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Tallulah - Speakeasy Ales & Lagers

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51 Ratings
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Ratings: 51
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Speakeasy Ales & Lagers visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
Small Beer made with second runnings from Old Godfather Barleywine

(Beer added by: illidurit on 07-13-2009)
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ambruns1979

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-17-2014 02:32:19 | More by ambruns1979
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4.23/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Translucent golden/amber color with a fluffy white head.

S: Nose is mostly orange, with some grapefruit peel and lemon peel.

T: Orange, lemon, some malt and some grapefruit, not very complex, but very tasty.

M: Medium-light bodied and smooth.

O: Really good pale ale. Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2014 22:30:45 | More by BierJager89
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4.28/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Light brown. Minimal head.

Judging by the smell, I expected to get blown away by the hops. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised by the taste. Fruity and light. Tastes like oranges or kiwi. Extremely smooth finish. The fruit flavor covers up any boozy taste. I was very impressed. It lacks true depth as far as taste is concerned but I would still consider it a great beer.

I would absolutely recommend this to a friend.

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10-21-2013 06:08:03 | More by Ryan_Graham
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StonedTrippin

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

these are the types of beers I can really slam on. I mean, juicy fruity hops, stronger in aroma and flavor than a light American malt body and excellent carbonation at a very affordable price? this totally works for me. the hops are a little tropical, melon and pineapple come to mind, thirst quenching as anything, spritzer feeling on the palate, rejuvenating in some way. its a little sweet, its only real downside, but the hops are interesting and enjoyable, well staying in good enough balance not to be too aggressive or bitter. lots of flavor for a little beer, something I could drink nearly a 12er of on a hot day probably. slugs back super easy, and cleans the palate well enough. my third or fourth beer from speakeasy now, and they keep getting better. I need to keep exploring their lineup, new to Colorado markets.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 22:06:21 | More by StonedTrippin
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a hazy gold, two finger of fluffy thick head, good lacing.
S - Aroma is very nice, dank hops, some light tropical notes, grassy, biscuit malt.
T - Taste is watery, some light peppery hops, a little orange juice, diacetyl.
M - Kinda thin, that diacetyl is lingering.
O - Started out good, but taste and feel isnt right.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2013 00:20:33 | More by Omnium
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

4.45/5  rDev +24%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I have been a fan of Speakeasy Ales & Lagers for a while and when I was headed to visit The Old Lady in Denver, she wanted to go to a release party dressed as Prohibition-era people. It got delayed when licensing got held up, but I found it amusing that we have had Speakeasy in PA for a while and it was new to CO. I also find it ironic that both Speakeasy and 21st Amendment are in S.F.

From the bottle: "Legit since 1997"; "Limited Release"; "Hand Crafted"; "A Show-Stopper"; "Tallulah mesmerizes with tropical fruit aroma and a radiant golden glow. This show-stopper is dry-hopped with Calypso and El Dorado hops and will leave you begging for and encore."; "Independently owned and operated".

I have no idea why they named this beer as such. Tallulah Bankhead was not really a star during the Roaring '20's, I also do not think that this is the second runnings of a barleywine, as the notes seem to indicate. I do think that it poured nicely, creating a dense finger of thick, tawny head with good retention. Color was, as advertised, a deep golden yellow (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity and once again, King Midas, Croesus and Mammon were fighting for a sip. Nose was also as advertised, a soft fruity smell, like mango, banana and tangerine along with a bready maltiness. Mouthfeel was likewise soft, almost viscous, with a flavor of mango, tangerine and pineapple on the tongue. I swear I have been tasting pineapple a lot lately and either I am crazy or these hops are being used regularly. Finish was semi-dry and very fruity with a lingering mild bitterness. This also created an unexpected amount of lacing.in the glass. Definitely worth a try!

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2013 23:20:25 | More by woodychandler
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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falconxman

Illinois

3/5  rDev -16.4%

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Tallulah from Speakeasy Ales & Lagers
82 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.