Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Tank 7 Farmhouse AleTank 7 Farmhouse Ale

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

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

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Photo of JackRWatkins
3.59/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Smooth two-finger head, fairly clear straw gold color, decent lacing.
S: Immediate pepper and yeast notes, with a nice, crisp hop bite, some lemon in here as well, smells like a saison haha. Quite sharp nose
T: immediate esters and pepper, with some residual sweetness, and a mild clean hop bite. there are some earthy, dirty notes here that are not very pronounced, and (i'm gonna come back to it again) some grainy, bready sweetness here. I think I even detect a hint of melon. Gonna be honest, I don't love american hops in my saison, unless they are dry hopped and even then it can be very hit or miss (it's a miss here)
M: dry, but not overly so, could stand some more wheat in the grain bill IMO.
O: it's good, it's not great, for an american saison, it's very good, I know a lot of people swear by this beer, but honestly, I don't love it, I love belgian beer, it's where my heart is at, if you love belgian beer with a subtle american spin on it, you'll like this, but to me, there is something about the body and hop profile that is a tad too americanized for me and as such, it's better than okay, but it sure as shit isn't great, take it with a grain of salt, coming from me, I don't take a risk on beers very often, I buy stuff I know or can find out about easily enough, or I don't buy, for this reason, I haven't had a lot of 'okay' or 'bad' beer, so my standards may be higher than most. not saying I have a more refined palate or anything like that, but most of the breweries I buy from have been open for 100 plus years, it's good enough, but I don't love it.

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Photo of Evilyak
4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

this is a damn fine beer. cloudy yellow with a ton of head that coats the side of the glass. banana and citrusy - lemon and tart orange. good spiciness with a dry finish.

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Photo of Brianito
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beyondthepalace
4.88/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured a cloudy yellow. Strong head which did not subside for quite sometime. Got some citrus notes at first but that great clove on the end. Fantastic farmhouse which I will certainly get again

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Photo of txx675rx
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beersnake1
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from fridge temp. Pours a beautiful golden yellow with good carbonation. Nose is fairly subdued. I'm getting earthy tones and some nice funk. Smells smooth. Taste follows the nose. Earthy, wheat, bread, a faint touch of citrus peel. Overall it's really smooth and balanced. Mouthfeel is nice.

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Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Comes in a clear gold color that becomes immensely hazy, almost opaque, once the yeast is added. The head is huge, frothy, creamy white and lasting. Retention is almost perfect; eventually subsiding somewhat, but leaving a big white bubbly pillow. Lacing is left in sheets, of course, as is expected. Marvelous looking beer.

S: Lots of sweet, overripe banana; more like Runt's banana candy than actual banana. Some clove and peppery spice. Big biscuity malt backbone. Vanilla creaminess, and a cantaloupe and honeydew melon fruit presence that freshens it up and livens it out, along with touches of orange and grapefruit; and a slight oakiness.

T: Huge cantaloupe and honeydew melon upfront, along with touches of green and white grapes, and passion fruit. The banana candy is there to sweeten things but its a bit more in the background than the aroma. There's a touch of sugar-coated, candied orange and grapefruit peel. There's a big crackery and biscuit malt presence, but it's hardly sweet at all. It's more like a pillowy, doughy sensation. Just a touch of warmth going down, but alcohol is very well hidden. Finishes quite dry--but not bone dry thanks to the fruity flavors. There's some pink bubblegum, and then ends with an herbal note (sort of like either cilantro or rosemary; will update if I find out) and then a whole mess of clove.

F: Medium-full, well-carbonated, smooth and slick across the palate, and lightly creamy. The finish is dry, and between the dryness and carbonation this is stupidly easy to drink.

O: Wow. Is this the best American traditional-style saison? I don't know, but it is fantastic. This is a wonderful beer.

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Photo of mudROCK
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ebwang
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mthomp081
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of nyrblue2
3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thankin_Hank
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy and unfiltered looking, but nice carbonation and head. Strong citrus aroma that's pleasant and inviting. A slight bitterness in the taste with the citrus of lemon which I like. The carbonation is a bit high for my taste but adds character to the beer. The overall beer is very good and at 8.5% ABV it's not alcoholic much at all. I'd buy this one again.
Best By Date 25Jul2017.

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Photo of MeIquiades
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SGR1220
3.55/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dragginballs76
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of twage04
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a light gold with high carnonation. The nucleation point in my chimay goblet had a work out. Aroma is hearty with some fruit and spice. Taste is complex, with a balance of some subtle bubblegum and spicy yeast flavors covering a crisp malt presence with some new world hops. My bottle was a couple weeks past the best by date so the hope may have faded a bit and the yeast was dominant without taking away from drinkability. Some booze was there but not a hindrance. A well balanced beer.

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Photo of Casey_L
3.89/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mcpat1993
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice funky flavor

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Photo of dlin0sbb
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ricky59
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Uconnelmo
3.82/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of aronvln
4.6/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

poured a beautiful golden straw with a mt Fuji-style head that overfloweth my glass...a subtle sweetness in the nose, so faint through the fluffy head! it's floral and fruity, with a grapey side and superb carbonation and it's just perfect.

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