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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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
monk191 (1177) - California, USA - AUG 26, 2013
A very nice fruity saison. Pours an ugly yellow with a thin white head. Smells like lemon and pine. Taste has a lot of lemon, and some fruity background. Not very dry like many Saisons. Paired with a Seared Ahi Tuna, Mango and Cucumber salad, a little more earthy tones are brought out. Had in the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a white head. Pineapple, yeast, some funk, pear, hay. Solid saison. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (1012) - Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Pours cloudy yellow with a large white head. Smells farmhouse funky, of lemongrass, and fruits. Taste is peppery, fruity, and funky. Light-bodied with a fizzy texture and active mouth-carbonation, Prairie Artisan Ale Prairie Ale finishes with a mild funkiness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheAlum (6027) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Draft on tap at West Lakeview Liquors (Chicago, IL). Prairie event.. Neate! Pours a well hazed golden dulled hue, a bit of darkness in the body. Bigger cakey offwhite head sits atop and laces well. Aromas show some gentle funk, terroir, and yeast. Mellow fruit, dry yeast and funk. Some mellow with mellow apple, pear. Initial is fruity, gentle, touches of vanilla, pear, gentle earth and apple. Subtle and bready, a touch sweet. Gentle tartness as we round the corner, mellow brett grows firmly. Cobwebs, bread, and straw. Backend is dry, a bit grassy and earthy. Mellow dry yeast, some faint spiciness, terroir. Really well done here, with a nice fruit slant then quickly wild and dry bretty elements as we finish, some floral and straw. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3885) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Bottle, pours hazed golden with white head. Aroma has sweet grain, Brett, floral, pepper, flavors are really peppery, sweet grain, some Brett funk, tropical, touch sweet and boozy. but solid.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcartamdg (2264) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2013
Pours a hazy yellow with no head. Aroma of grapefruit, grass, funk. Taste is funky, fruit and wheat. Grainy and rustic. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Humlenik (31) - DENMARK - AUG 22, 2013
Sweet&sour taste with a complex composition. Fresh but intense. A pleasant beer. It has medium body and is a bit creamy. I like it. Would probably go very well with most foods.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fup007 (46) - - AUG 22, 2013
Great beer. Complex and a little heavy in the aftertaste, but lives long in the mouth. Taste it a warm summerday icecold!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thiesen (177) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle from Mikkeller and Friends bottle shop. Sour from Brett, fresh hops. Light hazy yellow with a tiny bit of white head. A complex combination of bitter, acrid, sweet and spicy yeast. Strong complex saison with a lot of yeast, both in taste and on the bottom of the the bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ktingleff (151) - - AUG 22, 2013
Bottle conditioned with large sediment deposit. Hazy and slightly alcoholic. Fruity and sour summer beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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