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:
5,155
Reviews:
1,050
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.36%
 
 
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333
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1,634
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Photo of Jcarter1221
4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Boulevard Smokestack tulip glass.

Look: Soft hazy golden body, foamy vanilla ice cream head. Foamy, spotty lacing.

Aroma: Soft banana peels, faint tropical fruitiness, and a solid pepper finish.

Taste: Like the aroma, soft tropical fruit beginnings. Banana, orange citrus, and wheat grains hold up the body. A strong peppery finish adds a nice twist to the flavor profile.

Mouthfeel is light for 8.5% ABV.

Overall, a nice clean, fruity and peppery ale without overdoing any one flavor. Really liked it.

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Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.39/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving Type: 12 oz bottle poured into a 25cl Boulevard Edition Tulip Glass.

Appearance: WOW! Bubbles in the Ale rise slowly and there are MANY OF THEM. The effect of them rising resembles a galaxy of stars slowly moving. There is a 4-finger amount of head that rises immediately, much like Duvel, and it is just as thick and consistent. As the head dissipates, the bubbles stick to the glass like melting snow does on a fence. This Ale is a treat to look at! Color is a hazy orange/yellow.

Smell: Some copper, grassy, and citrus notes. Green apple and pine is also very detectable when smelled over and over.

Taste: Very crisp, the taste reminds me of Duvel also as the taste of the head resembles pennies. The beer is light on the pallet, but is INCREDIBLY complex. Green apples and citrus flavors are at the forefront. This beer is VERY refreshing, as a Saison should be! Also, despite the high ABV of this beer, there is absolutely NO detectable heat. The alcohol is hidden superbly.

Mouthfeel: Smooth while it still letting you know it's there. This ale will penetrate your tounge as it is left in your mouth and give you all it's light and fluffy flavor. Along with a semi-tough pounding of citrus hops.

Overall: A truly remarkable experience. This is one of slightly hoppier Saisons I have come across. The ale is slick, balanced, and refined. One couldn't ask for much more in a Saison/Farmhouse Ale. GREAT JOB BOULEVARD!

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3/5  rDev -27.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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5/5  rDev +20.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of drpimento
4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Damn good beer, tho it's pushing the envelope a bit. Bottle opened with a big pop at a good temperature and poured with a huge, foamy, frothy, fluffy, cream-colored head that lasts a very long time and some lace. Color is very slightly hazy yellow amber with some bubble trails. Aroma is dominated by lovely fresh hop, citrus, a bit of resin. Flavor's much like nose with again hop in front backed with some malt sweet and some bitter. Traditional saison characteristics have been supplanted by the hop domination. Body/carbonation are excellent. Finish is like flavor, hop strength carries thru for a very long time and only a little alcohol warmth. Great drinking beer. Wish we could get it locally.

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Photo of nicholsbrewing
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- Pours a big, bubbly golden color with a HUGE white head. (Brett?)

S- Big pepper, sharp citrus, grass in the aroma. A big yet delicate aroma for a Saison.

T- This is a stand-alone Saison. Citrusy, piney hops with tons of peppery esters. Downright great.

M- Light and crisp.

O- Heard great things, and this was expectedly very nice. Will return with some good food.

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of bigfnjoe
4.02/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Chimay goblet

A- pours a cloudy shade of dark yellow with a solid white head that fades to wispy bubbles, almost resembling the top of a pond. Very nice.

S- nice aroma of banana and clove - not too strong. Very nice

T- light spice, slight bubblegum flavor from the yeast. Biscuity taste as well. Very nice.

M- medium bodied. About standard for a saison

O- solid, yet underwhelming, saison. About the baseline of what a good saison is - very no frills

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3.25/5  rDev -21.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Photo of heymikew
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Another stellar effort from Boulevard!

This is a unique Belgian farmhouse brew. Pours with a big head cloudy pale translucent in the glass but not overly carbonated.

Very complex flavor profile with the Belgian yeast in the forefront then citrus, and clear hop flavors developing. The high alcohol content is not obvious.

Finishes dry

This could pair up with a variety of dishes.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

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4/5  rDev -3.6%

Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
4.15 out of 5 based on 5,155 ratings.
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