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:
5,159
Reviews:
1,052
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.36%
 
 
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331
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Served in a Duvel tulip glass. Glass of cold water on the side to sip from periodically.

Appearance: As the beer pours out it is a bright clear golden yellow color with a 1” fluffy white head. Some chill haze develops but as the beer warms a light haze remains from a bit of sediment during the pour. As the foam recedes there are larger patches and a few small speckles of lacing on the sides of the glass. Early on the beer is covered with foam but towards the end there’s a central island surrounded by patchy foam and a ring around the glass. Sipping leaves patches, legs and speckles of lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell: There is a definite grapefruit citric smell with some malt and hints of white pepper.

Taste: Early on while the beer is still chilled the flavor is mostly a touch of light sweetness from the malt and, as expected from the nose, some grapefruit citric character with a dash of white pepper. The finish is long and mostly dry with a touch of early sweetness fading to leave behind the citric grapefruit and white pepper bitterness that seems to go on for a very long time. Somewhat surprisingly, late in the finish there is also a light, almost mint-like character which comes in to help. As the beer warms the flavors open up and become more balanced and integrated into a complex whole.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is on the border between light and medium bodied and there is light, persistent, prickly carbonation throughout most of the beer. The lightly peppery finish is dry and invites another sip.

Overall and Drinkability: Overall I find this a very drinkable beer. I definitely like the touch added by including some American hops here and I’m now about half way through a case and still enjoying the Tank 7 beer every bit as much as I did the first bottle, plus I’m finding a growing appreciation for the complexity of the beer as my experience with it grows and deepens.

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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
4.15 out of 5 based on 5,159 ratings.
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