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RATINGS: 1606   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Most breweries have at least one piece of equipment thatís just a bit persnickity. Here at Boulevard itís fermenter number seven, the black sheep of our cellar family. Ironically, when our brewers were developing 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 flavorful surge of fruity aromatics and hoppy, grapefruit notes (Amarillo hops), this complex, straw-colored ale finishes long, dry and spicy.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (42843) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2012

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear light to medium yellow colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, moderate to heavy hoppy, citrus, fruity tart, moderate yeasty, funky, spicy. Flavour is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, hoppy, fruity yeast, citrus tart. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120813]

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
climberbob (367) - Virginia, USA - AUG 28, 2012
12 oz bottle. Aroma is bread, floral, earthy, with some farmhouse skunk. Pours hazy golden with a thin white head. Slightly pungent on the palate with some bitterness and dry finish. Good farmhouse, but a bit one dimensional.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeinDahlem (1438) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2012
A strong, very pale, hazy and hoppy farmhouse-style beer whose alcohol comes through in the flavor with a bit of heat, particularly on draft. On the one hand Iíve been happy to see such a distinctive beer find success... it seemed to be everywhere on draft in Missouri this summer. On the other hand, it is too strong to be refreshing, useful, or even particularly drinkable. Iíd love to see Boulevard take another stab at a saison meant for drinking rather than tasting.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
kickrjason (24) - - AUG 26, 2012
Overall a GREAT beer. Smelled of pineapple and sour melon. Tasted great. Wish I lived somewhere I could get this beer more often. GREAT SAISON!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - AUG 25, 2012
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip. A: Pours a golden color with fairly strong yeast haze. The head is a beautiful four finger white color with a frothy texture and fantastic retention. Lacing is extremely thick and prominent. The way the carbonation rises to the top into the head is an excellent detail that adds to its aesthetic appeal. S: Crisp apple, pears, farmhouse funk, slight hay, lemon zest, coriander, grassy hops, and even a hint of vinousness. Complex in a restrained manner, yet very satisfying. T: Much like the smell, the flavor is light, but with several layers of complexity, amazing considering the yeast esters donít play a huge role in the progression of flavors. Opening subtleties of apple, pear, light funk, and spices roll into a solid malt backbone. The zesty, grassy hops on the finish, in particular, are what really send this one over the top, perhaps making up for the lack of a significant yeast profile. Complex enough to make one look around for varying flavor subtleties, but drinkable enough to make one gulp a bottle down in 15 minutes whilst doing the former. M: Letís call it medium bodied - itís nowhere near as light/watery as your typical shitty macro lager, but it doesnít have the heft of some saisons Iíve had. It finishes dry, but this dryness is provided more from the hops rather than astringent yeast. A light accumulating bitterness does an excellent job of giving off the "must have another sip" factor. O: Wow, what a great beer. Admittedly, as a biased IPA fanatic, I like my saisons low on yeast but high on hops, and since this fits the criteria brilliantly, Iíll be hunting this one down in the near future. I, for one, welcome our new Missouri overlords to Maryland!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - AUG 24, 2012
12oz bottle, best by March 5, 2013. Served at around 40-45F.

Pours very hazy with wonderful swirls of sediment. Large three finger fluffy white head that leaves globs of sticky lacing and holds a great cap. Purty.

Fruity aroma with a lot of melon, pear, tropical fruits, a bit of banana and citrus, some bread & yeast. Very good strength.

Flavor is also very fruity, pear, pineapple, melon, orange, grapefruit, mango, itís like fruit juice, semi-sweet, some bread and yeast, moderate bitterness, minimal alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, a bit sticky, good carbonation.

Mmmmm, this is good, really good. Very fruity and juicy. I normally donít gravitate towards Belgian Pales/Goldens/Saisons, but Tank 7 may change that for me. So glad to have them here in Georgia now. Lookiní forward to trying more from the Smokestack series.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2012
12oz bottle from Beverage Mart- Acworth, GA---> tulip. Pours light orange with lingering, bubbly white head. Aroma is light yeas/funkt and heavy grapefruit. Taste is nonoffensive highly citrusy hops and quality yeast. Palate is a little thin and flat for a saison. I really like this beer and could drink this on a regular basis.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (7732) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Had tons of times, big bottle and at least a dozen times on tap @ boondoggles .. last time with scoobs and his now ex lauren .. . pours addep honey .. mild foam .. . yeast, bready yeast, and bamboo yeast .. . mild enjoyable mouth .. . a spot on saison with the dryness .. . a good beer .. . .
Would you like that in the Can??
No Iíll just have it right here, thanks.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beaver (1599) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 22, 2012
12 oz bottle, best by 5/16/12. Pours golden with a bunch of floaties and a big rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet wheaty malts and some fruit and honey with a little funky yeast and some soapy floral notes.

The flavor is sweet wheaty malts and earthy yeast with a dry bitterness (big for a saison) in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with spritzy carbonation.

Overall, an OK saison. It doesnít seem well balanced to me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1925) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Pours a hazy golden color. Nose is yeasty, citrusy and full of spice. Taste is full of flavor, with notes of citrus....strikingly lemon with hints of yeast. Finish is dry and somewhat bitter. Very drinkable, not a saison lover but enjoyed this one from BBC. Quaff Score 9 / 10


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