Tallgrass Pub Ale | Tallgrass Brewing Company

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Tallgrass Pub AleTallgrass Pub Ale

Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company
Kansas, United States

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 05-20-2013

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Ratings: 177 |  Reviews: 30
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5/5  rDev +38.1%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
4.53/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a shaker pint glass.

Look: A deep ruby-brown body under a foamy mocha colored head. Light foamy lacing appears in little worm-like shapes on the glass.

Aroma: Faint chocolate and lots of toasted grains, toasted bread, and malts.

Taste: Much like the aroma, a chocolatey malt-driven experience occurs and is exclamated with toasted malts and grains. Very clean and smooth.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium, creamy, smooth.

Overall: Probably one of my favorite Tallgrass beers. So tasty and drinkable.

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Photo of Scott-craft
4.52/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Maybe personal preference, but I really like this if I'm going to drink 4 or more beers at a time. It takes the place of a miller lite

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.52/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampling right now on 5/1/15, Comes in a 16 ounce can only and usually in a 4-pack. Can chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a "URTHEL" .33L tulip glass.

This 'English Pale Mild Ale' (? Doesn't look and taste like it) style brew pours a deep mahogany, almost pitch black in color with a good 1-2-finger foamy beige head that lasts a good while. A decent amount of lacing is seen when sipped but faded quickly. The aroma is of toasted bread, roasted grains and malt. Pretty much is said for the taste. Very smooth with no harsh or bitter aftertaste at all! A very tasty creamy brew! Lighter+ to medium bodied with perfect carbonation. Really liked this one!

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.37/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jonnydass
4.36/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scott17Taylor
4.3/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of woodychandler
4.26/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I am actually not certain from where this CAN came. I think that tone77 dropped it off in his latest batch for me, but it seems odd that he did not review it himself. I would be highly flattered to think that he only got one CAN and passed it on to me. The CANQuest (TM) forges ahead!

From the CAN: "The original Pub Ale from Tallgrass"; "Original 2007 Formula"; "Just ask for a Tallgrass!"; "A fine Brown Ale with mild and rich flavors to win friends and influence enemies."

The Crack and inverted Glug went smoothly, right up until it started creating a massive head above a pseudo-cascading action and I was forced to back off. Color was a deep-copper with NE-quality clarity (SRM = ~ 34). Settling, I had two fingers of dense, foamy, light-tan head, like the top of a mocha shake. Nose was syrupy sweet and slightly buttery. I felt as though I were sitting down to pancakes. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was, well, mild. Not too sweet, not at all bitter, and with just enough diacetyl that even I could discern it (and usually, I CANnot). Given the style's descriptor(s) on this site, I would say that they nailed it. Finish was semi-sweet, not over the top in terms of its sweetness in any way. This, combined with its relatively low ABV, made for a nice nightcap. I am going to retire for the day after I finish. I guess that if you are looking for a sessionable beer, you could do way worse than some of these.

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of kinmundy77
4.23/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AGoodStout
4.23/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cdwil
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.07/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tallgrass' Pub Ale pours a brownie-copper color with a tight head of 2 fingers. The transparency gets more apparent towards the bottom of the glass, but for the most part it's a 100% opaque view.

Faint aromas of whole wheat loaf, syrup soaked malts, straw/grass, blueberry, and brown bread crusts.

Flavor is highly acidic and tasty, with delicious brown bread crusts, cashew, huge malt, vanilla, and a finish of mushy apple. Some bright coffee notes as well. It's like Newcastle on steroids with less sweetness and more robustness.

Feel is both semi-creamy and semi dry with a ton of carbonation, ending more dry than it started. I believe this is in true english form so, kudos.

Pub Ale is absolutely enjoyable. I'll be drinking it again, and I'll be looking for it in 6 packs or 4 packs or whatever it comes in. Just a shame it doesn't come in 12 packs.

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Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.06/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bear1964
4.04/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours brilliant dark amber to light brown under a cream colored 2” rocky foam cap that hugs the side of the glass.
S: Light caramel, faint biscuit, faint nuttiness.
T: Rich, complex malt flavors, treacle, with light cola in the background, finishes crisp and dry.
F: Creamy, soft in the mouth, medium to medium light body, medium low carbonation.
O: Tallgrass has pretty well nailed this style. Refreshing, satisfying and sessionable.

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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Tallgrass Pub Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.62 out of 5 with 177 ratings
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