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RATINGS: 384   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.


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4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (2195) - Portland, Maine, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Pours a rich golden color with a two finger sticky foam. Aromas are nice and complex with earthy orchard fruits, peppery spice and a good dose of barnyard funk. The palate is tasty refreshing and beautifully balanced. Nice layers of flavors ranging from citrusy tart lime and funky barnyard earth with hints of peppery spice and round fruit. Touch of grassy hops and a clean dry bitter finish. I took care of this bottle quickly and need more !


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Quevillon (2509) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 19, 2014
500 ml purchase at the Craft Beer Cellar in Waterbury (VT) on August 19, 2014. Golden cream, medium head. Dry yeast aroma, soft herbs and field berry notes. Taste of citrus herbs, very dry yeast, the aftertaste is equally dry without any scenes of alcohol. Dry and funky, I like it!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niksko (339) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2014
Pours a light slightly hazy golden with some sudsy white head. Nose is lemony sour, slightly tropical, tiny bit of funk, some bread dough. Flavor is tropical juice, lemon zest, a little bit of funk, slight banana, a little clove. Finish is dry, slightly sour and grainy. Alcohol is hidden amazingly, and body is medium to heavy with perfect carbonation for the style. Really balanced and tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3024) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle - 500ml. Pours a cloudy blond body with a huge white foamy head. Fresh malty/hoppy aroma with citrusy, herbal, and yeasty hints. Alcohol is very well hidden. Its sharp hoppy taste carries malty, coriander, grainy, and citrusy notes. Once again, alcohol is barely noticeable. Ends with a very long, dry, sour finish. Very well done.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (7612) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle. Strong horseblanket, lemon and barley malt aroma. Cloudy pale yellow with moderate head. Sweet lemon, malt, horseblanket and lightly bitter herbal flavor. Excellent - great Brett presence.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkzambia (1479) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle: Cloudy, murky yellow gold with a gigantic fizzy head that eventually wore off. Mild spice and yeast aroma with wheat and grain as well. Refreshing flavor with mild flavor that is not annoying. Perhaps, my favorite Saison.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2472) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle hazy light orange. minimal off white head. LIght spicy lemony aroma. Very mild Saison yeast flavors and a slight grassy bitterness trailer. Mellow and light

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beachmaster (129) - Oklahoma, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Bomber into a tulip glass. Pours a light hazy yellow, with a small white head that quickly fades into a disc on the surface. No appreciable lacing. Nose is faint citrus and yeast. Taste is citrus with a hint of pepper. Refreshing, but not one of Prairie’s best.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NBird (375) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 5, 2014
Looks. Hazy yellow medium white head. Smells.. Floral and sweetened lemon, hayXbanana yeasty.. sweet malts. Tastes..fruity, lemon, orange..fresh hay, floral and a dry woody farmyard finish. Pretty exceptional.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (1303) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 4, 2014
pint nine bottle shared. poured a murky yellow color with white head. aroma nice and funky wet horse blanket mild though lots of yeast and brett. flavor is more of the same mild in nature and not over powering. solid flavor start to finish. thanks tracey

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
RickTStiles (757) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2014
pours hazy goldenrod with a lasting white head and some lacing. aroma is floral with grass and candy sugar notes. taste has note of grapefruit, hibiscus, and squash. finish is peppery. nice!


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