jc1762 (793) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 10, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours into a teku showing a clear honey yellow with half a finger of clean white foam.
The nose shows a lot of round sweet malts with noticeable soft lemon zest background. Hints of pineapple also.
The palate is medium carbonated and very light bodied. First impression shows a lot of nice lemon zest and a strong farmhouse background. The mid palate reveals a few more citrus flavors including a bit of grapefruit. Very light bitterness on the finish. Simple & refreshing.
Pliny_SR (42) - California, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2015 Bottle @ beer tasting on 1/31/2015. Pours hazy light golden in color with minimal bubbly effervescent head. Aroma is tart citrus, yeasty funk, and hints of wood. Medium body, nice carbonation with some trub-like particulate. Taste is lemon, white grape, oak and funky yeast elements nicely balanced. Very drinkable saison and the barrel aging adds a nice dimension.
Idiosynkrasie (6414) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle. Slightly hazy, golden colour with small to average, thick, frothy to cremay, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Dry, tart-ish, yeasty aroma, notes of barnyard funk, piss, sherbet, vinegar, hints of oak. Taste is minimally tart, dry, slightly citrusy hoppy, yeasty, fruity, some lemon, apple, a touch of vinegar; relatively light body, almost a bit watery. Too clean, sober, engineer’d.
phaleslu (9380) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle shared by Roger - thanks again! Pours a hazy, dull yellowish old gold with a bubbly white ring for a head. Visible yeast floaters throughout, some of which were bright orange. Aroma of wheat, lemon, pear, sourdough, straw, minerals, and lactic funk. Tart and funky. The flavor is less tart, and more vinous, citrusy, and weighty. Medium-bodied, heavier than expected, with a smooth, fruity mouthfeel and low carbonation. Another good, interesting saison from Prairie.
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[6940-20141129] Bottle. Mild grainy yeast aroma. Hazy, pale yellow tan body with a quick foamy white head. Light toasted yeast flavour. Medium body is a little soured. Good. (7/4/7/3/13) 3.4
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle, pours a clear bright gold with lots of carvonation bubbles and a thin white head, aroma has lots of funkiness with a lot of white wine and oak notes coming through, flavor has a light tart front end with a fruity finish with a touch of oak dryness, fresh and bright, nice stuff, also a shelf turd around here so that’s pretty awesome.
Pailhead (6404) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of northernbrews
Bottle: The aroma consists of light-moderate sweet tarts, citrus, and light lemon. It pours a hazy dull gold with a small white head that quickly fades to a minimal film outlined by a very fine ring. The flavor starts with a quick dose of tropical fruit and citrus. The finish has light-moderate lemon/orange peel, light florals, oak, faint apple, and a touch of sweet tarts. It’s light bodied with light carbonation.
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Thanks, Jeff. Hazy, bright straw & pear colored. Kind of yellow. Soapy white head that fizzes out into a super thin collar in just moments. Aroma of lemon, green apple, farmhouse must, light oak, vinous white grape, & some damp bales of hay. Flavor is more on the vinous side of things with a strong white grape wine-like essence & some semi-acidic, tannic oak notes that flow through with a slight bit of boozy heat. Lighter notes of grape, lemon, lacto yeast, & mild hay. White wine finish with some oaky dryness.
jgb9348 (5681) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich very hazy pure golden coloured body with almost a ghostly white glow and a thin, single centimetre tall pure white head. Aroma of sour grapes, yeast, brett, oak, light hops, grass, hay and some light sugars. Medium-bodied; Assertive effervescence; Strong oak and dry flavours at first with a bit of yeast, grass and herbs, but the brett and slightly sour notes come through. Aftertaste shows a relatively mild complexity but no deep and harsh flavours are evident at all - this is refined and natural, in a good way that doesn’t need to overcompensate. Overall, a complex and rewarding beer that doesn’t go above and beyond like most American beers try for. Truly a beer that would make purists happy and one that hits all the high notes without blowing away IBU, ABV or kitch (you name the newest beer trend here) value. If this were made in Belgium, the brewers and patrons would both be happy. However, it is made in the Middle of Oklahoma and the whole of America can be happy collectively. I sampled this 50 cL tall (prarie-styled) bottle purchased from Small Batch Liqours in Denver, Colorado on 08-June-2014 for US$8,99 sampled at home in Washington on 28-December-2014.
chickenflea (351) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
24oz bottle. 18 months old. Poured very clear light gold. No head to speak of. Aroma reveals tropical fruit, especially pineapple. Some apple esters and minerals. Plenty of funky Brett in the nose as well. Hopping is light and floral. Light malt character takes a back seat to hops and yeast. Tastes medium tart and dry. Lightly bitter finish. Medium carbonation. Very drinkable, but best if shared