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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:
No notes at this time.

Added by GuinnessSmurf on 07-12-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,901
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
110
pDev:
13.31%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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6
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Ratings: 110 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of JamesStreet
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of russpowell
3.7/5  rDev +4.8%
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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Photo of Stevedore
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
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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Photo of mothman
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of bump8628
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of KFBR392
3.44/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Poured with a massive head of about three or four fingers which subsided but was present throughout. Sticky levels of lacing left behind with each drink. Above average active carbonation in the glass.

Smell: Light plums are on the front. The yeast presence is filled with spices, herbs, butter, dough, and leafy greens. Some sweet hoppy tones going on as well. The plums are present but play a supplementary role.

Taste: The plum sweetness and bright active yeast combine well on the front. There is a slightly artificial feeling on the body which leave an odd funk on the palate but it is nothing too distracting. The finish continues some of the earthy tones with some bright tropical fruit left behind.

Mouthfeel: Pretty easy going, buttery doughy feeling on the palate.

Overall: Probably a middle of the road saison. The plums are interesting but seem to get lost a little bit. I love a funky saison but this one is just a little artificial. I love what Tallgrass is doing though, keep it up.

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Photo of Timmah11
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of marct
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Chuck_25
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of maDUECEgunner
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Kahlerbock
3/5  rDev -15%

Photo of MN_Beerticker
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of zeff80
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of deebo
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of CTJman
3.75/5  rDev +6.2%

Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of CowsandBeer
3.64/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Can received as gift from a friend's visit to Manhatten, KS. Who would of thought you could buy a canned saison from Manhattan? Love the idea. From the can: "Ale brewed with plums." 1.047 O.G., 20 IBU, and 5.6 % ABV. Maybe Freestate could learn to label their bottles with as much information? Poured from a one pint can into a Tallgrass cervoise.

Appearance: Beautiful looking beer. A nice straw, almost honey color when the yeast is poured in. Little yeast pieces can be seen floating around. A massive three finger head from a gentle pour. Tight, fluffy white head. You can hear it fizzing away. Remained as a bright white cap.

Aroma: Peppery, spicy phenols from the yeast. Not too strong; mostly orange peel. Clean hay. Underlying citrus from the hops. Complements the yeastyness well. Bit of fleshy, dark fruits. Thought the plum would be much more noticeable. Smells good either way.

Taste: Follows the nose with more of the plum in action. Dark fruit sweetness; though not necessarily plum. Some tartness. Pepper, and some of that nice citrus fruit. Nice malty finish. While the plum does become more apparent I would have liked more of it.

Mouthfeel: Excellent carbonation. Moderate tartness. Dry, prickly finish. Aced it on the mouthfeel.

Overall: I wasn't expecting much. In fact, I thought I'd get some kind of medicinal, artificially flavored , cloying mess. I am more impressed than let down. While I would have liked more of the plum flavor, it's a solid saison. Worth a chance.

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Photo of zeledonia
3.67/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted 3 August 2013, reviewed from notes.

Pours a medium golden yellow, quite clear, with loads of visible carbonation. One finger of whitish head, good retention and decent lacing, reviewed from notes.

Smell is earthy/grainy saison with a vague fruit addition. The plums feel unripe, not pulpy and sweet but light and slightly vegetably.

Taste is fine, but unremarkable. The fruit adds some sweetness, and it's clearly a saison, but beyond that, I don't have a whole lot to say. Kinda grainy, kinda sweet, a touch of earthy and funk. Not bad.

Feel is just as it should be. Medium-bodied, plentiful carbonation, crisp in the finish.

I want more from this. It's fine, but I'd like more of something - funk, fruit, flowers. Not sure that the plums did a whole lot for it.

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Photo of MNBeer1017
3.25/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of danfix99
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of ZAP
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%
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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Photo of lonewolfcry
3.5/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of MonkeyPilates
2.5/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of jaydoc
4/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of mdcrouser
3.56/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Drinking a Manhattan beer in Manhattan - pretty good gig if you can get it. Translucent, golden, with a thick, pocky white head, heavy with bubbles. Lots of carbonation here too.

Horsey, somewhat dank and a bit of citrus.

Bananas, a bit grassy, outdoor character, clove, some alcohol on the back end. Lacking a freshness that I'd hoped for. Not sure where anybody would get plum from, other than a trailing bitterness.

Highly carbonated, dry, lots of pop on the tongue, a little rough around the edges.

A decent attempt at a style that's easy to be critical of and one that's difficult to nail.

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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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