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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 (8554) - 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lilja (2092) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2015
Flaska från Craftbeer/Galatea. Smak och doft av humle, citrus, jäst, gräs, hö och aningar av aprikos och persika. Fin sötma, frisk, beska med smak av citrusskal.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bnokk (196) - Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2015
APPEARANCE - golden yellow, super white head. Head rings the outside of the glass. NOSE - smells a lot like a saison, no discernable hops. FLAVOR - light hop flavor comes through. Seriously grassy hop flavor in every sip.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vignale (2495) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2015
Flaska från Craftbeer/Galatea. En humlad saison där humlen inte dominerar. Citrus, gräs, hö, lite persika och mango. Ganska jästig och lite murrig, torr avslutning med medelstor beska. Kanske har humlen blivit lite trött och då blir inte det här så friskt som jag förväntade mig. Gott, men inte wow.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HenrikSoegaard (11436) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2015
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Dark yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy and yeasty aroma. Moderate bitter flavor. Esters and sour notes in nice balance. Average moderate bitter finish. Creamy palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
procraste (153) - FRANCE - JUN 13, 2015
Nez floral ... Fruitée avec une pointe d’acidité. Arôme herbacé intrigant, presque un mélange citronnelle et abricot voir rhubarbe (???) Bière intéressante en tout cas et qui change du tout venant !

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
flip_soeperman (768) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 21, 2015
Dry beer, big white head. I think mine must have been quite old as the hops seem faded, but a good beer anyway.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dyetube (1315) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle from Market Street-Frisco. Pours a cloudy dull yellow with a medium white head. The aromas are tropical fruits, peach, mango, yeast. the mouthfeel is wet and slightly dry with a light body and good carbonation. Great beer! Cheers!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (2041) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 11, 2015
bottle sample at a bar, poured a cloudy golden colour with a white head. notes of floral hops, tropical fruits, peach, mango, bitter lemon peel. yeast, crisp malts, finish is quite dry, but refreshing. nice to see there is more and more import of prairie beers lately! nice beer

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (385) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Bottle share at Evernote. Strong fruity funk on the nose. Light hops and spicy fruit peels. Not my favorite from Prairie but still excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (5569) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
pours hazy pale golden with a tall creamy white head, excellent retention and lacing. floral citrus, fruity berries and peaches, very yeasty - spicy dust, bitter greens, fresh cut grass, crushable bretts. lively carbonation, light body - oily; assertive and drying spicy-grassy-herbal finish. very nice hoppy belgian ale - a lot better than belgian offerings that is. fresh bottle yet a tad muted, but oh so enjoyable!


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