Originally posted on January 12th, 2015
It looks like I have been reviewing a lot of Belgian-style beers recently, well that is true, I have. Well, that is because I love Belgian and Belgian-style beers very much, and I think that most concerning beers drinkers do as well. The Belgian-style beers are popular among brewers and breweries; there are some that brew the Belgian-style only. Well, this beer here no different from that; here is Boulevard Brewing Smokestack Series Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale, 8.5% ABV. Boulevard Brewing is from Kanas City, Missouri and this is part of the Smokestack Series that is named after the tall old brick smokestack at their brewery. Tank 7 pours slightly hazy light copper color with a two and a half, almost three fingers white head, that somewhat slow to dissipate but does so into a nice lacing around the glass. I found very minimal light streaming through the glass with a decent amount of carbonation bubbles. The aroma on Tank 7 is a bit fruity with some tropical fruit notes, like a little faint pineapple. There is a tiny-spiced not that is barely noticeable. Tank 7’s taste is sweet and bready from its malts used and I found there to a tropical spiced fruit similar to the fruit aroma of pineapple, but there is a little faint mango as well. Tank 7 has crispness with little lemony flavor towards the back. The mouthfeel is medium, with a nice somewhat sweet bready and spiced finish and an aftertaste of spice and bready malt that lingers long enough for enjoyment. Boulevard Brewing Smokestack Series Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale gets an A. I thought this was good Belgian-Style Farmhouse Ale, the really captured the style well with Tank 7. It had nothing wrong with, nothing overdone. Tank 7 is actually easy to drink for being 8.5% ABV and you don’t really taste that is that high in ABV. Now yes that could be a bit dangerous, but Tank 7 only comes in 12 ounces 4 packs and 750ml bottles. Yes, I would recommend this to anyone. So go out and try Boulevard Brewing Smokestack Series Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale! Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!