Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

Tank 7 Farmhouse AleTank 7 Farmhouse Ale
BA SCORE
90.8%
Liked This Beer
4.17 w/ 5,192 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:
#1,235
Reviews:
1,060
Ratings:
5,192
Liked:
4,714
Avg:
4.17/5
pDev:
10.31%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
335
Gots:
1,648
Trade:
15
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Ratings: 5,192 |  Reviews: 1,060
Photo of KateK
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of AMCPhD
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rob23
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into my trusty Ommegang glass.2 finger thick head.Smell was floral and sweet.First sip was bubbles with a quick taste of the typical Belgian style but not overwhelming.Pleasant and drinkable but I was very thirsty at the moment.A nice change for me since I am mostly into IPAs.I would bye again and would love to try on tap at some time.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of PBIU
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First time for me to get a Boulevard beer for the home kegerator. But what a beer to pick!

Appearance is hazy straw and really the typical look for a saison. Fluffy white head with lots of tiny bubbles.

Smell is funky with a bit of hops and fruitiness.

Taste is an excellent adventure with this one. Hops, fruitiness from the Belgian yeast, dry peppery finish. The balance of those flavors is what really stands out. It also hides the 8.5 abv very well.

Mouthfeel is effervescent and light. Bubbles tickle the tongue.

Overall this is one of the best examples of an American Saison. Get some!!!

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Photo of Irasema
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

By far one of my all time favorite beers. I prefer it on tap. I love the boulevard glass it's poured in. Always great. It's good in a bottle when I want it at home. It's aroma is fresh and the taste lingers on my tongue for minutes. This beer is a favorite at most local bars and pubs for a very good reason.

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Photo of rkat32
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle, best buy 8/14/2014. Initially reviewed on May 18, 2014.

A: Pours a hazy, light orange color with an impressive, foamy three-finger head. Excellent head retention.

S: Bright citrus notes and traditional spicy Belgian yeast esters: banana, clove, pepper.

T: Grapefruit, peach, clove, pepper, banana on the tongue. Taste is balanced nicely with a firm addition of bready, wheat malts.

M: Finishes dry, very refreshing, alcohol is barely noticeable. Just the right amount of carbonation – not too effervescent.

An excellent saison / farmhouse ale despite being on the high-end of the abv scale. Would definitely seek out again. As expected, pairs great with washed-rind cheeses.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Stone Ruination IPA pint glass
From: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $11.99 for a 4-pack
Purchased: May 28, 2014
Consumed: May 29, 2014
Misc.: Best by Aug. 14, 2014

Poured a golden, straw, semi-clear color with 4-to-5 fingers of pillowy white head. Good deal of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Good amount of foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Thick, foamy retention on the top of the glass all the way down.

Smelled a pleasant variety of notes on the nose. Got cloves, tropical notes, grape, kiwi, sour apple, sour fruit, sweet floral notes, caramel, honey, light banana bread and faint peppery spices. Pretty lovely.

Tasted not quite as good as the smell, which would be difficult anyway. First thing I noticed was the alcohol. Not as hidden as I would have thought from a Saison. Got tropical notes, kiwi, green apple, green grape, sour fruits, honey, floral notes, banana bread, caramel and unknown lingering Belgian spices.

Light body. Oily texture. Lively-to-average carbonation. Long, astringent finish.

I wavered between an overall rating of 3.75 and 4.00, but the latter got the nod. The smell was fantastic.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90.8% out of 100 with 5,192 ratings
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