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RATINGS: 492   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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.

MartinT's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MartinT (8550) - 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...


   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (4585) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2015
Lemon, funk, cobweb, brett nose. Hazy golden, thick head. White grape, brett, cobweb. Medium body, soft carbonation, warm. Vinous, good balance and transitions, very bretty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Unde (579) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 16, 2015
Orange colour and smallish head. Aroma has sourness, sweet fruits and hay. Taste has some sour apples, belgian yeast and pineapple bringing some sweetness. Medium body and medium carbonation. An ok saison.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3858) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2015
(bottle - 500 ml) Cloudy gold pour with a thick white head. Dry bitter hops and a touch of tart brett in the aroma. Tart with a good amount of sour funk and a dry grassy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sir__v (1055) - Lille, FRANCE - JUL 10, 2015
On tap @ La Capsule, Lille - FR. Color: hazy pale blond beer with small carbonation and small white foam. Smell: grassy and sour domination. Hay notes. Taste: fresh sour taste, hay and grassy finish floral. Really internist and amazing drinkable for 8.2 ABV!!! Aftertaste: citrus and sour, grassy and astringent finish. Amazing good beer !

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel (1284) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle, 00741. Pours slightly hazy yellow, with a big creamy head receding to finger thickness. Aroma is sweet tart yeast, with notes of funky earthy brett, roasted malts with bread, as well as phenolic notes of red wine and kelp. Rather odd actually, in a nice way. Jolly good. Medium body, with average to fizzy carbonation. Flavour is tart, wooden yeast and roasted malts with grain and cereals, as well as over-ripe fruits, pepper and notes of bretty farmhouse. Dry earthy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (911) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 4, 2015
Dorado turbio y espuma blanca abundante y jabonosa. Aromas de manzana verde, uva, piña, toque cítrico y moho del brett. Cuerpo medio y bien carbonatado, inicio dulce de fruta verde, sabor de manzana y uva con final de toque cítrico y seco de levadura.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomashall (313) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle shared by Bvery. Aroma is great, taste is not. Lot’s of funk in the aroma. Taste is dank with lots of pepper notes. It’s a miss for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BVery (7951) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle. Hazy yellow pour with a white head. Wheat, dry, and funky. This is really good. Bretty. Drinking this with Tony, Tim, and Tom - fucken American cunts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
llkc (722) - århus, DENMARK - JUN 26, 2015
duft kraftig duft af brett citrus koriander, smag kraftig brett, koriander. blomster. sød lidt æble.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HenrikSoegaard (11467) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2015
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy brett aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Very brettish. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate. Lacks balance.

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