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RATINGS: 472   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   IBU: 25   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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3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - JUL 11, 2013
750 ml bottle from Secret Santa. Thanks. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a small white head that immediately disperses to a fine ring around the glass. The aroma is strong with Belgian yeasts (but not saison yeast) and features key limes, cilantro, soap, some funk and mild spices that hint of clove. The taste (to me) conjures up urinal cake flavors and is a flavor I very much dislike. The palate is smooth and light with medium carbonation. Finishes long and dry. Overall: Hell no, not for me.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rumproasts (3740) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 19, 2015
bottle. hazy golden with two finger head. lemony, fruity, light brett. mild hops. very nice yeasty funk. pretty awesome saison.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhgrantjr (449) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 16, 2015
Poured from a bottle, big white head, wonderful gold color. Aroma of fruits, spices, that funky saison smell. As with other saisons of this caliber, there is good carbonation. Taste is tarty, sour, and very dry. A really good saison. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tandembrauer (492) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAY 6, 2015
On tap at Cardinal. Pours light golden with big white head. Aroma of citrus, effervescent powder, sulphur, drain. Taste sweet, bacterial, metallic, with sour-dry finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
EdKing (2091) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2015
Keg in CBC Clapham. Bright hazy Amber, big white head. Nose is big lovely funky, light farmyard, fruity yeast ester, crisp saison yeast, lemon, meringue, white sugar. Taste is lemon, funky, fruity esters, slight straw and grassy. A very good American saison.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
melush (1205) - SPAIN - APR 21, 2015
Bottle 66cl / Botella 66cl. @ XXXII The Great Power of Beer & Wine. A: Golden / Dorado. T/S: Yeast, malt, wheat, citrusy / Levadura, malta, trigo, citrico.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen1 (3265) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 21, 2015
Fra fat på Mandag i annen, Cardinal april-15: dette ser ut til å bli kvelden for de gode fatøl! Her finner jeg en interessant mix av pepper og citrus i både aroma og smak (kanskje et godt øl til fårikål?). Fint karbonert. Lang ettersmak, en virkelig god og pepperfrisk øl med pikant syre.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (6183) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 21, 2015
Tap at Cardinal. Pours hazy straw colored with a big creamy white head. Aroma is yeasty with a nice Brett presence, some pepper as well. Taste is moderate dry, lots of yeasty notes, almost too much and overwhelming, but interesting enough to be enjoyable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Holmen2 (1644) - NORWAY - APR 20, 2015
From tap at Mi2 at Cardinal 20.04.15. Very cloudy, pale, greyish yellow. Diminishing white head. Sour and complex aroma and tastr, with hints of succade and pepper.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5604) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 20, 2015
On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Hazy pale yellow colour, large white head. Distinct aroma of brettanomyces / farmhouse, wine yeast, lemons and green and black peppercorns. The flavour is medium dry, a slight acidity but not really sour, distinctly yeasty, with loads of green and black peppercorns. Not very bitter. Unusual and interesting, but maybe too yeasty?

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (2855) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 20, 2015
The first beer they brewed and still one of their flagships with a goal of being a super dry saison. It pours an inviting mellow gold with a thick creamy white head of foam that lingers. The nose is exactly what I want out of a saison funk, fruits, spice & everything nice. Lively carbonation that sparkles in your mouth. The taste is much funkier/earthier than I was expecting. It has a sweet tart fruity quality that morphs into a Brett like sour funk with a super-dry finish(take that Asahi!). A decent Belgian style saison with a nice aroma.


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