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 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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Photo of JDWVURx
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

Photo of Mikus
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Boulevard has hit Eastern OH (and by default Western PA)... I was really looking forward to this. Poured a golden amber into my tulip. Two fingers of glorious white head that hung around for quite a while. This has a big, bready nose with a nice spicy note (coriander I would imagine). The yeast is also very present and accounted for. As the glass warmed a bit, some nice mango notes began to break out. The flavor was awesome. Big, strong bready backbone was supporting a tropical fruit medley... spicy notes from the yeast and just an overall clean presentation. The mouthfeel was smooth, definitely coated the palate and lingered a moment with a funky little punch that let you know you were drinking it. Nothing else to say, except that this came together into a fantastic beer. Get it.

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Photo of JKG
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Thoroughly enjoyed from a growler in a snifter. This fine saison pours a luminous yellow golden color with a firm fluffy white head that later dissipates to a fine pool of foam and excellent lacing. Nose of sweet pale malts, earthy yeasty goodness, white pepper, spicy hops, and notes of citrus fruits. Flavors are complex. Sweet light malts collide with grapefruit and citrus flavors from the hops with a peppery flavor that persists to the end being rounded out by a light grain character. Crisp and lightly dry finish is aided by excellent carbonation making for a great mouth feel.


One of the best examples of the style I have had.

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Photo of ZebraCakez
4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed this one a lot. Pours beautifully, a hazy gold. Very fruity, floral aroma. Taste is that of hops and clove with fresh citrus fruit mixed in. Overall this was an extremely pleasant experience.

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

Photo of Lurkerson
3.79/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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

This beer is mildly hazed but still bright, about a pale-medium golden yellow that's consistent in its color throughout the body. The head is a bone white one, a nice pillow of fluffy holding up well at just under a finger and never dropping very much, leaving some good patching behind.
This has all the hallmarks of a good Saison: it's dry and fluffy with a certain softness but still somewhat juicy, earthy with a bit of herb and gentle spice notes only well-employed Belgian yeast and impart. Grass, lemon, and a bit of white pepper make for a very consistent aroma and flavor from beginning to end.
The body is as light and fluffy as the head but not insubstantial. It's dry but creamy, with the juiciness cutting the dry edge just enough. The finish lingers gently with some herb and spiciness. Crispness is even and bites just a little all the way through.

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Photo of DeadWalkerAir
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of toothirsty
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of twonder23
4.79/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JDbudget87
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gr0g
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy, light orange in color. Fine sediment in suspension. Excellent head retention and lacing. Aroma is bright and vibrant with lots of lemony citrus. Yeasty phenols as expected for the style. Quite floral in addition to the citrus character - Magnum, Bravo, and Amarillo are on the hop bill, leading to B(I)PA-like hop aromatics.

Flavor is mostly dry, just a bit tart. A flash of honeyed sweetness before the dry finish. A white pepper-like spiciness along with a bit of clove. Hoppy citrus qualities are present, but they don't take center stage as in a Belgian IPA. Let's just call this a hop-forward Saison. Sudsy, bubbly mouthfeel.

Boulevard just started distributing to NJ, and this is making a great first impression. This will be a regular Saison in my rotation.

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Photo of barczar
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Lightly plasticy phenols fade to clove and a big lemon presence. Notes of pear and floral tones are complemented by a bit of must. Honeysuckle sweetness emerges, along with papaya and muted pineapple. Very complex.

Flavor reveals big tropical fruit flavors of mango and pineapple upfront, with green apple hitting mid palate and fading to pear in the dry, peppery, clove finish. There's an underlying musty yeast character throughout.

Far more complex than most examples of the style I've tried of late. Love the fruity character the yeast provides. The finish is more peppery bitter than I'd prefer.

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Photo of cnagle28
3.67/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Jonbw
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jamstone714
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lushes22
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A. Nice straw color. Decent foamy white head which dissipates rather quickly.
S. Mainly lemon and pepper but a hint of orange as well.
T. Similar to smell. Real nice balance of lemon and pepper. A bit of a pleasant Belgian yeast taste which goes really nice with this. Alcohol hidden as you would never guess this is 8.5 abv.
M. Moderate carbonation which is nice for this style. Dry finish.
O. Really good farmhouse ale. Would go real nice in warm weather by the grill. Need to be careful though as goes down way to easy for the abv.

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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
4.15 out of 5 based on 5,173 ratings.
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