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RATINGS: 1273   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 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.


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 (6506) - .....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 (1404) - 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 (1622) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zgaier (1549) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2012
Pours a hazy yellow with a white head and aroma of yeast, spices, and citrus. Taste is well balanced, of citrus, spices, yeast, bread, malt, and hops that come together nicely with a spicy finish. Great tasting, drinkable brew.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gramity (1530) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 20, 2012
Bottle shared at RBAG Summer Session 2012. Hazy muddy yellow pour with a white head. aroma is spicy yeast and some good citrus hop notes. Flavor is spicy, citrusy and pretty clean. Mouthfeel is a bit watery and there were some interesting odd flavors in there. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (869) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2012
750 ml bottle pours a cloudy golden color with a nice white head. Aromas of hay, grapefruit, grass. Medium bodied, dry finish

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8247) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2012
Bottle from GBBF, 2012. It pours golden yellow, with a thick white head. The nose is hay, spice, freshly baked farmhouse bread, tangerine and pineapple. The taste is pine, zesty orange, tangerine, grapefruit, spice, hay, straw and underlying alcohol warmth, with a dry, citric finish. Medium body, fine carbonation and velvety mouth-feel. Balance is spot on. Drinks very well.


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