Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

Tank 7 Farmhouse AleTank 7 Farmhouse Ale
BA SCORE
90.8%
Liked This Beer
4.17 w/ 5,189 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:
#1,238
Reviews:
1,060
Ratings:
5,189
Liked:
4,711
Avg:
4.17/5
pDev:
10.31%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
336
Gots:
1,646
Trade:
15
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Ratings: 5,189 |  Reviews: 1,060
Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up a week or two ago at the Joe Canal's in Parsippany, having never had this before. I think it's great that Boulevard is available in this neck of the woods now and I was eager to see if this matched up with the other beers that I've had from them before. It certainly did and was an example of this style that was easily accessible and true to form at the same time. Along with a recessed feel of alcohol, those attributes made this a beer worth savoring and sharing.

The pour to this was solid - the dark blonde hue, plentiful head and gorgeous carbonation all combined for an appearance that one would expect from a Saison. Lots of straw in this and an subtly strong grapefruit undertone that just stopped short of making me pucker up. This had the look, mouthfeel, and lightness of champagne and reminded me a lot of the Brooklyn Local offerings that also come in a big bottle. Low on spice and funk but with just a hint of them to bring this beer to the next level, I was amazed at how well this went down without feeling watered-down or full of yeast.

The booze is here and by the time I got to the end of this (I did split part of it with a friend), I could feel a nice, gentle amount of warming take hold. No matter - this was great stuff and a treat for those of us here on the East Coast who are new to Boulevard. Good enough to be confused with an import and simple enough for anyone to enjoy, this is what a good Saison should be about. The aroma wasn't anything memorable but everything else was and I'll probably give this a go again sometime soon in the near future.

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4.84/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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Photo of Jacobob10
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

25.4 oz bottle
Best by 05/2015

Hard to find many faults with this beer. Beautiful appearance with a hazy pale orange color and large fluffy white head. Good head retention with a small amount of lacing. The aroma is excellent. Loaded with lemon, orange, and grapefruit citrus combined with freshly cracked black pepper. Flavor is citrus and spice with a very dry finish. Light to medium body with lots of carbonation. Definitely on the hoppier side for the style, but an above average saison for sure. An Americanized version of a farmhouse ale where the hops outweigh the funk.

After hearing much about it, I finally had the pleasure of trying this now that Boulevard is being distributed in NJ. Paired excellently with a Thai Massamun curry dish I was eating. Will definitely purchase again and a beer worthy of keeping stocked in your fridge at all times.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Photo of Jonada
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle. Best before May 2015. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a golden yellow color with 4+ fingers of an off white rocky head with good retention and lacing. Body is very lightly hazy with a good amount of visible carbonation.

Smell: Grapefruit, peppery saison yeast, coriander, grass and pear.

Taste: Similar to the aroma. Citrusy, grapefruit hops hit right away followed by more yeast driven notes of pepper, spice and maybe a slight funkiness. Some grassy notes in the finish as well.

Mouthfeel: Light medium bodied with a somewhat soft mouthfeel and medium lively carbonation. Relatively mild lingering bitterness.

Overall: Really good hoppy saison. Not worth going to great lengths to get, but definitely with picking up if you come across it.

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3/5  rDev -28.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90.8% out of 100 with 5,189 ratings
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