall it's a blast. Unlike other saisons, there is nothing fruit forward. Just the funk. It's good. I give it a 5.4 out of 6.

Aug 02, 2021
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brewerburgundy from Virginia

4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, wine glass, best by 12/10/21.

What a beautiful beer; golden color and a massive four finger billowy head that has stellar retention, we're talking a finger plus of meringue consistency bubbles. Needless to say, there's lacing.

Yeast spice presenting as coriander and other spices. Grapefruit, a little light malt sweetness, and ending a dry and slightly peppery.

Lightly sweet malt flavors, crisp, and peppery dry from yeast, hops, and alcohol. White pepper, yellow grapefruit zest, chamomile. It's moderate bitterness combines with a spice and hop bitterness to make a wonderfully refreshing beer.

Crisp and effervescent with medium-high carbonation.

I was surprised that I hadn't reviewed this before. It is a fantastic beer and Saison. It's well balanced, crisp, on the dry side, and has delicious elements of yeast, hops, and malt.

Jul 04, 2021
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NeilSilber1 from California

4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours golden yellow clear with light fading white cap head. Belgium notes mixed with easy breezy Saison make this a really nice summer brew with grapefruit peppery hoppy bites with a good 8.5% ABV left hook.

Jun 28, 2021
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spectru from Florida

4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

June 23, 2021 - It looks great. I underestimated its headiness and had to finish the pour slowly to keep it in the glass, a great fluffy head that leaves fluffy lace in its slow recession. And the beer itself looks great too, made hazy by the carbonation. This is a good looking beer;
My sniffer is poor. I sniffed it. It smelled faintly good ;) The taste? I'm not sure yet. I think it has more mouthfeel than flavor. I love the mouthfeel, and I could get used to the flavor. Slightly sour citrus? The glass is half full but I didn't use too much glass. [Engineer joke] I love that head and it's still there, a nice frothy cap with angel's wings of lace. I think this is my first 5 star review. I just love the way this beer looks. And feels. I'll give it a full thumbs up overall.

Yes. This is a new favorite.

Later same evening. How could I not not have another. Yes indeed, I'll drink more of these.
But. I understand now why BA's scores are weighted towards Taste. That's what really matters. Wouldn't it be great to find a beer with this much look and feel character that tastes nokyersoxoff?

August 7, 2021 - I found a bottle of this hiding in the fridge. Poured just as described above. I really like this beer. It's a good beer. I came to edit this review and I see that I had already proclaimed it a favorite. I had completely forgotten.
Yes I say this is a GOOD beer. How could I have forgotten it? Oh, well. I'm gonna get more of this. It's really good.

Jun 23, 2021
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Iamaskier from Idaho

4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Huge, soft head and hazy, even gold body. Smell is somewhat rubbery, a touch of banana and orange peel. Taste is fruit esters, cloves, moderate hoppy bitterness in the body, pine, baked bread, and light banana on the finish. Esters are present but mild. There is a noticeable warmth from a single sip. Finish is dry.
I’m reminded of a warm piece of banana bread with raisins that’s not too sweet, and nicely spiced, maybe good for a breakfast.
This is a wonderful saison. There’s a lot of complexity, but it isn’t over the top. I’m generally not a huge fan of pronounced banana in my beer, and this one does it just right for me. Every time I take a sip I taste something new. Really well done.

Jun 05, 2021
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MrOH from Malta

4.61/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Slightly cloudy gold, big white head, excellent retention and lace
Green banana, nectarine, grapefruit zest, and floral/slightly spicy aroma
Spicy, grapefruit zest, ripe plantain, bread, honey. just a ton going on, really nice
Medium light bodied and well carbonated
Damn fine

May 29, 2021
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crm871 from Utah

4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pours a hazy yellow with a very thick, white head. At least an inch of head, a bit excessive but also could have been a shoddy pour by me. Nonetheless, great lacing and retention left as it dissipated.

Smell: Classic musty farmhouse ale smell. I’m getting oranges and lemon for the fruit; cloves, ginger, and coriander on the spice side. Really nice blend that is tied together by the dry, musty farmhouse aroma.

Taste: Citrusy lemon peel, malt and bread, bitter hops. Nice, complex flavor that really mixes nicely.

Feel: Deceptively drinkable, medium body. The pungent aromas hang around the entire time and this one just sips really well.

Overall: Excellent offering from Boulevard. Have had this many times but never got around to giving it an honest review. Easily one of their best.

May 04, 2021
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BiologyBob from Texas

4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The pour is golden with some haze. The head looks bubbly and has amazing retention. The aroma is spicy with hints of fruit and a nice hoppy bouquet. This is medium to light bodied with some bitter, grapefruit, and woody-farmhouse notes.

Apr 30, 2021
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Sigmund from Norway

3.76/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750 ml corked & caged bottle, BB date 07.2013, from Vinmonopolet, Nettbutikken. ABV is 8.5%. Slightly hazy golden colour, large white head. Lovely aroma of farmhouse kitchen and dry white wine, also hints of tropical fruits. The flavour is medium sweet, maybe not quite as fresh as it ought to be, but still very good. Fruity / citrussy and mildly spicy notes. Enjoyable, will buy again, and sample when fresher.

Mar 22, 2021
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Sayb from Arizona

3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Cloudy gold , Medium head to start to small head that lingers .
S: Hoppy with a slight citrus overtone .
T: Slightly sweet , light hops and low bitterness. Sweet spice I cant quite place my finger on . Very nice finish .
F: Refreshing
O: Very nice evening brew. First saison I can remember having will visit again .

Mar 17, 2021
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Mitchster from Michigan

4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can, 38 IBU, 8.5% ABV, 12 EBC.

Pours out to a hazy medium golden forming a bone white head with good retention and lacing. Lots of fine particulate suspended in the beer. Nose of grapefruit, mango, pineapple and brett. Plenty of yeast esters but I don't get dry hops. Mouthfeel is initially prickly, dense bodied, slightly syrupy. Carbonation is less than most saisons, curious if they bottle or keg higher, I'd guess about 2.25-2.5 carbs.Definitely not 3+. Taste is a recap of the aroma. Brett, tropical fruit, pineapple, mango, guava, medium bitterness, a bit of alcohol and pepper in the finish. Starts out sweet and finishes dry. Apparently hopped with simcoe and amarillo. Just enough bitterness in the aftertaste that it finishes quite nice and I could see this pairing well with a meat and cheese plate. I could see myself buying this again, although it's not often I'm in the mood for an 8.5% saison.

Jan 09, 2021
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wtg29 from Massachusetts

3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy straw color with several inches of well retained whipped cream head. Nose is spicy, Coriander and black pepper. Taste is also spicy, Coriander, clove, black pepper, hints of lemongrass. Clean crisp mouthfeel. Overall excellent

Jan 08, 2021
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Mdog from Minnesota

4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Cloudy gold, big head.

Smell: Spicy, cloves, mild sweetness.

Taste: Spicy, tangy citrus, black pepper, fruity, cloves, hint of sourness, spicy finish.

Overall: I'm trying to expand my experience with saisons and this is widely available. I was impressed with the complexity of flavors, one reason I haven't had too many saisons is the price/flavor ratio is not up to par. In this case it gives a nice flavor and is not too expensive. Good stuff.

Jan 01, 2021
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Amendm from Rhode Island

4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A very slow pour from a 12-oz. bottle releases two fingers of white creamy foam with very long retention and big swatches of lacing. A light haze over a golden straw body, I can read medium sized print through it.

Citrus hops (lemon, grapefruit) greets the nose with bready malt and faint wet cut grass. Baking spice with older apples banana and pear. these all get a turn during the taste.

Not sweet or dry for a balanced, neutral and mildly bitter taste from a blend of hops and spice. The mild malt taste is cracker, fresh baked sourdough and wheat bread. The subtle fruit taste tries for sweetness and is balked by a faint taste of alcohol, this leads to a quick and semi-dry finish. Spice and the ghost of sweet older fruit linger a while.

Light bodied with soft and abundant carbonation, smooth and deceptively drinkable. Alcohol is very well hidden, just a hint of warmth. The carbonation is off the hook, not as effervescent as some Saisons but it supports the body.

Dec 26, 2020
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gandres from Philippines

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

Saturday, December 12, 2020 6:18 PM
1 pint, 9.4 ounce bottle poured to wine glass
Sight: light amber, medium off white foam, hazy
Smell: fragrant
Taste: very good, low sweetness, low bitterness
Feel: slightly tart, very good medium/high carbonation, good follow through, long finish and slight bitter sweet aftertaste
Overall: excellent beer
repeat: yes
look for: yes

Dec 15, 2020
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Hops_with_Higgins from New York

3.91/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Lots of rocky foam with sporadic lacing. Pepper/Coriander nose. Beer is slightly sweeter than a typical saison with a creamier honey like body. Drinks more like a Belgian triple than a saison.

Oct 14, 2020
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josanguapo from Spain

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

De Belgiuminabox. En copa Teku. Viendo Westworld 3x04-05. Con galletas Tostarica. El alcohol le da cuerpo pero no sensación alcohólica y se integra muy buen con las notas funk típicas de una saison, todo ello aderezado con una buena dosis de lúpulo herbal

Oct 02, 2020
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grawp57 from Pennsylvania

4.57/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thick, light colored, long lasting head. Clear yellow color. Citrusy aroma and taste. Smooth first feel, a little bite after, but not too bitter. Really good beer for being so strong.

Sep 28, 2020
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johannyne from California

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Thick, foamy head, reminiscent of meringue, stays quite a while. Moderate lacing. Lovely, hazy yellow color, echoing a faded lemon tone.

Aroma: Hoppy with accents of apples and banana. As if gets warmer pepper begins to take over.

Taste: Complex overall. There is a citrusy overtone that mingles well with a smooth hoppiness that underscores the subtle tastes of apple, banana, and maybe grapefruit. Peppery tones linger frost top to finish and as the temperature warmed a bit it grew in potency.

Feel: Creamy, though my sense of touch kind of sucks so that's about all can say about feel.

Overall: EXCEPTIONAL, and that is coming from someone who drank one with a BESTBYDATE of 03/01/2020. I can only wonder what it would taste like in a fresher state...which I will find out soon.

Sep 27, 2020
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malinali14 from California

4.69/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This beer was definitely a pleasant surprise. Absolutely refreshing!
Look: It has a gorgeous thick head that looks like someone just placed foamy meringue on the top. It lasts for quite a while. The color is a wonderfully cloudy lemon yelllow!
Smell: Has a soft hoppy smell, touched by banana, apples, and a smidge of grapefruit.
Taste: All the flavors meld nicely together. At first you can taste the hops although, they aren't as powerful as an IPA. It's like they are saying a soft hello. There's a smidge of banana to it and a nice and soft grapefruit finish.
Feel: Surprisingly, it has a nice creamy feel to it, akin to a cream ale but not quite in its wheelhouse.
Overall: This beer is a treasure. I would defninitley buy again this beer again for any occasion!

Sep 27, 2020
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gooddaydiablo from Texas

4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

looks dull, tastes also dull, at 8.5% it doesn't have the complexity it should have. I can taste a little floral and dry banana, the aftertaste is hoppy/bitter. this beer tries to mix Belgium yeast with a hoppy style - I think it is not a good mix. very dry, medium-full body, piney. This is not a Saison at all!

Sep 22, 2020
Tank 7 from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 5597 ratings