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
Ranking:
#1,289
Reviews:
1,071
Ratings:
5,253
pDev:
10.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pale straw with a thick white head. Good lacing. Aromas of tangerine, pepper and floral notes. Spicy on the palate, black pepper and bread that give way to lemon and clove. Very dry finish. Light bodied with effervescent carbonation. Overall, a very well crafted and drinkable saison.

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

20oz / Pint Glass / Victoria Gastro Pub, Columbia, MD

A: translucent yellow/orange; little head; no lacing
S: grapefruit, musk
T: bitter, grapefruit citrus-y, spiced (clove?); a "farmhouse ale" which qualifies as an IPA
M: light-medium-bodied
O: A potent not-quite-IPA, it definitely has that farmyard musky/musty funk, crossed with a marzen

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz Bottle

Saison Sunday!

Tank 7 pours with moderate haze throughout the dark golden body. Orange highlights blaze within when backlit. The dirty white head easily grows to two fingers on the pour, becomes craggy and bubbly then slowly fades to one finger. Sticky, chunky lacing clings to the glass on the way down.

The nose is full of pale fruit and musty spice. Peach, pear, and green apple come to mind along with soft white pepper and light clove. Angel food cake makes up the malt base and with some warming there's a nice addition of honeydew, cantaloupe, and bubblegum. Very nice!

The fruit is even more potent, but also clean, in the flavor profile than the aroma. Peach, pear, cantaloupe and honeydew are all present and unique. Nothing runs together or becomes muddled. The spicing is softer in the flavor as well, white pepper and clove are both floating around in the back for a quick burst. The bright fruitiness brings up the rear and slowly fades on the swallow.

Active carbonation makes for a light, frothy mouthfeel. The body falls on the lower side of medium which is quite an accomplishment for an 8%+ beer. This has the feel of some of the classic examples. Bright, easy drinking, and airy.

Tank 7 has always been a great example of the style. The 8.5% is unnoticeable. The feel is that of some of the world's best. The bright fruitiness and perfect balance also bring to mind some of the best examples of the style. This is one of the better American made versions of the style.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I knew there was something unique about this Saison as soon as I opened the bottle and smelled American hops. I was initially confused, surely a Belgian style would use Belgian hops right? Do Belgian hops smell like American hops? Do I even know anything about Belgian hops? Well none of that matters because I was indeed smelling our friend Amarillo.

Anyway there is a subtle undertone of that classic Belgian yeast flavor throughout this beer. It taste kind of fruity but mostly the Amarillo hops dominate the other flavors. This beer is really tasty and refreshing but I wouldn't recommend it as farmhouse ale because I don't think the Belgian flavor shines through clearly. I would recommend it as a great beer in general however.

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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 5,253 ratings
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