Tank 7
Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #101
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #1,921
Avg:
4.19 | pDev: 10.26%
Reviews:
1,170
Ratings:
5,584
From:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
 
Missouri, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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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: 1,170 | Ratings: 5,584 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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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 New Jersey

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
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q33jeff from New Jersey

3.61/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

**
09/10/20

Can to snifter.

LOOK: clear full yellow color. Big frothy tope head. Excellent retention.

AROMA: apple, apricot, esters, grape,

TASTE: esters and leather. Apricot taste is mellow, but constant throughout. Cheese rind. Chemical.

FEEL: smooth up front, excellent carbonation, some astringent. Medium body, touch of creaminess.

**

Sep 11, 2020
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TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Single bottle picked up in New York on distant trip.
Slightly hazy golden pour with 2 puffy fingers white head that hangs for time.
Spicy notes on aroma, coriander, clove, fruity yeast esters, notes of juicy fruit gum and some herbal hop.
On palate sharp citrus, banana, fruity esters from the yeast - a bit of spice but then on swallow a nice, not insignificant, hop bite - some earthy bitterness.
Brisk and brightly carbonated medium mouthfeel that sits with a very drinkable bittersweetness hiding that 8.5% well.

Sep 09, 2020
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D1noB from Oklahoma

4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A crisp floral almost light coriander after taste. Sharp front with a drag through.

Taste rating in words: The tracks on the tank just churning ahead.

Aug 27, 2020
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cyginsberg from New York

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Canned Dec. 10, 2019
Look - Really nice translucent even metallic orange/yellow color with big creamy head.
Smell - Cloves and some dried banana
Taste - Dry, fruity Banana, more cloves, some spice character as well
Feel - Medium, decent carbonation
Overall - Really refreshing delicious saison. A beer I could keep coming back to.

Jul 24, 2020
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milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

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

Misty golden appearance with a large white head and good lacing. Spicy, yeasty aroma with herbal hops lingering in the background. Earthy, piquant flavors with ample spiciness paired with lemongrass. Dry, bitter, slightly sour aftertaste. Light to medium bodied, well carbonated mouthfeel with a lingering finish. Nominally complex and well structured.

May 19, 2020
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artiefufkin from New Jersey

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

Visual: golden with sl orange tinge; very slight opacity, nice thick white foam which lingers and forms nice lacing.
Aroma: grapefruit rind very slight isoamyl, tr stone fruit, slight spice hops notes
Taste: sl yeasty, sl candied lemon citrus, peppercorn, hint of clove, sl sweetness, lingering spicy bitterness but not overwhelming.
Overall: very drinkable for high abv, goes down easy. slightly bitter finish disappoints the otherwise overall well-roundedness of the beer. it's a wonderful take on belgian saison which never disappoints.

May 10, 2020
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CTHomer from Connecticut

4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: crystal clear; medium gold in color; 1 finger finely pored ivory head that receded to a wispy cap; sheets of lace;

S: lemon, grapefruit, and Belgian yeast;

T: yeast up front, then lemon, then grapefruit; a touch of pepper in the aftertaste; mild to moderate bitterness at the end; more alcohol notes than most saisons (with good reason);

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; dry finish;

O: refreshing; drinks lighter than it is;

May 04, 2020
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BJB13 from Maryland

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

Crowler poured into a tulip.

Clear and amber with a big, fizzy white head. The nose seems subdued for the style but the Belgian yeast, banana, cracker and light citrus aromas are pleasing. Flavor-wise it is cleaner than I expected, yeast, cracker, white grape and floral hops are featured in a refined flavor profile that finishes dry and mildly bitter. The light-medium body and good carbonation combine for refreshing easy drinking.
Subtle, highly enjoyable and in my opinion a great dinner beer.

Apr 24, 2020
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