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RATINGS: 496   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Prairie Ale is our classic saison. We brew this beer with pilsner malt, wheat malt, flaked wheat, and cane sugar. A healthy dose of saaz hops are used to add a spicy element to the beer. Prairie Ale is fermented with a mix of ale yeast, wine yeast, and brettanomyces. Notes of black pepper and pineapple can be found in this beer.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1667) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2014
Corked 75 cl bottle @ home. Pours hazy yellow with some sediment and a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are brett, leather, pepper, flowers, and lemons - with a slightly dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2985) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Pours a hazy yellow gold from the bottle with big fluffy white head that lasts to leave moderate lace. Aroma is musky farmhouse yeast, dirt and light malt, hint of lemon. Taste follows, more balanced with the must falling lightly behind the yeast and citrus. Big carbonation, bittersweet finish, nice stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1468) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden with a layer of fizzy off white head. Aroma and taste of slight tart, some bread malts, and some yeast.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k0mpsa (1808) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2014
Tap at mikkeller and friends. Aroma is nicely sour, yeasty, lemon and fruity notes. Nice sweet and sour taste, yeast, lemon and fruits.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
omhper (21412) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 6, 2014
Keg at Mikkeller, Stockholm. Cloudy golden, small head. Funky nose with cobwebs, sugar and salted orange peels. Sweet with medium body and clean mouthfeel. Sugar and salt, notes of metal. Shallow in malt character. Slightly metallic finish. Messy and harsh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kayres (655) - , Georgia, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Hazy yellow with a thick white head. Cloudy, wheaty nose. Smooth and light bits of banana. Lots of wheat ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RickTheRick (651) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 3, 2014
Une des bières phares de cette brasserie se spécialisant dans les trucs "funky", la Prairie Ale est extrêmement embrouillée voire laiteuse. La mousse est à priori folle, mais elle se dissipe toutefois assez rapidement. L’aspect sauvage est bien présent au nez et il est soutenu par des arômes de fruits jaunes et exotiques comme la mangue par exemple, en plus d’une pointe poivrée. Tout ça se conjugue à merveille en bouche, l’aspect épicé ressortant un peu plus. Les bretts accomplissent un boulot exemplaire, conférant un goût sauvagement fruité. Une bonne carbonatation rend cette bière encore plus facile à boire, malgré son astringence surprenante. Superbe.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 30, 2014
Bit of a gusher on opening, cloudy yellow with a massive white foamy head. Aroma is lemon peel, funk, straw, spice. Medium bodied, spicy on the palate, light bitterness on the finish. Taste is green peppercorns, lemon, pear, orange peel, saison spice. Damn tasty

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2014
Serving: Bottle. Cloudy yellow pour with a slim white head. Light yeast and floral notes with a little bit of hay. Very clean and bright on the tongue. A touch of lemon pith, pepper, and a slight frutiness. Short, clean finish that is dry. Definitely one of the better examples I’ve had in awhile. Surprised at the high ABV on this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esp0r (2376) - NORWAY - OCT 9, 2014
Bottle shared by Carsten
Yellow, totally hazed, white head. Smell of funk, light fruits, hints of white grapes and grapefruit. Light sweet, quite dry, very intence fruits, funky brett and must. Moderate bitter finish. Very fascinating saison. An excellent crafted beer


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