bierenjoyer1 (81) - Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Definite farmhouse/ saison rises from the glass, the pour in dark with big tan foam. Great taste of Belgian farmhouse with a hop kick in the back and little hint of malt. The palate gets a full ride of category feel from this beer. This is a really good beer especially if you like farmhouse ales.
Ratman197 (11508) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
500 ml bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of roastiness, charcoal, grapefruit, pine and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roastiness, charcoal,grapefruit, light earthiness, light lemon zest and a hint of pine with a crisp dry bitter lingering roaty citrus finish.
toxichop (512) - South Gate, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
S: Opens up with a ton of hops, melons, mangos, some pine. Followed by some of that banyard funk, grass and light pepper. P: Its pretty much black with a very thick brown head. T: The taste is piney at first, with some roast, peppercorn, powder cacao, dysel which was really bugging me, some earthy flavors and lemon towards the end which didnt compliment the rest of the flavors. M: Rather soft with a creamy texture, with high/med carbonation. O: I love these hoppy saisons that Prairie has put out but this one was a mess for me. Still a nice brew but doesnt compare with ther other brews.
6ROW (458) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a large three finger brown dense head. Unexpected fruit/floral hop aroma, sour funky taste with a bitter bite on the finish. Not a farmhouse ale but still good
JBPortland (1253) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 10/4 notes. Pours dark brown with 2 finger foamy tan head. Nose is cheese, hints of citrus, dank, celery, vegetables, smokey pine, some plastic. Mouthfeel is suprisingly very carbonated. Taste is smokey, bbq sauce, ash, roasty, cheese, horseradish, faint pine forest notes. Finish is smokey bitter grassy notes. A bit strange, but interesting.
Brouwerij (957) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with pillowy tan head, decent retention, some sheets of lace. Aroma is hoppy, resinous, piney. Flavor is citrus, piney, resinous hops up front, with a funky, mildly tart, roasted malt finish. Glad to find that the flavor had more balance than the aroma. Moderate carbonation, medium-light body, and crisp texture. A tasty, dark, hoppy, funky beer.
bu11zeye (12353) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle) Pours a black body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, horse blanket, yeast, citrus, and cocoa. Flavor of brett, roasted malt, grass, yeast, grapefruit, earth, light pine, and chocolate with a dry finish.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - SEP 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500mL bottle, or so, purchased at BeerCraft. Pours a deep dark-chocolate color with minimal light getting through; medium-brown head (almost a bit purplish) with nice retention and lacing. The hop aromatics just pour out on this: papaya, passion fruit, some pithy citrus and fresh lime; I just want to swim in this. Some firm bitterness here, showing grapefruit rind and lemons and tropical notes, with a very soft un-bitter chocolate notes behind; thankfully nothing chalky or coarse here, as so many of these dark saisons end up being. Fresh, this is just a great beer with layers of juicy tree-fruit and citrusy hoppiness. I wouldn’t have even guessed this was dark from taste and smell alone (at least not after the hop bitterness kicked in).
swanmann (672) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the 750 ml, bottle is crazy conditioned, the fluffy ashy tan foam just kept escaping.The brew is dark chocolate brown. Aromas of cherry or dark fruit, candy sugar, some peppery spice, pine, alcohol. The flavor opens lightly tart and sweet, when cool, roasty notes open up as it warms. The finish is hops and malt, a bit of aspirin, earthy dough. This is a complex brew that evolves as you go through the bottle. Unique and delicious.
wedgie9 (2513) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on 9/22/13 from a corked and caged 750mL bottle purchased at Louisville Beer Store. Pours dark, coffee brown with a very thick and rocky tan head that slowly recedes to average lacing. The nose is full of spicy yeast with just a touch of dark chocolate malt and some tropical fruit and citrus hops. The flavor is the same, really focused on the spicy, very dry, funky yeast, with the darker malt and unique hops providing more background. The body is medium with just livelier than average, stinging carbonation, and a long bitter hops and spicy yeast finish.