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Tallgrass Ale - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
81
good

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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I2uss

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

04-15-2012 01:01:39 | More by I2uss
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Cooper

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

04-14-2012 02:07:30 | More by Cooper
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Serving type: can

03-21-2012 07:34:42 | More by jimmah120
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Spicer


4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

03-21-2012 03:36:30 | More by Spicer
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corbs

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-18-2012 23:23:00 | More by corbs
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doucmehu

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-15-2012 02:13:24 | More by doucmehu
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htomsirveaux

Texas

3.28/5  rDev -8.4%
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.

Serving type: can

03-14-2012 03:59:55 | More by htomsirveaux
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BeerHaf

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

03-03-2012 23:43:31 | More by BeerHaf
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KansasBeerLover

Kansas

4/5  rDev +11.7%

02-26-2012 02:21:59 | More by KansasBeerLover
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sportsdrenched


4/5  rDev +11.7%

02-25-2012 21:53:13 | More by sportsdrenched
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
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!

Serving type: can

02-19-2012 20:03:07 | More by StaveHooks
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WillCarrera

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: can

02-18-2012 05:43:40 | More by WillCarrera
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Cramerican

North Dakota

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

02-15-2012 04:48:37 | More by Cramerican
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zhanson88

California

3.05/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

Serving type: can

02-05-2012 03:57:35 | More by zhanson88
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3/5  rDev -16.2%

01-26-2012 06:45:17 | More by Whiskeydeez
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Blakaeris

Iowa

3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

Serving type: can

01-22-2012 18:46:41 | More by Blakaeris
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theaudist

Alabama

3.6/5  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.

Serving type: can

01-20-2012 04:33:45 | More by theaudist
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vobr0002

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -16.2%

01-18-2012 21:06:15 | More by vobr0002
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Coplains

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-13-2012 02:47:31 | More by Coplains
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Kahlerbock

Kansas

4/5  rDev +11.7%

01-09-2012 19:21:17 | More by Kahlerbock
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arc3636

Kansas

4/5  rDev +11.7%

01-08-2012 04:41:21 | More by arc3636
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UnkleFester

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

01-06-2012 17:35:34 | More by UnkleFester
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1fastz28

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at a small bar in ST. Louis, has a deep reddish amber too it and not much of a head on tap. Smells of biscuity roasted malt , barely any hops if any at all are present. Tastes pretty decent, has a mild flavor all around, nothing really jumps out on it but it isn't bad. Mouthfeel is a tad weak but overall it is a decent beer.

Serving type: on-tap

01-05-2012 01:04:00 | More by 1fastz28
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +11.7%

01-01-2012 23:50:12 | More by Bdel34
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Grebdioz

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

12-28-2011 02:48:23 | More by Grebdioz
Tallgrass Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.