Wild Plum Farmhouse Ale - Tallgrass Brewing Company
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2.8/5 rDev -21.6%
I chilled my brightly colored can this weekend and cracked it open just before dinner. The beer smelled like a beer. Nothing special really popped out at me – maybe a little citrus twang. Poured into my glass, it was very heady and a nice light amber color with a fairly clear body. It still didn’t really smell much like anything more than a beer.
Both pro and retronasal, there wasn’t a lot of pop to a plum flavor, which when the beer advertises itself as a Wild Plum beer made with Fresh Picked Wild Plums… I kind of expect that plum flavor somewhere. I don’t know if it just got lost in the stronger yeast flavors of the beer, but I really couldn’t pick up any lick of plum. Maybe if I thought really hard about at the end. Maybe if I pictured a plum mentally while drinking it.
Overall, I wasn’t very impressed with this beer and I probably wouldn’t try it again. I would probably try it on tap if I were to ever find it, since I think that might be the only thing to make that distinct stone fruit flavor pop out.
I didn’t dislike it, I just didn’t like it. I’d pick it over a non-craft beer any day, but I was really hoping for more of that sweet, juicy plum on my tongue.
10-30-2013 16:22:14 | More by pourmeadrink
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
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
3.58/5 rDev +0.3%
16 oz can into a chalice
Ap- pours a light amber color that is prety hazy with a 1/2 inch head that recedes quickly.
Ar- earthy yeast, grass, clove, spices, hay
T- has that Belgian yeast profile that is earthy, a bit spicy, with some cloves. Finishes dry, crisp, tart and a bit sour. No real plum notes.
M- dry, light bodied, excellent carbonation
O- meh, decent but not great. I don't really get where the plums are, tastes like a normal saison to me.
10-17-2013 01:32:40 | More by BeerNutz324
3.61/5 rDev +1.1%
Fantastic Belgian smell right out of the can, typical tart saison flavor with a crisp, dry finish. Tastes like it's got more alcohol than it actually does. Plums are well back in the flavor profile — if it didn't say plum on the can, you probably wouldn't know. Nice color, nice head, but more carbonated than I'd like for a summer refresher.
It's is not really my style, so while I thought this was about as good as any saison I've had, take that for what it's worth from a non-saison fan. I'm a big Tallgrass fan however — love the chances they're willing to take, and I'll buy their next saison too.
10-12-2013 02:35:48 | More by ThreeFloyds
3.74/5 rDev +4.8%
16 oz can purchased at HyVee in Cedar Rapids, Missouri. The pour is a pale hazy yellow with a billowy 3 inch inch rocky head. The aroma is esthery with a touch of straw. The plum is not real clear. (But plum does not have a strong distinct odor to start with.) Initial flavor is a fruity tartness, accentuated by the high carbonation. Taste settles into a mildly sweet and dry finish. Clean. Lively mouthfeel. Light body. A terrific beer.
10-11-2013 13:47:46 | More by chickenflea
4.15/5 rDev +16.2%
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
09-26-2013 23:03:05 | More by MetricOcean
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
Wild Plum Farmhouse Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.