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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 (569) - Cambridge, 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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JBPortland (779) - Portland, Maine, USA - SEP 17, 2014
500ml bottle late summer/early fall 2014 release, pours cloudy dark orange with 1 finger head. Nose is spicy yeast, grain, stale grass, peppery, some light fruit. Taste is bone dry and yeast-driven with assertive spicy saison yeast which holds some bits of unpleasant plastic, not a ton of hops on the palate but some decent fruity notes, light rustic grainy malt, some grassy bitter grapefruit. Finish is more of the sharp yeast, a bit overpowering, grain, light malt fruit and moderate (if any) hops. Very bitter. Maybe this has fallen hard off a cliff in the past few weeks? Would not peg it as dry-hopped blind. Unfortunately, not that great and at $13 for 16oz don’t think I’ll be revisiting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3251) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2014
On draft at Snallygaster 2014 in D.C. Pours a hazy copper with an off white head. Light fruity nose. Flavors of orange. Light bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (3997) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Light bretta, light hay. Pours light gold with good head and lacing. Finishes with light bitterness. Comes together well. Tap at Snallygaster.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11531) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Draft, Snallygaster. Large white head atop hazy light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, pineapple, mango, some grapefruit/orange. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit/straw, some pineapple, yeast spicy, light white pepper. Light-medium body, some resin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (5762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
[5756-20130830] Bottle. Grassy hops aroma. Slightly hazy, orange body with a quick bubbly white head. Fruity mango hops flavour. Medium body. Good but very bitter and fruity. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(w/ jercraigs, wilco)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlovakSniper (3162) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
50 cl. Orangé avec une solide représentation mousseuse. Une dentelle bien belge. Un nez de pêche et d’agrumes avec des arômes de levure épicée, des parfums de bretts et de grains pâles. Un goût très prenant de houblons fruités, de fleurs et de levure saison. Efficace sur toute la ligne. Un corps qui fait son poids mais qui est facile, adapté pour la soif, conçu pour le plaisir. Une finale sèche qui combine le savoir-faire de la Belgique à l’audace du Nouveau-Monde. Merveilleuse proposition.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rouhlas (101) - GREECE - SEP 14, 2014
750 ml bottle at home. Hazy golden orange color with white head. Aroma is light malty, fruity and floral hoppy, funky yeasty. Taste is light sweet and bitter, hoppy fruity, exotic fruits, citrus fruits, sweet like peach fruity, refreshing funky - like bretty. Medium body, oily, fizzy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5119) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2014
Bottle from Bierkoning (purchased a while ago though) at 8% ABV, no BB date, large sample, served in an Oersoep tulip. Initially clear golden color, big rocky white head. Aroma is fruity of hop, bit pineapple, citrus, also spicy saisonesque yeast, bit peppery, slight funky even. Soft bitter taste, slight marzipan like sweetness. Bit dry, flowery, crisp. Medium to high carbonation and thin body, but fitting to the style. Funky notes give that bit of extra. Maybe I left it a bit too long, so not the freshest example, but its still a very nice beer. Can match with the better Belgian stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Westchesterco (945) - mclean, Virginia, USA - SEP 13, 2014
On tap at dc snallygaster event it is a golden color with a slight head. The aroma is sour paint and the taste is sour with lemon notes

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
IndianaRed (2416) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle shared by pinkzambia Hazy pale yellow full off-white head and clumps of lacing. Moderate Belgian character rather citrusy hoppiness


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