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RATINGS: 1245   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Most breweries have at least one piece of equipment that’s just a bit persnickity. Here at Boulevard it’s 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
WVHouseofBeer (903) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2010
A pretty tasty and refreshing brew. My roomies drank wine while I enjoyed this American-styled French/Belgian delight and its safe to say they were jealous. The beer pours a hazy golden color with carbonated, bubbly white head and medium body. In terms of flavor, I picked up a bit of citrus, yeast, and something undetectable that is wholly Saison. While my bottle had seen it bumps and bruises, I can imagine one in perfect shape (and held in the right conditions) would prove to be even better. While I was satisfied with Tank 7, there were at least 10 others bombers I could have picked up before this one.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - AUG 4, 2010
On tap at Rich O’s. This beer is solid and right on key as far as the saison guidelines go. If you’re a saison fan you will really enjoy this. I, however, am not. Still a tasty beer though.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6305) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2010
Corked bottle and served in my NB worthy glass: Pours a slightly hazy golden hue topped by a huge fluffy white head which deposited constant spotty lacework upon the glassware. The initial aroma is that of lemon and tangerine zest. Upon further inspection I found traces of herbal noble and freshly cut grassy hops, some biscuity pale and wet hay malt, a touch of mineral deposits, esters of light banana covered by grains of paradise with a hint of band-aid phenols. The taste starts moderately acidic, fruity, grainy and veggie (corn methinks). Some light handed spiciness and even minty subculture comes about before being tossed out with the used water by those ever increasing Amarillo hop characteristics of bitterness and fruitiness. What is missing is a more classic yeasty tone that would have likely rounded the flavor profile out a tad. The mouth feel is sprite and light, works well enough within the framework of the flavor combinations but then there is a more than noticeable alcohol and medicinal note upon the finish which distracts.

This brew starts nice enough but seems to lose focus on the palate. The rind like fruity character, hop spice, and completely unwelcoming medicinal overtones just goes overboard when this beer warms closer to room temperature. All that said, I have had much worse in forced Saisons (like Upland’s and Three Floyds) and see some hope for this Tank 7 when the hops fade a bit. I would much rather still have the retired Boulevard Saison or the Saison w/brett (batch #1 is so f’ing YUMMY, Mystical and mild-blowing )

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2010
Golden pour with a thick moussey white head. The nose is intensely spicy and a little bit fruity. A bit of soft hoppy bitterness. Minerally and a little bit fruity. The fruity flavour is chewy and well integrated with the spiciness. The nice bright hoppiness really comes out as it starts to warm up. Pretty nice brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
puzzl (3254) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2010
Bottled. Super spicy, herbal, way too much spice aroma, but all from "artificial" (adjunct) methods and not from the yeast. Band-aid notes. The flavor has rubber, over-spiced lemon, a little bit of drain cleaner, with a nice finish of thyme, coriander, hay. Decent, but not nearly as good as their original saison.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8910) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2010
On draught at The Royale in St. Louis as part of "The Funk" Tuesday beer tasting. The beer pours a slightly hazy orange color with a medium thick off-white head that dissipates steadily. Spots and strings of lacing. Aroma of citrus, hops and hay. Medium body with flavors of citrusy hops, yeast, clove and sweet malt. The finish is sweet citrus and cloves with a yeast aftertaste. Above average Saison all around.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MeadMe (1338) - Riverview, Florida, USA - JUL 22, 2010
A: Pours a vibrant goldish yellow with a huge pillow like head. Wonderful retention and insane lace. S: Nice and floral. Strong spicy notes with lots of citrus. T: Heavy on the white pepper, notes of thyme, lemondgrass, and real bold citrus. Hints of yeast, clove, and banana. The finish has some strong floor stripper like phenols that at times over whelmed. M: Zippy carbonation, a bit bitey in the finish. D: Not too bad, if the phenols were not there it would be real real nice.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (6405) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 21, 2010
Draft at Quinn’s. Pours a cloudy medium amber with a dense and frothy white head. Sweet tangy orange and tangerine nose, almost sugary with the hoppy citric acids. Creamy medium body with tons of lively carb. Toast, caramel, and plenty of white pepper and mild piney resin on the mid palate. Peppery, resiny finish. Great, refreshing saison.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nuffield (3732) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Hazy yellow with substantial white head, irregularly formed. Tasty lemon and citrus qualities with layers of spice. Moderately dry but teasing with fruits to suggest sweetness. Some decent yeast qualities. Good summer beer, easy drinking.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2010
On tap at Barleys Brewhaus. Pours pale golden orange with white head. Aromas of citrus, clove, banana, spices, and light hops. Flavors of citrus, banana, clove, spices, light hop bitterness, and some light malts. Pretty solid saison as you would expect from Boulevard.


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