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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
Ranking:
#1,265
Reviews:
1,065
Ratings:
5,215
pDev:
10.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
334
Gots:
1,665
Trade:
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Ratings: 5,215 |  Reviews: 1,065
Photo of Sammy
3.87/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Fallen Rock. A huge head, yellow body. Pleasant aromas and a nice bitterness. Served a bit cold, on a freezing night. Belgian yeast, the beverage seems more to me as a Belgian IPA, with some lemon and grapefruit and other nice fruit. Nothing overt.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: 1.5 finger white head on a murky deep golden body.

S: very fruity with an excellent yeasty and earthy note making this one well rounded.

T: yeast, herbal, corriander up front which fades to a clove, pepper and citrus pulp finish. 

M: lighter side of medium body and moderate to high carbonation. Semi dry finish.

Overall: very aromatous and flavorful saison. This is an excellent beer.

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Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 6/8/13.

Pours a murky orange with a foamy orange-white head that settles to a thin cap on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, spices, yeast, pepper, and some chalky aromas. Taste is much the same with a mild tropical fruit flavor on the finish and a slight alcohol kick. There is a medium spice and yeast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a great smell that is tasty and easy to drink.

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Photo of GRG1313
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.65/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a thick straw golden color with a fading lace head into a snifter. would never guess this to be 8%. smells yeasty and fully fruity. taste is robust ripe sweet full flavored fruit. plums, apples, berries, all blooming in the mouth. yeast backbone and a hop presence in the middle. problem with this one is the mouthfeel. way way too heavy and filling for the style, i should be able to session this. as filling as my bbq ribs i ate with this. heavy feeling bust still properly carbonated. i liked it, but as with many of boulevard's beers, there are 50 better alternatives per style.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Knapp85
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured out as a bright yellow color with a nice white head on top. The smell of the beer has a nice floral aroma with some earthiness to it as well. The taste of the beer has a nice citrusy flavor with some spiciness in there too. The feel is nice and dry, very refreshing. Overall it's a great beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of metter98
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is slightly hazy golden yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down but consistently left a short head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of citrus, grapefruit and yeast are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of lemony citrus along with slight hints of peppery spices towards the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is quite citrusy for a saison and goes down very easily. It is a very nice beer for the summer months.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tank 7 is definately a modern take on a traditional Belgian Farmhouse. Because of aggressive phenolic character and high hopping rates, this beer shows a lot of layering.

Tank 7 pours with a medium golden hue and haziness that makes it look like a Witbier. A froathy and airy white head has great retention and lacing. A very solid appearance.

Mouthwatering aromas of citrus, vinous, American hops, and a peppery twang. The malt character gives a slight sweet scent with low grain character.

True pilsner malts give a soft confectionate sweetness and a pleasant grain flavor. The malts only act as a springboard for the more powerfull flavors of sharp, bitter, and citrus hops by contributing flavors of lemon, orange, grapefruit, and pineapple. Esters exacerbate the fruity hops with apples, under-rippened berries, lemons, and white grapes. Not stopping there, the yeast gives a lot of phenolic (almost plastic or medicinal) at times and perhaps a light soapy note. All these flavors layer upon themselves allowing for new flavors to be explored in every sip.

Creamy and soft up front but the beers bitterness, light astringency, and acidity builds and breaks down the beer's texture, allowing for a palate cleansing and refreshing finish. A minty note rises in the finish and aftertaste, giving a tea-like taste.

Tank 7 is a remarkable beer that belongs with the experimental Belgian IPA's. And, it's certainly better than most.

Thanks again BlueOkie!

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Photo of biboergosum
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz Belgian-style bottle, a single that I may have once never imagined seeing on my local beer store shelves.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, bright medium golden yellow colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, rocky, and melted marshmallow-like off-white head, which leaves some sudsy, chunky splattered lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of acrid, but tenable earthy yeast, semi-sweet pale malt, a touch of further caramel sweetness, weird corn grits, and prominent citrusy and generically tropical fruity hops. The taste is bready, grainy pale malt, orange, white grapefruit, and lemon domestic citrus, with some guava, pineapple, and boysenberry foreigners, still understated yeast, faint white pepper esters, and plain leafy, earthy, and somewhat grassy hops.

The bubbles are fairly active, but never really manifesting in much more than a testy frothiness, the body a solid medium weight, and mostly smooth, both the yeast and hops taking an ounce or so of the proverbial flesh, it would seem, but to no real ill effect. It finishes well off-dry, the bready pale malt carrying on like it owns the joint, to the chagrin of yeast, spice, and (especially) hops alike.

One pleasant, and sweet tooth indulgent Saison, I gotta say. I've passed this one over on many trips stateside in recent years, only to now find it on my veritable doorstep. Easy to drink, complex, and duly satisfying, in a world-wide sense, maybe save the small part of Belgium who might have cause to complain of the smallest infraction.

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of emerge077
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Explosive bang from the cork, foamy pour into a Duvel tulip.

Glowing orange, sticky white meringue foam that forms a sturdy head. An intricate crown of lace forms at the edges, and retention is constant. Visible carbonation and some murky sediment.

Lemon orange zest, dry herbs and hops, sandalwood, Belgian yeast lends a lightly fruity sweetness. Pleasant but slightly muted.

Spicy hops and bitter grapefruit pith hit first, deep earthiness from the complex spice elements. Moderately bitter, spicy with a spearmint note. Not really sweet as the aroma might suggest, dry bitter and spicy. Zippy carbonation. Light enough to quaff, but medium bodied and pretty substantial in feel. Balanced spiciness with a faintly bready malt base behind the hops, spice, and yeast flavors.

Pairs well with food, and likely best shared, though a 750 was no problem solo.

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Photo of brentk56
4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Arrives with a clear golden colored liquid covered by an inch or so of foam; although the head wasn't impressive for the style, the lacing action was decent

Smell: A range of interesting aromatics - grassy and lemony from the hops, biscuity from the malt and peppery from the yeast

Taste: The malt stays in the background, with a subtle hint of sweetness at the outset; quickly, the peppery, herbal flavors arrive to dominate the profile, though by mid-palate, the beer takes on a lemony/grassy character; after the swallow, the malts re-emerge to provide a bit of peach character but the finish is dominated by the lemony/peppery elements

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with crisp carbonation

Overall: A wonderful blend of flavor elements combine to make this an excellent example of the style; a bit hoppier than most Belgians but still a cut above most of the domestic examples of the style I have tasted

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of oline73
3.92/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a Funky Buddha snifter.

Appearance: Pours a straw gold color with two fingers of off white head that leaves a layer as you drink.

Smell: Sweet and spicy with hints of banana and citrus. There is some spice from the yeast, very nice.

Taste: As there was in the smell, there is a strong spice presence from the yeast. In the background there is some malt sweetness. The second half of the sip is dominated by citrus peel hop bitterness as well as a little alcohol. Lots of bitterness for the style, but I think I like it.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation is on the high side here, I would like a little less. Medium body with a finish that wants to be dry but doesn't quite get there.

Overall: It took me a while to figure out what I thought about this beer. I enjoy the bitterness along with the spice. Could have used a little less carbonation, but I enjoy it overall.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle: Poured a hazy and cloudy beige color ale with a super large frothy head with great retention and some very good lacing. Aroma of fruity ester with spicy yeast and semi-sweet malt backbone. Taste is very well balanced with great notes of fruity ester with lightly pepper yeast with a solid malt backbone that is just a tad too sweet. Body is full with limited filtration and great carbonation with no apparent alcohol. Another great beer from a brewery that just keep surprising me.

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Photo of zeff80
4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured a clear, bubbly, orange color with a small, white, fizzy head of foam. It left sticky, rings of lace.

S - It smelled very funky with yeasty notes and hints of caramel. It had a nice grain aroma with fruity notes.

T - Great funky and spicy flavor with a sweet caramel backbone. It had a good yeasty flavor.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium-bodied beer with a dry finish.

D - This is a very good saison. Great funky character withjust enough sweetness to balance things out.

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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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