hopwine (375) - Bend, Oregon, USA - JUN 17, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of the most interesting beers I’ve had in a long time. Lots of bright tropical hop flavors atop a subtle barnyard funk. Lighter bodied and dry. Simultaneously rustic, intricate, and refined. Get your hands on some.
SPDickerman (986) - Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours cloudy orange with a large white head. Smells strongly of citrus and tropical fruits. Taste is bitter, with some tropical fruity notes. Medium-bodied with a slick texture and fizzy mouth-carbonation, Prairie Artisan Ales Prairie Hop finishes with a mild lingering bitterness.
_angst_ (2941) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle bought @ bierkompass.de. Pours hazy golden with a solid frothy offwhite head that is rather slow to dissipate while leaving some sticky trace and thick lacing on the glass, Smell is fruity, floral, spicy, perfume-like and absolutely amazing with crackers, pineapple, passionfruit, freshly cut grass, dry wood, lemon grass, dill, white pepper corns, rose-hips, lilacs, papaya, pink grapefruit juice, clovers, lime leaves, dry soil, white grapes and dew. Basiccally another one of those beers that makes you think that you’re standing in a tropical garden just before the morning sun raises above the horizon. Taste is very fruity, floral, tiny spicy, tiny herbal and heavenly with crackers, pineapple, passionfruit, rosewater, pink grapefruit juice, lemon zest, raspberries, blackberries, white pepper corns, freshly cut herbs like cilantro, lemon balm and Thai basil, lemon grass, lime leaves, dry wood, dry soil, white grapes, ripe gooseberries, red currants, frozen strawberries, freshly cut grass and hints of lilacs and other edible or inedible flowers. Mouthfeel is soft, dry, slightly round, slightly crisp and medium bodied. Finish is floral, fruity and tiny spicy with crackers, passionfruit, lime leaves, lemon grass, white pepper corns, dry wood, white grapes, lemon balm, dill, pink grapefruit juice, lemon zest, freshly cut grass, gooseberries and pineapple. Absolutely amazing. The balance between all the different smells and tastes combines in utter perfection. Best beer so far in 2013 and one of the best beers I’ve ever tried.
77ships (4215) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2013 Sampled draft @ Delirium Hoppy Loft during Zwanze Day shenanigans. Hazy golden with a big creamy white head. Nose is full of hops, huge citrus hops, very fruity, oranges, some hay, very big stunning hops. Taste is full bitter citrus, big hops, very fruity, zest, saison yeast, hay, peach & mandarin hops, very big & round, full. Impeccably balanced. Full, touch hazy body. I get the saison yeast, you could call this an American saison, I consider it to be a balanced IPA which is something that needs to be done. I find the classification of this as a Belgian Ale on RB quite bizarre, nothing even remotely like this is coming out of Belgium that I know of. Very, very drinkable. (Thx! for sharing people!)
TXBadger (1483) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 25, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Citrus and sweet fruit on the nose, with just a little pine. Light fruit on the palate, hints of mango and grapefruit at first, finishing with a little hop resin. Very dry on the palate for the style.
amorphiss (35) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - APR 21, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ The Trappist. Incredible balance of hops, yeast, spice, and tartness.
minorthreat (21) - Parker, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Served from C&C bottle to snifter. Hazy orange hue with nice pillowy head. Smells of vibrant peaches, citrus and tropical fruit. Taste is bright peachy-sweet orange peel, slight pepper and funk, awesome. Clean and refreshing on the palate. Just a stellar beer, one of the best saisons going.
dasdan (235) - BELGIUM - MAY 20, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
75 cl bottle from dranken Geers in Oostakker. Hazy yellowbody with large white head. Fruity nose of exotic fruit and peaches. Soft carbonation. Fruity hops and medium bitter finish. Very nice ipa but expensive :-( 16 € *****
TomDecapolis (4522) - Milton, Delaware, USA - JUN 26, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very hazy orange with a medium bubbly white head. Aroma of peaches, pineapple, mangos. Tons of citrus and tropical fruit notes. Love the aroma on this. Hops go together amazingly with the saison yeast profile. Flavor was much of the same. Tons of great peach notes.
BOSSbrewer (1937) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 26, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wonderful. Pours a slightly golden with some haze. Nice hop aroma. Lots of floral notes on the flavor. Very nice. Finishes by dry. A very nice beer. Thanks to Nick for this.