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RATINGS: 417   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

3fourths' rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8639) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2013 750ml bottle. cloudy semi-dark wheat colored body with a billowy and sitcky white head. strongly floral nose with a lot of potpourri, dish soap, wax, mango and peach notes; very yeast-heavy. the vanilla candle wax and tropical fruit esters begin to grow as it breathes, and though my first impression (cold from the bottle) was nice, as it arrives around 55 F there is an ester amplification. I have to say it’s more a design problem than execution. medium to medium-full body; medium aicd; strongly tart; yeast and chalk texture with a lot of gummi malt sugars. an abundance of tropical / fruity American hops appears through the ester cloud, but the core is bitter pine sap. even with a careful pour it’s all in suspension. perhaps you have to sit these bottles upright for a week to settle them out. so here is a beer that I would call more of raw unfiltered wheat IPA (wheat or not, the malt and yeast share similarities with Hefeweizen, flavor-wise) than anything I would call Saison. I like the effort, it has the fundamentals right to land somewhere in the area of XX Bitter (mostly pale malt, strong hop expression, Belgian yeast); but the use of American hops and doughy yeast turns it into a very bitter ester-bomb. the malt texture seems smooth by comparison to all of this, so it’s one of the things I like most about this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjgmd (1750) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2015
With Z, pours a clear Amber red orange color with a very small beige head. Nose is slightly bitter and yeasty with some spice. Taste is yeasty and spicy Finishes on the clove and coriander notes with a yeasty ending. Quaff Score 7 / 10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1678) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Bomber. Pours a clear copper orange with an off white head and aroma of spices and hops. Taste is full of spices and yeast up front, with hoppy, citrus, fruity notes into the dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2981) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours a pale yellow golden color with a medium white head. Aroma was yeasty with citrus, fruit, grass and floral hops. Flavor of citrus, yeast, fruit, floral, grassy hops and mango.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mr_Abner (200) - Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Bottle. Pours a pale golden orange color with a white head that leaves behind a few wisps of lacing. Smells of tropical fruit & citrus, lemon, yeast, bubblegum. Fruity hops up front that give way to a moderate bitterness. Really wonderful taste. Average carbonation, medium bodied, moderately bitter & dry finish. Very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikesaum (659) - Newark, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2015
Pours hazy gold with a large white head. Aroma is funky, lots of farmhouse yeasty aromas, fruity hops. Taste is light fruity hops with a slight bitterness, wild funky yeast, a bit hard to describe, but its delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (2288) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Hazy amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of yeast, floral, fruit, & spice; Flavor of sweet malt, yeast, fruit, hops, and citrus; Finish is dry & very slightly tangy; Pretty decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oakes (13600) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 15, 2015
Hazy and pale, pretty big head. Dryish, yeasty with a nice fruity hop character. So many Prairie beers taste the same, but it’s a good taste, complex, delicious and reliable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ddemmingjr (784) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle brought back from KC. Pours hazy straw with white fluffy head. Nose is mostly saison yeast with some cracker malts, grassy hop notes and light citrus. Medium bodied and creamy. Saison upfront with a pleasant citra citrus hopping dryness and bitter notes on the finish. Could drink this all day ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkinWell (389) - - JUL 11, 2015
Pours a cloudy gold. Huge frothy head, two inches or so. Belgian yeast, lemon, some sugar. A hoppy Belgian ale, slightly confusing in that respect but a very drinkable beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kemoarps (42) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 8, 2015
Turbid orange body with a massive massive white head. Like three fingers+. Stiff peaks. Seriously, I blew on it and it formed a wavecurl and held. You can tell right away that the yeast is going to play an integral part in this movie: sweet belgian, crisp tart apples are the dominant note here. Some lemon. Starts off sweet following the apple/lemon blueprint laid out by the nose, but takes a sharp detour into... like baked almond biscotti? Yeah, that reminds me of my classmate’s dad’s biscotti. NOT what I was expecting. Also, I’m not a huge fan of biscotti in general. I know, I know. Almond gives way and it rededicates to the yeast and hop bitterness of grassy lemon and apple and a slight tart funkiness. Finish is at once yeasty sweet and sharply bitter.

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