Saturday, June 11th 2011
(Tallgrass Brewing Company)
Once in awhile your palate asks for a break and a straightforward brew calls your name. Tallgrass Brewing's Ale might just be what the beer doctor ordered when this is the case. It's a malty delight with no frills, just all out goodness from their flagship brew.
From the Tallgrass site:
"The distinctive look and taste of Tallgrass Ale comes from our unique blend of German, English, and American-style malts and a generous helping of both American and traditional English hops. These ingredients, our English brewer’s yeast, and the Flint Hills’ excellent brewing water gives Tallgrass Ale a distinctive, toffee-highlighted taste and smooth profile that is always drinkable."
Here we go...
Pour - dark, mahogany and quite clean. The head is quick to fade and before too long there is nothing left but the beer itself.
Aroma - toasted brown bread, dark roasted malt, chicory, coffee grounds and cocoa.
Taste - light and smooth on the tongue, not a lot of carbonation in this brew but it works well as the dominance is a strong, sweet malt profile. This is toasty and even has hints at smokiness. In the finish I get some chocolate mousse, cocoa powder and espresso (tiramisu?). Super easy to drink and very flavorful.
Overall - malty goodness in a big can. This has a lot of flavor compared to others in this style category and certainly leans heavy on the malt side. If you like brown ales you'll love this brew.
Would I buy more of it? - yes I would. I'm a big fan of this seemingly straightforward brew. What can I say, I like a lot of different styles.
Note - Tallgrass currently cans their IPA, Ale, Köld, Oasis, Buffalo Sweat and Halcyon Unfiltered Wheat beers. We're still working our way through all of them! The folks at Tallgrass are good people. Cheers!
Posted by Russ
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