Raccoon River Tallgrass Light
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Formerly brewed at Raccoon River Brewing
Style: Pale Lager
Des Moines, Iowa USA


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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 2.14/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.36/5   ABV: -
A high-quality alternative to commercially bought 'barley pop'. Based on the original recipe for Tallgrass Bold, Tallgrass Light is made most quaffable by the addition of rice as a fermentable source.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (12185) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 5, 2012
on tap-pours pale yellow with a white head. Aroma is sweet grain/light malt, melon. Aroma is lemon/fruit-melon hop, sweet grain/liht malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
GJF (1513) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - AUG 26, 2011
I’ll just ask why? On tap at the brewery with nothing to it at all. For instance, I rated flavor low not because it’s bad just because there’s no flavor. No aroma. Did I ask why?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
adnielsen (10484) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2011
On tap @ Raccoon River. Light yellow appearance with a white head. Nice sweet pale malty lager nose. Quite sweet, slight soapy pale lager flavor.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Tap. Very pale pour with a white head. Mild aroma and taste - some corn character and little else.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
3fourths (9137) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2008
I doubt there’s any lagering going on with this one, but Golden Ale/Blonde Ale doesn’t seem appropriate... this beer is very pale yellow with a white head. The nose is sweetened corn and lemon, with a fresh but flavorless introduction, quick dissolving into a thin, mildly buttery, forgettable twang... there’s some light notes of fruit, but still, there’s really not much in there to be found. Bland, simple, mailed-in for the Bud drinkers, so no surprise it’s not the best beer in the world.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 11, 2006
Draught at the brewpub. Clear golden color with white head that left only a tiny bit of filmy lace. Light sprucy hop aroma accented by a hint of honey. Malty cereal grain flavor. There was also a peculiar industrial cleaner type flavor lingering somewhere in the background. Crisp and dry on the tongue.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 6, 2006
On tap at the brew pub. The body was pale yellow with a thin white head. The aroma was grassy with some carrots and lemon zest. The taste was watered down green bell peppers with slight spice in the finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
jhliesen (831) - West Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2006
Draft-4 oz. sampler--Looks like and tastes like most light lagers. Gold color with no head, slight aroma, and the soft corn taste. It least it tasted fresher than most light beers.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 28, 2006
On tap at the brewpub during the 2006 Crescent Moon Beer Bus Trip. Pale blonde in color. Flat with no head. Tastes like a BMC that sat around until the next morning opened. FLAT. Diacyl and metallic finish. Very corny. It sucks.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Braudog (6341) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - FEB 27, 2005
Pale yellow with a gluey head. Sweet grassy aroma with a light cereal character, and a hint of soap.

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