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RATINGS: 350   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.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fitwitchik (260) - USA - MAY 20, 2014
Bought bottle from Crown Liquors in Indy and poured into a snifter a cloudy lemon with a massive white head that almost overflowed the glass then settled into a nice pillow top. Aroma is citrusy funk burlap bready. Flavor is crazy! Got sweetness right off the top which amazingly worked with this Saison. A bit spicy some barnyard definitely got the pineapple. Carbonated highly and well balanced with the flavors on the palate. More sweet than I am used to with this style. This was my first Prairie Brew of which I have been hearing great things and was not disappointed. The hype is right on. This saison is outstanding! LOVE this brew & will easily seek out another bottle.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2013
A lighter than anticipated golden and yellow. Nearly clear, though some slight, floating sediment can be seen. Very large, huge, incredibly persistent, large-bubbled head. This one had an incredible amount of carbonation and leaves thick, chunky spiderwebs of gorgeous lace all the way down the glass. Complete and appropriate aroma of earth, hay, dried grasses, a hint of musty barnyard, and a complementary, almost juicy, fruit character of perhaps peach, strawberry, and mild citrus. The flavor is similar, and incredibly drinkable. Earthy, barnyard flavors complement hay, grass, earth, fruit (citrus, melon, and strawberry) and a bit of black pepper. Some very mild lemon as well. Really delicious. One of my favorite straightforward, to-style, American saisons. Thinner to medium bodied with high carbonation. Incredibly drinkable and very well crafted.I love this beer. Fantastic American version of what is perhaps my favorite style.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
SPDickerman (920) - Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Pours cloudy yellow with a large white head. Smells farmhouse funky, of lemongrass, and fruits. Taste is peppery, fruity, and funky. Light-bodied with a fizzy texture and active mouth-carbonation, Prairie Artisan Ale Prairie Ale finishes with a mild funkiness.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gendv138 (1045) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a clear straw yellow color with lots of off-white head, about 4 fingers worth. Once the whole bottle is poured in with the yeast, the color changes to a kind of cloudy pineapple banana shake color. Head recedes slowly leaving nice webby lacing around the glass. Lots of bubbles flowing up the glass. Aromas of funk, lemon/lime citrus, floral and grassy notes. Tasting notes of funk. Brett, lemon/lime citrus, spices, tropical fruit, floral notes. Medium body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation, Very enjoyable saison from Prairie.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thinp (21) - Kansas city, Kansas, USA - NOV 24, 2012
nice classic saison look with whit frothy head. Nose is light citrus and hay. The taste is light cracked pepper, slight grass, lemon and citrus followed by a slight funk and dry finish. This beer has a nice creamy mouthfeel, extremely drinkable and well executed. Do want more.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (8941) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 30, 2013
Lightly cloudy yellow/gold pour. Perfect sized white head. Aroma hits up front with brett, barnyard, manure, wet hay, leather, rotten wood. Bretty flavor, yeast, old wood, caraway seed. Finishes a little dry. This brewery is badass.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (2065) - 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 !

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BobFrapples (49) - Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Wonderful beer. It's like making sweet love to your soulmate in a barn while singing birds circle around your sweaty passion heap and you won the lottery too. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhunter151 (523) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a white head. Pineapple, yeast, some funk, pear, hay. Solid saison. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
superspak (2472) - Michigan, USA - SEP 23, 2013
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours moderately hazy golden straw color with a 2-3 finger foamy and rocky white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, pineapple, peach, pear, apple, clove, pepper, hay, grass, white wine, wheat, light vinegar, funk, and yeast earthiness. Incredible aromas with fantastic balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast notes with funk; and great strength. Taste of lemon, pineapple, peach, pear, apple, pepper, clove, hay, grass, white wine, wheat, light vinegar, funk, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of citrus, pineapple, light fruits, clove, pepper, hay, grass, wheat, white wine, funk ,and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, hop, and brett flavors; with a moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a lightly creamy, crisp, and fairly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible saison style! All around fantastic balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, hop, and brett flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A near world class offering in my opinion.


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