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Tallgrass Pub AleTallgrass Pub Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tallgrass Brewing Company
Kansas, United States
tallgrassbeer.com

Style: English Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Jason on 05-20-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#35,775
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
177
pDev:
11.88%
Bros Score:
3.93
 
 
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Ratings: 177 |  Reviews: 30
Photo of Texasfan549
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaydoc
3.79/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

this was significantly less impressive than other beer i had from tallgrass. they call it a mild, but for me it seemed as much like an american amber as anything else. i got very little of an english ale yeast in this, instead a sweet rich red malt base, caramel centered with notes of dried berries on the perimeter. to be critical, its much too sweet and not nearly carbonated enough, thats what stood out for me as negatives, just a style of beer that rarely does much for me, and here does almost nothing. it could use more hops on the back end to balance out the malt sweetness, but it would also benefit from a more robust yeast profile, i really missed that here. still, its easy drinking enough and a great alternative to any macro beer that might be offered in its place. i love low alcohol beer lately, but this left a bit to be desired.

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Photo of kjkinsey
3.47/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a chestnut brown with a nice head that sticks and laces

Smell: Fruity, nutty and tea-like, with a brown bread character

Taste: Brown bread, up front, with a hint of toffee; fruity, nutty and tea-like elements develop, with a modest but earthy hop bill adding a little bitterness

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Not a style that I chase down very often, this is a nice, sessionable example

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Photo of zeff80
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.94/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of XmnwildX12
2.75/5  rDev -24%

Photo of russpowell
3.51/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Based on the original 2007 formula according to the can.. Listed as a brown, not a mild...

Pours cooper colored with a thumb of cream colored head. Average head retention & slightly better lacing

S: Faint fruittyness, leafy hops

T: Follows the nose, faint nuttyness also up front. Golden delicious apples, slight dryness & fairly faint caramel as this warms, some woody hops. Finsihes fruitty, with leafy hops & dryness/crispness

MF: Light bodied, soft carbonation

This does seem more like a mild than a brown to me, but could buy it as either. Easy to drink, but nothing too exciting here, doesn't really stack up against best examples of the style, which always shine in cask form. Not sure I would ever buy this again

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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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Photo of Jason
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz tallboy can, sample from the brewery.

Clear reddish brown, minimal lacing but it stays. Malty, grassy, bready nose. Crisp, smooth moderate sized body. For a smaller brew this has many layers of malt character, exactly what a Mild should have ... depth. Just a kiss of hops for balance though there is some highly toasted and perhaps a pinch of roasted malt in here to even things out. Semi-dry finish and very easy to knock back. Cheers to Tallgrass for this brew.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of 22Blue
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of a77cj7
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.57/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tallgrass Original 2007 Recipe Pub Ale, 1.046 Original Gravity, 12 IBU, Alc. 4.4% by Vol., Contains 1 pint. Brewed and canned by Tallgrass Brewing Company, Manhattan, Kansas, Established 2007.

Clear, copper/bronze coloring, beautiful, fresh off-white head, long-lasting, lace-leaving.

Aroma: clean, crisp malt, a little earthy, a little grainy.

taste: More clean and more crisp. Light bodied, soft, and easy-drinking. It's all about balance and malty smoothness. Tidy hop profile, matches and tempers the star of the show, the malts. Just right for a pub ale. Tasty stuff, downable, with no threat to one's attention. The very mark of a session ale.

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Photo of BeerOps
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tone77
3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Woodychandler, a couple of reviews below this one, has it wrong. I recieved this beer from him in one of his beautiful packages. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a bronze color with a 1 inch head. Smell is a bit malty, biscuity. Taste is nutty, a good bit of malts, a touch of toffee, just a bit unusual. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a different and enjoyable beer.

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Photo of tempest
3.77/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a can from the Ale Jail in St. Paul. It's always a pleasant surprise to find another session beer on the shelf, and I'm always a fan of milds. As it should be, it's malty beer. It's a touch heavier than I'd expect, but doesn't feel too filling. It's a sweet mild, with a sugar cookie, English biscuit and a bit of toffee. There's a smooth fruity undertone and really no hops to speak of.

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Photo of lupercmda
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of Karibourgeois
3/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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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Photo of KAF
3/5  rDev -17.1%

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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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