Wild Plum Farmhouse Ale | Tallgrass Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
110
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.71
pDev:
13.48%
 
 
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6
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4
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Ratings: 110 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of Texasfan549
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of russpowell
3.7/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazed amber/pear with a thumb of ivory head. Great lacing & good head retention

S: Over-ripe plums, pears, grassy & hay notes, some serious & rot/sweetness coming through

T: Pear skins, some plum jammyness, grassiness & mustiness up front. White grapes, more rot, a touch of white pepper & light plummyness as this warms. Finishes, dry, jammy, & a bit grassy

MF: Medium bodied, light carbonation

Not my thing, works on a simple level, fairly drinkable, but not a 4 pack I'll be buying again. Sort of an odd duck. Love me some tallgrass, as long as they keeping experimenting, I'll keep buying, they can't all be gems....

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.99/5  rDev +7.5%
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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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of jzeilinger
3.77/5  rDev +1.6%
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 pat61
4/5  rDev +7.8%
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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Photo of Stevedore
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16oz tallboy generously extra'd to me by Sam C, poured into an unlabeled snifter today, 9/2/2013.

Pours a hazy golden straw coloured body with a helluva thick white head that explodes in frothiness.. had to wait a few minutes for things to settle down before I could resume pouring. Spotty lacing, but the collar is über thick and bubbly. Looks like a sexy saison.

Smells basically like spices, cloves, and a little bit of mellow banana. In other words, smells like a typical saison. Don't get too much sweetness here that I would expect from a beer made with plums.

On the other hand, the taste of this beer is definitely sweeter than a typical yeasty saison. The yeast is certainly a major contributor to the flavour profile but there is a light underlying fruity sweetness that is probably best attributed to the plums. Not super complex but pretty tasty and easy on the palate.

Medium bodied brew that is very well carbonated and refreshing. Went very well paired with a salad lunch. Aftertaste is mostly the spices and bananas with clove, aka the yeastiness.

Nothing much to write home about. Refreshing and easy to drink saison, not out of ordinary for the brewing style.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of ovaltine
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZAP
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Hazy golden colored wikth a big inch and a half pillowy white head

S-Got some barnyard and horse blanket to it...musty...spoiled sourness (in a good way I guess from the yeast)

T-Spicy...black pepper....along with a tartness I'd identify as perhaps coming from the plum (I do not taste plum as a flavor though)....a bity of lemony fruitiness as well.

M-High carbonation....lighter side of medium bodied....good quencher....

O-I'm not big into these kinds of beers but I think for the style this is a solid beer and a good thirst quencher type summer beer.

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2.75/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of MattyG85
4.21/5  rDev +13.5%
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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3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
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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Wild Plum Farmhouse Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company
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