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RATINGS: 295   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Defreni (2327) - Husum, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2014
Fad: Lysegul let diset øl med lækkert skumhoved. God duft med en anelse brett. Frisk zesty smag med en smule brett, god mundfylde. Lækker øl.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosenbergh (6105) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 31, 2014
750 ml bottle. 7%. From alesbymail.co.uk.
Lively cloudy golden colour with a big fluffy white head. Spices, yeast, hay, malt, mild sourness and mild hops in a wonderful aroma. The flavour is very nice. There’s yeast, mild spices, moderate hoppy bitterness, mild alcohol, mild medicine notes, malt and leather. Very tasty. A real treat.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bwyu (21) - - JAN 28, 2014
Nice fruity floral aroma. Mostly tropical fruit. Pineapple and ripe pear. Flavor follows aroma. Brett not that apparent but maybe contributes to the pineapple. Not horse-blankety at all. Love it. Great saison. Cloudy in the glass.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artmcd8 (1305) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2014
750 ml corked and caged bottle thanks to Soonerchamps. Pours a slightly cloudy yellow with a full white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, Brett, black pepper. Taste is mostly dry with a slight bitter bite. Extremely effervescent carbonation. Burps taste like piña coladas.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (1676) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2014
500 ml bottle ($10) from the Argonaut into my stemmed Funkwerks glass. Orange and pretty hazy with a nice-sized white head, average longevity, light lacing. Nice, fresh, tart aroma of brettanomyces, earthy/spicy hops, white wine, barnyard, black pepper, citrus/tropical fruits, toasted malts, herbs and Belgian nuances. Similar flavor, earthy, zesty, yeasty, peppery, lightly tart, funky, light sweetness, and mild bitterness. The alcohol is just barely noticeable. Medium body with a nice feel, crisp carbonation and a lingering, dry, somewhat bitter finish. Refreshing and nicely done, a bit pricey for a pint, though.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
achtungpv (205) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 24, 2014
Silky mouth feel with a tight thin head and golden body. High alcohol content and taste hides the mild grassy notes and hops.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tderoeck (4069) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 24, 2014
18/I/14 - 75cl bottle @ RBBWG III, my place - BB: n/a (2014-100) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!

Cloudy pale yellow beer, big fluffy white head, little stable, non adhesive. Aroma: very funky, wild yeast stuff, bit dirty, spicy, hay, very soapy. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: bitter start, somewhat yeasty, hay, spicy, coriander, pretty bitter, hoppy. Aftertaste: bit metallic, bitter hops, pretty spicy, coriander, meh. Not a big fan. A typical US imitation of a saison, but not more than an imitation.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
weihenweizen (1507) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Refrigerated 0.5 L brown bottle poured into a tulip. Pours hazy golden with big fluffy white head. Aroma is slightly tart yeast, medium/light body, lower carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is yeasty, spicy hops, black pepper, some fruitiness, some white wine, hint of brett, and dry finish. Complex, but not a big fan of such a yeast dominant beer and a little pricey.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
theisti (3093) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - JAN 20, 2014
500 ml bottle received from my in-laws as a Christmas gift. The pour is slightly chill haze golden yellow with a ½ inch white head that is relatively lasting. The aroma is grassy herbal yeast, bit of lemon citrus and a nice wheat grain. Nice engaging nose. The taste is the grass, herbal, slightly medicinal yeast up front, followed close behind with a mineral, touch of chalk, hint of the lemon citrus of the nose and then the finish shows the wheat and malt. The palate is medium bodied, bright carbonation, and herbal medicinal yeast finish. Another nice one from Prairie.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 19, 2014
75 cl. bottle sampled @ RBBWG 2014. Courtesy of & thx! to Erwin. Hazy lemon golden, white head. Hoppy nose, lemon, touch lemonade, light funk, orange touch musty. Fruity lemon taste, slightly lactic, funky, faint brett, herbal, bitter herbs, hoppy. Touch higher carb. Expect a bit too much I feel but very solid & interesting never the less.


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