Strykzone (7797) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2007
A nice looking yellow / orange unfiltered brew. Plenty of wheat in the aroma but it is more complex than that. Coriander and orange are prominent but some spice also comes through. In the mouth the feeling is smoother than a hefe and the front of the tongue is stimulated. Flavor is also quite fruity with banana, lemon, and orange easily identified. The spices are more subtle but clearly impact the flavor. They give a unique definition to the sweetness of the beer. This is a great easy drinking summer beer and also a fun sampling experience. drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2009 bottle. pours hazy straw with white head. nose is musty, yeasty, and old smelling. flavor is same, musty, some tart, hay. this is really not a good example of the style. sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 19, 2007
Tasted 7/17/07. 12oz bottle. Hazy golden straw hue. Citrus aromas with a touch of bananas. Light bodied with mild effervescence. Easy and smooth mild grainy flavors. Nice yet mild hop finish. Touch perfumy with citrus undertones. Easy drinking. shigadeyo (3819) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 3, 2007
7/03/2007: Lake Louie Prairie Moon Farmhouse Ale is an interesting color. I can’t decide if the color is more like light fuzzy peach or very pale apricot. I guess either would be sufficiently applicable. Where is my wife when I need her?! She would know how to describe it! Either way, it is cloudy and there is a thin, diminishing white crown on the surface. At first this beer smells more like a Belgian Wit based on the orangy citrus and corriander in the nose. However, further inspection reveals that it is more complex than that as subtle scents of wheat, grass, and other herbs, spices, and fruits surface. The flavor is also complex and hard to describe. There is a large infusion of various flavors including wheat, yeast, lemon, various herbs and spices, ginger, grassy and floral hops, and a slight funkiness. There is also an enjoyable level of sourness and a lingering bitterness that is mild and pleasant. The flavor is very interesting and quite good overall. The medium body is slightly effervescent which makes it feel lightweight and airy on the palate. Well done! This is a nicely crafted beer that would appeal to those who prefer a Belgian Wit and/or Saison. There are many characteristics of both styles married together in this tasty brew!bu11zeye (13239) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2007
12 oz bottle from buckybeer. Thanks Mark! I appreciate the thoughtfulness...
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of cheese, coriander, clove, banana, and lemon. Flavor of coriander, light hops, wheat, banana, and some lemon.
hopdog (13211) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2007
12oz bottle acquired in trade with Brigadier (thanks!). Poured a medium and cloudy golden color with a smaller sized white head. Lots of small floaters. Aromas of spices (cloves, peppers and more), citrus, bananas, and general fruitiness. Tastes of spices, citrus, graininess, and lighter fruitiness. Thinner body. buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2007
Pours a hazy light golden with a small head. Aroma is wheat, light spices and citrus with some hints of floral. Flavor is sort of bland. Mild malts, hops and spice. Nothing outstanding but still pretty solid. Skyview (6115) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2007
Picked up a bottle from Bob’s McFarland Liquors, in McFarland, WI. Pours a hazy honey yellow brew with a fizzy white head that dissolves quickly to a thin film. Lacing is thin. Aroma has scents of popcorn, orange peel, sour apples, and vanilla powder. Taste is fizzy carbonated, yeasty orange/lemon palate, and light bodied. Palate is where the honey kicks in with some yeast aftertaste. The finish is a bit light/watery and dry. Almost a light Belgian Ale character beer than a Saison. beerbuzzmontreal (3486) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2007
Hazy yellow pour with a thin creamy white head. Good aroma of fruits, noble hops and pepper. Good flavor of noble hops, fruits and pepper with a good belgian farmhouse character, it also feels mildly lactic. The body has a medium thickness with an oily texture and moderate carbonation. A very interesting saison. ElGaucho (2401) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 19, 2006
GTM ’06. Draught. Fresh fruit aroma. Cloudy dark yellow. Like a hefeweizen. Not quite dark enough orange for a hefe. Thin, white head. Light.