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RATINGS: 348   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.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3848) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 29, 2013
750 bottle. Bit of brett in aroma and nose. Cloudy yellow pour. Yeasty all the way through. Tart apple and pepper. Fairly dry. Solid offering.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (6475) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2014
Yellow coloured and hazy. Has a white head, medium duration. Spicy, acid aroma, lemon and hops. Flavor starts light sweet, light acid and h oppy. Bitter finish. Dry texture.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FatPhil (9152) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JUL 20, 2014
750ml bottle (ALEhouse, Riga)
Clear, a whack of lemon. Hazy, mellower. Bright strawy orange, initially large head, disappears quickly. Acidity in the mouth quite high. Hazy, more dishcleaner lemon, clear more tart peel lemon. Carbonation quite high. Fairly watery, but does cover 8.2% rather well. Does have the saisony lightness, for which respect.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pyrmir (3252) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2014
On tap at CBC 2014. Hazy yellow with white head. Aroma is very saison-y, dusty, pineapple, fruit, yeast. Taste is sweet, grain dust, yeast, wheat, pineapple and other fruit.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Simonsen (623) - NORWAY - JUL 15, 2014
Flaske medbrakt av Carsten. Gul ugjennomsiktig farge, moderat karbonert. Tynn hvit skumtopp. Smaker pepper,syrlige druer,sitrus,brett. Syrlig fruktig og veldig tørr. Veldig god

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JanLaursen (3025) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 15, 2014
Flaske, 75 cl. Let uklar orange med et minimalt hvidt skum. Syrlig, citrussy, landlig, stald, hø, hvedebrød. Sprød, spids. Mælkesyre. Metal. Græs. Peber. Ok bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikeq215 (68) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Hazy yellow with white head. Aroma of fruit, wine, yeast. Flavors of brett, fruit, some pepper. Dry finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcberko (6015) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2014 500mL bottle, pours a hazy dull blonde with a large white head. Aroma is quite spicy, with Belgian spice, black pepper, white wine notes and light funky brett. Flavour is quite complex and harmonious, with notes of pepper, spicy hops, brett, and maybe a touch of wine. All notes are really cohesive and the drinkability is exceptionally high. ABV is extremely well-hidden. Wonderful saison.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6281) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 6, 2014
500 ml bottle from The Party Source. Pours a clear, light, bright gold with a finger of frothy white head that settles into a ring. There’s a big dose of bretty funk in the initial aroma, with bready malts, hay, barnyard, grass, citrus, pineapple, earth, and grapes. The flavor has the same bretty funk up front, followed by mostly the same notes; bread, bubblegum, straw, grass, citrus and tropical fruits, grapes, and earth. Light-bodied, with moderate to medium carbonation and a bitter, funky, smooth mouthfeel. Good saison.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2367) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle. Pale gold with a white head. Aroma of damp hay, mandarins, pineapple, flowers. Sweet hay, a little bretty twang, mandarins, apricots, light tropical notes. Moderate but persistent bitterness, some pepper. The finish is a fair way off dry. Pleasant enough, like a slightly duller Moinette.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1198) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 1, 2014
Sample @ CBC 2014.Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is orange, hay, pepper, sweet ripe tropical fruits, funk. Taste is medium sweet orange and finish is light dry bitter and spicy. Medium bodied.


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