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Tallgrass Ale - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 13.45%
Wants: 11
Gots: 9 | 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:
Beer added by: wardough on 12-02-2007

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
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Ratings: 158 | Reviews: 94
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4/5  rDev +12%

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4.28/5  rDev +19.9%
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.

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of mralphabet
3.8/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can poured into pint glass.

A: Poured a dark amber color with a good 2 fingers worth of head that settles to a thin layer with very spotty lacing.

S: I'm getting the normal Brown Ale notes...Sweet malt, hints of butterscotch and caramel, very little hops here.

T: Wow there is a little mild hops right at the start, then the nice sweetness kicks in caramel and butterscotch are right there and run all the way to the finish. Nice sweet butterscotch aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied perfect for the style. Gets creamier as it warms.

D: Pretty good little Brown here. Worth looking for.

Photo of scratch69
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of trparish
3.83/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Copper, dark toffee

S: Toasty, malty, roasted nut notes, fruity and slight bread.

T: Some coffee and toffee notes with a hint of cocoa. Up-front malty that lingers. More fruity that hoppy.

MF: creamy, smooth, low to medium carbonation and body with a very pleasant aftertaste.

Overall a very good amber Ale. I personally prefer this one on the colder-side. Refreshing and not heavy. Would like a little more carbonation. Very drinkable, and one can is not enough!

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.1/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a nice IPA. It's no hop bomb or blast in the mouth, but it delivers a consistent flavor profile. I feel like that is one of the things that comes up short on some American IPAs: the flavor profile falls off or diverts from what it started out from. This is not one of those IPAs. I can dig it. Likin' Tallgrass so far. And supposedly I'm saving the best for the last.

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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5/5  rDev +40.1%

Photo of BigRedN
3.66/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured from the 16 oz can into a pint glass. The beer is a dark amber/copper color with my pour producing a thick off white head 2-inches in height. Head lingers for quite awhile as the beer is consumed.

Smell: Light malt-centric aromas. Nothing really hop like. Scents of lightly roasted malts, a little slightly sweet caramel malt with it.

Taste: Stays in line with the aroma. Good malty backbone, lightly roasted malts. Just a hint of bitterness on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy. Not too heavy, medium in body with a natural unforced carbonation to it.

Overall: A nice easily drinkable, very sessionable ale. Different than the average beer, yet not too over the top in big flavors. Purchased a 4 pack of cans "on sale" for only $4, a very good deal indeed.

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2.75/5  rDev -23%

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4.25/5  rDev +19%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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1/5  rDev -72%

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3.25/5  rDev -9%

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Tallgrass Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company
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