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RATINGS: 354   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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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Concealer (740) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Bottle. Hazy yellow gold with a foamy, clean white head that lasts and laces. Aromas of citrus, pepper, yeast, wheat, and some funk. Flavor is sweet citrus upfront, pepper, light piney notes follow with some yeast, wheat and funk on the end. Light to medium bodied with a dry finish.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (11353) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 31, 2014
50cl bottle. Cloudy apple cider body atop small white head. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy, straw, light Brett, apple. Taste is moderately sweet, hay, some spicy, apple, light lemon, funk/Brett. Light-medium body, fairly dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RussianDragon (339) - - JUL 30, 2014
500 ml bottle purchased from Blackwell’s. Pours a hazy opaque bright golden color with a lasting white sponge head. Aroma is full floral bouquet of Belgian yeast, Brett, hops, tropical fruits. Flavor is same with barnyard funk, balanced saison complexity. Solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2434) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 30, 2014
The beer is extremely hazy and straw yellow with a soapy white head. The aroma offers lemons, hay, grass, floral hops, citrus. Lots of citrus in the flavor. Delicious. Mild funk with orange rind, floral hops, and a slight herbal note. Medium bodied, complex; and easy drinking. Really tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gription79 (2239) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Poured with a lot of head from a 750ml bottle. The aroma was sulfury white wine as I poured. After the head settled I got notes of peppery, apple/pear skins, funky Brett yeasty, earthy. The flavor is bready, dusty, spicy phenolics, slightly citrus note on the back end. Solid saison, rustic and funky.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (1697) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle from Boulder Liquor Mart. Hazy golden color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, yeast, earthy notes, hops, pepper and grass. Bitter finish with citrus, yeast, hops and grass. Excellent saison.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3772) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Aroma is spicy yeast, citrus, light tropical fruit and malts. The flavor is spices, citrus/citrus zest, tropical fruit, slight hop resin notes, malts and a mild/medium brett/malty finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hansen (6495) - 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 (9182) - 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 (3278) - 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 (628) - 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


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