RATINGS: 540   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.3
MartinT (9795) - Montreal, Quebec, - JUL 22, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2015 My Bottom Line:
This dazzling Saison’s citrusy, herbal hop profile satisfies from aroma to finish, accompanied by precise, soft cereals and delicate yeast rusticity.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam settles atop the cloudy yellow. It fizzes away a bit too quickly for my liking.
-Noble hops and yeast signature combine for truly compelling results.
-Carbonation is intense and prickly, yet manages to create a fluff up the mouthfeel.
-Malt profile is bready, baguette-like.
-This is as quenching as can be without ever being too timid flavor-wise.
-The finish is a return of all that was present in the aroma and flavor profile. Just lovely.
-There is A LOT of yeast in this bottle. The second glass, even though the bottle had been vertical for many hours, is turbid, full of yeast. The aromas and flavors are still there, but in a rougher, murkier state. There must be ways for them to not add so much to each bottle...

Bottles.


4
xmunozsbd (61) - Sabadell, - JUN 7, 2017
Al club de tast de l’Olut (Sabadell)... Un gran exemple de Saison o farmhouse beer... amb diferents maltes i llúpol suau que fan jugar amb el teu pal·ladar.

3.2
alteregoo (1388) - Kalisz, POLAND - MAY 21, 2017
Gushing przy otwieraniu. Piana obfita, sycząca i mydlana, szybko opada do chmurki. Barwa żółto pomarańczowa, mocno mętna. Aromat ewidentnie dziki, stajenny, piwniczny, do tego nuty kwiatowe, brzoskwiniowe, przyprawowe i miodowe. W smaku półsłodkie, delikatnie kwaskowe, owocowe, jest ciasteczkowa podstawa słodowa, jest słynna guma balonowa, morela, sporo przypraw z przodującym czerwonym pieprzem, średnia, pikantno głogowa goryczka, jakieś migdały, sok z mango i karbid w posmakach. Wysokie wysycenie, dość pełne jak na saisona w odbiorze.
Raczej nie jest to piwo na upały a dość sycący, mdły i nieco alkoholowy trunek. Nie jest to mój faworyt z Prairie, bez porównania choćby do świetnego Brett C.

3.9
VinegarStroke (420) - Napa, California, USA - MAY 11, 2017
Bottle. Pours with excessive head and coarse bead although the head holds. No lace. Very fruit aromatics. Relatively clean although come complexity. Spice, cloves, ester, citrus. Palate might be a little sweet although it is fresh and balanced. A little more acid or bitterness could help. This is a beer for a hot day. Very enjoyable.

3.8
notalush (5866) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2017
Bottle - classic Saison? - eh, not so much - enjoyable strong brett pale? - yeah, I’d say so - nose of white wine, pineapple brett, muskiness, pepper - full, lively carbonation in the mouth - a bit sweet, but that works well with the tropical fruit, pear, and white grape flavors - moderate spiciness and buggy funk late - spiciness and acidity, along with a lingering funkiness, subdue the sweetness by the finish - leaves dry, prickly acidity on the tongue - a brett tripel of sorts.

4
ogonczyk (139) - Ruda Slaska, POLAND - APR 1, 2017
Nice stone fruits and spicy, Peppers, nutmeg aroma with little funky, barn-like notes and subtle malty hints. Spicy and fruity in taste. Very lively, high carbonation but refreshing and alcohol is absent in mouthfeel. Very good!

3.7
Murrow (101) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - FEB 10, 2017
Bottle. Pours hazy straw to pale gold. Copious head. Sharp, somewhat stinging aroma. Grapefruit. Flavor opens bright, with citrus flavors, picking up some malt backbone as it develops. Finish is wild yeast. Dry finish. Heavy carb. Nice, smooth mouthfeel. A very enjoyable ale.

3.6
Palme (4777) - Bergen, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2017
0.5l bottle. Don’t leave it on the table, cause it most definitely wants out this. A bright white almost foamy fluffy head over a cloudy lemonade yellow colored body. It has lots of fresh citrus yeasty tones on the nose. Sharp white wine, tart yellow berries and something mildly salt. Like it, even if it’s perhaps a tad too sharp. Overcarbonated I’d say on the bubbles, aggressive and a little unpleasant on the palate really. Tastes good, but suffers from the hard bubbles. No doubt that it has a strong champagne/white wine touch over it. Mineralish, green grapes. Mild green melon, woody tart and really dry. Near bone dry. Like it, but I just wish the bubbles was toned down a bit. 17.07.2015

3.4
ciocanelu (2454) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - FEB 6, 2017
Almost clear golden color with off-white head. Aroma has sweet malt, yeast notes, some meadow flowers and apricot notes. Taste starts slightly malty and sweet with floral notes, slightly astringent on the finish. Lingers with floral yeast notes. Medium body and carbonation. Overall it’s decent but slightly too sweet and yeasty for my taste.

3.2
ardeo (395) - Flémalle, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2017
Bottle,1 pint 9 fl.oz. Aspect : blonde assez troublée et mousse à fines bulles. Nez : très "levure", fruits jaunes, herbeux, épicé. Bouche : fruitée-banane, épicée-coriandre-poivre, légèrement amère. Vive carbonatation. Pas mal mais j’aime moyennement les saisons ... sauf les printemps sans précipitations.

0.5
AleMonger24 (1) - - JAN 21, 2017 does not count
I’ve had everything from super hoppy pale ales to super malty nut ales and porters, and many a saison in between. This is one of the worst things I have ever put in my my mouth. Maybe I got a bad one, who knows. I had to spit this out and pour the rest down the drain.


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