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RATINGS: 1128   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hbuck72 (177) - Chickasha, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 3, 2012
Pours a nice stray colored yellow. Notes are spicy with peppery, citrus, hay, and earth notes. Taste is of spices, nicely toned bitter hopes for a little kick, wheat and alcohol notes. Nice solid beer.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bigda83 (177) - Jamestown, New York, USA - AUG 29, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a bit hazy and golden with a fluffy white head. Aroma was some malts, belgian yeast, and citrus fruit. Taste was citrus fruits, straw, grass, belgian yeast, and maybe a bit of sweet fruits mixed in. Was rather refreshing, but not my favorite as far as taste and style are concerned.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1547) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Frothy, hazed blonde. Cardamom, coriander, and mint aroma; the herbs are sharp and dry. Bland, muffled sweetness of banana in the interior. Green and white peppercorns elevate the spice level further, adding some floral prickle.

The flavor carries an herb syrup, notably lavender, affectation with the floral hops, heady yeast, and alcohol. Herb notes shift toward tarragon and coriander, and potpourri-like moments of intense dark fragrance are common. Firm, sprucy green bitterness can’t offset the flabby, hollow sweetness that slowly spreads.

Generally this is too wet and too hot, though the construction of a sound stylistic example is inarguable apart from this. Doughy alcohol finish, long lingering dry phenolic wax.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TH28 (108) - - AUG 23, 2014
Appearance is clear golden with a huge white frothy foam cap. Aroma is spicy and peppery yeast, with earthy and herbal hop character. Taste is sweet bready, biscuity malt with some pepper notes and crisp hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium with a high carbonation. Finished very dry with a stickiness on the tongue and a lingering bitterness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdKing (1849) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle from the American Bar at GBBF 2014. Beautiful looking in the glass. Rich opaque cloudy bright amber to orange, with a thick creamy white foam head. Whilst a Belgian style, this has the distinctive clean lines of a top American craft beer all the way through. None of the deliberate imperfections of a Belgian saison. Nose is crisp perfumey saison yeast, fruity yeast esters, citrous lemon, pink grapefruit and orange, slight fusty grain and farmyard. On the taste its got the tangy yeastiness of a Belgian saison or Tripel, some bitter happiness, crisp cereal grain, touch of honey, and a soft citrous fruitiness I wouldn’t normally associate with a Belgian saison because of the new world hops. Orange fruit on the finish. Rich, big and bold in flavour, but also good balance of flavours on the palate. On the finish its nice and soft fruity, with the creamy head adding to a delicious mouthfeel. Brilliant interpretation of a Belgian saison with the clean perfect lines of American brewing at its best.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wvhoran (203) - Tasmania, - AUG 21, 2014
750ml bottle. Pours a nice cloudy yellow with a large and firm white head. The aroma is very pleasant with sweetish notes of light malt, yeast, grapefruit, pineapple, a touch spicy. The flavour is fairly sweet with peachy and citrus fruits, hay, yeast, pepper, followed by a dry and slightly bitter finish. Very refreshing. The alcohol is detectable, and for the style, I would enjoy this beer more if it sat at perhaps 7-7.5%. Not my favourite saison but very good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
odog (11) - Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Draft @ Frick and Frack in KC. Served in a small tulip glass. Nice presentation but farmhouse ales deserve big pours, not dainty quantities and snifter glasses. It would probably review better with more volume. Its good stuff though.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
Herbicles69 (48) - Parker, Colorado, USA - AUG 18, 2014
I usually love Farm house ales but this was a bit heavy for me. It tasted good, but I felt like I had a food baby the entire time ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
mysticbrew (9) - - AUG 16, 2014 does not count
A clouded golden pour with a tight frothy head. Awesome retention. Yeasty aroma. Floral hop flavor on a bed of creamy amber and pale malt with a subtle trace of yeast. A mellow bite with a sweet bread finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZacM612 (125) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - AUG 16, 2014
On tap at Big'z. Hazy, pale amber with white, lacing head. Fruity aroma, citrus, maybe a little grapefruit. Sweet taste, with a citrusy hops finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerViking (2442) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle, hazy amber-gold. clasic funky nose with hints of apple and hops, crisp with a chewy body and a bitter edge. Nice example of the style.


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