devman171 (682) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours yellow with nice big head, aroma is light spice and citrus. Taste is crisp and a touch of spice, very quenching
czar (3671) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours hazy light yellow with a nice white cap, good retention and lacing. leathery bretts, white wine, dust, citrus, lemons, rustic malts and other cereals, bit of dirt, grass and herbs. lively yet soft carbonation, light body - oily, bone-dry bretty and herbal-grassy finish - superb mouthfeel. very rustic, dry and refreshing offering. excellent!
Marheb (1636) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Superbe arôme de brett, zest, épices, fromage et céréales étoffées. Son corps parfait la rend extrêmement facile à boire, elle a une certaine robustesse en début de bouche mais s’amincie rapidement vers une douce sécheresse. L’équilibre malts/brett/finale est impressionnant et surtout surprenant...Je devrais maintenant plus me surprendre de PAA.
tom10101 (2087) - Quebec, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (750 ml). Shared by marheb, thanks! Hazy yellow with a small/medium white head and light lacing. Aroma is really enticing (with the Prairies Artisan Ale signature) with brettanomyces, floral notes, fruits, yeast, lemon and a touch of malt sweetness. Taste is also of brettanomyces along a good malt backbone, floral notes, fruits and yeast. Medium body. Good carbonation. Slightly dry finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Very pleasant surprise. I think this one might be underrated. Very good spelt Saison (even though the "spelt" component isn’t really shining. Refreshing and drinkable. Prairie Artisan Ales is one of my favorite brewery this year.
Hair6a11 (1255) - Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; Pour is fairly clear, light golden - with a two finger fine bubbled white head into this glass ; retention is average / above average with some light spotting present. This was sampled after ’Merica, and Puncheon. The nose has a more predominant brett character out of the gate. Florals, sweetbread, mild lemon zest, with some grass present - the nose is nice. The flavor profile is dusty basement initial, moving to a medium mouth feel, lemon, peach, grass, sweet breads, with a very slight grassy / floral hop bitterness near the finish - it’s a little lacking,like puncheon, I suppose, but its a nice drinker, either way,
Pailhead (4361) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of northernbrews
Bottle: The aroma consists of citrus, brett, and lemon/lime. It pours a hazy dull golden-orange with a large with head that quickly fades to a thin film outlined by a thick ring. The flavor starts with citrus, fruit, and yeast. The finish is moderately floral with some light lemon peel. It’s light bodied with lively carbonation.
tectactoe (1043) - Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2013 Bottle: hazy & muddled straw-yellow with a foamy & soapy white head that lasts for a while as a nice little layer. Aroma is tart & sharp apple skins, light lacto & acidity, with a bit of Brett on the back-end with some wet hay, funk notes. Taste is dry & funky with lots of Brett, wet hay, some tart lemon skins, & a good bit of wet cotton & funky cheesecloth.
thome50 (850) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Jimmy, thanks! Pours a light orange to yellow with big white head. Aroma is lemon peel, banana and grain dust. Taste is very crisp saison with lots of citrus going on. More lemon zest to finish it out and a nice and easy drinking saison. Nothing stands out a lot but this is a great example of the style.
theisti (3062) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle purchased at the Louisville beer store. The pour is a hazed golden with a foamy white head. The aroma is soft Brett yeast along with hay and caramel cracker malt. The taste big Brett yeast up front, showing leather, lemon, tartness, though certainly not sour. As the Brett calms, the well integrated softly caramel sweet malt really shows. The palate is medium to heavy bodied, natural carbonation, and the funky lemon citrus finish. Nice one.
marcus (5878) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Star Grocery, Berkeley. Pours cloudy golden with a massive white head and a fruity aroma. There is a caramel malt sort of barnyard flavor with some light fruit and a slightly sour finish. The spelt makes the consistency a bit hardier than most saisons.