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RATINGS: 486   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 25   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (2360) - Odense S, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle @ Odense Beer & Ball Saturday. Hazy yellow body with a medium white head. Fruit, citrus, yeast, brett, spices, pepper notes, light hoppy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14539) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle @ Beer & Ball Saturday, Odense. 13,000th Tasting. Pours hazy yellow with an thick egg white foam. Brett, grass, funk and barnyard. A bit of pepper. Smooth and dry. Tasty stuff...

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MacBoost (1488) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Tasted side by side with elisa5beth. Pours a cloudy light straw color with active carbonation feeding a decent sized white head. Aromas of some dusty, funky fungus. Taste is pretty mushroom-y, earthy, almost dirty. Noticeable alcohol bite. Not super funky, not sour in the slightest. Pretty average.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (6508) - Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2013
16.9 oz bottle to tulip (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good for the style; a cloudy orange with fluffy white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; Yeasty, musky, earthy, leathery, and mildly spicy with a notable brett presence. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Good, but not their best effort.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (4693) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle. Golden pour with white head. Funky yeast, brett, light spice and hop aroma. Flavor is wild but has sweetness, and spice and light yeast tones.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (1217) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle pours hazy yellow, great fruity and floral aroma, nice light spice and fruity with tons of bubbles, well done

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ddemmingjr (773) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Bottle: pours lemon yellow, cloudy, bright white thin ring. Nose: barnyard yeast, Brett, wood notes. Medium bodied, Brett sourness, pepper, wheat, grassy hops, lemon citrus. Clean and well put together farmhouse

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 9, 2013
Aroma:light citurs, light floral and light bret acidity aroma... Appearance:light hazy yellow,good white head... Flavor:acidity breet,floral and citrus....

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (2525) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2013
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Most Light, White Head, Some Lacing S: Belgian Yeast, Brett, Hay, Grassy T: Hay, Belgian Yeast, Mild Belgian Sugar, Mild Brett M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Funky Overall, a pretty solid belgian saison with nice barnyard funk and hay taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Bottled: unk Pours a light lemon yellow, almost neon yellow ale with a solid sheet of bone whites. Smells of lemongrass, some hay, some pineapple and grass. Flavor has a hint of alcohol (surprisingly), some sweet grain, some corn, some bitterness and chalky yeast, Iím really having a tough time getting away from the grain alcohol character Iím getting. Light bodied with moderate carb and a wet finish. The mouthfeel is really spot on for my satisfaction, great for the hot weather. I like this beers concept, the nuances and most of the aspects, my issue is with the alcohol character I get, and Iím certainly surprised by its presence. So much so that I wouldnít buy this again at the $17 I was charged here in the great state of Massachusetts. EDIT: as it has warmed some more, the alcohol flavor I was getting has died down and the original flavor has been modified from 3.25 up to 3.75. I would probably drink again, but the price point still steers me toward something like Upright, Stillwater or the newly found Propolis for my money.


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