Wild Plum Farmhouse Ale - Tallgrass Brewing Company
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3.66/5 rDev +2.5%
Pours a hazed amber/pear with a thumb of ivory head. Great lacing & good head retention
S: Over-ripe plums, pears, grassy & hay notes, some serious & rot/sweetness coming through
T: Pear skins, some plum jammyness, grassiness & mustiness up front. White grapes, more rot, a touch of white pepper & light plummyness as this warms. Finishes, dry, jammy, & a bit grassy
MF: Medium bodied, light carbonation
Not my thing, works on a simple level, fairly drinkable, but not a 4 pack I'll be buying again. Sort of an odd duck. Love me some tallgrass, as long as they keeping experimenting, I'll keep buying, they can't all be gems....
09-07-2013 04:03:10 | More by russpowell
3.5/5 rDev -2%
A-Hazy golden colored wikth a big inch and a half pillowy white head
S-Got some barnyard and horse blanket to it...musty...spoiled sourness (in a good way I guess from the yeast)
T-Spicy...black pepper....along with a tartness I'd identify as perhaps coming from the plum (I do not taste plum as a flavor though)....a bity of lemony fruitiness as well.
M-High carbonation....lighter side of medium bodied....good quencher....
O-I'm not big into these kinds of beers but I think for the style this is a solid beer and a good thirst quencher type summer beer.
08-06-2013 04:29:51 | More by ZAP
3.65/5 rDev +2.2%
Pours a hazy orange color, with a foamy two fingers, okay lacing. The aroma is someone musky, with bread and slight fruitiness, orange and yeast. Taste is more fruity, with some banana yeast, mild earthiness. Body is medium, mild crispness, slick, medium carbonation. Drinks easy, naturally.
It's good, more yeasty than earthy, but the plum adds a nice touch.
08-02-2013 22:25:39 | More by EgadBananas
3.78/5 rDev +5.9%
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.
10-26-2013 18:19:32 | More by morimech
3.76/5 rDev +5.3%
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.
09-26-2013 00:41:31 | More by jzeilinger
4.21/5 rDev +17.9%
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.
10-24-2013 07:37:38 | More by MattyG85
3.5/5 rDev -2%
16oz tallboy generously extra'd to me by Sam C, poured into an unlabeled snifter today, 9/2/2013.
Pours a hazy golden straw coloured body with a helluva thick white head that explodes in frothiness.. had to wait a few minutes for things to settle down before I could resume pouring. Spotty lacing, but the collar is über thick and bubbly. Looks like a sexy saison.
Smells basically like spices, cloves, and a little bit of mellow banana. In other words, smells like a typical saison. Don't get too much sweetness here that I would expect from a beer made with plums.
On the other hand, the taste of this beer is definitely sweeter than a typical yeasty saison. The yeast is certainly a major contributor to the flavour profile but there is a light underlying fruity sweetness that is probably best attributed to the plums. Not super complex but pretty tasty and easy on the palate.
Medium bodied brew that is very well carbonated and refreshing. Went very well paired with a salad lunch. Aftertaste is mostly the spices and bananas with clove, aka the yeastiness.
Nothing much to write home about. Refreshing and easy to drink saison, not out of ordinary for the brewing style.
09-02-2013 20:20:33 | More by Stevedore
4.14/5 rDev +16%
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.
07-22-2013 03:22:21 | More by bsp77
3.59/5 rDev +0.6%
A clean golden yellow pour with about 4 fingers of fluffy white head. Tons of visible carbonation.
Smells of plums, dark fruit.. Almost smells like a dark Belgian ale. Nice peppery yeast scent, lemongrass. Definitely a unique aroma on this one.
Flavor is sugary sweet malts, candi sugar maybe? Subtle fruitiness (dark fruits), very yeast forward.. A pretty basic tasting beer but very well done.
A bit over carbonated, light in body.. Jut a little hard to drink with excessive amounts of head and carbonation bubbles.
Nothing mindblowing here, but definitely a nice offering from tallgrass.
09-16-2013 22:07:08 | More by facundoCNB
Wild Plum Farmhouse Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company
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