jcos (1414) - Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location/Date:Bottle spit with Dave on 12/31/2013.
Appearance: Pours a dark blown black.
Aroma: Aroma of light wild yeast funk.
Taste: Light wheat, light pepper spice, light funk. Like a dark saison with light funk.
Palate:Medium body, lightly thick.
Summary: This was an interesting beer. The nose comes across very funky, but the taste is much more delicate, which works for me.
ben4321 (3471) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: Draft at Little Woodrow’s, 7/30/13
Aroma: The nose of this one is yeast/brett, spice, along with some nice citrus/grapefruit
Appearance: This one pours a dark brown-black color with a tan colored head
Flavor: The flavor is much the same, a nice mix of brett yeast/funk, spice, and citrus hops
Palate: The body is medium, it has a smooth feel, and a fairly lengthy, dry finish
I enjoyed this one quite a bit. It is a really nice Black Saison. I will definitely be drinking this one again.
nsquishee (566) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Funky barnyard-farmyard aroma. Dark brown and cloudy with a huge, frothy head. Less flavor than I would expect. Finishes with an oily, hop bitterness and a slight tartness.
WillRunForBeer (355) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL cork and cage from DrFabulous. Thanks, Jeff! Pours dark brown with a very persistant lacy light brown head. Aroma is wet hay, funk grapefruit and tropical fruit. Taste is bitter grapefruit and tropical fruit hop, there’s also some sour, funk and a touch of smoke. I like all these flavors, but together they don’t really do it for me. Glad to have tried it, though.
johnnnniee (1954) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Craftshack
Pours a fairly dark brown with a huge creamy tan head that persists forever. Holy hopness batman, that is one hopified saison aroma. Earthy floral and spicy hop nose co existing with a slightly funky, sour overly ripe grapefruit aroma. The flavor is light sweet honey malt beneath layers of light funk and tart sour fruits. Lingering earthy hop flavor light chocolate and aspirin in the finish. Medium body with moderate to high level of carbonation and a tart slick mouthfeel. Odd mesh of flavors that did gradually wear on me. Nice to try, but I probably wouldn’t seek out again.
sistinas (92) - Mountain View, California, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, purchased because of the awesome label. Poured a very dark brown with a small head. Smelled like fermented gym socks and paint poured into a bottle of decent dark ale. Taste was sour like most brett beers at first, gradually morphing into something a bit maltier and beer-like. Very dry. I like sour beers in general, but this was just kind of weird. It prompted a discussion about durian. The stuff grew on me as I was drinking it, but I wouldn’t want to drink it with food, and I couldn’t get through a whole bottle by myself. Points for making something so indescribably different, though. Friend loved it.
Miked1687 (570) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from NHhophead. Dark black pour with with a thick chocolate milk head that laces big time. Dark roasted malt and hops on the nose. Body is full roasted malt and mildly bitter hops. Really strong and straightforward, extremely smooth and balanced.
gsmitty80 (1736) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared with a good friend who brought it up. First experience with the galaxy hop that i know about as a full flavor and i thought it was excellent and rounded out the dark malts well. Very enjoyable and wish I had another glass.
want1DIPA (195) - - DEC 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour. My second Prairie and my gawd, they have the rawest and funkiest brews I’ve ever smelled and tasted. I smell garbage and sweaty socks and I taste hoppy feet! Yes! I’m loving this black farmhouse ale!
That1Guy (1857) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle with 1 pint 9 oz of beer in it. Great label. Beautiful looking beer. Opaque black with a tan head that sticks around. Sorry, you guys, but the first thing I get in the aroma is kitty litter. Getting past that, aroma is very earthy, light fruits, and some roast. Very nice to drink. Light, fruity, a bit funky (duh) and a dry finish.