Birra - Prairie Artisan Ales
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Reviews by JohnnyHopps:
4.03/5 rDev +6.6%
Birra caused me to say to myself, "I think I could get into saisons."
Appearance - The beer was a nice cloudy color with a foamy white head. Lacing hugged the sides of the tulip glass.
Smell - The aroma has that musty smell that reminds me of basements in the Midwest. It was Earthy and lemony.
Taste - At the front, I get gritty lemon, something akin to mineral water, and hops. There is a sourness that does not overwhelm, and is actually quite pleasant. The finish is dry and sour, almost to a point that makes you instantaneously makes you want to drink more.
Mouthfeel - The mouthfeel clings to the tongue and the sides of the mouth allows the tart to sting the sides of the tongue. The carbonation sweeps much to the tart away, but some still lingers.
Overall - I am not big on the style, but I like this one.
04-05-2014 22:59:21 | More by JohnnyHopps
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4.16/5 rDev +10.1%
Pours all foam (~95%); pure white and fluffy, like marshmallow fluff with large bubbles. Retention is fantastic. Brew is a hazy, lemon-yellow body (actually slightly paler than lemon). Some darker brown cloudy yeast at the bottom. Fluffy lacing. Opaque brew. Yum!
Lemon, straw, and sugar dominate the aroma - starts citrus, and becomes candy. Pretty standard (non-tart) Saison aroma. Very rustic, despite the sweetness. Smells delicious.
Far less sweet than the nose indicated. First, chunky wheat and malts, riding a slightly tart, funky wave. Exceptionally rustic and traditional. There is a nice note of citric acid that follows, and the sweetness isn't completely absent, but this is not a sweet Saison.
It tastes like drinking straw laced with yeast. Aftertaste is long and drily rustic.
Mouthfeel is medium-full up front, but very drinkable, with a semi-dry long finish begging you for another sip. A slight hop bitterness on the back-end gives a slight effervescent feel, as the alcohol is non-existent. Extremely lively, with no sting or foaming.
This is an outstanding Saison across the board. It's light and easy drinking, low ABV, and full of flavor. It doesn't feature huge wild notes, nor unrestrained sweetness, that many Saisons focus on. Rather, it's fairly straightforward and delicious.
07-14-2014 14:50:10 | More by Roguer
Birra from Prairie Artisan Ales
85 out of 100 based on 444 ratings.