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%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
4
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Ratings: 110 |  Reviews: 26
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of BeerNutz324
3.59/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can into a chalice

Ap- pours a light amber color that is prety hazy with a 1/2 inch head that recedes quickly.

Ar- earthy yeast, grass, clove, spices, hay

T- has that Belgian yeast profile that is earthy, a bit spicy, with some cloves. Finishes dry, crisp, tart and a bit sour. No real plum notes.

M- dry, light bodied, excellent carbonation

O- meh, decent but not great. I don't really get where the plums are, tastes like a normal saison to me.

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of ThreeFloyds
3.64/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fantastic Belgian smell right out of the can, typical tart saison flavor with a crisp, dry finish. Tastes like it's got more alcohol than it actually does. Plums are well back in the flavor profile — if it didn't say plum on the can, you probably wouldn't know. Nice color, nice head, but more carbonated than I'd like for a summer refresher.

It's is not really my style, so while I thought this was about as good as any saison I've had, take that for what it's worth from a non-saison fan. I'm a big Tallgrass fan however — love the chances they're willing to take, and I'll buy their next saison too.

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Photo of chickenflea
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can purchased at HyVee in Cedar Rapids, Missouri. The pour is a pale hazy yellow with a billowy 3 inch inch rocky head. The aroma is esthery with a touch of straw. The plum is not real clear. (But plum does not have a strong distinct odor to start with.) Initial flavor is a fruity tartness, accentuated by the high carbonation. Taste settles into a mildly sweet and dry finish. Clean. Lively mouthfeel. Light body. A terrific beer.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of MetricOcean
4.11/5  rDev +10.8%
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 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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4.75/5  rDev +28%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of facundoCNB
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A clean golden yellow pour with about 4 fingers of fluffy white head. Tons of visible carbonation.

Smells of plums, dark fruit.. Almost smells like a dark Belgian ale. Nice peppery yeast scent, lemongrass. Definitely a unique aroma on this one.

Flavor is sugary sweet malts, candi sugar maybe? Subtle fruitiness (dark fruits), very yeast forward.. A pretty basic tasting beer but very well done.

A bit over carbonated, light in body.. Jut a little hard to drink with excessive amounts of head and carbonation bubbles.

Nothing mindblowing here, but definitely a nice offering from tallgrass.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Wild Plum Farmhouse Ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company
3.71 out of 5 based on 110 ratings.
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