Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

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
Ratings:
5,168
Reviews:
1,055
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.36%
 
 
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335
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4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BergBeer
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jkoogler
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Amb3do
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Derek
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petrusek23
3.51/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drmeto
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L:
-pours a cloudy, bright orange with a medium to big,foamy,white head
-low to medium carbonation visible
S:
-orange,peach,apricot,white bread,doughy,spicy,clove
T:
-orange,peach,very spicy,piney
-high bitterniss for the style
F:
-medium to high carbonation
-medium body
O:
I was actually surprised how close this comes to the Saison Dupont.
A really great Saison with an american hoppy kick.

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Photo of maltznhopz
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of buschbeer
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 FLUID OUNCE bottle
Served in a Boulevard Smokestack tulip glass
Best by 05/28/14

This beer pours a light shade of amber in color with golden highlights. Suspended yeast is visible. It is topped with several inches of off white head that leaves some nice lacing rings.

The smell is spiced fruit. Pear seems to stand out.

The flavor is very similar to the smell. I taste spiced stonefruit. I get hints of clove.

Medium mouthfeel with a lot of carbonation

The age seemed to do it well. I have only tried the Duvel owned version. This predates that acquisition and is a bit tastier.

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4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SpongeHop
3.6/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L - hazy orange-yellow, barely any (white) head
S & T - slight generic malt sweetness and slight breadiness, clean green noble hoppiness, soft citrus or sour apple tones, nice and sour but in a fruity way rather than vinegary.
F - drying

O - very decent, and I didn't regret trying it after passing by them for a while, but I do prefer Buxton's Old World Saison over this one, FWIW

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Photo of Blackop555
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy yellow. Thick, medium, off white head lasts a long time. Good lacing.

Smells citrus and lemon at first then spice, fruit and light yeast funk.

Tastes fruity, clove, yeast funk, light bready malt. Followed by citrus peel and light earthiness. Finish is dry with citrus peel linger. Medium body and picky higher carbonation.

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Photo of Brucebeernut
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Grackos
3.67/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcscientist
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I finally got around to trying what is now Boulevard's best-known beer (though I still love me a good old fashioned Pale Ale), and I get what the hype is about for sure. This is really nicely balanced and flavorful, and very drinkable despite its 8.5% ABV. You definitely get the fruity esters up front, but not too much of the dry finish that is advertised on the brewery's description of their beer. For me, that works well. I'm not sure why it took me so long to try this, but my first one will not be my last.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of There_she_gose
4.62/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of G_Shoe
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Neversatisfied1980
4.57/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ScaryEd
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Finally trying this after years of passing it by on the shelf.

Poured into a stemmed tulip glass. Pours a cloudy golden straw color with a 3-finger effervescent white head. The head leaves in a hurry, leaving some random cobwebs of lace.

The aroma is full of spicy yeast and pepper, with loads of bready malt and lemony citrus. There's a soft touch of sweet orange before a back end of grains and hops.

Lots of sweet dough and grass up front on the flavor, followed by a wave of peppery spice and citrus. Finishes bitter and hoppy.

The feel is medium-light bodied with pretty hefty carbonation. Very refreshing with an exceptionally crisp and dry finish.

Overall, a pretty good farmhouse ale. Given the price, it's probably not a beer I'd buy again, but I'm definitely glad I finally got to try it.

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4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of scottspencer
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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