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Tallgrass Pub Ale - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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110 Ratings
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Ratings: 110
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 13.06%
Wants: 12
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
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Tallgrass Brewing Company visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
English Pale Mild Ale |  4.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Jason on 05-20-2013

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Ratings: 110 | Reviews: 16
Photo of BeerWithMike
4.52/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampling right now on 5/1/15, Comes in a 16 ounce can only and usually in a 4-pack. Can chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a "URTHEL" .33L tulip glass.

This 'English Pale Mild Ale' (? Doesn't look and taste like it) style brew pours a deep mahogany, almost pitch black in color with a good 1-2-finger foamy beige head that lasts a good while. A decent amount of lacing is seen when sipped but faded quickly. The aroma is of toasted bread, roasted grains and malt. Pretty much is said for the taste. Very smooth with no harsh or bitter aftertaste at all! A very tasty creamy brew! Lighter+ to medium bodied with perfect carbonation. Really liked this one!

Photo of Scott-craft
4.52/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Maybe personal preference, but I really like this if I'm going to drink 4 or more beers at a time. It takes the place of a miller lite

Photo of msromberg
2.95/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Very drinkable. Fresh & actually somewhat crisp, but with a nice yeasty flavor. Would be a nice summer beer

Photo of VonZipper
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

thanks rob.

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.53/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: A deep ruby-brown body under a foamy mocha colored head. Light foamy lacing appears in little worm-like shapes on the glass.

Aroma: Faint chocolate and lots of toasted grains, toasted bread, and malts.

Taste: Much like the aroma, a chocolatey malt-driven experience occurs and is exclamated with toasted malts and grains. Very clean and smooth.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium, creamy, smooth.

Overall: Probably one of my favorite Tallgrass beers. So tasty and drinkable.

Photo of Phocion
1.7/5  rDev -52.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

16 oz. can poured into an Imperial nonic. Dark copper with a relatively large and retentive beige head. Thin but noticeable lacing.

Aroma is very malt-forward. Toffee, biscuit, and a shitton of diacetyl, which unlike many English styles, is not supposed to be found in a mild. Light coffee and a few fruity esters.

Toasty, nutty, and coffee flavors. Very buttery and butterscotchy. Sweet, syrupy finish combines with a mild, puckering astringency. This doesn't result in balance, just unpleasantness. The coffee flavors almost taste chalky.

Mouthfeel is thin but way overcarbonated for the style. Astringent.

I rarely say this, but this beer is just plain bad. Really bad. Totally cloying and a diacetyl-bomb. Horrible on its own and especially horrible rated to style. Drain pour.

Photo of sphmiel
3.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Looking for a traditional English style mild ale. Dark brown body, white head, thin lacing. Malty aroma, minimal hops. Caramel and biscuit taste, low carbonation with thin mouthfeel. Sweet lingering aftertaste.
Reminiscent of traditional pub ales.
Overall, a solid malty session ale.

Photo of Franziskaner
3.64/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Deep brown in color with a half inch tightly knit beige head. Light Brussels lacing. Aroma of dark,biscuity malt is what I'm getting from the nose. The taste is caramel and light chocolate and is delicately done. There's a gentle bitterness from the darker malt at the back of the palate. The mouth is dry and creamy,very much a sessionable beer.

Photo of paladinjoe
3.39/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I would classify this as a transitional beer for those of you who are trying to go from the miller/coors junk to higher quality craft beers. It has more flavor than those, and can open your pallet to bigger and better things in the future.

This beer is what it is, a Pub Ale, a pretty basic English type of Ale that you get on tap at a pub, where they can sell a lot of it, being the ABV is low, and the overall body of this beer is thin in the craft beer family. Not a bad beer by any means, years ago I would have loved this, but becoming more of a hop head Pale Ale/IPA type, this one just is too thin for me now.

Photo of tone77
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Woodychandler, a couple of reviews below this one, has it wrong. I recieved this beer from him in one of his beautiful packages. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a bronze color with a 1 inch head. Smell is a bit malty, biscuity. Taste is nutty, a good bit of malts, a touch of toffee, just a bit unusual. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a different and enjoyable beer.

Photo of tempest
3.77/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a can from the Ale Jail in St. Paul. It's always a pleasant surprise to find another session beer on the shelf, and I'm always a fan of milds. As it should be, it's malty beer. It's a touch heavier than I'd expect, but doesn't feel too filling. It's a sweet mild, with a sugar cookie, English biscuit and a bit of toffee. There's a smooth fruity undertone and really no hops to speak of.

Photo of woodychandler
4.26/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I am actually not certain from where this CAN came. I think that tone77 dropped it off in his latest batch for me, but it seems odd that he did not review it himself. I would be highly flattered to think that he only got one CAN and passed it on to me. The CANQuest (TM) forges ahead!

From the CAN: "The original Pub Ale from Tallgrass"; "Original 2007 Formula"; "Just ask for a Tallgrass!"; "A fine Brown Ale with mild and rich flavors to win friends and influence enemies."

The Crack and inverted Glug went smoothly, right up until it started creating a massive head above a pseudo-cascading action and I was forced to back off. Color was a deep-copper with NE-quality clarity (SRM = ~ 34). Settling, I had two fingers of dense, foamy, light-tan head, like the top of a mocha shake. Nose was syrupy sweet and slightly buttery. I felt as though I were sitting down to pancakes. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was, well, mild. Not too sweet, not at all bitter, and with just enough diacetyl that even I could discern it (and usually, I CANnot). Given the style's descriptor(s) on this site, I would say that they nailed it. Finish was semi-sweet, not over the top in terms of its sweetness in any way. This, combined with its relatively low ABV, made for a nice nightcap. I am going to retire for the day after I finish. I guess that if you are looking for a sessionable beer, you could do way worse than some of these.

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.27/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pub Ale poured a darkish amber color with a nice large lacing head. There is a very mellow aroma with subtle roasted malt notes, and toffee notes. The taste is also very mellow and light. With some roasted malt notes, and toffee flavors. Light flavors, but nice either wise. Overall its a nice flavored lighter beer.

Photo of drpimento
3.99/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I like this beer! Poured a bit cold out of the can, but with a large, fluffy, frothy, foamy, light tan head that soon settles to a light cover and some lace. Color is a clear mahogany with some bubble trails. Aroma is a fresh malt, molasses, grain, hop. Flavor's like nose and light with a touch of bitter at the end. Body is odd as it's good on one hand, yet a bit thin too. Carbonation is good. Finish is like flavor, has bitter going to sweet, and has some length. Pretty good drinking stuff all in all.

Photo of brewskifan55
3.78/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the can into a tulip glass

A: Chocolate brown with a tan one finger head that lingers. Frothy lacing.

S: Subtle chocolate and malts.

T: Smooth and sweet with chocolate and toffee notes. A nice coffee finish. Low hops and no bitterness.

M: Medium with frothy carbonation.

O: Very sessionable. Recommended. The malts remind me of a well-seasoned British pub.

Photo of russpowell
3.51/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Based on the original 2007 formula according to the can.. Listed as a brown, not a mild...

Pours cooper colored with a thumb of cream colored head. Average head retention & slightly better lacing

S: Faint fruittyness, leafy hops

T: Follows the nose, faint nuttyness also up front. Golden delicious apples, slight dryness & fairly faint caramel as this warms, some woody hops. Finsihes fruitty, with leafy hops & dryness/crispness

MF: Light bodied, soft carbonation

This does seem more like a mild than a brown to me, but could buy it as either. Easy to drink, but nothing too exciting here, doesn't really stack up against best examples of the style, which always shine in cask form. Not sure I would ever buy this again

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Tallgrass Pub Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.