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RATINGS: 1279   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mpersinger (360) - , California, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Some pineapple and sour plum notes in aroma. Flavor is peppery (yeast-driven) with some pineapple and grapefruit. The medium-lean body and higher carbonation lend a refreshing quality. A hot note surfaces before the slightly dry finish.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oldschool_Mike (141) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 26, 2015
Bottle into pint glass. Pours a clear straw colour with white fluffy head. Aroma is citrus with a little yeast funkiness. Taste is citrusy with some yeast funkiness. Easy drinking beer. -- rated via 'Find A Beer' for Blackberry 10

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KyotoLefty (7140) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 24, 2015
Small bottle. Fruity, dry nose, crisp and floaral. Lemony, yeast, biscuit and bread, crackers. Pepper finish with lemon and orange. A great saison, not like to many thick and sweet American ones.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vjohans (186) - SWEDEN - APR 23, 2015
Hay, citrus, bread, grass Golden, white head, hazy Mid sweet, light bitter Medium body, average carbonation

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cheap (4430) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2015
Crisp fresh aroma. looks like bubbly pale lager. Nice big rocky head. Easy to like. Shouldah saved this for the Pgh RB gathering. Nice lovely bubbly palate. Clear crisp astringent feeling. Yes, quite enjoyable for a beer near 9%. Hides alky well my friend. Good overall impressions.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UXO (657) - CANADA - APR 20, 2015
Pours hazy straw with three fat and growing fingers of rocky white head, excellent retention and lacing. (4/5) Nose is lemon zest, light stone fruit, light wheat, bready yeast, coriander, clove, mild funk. (8/10) Taste is mild sweet, moderate bitter, mild tart, light pepper spice. (8/10) Medium to light body, lively carbonation, dry peppery and mildly tart finish. (4/5) Quite a nice saison - a decent balance of citrus, Belgian yeast, and dry funk. Fairly complex, without being the kitchen sink it might sound like. (16/20)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbeatty (1149) - New York, USA - APR 19, 2015
Bottle, 04/19/2015. Cloudy burnt orange pour, dense frothy head with sticky soapy lacing. Aroma of bread, soft peach, citrus rinds, lemon and yeast. Taste is spicy lemon citrus, wheat bread, peppery herbal hop bitterness. Medium body, carbonation on the high side with a dry finish. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patricks110 (1923) - Alberta, CANADA - APR 15, 2015
pours an effervescent golden straw colour with a thick puffed up white head. The head subsides slowly leaving tons of lacing blotches on the glass. The body appears to be extremely carbonated with a steady stream of bubbles cascading towards the surface. At first glance the nose is subtle but complex with layers of spicy hop and ester notes, citrus fruits, musty barnyard notes and light toasted wheat malts. Crisp and clean first sip with a nice effective coriander and spice blend on the finish. The mid palate is refined and fruity with notes of pear, lemon rind and grapefruit. Crisp toasted wheat and bready malts make up a malty backbone. The esters are really the star of the show with tons of fruity and spiced notes working well with the citrus hops. On the finish a moderate bitterness helps keep it true to style with a lingering spice and saison yeast aftertaste. A truly exquisite saison!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
malvrich (75) - durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2015
From Smokestack Mixed 4 pack Into a Foothills chalice Best by 04/22/2015 A: Prodigious rocky head of 4 fingers. Bulldog retention. Somewhat pale gold body with very slight orange tint. S: Tangy fruit yeast smell with a little bread. Slight alcohol detected. T: Dry without much of the winey fruit tang of the smell. Yeasty estery without much in the way of hops but what’s there is earthy. Wine/alcohol comes through a bit at the very end. A little like a strong English pale ale. Not what I expected but not bad. M: Carbonation is luxurious on the mouth as the head refuses to settle. Medium body. Finishes with resinous stickiness. O: Not my favorite of the style but OK. Still, too expensive (and too strong lol) for me to buy regularly. Pleasant to try but not really my style.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hanoi (555) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2015
UPDATED: APR 25, 2015 Bottle. Nose is is very fruity, strawberry, peach, white grape, slight banana, cloves. It’s delicate and perfume like. Underlying is grass, straw and some funk. Taste is straw, peach, floral notes leading to herbal notes, then the very subtle grapefruit which (quite rarely) compliments rather than dominates the other elements. The finish is grapefruit, pepper and a little spice. Mouthfeel is rich and the alcohol barely present. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
p0rkch0p (10) - Missouri, USA - APR 11, 2015
Nice cloudy pour with thick frothy head. Bready taste and filling. Wish the price was lower. Sometimes lucky enough to get singles for 6pk mix and match.


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