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
Ratings:
5,170
Reviews:
1,056
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
10.36%
 
 
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335
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Photo of Phoneguy
3.25/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 4ster
4.17/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chris_Huston
4.62/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I got no grapefruit or hoppiness in my bottle, and that's part of what made this so enjoyable for me. There's that clear farmhouse funk, but reserved and patient, and its balanced out with a sweetness that is unusual for this style. Color is a pristine golden straw, that piles a high, stubborn head on the pour. Contrast it to the barn-loft mustiness of Jester King's Mad Meg and you have two stellar examples of what this style has to offer. The major revelation in this one is the presence of the sweet, and how well its balanced with the classic farmhouse grunge.

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Photo of nuebs
2.25/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of JustinPStewart
4.62/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RichD
4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Molson2000
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leantom
4.32/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I had heard that Boulevard makes great Belgian beers, but I haven't had the opportunity to try one until this review. Here goes:

A: Pours a cloudy yellow with fantastic head and lacing. Lots of fluffy lace cling to the glass long after consumption. The only thing keep me from giving this beer a perfect score is the relatively high concentration of dead yeast suspended in solution. This Belgian beer literally has more dead, floating yeast than any other Belgian beer I've had the pleasure of consuming (and that's saying something).

S: All Belgian yeast and spice. Lots of oranges, lemon, and banana complimented by clove, white pepper, and Belgian bread. While the scents are diverse, however, they're faint relative to other Belgian brews that I've had.

T: Almost perfect. Lots of sweet candied sugar complimented by spice from the Belgian yeast. Overwhelmingly spicy and bready, but the clove isn't too overdone. In fact, the clove serves as a balancing flavor relative to other Belgian beers that I've had.

F: Thick and bready. Great.

O: This is an excellent beer. While not as good as the Belgian varieties, this farmhouse ale is worth remembering.

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Photo of Taybeh
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

from a single into a GI tulip
a: hazy goldenrod, no carb bubbles, big puffy 3 finger head with decent retention and modest lacing
s: wha....t! Pungent sweet flowery perfumy hibiscus/rose, a little banana, pear and ripe peach too. I miss a little stronger presence of the yeasty spiciness and even funk that my ideal saison has, but this is what it is without apologies, and it is impressive.
t & m: follows the nose, but you also get a little funk and hoppy/yeasty coriander liveliness and some smooth creamy malt, which is nice. Very very smooth, no bite here and good carbonation though maybe a little lower than some standard bearers for the style... the end is a little anti-climactic, and it just kind of fades out with a little asprin-like edge on the dominant floral flavors.
Great beer!

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Photo of Nyskizy
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Wolverine48092
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of amhendrick
2.88/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Skillet
4.27/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of T_Davis
4.67/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dsimenson
3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jascott2112
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jscheuf
4.44/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Simon212
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Look:
Massive head when pouring this 750ml. There was a 4 finger head and it stays prominent for quite some time. Very light yellow straw color and extremely clear.

Smell:
Musty and dank sour fruit and fresh cut grass. Possibly a slight hop bite and a slight breadiness in there after the hops fade.

Taste:
First flavors that burst through are of tart fruit and wine (apple, grape, banana, pineapple). The flavor is slightly sour but it doesn't overpower your taste buds. When the sour jolt fades, there is a nice sweet malty bready taste that fades to a slight dry finish. At first I through this brew was of a very high ABV% as there is a fair alcohol burn that quickly warms you. It is at 8.5%, but it just struck me as a 10 or 11%'er.

Feel:
This was very fizzy on the tongue and seemed full bodied that it probably actually was. Still light-medium body.

Overall:
I am a big Boulevard fan, but I was not as impressed with this one. It is a good saison, but I expected more as I have heard a lot of hype about it. It hits the mark on a lot of style point, but still didn't strike me as other saisons have. I expected more grassy / herbal notes and less hoppy. This one tastes a lot like some IPAs that I have had. I just don't think it lived up to the hype.

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Photo of ASirahSyrah
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tlloyd417
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beernewbie285
4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PhillyJ
4.47/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Id say this is a ideal introduction into farmhouse Belgian or brett style ales.It's well crafted and tasty.

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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
4.15 out of 5 based on 5,170 ratings.
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