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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Farmhouse Ale Fermented in Oak Barrels.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (11839) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Thanks to Phil for sharing. Cloudy golden pour with a white head. Lemon, white grape, and apricot on the nose. Notes of pineapple, some vanilla, chives, and oak. Decently funky. Really nice fruit character to the flavor. Tons of grape, pineapple, lemon, and apricot. Notes of grass, oak, and earthy funk. Pretty citrusy on the tongue, too. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Idiosynkrasie (4244) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2015
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, engineeríd.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (6905) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2015
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
[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
Overheard: "Saison-de-Will-forgot-about."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2596) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2014
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 thatís pretty awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (5193) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2014
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. Itís light bodied with light carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (2512) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2014
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
jgb9348 (4893) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2014
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 doesnít need to overcompensate. Overall, a complex and rewarding beer that doesnít 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chickenflea (348) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2014
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lectvay (162) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle I picked up in Denver over Thanksgiving. Quite light, bright yellow, a little cloudy. Medium head. Lively aroma, lemon, lemon peel, pepper. Taste is a little sour and a little bitter. A really nice saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow (1999) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Bottle from Chuckís.

Iím not quite sure why I paid $13.99 for a 500ml bottle, but I get stupid when I get inside the door at Chucks (even if Iím not drinking) and somehow had this in my .rar want-to-try category -- so there we are.

Cloud straw yellow pour, long-lived white head. Leathery brett meets dry chardonnay nose with heavy oak recalls Russian River. Flavor is a bit tart but definitely well in saison territory rather than sour ale. Brett-driven, again plenty of oak. Esters way in the background. A bit of spice. Quite dry. Mellow smooth carbonation, a little bit oily. Iím glad to have tried it, but unless the prices drop into single figures for 500 ml Iím unlikely to repeat the experience.

tl;dr summary Russian River light--not that thatís a bad thing!

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