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RATINGS: 369   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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2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
3fourths (7977) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2013
bottle-conditioned 750ml. hazy wheat colored body with a billowy lasting white head. crunchy grain husks and over-cooked bready malt notes with a wash of sulfuric yeast and sweat sock brett. it’s certainly a powerful smell, it’s not easy to miss the brett character or the hops, but it’s not in balance at all. yeasty chalk and coarse toasted grains and runaway tartness with a big, sloppy, chewy body. woody, nutty, sourish wheat, band aids and sweat socks. overblown brett character and it’s so bitter and astringent that I would guess it underwent an unfortunate oak treatment. an overdose of tropical fruit esters and hop acid.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Muggus69 (1171) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2014
500mL bottle BB 13215? Presents a big persistent fluffy white head atop a lively, somewhat hazy straw yellow body. Decent intensity of aroma, very typical Saison characters; white pepper & clove phenolics, cut hay, floral herbal hops, cereally malts, light fruitiness & a touch of barnyard/vinegar as it warms. Lively but finely beaded carbonation, body is dry, seemingly light, deceptively so. Plenty to enjoy on the palate - lemon peel, husky cereals, hay, cut grass, apricot, pepper, white vinegar, bit of soft cheese character in there too. Finishes dry, decent bitterness, lingering spice & grassiness. Excellent example of the style, well made, good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MSBrindbergs (294) - Solna, SWEDEN - AUG 26, 2014
Fat på Mikkeller Bar. Grumlig ljusgul vätska. Doftar som ett kryddigt vitt vin. Jättebra blandning av sötma, krydda och strävhet.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hockeybeerguy (1938) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a healthy looking golden yellow to orange with a fair brown color in the center of the beer. The head was about a finger’s worth of soft white foaminess that dissipated gently to leave a gentle strings of lacing. The smell started off with a black pepper and light spicy connotation of the hop content. There’s a nice sweet grassy quality with a light lemongrass coming in. The taste was smooth and sweet with a decent light spiciness to enliven my taste buds. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat sharp but still a decent smoothness rolling around on my tongue. Overall, this was a very good offering from a pretty stellar company.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crajun (951) - , Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bomber to glass. Very interesting beer an probably best saison I have had? Barnyard, hay, slight citrus, and pepper. Huge white foamy head. Taste is similar to aroma with some light tartness. Nice brew

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
skoisirius (1632) - Earth, Washington, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Wow! Well I think I’ve discovered one of my new favorite breweries! Seriously...I’ve bought 4 items from Prairie and this is the first one I’m drinking...a hint of butter and barnyard straw on the nose. Oh so light and tasty. Vaporizes on the palate almost. Pepper up front mixed with straw and a hint of dirt...buttery brett pineapple in the middle...the faint funk towards the back...and 30 seconds later a sour mash flavor. Brilliant work here. Brilliant...

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (2692) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 23, 2014
500ml bottle thanks to Darrel. Pours out a hazy pale straw topped with a small head. Nose is funk barnyard horse blanket and some spice. Taste is as the nose with the barnyard and some citrus notes.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Anova167 (286) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Blasting cherry pie Brett aroma as soon as you pop the cap. Also the beer comes blasting out as well as this is massively carbed. Huge pillowy lacy head. Nice golden color. Big cherry aroma from the glass with some sweet fruit as well. The horsey earthy Brett flavor dominates along with some peppery notes. Hints of tropical fruit come out more as it warms. Love Brett, love this beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (3480) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle thanks to Casey. Pours a cloudy yellow with large white frothy head that leaves good sticky lacing. The aroma is strong yeast, funk, brett. Medium mouthfeel with nice wheat, brett, oak, and light dry finish. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Borup (5796) - Albertslund, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2014
Draught at CBC 2014. Hazy yellow colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of yeast, brettanomyces, hops, pine and spice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tightslice (173) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle pour. Gusher! Aroma is mineral, hay, rotten fruits. Taste is rotten peaches, hay, some cheese. Very enjoyable.


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