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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   IBU: 11   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The original Tallgrass beer, Pub Ale was created by founder Jeff Gill during a homebrew session in which he discovered he was missing some of the ingredients needed for a recipe. A new recipe was written on the spot and Pub Ale was born. Pub Ale is a rich, mild and smooth English brown ale, with a lightly sweet, toasty and nutty flavor with hints of caramel and molasses. The beer was different from anything he or his friends could find on tap or on the shelf. It was a beer that was a deep chestnut color, yet had a great flavor and was so light tasting that it kept you wanting more. 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.

Tallgrass Ale is available on tap in bars and restaurants throughout our distribution area, so try it at your favorite local bar. If they don’t have it, ask for it! Or, you can stop by our brewery in Manhattan and buy some for yourself after a tour and a free sample!

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3.3
Bif (2361) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - SEP 18, 2014
On tap. Served a dark brown color with a decent head that faded quickly to some lacing. Aroma of malt, bit of chocolate and nut. Taste is simiar with malt, bit of chocolate and nut. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Moderate body, smooth and the character is a bit muted. Nice beer that has an English feel to it.

3.1
jmagnus87 (3302) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Draft at old chicago. From notes. Bread, nuts, grains and a bit of citrus. Kinda plain, but pretty decent.

2.9
rondphoto (4494) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 5, 2014
can @ John’s Grocery / Iowa City IA --- Clear brown with a firm 1" head and swirls of lace. Taste is bigger than I expected - malt that is joined right away by toffee and unsalted peanuts and pencil sharpenings. It moves smoothly to a mild hop finish. It certainly delivers a lot for 4.4%, but it doesn’t satisfy enough to be a "pub ale."

2.6
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2014
16oz can from Lukas Liquors in Missouri, purchased during RBSG. Can is best by 9/04/14. Half hazy dark red / brown color. Thin off-white cream colored head, leaves good thicker lace. Medium body. Smooth, lightly soft, moderate carbonation. Light dry finish. Nutty, chocolate, light caramel flavor, and a hint of a metallic edge. Moderate bitter, light sweet taste, a little bit rough. An OK pub ale, not nearly as smooth as my favorite examples of the style.

3.4
dmac (6496) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Tall boy can from John Watts. Poured a clear deep honey brown with a smaller foamy light beige head. Aroma of bread, nuts, crust, dough, wet peanuts and citrus. Medium body, dry, lingering taste. Flavor of nut shells, bread, crusts, dry citrus rind, earth and tree bark.

2.6
pkbites (998) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Meh. From a can. Pour is lovely cola brown w/beige head. Head is very frothy and leaves sticky lacing on the glass. Aroma is of watered down fruits. Watery malt and fruit dominate the palate. No hops to speak of. Overall rather mediocre.

3.1
rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2014
tap. Brown with small head. Malty base with chocolate and nuts. A bit sweet with a bit of bitter hops in the finish.

3.4
Erzengel (9613) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - MAR 15, 2014
Dark brown in the glass. Malty and slightly sour in the nose. The beer is very smooth. A bit malty but not too deep in aroma. Nice fresh and smooth. Slightly sweet and easy to drink. Great Pub Ale, just missing the typical Ale Aroma. But great for an US-interpretation if a Pub Ale :) --> 10/12/11/12

2.5
MetalNHopHead (2214) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JAN 6, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2015 This brown ale is surprisingly light. This works both for and against this beer. On the upside, the body is extremely refreshing and smooth. On the downside, the body is so light that it is unable to support a vibrant, diverse taste. In the end, you’re left with a beer that’s very sweet and drinkable but seems watered down. It satisfies, but you’ll be left hoping for more flavor.

3.6
nimbleprop (8792) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 12, 2013
16oz can pours a translucent nutty brown with some thin, white head. Nose is really neat, smells very gristy, like wet malt in the mashtun, bread crust, brown sugar, mild toast, barley, some orange. The nose may be simple, but I loved it. Smells like home brewing. Flavor is nice, very approachable, malty, root beer, brown sugar, a hint of vanilla. Clean finish. Call me crazy, but if really enjoyed this.


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