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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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Tank 7 Farmhouse AleTank 7 Farmhouse Ale

Brewed by:
Boulevard Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

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

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Reviews: 1,007 | Ratings: 4,999
Photo of Act25
4.54/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I'd have to blind taste this vs Saison Dupont or Duvel to know which I prefer, as it's close race. Try 24.

A: Into a Duvel tulip pours a massive, rocky, lacey. dense white head on a murky deep golden body.

S: Into my nose pours a vast, pleasing, fruity core aroma, so good, I pour another beer to make this one last longer! It lingers with excellent yeasty, grassy, spring, and earthy notes.

T: Follows the abundant smell (which is the best part), and then yeast, herbal, coriander up front which converts to golden treacle candy /malt and then to a clove, pepper and citric finish.

M:Feels lighter side of medium body with peppery, prickly high carbonation. Long pleasing dry finish.

Overall: As good as any. Try 24. Happy beer discovery!

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Photo of MACrist
4.26/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

APPEARANCE: A hazy light amber/orange. Two+ fingers of off white, foamy head with good retention and nice lacing down the glass. Plenty of small bubbles rising up.
AROMA: Sweet and sour sauce, orange, lemon, and a bit of white pepper. Bready and yeasty.
TASTE: Bright citrus and then mild bitterness that turns into a pleasant sour note that lingers. Bready and a nice dose of pepper.
FEEL: Plenty of carbonation, medium body and a little slick right off the bat, but it dries up nicely on the back end.
OVERALL: Love that nice sharp, bright, bite right at the beginning. The beer has nice carbonation, nice balance among sweet, sour, and bitter. Good stuff.

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Photo of 1ale_man
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a modified pils glass. Light orange, hazy in the glass. Three finger head with lacing that still clings after 10 minutes. Very good foam.
Smells of lemon, clove, funky, and some sweat or horse or ? New to farmhouse/saisons but truly love them.
Taste the lemon or citrus slightly. Some clove and spice and fruit? Love that funk taste also, whatever it is. Palate not to keen.
Very creamy in the mouth. Abv not noticeable. Could be bad in the morning if not mindful.
Another beer that I love. Will always buy this brew. Too many that I need to keep on hand. Would recommend to anyone!
Great brew!!

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Photo of jaypaul522
4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into pint glass, with golden clear color, and medium head. The aroma is very pleasantly lemony. Taste is very pleasant, with fruity afternotes. This is a strong ale, and the alcohol does come through in the finish. This is my favorite of the Boulevard's offerings.

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Photo of mkh012
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap in a tulip glass. Hazy yellow-orange with an inch of white head. Citrus, pepper, and floral hops on the nose. Definitely some Belgian-style saison funkiness, but it's subdued. Taste is well-balanced. Hardly a trace of the 8.5% ABV. A bigger hop note than expected. Might actually guess this was an IPA if set in front of me without an introduction, but the saison notes are still certainly there. Lemon grass, pepper, pear, grapefruit. Mouthfeel is medium. I would get this again but wouldn't go out of my way for it. A solid hoppy saison.

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Photo of GinjaSlice
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On draft at malted barley. I'm not a huge fan of saisons but this is one of the better ones I've had. Taste is lemony/flowery drunk with a very creamy mouthfeel

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Photo of jmd1978
4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A nice creamy head after the pour. Nose of grapefruit, wheat, and spice come right at you. Color is orange and hazy. Taste is hops, lemon, yeast. I get the peppery finish the label says after a few sips. This is currently my favorite non-IPA beer and definitely favorite saison.

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Photo of RampantGM
4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Funky tart bitter yeast and hop bite at first, but then mellow into a nice sweet spicy fruity Belgian. A nice light creamy body that's light and refreshing. Love it! One of my favorites.

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Photo of Drinkzumbeer
3.86/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tank 7 is straw colored in appearance and has a very pleasant and approachable amount of carbonation. It is a delicious saison that has a very nice helping of tropical notes and hoppy citrus at first, and then transitions to a bready malt body. It rounds out the sip with subtle notes of pepper and coriander like spice. It is a lighter bodied saison, which makes it a very crisp and clean beer. It is a very tasty brew and finishes very smooth, maybe even a little to smooth!

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Photo of DirtyMikeandTheBoys
4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a murky yellowish color with a 5 finger head that doesn't go away quickly. Drinks smooth. Can tastes the citrus and orange as well as the saison. Leaves a spicy pepperish aftertaste. Gives a nasty hangover if you over consume as I did last night.

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Photo of mschrei
4.61/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I've been drinking this one for years – it was my first Boulevard, quite possibly my first saison as well. Still can't believe I haven't graded it until this day. It is as good as it has ever been. I think it is an exceptional example of the American style of this beer.

This review is of a 12 ounce bottle from their Great Eight Pack. Best by 5/6/16.

Pours a cloudy gold, very thick bright white foamy head with strong lacing. Very active carbonation. Things were moving in the glass up until I finished it, but there was no actual sediment.

Total lemon funk on the smell, tart citrus up front on the taste. Slight sour notes underlying, mouth filling, quite satisfying taste.

Love this one, will always drink it when given the opportunity.

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Photo of Gajo74
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a golden color with an orange hue. A steady frothy white lace retains throughout. The aroma is citric and peppery. The taste is lemony, peppery and semi dry in the finish. Medium bodied and refreshing. Overall, I thought that this was a solid and tasty saison.

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Photo of JFrank78
4.19/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm a fan on Tank 7, especially when it pours from a bottle. I've had it dozens of times on draft and I still prefer the bottle. More fizz, less boozy and fresher than a mountain stream in springtime. In short, this is one yummy, hazed out farmhouse brew.

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Photo of floridadrift
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Golden, unfiltered, white head that sticks around, bubbly
S: Funky, apple-lemon boot
T: Malt, yeast, funk, lemon, apple skins
F: Light but full, semi-watery
O: A nice offering from Boulevard

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great in bottle and as good on tap a few months later. Great stuff, peppery, floral, hop-forward but balanced and not too bitter, very refreshing. A classic saison from Missouri!

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Photo of KevCan
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bought in a 4-pack of 12 oz. bottles from Whole Foods in Arlington, VA. Marked as best by 7/31/16. Poured into a tulip glass.

Look: Cloudy and golden straw colored with a huge fluffy white head.

Smell: Predominantly hoppy and saison-y. Bright, clean scent.

Taste: Nice malt and yeast character, especially on the aftertaste. Maybe I've been drinking too many stouts lately, but this was a bit hoppier than I was expecting (my benchmark was my memory of Saison Dupont). Still, well-balanced.

Feel: Medium carbonation, medium body. Solid.

Overall: Enjoyable farmhouse ale, but a bit hoppier than I prefer.

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Photo of THSdrummer
4.88/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Tank 7 pours an unfiltered looking yellow-orange with a foamy, white head. It leaves behind a great deal of lace. The aroma is sweet and citrus-y. The taste is sweet and citrus-y. Very robust, and yet smooth. Not overwhelming with it's flavor. It feels great as well. Really easy to drink, which might be unfortunate since it's 8.5% ABV. Overall, pick this beer up. It's probably one of the best known Boulevard beers. It tastes incredible good, with a little bit of sweetness, and it's really easy to drink - just remember it's 8.5%!

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of breadwinner
4.37/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Top notch stuff here, and I'm inclined to think that with another couple bottles I might score this even higher. The main knock is that it's just so big, you can't knock a couple back. Kind of hard to ding them too hard for that, of course, when the outcome is so tasty. Most of all, this is gorgeous to look at, vibrant, glowing peach gold hue, rocky layer of foam that hangs around as it should, nice lacing. Nose is very nice with good yeast character, some legit fruitiness, perhaps a touch of spicy phenols, and some nice graininess. Not especially funky, which I can dig and, frankly, think is overdone sometimes with saisons. Body is rich and full but quite drinkable, with a palate full of fruit (citrus)? and light yeasty flavor. It stays reasonably wet to my palate, not drying out much, but, again, I think that's one of its charms - this is a big, rich saison. Excellent stuff overall and one that I look forward to continuing to explore and understand. Well done, Boulevard.

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Photo of CalebM
3.82/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: hazy gold, fairly large head. Looks carbonated and creamy.

Smell: not picking up as much here, yeast and malts. Smells citrus and yeast... and a little boozy.

Taste: Pepper, grapefruit peel, a little bit Ernest from the hops. Sweeter as it warms. Very yeasty.

Feel: Despite how bubbly it looks, this beer goes down smooth and creamy. Interesting, if not unexpected mouthfeel.

Overall: a mild, but odd saison. Almost Belgian in style. The citrus and the hops counter the sweet malt and yeast. Too sweet for me, but interesting enough to admire.

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Photo of Parmesan
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Hazy golden straw color. Pours a large creamy head that lingers for a lick time, lots of thick lacing on the glass.

S: Bready malt, lemon and orange peels, saison yeast is quite evident.

T: Lemon and orange peel, banana, saison yeast, a nice lemon peel bitterness in the finish, bready malt. Some malt sweetness. Complex and quite tasty.

F: Creamy mouthfeel, quite a bit of carbonation, the 8 abv is very well hidden.

O: A beer that lives up to the hype.

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Photo of CraigP83
4.59/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright golden vibrant light golden, 3 finger pillow white head. Smells of Citrus fields and open farmland, a little bit lactic. Farmhouse taste, peppery bublegum. One of the better farmhouse beers I've had

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Photo of Prager62
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I received the Smokestack Series box from a friend for Christmas and I'm giving the Tank 7 a try in my 13oz. snifter. A best by date of 04-2016.

Look- Pours a very lively hazy pale yellow with a copious three fingers of foam. The foam settles just a bit leaving some beautiful lacing.

Smell- Lemon, pepper, clove, and a little banana in the finish.

Taste- Refreshing lemon with some clove and pepper in the finish.

Feel- Starts wet and refreshing, finishes semi tart and dry.

Overall- A very tasty and refreshing beer that drinks so much lighter than the 8.5 percent abv. I had this many years ago and I'm so glad I was given this gift and a chance to revisit.

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Photo of Ghaas6
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I have heard about Boulevard for years, often overlooking it. Recently for New Years 2015, I saw it at the distributor and took a chance, as I was grilling some wings I cracked one open and every thing I ever heard, every critique, every review which I thought were more about nostalgia than taste were true. Easily a personal top 10 beer of mine! Well done Boulevard!

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Photo of FLima
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy bright golden color with a huge thick head with live carbonation, good retention and leaving good laces.
Nice aroma with notes of peaches, passion fruit, herbaceous, orange citrusy, pear, pineapple foam and Saison yeast.
Flavor with notes of piney and herbal hops, grapefruit, lime, white pepper, lemongrass, soap, flowers, cloves, pineapple, wheat, lychees and candi sugar. Dry aftertaste with a good bitterness.
Light body with good carbonation. Alcohol of 8.5% is unbelievable well disguised.
Hoppy and complex Saison that successfully was able to marry different unobvious notes. Definitely worth trying.

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Photo of Smk54
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very unique. Opaque straw colored with good white head. Sweetness on the nose with citrus/grapefruit notes. Slight bitter finnish, but not unpleasant. This is an ale that I will definitely drink again!

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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
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