phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2008
Excellent brew! Poured a cloudy orange body, with a generous white head. Aroma is delightful, soft spice- perhaps white pepper, orange peel and other citrus fruit. Great see-saw balance between wheat and spice. Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2008
Bottle. Nothing special here for a saison. Usual pale orange haze with some spicy yeast, light fruit, and little funk. Skip this one. idahomelcher (1) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 7, 2007 does not count
Bottle, Pours hazy blonde. Little head present. more aroma character as it warms in the hand. Nice subtle finish. Tasty on a warm afternoon. kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 05/21/2006BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2007
hazy pale yellow, whispy white head, light sweet banana and clove aroma, light and mild yet a touch of flavor
Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 3/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
A lot of saisons, bier de gardes, witbiers and others are over the top with cloviness and coriander. This one has those elements, but is mild and drinkable. I really liked it.
It pours a dirty hazy yellow with a nice head composed of tiny bubbles. Aroma was of clove and coriander. Flavor was almost coconut in nature, in addition to the usual spices represented in this style. Quite nice. I really enjoyed it.
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - AUG 17, 2007
Aroma is banana at first, but it fades quickly, coriander, orange, with some nice spiciness. Hazy straw color with a one fingered, fluffy head. Taste is soft wheat, spice, vanilla, and orange with an earthy, mildly bitter finish. Nice mouthfeel. Kinda like a wit with an unusual yeast choice. Nice enough drinker though. tjthresh (1875) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2007
Pours a murky straw blond with a slight, but lasting pure white head. Musty, floury, doughy aroma. Some coriander aroma. Same flavor, but seems sort of dull. Very dry palate. Medium body. Okay beer. GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 6, 2007
12 oz bottle. Poured a slightly hazy golden-yellow color. Head was fluffy and white with decent retention and lacing. Aroma was a combination of citrus, yeasty bread dough, and coriander. Flavor was similar. Slightly sweet with a hint of acidity. Saison? Reminded me of a decent wit beer. Flyer (118) - Hartland, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 4, 2007
The label calls this a Belgian Ale, not a saison, and maybe that set up incorrect expectations that colored my review. I was expecting something like a Duvel, and I was disappointed. This pours a pale semi-translucent lemon color, with minimal head and an aroma of pine -- but it reminded me more of pine soap than true pine. The upront has nice flavors of coriander and grassy pine, but they faded quickly, and the aftertaste was a gentle undistinguished bitterness that almost reminded me of a macro. The mouthfeel is disappointingly thin. I may give this another try, but until then, this is not recommended. joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2007
Steve’s Liquor Madison
Prairie Moon pours a cloudy haylike yellow. After swirling the last half inch or so of the bottle and pouring into the weizen glass the yeast mixture turns the body a deeper golden as if falls. Solid amount of carbonation rises to the head. The body looks just like a witbier should but the head is somewhat disappointing. I tried to coax out a head with an aggressive pour but only got a half finger at it’s peak and that quickly faded to a swirling.
It’s funny but the first from the six pack that I drank had the aroma of bologna. After letting the beer warm to a more appropriate temperature the right kind of aromas come forward. Coriander, mild white pepper and sweet orange peel all show themselves over a twangy wheat base. Mild lemon as well. After warming this beer smells like a good wit should.
The entire flavor is based around twangy wheat. The spicing is very good, not at all overpowering like some other wits tasted in the past. Coriander comes around mid palate along with a sprinkling of white pepper and a couple drops of lemon juice. The sweet orange peel shows up on the finish with a juicy sweetness.
Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. Actually velvety is more like it. Mildly tingly carbonation kick starts the tongue just enough.
Solid witbier thats made for hot summer days like today. An enjoyable treat that I could put away pretty easy.
Good brew from Lake Louie. Not my favorite style but a good example to enjoy on a day in the upper 80s.