Tallgrass Wheat | Tallgrass Brewing Company

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Tallgrass WheatTallgrass Wheat

Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company
Kansas, United States

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Goliath on 08-07-2008

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 16 |  Reviews: 12
Reviews by wardough:
Photo of wardough
4.13/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to BWatson for bringing this up to Madison! I've had this on tap, but I reviewed this one from a bottle.

A: Light gold in color. The yeast is providing the haze. There was definitely alot of yeast in the bottom of the bottle. Good sized head and head retention is good.
S: Some moderate sweetness, with some grain and some funk (good funk that is) from the yeast...cloves...light banana...a little orange. If there are hops, I didn't notice it.
T: Nice and sweet, with a zesty orange balance. Crisp finish. None of the spices are overpowering. I like this one.
M: Medium body. Very smooth and creamy.
D: This one is refreshing. Since it's low ABV (I think the keg said around 4%), it's very drinkable.

A great summer / session beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
3.65/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle.

Pale yellow color, perfectly clear and a thin but tight lacing on top. Sweet orange peel aroma with a dried grass malt backing. Smooth with a big pop of crispness. Delicate malt character opens up with a bready flavor that stay on the palate for a good while. Spicing is orangey and lingers pretty far into the clean grainy drying after taste.

Perhaps a hint of soapiness but the spicing never brings it to a level of affecting the drinkability. Good drinking.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of russpowell
3.44/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review based on notes

Pours a hazed straw color with 1 finger of eggshell colored head. Below average head retention & lacing

S: White pepper & grapeskins

T: White grape, white pepper & juicy fruit gum up front. Grainyness & coriander as this warms, plus pears & lemons. Finishes crisp with more coriander & white pepper

MF: Medium bodied lively carbonation

Drinks alright, something is lacking here, but an alright entry-level wit

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Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Ragingbull
3.65/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale gold color and a cloudy appearance. Light lacing on the surface after being poured into a pint glass. Nose that is reminiscent of melted snow and with some mild spices. Some sweet orange notes in the nose as well. Sweet attack on the palate with mild spices. There is a flavor that appears to be orange zest. The mouthfeel is thick for a wheat beer and it would appear this "syrupy" consistency lends to the sweetness in the flavor. I would definitely describe the flavor as sweet, but it is still enjoyable. It is a very drinkable beer for something with so much going on. The finish is a bit sharp and is consistent with many other wheat beers.

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Photo of mdquigley
4.02/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Local Brew!!! Brewed right here in Manhattan, Kansas. Just moved here a month ago, I hope this is good...

Poured from a bottle into a 16oz pint glass.

Sight: Pale straw-ish yellow. Head was white and 1/2 inch, soon reduced to a slight covering of foam, can't really call it a head. Cloudy brew, can't see through it.

Smell: Slightly spicy, smells clean and refreshing.

Taste: I definitely taste the coriander and orange peel. I also taste a little lemon. Great wheat finish, but I'd like it to be more flavorful.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, but not a "pushover" beer. It has substance.

Drinkability: Not sure the alcohol content, but it has to be 5% or less. It's a refreshing and highly drinkable brew. I'll be drinking this often at the local bars. This is a well-done wheat beer.

Overall: For those of you familiar with Boulevard's Wheat (I used to live in KC) this beer is superior. The body is lighter, but it's flavor is wonderful.

If you are going to brew a wheat beer, it helps to live in Kansas.

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Photo of Groenebeor
3.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

S; Bottle poured into a wheat beer glass.

A: So cloudy - clunks of yeast just stuck in the beer even after shaking. So weird.

S: Smells of cloves and banana.

T: Tastes not so bad. Not too malty, too much banana.

M: Too watery for a hefe.

D: A session beer for sure.

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Photo of Hellpop65
3/5  rDev -14%

Photo of zeff80
3.62/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a very cloudy, straw yellow color with a fizzy, white, one-finger head. It left small trails of lace.

S - It smelled of lemon, citrus, and clove. There was a subte yeasty aroma, too.

T - Good blend of wheat flavor with lemon, citrus and clove elements. A nice sweet beer.

M - It was crisp and smooth. A very light-bodied beer.

D - This is a pretty good wit. I've been impressed with both Tallgrass brews.

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Photo of srandycarter
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - Lightest of straw. White 1 inch head leave to ring. Sudsy lacing.

S - Second barny beer I have tried tonight. Barnyard and lemon.

T- Lemony wheat.

M - Light bodied, plenty of carb.

D - The taste and smell seem just a little 'off'. It might be me and my general lack of interest in Wheats, but I have rated others higher.

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Photo of Goliath
3.03/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a very cloudy pale orange/yellow color with a large slightly yellowed head. Decent retention but no lacing.

Aroma is ok. Definitely your traditional orange peel and corriander, but it's really taking on some band aid qualities. Perhaps a little banana as well.

Taste is...different. Citrus and spice are available, but some very odd flavors are in there as well. That band aid taste is there, a muddled banana, and a seemingly stale malting. Not my favorite wit by any stretch.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and lightly carbonated.

Drinkability is moderate to low. Alcohol is presumeably low, but flavor just wasn't quite there. I could live without this one.

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Photo of msubulldog25
3.6/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

From a 12 oz. bottle to a pint glass at the end of the work day...thanks to travlnlt for a first taste from the Sunflower State.

Label mentions a "unique blend of cracked coriander, CuraƧao orange peel and natural spice...Belgian brewer's yeast...wheat and oats".

A: Milky golden wheat, the haze could pass muster against many Belgians of the style. A fast-moving flurry of carbonation rises to a sizable head - nearly 2-fingers of snow white cream - that dwindles but never melts away entirely. Not much lace, some dabs and speckles cling tenuously.

S: Sweet fragrance of honey and flowers, coriander/spice and a mild lemon zest. Quite strong, an aroma that makes its presence known from 2 or 3 feet away.

T: Spiced wheat, light and bready, almost cracker-like dryness. Ample spice from other sources, too: orange rind is present, clove-y coriander, an ashy pepper, a bit of a mineral twang to the finish. Still, some honey sweetness holds fast.

M: A weak point, rather thin/watery and duller carbonation than anticipated from studying the appearance. Wheat/oat combo gives a smoothness, but also a kind of slick viscosity that's not particularly nice. Could be crisper and fuller in body to score higher for me.

D: A respectable witbier, not overly remarkable but a solid call. Was fun to give it a try and it's one I'd drink again. Seems like it'd be a refreshing summer option on a hot day in the Midwest. Thanks again, Josh.

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Photo of Zadok
3.57/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hazy straw golden with no head nor lacing.

Aroma of coriander and mild citrus and also a very light yeast quality present.

Nice bready yeast flavor with a watered down citrus aspect.

Light and smooth, low carbonation.

Definitely nothing mind blowing but a decent summer wheat beer. Has a nice light session beer quality.

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Photo of CHSLBrew
2.6/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A-Light straw colored beer, cloudy with yeast. Initially thick not-quite-white head quickly decreased to nearly nothing. Decent lacing.

S-Spicy and cloves. Some unpleasant phenols. A bit of mildly citrus aromas.

T-Initial sweet wheatness with clovey/spicy flavors, quickly faded to minimal flavor. Tastes dissipate too quickly to minimal, bland aftertaste. Can pick up subtley the coriander/orange peel combo. Almost a bit of subtle sourness at the end of the taste.

M-Medium-high to high carbonation, feels very lively off the sip, but it then fades to an almost flat and bland feeling in my mouth.

D-Moderately low drinkability. Not a beer that I'll be looking for in the future.

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Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev +14.6%

Tallgrass Wheat from Tallgrass Brewing Company
3.49 out of 5 based on 16 ratings.
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