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RATINGS: 465   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Prairie Hop is our hop driven saison. This beer is packed with Simcoe and Citra hops. Notes of peach, mango, and tangerine can be found in the flavor and aroma of this beer. The beer finishes dry which helps the hops jump out of the glass flavor wise.


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mkgrenwel (604) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 13, 2013
This is my first beer from Prairie, and hopefully won’t be the last. Hazy golden amber pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma is tart and slightly grainy. Lemon pith, lemongrass, lime leaf, honey. Flavor is lightly acidic up front, lending a tart, bright character. Lemon and lime, with lightly floral hops. Toast and grass. I wouldn’t call it "funk" but there’s definitely yeast character to it that’s almost funky. Reminds me of stuff like Jolly Pumpkin or Fantome with that bright, expressive, fresh tart Belgian character. I could probably find notes of just about any citrus fruit I looked for. Just that right balance where the hops are clearly bringing out and highlighting the natural fruity notes of the saison without just tasting like a beer with a bunch of hops dumped in it. Hits that spot that makes your mouth water and crave sip after sip. Honestly a bit thick and heavy for a hot summer day, but great with a meal of fish. Carbonation is on the light side, but I probably wouldn’t want to up it for fear that it would take away from the way that the acidity lingers on the tongue.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
anstei (872) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 22, 2016
Bottle from Biervana. A saison imitating to be Belgian, as promised: Sweet, some farmhouse, crisp but fine carbonation making it not quite as heavy as it might be, a bit oily. Quite bitter. Nice, but not terribly exciting by taste.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
glennmastrange (2566) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2016
Bottle. Heavy grain and straw for the malt, moderate pine, grass and herbs for the hops, moderate barnyard and musty for the yeast, with notes of proseco, green apple and wood in the background. Head is huge, fizzy/frothy, white with a tan swirl at the end of the pour, which is crusty but doesn’t stick to the glass, and is mostly lasting. Color is murky medium amber. Flavor starts moderately acidic and faintly sweet, and finishes lightly acidic and bitter. Palate is medium, slick with a fizzy carbonation and finishes lightly alcoholic and dry. The hop profile and the yeast component make a great mix of flavors and aromas in this superb Saison.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
puboflyons (2873) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - APR 17, 2016
From the 25 fl. oz. bottle. It is stamped but I can’t figure out the date it was bottled. Cloudy amber-orange color with a tremendous white foamy head. The aroma has some standard Belgian toasted malt and yeasty characters. But the yeast is a wild yeasty character like one would expect from a Saison. The fruit characters are not as prominent as the tasting notes imply. The body is light to medium. The taste has a little light fruit that feels overripe. The finish is mildly bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jokestereo (249) - SWEDEN - APR 16, 2016
Pours hazy golden with a one finger high white head. Aroma; Funky, citrus, passionfruit, peach, mango, floral, barnyard, grapes and pine. Taste; Citrus, passionfruit, peach, floral, wood, green apples, pine and grass with a semi dry bitter finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oldrtybastrd (4337) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2016
Pours a golden cloudy yellow with fizzy head. Aromas of fruity, funky, horsey goodness. Flavors of barnyard, grass, yeast, and citrus hops.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wrlangin (91) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 5, 2016
500 ml bottle from Goody Goody in Houston. Drank at home. Mild floral aroma. Golden in color with medium white head. Very nice balance between hops, floral notes, and slight sweetness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3303) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2016
Tasty. A little tart. A little fruity. A little funky spicy on the finish. Aroma is funky yeast. Pretty entertaining saison.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nickd717 (3993) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 30, 2016
375ml bottle. Clear golden color with a huge, large-bubble white head. The aroma is great, quite funky with tropical aromas of mango, peach, and pineapple. The flavor is good, but there’s a slightly weird bitter note on the finish. Medium bodied and crisp with lively carbonation. Enjoyable but not a standout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (8677) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 29, 2016
Keg at Ushers. Pours hazy golden with a thin white head. Aromas of funk, lemon, faint white pepper. Taste is bitter, more citrus. Dry finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (2128) - Haderslev, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2016
Cloudy golden, white head. Peachy aroma, some faint sourish notes. Dry and bitter hops flavour, peach and green apples. Nice, but atypical saison.


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