Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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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
Ratings:
5,168
Reviews:
1,055
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.36%
 
 
Wants:
335
Gots:
1,641
For Trade:
15
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Ratings: 5,168 |  Reviews: 1,055
Photo of Mikestaf
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of skaboom420
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fullmoonbeer
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dawardster
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Laurabmore
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tasty beer. No doubt about it. Drank it alongside one of the best burgers of my life at Pen and Quill in Bmore and it was amazing. Two thumbs up!

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Photo of Jens4212
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbaker67
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of parris
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mpolewan
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of RBuckley73
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dovers
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Scipio3
3.52/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mcookrph
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

My first review on BA. :-)
Pour: Tall head that lasted forever…
Smell: Nice aroma, bready, yeasty, yummy.
Taste: Some citrus in beginning…
Overall: Really enjoyed this beer… Will buy when available..

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Photo of StoneTSR
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

APPEARANCE: Every time I pour this beer the head is enormous...kind of to a fault. Foam piles up just as high as the actual beer underneath. At least the foam is a gorgeous, eggshell white that takes forever (or at least 5 minutes) to fall to a reasonable level. Enough fussing about what's above the beer though, the liquid underneath is beautiful. Somewhere between pale straw and very light orange the color of this beer only serves to fool the drinker into thinking this is an easy, "light" beer. Thousands of tiny bubbles steadily race to the top and if the glass is swayed or swirled they'll all change directions together...looking like a school of fish.

SMELL: The aroma could be a little more intense. Mostly bready with very light hints of spice and maybe a touch of banana. There is also a little tiny bit of coriander.

TASTE: The citrus in this beer is mmm...delicious. Orange and lemon up front, but some grapefruit actually creeps in as well. The spice character is present, but lighter than other Saisons I've had. That said, a little black pepper finishes this beer off just right after waves of big, juicy, fruit flavors.

MOUTHFEEL: Perfect. Medium bodied plus 5%...super easy to drink, but just big enough to have some oomph to it. The light tickle allows this beer to be gulped far quicker than it should be, but only adds to its effervescent feel.

OVERALL: Tank 7 is an intensely satisfying beer. I've only said this about a handful of beers in the past, but this is one that is truly greater than the sum of its parts. Every time I reach for this beer I am happy I did. It may not be the most rare, highest ABV, barrel-aged, hoppiest thing in the world, but it oozes class and consistency. I know that it will be great every time, yet it still surprises me each time I reach for it. This is one of the timeless classics of the American Craft Beer movement. Long live Tank 7.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mcsauter82
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ajm5108
4.52/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A quintessential Saison, hits all the read notes with the bready, earthy malt and the dry fruit. Mostly citrus in this instance. Great mouthfeel, crisp medium carbonation, finishes pretty clean. A great American take on the style.

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4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnPolino
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Extremely complex flavors with a floral nose...High alcohol content is well hidden...be careful! great beer! I was pleasantly surprised!

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Photo of j0hnc2468
4.62/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
4.15 out of 5 based on 5,168 ratings.
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