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RATINGS: 370   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FlemmingBo (65) - DENMARK - AUG 22, 2013
En kraftig og sammensat saison. Frisk og tung, sød og syrlig. På mange måder en dejlig øl!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (3863) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Location: 750 ml bottle from Central Market, 8/21/13

Aroma: The aroma is has some fairly heavy spice, Belgian yeast, and some fruity notes
Appearance: It pours a cloudy golden color with a huge, gushing, fizzy white head and frothy lace
Flavor: It is spice-fronted, with some light funk, and the fruitiness playing a background role
Palate: The body is medium, it has a fizzy carbonation, and a dry, tingly finish
Overall Impression: This is a pretty solid saison. The ridiculous amount of carbonation hurts the drinkability. The spice is definitely the predominant component of this one, and it could probably use a little more balance, but overall, it is a tasty beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11158) - Kolding, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle. Thanks bigbro. Pours murky yellow with a small, creamy, white film head. Aroma has sweet malts, pepper, funk, lemony hops. Medium carbonation, fine dry and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has good crisp malts, funk, citrus hops. Light peppery and quite bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yngwie (13399) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle at Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens. An unclear, yellow beer with an orange hue and a white head of moderate size. Fruity aroma with citrus peel and saison yeast. Orange. Peppery hints. The flavor pretty much the same, quite bitter, and quite dry, with a light funky hint. Medium to full body, pleasant carbonation. Long citrusy finish with pale malts and a peppery hint. Finally a nice American saison. 130817

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (5719) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
Bottle at Stone garden. Pours cloudy golden with an off white head. Aroma of funk, malt, grains and citrus. Flavor is sweet and funky with some wheat, cellar and farm notes. Medium body, average carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7438) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 17, 2013
Draught @ Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens, Escondido, CA
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, wheat, yeast, citrus, brett and pineapple. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with a long dry and fruity finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (2964) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 17, 2013
750 ml corked and caged bottle. Opens with a ton of force and a hell of a pop. Pours a pale gold with a big white head. The aroma has lemon, bread, crackers. Mildly tart and grassy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (775) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2013
750ml bottle. Pours out a bright golden shade with a large white head. Aroma leans towards lemony citrus, grass and funk. Tastes of apple, honey and slight sourness running throughout. Strong cabonation. Tasty but didn’t live up to my expectations.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PhillyCraft (3185) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2013
Tap at Reservoir, pours lightly hazy golden, Big notes of citrus brett, mostly orange but def some pineapple as well. Belgian spice, florals, lemon, earth, and complex yeast in this saison. Another knockout from Prairie, who knew they made good beer in Oklahoma?

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Pours hazy straw yellow with white fizzy head. Aroma of citrus rhine, nice farmhouse notes, some choppy grassiness. Favor is much the same. Light, fizzy body. I dig this brew.


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