Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Half liter (I think?) bottle from Beer Trappe, Lexington. Pours a slightly hazy pale straw color with a thin fizzy white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of stone fruit, spice, pepper, berries, citrus, mild oak. The taste is tart berries, stone fruits, citrus, spice, herbal and grassy notes, mild oak and a hint of marzipan. Medium bodied, mild lingering tartness. Nice.
UDBeernut (1622) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours light gold, ample white head. Lemons, hay, earth, tart, crisp, light body. Des guys know how to put together a good saison.
jackl (4379) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, cheers to Drake for the rake. The pour’s gold with a tight white head. Loads of mandarin orange and lemon cake on the nose. Has that tart ’American Saison’ thing going on. Frankly, you could probably argue that American Saison is a more legitimate beer style than Session IPA. Mellow buggy woody character. More tart orange. Pretty dry. Medium body, soft carbonation. Pretty good.
BOSSbrewer (1497) - Arkansas, USA - APR 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle with the guys at porch nite. Pours a hazy golden yellow with two fingers of fluffy white head. Aroma is lemony citrus yeasty and grassy. Flavor follows. Slight tang. Very citrusy. Earthy notes. Light bodied and very carbonated. Very nice beer.
BMMillsy (1272) - Florida, USA - APR 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Tipples. Pours cloudy yellow with a big bubbly white head on top. Bretty funky tart aroma, lemon peels, dry dusty oakiness, funky yeast. Nice. Flavor is dry oaky Brett, yeast funk, some pineapple notes, apricot, a bit of tart citrus peel. Some juiciness and dryness, sweet and bitter. Light to medium bodied, medium plus plus carbonation, very crisp finish. These guys really kill it with their funky farmhouse brews. Good stuff!
starcross (60) - Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden color, quickly dissipating fizzy head. Fruity, tart, slightly funky. Like it!
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Bacterial (1416) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at LeviLOL tasting. Cloudy dark yellow pour. Tart nose. Soft taste and subtle funkiness. Pretty nice.
Ontape (228) - Valley Village, California, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Tasty saison with sour, citrus, light funk and oak. Some cereal too. Hops kept in check but not hidden. Really nice, complex but easy.
beernbourbon (1288) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. pour is hazy light yellow with small white head. Aroma is tart and earthy with hints of lemon. Flavor is lemony with hints of hay, light funk, and barnyard. Very sessionable and clean flavor. Great beer. Could drink for hours.
jeremyh70 (668) - Missouri, USA - MAR 31, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a slightly hazy straw color with a quickly dissipating white head with minimal lacing. Aroma of musty white grapes and grain with some oak and light fruit. Taste is somewhat tart at first with lemon, apricot and light fruit. Some musty and oaky flavors creep in and overcome the tartness. That gives way to cracker malt and a mild earthy character. Finishers very dry. Mouthfeel feels somewhat crisp from the acidity with a medium body and med/high carbonation. Refreshing and easy drinking. A good warm weather drinker. Another winner from Prairie.