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RATINGS: 112   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Farmhouse Ale Fermented in Oak Barrels.


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brokensail (9918) - 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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bacterial (1197) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2014
Bottle shared at LeviLOL tasting. Cloudy dark yellow pour. Tart nose. Soft taste and subtle funkiness. Pretty nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontape (150) - Valley Village, California, USA - APR 11, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernbourbon (1262) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 1, 2014
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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeremyh70 (585) - Missouri, USA - MAR 31, 2014
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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Advocate_Ames (384) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2014
UPDATED: APR 2, 2014 Pours a hazy yellow straw color with minimal carbonation, very minor foam ring that hugged my glass. The aroma has an oak, hay grains, mild funky sour scent, with lemon and yeast like aromas. The flavor has a lemon taste with medium levels of grains and a soft bitterness. It had a defined but light sour funk qualities. Overall a very enjoyable and drinkable beverage.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4078) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle. Pale yellow, with a slight haze, and a white head. Grain, sweet bubble gum, lemon tartness, a bit sour, hay, yeast, light funk, oak, and a bit of banana. Interesting beer, partially sour saison.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vtafro (2450) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle. Hazy golden poi with limited white head. Super in your face tart fruit, Brett, lacto, wine and oak aromas. Flavor has oak, wine and funkiness with a slim flavor profile of saison leftover, very funky, I like it.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jredmond (5025) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle shared with Slander at Torst. Pours a deep murky, hazed golden body with thick white lacing. Aroma is tart lemon funk and light mineral character. Nose is absolutely awesome. Mouthfeel is medium with nice lively carbonation on the palate and notes of lemon, funk, light farmhouse character, sourdough, tart citrus fruits and Nelson dankness. Incredible saison - hill farmstead caliber.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Prufrockstar (678) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Bottle, thanks to Secret Santa (and independently drfabulous). Pours mostly clear (just a smidge of haze) straw colored with steady stream of bubbles rising to the top but absolutely no head. Aroma is sweet and funky. Some bubblegum in the background, lots of oaky sweet tarts. Smells more like a sour than a saison, but these folks have tricked me before. Taste: lightly sweet up front; fruity feety funk; dry finish. Slick and oily. Alcohol present in the taste; thin, watery body with light carbonation. Sweetened cereal grains in the finish. An odd, synthetic plastic flavor comes through over time -- almost a little smoky. Overall: this was sort of an inconsistent experience across the different facets outlined above. The aroma is amazing, the taste okay, the palate a bit thin. Looking forward to revisiting this one, though, to see how consistent it is across bottles. Edit: Second pour from the bottle (leaving at least 4 oz in the bottle) full of yeast and gunk. Second glass looks pretty gross, but at least the mouthfeel is a little fuller? No real impact on the overall score, but wanted to note it anyway.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bwa5879 (537) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Superbly cloudy straw yellow with eighth inch white head. Strong floral hops in the aroma, some subtle rubber or cork too. Average carbonation, dry finish. rye-ish sour, some straw and saison-y wheat, very lemony, sour fruits: apple, cranberry, pine hops too. Not the best from prairie.


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