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RATINGS: 456   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   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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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MartinT (8328) - Montreal, Quebec, - JUL 22, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2015 My Bottom Line:
This dazzling Saison’s citrusy, herbal hop profile satisfies from aroma to finish, accompanied by precise, soft cereals and delicate yeast rusticity.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam settles atop the cloudy yellow. It fizzes away a bit too quickly for my liking.
-Noble hops and yeast signature combine for truly compelling results.
-Carbonation is intense and prickly, yet manages to create a fluff up the mouthfeel.
-Malt profile is bready, baguette-like.
-This is as quenching as can be without ever being too timid flavor-wise.
-The finish is a return of all that was present in the aroma and flavor profile. Just lovely.
-There is A LOT of yeast in this bottle. The second glass, even though the bottle had been vertical for many hours, is turbid, full of yeast. The aromas and flavors are still there, but in a rougher, murkier state. There must be ways for them to not add so much to each bottle...

Bottles.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
RW80 (1056) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - MAR 28, 2015
500ml bottle.. Which opens with a really nasty gusher. Which means 1/3 was gone ! Appearance: Huge foamy white head on top of hazy straw yellow body. But for some reason it does not last. Aroma: Sour funk,wine tones, brett. I know it should be funky but this very sourness is close, something went wrong. Taste: Odd sourness, some herbal hop bitterness and a grainy malt sweetness. with some brett and spicey yeast in the finish complex. But there are quite some sour tones there which say something went wrong. thin-medium body, average carbonation. A bit dissapointing and there are some signs even taking what it supposed to be which suggest this is a off bottle.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
20107589 (381) - randers, DENMARK - MAR 27, 2015
Lake water aromas, appear pale without a head taste medium sour, medium bodied Lively carbonation

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CTKlubben (85) - randers, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2015
Lake water aromas appear pale without a head taste medium sour, medium bodied Lively carbonation

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukasmh (308) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 24, 2015
Tap. Pours slight cloudy straw yellow with very typical big long-lasting brett white head. Aroma is nice and complex, yet light and delicious. Funky brett, wheat, citrus, sweet pineapple and apricot. Some saison spice, pepper and slight malt. Some apricot in there as well and slight sourness. Taste has the same complexity. Funky brett, wheat, malt, some sweet apricot candy, acidic lemon and bit sour. Well carbonated and full body due to the quite well hidden ABV. Dry brett finish with some spices, and some slight warming alcohol as it warms. Really drinkable!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (450) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 21, 2015
Draught @ Beergeek Bar, Prague. Hazy yellow colour, slim creamy white head. Brett dominates the nose, in the taste it’s less dominant with sweet and yeasty Belgian tripel tones coming through. Creamy mouthfeel, low carbonation and good body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
a_sully (206) - - MAR 20, 2015
Clear yellow body with a frothy white head. Grassy and yeasty aroma. Strong flavours of wheat and candy sugar. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kambei70 (741) - - MAR 20, 2015
2015 bottle. A cloudy golden straw with a fizzy white head that settles into a nice foam. Aroma is a slightly soured grain smell with lemon and a hint of black pepper. Lots of mild pepper and spice in the taste. The wheat and malt are blanketed by a nice lemon and bubblegum taste. Just a barely detectable bitterness. Medium bodied with lots of carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AndySnow (4411) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 18, 2015
How: Draught.
Where: The Bishops Arms Gamla Stan, Stockholm.
Appearance: Hazy golden colour with a white head.
Aroma: Fruit, hops, spices, grass, some citrus.
Body: Medium body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Citrus, fruit, hops, lemons.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wvhoran (389) - Tasmania, - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle. Hazy straw colour with a large and lasting white head. The aroma is heavily yeasty, brettanomyces, citrus, earthy. The flavour is sweeter than expected with pale malts, yeast, citrus (lemon), good earthy brett character, and some bitterness in the final. On the sweet side but well made, a great beer. Edit: just saw this is 8.2%. The fuck

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (600) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 15, 2015
On tap at Barley Brothers Stadium. Pale in colour and crystal clear with a white head. Sweet and fruity with a touch of citrus zest. Very slightly tart and pretty dry, nicely balanced. Simple but tasty.


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