Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

Tank 7 Farmhouse AleTank 7 Farmhouse Ale
BA SCORE
90.8%
Liked This Beer
4.17 w/ 5,192 ratings
Tank 7 Farmhouse AleTank 7 Farmhouse Ale
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:
#1,235
Reviews:
1,060
Ratings:
5,192
Liked:
4,714
Avg:
4.17/5
pDev:
10.31%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
335
Gots:
1,648
Trade:
15
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Ratings: 5,192 |  Reviews: 1,060
Photo of jtransel
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dankjohn
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of ATPete
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of gshak
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of BJasny
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of Auraan
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a semi-transparent golden body with a thin cap of white head. Overall impression of appearance is of a typical saison, though with less head than typical for the style. Scents of white pepper, lemon zest at medium-high levels, a light fruitiness mingling with moderate floral and spicy hops and a subdued grainy malt. Overall impression of aroma is of a classic saison, very true to style. Flavor begins with strong phenols of white pepper, mingling with a citrus character of grapefruit and lemon zest with moderate bitterness and a soft grainy malt. Middle gains in dryness, still quite phenolic with citrus. Finish is dry with notes of white pepper and spicy hops mingling with citrus fruit and soft malt. Aftertaste is white pepper and grainy malt. Overall impression of flavor is of an excellent saison, very true to style and qutie enjoyable. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied and has effervescent carbonation with a drying finish. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a nice saison. Overall this is a nice saison. It has a wonderful character that sticks true to the style. No big surprises but quite pleasant to drink. Worth trying as it is a solid example of the style.

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

Photo of dasenebler
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz, best by 5/16/12.

Pours a very pale, hazy gold. Nice lacing.

Citrus rind, light funk, and lemongrass on the nose. Nice.

The flavor is spicy, dry and citrusy. Notes of grapefruit and lemon. Powdery yeast notes compliment a peppery yeasty finish. Pretty American-hoppy and bitter, though not overwhelming. Still retains a lot of the traditional Saison character. Bone dry, with a highly carbonated but smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Man, this stuff is good, and I totally wasn't expecting it.

This truly is an excellent Saison. Dry, complex and refreshing, up there with the best American-made examples of the style.

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Photo of Brown120
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GuitarIPA
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of davegray
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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

A: A cloudy, lemon hue with a huge and frothy head--great retention; lacing is pretty good

S: Wonderful citrus, banana, apple, cloves, pepper aromas up front; the yeasty fruitiness plays splendidly with the hoppy citrus; there is a bit of a bready base but there's also a slight grassy and grainy base

T: Pretty hoppy; again, those citrusy hops play beautifully against the fruity yeast: lots of apples and citrus and cloves and banana; this has a dry and bitter beginning but a balanced and slightly sweet finish

F: Fairly creamy with above average mouth feel; perhaps a touch thin in the finish

O: Tank 7 is a beautiful, slightly hoppy saison; this is an everyday (and affordable) saison; perfect for summer but quite frankly I could drink this any time; I love this beer

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

Photo of schmidtmattsays
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

4 pack purchased from Binny's. Cloudy appearance ascending from yellow to orange. Sharp smell of yeast, spice, and citrus zest. Obviously not as funky as Boulevard's Saison-Brett. Lots of grapefruit flavor as well as all the features you love in a saison. Little too carbonated for my tastes but all the flavors are so good it's easy to overlook. Dry finish. Definitely taste the 8.5% ABV as you get closer to the bottom of the glass.

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Photo of laxer8811
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of craft_shannie
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of Beestin
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Parmesan
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Hazy golden straw color. Pours a large creamy head that lingers for a lick time, lots of thick lacing on the glass.

S: Bready malt, lemon and orange peels, saison yeast is quite evident.

T: Lemon and orange peel, banana, saison yeast, a nice lemon peel bitterness in the finish, bready malt. Some malt sweetness. Complex and quite tasty.

F: Creamy mouthfeel, quite a bit of carbonation, the 8 abv is very well hidden.

O: A beer that lives up to the hype.

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Photo of standardcherry
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of tronester
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden, with a medium pure white head. Smells of spicy herbs and a bit of lemon. Taste is a hint of honey sweetness up fron, with a spicy yeast middle, and an herbal, flowery, dry hoppy finish. Surprisingly bitter for a saison, but in a good way. Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Drinkability is good. A bit more bitter than the average saison, this is an excellent beer I would get again.

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Photo of Mark000
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of BrewSTL
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gibgink
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GPHarris
4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

a - poured a four-fingers pillowy white head into a tulip glass that settled into a thick sheet with great lacing and billowing at first. the lacing and sheet is gone 3/4 of the way through. the body was a slightly hazy straw golden color.
s - i can smell floral hops immediately upon pouring and then some lemons and yeast start to come through.
t - lemons and other citrus aromas, floral hops, bread, bananas.
m - prickly and bubbly.
o - such a quaffable beer, just begs for more sips.

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Photo of EdTheEdge
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90.8% out of 100 with 5,192 ratings
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