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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
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.53/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown and just a touch opaque, good head that tapers off to a thin film, nice lacing.

Smells slightly grassy, bready and malty, little bit of cocoa, slightly nutty.

Tastes malty and bready with a slight hops presence, a touch of fruits and quite a bit of nuts.

Feels medium bodied and slightly slick, decent carbonation and a lingering malty aftertaste.

Drinks pretty well, and I'm not even a big brown ale fan.

I am liking this brewery.

Photo of bum732
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

S: Clear fruitiness with some toasted nuts, vanilla as it warms.

L: Clear reddish brown, light tan head that dissipates.

T: Slight nuttiness with a prominent fruity backbone. Rasberries and cherries mostly. Medium low bitterness with additional fruitiness. Finishes with some slight ash, semi-dry finish.

M: Medium carbonation, medium bodied.

Ok, quite fruity, interesting brown ale. Could use a bit more carbonation.

Photo of KegCreekRAR
3.37/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served very cold, needed to let it warm to let the aroma and flavor peak. A little light for a brown ale, almost looked amber to me. Nice malty aroma with caramel notes. Good carbonation and head retention. Slight carmel flavor, not much hops. Nice clean finish after the beer warmed, very refreshing.

Photo of drabmuh
3.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip pint glass. Beer is amber, brownish, mostly clear, thin head, some lacing, moderate carbonation.

Aroma is mildly roasty, odd aroma.

Beer is mildly roasty, sweet up front, an odd beer overall, it is a fine brown ale, mildly buttery, creamy in the mouth, probably not a repeat for me but it was a fine beer.

Photo of wsukow
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of I2uss
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Cooper
3.75/5  rDev +5%

Photo of jimmah120
3.74/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16oz Pint can poured into a Mason jar

Comes out looking like root beer and equally as fizzy. Smell is faint warm toasted malt, cocoa powder, and the rest is grain. Maybe a little hop in there, too. Tastes like an adjunct lager up front but fades into toasty brown ale goodness. There's hazelnut, toffee, and dark chocolate, but overall it tastes watered down. There's a great beer hidden in here somewhere.

O: it's an extremely drinkable brown, tasty and quaffable, but there are much better ones out there.

Photo of Spicer
4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

Photo of corbs
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of doucmehu
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of htomsirveaux
3.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

16 oz. can tried 5 Nov 2011. Served in the 0.5 L Adambrau becker.

Large fluffy tan head. Medium carbonation. Hazy ruby brown in color. Aroma is sweet, nutty, slightly roasted malts. Slight caramel to start, moderate in flavor overall. Hint of chocolate. Medium body, very light ethanol. A bit flat. Finishes with just a faint touch of bitterness.

Easy to drink but not likely to come back to this one.

Photo of BeerHaf
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of KansasBeerLover
4/5  rDev +12%

Photo of sportsdrenched
4/5  rDev +12%

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

A - Pours a beautiful reddish brown color with a 2 finger khaki head. Nice lacing patterns.

S - Sweet roasted malt, sunflower seeds, pecans, fruity, cacao, bready yeast.

T - Follows the nose, sweet roasted malt, caramel, nutty pecan background, woody vanilla, finishes with roasted grain and low hop bitterness.

M - Light to medium body, smooth and creamy feel.

This was way better than expected! Solid flavors and well rounded. Superb drinkability. Very nutty and perfectly roasted malts. Recommended!

Photo of WillCarrera
3.56/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can, no date, poured into a pint glass. Thanks to dlello2 for this beer!

A- Pours a brown color with ruby highlights, capped with a big inch-high, cake-like head that leaves lacing all over the place, gets bumped up to a 4.5 just for the awesome head.

S- Faint smell of hazelnut and sweet caramel malt.

T- Hazelnut, some coffee, toffee and bready malt, fruity sweetness, hops are mild and a bit spicy, it's definitely an almost-British style brown ale, very malt forward.

M- Light-bodied, carbonation is on the low side, creamy feel.

O- A pretty tasty brown ale, it's very cool to see such a good craft beer coming from Kansas, definitely give this one a try.

Photo of Cramerican
3.5/5  rDev -2%

Photo of zhanson88
3.05/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: Pours a deep clear copper color with about 3/4" of off-white head. Decent retention and lacing. Definitely light in color as well as body for a brown ale.

Smell: Nutty smell. Not getting a lot else out of this, but a nice smell of hazelnuts.

Taste: Again, a strong hazelnut flavor, along with a light hint of coffee. Not much in the way of hops, at all.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Light bodied with medium carbonation. Fairly smooth drinking. Overall, this is a pretty average brown ale that has some drinkability. Probably not something I'd come back to with other options available.

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -16%

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

Pours chestnut brown with bronze highlights. Head is a dense off-white mass that slowly thins to a thin sheen.

Aroma is bready malt with plenty of caramel and toffee, along with a touch of spicy phenolic dark fruit.

Taste is initially toasted bready malt with a nice bit of burnt caramel and toffee. Dark fruit and chocolate notes make an appearance. The flavor is much stronger than the nose lead me to expect. Finishes with an earthy nutty bitterness and a dry woody quality.

Mouthfeel is a chewy medium-full.

Overall a flavorful malty session ale.

Photo of theaudist
3.55/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a pint can into an imperial pint glass.

Smells like cut grass, earth, caramel malt, and chocolate. Taste is sweet and slightly cloying, but not overly so. A real solid brown ale with good mouthfeel, poor/no head retention, and strong malty backbone.

If you love american brown ales, you'll dig this. Personally, I'd rather a Good People Brown, but this is definitely worth a try.

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3/5  rDev -16%

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3.5/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev +12%

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Tallgrass Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company
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