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RATINGS: 526   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 25   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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
achtungpv (255) - 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stine (1759) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2016
Poured to a Struise tulip, the color is a beautiful, cloudy pale gold. The head continuously built long after the pour. The aroma is highly herbal, a zesty bouquet of white sage, lavender, soft mint, and cracked black pepper. Malt has its moments buried down low in honeycomb and possibly pancake batter later on. The prevalent sensation in the early flavor is that it’s too hot. The herbs are still everywhere, and folded in with caramelized pears, pineapple, and focaccia. It is all assuredly pleasant and cleanly constructed; the alcohol warmth is consistently too distracting for this to be truly great. The palate is lean and dry for the most part, if occasionally brushing up against the inevitable slickness that high alcohol brings.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tognetta (716) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - MAY 19, 2016
Alaranjada palha de média turbidez, espuma branca abundante de média persistência. Aroma intenso de fermento, cítrico alaranjado, seca, carambola. No paladar leve acidez e dulçor. Corpo leve e alta carbonatação. Final trás mais da laranja e carambola, suco de uva verde, inicia seca mas fica mais equilibrada com tempo de copo. Uma boa saison, mas ainda perde para as belgas tradicionais.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
CaptainTilven (161) - Nancy, FRANCE - APR 16, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2016 Temperature from 12,6°C to 14,3°C. Another mischievous one that rushes away when opening the bottle - thanks the bottle is not too short... Opaque yellow body (suspended yeast cells) headed by a hyper aery and crystalline foam that quickly collapses to a kind of a meringue. Aroma of lemon, flowers, fresh grass; that’s fresh without being unsignificant; that’s a bit rough : sour apple, apricot, pineapple (not sweet). Taste is the same, and more than that : it’s swarming with sensations, it’s crackling like funky champagne. A lot of fineness and character while being pleasant and quite easy to enjoy. Perfect with varied kinds of goat cheese and deli. I absolutely have to taste it again, to increase knowledge about it, so amazing this beer is. / Deuxième dégustation : température de 6°C à 11,6°C. Corps opaque jaune tirant sur le brun; mousse extraordinaire maîtrisée grâce à une température assez basse, formidable, crépitante comme un bain moussant. Arômes de foin, abricot, ananas; ça sent la ferme et ça sent très bon ! citron, mandarine douce, pomme acide. S’ajoutent en bouche la levure fraîche et l’alcool de poire. Acidité fine + douceur + légère amertume = tout cela donne un très joli équilibre. C’est exceptionnel, totalement euphorisant. Fabuleuse avec un bleu crémeux et corsé.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2016
Pours a golden yellow with big fizzy head. Aromas of wine, yeast, & some funk. Smooth yeasty taste with a touch of the funk.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
VDuquerroux (1222) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAR 14, 2016
Bottle, 1 pint 9 fl. oz. Home. A sparkling golden fizzy beer with a big white foamy head ; good retention. Herbs, vegetable, mushroom (not my thing...), alcohol, light pepper. Light to medium sweet, light dry bitter refreshing ; warming. Full body, thin silky texture, good carbonation, warming dry finish, light bitter. Overall, average herbal vegetable strong ale.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
davidezdonz (312) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - MAR 1, 2016
A 16.9 fl oz (500ml) bottle with a Julian bottled on date of 24114, meaning it was bottled on 29th August 2014. It was poured into a Duvel tulip glass. It poured a cloudy golden colour with a 2 finger pillowy white head that dissipates slowly leaving nice lacing. Nice funky farmhouse aromas with some pineapple, sour apple, light honey, some citrus and pepper. Taste includes lemon juice, green apple, honey and pepper. Surprisingly a little on the sweet side. Dry, light to medium bodied with high carbonation. Overall, great colours and aromas although it was surprisingly on the sweet side for me.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjoeng (857) - SINGAPORE - FEB 18, 2016
8.2%ABV. Saison. Poured out a dirty deep gold. 10ºSRM. Nose has aromas of aceto and unripe plum tartness. Mouthfeel is sudsy. Palate is surprisingly light. There is a brief sour which evaporates into a smoky sweet palate. Like a deeply roasted wheat malt or toasted wheat germ. Some hop bitterness. Clean sweet finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
M_Sack (620) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 12, 2016
Bottle. Light straw, billowing white frothy head. Aromas of pineapple and other tropical fruit, sour Brett funk and hints of pepper. Bubblegum, pineapple, Brett and pepper flavours which are all dominated by alcohol. Perfect high carbonation and refreshing for a beer of such high ABV ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nilsas (3329) - Bryne, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2016

Lukt: Høy og gjær.
Utseende: Gul.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum.
Smak: Høy, gjær, liten søtlig avslutning.
Hvor: Kjøpt@VP Kvadrat, Nydt@Tasting kveld hos Bryne.
Medium: Flaske@500ml, ABV@8,2%, Når@29.01.2016

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (2236) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2016
Rating #1607 - 16.04.2015 - On tap at Sugarbowl. Pours a hazy straw colour with a frothy white head and lots of lace. Aroma is of brett, pineapple, pepper, citrus, soft fruits, esters, alcohol. Clean mouthfeel, medium carbonation, medium alcohol warmth. Taste is a crisp sweetness, tempered with herbal notes, mild pepperiness, mild sourness from the yeast. Great "imperial" saison.


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