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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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3.53/5
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110 Ratings
Wild Plum Farmhouse AleWild Plum Farmhouse Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by GuinnessSmurf on 07-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,195
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
110
pDev:
13.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.75/5  rDev +34.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +20.4%

Photo of MattyG85
4.21/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a Duvel tulip glass. Can says drink by 12/04/13.

Appearance: Pours a very hazy yellowish golden orange with a lot of bubbles. Huge five finger white head that takes up most of the glass and slowly fades into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A yeasty and wheat driven aroma with good hints of fruit and spice. Upfront Belgian yeast with farmhouse funk and hints of clove, white pepper, and coriander spicing. Pale malt with hints of wheat, grains, straw, hay, and cracker. Juicy fruit hints of pear, apple, banana, and white grape. Citrus fruit hints of orange, pineapple, and lemon zest. Noticeable hints of the plums along with a little prune and raisin. Slight hints of candied sugar. Some subtle earthy hops as well. A very good aroma.

Taste: Like the aroma hints at, a yeasty saison taste with good notes of fruits and spices. Big taste of Belgian yeast upfront with farmhouse funk and spice notes of clove, white peppers, and coriander. Big taste of juicy fruits with notes of apple, pear, banana, and white grapes. Also some citrus fruit notes of orange, lemon zest, and pineapple. Bready pale malt with notes of grains, wheat, straw, hay, and crackers. Taste of dark fruits come through with good notes of plum and some raisin and prune. A little candied sugar adds some sweetness. A very nice fruity saison taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a fairly high level of carbonation. Juicy, spicy, and nicely prickly and smooth.

Overall: A very good twist on a Saison. Good yeast, fruit, and spice presence with a nice added kick of plum.

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Photo of bsp77
4.13/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Serving glass: Poured from can into Tulip.

Appearance: Coppery, hazy gold with nice persistent head.

Smell: Banana, fleshy fruit and light clove. Typical Saison aroma but it lingers better than many.

Taste: Initially tastes like a standard Saison as well, with banana, clove, various ripe fruits, and a light spiciness. Then it has a long, tart, plum-like finish.

Feel: Relatively light body with ample carbonation. Very dry and tart finish.

Overall: The addition of the plum was brilliant, as the tart finish it imparts really elevates this above many Saisons. Tallgrass is really on a role now. While their early beers were simply decent, recent additions such as this, 8-Bit and especially Ethos really showcase their skill.

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Photo of MetricOcean
4.11/5  rDev +16.4%
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

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Photo of mjryan
4.11/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Saison/Farmhouse ale. A style that is anything but a style. That's not to say anything goes when it comes to brewing the things, but there certainly is a lot of wiggle room. Tallgrass really nailed this one. Pale orange and hazy. Very aromatic without relying on just hops, or just malt or just yeast even. All three mingle well to give this beer it's wonderful bouquet. Extremely well attenuated, but not thin. Nothing worse than a sweet Saison. Snappy bitter finish. Very refreshing. Wild plums in this one. I don't notice them at all, but I'm sure I would notice if they weren't there. Crazy good beer.

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Photo of nickapalooza86
4.08/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Grabbed this on clearance for 2.99 for a 4 pack! Expired by a month, but with a Saison I think that is plenty fine... But it is a month pass the brewers recommendation so I just wanted to write this before the review

Pours a hazy yellow with 2 fingers of white head, tons of lacing

Smell is lemon, hay, Belgian yeast spice, green apple, tartness, a bit of a musty bread

Taste is tart lemon, green apple, barnyard funk, Belgian spice, light sourness funk to it, lime, bready, wheat and a bit of spice.

Mouthfeel is very light, and extremely carbonated... Might be the biggest flaw is that even for a Saison it is a little overly carbonated.

Well, I certainly can not tell it is "expired"! I am going back to the store and grabbing a case at this price, should be plenty fine for the summer! Tallgrass does good stuff and this is no exception, hope someone else did not buy all this!

Perhaps the reason for the short date is that the plum would fade, which if it ever was there is gone. I tasted no plum and frankly I do not care because it is just a well done Saison

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours hazy gold with a slight red tint under a 2” fluffy white foam collar. S: fruit, plum, some light funk T: Light plum and hints of banana and over ripe fruit and a mild hop accent. F: Creamy, medium light body, medium high carbonation. O: The plum works with this saison.

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

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4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.99/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Tallgrass Wild Plum Farmhouse Ale, brewed and bottled by Tallgrass Brewing Company, Manhattan, Kansas, established 2007.
Ale brewed with plums. Alcohol 5.6% by vol. 1.047 O.G. 20 IBU.

Hazy, golden appearance, voluminous snow-white, lace-leaving head of foam.

Aroma: soft, slightly spicy, and citrus-y. Unique Belgian yeast aromatics come on the scene and you know you've got a saison, friend. Glimmers of stone fruit in the background. Delightful.

Taste: Sweetness at first, swiftly followed by light spices, with fruit rushing in afterward. Medium bodied, with a mild hop bite, and a flush of Belgian yeast character. The wild plum flavoring is not prominent in the slightest, and it mingles with the citrus and stone fruit flavors already evident in any upright farmhouse ale of good standing. I'm gonna pull out the d-word on this one: damn, it's delicious.

Excellent drinking, outstanding refreshment, fantastic flavor. Damn, this is satisfying. This is the 4th can from my 4-pack, which cost a mere $6. Well worth it.

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Photo of GuinnessSmurf
3.85/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a very light yellow colored beer with a fair amount of body carbonation. A very thin scrim of white head tops the glass. There are lots of familiar Saison elements in the nose: a hint of sourness, a play on lemon and yeast, a bit of black pepper and coriander. But nothing distinctively plum scented.

The beer entertains more like a mild sour (beginners sour). You get quite a bit of tangy fruit, wheat biscuit, and pretzel yeast at first. This trails off into a very faint but enjoyable plum flavor, leaning more toward the bitter skin.

I am typically skeptical of fruit beers, but this is subtle combination and very well executed.

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Photo of morimech
3.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden color with a massive head that is slow to settle to a thick cap. Quite a bit of sticky lacing is left down the glass.

Pleasant fruity aroma by wheat and yeast phenols. There is a lot going on. Pick up notes of pears and apples. As the beer warms more of the spicy phenols come out. Cannot say that I can actually smell any plums.

A little too much phenols is the flavor. Something most American saisons suffer from. Nice fruity flavor with light tartness of pale fruits like grapes and pears. Maybe some plums. Finishes with the yeast phenols.

Light body and pleasantly carbonated.

A nice, easy drinking beer.

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Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a balloon glass.

Look: Golden copper. White head with decent film, lots of crazy lacing.

Aroma: Yeasty, floral, and fruity. Some tart.

Taste: Starts out dry and yeasty. Opens up to more tart fruitiness. Dry finish.

Mouthfeel: Carbonated and dry.

Overall: Probably won't finish the 4 pack. But was glad I tried it, not a bad experience.

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Photo of jzeilinger
3.77/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

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Photo of deebo
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

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Wild Plum Farmhouse Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.53 out of 5 with 110 ratings
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