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RATINGS: 1749   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 38   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Most breweries have at least one piece of equipment thats just a bit persnickity. Here at Boulevard its 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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
VengefulOdin (193) - , Missouri, USA - JUN 4, 2010
I had this on tap in the summer of 2009 and was depressed to hear that it was originally planned to be a tap release only. Fast Forward to early 2009 and Boulevard has decided to release this year round, replacing the Saison (not to be confused with the limited Saison Brett) in their everyday lineup. Its a change well worth it, because this is one of the best examples of the Saison farmhouse style that Ive ever tasted. Popping the cork youll immediately notice the aroma - clearly Belgian in character. Pouring the first glass, youll notice a big billowing head that rises up almost out of the glass. Its a beautiful beer. Your first taste youll notice a little hoppiness, but with a sweetness almost like bananas. Loads of citrus and grapefruit come rushing through. Full flavored throughout, though first couple sips will probably notice the warmth from the 8.5% ABV. Despite the high ABV, this is a superiorly drinkable beer, and now that it is finally available in bottles will likely become my beer of choice. Thus far its in relatively limited release, but if you can find it do yourself a favor and pick up a bottle. Highly recommended.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - MAR 22, 2011
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2011 As soon as I opened the bottle, I was hit with the delicious smell of tropical fruits, primarily banana. Id be hard pressed to find a better smelling, inviting beer. The color is a cloudy straw with a white head that lingers around a half inch. The taste is sweet and fruity up front and finishes a little bitter and piney. It is a delicious beer, though a little sweet and pricey to drink all the time. Still, this is my high water mark, the beer against which I will measure all others.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Pours opaque yellow-orange with a large bright white head. Smells fruity with a hint of barnyard funkiness, earthy notes and some malt sweetness, perfect for the style. Taste follows the nose almost perfectly with a bit stronger barnyard and earthy notes. Light-medium bodied with a smooth, spicy texture and decent mouth-carbonation, Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale finishes with faint dryness.

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kickrjason (24) - - AUG 26, 2012
Overall a GREAT beer. Smelled of pineapple and sour melon. Tasted great. Wish I lived somewhere I could get this beer more often. GREAT SAISON!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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firedog23 (73) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - SEP 24, 2012
This is my white whale. It hits everything I like in a beer and as a saison/farmhouse, it is a master of the style.

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beerjo (3) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 23, 2012 does not count
Deliciousness, floral, citrus, earthy,light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, thin feel, light body, fizzy,

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FalseLion (25) - - NOV 11, 2012
A great tasting ale. It has a great smell, sweet taste. Probably the best beer Ive ever had.

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svennolavs (1) - Evje, NORWAY - MAR 7, 2014 does not count
Smells real good. Perfect with a good meal. Sweet and mild taste. Easy to drink. Love that its 8,5%. Fell i love with this beer at once. ;-)

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flopez2s (1) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 16, 2014 does not count
@Dbob whatever your name is, first off your an idiot. Smokestack is the worst BBQ in KC out of all of them. I dont care for Arthur Bryants or Gates either but obviously you have not had much BBQ in the area. OK Joes is superior to most of these dumps. Tank 7 is one of the best beers I have ever had.

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Roser (44) - Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Appearance- cloudy, straw, gold. Big bone white uber foamy head. Excellent lacing. Smell- fruity (banana) and floral aromas dominate, followed by some grass and a little bread. Taste- complex with quite a bit going on (earthy, malty, spicey). What stands out is the bitter aftertaste dominated by grapefruit. Awesome! Mouthfeel- medium, crisp, outstanding balance. Overall- excellent!!! Not to be missed. A quality quaff. Cheers all!


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