That tank 7 from boulevard is a great farmhouse ale. Love the st bernardus glass (love their Christmas ale). I found two of those glasses at an antique shop some yrs back. Also found 2 westmalle trappist goblets, all $1 a piece. So lucky.
Glad you made the effort!Since we're talking about Tank 7....
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I had a HECK of a time finding this! Conducted a search to do a comparison tasting with Spotted Cow from New Glarus, and it took a while. I'm sure Total Wine had it, but I refuse to go there anymore.....
I liked this. At 8.5% ABV it's almost getting into the "imperial" range, but this is a solidly bold beer that I think really needs to go with some food. The aroma was bready, and initially I detected a bitterness that made me think "IPA" but was really a nice, black pepper note that didn't hang. Although the head is huge in the photo, this is not overly carbonated "fizz."
Although technically they're both farmhouse ales, Spotted Cow and Tank 7 are different animals. Spotted Cow takes a fruitier, fresher approach to this beer style, and the lower ABV makes it more drinkable over an extended period of time. An equivalent intake of Tank 7's would knock me out!
Is one better than the other? No. I'm just more fortunate than most of you fellas in that a short, 45 minute drive gets me all the Spotted Cow I could want. New Glarus is only sold in Wisconsin.
Yes, but this is the 3rd time you've mentioned this impossible occurrence in this thread @bassplayer7770 !My wife went to a store she doesn't visit often, and she asked if there was anything I wanted. She also picked up some liquor and other things while she was there.
Had these while watching the ufc fights tonight.
The ipa was pretty good, one of my favorites. But it's only a seasonal. The pomegranate hefe was awesome, you can drink them all day if you wanted, very sweet. The apricot one was ok. And the weihenstephaner is just one of my favorite (one of the very first craft beers I had). I also had their hefe weissber, I just forgot to take a picture. Refreshing beers all around. Those weihenstephaners are what I usually buy for people to introduce them to the craft world, so far I have I've converted 5 people. Cheers!
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