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Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale
« on: November 23, 2015, 08:23:52 PM »
tank 7 farmhouse ale,  anybody else had it?  I think its great!

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Re: Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2015, 08:38:18 PM »
Countless times. Keep any eye out for their Brett saison. It's available in June. I have a few from previous years squirreled away.

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Re: Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2015, 08:39:34 PM »
Countless times. Keep any eye out for their Brett saison. It's available in June. I have a few from previous years squirreled away.

+1.  The Saison-Brett is awesome stuff. Tank 7 very tasty, too.
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Re: Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2015, 08:48:49 PM »
In Kansas City it is ubiquitous.
(I just wanted to use a big word)
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Re: Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2015, 09:09:10 PM »
In Kansas City it is ubiquitous.
(I just wanted to use a big word)

As is St. Louis

I remember first getting into craft beer I thought it tasted like spoiled bologna  ;D

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Re: Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2015, 09:14:14 PM »
One of the better American brewery saisons.  The Saison Bret will be on deck, if ONLY I can remember by next June, maybe someone I know will have one tucked away.
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Re: Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2015, 09:16:47 PM »
I think I'm turning into a grumpy old man.  To me, Tank 7 is...... just fine, just okay.

I'm not particularly dazzled by most of the saisons I've been tasting.  It's all the rage in the USA craft beer world right now, but..... maybe I'm just not a saison guy.  I can see why people might like it.  Just not my thang.  I'll take a nice malty German lager, or a porter or stout, or a "real" Belgian ale any day, over most of the American saisons.  Sourness may help, and a lot of saisons being produced aren't sour, and rightly so -- tartness seems to be more an American invention than the traditional French or Belgian saisons.  However I'll admit I do love my Lacto.  I'm not as much of a Brett guy.  So anyway..........

Enjoy your Tank 7.  It's reasonably good.  I'll save my money and my bladder for other stuff.
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Re: Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2015, 09:22:43 PM »
I'll save my money and my bladder for other stuff.

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Re: Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2015, 09:22:58 PM »
In KC, we get it donated for pretty much any event. Sad thing is, it's usually the neglected beer! We are spoiled for riches here.

I collect the Saison-Brett, purchasing 5 a year to keep a 5 year vertical going. I gotta say, I like the 2 year and 3 year old the best.
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Re: Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2015, 10:49:44 PM »
I really enjoy Tank 7.  I have never tried the Brett version, and I'm not too tempted to do so.

As far as American saisons, many of then are insipid.  Hennepin is OK, but is it really a saison?  I dunno.

I think Tank 7 stands out as one of the best of the bunch.  And if you have too much of it in KC send it up by here.
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Re: Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale
« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2015, 02:42:49 PM »
+1 I'll take any of them off of your hands anytime....
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Re: Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2015, 12:20:38 PM »
I think I'm turning into a grumpy old man.  To me, Tank 7 is...... just fine, just okay.

I'm not particularly dazzled by most of the saisons I've been tasting.  It's all the rage in the USA craft beer world right now, but..... maybe I'm just not a saison guy.  I can see why people might like it.  Just not my thang.  I'll take a nice malty German lager, or a porter or stout, or a "real" Belgian ale any day, over most of the American saisons.  Sourness may help, and a lot of saisons being produced aren't sour, and rightly so -- tartness seems to be more an American invention than the traditional French or Belgian saisons.  However I'll admit I do love my Lacto.  I'm not as much of a Brett guy.  So anyway..........

Enjoy your Tank 7.  It's reasonably good.  I'll save my money and my bladder for other stuff.
I'm with Dave in that I think Tank 7 is good but not great. I also agree that there are a lot of so so saisons out there. I think its an easy style to get in the ballpark because the ballpark is so big but few really nail the style. I wonder if there is an IPA style laziness among brewers: if you make it people seem to buy it.
A couple I like more are Pretty Thing's "Jack d'or" and one by notch brewing that comes in a can that I only saw once.
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Re: Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2015, 02:24:19 PM »
I'm not particularly dazzled by most of the saisons I've been tasting.

I agree, Pete. While I think Tank 7 is a pretty good beer, it doesn't stand up next to the saisons I've had from Belgium. It's a good, drinkable beer IMO. The thing I find funny is that saison is the new style du jour right now, but many of them that I've had aren't actually made with a saison strain. Can't count how many brewpub and even bottled American versions I've tried that seem to made with 3787 and finish mildly sweet - pretty annoying and innacurate. Whatever.
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Re: Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2015, 06:47:18 PM »
Too bad Pretty Things is closing down. :(
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Re: Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2015, 08:39:01 PM »
Too bad Pretty Things is closing down. :(
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