mpersinger (360) - , California, USA - JUN 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ratebeer Gallery event draft pour: Pale brassy hue with white mixed bubbles. Banana and guava aromas follow in flavor. Also, bubble gum and pepper mid-palate with a spicy finish. Slightly lush mouthfeel dries at finish.
daleharshman (1010) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle purchased at Bine & Vine in November 2014 ($3.99). First rating for Prairie. POURS a hazy golden / burnt yello hue with a bit of sediment and three fingers of spongy white foam with very good retention. AROMA of Belgian yeast, soapy hops, mild citrus, mild dank/funk, and a bit of black pepper hanging off the end. FLAVOR of mild lemon, watery tangerine, cardboard-y malts, rustic-musty Belgian yeast, and some white wine. Light bodied with a somewhat dry finish. This sat in the back of the cellar for over a year...did not realize that this was a hoppy saison (and I do like Motueka). So this is past its prime...may have to look for another bottle and drink it fresh. (578, 1010)
Aethien (43) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2016
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy yellow with a small white head. Rich, flowery aroma with grasses, a little hop, citrus, peppery notes and a hint of sourness, one of the best smelling beers I’ve ever encountered. Taste is a little sweet and sour, not bitter at all. palate is a bit thin but with nice carbonation and easy to drink. Overall if this is their standard beer that’s a damn high standard.
JulienHuxley (5203) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared. Clear gold pour with thin white head. Aroma is grainy, light honey, bready, light vanilla. Taste is grainy, very bready. Palate is light bodied, good carbonation. Good.
Bygers (1098) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 2, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 0,33l. Pours a golden colour with a white head that fades fairly quicikly. Aroma of oranges, lime leaf, light dough, white pepper. Light bodied, modearte carbonation. Sweet hay and dough, slightly sour citrus, dry and fairly bitter finish.
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UXO (1127) - CANADA - JAN 25, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: cloudy straw with two fingers of rocky ivory head, excellent retention and lacing. (5/5) Aroma: coriander, lemony citrus, crackery malt, white pepper, dry musty hay. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-low bitter, light funky tart. (7/10) Palate: medium body, moderate-low carbonation, lightly funky finish. (4/5)
Decent complexity, some lightly sour lemon and mild barnyard funk intermingled with various spices and crackery (or maybe doughy) malt. If you enjoy the style, this is worth trying. (16/20)
gam (3815) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 22, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Large head clear gold pour aromas citrus clove yeast banana the flavours lime orange clove banana but it tastes dull on the palate flat like the finish best note the hops but very dull tasting to me
esp0r (2533) - NORWAY - JAN 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from VP Aker Brygge enjoyed at home
Yellow, totally hazed, big white frothy head. Smell of spices, hints of banana, other fruity yeast esters, light malts, complex and inviting. Light sweet, bone dry, a quite spicy flavor paired with banana and other yeast flavors. Just delicious! Moderate bitter, grassy tail. A world class saison! Also the label which teach you noodling is hilarious
ciocanelu (594) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JAN 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear straw color with white head. Aroma has sweet yeast esters and some fresh lemony note. Taste is yeasty, slightly astringent and mineral. Aftertaste is dry and dusty. Body is on the light side with medium carbonation. Not bad but it’s somehow too simple for my taste.
Samma (151) - Fitzroy, AUSTRALIA - JAN 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hay and slight citrus on nose. Golden in colour with hint of haze. Very spritzy mouth feel. Yeast and hops play off each extremely well to give a ’best of both worlds’ take on a saison meets pale ale.
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 15, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, shared with Davey. Quite light lemony yellow, persistent light head. Nice rustic yeast and green hop character, crackery malts, dry peppery finish. Just so good!!