Wild Plum Farmhouse Ale - Tallgrass Brewing Company
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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
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%
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
3.43/5 rDev -3.9%
Appearance: Poured with a massive head of about three or four fingers which subsided but was present throughout. Sticky levels of lacing left behind with each drink. Above average active carbonation in the glass.
Smell: Light plums are on the front. The yeast presence is filled with spices, herbs, butter, dough, and leafy greens. Some sweet hoppy tones going on as well. The plums are present but play a supplementary role.
Taste: The plum sweetness and bright active yeast combine well on the front. There is a slightly artificial feeling on the body which leave an odd funk on the palate but it is nothing too distracting. The finish continues some of the earthy tones with some bright tropical fruit left behind.
Mouthfeel: Pretty easy going, buttery doughy feeling on the palate.
Overall: Probably a middle of the road saison. The plums are interesting but seem to get lost a little bit. I love a funky saison but this one is just a little artificial. I love what Tallgrass is doing though, keep it up.
09-01-2013 01:42:15 | More by KFBR392
Wild Plum Farmhouse Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company
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