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Little Lobster On The Prairie - Blue Lobster Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

81 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 36
Gots: 16 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Blue Lobster Brewing Company
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Little Lobster on the Prairie is a Farmhouse Saison that is lightly hopped with Galaxy hops and fermented with Brettanomyces Bruxellensis. This yeast brings notes of funky, musty, overripe fruits as well as light barnyard notes staying true to the farmhouse style. Refermented in the bottle with Blue Lobsters house yeast, this beer should be decanted and opened carefully as this beer is still developing in the bottle.

This was a collaboration brew with Prairie Artisan Ales. Thank you to Chase and Colin Healey!

(Beer added by: Rochefort10nh on 10-04-2013)
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Reviews by BarrytheBear:
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

3.63/5  rDev -13.4%

750 ml bottle courtesy of Cam....thanks to a great trade partner! Into a wine glass....

Very cloudy yellow with a huge fluff that settles to a nice surface cover of white and some significant lacing and spatter.

Smells very yeasty and soapy, with a touch of lemon and some fruitiness underneath that claws to be released.

Starts clean with mellow fruits...lemon and kiwi...and a light sourness that quickly slams into a wall of Dial soap and yeast. More soapy and yeasty than funky. The fruits show themselves again on the back end on the aftertaste and the soapy qualities linger.

Quite dry and champagne like..did I mention the bar of soap?

Some nice qualities here but not a beer that fits my wheelhouse. I'd like a bit more of the sourness and Galaxy hops to shine and less of the...wait for it...soap.

03-15-2014 00:50:35 | More by BarrytheBear
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Janeinma

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.5%

05-26-2014 14:56:16 | More by Janeinma
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doremite

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

11-09-2013 23:35:19 | More by doremite
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

12-15-2013 01:31:07 | More by jtladner
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

11-02-2013 20:33:43 | More by acurtis
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

11-23-2013 21:14:01 | More by Gonzoillini
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Alieniloquium

Florida

4.14/5  rDev -1.2%

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Huge white head. Hazy pale body. Thick collar.

Smell - A little bretty. Sweet pale malts. Very yeasty. Some stone fruit.

Taste - Brettiness is more potent. Yeastiness too. Almost tangy. Lemony and some apricot.

Mouthfeel - High carbonation. Moderate earthiness to balance a hefty malt body.

Overall - Enjoying this. Great fruity and bretty flavors.

11-19-2013 01:31:21 | More by Alieniloquium
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mjstacker

New Hampshire

3/5  rDev -28.4%

10-05-2013 00:46:54 | More by mjstacker
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

10-11-2013 11:16:36 | More by ChrisL24481
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Trevdawg

New Hampshire

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

10-12-2013 20:14:46 | More by Trevdawg
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EliotRosewater

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

06-12-2014 01:01:00 | More by EliotRosewater
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CooperEllis

New York

4.58/5  rDev +9.3%

750 ml from ProperPinter. Thanks, Dan.

Served into a 6oz wine glass. /TØØØØØØØØRRRSSSTT //shakes fists at heavens.

Beautiful pour. Strawburn pour with billowing light, bright white head. Pleasant fizzy dissipation and good tight carb bubbles ring the glass throughout.

Smells of fresh straw, green apples, with mashed green grapes - it is faintly peppery.

Taste leaves little on the table, hitting the high notes of sour fruit and white pepper well. There is little funk - right in my wheelhouse really - and I enjoy that there is nearly no trace of alcohol in the traditional "boozy" sense. The faint alcohol burn at the death is magnified by the light, clean finish.

The best of the limited offerings I've had from Blue Lobster and possibly the best of the limited offerings I've had from Prairie.

(215th)

10-21-2013 22:52:02 | More by CooperEllis
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wesley14

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.5%

05-19-2014 17:04:00 | More by wesley14
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.31/5  rDev +2.9%

750 ml cork and caged bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.
7.3% ABV

Thanks for another east coast Saison, Keith!

A - Effervescent and bright, this hazed pale yellow beer is topped by a fleeting and fizzy white head that leaves little lace behind.

S - Rustic and earthy, Little Lobster has a subtle barnyard Brett nose with easy-to-digest funk transitioning into lemon citrus and smooth spicy yeast.

T - Grainy pale and sweet pilsner malt provide a "beer"-like base that shows through the transparent wild yeast flavor. Notes of the rustic farmhouse yeast incorporate subtle spice into the mix, nicely melding with lemony citrus on the back end.

M - Little Lobster has an effervescent carbonation level that dances on the tongue as it passes by smoothly. Feeling somewhat flat mid sip, this saison finishes with a very nice dryness and relaxed tartness.

O - Little Lobster on the Prairie is a wonderful American-brewed saison that has plenty of Belgian-inspired yeast character but it's bigger malt base which boosts the alcohol also gives this subtly funky beer an actual "beer" flavor; grainy pale malt. Regardless, it's better than most of the available saisons from the states!

11-30-2013 20:16:15 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Mike

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

10-11-2013 06:39:00 | More by Mike
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-12-2014 16:41:16 | More by mendvicdog
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

750 mL bottle courtesy of CooperEllis pours a fairly clear light gold color with a frothy white head. Average retention and lace.

Nose is sweatsock brett, tart bacteria and some sharp citrus aromas. Smells pretty good and pretty funky.

Taste is fairly sour and some serious funk pervades every sip. Rustic and tart, with some fruity notes...it is a bit sweeter than I would like, but it has alot going on. Not all the flavors seem to meld well, and there is a sweaty feet funkiness that I have unintentionally ended up with in some of my homebrews. I would like to see this be a little cleaner with more dryness and more sour.

12-07-2013 01:44:07 | More by twiggamortis420
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oline73

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

02-05-2014 01:17:36 | More by oline73
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fbc24

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

11-06-2013 21:25:31 | More by fbc24
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Massbmx

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

10-20-2013 23:55:38 | More by Massbmx
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frankthetank86

New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

11-08-2013 03:13:05 | More by frankthetank86
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bstyle

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +19.3%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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Little Lobster On The Prairie from Blue Lobster Brewing Company
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