Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
93
outstanding
5,157 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
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
Ratings:
5,157
Reviews:
1,051
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.36%
 
 
Wants:
332
Gots:
1,636
For Trade:
15
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 5,157 |  Reviews: 1,051
Photo of northstar23
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of GJ40
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Jeffari2160
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of cnbrown313
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Storm21
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of JeffZeltwanger
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Beermazter310
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of matjack85
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I got this as a Christmas present from my sister. It was 1 of 4 beers that came in a Boulevard "smokestack series" gift pack. Each 12oz bottle has a clearly stamped best before date on it. This bottle is stamped 5/22/14, so it's plenty fresh. Served in a Boulevard tulip glass that comes with the set.

Be careful with the pour. Even with a slow tilted pour, the beer rises quickly to the top, making a 3-finger fluffy white head with just half the bottle poured in. The beer itself was a slightly hazed straw yellow color. Head retention was good as was the lacing.

The beer had a citrus, pine, and Belgian yeast smell to it.

The taste was hop foreword with grapefruit and mild pine flavor dominating, but with plenty of sweet malt for balance. The website says they also brew this with corn flakes, but I really didn't pick up much corn grain taste - if anything there was a touch of wheat in it. Peppery finish.

Light bodied but very spritzy with high carbonation.

It's a well made saison, but I'm not sure I'd give it world class status.

 1,046 characters

Photo of TickleMeTony
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of simont1
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of DC_Brah
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of JayQue
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good one. Great looking beer. Huge white frothy head. Good retention. Thick bands of lacing on the pint glass. Decent aroma, mostly citrus with a little Belgian yeast.

Very good flavor. A lot of lemon and some other citrus. More yeast and funkiness than was apparent in the aroma.

Good mouthfeel. Carbonation is just right. Rich and tart.

Overall a very good Saison. I like a bit more funk but this is a solid take on the style.

 431 characters

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Lovely golden brew with a powerful head of white, full, fluffy, and with long-lasting lacing that is so robust it clings in clumps.

S - A strong fruit note, mostly of pineapple, hints of pine.

T - Lovely fruits, with a snappy hit of grapefruit over an underlying sweet, spice and a mild minerality, with a subtle sourness and a bit of hopped bitterness.

M - Heavy carbonation, but only a mild acidic bite, and the hops comes without much drying.

O - This has become one of my go-to beers, an ale I like to keep in my stock for those times when I want a farmhouse ale. Delicious.

 587 characters

Photo of Mini4x
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of AGoodStout
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of bcheng
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of ToddGingerich
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of BigGingDrinker
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of tard24
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of Nathan_Snyder
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of JellyJacket
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of mklisz
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ocelot2500
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy, golden-orange color with a rocky white head that leaves big chunks of lacing.

Smells of bright fruit along with grass and pine.

Tastes of the fruits, pine, grass, and some spice. Fruity notes lead off with grapefruit, apple, and tropical notes. Touches of grainy sweetness roll and add to the fruit before being cut by a pine and grassy bitterness. A bit of herbs come in before some spiciness. White pepper and clove round everything out adding depth to the beer.

Mouthfeel is medium-full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a great saison and would definitely go toe to toe with some of the big name saisons.

 646 characters

Photo of AndyH
3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of pkalix
3.85/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

murky, bright yellow, almost orange. huge white head and very creamy white! kind of sticky/oily on the sides.... best by date is October 2013... should have looked but I was busy swapping bottles out of the four-pak so I could try the IPA too. so if you're at Albertsons in Westminster, Ca. check before you buy- it may be mixed, and it'll definitely be past its BEST BY date.
smell is Belgian with lots of fruitiness. taste is Belgian with lots of grapefruit! gets bitter-y at the end, but THEY call it 'pepper-y'... funky kind of aftertaste to it, though...
overall, it's alright. awesome head, but the smell was generic and bland. the taste was a little different, but not very outstanding.... kind of an IPA with the Belgian yeast. I tried to take into consideration the best by date... was curious about this brewery. heard it was pretty good but the AB took over so curious to see which direction it takes from here.

 922 characters

Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
4.15 out of 5 based on 5,157 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.