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Tallgrass Ale - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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155 Ratings

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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.69%
Wants: 11
Gots: 7 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Tallgrass Ale is the flagship beer of Tallgrass Brewing Company, and we think it will be your new favorite beer! Truly a craft beer, the recipe was first brewed by Jeff as a 10-gallon batch of homebrew. Of all his homebrew recipes, Jeff chose Tallgrass Ale as the flagship beer because of the beer’s surprising light body, extraordinarily smooth and balanced profile, great taste, and clean finish. The first time Jeff brewed Tallgrass Ale he thought it looked a little too dark, but after he kegged that first batch, the finished beer was really, really tasty! That first little 10-gallon batch of Tallgrass was gone way too fast!

The beer was different from anything he or his friends could find on tap or on the shelf. It was a beer that was a deep chestnut color, yet had a great flavor and was so light tasting that it kept you wanting more. The distinctive look and taste of Tallgrass Ale comes from our unique blend of German, English, and American-style malts and a generous helping of both American and traditional English hops. These ingredients, our English brewer’s yeast, and the Flint Hills’ excellent brewing water gives Tallgrass Ale a distinctive, toffee-highlighted taste and smooth profile that is always drinkable.

22 IBU

(Beer added by: wardough on 12-02-2007)
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Clear brown, good head.

Smell: Bready, mild.

Taste: Moderate toffee, bready, roasted malt, a bit of sweetness.

Overall: Brown ales aren't my favorite style as they seem kind of samey and can be boring. This is a pretty decent beer with a little more flavor than I was expecting. A nice option for a session beer to offset the hoppy stuff and the pilsners and lagers.

Mdog, May 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

tstigz, May 19, 2013
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4.45/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can poured into a Tallgrass tulip.
4.4% ABV, no date.

A - Tallgrass' Pub Ale (as it's labeled) pours with a tall and long lasting ivory head that lingers for quite a while before assimilating into the beer. Chunky lace adheres to the glass above the beer's lovely clear tarnished deep amber colored body.

S - Dusty cocoa nibs and bakers chocolate emerge as the first noticeable aspects of the aroma, filling the nose with an already full presence. Following closely is a very earthy hop aroma which suggests gardening in the spring; cut grass, damp soil, and old wood chips. Both the chocolate-like presence and earthy hop tone blend well with the rustic, bready amber malts for a rich aroma sure to follow through into flavor.

T - Toasted amber malts present an earthy, bready flavor not that different than what the aroma offers, though much of the chocolate-like notes have seemed to mellow into a more submissive undertone rather than bold entry. Likewise, the earthy hoppiness remains present but has also married the malt profile further for great balance.

M - A smooth mouthfeel entry leads to a crisp carbonation bite that seems to keep the fuller malt body in check for ease of drinkability, finishing out with a dry, mildly bitter earthy hop and roasted malt bite. Tallgrass Pub Ale is well balanced to say the least!

O - Tallgrass Pub Ale manages to quite successfully pack full flavor and robust body into a dangerously drinkable beer, perfect for, well, the pub of course! The balance is there in feel and flavor profile as the beer teeters between smooth and crisp, malty and hoppy. Very well done indeed.

BeerFMAndy, May 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Jabartheljr, May 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

Hellpop65, Apr 27, 2013
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jewellrunner, Apr 26, 2013
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4.26/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Served from the can to a standard shaker glass on 4/15/13. The beer is a deep, ruddy brown color with bright orange hues throughout. The color is reminiscent of a fresh raisin. There is a good cap of frothy, sandy colored head with very nice retention. Lacing is evident, but dissipates quickly. This is a very nice looking brown ale. The nose is very fruity with lots of figs and raisins up front; maybe a touch of fruity hops as well, but it's definitely the dark fruits of the malts that hold the forefront. There is a mild whiff of smoke on the nose as well as some good roasted nuts and wheat bread. The taste follows the nose almost perfectly. The dark fruit again is quite evident like a big fresh slice of cinnomon raisin bread (though the cinnamon is quite subdued). The malt is the star of the show here, though at times almost becomes too sweet. Hops are very subdued and low, mostly earthy in nature which plays well with the malt. The mouthfeel is light bodied, and at times becomes a little cloying in nature. Tallgrass continues to make very good beers. This is a great example of a good American Brown; highly recommended.

estlinska, Apr 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

beerbrains, Apr 11, 2013
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Tallgrass Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.