RATINGS: 537   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
Prairie Ale is our classic saison. We brew this beer with pilsner malt, wheat malt, flaked wheat, and cane sugar. A healthy dose of saaz hops are used to add a spicy element to the beer. Prairie Ale is fermented with a mix of ale yeast, wine yeast, and brettanomyces. Notes of black pepper and pineapple can be found in this beer.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
degbert (1771) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle. INCOMING!!! Took the cage off, looked down, and watched the cork blow itself across my kitchen. It gushed for a good ten minutes after. This is not good. That said...nose is sweet with some brett and phenolic notes, as well as spicy wine notes. Pours a hazy gold with a huge head. Flavor is typical saison -- some peppery and tropical fruit going on. Finish is a little saccharine. Its all right, but its not worth the explosion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (14012) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 21, 2013
Bottle thanks to Matteo at the Pre-Zwanze. It pours cloudy golden yellow with a medium white head. The nose is fresh, apricot, peach yoghurt, funky, earth and wood. The taste is fresh orange, nectarine, apricot, sherbet, wood, creamy, hay and floral with a dry, citric finish. Medium body and high, prickly carbonation. Tasty and well-balanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beersiveknown (5205) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 20, 2013
750ml bottle from ales by mail
Hazy pale blonde, sharp citrus and plenty of poop. Brett front and centre, dry, bretty, touch of sauvignon grapes, tart. As brett subsides biscuit malt and citrus hops appear. Brett a tad too boisterous for me

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rederic (3330) - montral, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 18, 2013
750ml bottle, slight cloudy honey gold hue, with a frothy bubbly white head, with a faint yeasty bretty funky, barnyard, spicy, fruity nose, with some light citrus, faint rotten pineapple, acidic pale, wheat maltiness accents, with a light citrus leafy hop note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate and a good earthy mild bretty, funky, spicy, dusty, rustic yeastiness character with a herbal flowery leafy, citrus dry hoppy flavour, and with a light acidic, sour wheat, pale, pilsener maltiness, faint musty white grape backbone, leading towards a bretty, funky yeastiness, leathery, dusty, mild leafy, citrus dry hop bitterness finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (5404) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 17, 2013
750ml bottle in a tulip. Pours cloudy golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, some light Brett notes, a little pale malts and wheat, some light fruits, and a nice bitterness. Flavor the same with a nice blend of everything for a saison. Average texture. A really good saison.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (7632) - Rimini, ITALY - SEP 15, 2013
75cl bottle shared at Bruces. It pours a hazy golden colour with a large white head. Aroma is hay, grains and loads of funky Brett. Taste is sweet acidic with apricots. Hay and grass. Medium mouthfeel with good carbonation. Overall, a perfect US style saison.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
PotjeBier (3028) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 15, 2013
Tap @ De Bierkoning, Zwanze Day. Cloudy pale yellow color. Head like whipped cream, white. Aromas: lemon, sourish, dusty. Retronasal: sweet & sour fruit, lemon, light brett notes. Flavor is light sweet, bretty. Medium bodied, low carb. No new flavors in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Erasmus_ro (2820) - Alabama, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Tap @ De Bierkoning, Zwanze Day, Amsterdam. Pours a yellow with a large, white head. Aroma is red berries, cherry, a bit sour, funky. Taste is a lot of berries, cherries, caramel, cherry candy, funky earthiness. Quite medium, with not much carbonation. Another delicious one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zer0 (1221) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2013
Draft. Hazy golden. Grass, creamy, mild, lemon and spicy. Medium sweet and light bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (11411) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 14, 2013
Bottle at pre zwanze tasting. Thanks to Matteo. Aroma is funky salty wheat with some orange. Nice funky Brett going on. Bready wheaty malt. Milky yellow thin white head. Nice dry finish. Lingering funkyness.

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