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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
4.17/5
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5,215 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#1,266
Reviews:
1,065
Ratings:
5,215
pDev:
10.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
334
Gots:
1,665
Trade:
15
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Ratings: 5,215 |  Reviews: 1,065
Photo of alexanderplatz
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I don't have a lot of other saisons or farmhouse ales to compare Tank 7 to, but it is a wonderful beer. The flavor is a little unusual to my palate in some respects, but it's not a weird or challenging flavor that takes work to get used to. It's slightly dry, slightly tart, not very hoppy, with citrusy flavors of lemon and grapefruit. Mouthfeel very effervescent. It's fairly high in alcohol content so it's a good one to sip and savor.

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Photo of gvickery
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Ridiculous

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Photo of Paoloboston
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Simal56
4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jasondue
4.77/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Urk1127
4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mdwhitney
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rdub
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AustinRT
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Santz
4.56/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Good tasted

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Photo of BoodahMoogle
3.46/5  rDev -17%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CurtisD
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dub2gsx
4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The grapefruit taste and hops blend perfectly together. This is an outstanding farmhouse ale.

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Photo of gusmatos9
4.78/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is my first review so here goes... This is what a beer should look and taste like. As a relative rookie at this I must say that this is at the top of my list right now. The look and and aroma of this beer was exactly what I love about beer. I will definitely keep this one as one to compare others. I did not give it a 5 on everything hoping that I find something that will top this.

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Photo of chikinhammr
4.98/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

My second favorite beer of all time behind Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Maybe this one would be a tie with Odell IPA. There’s just something special about this brew that can’t be described until you taste it. I didn’t love it the first time I tried it, but I did like it, and as I continued to find it and drink it I’ve grown to love it. This is the kind of beer I think that you will either hate it and never drink it again, or it’s funky high-gravity-ness will draw you in.

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3.3/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GiselesGazelle
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a perfect pint glass. I know Boulevard primarily for their sour offerings, so this one is new to me.

Appearance - Poured slightly overzealous, four fingers of frothy, pillowy white head. Thick globular lacing. Held up to the light, it is golden, light, light orange. The stream of bubbles are abundant. Re-poured more delicate, still four fingers of head.

Smell - Amarillo hops are very forward, lots of citrus aroma up front. Orange, grapefruit. Little bit of yeast on the nose as it warms towards room temperature.

Taste - Getting shades of lemon, orange peel. Grapefruit is the dominant citrus. Pepper lingers at the back of the palette. Light bitterness. Prominent hops, not a significant malty profile. Wheat accents the pepper finish quite nicely.

Mouth feel - Light, but very effervescent. Not as dry as expected - the mouth feel is almost "juicy" leading to a moderately dry finish.

Overall - A very unique saison. Higher carbonation than average, more fruit forward than spice. For 8.5% abv, the alcohol is very well hidden. Not my favorite offering from Boulevard, it's no Love Child, but a great example for the style. Would buy again.

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3.56/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ale_addin
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of gboley
3.87/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 5,215 ratings
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