Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

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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

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Ratings: 5,356 |  Reviews: 1,099
Photo of MisterClean
4.38/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

At OBF

A - Poured golden with 2 fingers of white head. Dissipated moderately leaving no lacing. Head retention could have improved, though spices may diminish it for the style.

S - Honey, pepper esters, and cloves.

T - As the beer warmed up honey, light pepper esters, nectar, and banana came out.

M - Full-bodied and well-balanced. Just great, very refreshing, no alcohol.

D - Could session one of these and where is the alcohol? They could improve the flavor by adding additional spices and increasing retention, but otherwise a really drinkable and enjoyable beer. Wish they bottled it.

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Photo of mdwalsh
4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this at Stub and Herbs with some friends. Instantly it reminded me of Hennepin without the Funk, and through and through, that's what it was. A decent carbonation, not too strong in any flavor. This would be a great beer to start to introduce people to Belgians with, IMO. Didn't take much notes other than score though.

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Photo of Mistofminn
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap at Stub and Herb. Served in an unmarked Tulip. Served with very little head, and even a good swirl didn't produce much more than a thin layer. Lively carbonation, and small amounts of lacing round out the look.

The nose is surprisingly hoppy. I wasn't expecting it. There is definitely a Belgian yeast in this one, as well as some fruityness and spices. I heard this was the base for Saison - Brett, honestly I don't know why you would brew it Brett-less.

Spicey hops, Belgian yeastiness, and cirtus fruits. This should be served at a relatively warm temperature, because it definitely develops some nice spice characteristics as it warms. I was pleasantly surprised.

Mouthfeel is light and smooth. I get a crisp and acidic portion typical of a Saison. Good stuff. Drinkability is high, there is only a sign of the warmth as it warms up, which is a blessing in disguise because with a near 9% ABV this will put you on your butt real quick.

Good stuff, but I won't be seeking this out again. It's an above average Saison, but it's not even this breweries best. For the price I paid, it was well worth it, and if there are lesser options, I'll get it again. But if I'm going to be reaching for a Boulevard Saison, it's not going to be this one.

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Photo of bfields4
4.17/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Dempsey"s Irish Pub in Lawrence.

A nice haze of light golden color. Topped by an abundant lacy head.

Very fruity smell the yeast is a big one on this guy, and the spices

Funky tart bitter yeast and hop bite at first (my non-beer adventurous friend cocked his head back at first and said what're you getting me into before taking another sip and smiling), but then mellow into a nice sweet spicy fruity Belgian.

A nice light creamy body that's light and refreshing in this blazing summer heat, and approachable enough my non-craft drinking friend loved it!

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Photo of KCHopHead
4.52/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I guess it's too easy to say I agree with everything Reaper said on the review before me. I had this on tap at Raglan Road in KC in a Boulevard tulip (something I must get).

Tank 7 had a nice foamy white head that had decent retention and great lacing. The golden cloudy light saison looked like an easy drink.

The smell had the funk right away. I pulled it coriander... wait there's the funk again.

The taste was nice and complex with fruits and spices and the funk that almost has Bret like features but everyone keeps saying it's not in there so the yeast they used is a very farmhouse, wild yeast that brings the complexity.

The mouthfeel was nice and light with proper carbonation and creaminess.

The best thing about this beer is that the drinkability is high for a 8.5% beer. You can easily ask to pour a few more.

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Photo of grumpy
3.97/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Sycamore in Columbia, MO. Kudos to Sanford for scoring a keg of this so early in the game.

Just wanted to get this into the database, so my review will be bare bones

Appearance - just to the orange side of a cloudy straw color, a fairly substantial white head with good staying power.

Aroma - Belgian yeast, spicy, and quite hoppy. Can't guess the hops.

Taste - follows the aroma, with an additional bit of malt sweetness, pepper, and, at the very end, a lightly tart/funky bite that may or may not be Brett. Can't somebody just ask Boulevard and settle this debate? ;-)

Mouthfeel - rather light, substantial carbonation, bracing, tingly.

Drinkability - tasty and refreshing and hits a certain spot in summer weather.

Nice (high ABV) hot weather beer.

Edit: 6/20/09 I have been informed that there is no Brett in this beer, though it is the base for the Saison Brett.

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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 5,356 ratings