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Wild Plum Farmhouse Ale - Tallgrass Brewing Company

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Wild Plum Farmhouse AleWild Plum Farmhouse Ale

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94 Ratings
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Ratings: 94
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GuinnessSmurf on 07-12-2013)
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mfl620ks

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +32.7%

09-25-2013 02:42:29 | More by mfl620ks
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Cooper

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

09-22-2013 23:00:39 | More by Cooper
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.21/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a Duvel tulip glass. Can says drink by 12/04/13.

Appearance: Pours a very hazy yellowish golden orange with a lot of bubbles. Huge five finger white head that takes up most of the glass and slowly fades into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A yeasty and wheat driven aroma with good hints of fruit and spice. Upfront Belgian yeast with farmhouse funk and hints of clove, white pepper, and coriander spicing. Pale malt with hints of wheat, grains, straw, hay, and cracker. Juicy fruit hints of pear, apple, banana, and white grape. Citrus fruit hints of orange, pineapple, and lemon zest. Noticeable hints of the plums along with a little prune and raisin. Slight hints of candied sugar. Some subtle earthy hops as well. A very good aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints at, a yeasty saison taste with good notes of fruits and spices. Big taste of Belgian yeast upfront with farmhouse funk and spice notes of clove, white peppers, and coriander. Big taste of juicy fruits with notes of apple, pear, banana, and white grapes. Also some citrus fruit notes of orange, lemon zest, and pineapple. Bready pale malt with notes of grains, wheat, straw, hay, and crackers. Taste of dark fruits come through with good notes of plum and some raisin and prune. A little candied sugar adds some sweetness. A very nice fruity saison taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Juicy, spicy, and nicely prickly and smooth.

Overall: A very good twist on a Saison. Good yeast, fruit, and spice presence with a nice added kick of plum.

Serving type: can

10-24-2013 07:37:38 | More by MattyG85
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MetricOcean

Minnesota

4.15/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very effervescent mouthfeel leads the way with Tallgrass Brewing's Wild Plum, with Belgian spices and subtle sour plums following close behind. The result is a wonderfully balanced farmhouse ale. Black pepper, dark cherries, tart plum, wheat. The addition of fruity flavors lend themselves an autumnal harvest twist to what would normally be a great summer beer, making it still seasonally appropriate. Cheers! 81/100

Serving type: can

09-26-2013 23:03:05 | More by MetricOcean
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bsp77

Minnesota

4.14/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from can into Tulip.

Appearance: Coppery, hazy gold with nice persistent head.

Smell: Banana, fleshy fruit and light clove. Typical Saison aroma but it lingers better than many.

Taste: Initially tastes like a standard Saison as well, with banana, clove, various ripe fruits, and a light spiciness. Then it has a long, tart, plum-like finish.

Feel: Relatively light body with ample carbonation. Very dry and tart finish.

Overall: The addition of the plum was brilliant, as the tart finish it imparts really elevates this above many Saisons. Tallgrass is really on a role now. While their early beers were simply decent, recent additions such as this, 8-Bit and especially Ethos really showcase their skill.

Serving type: can

07-22-2013 03:22:21 | More by bsp77
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mjryan

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Saison/Farmhouse ale. A style that is anything but a style. That's not to say anything goes when it comes to brewing the things, but there certainly is a lot of wiggle room. Tallgrass really nailed this one. Pale orange and hazy. Very aromatic without relying on just hops, or just malt or just yeast even. All three mingle well to give this beer it's wonderful bouquet. Extremely well attenuated, but not thin. Nothing worse than a sweet Saison. Snappy bitter finish. Very refreshing. Wild plums in this one. I don't notice them at all, but I'm sure I would notice if they weren't there. Crazy good beer.

Serving type: can

07-25-2013 20:37:13 | More by mjryan
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nickapalooza86

Wisconsin

4.09/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Grabbed this on clearance for 2.99 for a 4 pack! Expired by a month, but with a Saison I think that is plenty fine... But it is a month pass the brewers recommendation so I just wanted to write this before the review

Pours a hazy yellow with 2 fingers of white head, tons of lacing

Smell is lemon, hay, Belgian yeast spice, green apple, tartness, a bit of a musty bread

Taste is tart lemon, green apple, barnyard funk, Belgian spice, light sourness funk to it, lime, bready, wheat and a bit of spice.

Mouthfeel is very light, and extremely carbonated... Might be the biggest flaw is that even for a Saison it is a little overly carbonated.

Well, I certainly can not tell it is "expired"! I am going back to the store and grabbing a case at this price, should be plenty fine for the summer! Tallgrass does good stuff and this is no exception, hope someone else did not buy all this!

Perhaps the reason for the short date is that the plum would fade, which if it ever was there is gone. I tasted no plum and frankly I do not care because it is just a well done Saison

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 03:25:40 | More by nickapalooza86
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +11.7%

07-26-2013 11:57:07 | More by sgttibbs
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TheMrFarnham

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +11.7%

09-17-2013 00:18:54 | More by TheMrFarnham
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +11.7%

08-03-2013 20:09:16 | More by jaydoc
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jklecko2

Missouri

4/5  rDev +11.7%

07-22-2013 16:40:25 | More by jklecko2
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zeff80

Missouri

4/5  rDev +11.7%

08-19-2013 00:15:53 | More by zeff80
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Bsetz

Missouri

4/5  rDev +11.7%

09-09-2013 01:15:01 | More by Bsetz
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eawolff99

Colorado

4/5  rDev +11.7%

09-08-2013 14:49:33 | More by eawolff99
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marct

Nevada

4/5  rDev +11.7%

08-25-2013 17:17:49 | More by marct
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qksilverrs

Washington

4/5  rDev +11.7%

07-03-2014 20:00:21 | More by qksilverrs
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dubmax

Kansas

4/5  rDev +11.7%

08-02-2013 17:25:06 | More by dubmax
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GuinnessSmurf

Missouri

3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a very light yellow colored beer with a fair amount of body carbonation. A very thin scrim of white head tops the glass. There are lots of familiar Saison elements in the nose: a hint of sourness, a play on lemon and yeast, a bit of black pepper and coriander. But nothing distinctively plum scented.

The beer entertains more like a mild sour (beginners sour). You get quite a bit of tangy fruit, wheat biscuit, and pretzel yeast at first. This trails off into a very faint but enjoyable plum flavor, leaning more toward the bitter skin.

I am typically skeptical of fruit beers, but this is subtle combination and very well executed.

Serving type: can

07-12-2013 23:31:58 | More by GuinnessSmurf
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morimech

Minnesota

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

Pours a cloudy golden color with a massive head that is slow to settle to a thick cap. Quite a bit of sticky lacing is left down the glass.

Pleasant fruity aroma by wheat and yeast phenols. There is a lot going on. Pick up notes of pears and apples. As the beer warms more of the spicy phenols come out. Cannot say that I can actually smell any plums.

A little too much phenols is the flavor. Something most American saisons suffer from. Nice fruity flavor with light tartness of pale fruits like grapes and pears. Maybe some plums. Finishes with the yeast phenols.

Light body and pleasantly carbonated.

A nice, easy drinking beer.

Serving type: can

10-26-2013 18:19:32 | More by morimech
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

3.76/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a balloon glass.

Look: Golden copper. White head with decent film, lots of crazy lacing.

Aroma: Yeasty, floral, and fruity. Some tart.

Taste: Starts out dry and yeasty. Opens up to more tart fruitiness. Dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Carbonated and dry.

Overall: Probably won't finish the 4 pack. But was glad I tried it, not a bad experience.

Serving type: can

07-20-2013 00:37:30 | More by JuicesFlowing
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thank you SammyJaxxxx for this can.

A - Pours a light to straw yellow color with copious amounts of carbonation and a massive white, rocky head.

S - The aroma is dry, grassy, slightly musty, barnyard funk, spicy, and a little yeasty.

T - A little bit of plumb but predominantly spicy, lemon grass, funk, musty, pears, and finishes with some plums and musty funk. Comparatively speaking, there is some sugary presence on the finish.

M - Light medium body with sprightly, gentle carbonation of the tongue, and a bone dry finish.

O - Crisp and refreshing.

Serving type: can

09-26-2013 00:41:31 | More by jzeilinger
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deebo

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

08-17-2013 23:12:11 | More by deebo
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jtladner

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

12-10-2013 22:20:32 | More by jtladner
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optimator705

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

10-18-2013 23:44:29 | More by optimator705
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

09-08-2013 00:12:39 | More by JamesStreet
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Wild Plum Farmhouse Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.