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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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80
good

105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.53
pDev: 13.03%
Wants: 4
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: GuinnessSmurf on 07-12-2013

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3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of ThreeFloyds
3.61/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of chickenflea
3.74/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of CWhite
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of pjkelley82
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of MetricOcean
4.15/5  rDev +17.6%
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

Photo of jzeilinger
3.76/5  rDev +6.5%
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.

Photo of mfl620ks
4.75/5  rDev +34.6%

Photo of Cooper
4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of Rosquin
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of sparx1100
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of TheMrFarnham
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Dreamkilla15601
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of facundoCNB
3.59/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of ohyayitstrey
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Irishace9
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Bsetz
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of eawolff99
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Zachtheporter
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of einman
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of JamesStreet
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of russpowell
3.66/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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....

Photo of Stevedore
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of mothman
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of bump8628
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Wild Plum Farmhouse Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.