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RATINGS: 403   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   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 (2180) - 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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ads135 (3071) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 16, 2014
A funky, dry, very basic saison. Reminds me of the older Belgian varieties like Dupont and even a bit like Boulevard’s Saison Brett. Light appearance with a mild lemon and pepper character.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pete4999 (1089) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2014
I believe this is the correct beer. On tap at Blue Monk in Buffalo, NY, labeled at Prairie Saison but with the exact same ABV and appearance as in the picture. Extremely sweet. Certainly an American saison. A little bit of the wine yeast is apparent, which was nice, but overall this was just okay. Expected more from it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
birdmachine (197) - San Jose / San Luis Obispo, California, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle - Feb 2013 bottling. Big thanks to Nolan (Hopped_Silly) for sitting on this! Aroma is very floral, grass, lots of fruity brett, light tropical quality, some dough, definitely more funky than fresh. Dig. The beer pours hazy pale yellow with huge airy white head that sticks around for a while leaving sexy webby lacing. Taste is upfront dusty brett, some flowers, light fruit, lemon, dough, rustic grain. The body is light with medium-high carbonation and tart funky aftertaste. There is light alcohol warmth and light bitterness. Overall definitely a beer to age – the funkiness really brings depth to the floral aspect of the beer and the tartness has developed. Probably would rate it differently if I tried this fresh first.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blklab2007 (1997) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle poured a golden in color with a thin coating of white head. Aroma has grains, Belgian yeast, mild underlying sweetness, and some farmhouse funk. Mouth feel is on the light side with average carbonation. Flavor gets the wheat side going, Belgian yeast, mild bitterness on the saaz hops, and a bit of barnyard into the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2940) - Santa Monica, California, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Tap, gold pour, white head, nose is lemon, taste is lemon, zesty, grassy, barnyard

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SSSteve (3801) - - NOV 10, 2014
bottle. nice cloudy pale gold/white color with a huge, whipped white head. soft brett notes with floral and grassy hops in aroma. high prickly carbonation. flavor is very delicate with flowers, vanilla, dough, grass. alcohol and cane sugar provide some light dry airyness in the finish along with some grassy bitterness. also a lingering perfumey/floral note that rules!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (1868) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Bottle. I was so excited to see this on the shelf at Greenes. It is a nice dusty musty saison with lots of spicyness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1296) - Herning, DENMARK - NOV 10, 2014
Corked 75 cl bottle @ home. Pours hazy yellow with some sediment and a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are brett, leather, pepper, flowers, and lemons - with a slightly dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (2413) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Pours a hazy yellow gold from the bottle with big fluffy white head that lasts to leave moderate lace. Aroma is musky farmhouse yeast, dirt and light malt, hint of lemon. Taste follows, more balanced with the must falling lightly behind the yeast and citrus. Big carbonation, bittersweet finish, nice stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1079) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden with a layer of fizzy off white head. Aroma and taste of slight tart, some bread malts, and some yeast.


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