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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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7977) - 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 itís 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 itís 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 itís one of the things I like most about this beer.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dfearnley (940) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 27, 2014
Draft to tulip Lemon, mandarin, wheat, and spruce. Muddy amber with a spotty white head. Taste is mandarin, yeast, caramel malt, and yeast. Subtle, balanced, and good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (1057) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle from OK bud. Poured hazy orange yellow with white head. Aroma of balanced resin citrus. Light carb med bod. Light bitter dry taste. Little fruity.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jandd1983 (2538) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2014
It poured a hazy golden yellow color with a white head. The aroma was of yeast, some spice, fruits and hops. The taste was of yeast with some golden fruits and a light hop bitterness. It had a dry finish, light body and some carbonation. Very nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremyh70 (693) - Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Pours a very cloudy apricot color with a white head that settles to a film with minimal lacing. Aroma is tropical with mango, pineapple and tangerine. Taste is juicy tropical fruits similar to the nose, some malt sweetness and a slight woody character with a mild piney bitterness. Finishes dry with mild wood and pine flavor. Semi creamy mouthfeel with a medium/full body and low/moderate carbonation. Easy drinking with harmonious flavors that sku towards the the tropical with the hops and the Belgian yeast.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
demmbonz (521) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Shared 25oz to snifter. Cloudy golden yellow with lots of sediment. Aroma of citrus and Belgian yeast. Citrusy hop flavor with a bitter dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamJackson (2535) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Hazy orange. 1 finger head. Crisp apple pear nose and some orange rind. Lemon and kiwi and a touch of peach. Astringent and malt forward with a touch of funk

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (3114) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Draft at Beercraft, damn this place is pimping!! Hazy, bright gold. Weak retention. Aroma is grassy, mild pine, and yeast for sure with light grain. Body is mostly grainy with a nice balance of yeast and hops. No ABV with an 8% level. Overall, Neal flavorful.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (1811) - USA - AUG 14, 2014
Light golden orange in color... Aroma of floral hops, potpourri, citrus, tropical fruits... Flavor is a light and peppery, notes is earth, Belgian yeast, spices, tropical hop notes on the palate... Decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vyvvy (3951) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 13, 2014
Pours hazy golden / orange with a white head. The aroma has tropical fruit, stone fruit, hay, grass, sweet malt, light saison earthiness and some melon notes. It has a medium / full body with a lot of semi-sharp carbonation. The taste starts off with a drier version of the fruits on the aroma with a bit of a woody / papery qualities, herbs and a bit more saison earthiness. The finish is very dry and pretty refreshing for a saison this full bodied. Pretty nice.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericdevin (741) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle from unknown via Joe. Pours a slightly cloudy yellow, decent amount of off white head. Nose lovely, fresh citrus. Very nice. Body light and fluffy, so nice. Ratings donít lie...


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