Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States
boulevard.com

Style: Belgian Saison

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:
#2,566
Reviews:
1,107
Ratings:
5,386
pDev:
10.31%
 
 
Wants:
355
Gots:
1,733
Trade:
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Ratings: 5,386 |  Reviews: 1,107
Photo of claranichols
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Wolvmar
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pour: 12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Beautiful golden amber color. Huge foamy head. Dissipates pretty quickly with some clouds and a ring. Don’t recall much lacing.

Nose: pungent bready yeast, clove, banana, citrus.

Taste: Clove, banana, malts upfront with hops and a sharp pepper taste on the backend. Some citrus but the fruit is well balanced by the bitterness and peppery notes. Really good.

Mouthfeel: fairly thick, highly carbonated, substantial. Would pair well with lighter foods but substantial enough to enjoy with steak.

Overall: I haven’t had a saison in a while but this was thicker than some I recall but otherwise characteristic of the style. It looks good, smells good and the pepper bites really distinguish the taste. Absolutely worth trying.

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

Photo of jamesroses
4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Best by april '18

Had it on june 8th '18.

Look: pale golden, pretty hazy, soapy fluffy head of big bubbles. Very good retention, leaves plenty of lacing.

Aroma: first sniff is a touch of cider, wheaty, green apple, belgian funk.

Taste: not so clean or light as the aroma presents. Very belgian tasting, wheaty, pear, a bit of banana, maybe rye notes.

Mouthfeel: starts medium to full bodied, then goes down easily. Bittersweet aftertaste.

Overall: really nice beer. Should've had it fresher but it was good anyway. The 8,5% hit fast.

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Photo of hopsputin
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: golden amber color with some lighter straw at the bottom. Bright white head

S: green apples, pear, coriander, pepper spice, strawberries, cracker malts, sweet citrus, and a hint of funk. Nice smelling beer

T: biscuity malts, lemongrass, pear and some barnyard funk right away. Green apple skin, sweet grains and sweet citrus finish it off. A touch of alcohol at the end as well

M: heavier side of medium with high carbonation

O: tasty and refreshing. Not as spicy as some other Saisons, and a touch heavier so be careful

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Photo of VierBier
4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bryan12345
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jripley97
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Metalsnota
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BillTheCat4Pres
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Crossofiron
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Excellent beer. Strong but not overly. Type of beer that has a strong favor everytime you take a taste.

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy gold color. Huge white head that persists. A little bit of lace.
Peppery citrus aroma.
Grapefruit taste with late pepper.
Light to medium bodied. Nice beer.

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

As someone who drinks a lot of Belgian saisons, I've been wanting to try this one for a while. The nose holds up to those on this side of the Atlantic. It has nice phenols, white pepper, and some citrus to balance it out. The taste starts strong but quickly turns the wrong way. I'm not sure if it is the high ABV, but there is a lingering astringency and a slight off flavor in the finish that prevents this from being a great beer. Overall, enjoyable but not as good as I was hoping for.

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Photo of dream
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I thoroughly enjoyed this Saison.

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Photo of pvibeer
4.72/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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

This is the nectar of the gods! So delicious. It’s always in my refridgerator. It’s hoppy, but not overly so, with hints of citrus and pepper. Looks, smells, and tastes out of this world. A must try for any beer lover! Especially those who love saisons.

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Photo of Chilmer
2.25/5  rDev -46%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of marcbosch
2.75/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Look: dark golden yellow. Massive head that disappeared quickly.
Smell: somewhat bready, banana and similar fruits. Weizen-like.
Taste: Hoppy, citrusy, turns to sweetness, no tartness detected at all. It feels more wheat IPA than actual saison. Hence the low punctuation. It tastes good, but not really as expected.
Feel: rather on the heavy side, prickly carbonation. Not the easiest beer to drink.
Overall: not impressed. Good, but out of style.

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Photo of cloco
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of wl2bill
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice twist on a farmhouse ale. Nice citrus flavor up front, sweet middle, with a bitter finish.

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Photo of chiefz1
4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MilesRaymond
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 5,386 ratings