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

Pours a slightly hazy golden, with a medium pure white head. Smells of spicy herbs and a bit of lemon. Taste is a hint of honey sweetness up fron, with a spicy yeast middle, and an herbal, flowery, dry hoppy finish. Surprisingly bitter for a saison, but in a good way. Medium mouthfeel, medium carbonation. Drinkability is good. A bit more bitter than the average saison, this is an excellent beer I would get again.

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

A: It is a cloudy pale orange with a tremendous amount of carbonation. The head is a huge white fluffy cloud that sits on top of the beer and sticks to the sides of the glass.

S: There are bready malts, some clove spice, a little ginger maybe, and a nice floral hop in the background.

T: Oh this is smooth like beer candy. A nice sweet, smooth biscuity malt flavor along with a noticable yeast, citrusy tang and peppery alcohol flavor. There is a floral hop presence in the beer that makes itself known in the dry, somewhat bitter finish. For me, everything is perfect up until the very end when the bitterness shows up and leaves me sort of cottonmouthed.

M: The feel is light and thin, but the carbonation fills it out and makes it nice and smooth.

D: This is good stuff. A nice drinkable beer, the alcohol is there but adds to the overall flavor.

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Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 6/5/10 notes. Had at SAVOR in DC.

a - Pours a golden color with orange tint and one inch of white head.

s - Smells of citrus, orange, fruity hops, some pine, and floral hops.

t- Light fruit, floral and citrus hops, and more orange.

m - Medium body and light carbonation.

d - A pretty good saison. I enjoyed the smell a lot and would like to try again.

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Photo of OlRasputin989
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into snifter...

A: Pours a golden color with a huge frothy head that leaves behind extra sudsy lacing and shows great retention.

S: picking up alot of citrusy and piney hops along with a hint of fruits and floral notes stemming from the yeasts wiht a sweet nutty and honey like malt background.

T: earthy hops with soft fruity flavors and a spicy and peppery middle and finish. also finishes with grapes, green apples, pears, and piney hops

M: light-medium body with a smooth velvety texture, also resiny from the hops, and a very dry finish.

Overall, a very refreshing beer perfect for the warm summer months when one needs an easy drinking beer that is still flavorful. Definitely worth your time and money

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Photo of briman
3.68/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy straw clor, with a moderate white head that retains fairly well.

Citrus and peppery spice in the nose. Clearly evident, but pleasant and not overpowering.

Flavor follows closely, with a nice complexity displaying citrus elements, peppery spices, and some light malt for foundation. A mild hop bitterness sneaks out in the end and lingers a bit in the aftertaste.

Medium body, with moderate carbonation. Nice complexity, crisp, and refreshing with the alcohol hidden quite well. Overall a well done example of the style.

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Photo of KeefD
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy golden orange pour with an enormous white head that lasted forever leaving chunky lacing down the Tripel Karmeliet glass. Wow, great smell on this one! Belgian yeast is in the forefront followed up by a lovely citrus twang, largely orange and a hint of grapefruit rind with maybe a touch of caramel buried deep within, and some light hay/grassiness. Flavor is light, delicate, fruity, with just a slight kick of bitterness on the finish. Crisp and dry with orange/citrus making an appearance, and thankfully not much in the way of peppery yeast that I typically associate with saisons. Well balanced, good amount of hoppiness for the style, dry on the finish, and superbly drinkable. I was expecting more of a carbonation sting from the massive head that formed, but the carbonation was surprisingly gentle and soft. Great saison here, and probably the best I've ever had. I'm not a fan of this style whatsoever, but thought this was one damn tasty beer. I would love too see a Tank 7 Brett make a debut in the future!


Got a beermail from someone at the brewery and I was told that Tank 7 is the base beer for Saison-Brett. Looks like my wish has come true! Now to find it...

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Photo of mwilbur
3.45/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 750 mL bottle into cervoise. Bottle stamp says best by 03/11.
A: Pours a clear lemon (hint of green around the edges) with high carbonation producing a 3-4 inch frothy white head. Even with a gentle pour the head takes up over half the glass (uncool and knocked down a notch because of it). Good retention and lacing however.
S: Wow...definitely different here. Tons of dry hops and phenols. Pine with a hint of cigarette smoke. Faint hint of earthy mineral note in the background. Wish it was more like a traditional saison.
T: Dry and sweet hops. Lemon citrus, herbal mineral note, and hint of sugar water and toasted malt in the background.
M: Light body. Slightly oily. Fairly bland with an astringent hoppy bite at the finish. Not a great feel to it.
D: Light and fairly easy to drink. The dry hops combined with the sugar sweetness is off-putting for me. Definitely not your typical saison. Some may like this take, but it's not my cup of tea (or beer as it may).

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Tank 7 is definately a modern take on a traditional Belgian Farmhouse. Because of aggressive phenolic character and high hopping rates, this beer shows a lot of layering.

Tank 7 pours with a medium golden hue and haziness that makes it look like a Witbier. A froathy and airy white head has great retention and lacing. A very solid appearance.

Mouthwatering aromas of citrus, vinous, American hops, and a peppery twang. The malt character gives a slight sweet scent with low grain character.

True pilsner malts give a soft confectionate sweetness and a pleasant grain flavor. The malts only act as a springboard for the more powerfull flavors of sharp, bitter, and citrus hops by contributing flavors of lemon, orange, grapefruit, and pineapple. Esters exacerbate the fruity hops with apples, under-rippened berries, lemons, and white grapes. Not stopping there, the yeast gives a lot of phenolic (almost plastic or medicinal) at times and perhaps a light soapy note. All these flavors layer upon themselves allowing for new flavors to be explored in every sip.

Creamy and soft up front but the beers bitterness, light astringency, and acidity builds and breaks down the beer's texture, allowing for a palate cleansing and refreshing finish. A minty note rises in the finish and aftertaste, giving a tea-like taste.

Tank 7 is a remarkable beer that belongs with the experimental Belgian IPA's. And, it's certainly better than most.

Thanks again BlueOkie!

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Photo of TrippnFiasco
4.57/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Very large, off-white head that dissipates and leaves decent lacing and a (lasting) thin layer. Pours a sunshine yellow, but very hazy. Very nice look.

S: Very nice, complex smell. I get a floral, citrusy smell that leaves almost a piny scent in the finish. Strong, but not overpowering.

T: Taste is giving me a bit of pine as well (not hop). It has a slight sweetness to it that really goes well with the light citrusy flavor. Delicious farmhouse.

M: Medium-bodied with medium carbonation. Very smooth with a slight bite.

D: It's a big bottle with above-average ABV, but most people could have one of these alone, but I would prefer splitting it with a friend on a nice afternoon in the shade.

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Photo of corby112
3.54/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle received in a trade with thehand. Thanks again man!

Pours a hazy dark golden ripe banana yellow color with golden yellowish orange hues when held to a light source and a thick 2.5 frothy, soapy white head. Excellent retention, only slowly fading into a thick lasting cap leaving small spots of lacing behind.

Slightly spicy, perfumy floral aroma with lots of crisp, light fruit, citrus hops, bready yeast and slight earthy funk. Hints of banana, apple and pear along with some grapefruit and lemon peel. I'm also picking up a lactic creaminess in the nose along with subtle alcohol and an odd seed like presence.

Medium bodied with soft tongue tickling carbonation up front followed by a very spicy and hoppy presence along with crisp light and fruit notes, bready yeast, slight alcohol heat and a long dry finish. Peppery spice and coriander are very prominent up front and they linger throughout, along with a dry bitter hop character, into the finish. Hints of apple, pear and banana along with grapefruit and lemon peel countered by a slight malt backbone, bready yeast and alcohol warmth. I'm also picking up a slightly tangy, earthy funk that adds a subtle tart character. The floral, perfumy flavor along with the alcohol hints are a bit much for my liking but overall this beer is complex and drinkable with a well masked ABV.

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Photo of phillipzayas
4.8/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: It pours a golden straw color with a heavy soapy head that yields to creamy and lacy as it settles.

Aroma: Yeasty. Full of white fruit notes, slightly piney and citrus from the hops. A mysterious spiciness comes through. Is it grains of paradise? Nutmeg?

Taste: It's a surprisingly complex beer. Most farmhouse or saison style beers tend to be bright and easy drinking with herbal or fruity notes lightly dancing through the character of the yeast. This one has all of it's faculties turned up to 11. The hops are pronounced and finish with a lingering dryness. The malt is sweet and present in order to balance it out. There is a distinct alcohol warming due to the high abv. (much higher than other beers in this style)

Food pairing: This beer screams for cheese. We had it with a herbed goat cheese and it was the perfect companion. It accentuates the earthiness of the cheese while having just enough acidity to cut through the creaminess of the cheese. Perfection.

Overall impression: She's a little like a girl you'd meet at a Widespread Panic concert dancing on the lawn. She looks great. She's very earthy and granola. You'd like to hang out all night, but you know you'll just end up in trouble if you make it an all-nighter.

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Photo of ryan58813
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright Amber/Golden Clear pour served in a custom unique Saison curved glass. Small white head.

Clean flavor, slight alcohol overtone but not overbearing. Suprisingly a kick for an 8%. This particular beer taste better colder than normal recomendations I personally believe.

A sophisticated alternative to your standard summer beers.

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Photo of Soilworker
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Smokestack Series Goblet.

A: A pale gold with hues of orange. Pours a one finger thick white head which has moderate head retention. After a while a small island of head begins to form in the middle.

S: Yeasty spiciness and fruity aromas dominate this one characterized by notes of corriander/clove. There are definite undertones of citrus grapefruit hops, light ripe banana peel, and perhaps some pepperiness from the alcohol.

T: The overtone on this one is a grapefruit hoppy bitterness that is persistent throughout. Starts out with a spicy maltiness and then maintains about the same spiciness but some hoppy bitterness fades in. Finish is just like the bottle says: dry and spicy with a lingering bitterness and warming alcohol sensation in the throat and stomach. I may have made it sound like the hoppiness is very prevalent. That is not the case here, it is balanced well with the maltiness.

M: Quite dry and somewhat full-bodied. Still light enough to be refreshing and crisp.

D: Strong ABV on this one and but goes down easy enough and is enjoyable enough to enjoy for a portion of the night. Not the most drinkable beer in the world but pretty decent.

Notes: A decent saison though I liked their old saison a bit more when compared to this farmhouse ale. Quite complex overall but I find the bitterness to be a bit overpowering at times, would be better if this was more subdued throughout in my opinion.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml caged and corked bottle, batch 710071, best before March 2011.

The cork? I pulled it off with my hands after some constant twisting so not as stubborn as some of their other 750s but hell. I wouldn't want it to come out too easy or I'd be suspisious of the beer's condition.

The initial pour and I see a light golden coulored brewwith an impressive 2 finger head of foam. Lacing to be determined after the foam settles down.

The smell is earthy to a point and then the citrus, of the lemon kind, take over. A light dashing of some clove that I can sense but it's mostly a nice lemon twang in this Saison.

The taste is lemon and earthy malt..that completely dominates. Very very little spice if any. Weird as hell for the style but damn....as simple and uncomplicated/complex as the flavours are, they are simply, in one word, delicious! It leans towards the hoppy avenue but the hop character is anything but bitter, say, as in an IPA. To me, it's more of a mild tartness that is supported by the more than equal to the task presence of the malt that tastes a lot like some honey like sweetness. No mention of honey at all on the label but I'm sensing it. Wow. This is *really* good. For a beer and for the difference compared to most samples of the style.

This develops a light haze after the first pout but the foam and now, lacing, continue to impress me.

Medium bodied with the same for the carbonation...a nice mouthfeel.

Drinkability? I saw the 8%abv and was a bit put off because I think it's a bit high for the style but man, it is *so* tasty that I reckon the abv didn't come into play at all. Very damn drinkable.

Bottom line? Are the Saisons you've tried too spicy for your palate? Give this one a go. Highly recommended!

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Photo of jamie2dope
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I was going to break out something insanely rare for review #500, but decided against it at the last minute. This beer I am sure is just as good as any other, regardless of rarity. Tank 7 pours out a hazed golden color, and wears a quick to rise frothed head. The nose is full of musty wood, barnyard funk, tropical fruit, and pepper. The taste is nearly identical, but extremely dry, and with a whole hell of a lot of hops backing things up. The carbonation is high, which adds a great level of complexity to the big hop presence. Mouthfeel is really crisp, only furthering the drinkability of this brew. I have to say that this is one of my favorite styles of beer, and goddamn, this brewery knows how to make their Saisons. I will have to refer back to my review of Saison Brett to see which one rated higher. I cannot wait to see how this one stacks up against the soft shelled crab I am about to partake in. Cheers, and happy #500!

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Photo of StaveHooks
4.49/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a burnt hazy orange brown. Gigantic foamy head on this one. A island of murky froth forms on top and stays around. Lots of carbonation.

S - Wow! Beautiful aroma! Sour bananas, huge sour hay bouquet, funky barn yeast. Phenols come through as it warms. Classic Saison!! I could make a cologne out of this!

T - Different than the nose. Caramely hops up front then transforms into a tangy honey hay. Tart honey. The barn yard flavor comes through as it warms. This beer needs to set and warm for full flavor. Bold hops throughout, from top to bottom. The citrusy hops sticks to the side and back of the tongue.

Medium body for the style. Might be slightly watered down, but pretty close to the style. The complexity of this style breeds different characteristics. The nose on this one is nothing short of a masterpiece. Although I love the hops on the palette, it seems to distinguish other flavors that are begging to come through. Boulevard is really making quality beers. I tend to disregard Boulevard, but they are really going out on a limb and making quality beers. I tip my hat to this one. If you're a Farmhouse person this beer is a treat, especially on the nose.

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Photo of budgood1
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle. corked and caged.

pours out a an glazed apricot colour....cloudy, hazy with an inch thick whipped cream head with hardy durability and lovely lacing. spicy and citric in the nose...hints of clove and banana with a complimentary pine and grapefruit hop whiff. very lively on the tongue with lots of citric zest flavours...lemons, grapefruits and tangerines with a separate juicyfruit crush of flavour form some agressive hopping. a boozy peppery spiciness is sort of lost in the mix but makes itself known better in the belly with a slight warming sensation. slightly tart finish, mainly dry with a lingering spiciness and hoppy conclusion. lively and spritzy mouthfeel with a lush and curvy body. real nice. drinkability is real nice, lots going on with this one...which prods me to keep sipping even though i know that i should slow down a bit due to the high ABV.

a beefed up and hoppy saison; maybe not even a real saison but it has enough overall characteristics to be considered thus i guess. not as sour as i thougth it would be since it's labeled a farmhouse ale, but i'm ok with this. surprisingly quenching and refreshing for a high ABV ale. would make for a nice treat on a late afternoon warm spring day or a boozy boost on a colder, windy and wet spring day. either way this is pretty good and much more enjoyable than the first smokestack series beer i tried, the DWIPA.

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Photo of hardy008
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy gold with a gorgeous egg shell head with excellent retention. Lemon, grapefruit, pepper, yeast, cloves, and coriander make for a very nice aroma. The flavor is sweet and mellow, and matches the aroma nicely.

Well carbonated, medium bodied, and refreshing. The alcohol is well hidden for 8%, and sneaks up on you gradually. I will be buying this one again.

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Photo of hawks10
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16oz draft at Dark Lord Day 2010...

Pours a hazy pale golden orange with two fingers of soft, bright white head which leaves some lacing...

Spicy and sweet aroma...bready, citrusy malt with a spicy yeast aroma. Earthy and complex...

Initially sweet and somewhat fruity, that gives way to a prominent spicing, slightly bitter with earthy hops, but mostly leans towards the spicy yeast...a slightly bitter earthy aftertaste lingers in to the finish...

Medium bodied and creamy, good carbonation leaves a nice crisp tingle on the palette, enjoyable...

Pretty good saison, a bit too spicy for my tastes, but refreshing and something I would probably try again...

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Photo of allengarvin
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very difficult cork to extract. I couldn't turn it at all. I had to resort to pliers, and still it was a lot of work. Hardest cork I've ever pulled.

This beer is a cloudy orange color, with a dense head atop it. Aroma is nice, with a lot of very citrusy hop notes (unusual for a saison, but appetizing), some light phenols and fruitiness lurking behind the hops. The flavor offers an intense hoppiness, quite citrusy just like the aroma. Lightly spicy yeast character is there if you look for it, but hops rule here. The finish is very dry. Body is nice and quite effervescent, pairing nicely with the well-attenuated dryness.

Not a lot of identifiable saison-ness here. Given it blind, I'd assume it was an IPA, though a light-bodied one. It's still quite drinkable. Quaffable even, despite the strength.

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Photo of CrellMoset
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL corked and caged bottle courtesy of thehand - thanks! Poured in to a cervoise.

Appearance: An unassuming, simply golden body, transparent to a fault and full of average speed, medium sized carbonation, very uniform. It's attractive both absolutely speaking and really in terms of its simplicity. The head - initially two-fingers tall and never fading below half a finger - is great, easily the best aspect of this beer's appearance. Frothy, foamy, and with great retention and better cling, the lacing on the sides of the glass is huge, sticky, three-dimensional, casting dense snowy patterns along one side of the glass and streaky, blotchy patterns along the opposite side. Reasonably remarkable in its straightforwardness and accuracy to style.

Aroma: Tons of bright, dry cloves and generic though pleasant leafy and springy notes. The way the spicy notes intermingle with the biscuity, simple sweet malt notes evoke freshly baked bread, raw honey, banana esters, and green peppercorn. It's just a deliciously fresh, raw, verdant, inviting smell.

Taste: Bright, springy, and sweet. It's almost an Imperial Pilsner in its simplicity and straightforwardness. Moderately sweet but simple malts - biscuity, slightly honey-like, completely simply sweet - are accompanied by a great leafy, herbal, and spicy spring-like note. Again ... it's not over the top, and not overwhelmingly complex, but it is overwhelmingly good. I want to capitalize good there, but I feel italicizing it would be more appropriate, so consider it italicized since I'm not allowed html tags. I get cloves, grass, hay, thyme, and slight chives, all wrapped up in a delicious Curacao orange peel note - nothing too over the top, too intense, or too faint. Just good, straightforward flavor.

Mouthfeel: Incredibly smooth and soft, almost creamy in places, but all this before it fluffs up, erupts, slowly, resulting in a gently crisp mouth, buoyantly smooth but assertively prickly. I prefer the initial sensation to what it ends with, which is sort of erratic, though becomes more pleasant as things settle down.

Drinkability: A huge step up over the regular saison, though 8.0% is nothing to sneeze at and it should be approached with caution. That being said, I think the word I've probably used the most above is "straightforward." It's simple. It's unassuming. It's well-made. And for that, it's a pretty darn good beer. Honestly, it's almost too simple, or too deceptively simple, and sometimes it's nice to have a certain measure of complexity in a beer that you have to work for (or is that only the line of a beeradvocate used to deconstructing things and writing reviews?), but I won't knock it much for that. One that's definitely worth seeking out.

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Photo of katan
3.93/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml into a smokestack goblet

A - Pours a light golden color, to almost straw. Incredible head formation, dirty white, about 1" in size. Very bubbling. Appears to be bottle conditioned, some yeast.

S - Wild spicy nose, some white pepper, lots of yeast. Some orange, earthy notes are present as well.

T - Starts off with a light dry malt note, immediately matched with a very spicy note. Peppery, yeasty. Mid-stream builds more of a floral note, some grapefruit from hops. Finishes grainy, dry, even a bit edgy.

M - Moderate beer body, but a very strong carbonation profile. Very edgy on the tongue. Biting. Finishes clean.

D - Easy drinking for a saison of this weight - can be a hair filling due to the potent carbonation. ABV will sneak up on you. Flavors aren't overwhelming.

A very enjoyable saison. I have to say I think I like it more on draft - not sure I know why.

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Photo of glid02
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle purchased from Central Market in San Antonio, TX. Batch 79338 according to the bottle.

Pours a hazy lemon-yellow color with a towering white head. Eventually the head settles into a thin layer on top leaving thick lacing.

Smells of light and sweet malts with large amounts of sticky citrus aromas and lighter amounts of musty and earthy aromas.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Flighty pale malt aromas kick things off. Soon afterward large amounts of slightly musty citrus flavors join into things - orange and grapefruit. Midway through the sip very light earthy hop aromas take over for a moment before ceding control back to the citrus flavors. The ending is mildly bitter and leaves mildly tart citrus flavors lingering on the tongue.

Mouthfeel is very good. It's got a smooth thickness with surprisingly grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is also very good. I finished my glass quickly (and the next one) and could drink this all night.

Overall I was very impressed with this beer, a different beast than the saison brett but just as good. Well worth a shot.

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Photo of dougofthefuture
4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap recently, and was excited to buy a bottle when it was finally available. Saison Brett is one of my favorites, and this is right up there too.

A - Stellar. Big fluffy white head. Cloudy straw colored body with beautiful lacing.

S - Mild hoppiness with a citrus sweet malt backbone strong enough to be enjoyed through my spring allergies. Very appealing. I'm impressed with what the dry hopping has done to a saison style.

T&M - The balance of the hops and citrus saison work ALMOST as well as the funk and citrus of the Saison Brett. They are meant to be together here. Perfectly carbonated to let the flavors play out. I almost wish there was a bit of funkiness here, but that might have been sensory overload.

D - I am splitting this with my wife, but only because I love her. I am drinking it slowly, but I could drink it all night - the balance is just perfect.

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Photo of JoEBoBpr
4.45/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip forma 750 ml bottle. Have yet to be disappointed by a Smokestack Series. Except that their corks are made for Superman to open.

A - Pours a nice strong and bright golden yellow with some nice orange tints and a huge head that is about 2 inches talk and is very dense and sticky. Looks great.

S - Nice clove sweetness mixed with some nice strong pear apple and almost pineapple aroma. Very nice spices are also very well represented. Some pepper and a bit of coriander. There are also some surprising sweet malt hints and hop character like a DIPA mild but similar.

T - Nice malty and grainy sweetness is present along with some fruit hints similar to the smells. Very funky combination of flavors. There is some nice tart hints as well and some vinous character like a sparkling white. There is some yeast flavor but not as much as one would expect form a saison. The finish is tart with a nice sweet balance as well and some nice bitter and hopy finish. Very surprising finish.

M & D - Nice fluffy and crisp feel. Good and well balanced profile. Refreshing and not too intense with ok ABV.

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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 5,231 ratings
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