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RATINGS: 520   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 (8855) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
M_Sack (553) - 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 (2851) - 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 (1681) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ysok02 (625) - MOns, BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2016
Robe blonde trouble, mousse peu abondante. Nez tout en élégance sur des notes fruitées, des agrumes, une pointe d’ananas et de houblon frais sur un fond de gingembre confit. Bouche à l’attaque fraîche, élégante, tout en finesse, fine acidité et note d’agrumes en finale. Tout ce que l’on attend d’une saison. Un bière de plaisir et de soif.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arve_Christian (4307) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2016
ON bottle from Vinmonopolet Norway, on order. Hazy golden color, ok foam. Medium aroma intensity; funky, floral, citrus and light stable. Medium body & complexity. Good sourness- some bitterness. Enjoyable

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
HammerTroll (1016) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 8, 2016
Cloudy yellow color, minimal white head. Banana and yeast, strong sour notes, spices. Pretty sour taste, lots of yeast, some cloves, spices and sugar. Medium body, lively carbonation. A real saison. //bottle at Graz craft beer festival

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
klm1 (697) - - JAN 7, 2016
Pours straw like golden color, haze, with stable white foamy head. Visually high carbonation. Aroma: champagne like aroma, with notes of grape, wine vinegar, hints of spicy and florals (saaz hops). Flavor: moderate malt flavor, with noticable wheat malt (banana like esters), supported with spicy and floral notes of hops and peppers. Taste is firstly malty sweet, suddenly become tart, sour, with champagne like character, and with very dry, slightly bittersweet, sour, peppery finish. Dryness lingers long in aftertaste. Body is medium, texture is smooth, carbonation is high. Alcohol warmth is surprisingly noticable and higher as I suspected.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4547) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 31, 2015
Hazy golden white. Very carbonated with Rocky white head. Big bretty nose with funky nose with a bit of hay, fruitiness and pepper. Very carbonated, full body boozy. Nice big fruity finish with quit a bit of Brett

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haukur (1532) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - DEC 17, 2015
backlog. Cant believe I never rated this. Golden with a firm head, herbal spicy aroma with hints of lemon. Dry and funky. Always good

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hikeg (195) - - NOV 20, 2015
Large, fizzy, white, mostly diminishing head, fair lacing. Murky, medium yellow body. Moderate malty aroma, with notes of bread, cookie and hay. Moderate hoppy aroma, with notes of flowers and orange. Heavy yeasty aroma, with notes of brett, sweat, barnyard, soap and cheese. Notes of apple, pear, butter, brown sugar, ginger, vanilla, pepper and licorice. Moderate sweet, moderate bitter and moderate acidic initial flavor. Average, moderate sweet, moderate bitter, moderate acidic and salty finish. Medium body. Creamy texture. Lively carbonation. Light alcoholic, light astringent finish. Complex and just lovely.


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