Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale | Boulevard Brewing Co.

Tank 7 Farmhouse AleTank 7 Farmhouse Ale
BA SCORE
4.17/5
5,203 Ratings
Tank 7 Farmhouse AleTank 7 Farmhouse Ale
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
Ranking:
#1,248
Reviews:
1,064
Ratings:
5,203
pDev:
10.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
335
Gots:
1,654
Trade:
15
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 5,203 |  Reviews: 1,064
Photo of jascott2112
4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jscheuf
4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Simon212
4.2/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sjdevel
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
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 -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tlloyd417
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beernewbie285
4.65/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of PhillyJ
4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
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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Photo of alonso2468
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pinyin
4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Such a great Saison. And so readily available in NY.

It really doesn't get much better than this.

Better than Allagash, and slightly better than Prairie Standard.

The flowery hibiscus nose and flavor profile is so dynamic on Tank 7. It really is the pinnacle of ale yeast.

Sun light really damages this product, so keep in the dark, and it helps to refrigerate the bottle for a few days drinking.

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Photo of jhutt
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of apants007
4.65/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured from the 12oz bottle into a pint glass. It has the expected hazy gold farmhouse/saison color with an incredibly fat dense fluffy head. Smells like a flowers shop... Tastes fruity but not sweet ... Apricot, nectarine, peach with a little vanilla and rose... Like a pie on Valentine's Day! A hint of sour but not nearly as much as some of its continental counterparts. The dense carbonation mixed with the slightly thick malty goodness almost feels like a nitro... The alcohol bite is pretty smooth at first but becomes more pronounced as it warms. Overall a great example of the American farmhouse category.

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

typically not a fan of this style in the least bit. however, this one was a pleasant surprise. usually stay away from writing up a review for saison/farmhouse ales for being so biased but i'll break the trend. out of the bomber....clear golden color w/ a ton of head. yeast clean scent w/ a similar taste. the taste seemed to have a minute hint tartness to it which is why i probably enjoyed. absoultely no bite what-so-ever for this higher than normal abv. suprisingly, i would buy this again. cheers!

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Photo of redliner8
4.95/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Brams
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craftbeersweden
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy, yellow beer with a fluffy, three finger high, white head.

Nose: Yeast, orange, citrus, spice and lemon peel.
Taste: Sweet malt, funk, yeast, citrus, pepper, grass, apricot and banana.
Body: Medium body and strong carbonation. Well hidden ABV. Fresh and crisp taste.

I like this!

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Photo of Bali_hi
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Keg of tank 7 drank.

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Photo of ductape28
3.77/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Bottle shared at home. Clear golden with a tall white head with good retention. Mineral and floral notes up front, followed by farmhouse funk, lightly spiced cheese, mould and honey. Medium body with high carbonation and a bitter-sweet finish.

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Photo of risenz
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chipstr
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SmashAdams
5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The head on this beer was crazy. The smell was really nice yeasty and fruity. The taste is delicious, smooth, and creamy. The yeast is mild and doesn't overpower the nice fruity spicy flavor. A big flavorful beer with a pronounced bitter finish. This beer is fantastic. One of my favorites. yb

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Photo of daddypatstacks
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I'm not going to beat around the bush with this one. Tank 7 is a phenomenal beer. Everything from the cloudy orange color, the rush of fruit and sweet malts on the nose, and the smoothness as it goes down screams superb craftsmanship. This is one of the best farmhouse ales I've had, and one of my favorite go to beers. The taste is complex. A solid, but not overwhelming hop profile sits under a variety of fruit flavors including pear, orange, and maybe apricot. All of this is rounded out by that distinctive farmhouse yeast. As another reviewer noted, this is the perfect beer after a long, hot day. I love sitting on my porch, watching the sun set, drinking one of these. They're super easy to pour back, but this a way bigger beer than most farmhouse ales. At 8.5%, it doesn't take many to pack a punch. It hides the alcohol well though- a lot better than some beers of the same style in the ~5% range. Boulevard has me hooked with this one. Fantastic beer.

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Photo of IckyT2012
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale from Boulevard Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 5,203 ratings
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