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Tallgrass Ale - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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81
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153 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 13.69%
Wants: 9
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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Jason

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz tall boy can! No freshness date seen.

Sudsy head, sticky. Dark garnet color with brown edges. Toasted biscuits and baked apples in the nose. Smooth and creamy medium body. Toasted maltiness is pretty thick on the palate, not bready but pretty grassy. Modest hopping, some herbal flavor in the back. Mild fruitiness of apple and pear in the middle, relatively dry finish.

Session ale, sure ... its much more than that though. Pretty complex brew in a can is a huge plus. Give it a whirl if you are into malty browns.

Serving type: can

07-26-2011 02:11:24 | More by Jason
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #37 (Feb 2010):

Heady topping with a matching lace down the glass and a dark mahogany glow in the light. Smells of brown bread, citric-woody hop twang and some vague nuttiness. Some smoothness within the medium body; heavy-handed toasted-malt flavor seems to blanket from front to back. Suggestion of toffee sticks in the middle. Hops are very modest with only a quick smattering of bitterness and flavor. Borders the Dark Mild Ale style with the hoppiness being so subdued. Very nutty. Toasted grain has some subtle roasted qualities and a faint fruitiness. Roasted flavor does jump up for a brief moment but does not make it too far as the toasted dominance pushes it back down. Semisweet, toasted-bread finish.

Good Brown Ale drinking here, the aftertaste seems to linger forever ... not a bad thing at all.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2010 19:52:29 | More by BeerAdvocate
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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.

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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.

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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.

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Tallgrass Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.