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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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeremyh70 (652) - Missouri, USA - FEB 8, 2014
A murky pale apricot color with a fluffy white head and good lacing. Aroma of bubble gum and pineapple with some white pepper and mild funk. Taste follows nose with pineapple and mild bubble gum with coriander and clove. Some wheat flavor and hints of the brettanomyces with hints of funkiness. Aftertaste of white pepper spiciness. Finishes dry with lingering spiciness. Mouthfeel is very creamy with a medium full body and moderate carbonation. Fantastic beer that is full of flavor and very drinkable. Really like the balance of all the flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6301) - Helsinge, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle shared by karstenborg. Pours hazy yellow with a medium white head. The aroma is high fruity and and light acidic. Lots of brett wine notes. The flavor is brett, acid, sweet fruit and lots of funk. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
toxichop (322) - South Gate, California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
S: A ton of lemons, fruity esters, brett, more yeast, and a ton of spices. P: Golden haze with a two finger head that doesnt last long. T: Lemony, some earthy brett, spices towards the back and a metallic flavor towards the end. M: Highly carbonated but not overpowering with a light/medium body. O: Highly drinkable and good but nothing especial here.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (1670) - USA - FEB 5, 2014
Golden yellow in color... Aroma is citrusy, earthy... Flavor is light citrus, pineapple, white pepper with grains and earthy tones throughout and Saison yeast on finish... Enjoyable and easy drinking ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2452) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2014
Pours cloudy golden orange with a creamy white head. Aroma and flavor both bring the divine sweet Bretty yeast mixed with the other two yeasts that dominate the flavor. The Belgian candi sugar shines through in a smooth way helping enhance the yeast. The Saaz hops are tame rounding out everything so well on a perfectly balanced body.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike12da (63) - Osaka, JAPAN - FEB 2, 2014
Clear golden. Big soapy white head, very nice. Slightly creamy, nice fruity yeast. Bananas as peach. Very well balanced. Another excellent beer from Prairie.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (898) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Draft pour at the Sybarite Pig in Boca Raton, Fl. Snifter. Pours a hazy yellow with a one finger white head. Head gone in about 120 seconds but solid lacing. Aroma of brett, farm funk, citrus, white pepper and bread. The taste is similar with the brett and wine yeasts playing well with the pilsner malts. Well balanced, slightly dry finish. Not sour, but that good farmhouse saison. Light body, solid carbonation. Crisp and refreshing. I could drink this all day.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bursprak (400) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 1, 2014
7% ABV. Shared 22 oz bottle. Pours really cloudy/hazy light golden with a fairly large head. On the nose I get some classic saison yeast, some wheat and citrus notes. Taste is again a bit yeast with orange peel and bread crumbs.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Defreni (2463) - 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 (6472) - 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.


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