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:
#1,239
Reviews:
1,060
Ratings:
5,192
Liked:
4,714
Avg:
4.17/5
pDev:
10.31%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
335
Gots:
1,647
Trade:
15
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A:
Pours a cloudy, powdery pale straw with a big, fluffy pristine white head that clumpily settles to a half-finger or so. Very good retention; splotchy strings of lacing.

S:
Delicious, rich, and Belgian to the core. Bananas, vanilla, pepper, et al. up front with lots of floral and citrus notes underneath. Fantastic.

T:
Yeast-forward and abruptly hoppy. Fresh bready flavors up front with banana and vanilla are immediately cut short by the crisp earthy hop flavors in the middle and a lingering floral fragrance in the finish.

M:
Creamy and slightly prickly with a light-medium body and a crisp, dry finish; alcohol is well-masked.

O:
Excellent take on a saison.
This is one of my favorite styles and this is indeed a fine take on it. The beer pours beautifully and looks the part of an old-world beer (at least initially). The nose on this beer is where it really shines in my book. Rich and fresh with tons of yeast character, it is lovely. Taste-wise, the beer is also very good. Some nice yeast characteristics, abruptly silenced by hoppy dryness. And, not only does it looksmelltaste good, it is quite refreshing and easy on the palate. Truly an excellent beer. I am kind of bummed that I passed it over for as long as I did before trying it.
Would have again; worth finding a bottle of.

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