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RATINGS: 1639   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5770) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy yellow gold body under a large fizzy white head that left a bit of sticky lace. The nose is crazy hoppy for a Saison, but I must say, I do like the hell out of it. Nice citrusy grapefruity hops grab the attention right away, Some nice pale malt and light yeastiness as well. The flavor is pretty hop forward, but they work really well with the yeastiness and the pale malt. Maybe not a typical Saison, but at least they messed with hops and not a bunch of spices. Nice lingering tropical fruit like note on the finish with minimal bitterness. Light bodied with soft fizzy carbonation and a lingering hoppy finish. Really nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerme31 (636) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - OCT 29, 2013
Pours hazy golden, full off-white head. Nice aroma with citrus fruit and yeasty earthy aromas. Medium sweet taste, a little tart. Medium-light body, above average carbonation, dry and spice finish. Not usually a big saison guy as they are so hit or miss for me, but this one is solid.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Fletchwadd (49) - Riverview, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2013
Pours to washed out hazey gold leaving thick white head. Aroma is of orange and lemon peel with hints of pepper. Taste of lemon, yeast and a bit spicy. good brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
floydslip (332) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Cloudy gold beer with a large creamy white head of foam that looks like bubble bath suds. Nose of slightly sour yeast with lemon, grains of paradise, and new mown grass. Wow, the flavor is both strong and subtle, if that even makes sense. It has pronounced citrus notes, not quite grapefruit, but certainly more lively than orange (pomelo?), which is then fortified with a dose of spice. Yet, despite all the flavors, it is not overwhelming and incredibly easy to sip. All backed by a bracing carbonation, this is a solid beer and one that you could drink all night and into the next.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
abemorsten (3504) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2013
Sample from bottle at the Cask Norway stand at Nærbø, Ølfestivalen 2013. Muddy yellow golden body with a white film leaving good lacing on the glass. Spicy, citrussy nose. Sweet, spicy, light acidic and light bitter flavors. Medium bodied and smooth. An overall refreshing feeling and pleasant experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
NachlamSie (3230) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2013
4 pack best before May of 2014 purchased at the ostensibly crummy discount liquor store down the street from me. This is my second foray into Tank 7 and I am equally as pleased with it as the first taste I had. The appearance of the beer is hazy bright yellow with a tall white head. Aroma is tantilizing. It’s spicy, hoppy, peppery, citrusy, funky, dry. Great bouquet on it. The flavor is clean and complex. There are plenty of esters here, but it’s not too much. Loads of bright citrus notes combine with a peppery flavor and everything from flowers to cheese in between. The alcohol is perfectly hidden. Fantastic beer!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CzarMike (31) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2013
Tap at Flamingo Bowl in St. Louis. Stranger from out of town. Solid Belgium ale. Pine, orange rind, and pineapple. Hoping for an IPA when ordered. Oops. ---all in good suds.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (2876) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 21, 2013
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head Rings, Great Lacing S: Pineapple, Pear, Green Apple T: Pineapple, Nectarine, Bubble Gum, Yeast M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Semi Sweet, Semi Funky Overall, a really solid yet fruity farmhouse, the tropical fruits really pop but dont overwhelm.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Unde (836) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 21, 2013
Golden yellow looks with lasting head and lacing. Fresh aroma, citrus and spices with some yeast. Really tastes like summer! Citrus hops, spicy yeasty flavors combined makes this really refreshing beer. Medium bodied and crispy mouth feel. Awesome summer saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VinegarStroke (381) - Napa, Alabama, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle: light yellow straw. Cloudy. Good white head. Very lifted aromatic aromas. Citrus, spice floral. Extremely fruity. Layers of aroma. Rind. Dry. Moderate bitterness and slightly sour. Extremely crisp and refreshing. Just a touch too bitter. Feels like high CO2. Long. Medium weight. Doesn’t show alcohol. Lovely clean Saison.

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