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RATINGS: 445   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2012
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy bright yellow with a big pillowy white head that recedes very slowly to a soapy cap. Lacing is delicate and sticky. Bright citrusy nose with lemon zest and some white pepper. There is also plenty of earthy notes with the Brett beginning to show, but just starting to emerge. The taste is excellent and has the same general feel with some lemon grass and spicy Belgian yeast. There is a peppery spice note that leaves a bit of zing on the palate after each sip. Mouthfeel is dry and clean with some bitterness in the finish. The Brett leaves some earthiness on the palate as well. A little funky. This is a great saison from an up and coming brewery. I look forward to more from Prairie.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (959) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Lightly clouded gold-straw with huge off-white head, moderate coarseness, slow rate of decay. Aroma is tart and funky, lightly cheesy, spicy hopes, some lemon cleaner scent with a touch of mineral content. Body is light, watery, slightly oily, with a huge, tingly-prickly moderate-coarseness carbonation that has moderate-strong burn and fills the mouth. Flavor is lemon-orange-grapefruit (no pineapple, guava), maybe a touch of persimmon and children’s purple Tylenol?, a touch of dry herbal bitterness in the finish that lingers, tingling, not biting. Very little sweetness. A very crisp, yummy Brett saison!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (4828) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2015
Bottle at Ash’s. Pours hazy pale yellow, nose is funky, spiced, esters, taste is dry, tart, estery, light spices.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2764) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle. Golden with white head. Aroma of peppery yeast, brett, pineapple. Taste of brett, pineapple, sharp. Dry and a little tart.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AshtonMcCobb (3286) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle thanks to McNeillR. Appearance - hazy golden with a nice thin head. Nose - very funky, dry yeast, lemon. Taste - dry and yeasty as well as the lemon thing as well. Palate - light bodied with a tight texture that as also very deep. Very dry indeed. Overall - palate-strippingly dry.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
allmyvinyl (4871) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle at Ashton McCobb’s. Pours pale gold with a thin white head. Aromas of Brett funk, sherbet, sour. Taste is really bretty, sour, sharp. Very dry finish. Too much.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (2028) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 25, 2015
Another exceptional ale by these guys. Pours a hazy light yellow. Mountains of merengue head. Aromas of white wine, funk, tropical fruit. Nice classic Belgian saison flavors, Belgian yeast, with notes of white wine and some funk and fruitiness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9846) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2015
(Rating #9,800) Bottle... Pours hazy and golden with a huge, frothy, white head. Good retention. The nose is a mélange of citric acid, bread and a very light, farmhouse yeast-driven, spicy phenol. Medium to full-bodied with spritzy carbonation. The flavor is bready and a hint acidic with a rumor of clove. Crisp, refreshing, dry finish. Bottle courtesy of Rosebud butternuts!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garrold (2020) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Bottle. Beermoth, Manchester. Slow gusher. Fight it into a glass and it’s hazy, pale gold. Thin, messy, white head. Sweet, creamy, bready, lightly funky nose. Soft mineral. Soft spice. Some grassy hop. Taste is dry, first off, then turns sugary sweet. Palate is a tad flabby. A bit greasy, too. Finishes a bit mushy sweet. Dry close.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (2114) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
500 ml bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with moderate head. Aromas of brett/funk, lemon meringue, light wheat, and spice. Flavors of are same with additional noted pineapple. Very smooth and quite full. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (4750) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Bottled. Foam started to gush as soon as i opened the beer, and an ordinary pour resulted in a huge head. Cloudy orange color, and tons of carbonation. Lots of brett, which dominates the flavor and aroma making this very dry. Some grassy flavor, dry hops, but I didn’t pick up saaz specifically. Some barnyard quality; and the yeast is prominent.


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