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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Reviews: 1,030 | Ratings: 5,086
Photo of fitrock2112
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured Tank 7 into a Teku glass.
A -Pours a light orange with a full two fingers of creamy white head.
S -Mint, oranges, some clove in there as well.
T -Wow, pepper, clove some more clove. Maybe a little orange flavor mid palate. Clove and pepper on the aftertaste.
M -Medium all the way.
O -A little one dimensional but very refreshing. Cheers!

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Photo of nick_perry
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Cloudy orange color with a thick, lingering head. A creamy texture and well-rounded body, featuring notes of yeast as you’d expect, but there’s also a spicy hoppiness which I wasn’t expecting, but enjoy. Finish isn’t as dry as some others of the style, with a hint of lemon. 8.5% ABV, a bit high for a Saison/farmhouse ale, I feel, but I don’t really notice it that much.

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Photo of Yoann
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle to a pint
A - A hazy golden tint with a very strong foam, be careful when opening the bottle, it wants to escape!
S - roasty malts but with some sweetness, herbal hops
T - very balanced and no bitterness
M - pretty lively
O - Very rich but still well balanced, I highly recommend it!

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Photo of GreatHammerhead
3.69/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz bottle freshness dated 16 April 2017 poured into a pint glass.

Look: Hazy golden honey coloration with a creamy white two finger head. Lots of suspended sediment. Good head retention.

Smell: Grassy, floral, and fruity with a fine hint of hops in the background.

Taste: Very mild hop bitterness and flavor.

Feel: Medium mouthfeel with very light carbonation.

Overall: A unique brew that I might revisit with an occasional single.

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Photo of HenryPorter7777
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Boulevard .... classic farmhouse/saison ale. Nicely balanced; beautiful aroma that stays until the end. Simply, a beautifully well done Belgian style beer; easy-drinking and good with or without food. 8.5% ABV

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Photo of demian317
3.37/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Taste does follow the nose which, in this case, is unimpressive. Nice beginning but the middle gives way to an unflattering sourness (I know, it's the style but...) The conclusion is sharp and rude. Overall, a strange attempt worth investigating for comparison with others in the same style.

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Photo of JacobusFavier23
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L- Pours a frothy two finger thick head. Clear/straw/amber colored beer. Oh wait... is that some yeast that I see? Yep. Kind of makes it look like bubble tea.

Stagnate with slight carbonation.
S- Sweet, fruity, yeasty aroma admits from this beer. Honey? Maybe. The yeast meshes well with the fruity hoppyness. Great smelling beer.
T- Taste is sweet and continues to be sweet for a while after sipping. I also pick up a certain spiciness, followed by some bitterness from the hops.
MF- Mellow and dry.
O- I picked this up in Mobile, Alabama. So I'm pretty sure you can pick it up anywhere. Very interesting beer, little to no tartness that is usually expected in a farmhouse ales, but that is completely okay because this is a fine brew. With that being said this beer is a sipping beer, if you get it, take it one beer at a time.

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Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.58/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle dated (BB June 17,2017),into a large Funky Buddha snifter.Cap says smokestack series.

Frothy,white head,that stands 2 fingers tall.Hazy light gold in color,with distorted light showing through the glass.Lots of small sediment floating around in the body.Little to no carbonation.

On the nose I get bright citrus notes,sweet bread,yeast,pepper,and lemon grass.This beer smells wonderful!

On the palate I get citrus,sweet bread,yeast,and lemongrass on the front end.This is followed by some pepper and sweet malt on the back end.A little nit of a sourness after the other flavors fade away,but nothing offensive.Very nice taste to it too.

The body is thin,with a dry finish that packs a small punch.

This is my first farmhouse ale,and I have to say I really enjoyed it.I paired it with a very good lemon / almond cake,and it paired beautifully.I'll have to try some of the Prairie Artisan Ales farmhouse ales in the future.Very nice.

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Photo of Holderness
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy orange with a massive, pillowy, white head that retains well and leaves moderate lacing. Smells of honey, melons, yeast, pilsner malts, lavender, and coriander. Taste largely follows the nose, but is a tad harsh on the finish.

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Photo of deg
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer is cloudy and amber colored. The head is white, thick, and lasts a while. I can smell something from the beer, but with my poor sense of smell, I can't quite make out what it is. There is a citrus taste, more like orange than grapefruit, which I like. However, I don't get quite as much bitterness as I'd like from this style.

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Photo of DrainBamage
4.88/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with thick head that recedes to a half an inch. Smells moderately yeasty and slightly sweet. Starts off tasting pretty yeasty, but evolves into some complex flavors. Pretty dry, but smooth at the same time. Never been a fan of saisons because of the yeasty taste, but I've really taken I liking to this one.

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Photo of LukeWillman
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is clear golden with a huge white frothy foam cap. Aroma is spicy and peppery yeast, with earthy and herbal hop character. Taste is sweet bready, biscuity malt with some pepper notes and crisp hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium with a high carbonation. Finished fresh and dry with a stickiness on the tongue and a lingering bitterness.

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Photo of TH28
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is clear golden with a huge white frothy foam cap. Aroma is spicy and peppery yeast, with earthy and herbal hop character. Taste is sweet bready, biscuity malt with some pepper notes and crisp hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium with a high carbonation. Finished very dry with a stickiness on the tongue and a lingering bitterness.

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Photo of Hyptochrons
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

super fresh and zesty notes on the nose. notes of slightly tarte apple, lemon, fresh cut grass, minty herbs, yeast, hint of gummyness, earthy hops, orange, grapefruit, citrus peel, spice, touch of the funk. light bodied dry finish.

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Photo of MichaelDunn
4.31/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's a good brew. Not a big saison guy, so I'm out of my element. Nice head off draft, good palate of different tones. Plenty of alkeehall in it to set you flyin'

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

L: Pale golden body, huge frothy head.

S: Lemon, coriander, grapefruit, and earthy yeast aromas.

T: Citrusy up front. Finishes a little medicinal and spicy, with some more citrus thrown in the mix.

F: Moderate carbonation and a light body. A little dry in the finish.

O: Great beer. Very light and fruity. My go to saison.

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Photo of DocRoc
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I concur with the majority of positive reviews for Tank 7. Paired really good with with Panko Crusted Fried Chicken (6oz panko breaded chicken breast served w/ an apple-jack sauce, mashed potatoes, & grilled vegetables.) at Rogue Tavern in Birmingham AL.

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Photo of Jraiona
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Pours a hazy golden with a dense thick head with good retention and sticky lacing

S- Prominant citrus aroma with a slight grassy note

T- A subtle sweetness and some mild but pleasant funk. A bit more hop dominant than other saisons I have tried and and the hoppines is more prevalent on the back end

F- Light on the tongue with good carbonation with a dry crisp finish.

O- A very good beer, well balanced and good complexity.

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Photo of wjoelbrooks
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a shaker pint glass.

L: Even with a careful pour, it produced a huge, creamy-white head that persisted for a couple of minutes before slowly reducing to a nice lace. Beautiful opaque light gold in color.

S: Sadly, I detected little on the nose--just a very faint sweet, yeasty aroma.

T: The taste was much stronger than the faint aroma would indicate. Delicious beer. More bitter than sweet, with hints of citrus and herbs. There were some other fruity notes that I couldn't place.

F: Very hoppy and moderately dry. Very smooth, without much of the funky aftertaste I associate with many ales. The high alcohol content is evident on the tongue, but it doesn't overwhelm the beer.

O: This is a delicious beer, well worth the price (I think I paid $10.00 for the big 750 ml bottle. This beer will definitely been in my regular rotation.

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Photo of McStagger
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Champagne bottle. Best by 26 MAR2017. Poured into goblet.

A: Ill advised aggressive pour produced a tone of fluffy white head. Excellent retention. The head leaves beautiful lacing on the goblet. Hazy yellow. Minimal carbonation as small bubbles rise to form the head. Tiny particulants floating in the suspension.

S: Perfume, floral. The Belgian yeast jumps out of this one. I'm not super familiar with intricacies in saisons, but this one explodes out of the glass. Light fruit notes (not sure if hops or yeast esters) intermingle with the soft malt backbone.

T: Obviously a saison. Big belgian notes. Earthy and lightly tropical with fruity esters. The mid palate takes on more of the tropical fruity notes and stone fruit (pears and big red apple skin) while finishing soapy dry with a pleasing alcohol sweetness/warmth.

M: Supple carbonation. Light/medium light mouthfeel. Alcohol isn't hot on the palate, but warming in the back of the throat and in the chest.

O: Delicious. I rarely drink saisons, but beers like this leave me wondering what I'm missing.

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Photo of Guppy314
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a bottle, pours as a murky orange gold with a frothy white head. Aroma was spicy with some indistinct fruity tones. Tastes of fruits, spicy hops, and yeast. Aftertastes of citrus and bitter herbs. Decent carbonation; very drinkable.

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Photo of lastmango
3.8/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy gold with a four finger white frothy head. Moderate lacing. Aroma was minimal . . . floral and spicy. Malty in the front with a funky spice and citrus burst followed by hop bitterness on the end. The funkiness is not something that I am use to but ok. The beer as a medium body and light carbonation. Overall, this is a good farmhouse ale.

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

on tap at The US Hotel, Hollidaysburg, pa

Bought to the table in an elongated goblet. slightly hazy yellow body with good carbonation. Small white head, which persisted quite well. Decent lacing.

aromas were muted other than the malt. faintly citrus and some spice.

This is pretty much spot on as far as US brewed saisons go. Not aggressive in any way, just a good solid representation of the style.

Overall, and enjoyable drink, on a par with Ommegangs best belgians.

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Photo of Oopssorryy
4.07/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer poured a nice, light, golden color, with hints of pale yellow around it's edges. It's not quite clear, but it's definitely not what I would call hazy. I got quite a lot of white foam head, more than the picture showed. Lacing is excellent, cascading down the glass as you drink, serving as high water marks. Really fantastic presentation here.

The nose feels quite light, I get scents of grass and sweet citrus, and that is about it. I'm not sure if this is due to it's 8-7-2016 best by date, or my lightly allergy effect nose. Either way, it's not offensive, and is rather inviting.

The flavors are odd for someone more used to stouts and such. I get a lot of funk at first and not much else. Exceedingly earthly in nature, it dominates the taste buds at first, and only slightly recedes, letting some other flavors to present themselves in the middle and finish. Once swallowed I get the grassy notes and some spice that plays well off the initial funky-ness. As the beer warms you start to get a light citrus flavor and bitterness, somewhat reminiscent of some mild IPAs. It ends with a bit of an alcohol bite, leaving a very dry finish.

The mouth feel is light, with medium amounts of carbonation. The ABV makes itself known in the mouth feel, right before a swell of carbonation hits the tongue. A very interesting beer, and one I can't wait to try a bit more fresh to compare to this "vintage"

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Photo of Hunter
3.52/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Slightly cloudy golden ale, thick head with impressive staying power. Tracing minimal. Strong hops in the nose. Hops are mellow in the tasting, giving way to alcohol and bready malt. Mouthfeel is dry and sharp, finishing with a clean aftertaste. Overall this is a solid farmhouse ale, well done.

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