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
Ratings:
5,160
Reviews:
1,053
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.36%
 
 
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Photo of PacNWDad
4/5  rDev -3.6%

11/2/2014. 12 oz bottle purchased at Full Throttle Bottles, poured into a goblet. Pours with two fingers of dense, white head with a few large bubbles here and there that lingers. Massive Brussels lace on the sides of the glass, that stays a long time. Golden hued and slightly cloudy. Fruity aroma of apple, biscuit, yeast, apricot. Floral hops notes. Nice sweetness up front that stays around with the finish that also has a little bitterness from the hops and a little acidity. Moderate carbonation - almost fizzy but just short of it. Light body, on the dry side. Long finish. Wow - it's like I'm in Belgium!

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Photo of shirtless_mike
3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

Photo of avalon07
4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a golden color and a hazy texture. There was a big, rocky / foamy, long-lasting head. Decent lacing.

S: A strong aroma of yeast, spices, citrus, and malt.

T: Tasted of citrus (lemon), a light malt flavor, a bready quality, yeast, and pepper. A lively flavor that's a bit more aggressive than most of its Belgian counterparts. Surprisingly spicy and certainly tasty.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a dry finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: Tank 7 is a slightly offbeat version of a saison that manages to stay true to the style, but is also somehow unique.

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4.8/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of i4ourgot
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Wow liked this beer very dry with a nice hoppy almost spicy finish. I did not know its 8.5 percent after a few sips I can feel it in my head. Smooth easy drinking and very pretty in a glass. The aroma is very similar to what I was getting on the flavor. Cheers try this one and enjoy.

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Photo of VicBorghiani
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.32/5  rDev +4.1%

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4.9/5  rDev +18.1%

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1/5  rDev -75.9%

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4.2/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.52/5  rDev +8.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.32/5  rDev -20%

Excited!

Appearance (4) : Very tall, creamy, world-class four fingered head that almost overflowed. It leaves generous lacing in lovely designs all the way down as it recedes at a snails' pace. The body is a golden bronze, slightly hazy hue with 40% opacity.

Aroma (3.5) : Whoa. Very pale-ale-like. Alcohol is out front with generous hops. Behind it creeps out just an eek of saison spice. By and large it smells more like a Pale than a Farmhouse. Bouquet is loud.

Taste (3) : This tastes nothing like a farmhouse ale. The bitter hop bites the tip of the tongue straight off, and then what follows is burnt alcohol. A yeasty, malty, woody taste is left on the palate. Carbonated zing is left lingering as well. This is more like a yeasty, slightly saison-inspired pale ale.

Mouthfeel (3.5) : Medium bodied. Slightly creamy. Woody buzz is left on the palate with a dry finish.

Overall (3.32) : A bit disappointed. I had high hopes for Tank 7. I've had better Saisons and this one is just too hoppy and too heavy on the burnt alcohol flavor. I re-checked the bottle after I poured because I could smell the alcohol right off the bat. Yeah, 8.5 is right. It's giving me a touch of heart burn. The flavor is there but the alcohol takes it over pretty forcefully, destroying any yeasty goodness it may have yielded. I'll probably not have this again.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.44/5  rDev +7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.48/5  rDev +8%

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3.72/5  rDev -10.4%

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4.32/5  rDev +4.1%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.55/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
4.15 out of 5 based on 5,160 ratings.
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