Friday, February 10, 2012

Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale


Type: Farmhouse/Saison
Origin: Kansas City, MO
Price: $4.49/750 mL
ABV: 8%
NSP: 13.36 (unscaled)
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I was taken in once again by the 750, as with the previous Boulevard Double-Wide. I dig the old-timey label too, it kind of looks like something an Old West snake oil salesman would sell as a cure-all out of the back of a covered wagon. Yeah, I kind of pulled that analogy out of my ass.

The Tank 7 was super frothy, with a fizzy mouthfeel to match. It had a nice light bitterness, with a lot of peppery spice and some light citrus (it may sound like I took that right off Boulevard's website, but that's what I tasted). I drank it while munching on some sweet peppers and it was a delicious complement. It wasn't terribly challenging (but then, it's not supposed to be), just easy drinkin' and refreshing. It would serve as a nice summer beer, as intended, if it wasn't 20 degrees outside- although, if one treated this like one usually does with summer beers (i.e. like a session), one would end up quickly pie-eyed due to the well-hidden 8%.
In short, it's basically a wit, but a bit more hoppy, peppery, and alcohol-y, and a bit less fruity. All around, quite good, and one I'd revisit. Go Avs.

4 comments:

  1. Anyone on the Avs would be fooled by a triple-deek. Go Ducks. Flying V!!!

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  2. Coach knew to put me in the game instead of that douchebag Adam Banks

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  3. Give me a little credit here for making Gordon do community service in the first place!

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    1. OK Gerald, that's true. But just remember who brought Gordo back from the brink of douchebaggery at the junior olympics. He had quite an impure ego that I was disappointed with.

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