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 ZakFaruki
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Poured from a 750 mL into a tulip, pours gold with a nice creamy white head, about a finger's worth of foam, thick amounts of lace around the glass

S: Spices galore, coriander, pepper, ginger, some citrus notes like tangerine, and a bit of malt

T: Almost like a blonde ale, very sweet and malty that fades with a bit of citrus and finishes with a soft peppery snap

F: Medium bodied, with a bit of creaminess, a high amount of carbonation as is typical with the style.

O: This is a very unusual beer, despite the high ABV, you would honestly think you're enjoying a blonde ale, because its very light and delicate in taste. Might try again to see if I can snag a fresher bottle.

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Photo of jborg
4.15/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andrewdanks
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of agjohnson82
4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gwiedman1
3.25/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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

Photo of Dag95
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Batch 714309-2, BB 08-2015 at 44 degrees into snifter
Aroma of fruity yeast esters
Head large (five cm, aggressive pour), white, frothy, diminishing to irregular frothy ring varying from three to twelve mm and partial layer
Lacing poor – few islands of tiny to medium bubbles
Body light yellow, cloudy
Flavor fruity and spicy; no alcohol, no diacetyl
Palate medium, creamy, lively carbonation

Appearance 4.25, Aroma 4.25, Flavor 4.5, Palate 4, Overall 4.25

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

Beautiful slightly cloudy golden colored body; with a near explosive amount of carbonation when poured into the glass. Ended up with 2 fingers worth of head before pouring the rest of the beer into the glass. Tons of thick chunky lacing left behind in the glass.
Aromas of peaches, slight sourness and funk followed with a bready malt aroma. Funky yeast aromas coming through as well.
Tastes much different than I was expecting! Sweeter at first without a lot of that Belgian funk, which comes later on. Getting lemons, peaches a muted orange and then a twinge of that funk you would expect from the style.
Feel is light and easy. Not a lot of carbonation...? I guess it all got spent on the pour, because there's not a lot of that fizziness present while drinking it. 8.5% abv?! Ummm, yeah not picking up on that at all! Super hidden.
Overall, this is a pleasant surprise for me! I like trying Saison/Farmhouse Ales, but I am usually put-off if they have large amounts of that barnyard funkiness right away. This one starts out sweeter and has a nice middle bitterness ending with a tart funk on the end. I really like the way this one is put together.
Haven't had it yet? Give it a try a real winner!

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Photo of Trevor11
5/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Tank 7 farmhouse ale is completely underrated and overlooked beer from a brewery that is under-appreciated on this site. I most be one of the few farmhouse ale lovers being outweighed by the hop-head ipa fanatics. Tank 7 is one of the best beers I had in 2015

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

Photo of ChimRichels
3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pale orange leaning toward yellow with just the slightest touch of haziness. Head stands tall and firm and lingers for the majority of the beer. Heavy lacing.

S - Slight bit of funk and sourness. Otherwise fresh bread dough, grass and mild herbs.

T - Very light, with a nice undertone of subtle sweetness that compliments the bready flavors nicely. A touch of bitterness from the hops, but they are muted in flavor. I had to double check the ABV after my first sip (yep, still 8.5) because I definitely noticed some warming in the throat from the alcohol, although it was far from off putting in its intensity.

M - Feel is good, maybe a touch harsher than I was expecting and a bit thin, but fair for the style.

O - Great breweries make great beer - Boulevard is no exception in this case

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

Photo of Bjcomm96
4.54/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of EdwardIV84
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of brauseboof
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Pours a straw color with dissipating lacing into a light head. Citrusy, floral, hop aromas. Maybe catch a tint of herbal. Remembering that you are drinking a Farmhouse Ale and not an IPA you are given a light hoppy, sour, tart grapefruit taste. Very fine and tingly carbonation enough to bring forward the citrus in the beer with a finish of dry hoppiness at the end which leaves you wanting more. This Farmhouse Ale is brewed with an excellent balance of hoppiness and citrus and carbonation - all in the right balance.

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Photo of dipso123
4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It pours a pale yellow with a good, fluffy head. It has citrusy, floral hop aromas and it tastes like it has been dry hopped. The spicy hop tastes are readily apparent. When I tasted it my immediate reaction was that it had more alcohol and hops than a Saison but it also had a nice hint of malty sweetness and a crisp dry finish. In checking it with the other Saisons, however, it has a little bit more alcohol but not a lot.

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Photo of iRun2Beer
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MacMalt
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into pint glass. The color is golden yellow with a bright white head and thick lacing. The smell features lemon peel, malt, and sweet, herbal spice. The taste is malty, with lemon, and a hoppy, fairly peppery, bitter finish. There is also a hint of apricot at the finish. This is a medium-bodied ale with significant carbonation. Like a good Belgian, it is nicely effervescent and you really don't notice the 8.5 ABV. Overall, this is a pleasant, tangy saison. I prefer Hennepin but this is very good.

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Photo of a_friend_of_a_friend
3.82/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SSS
3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Hazy golden yellow with a white head
S-The aroma is sweet and yeast and dank hops and effervescent with an herbal grass and pine note
T-This beer is quite sweet and the Belgium yeast used give it the typical banana flavour that enhances the sweetness even more. It's reminiscent of a childhood candy, sweet and innocent.
M-High level of carbonation. Medium mouthfeel, supported by the effervescent of this style of beer.
O-This is a very nice beer, I did enjoy the banana character and sweet candy like nature. I'm just not a fan of these types of Belgium yeast heavy brews.

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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
4.15 out of 5 based on 5,159 ratings.
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