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Prairie Ale - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Reviews: 149
Hads: 933
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 7.8%
Wants: 73
Gots: 167 | FT: 12
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Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BierGartenok on 11-26-2012

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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Photo of willandperry
4.82/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing a little late.
C&C bottled poured into tulip.

A-the beer pours a straw color but pretty hazy.

S-woah, this beer smells awesome. Funk, wet hay. Bret. More funk. Spice. the bret comes thru much more than the first time around(when it first hit shelves)

T-real light and dry with a great bret flavor. Spicy pepperness(from the yeast?) Very nice and refreshing. Very drinkable, dangerously so.

M- light and maybe a little grassy. Easy drinking while being pretty complex as well.

O-I really like this beer. Have had it a few times and each time the bret seems to have come forward more. Defiantly worth trading for and picking up(if its in your market) (665 characters)

Photo of Sludgeman
4.7/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a tulip.

A kick in the head at first sip, but very drinkable. I try to grade to style. This beer is at the extreme of the style. 4.75

A – Pours a hazy golden yellow/pale orange color with a two-finger mousy head. Average lacing. 4.5

S – Barnyard, spice, citrus/lemon, yeasty, sour (-) 4.5

T – Clean, citrus, a bit acidic, lactic, some herbal bitterness, the 8.2% ABV not evident. 4.75

MF – Super dry finish, tart – maybe even a bit astringent, medium-light body. 5 (492 characters)

Photo of MtnBiker
4.69/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Maybe it's due to living in a wasteland for craft beers, or maybe I'm really lucky to have this in my state, but this is one of the best saisons I've had. The bottle itself is just fun to look at with the great hand drawn artwork, corked and caged. Poured into a Duvel tulip with a thick white head. Smells of citrus, mostly orange, and lemon to me with some pepper. The Brett funk comes through as well. Smells amazing. The taste is a light body with moderate carb. Spice, citrus, and the Brett, much like it smelled. This beer was a definite "wow" for me in local beers, I hope Chase has raised the bar for Oklahoma brewers. I'm holding back a few bottles to see how these mature, can't wait to pop one open in the hot Oklahoma summer! (737 characters)

Photo of MinorThreat
4.67/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Props to jtmiller03 for sending this, much appreciated.

A-Hazy straw color with a big foamy head that settles to a thick skim, nice lacing.

S-Brett, horse blanket and some herbal grassy notes. Really impressive

T-Crisp brett straight away opening into slightly sweet honey and cereal grain. Spicy white pepper and clove with a clean dry finish. Absolutely delicious and bordering on perfection, hits all the notes of what I like in a saison. Wow

M-gassy and effervescent enough to wash away cleanly. really nice

O- flat out great Saison with Brett. I really wish I could get this on a weekly basis, it holds it's own with all of the Hill Farmstead saisons I've tried. I hope that production can keep up with what I assume will be an insane growing demand. I'd hate for the few bottles I have to be the last. (813 characters)

Photo of champ103
4.64/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: The cork pops with a huge boom, and plenty of gun smoke. Though not a gusher at all. Incredibly foamy to pour however. A beautiful deep hazed orange color. A towering rocky, foamy white head forms with infinite retention. Massive lacing as well. Champagne like bubbles rising. Impressive so far.
S: A huge aroma of earthy, peppery yeast. Grassy and floral hops are great. Hay and barnyard aromas which are amazing. Baked bread and wheat. So earthy and rustic, just amazing.
T: Again, a huge earthy, and rustic flavor. Baked bread, grassy and floral hops with a substantial bitterness. Slightly tart, dry fruits of lemon and banana. Balanced perfectly with the dry rustic hay and barnyard flavors. Wow.
M/D: A medium body that is incredibly crisp and effervescent. Perfectly carbonated and dry. Though smooth at the same time. I can not get enough of this. So easy and enjoyable to drink. All the nuances work perfectly together to make this one superlative drink.

I have had numerous Prairie Artisan Saisons in the past. All are amazing. This however beats them all, and pretty much any other variants of the style. Even some from across the continent. The earthy Brett, saaz hops, and pilsner malt works together perfectly. One of my favorites, and am so glad this recently hit the Texas market. This will be a staple in my fridge. (1,337 characters)

Photo of pat61
4.6/5  rDev +12.2%

Has a big lemony tart nose with a dab of barnyard funk and a hint of tropical fruit. Pours hazy straw under a very lightly gold tinted white 3” foam cap. Has a very lemony palate over light grains that suggest a very light short bread, light tropical fruit, white pepper with a light spicy touch on the finish. A light and refreshing beer. (341 characters)

Photo of daledeee
4.58/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Another new arrival to try.

Pours a cloudy yellow with some lacing and white head.

Nose is funky and Brett.

Taste classic Saison. Nice lemon, pepper and brett. Really easy to drink and satisfying.

Mouth feel is nicely carbonated but not overly dry. Perfect.

This is a classic beer with great appeal. I am trying to think of a better Saison. (345 characters)

Photo of ehammond1
4.57/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle (2013)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, wagenvolks and xpimptastikx!

Careful! Gusher, here! The cork hit me in the forehead after untying the wire cage.

A lighter than anticipated golden and yellow. Nearly clear, though some slight, floating sediment can be seen. Very large, huge, incredibly persistent, large-bubbled head. This one had an incredible amount of carbonation and leaves thick, chunky spiderwebs of gorgeous lace all the way down the glass.

Complete and appropriate aroma of earth, hay, dried grasses, a hint of musty barnyard, and a complementary, almost juicy, fruit character of perhaps peach, strawberry, and mild citrus.

The flavor is similar, and incredibly drinkable. Earthy, barnyard flavors complement hay, grass, earth, fruit (citrus, melon, and strawberry) and a bit of black pepper. Some very mild lemon as well. Really delicious. One of my favorite straightforward, to-style, American saisons.

Thinner to medium bodied with high carbonation. Incredibly drinkable and very well crafted.

I love this beer. Fantastic American version of what is perhaps my favorite style. (1,104 characters)

Photo of DrumKid003
4.57/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Serving: Poured from a 16.9oz. bottle into a Nonic Pint Glass

A: Opaque yellow-orange in color that let's through a moderate amount of light. Kind of reminds me off the look of pulp-free orange juice. White fluffy head about 1-2 fingers thick.

S: The hops give it a slightly sweet smell, while the wine yeast & brettanomyces mixes in to give off a mild red wine smell.

T: Not much in the way of hops taste. The malt is heavier on the front which provides a slight sweetness, then quickly transitions into a peppery, sour finish. If you didn't know this had brett in it, the finish will quickly bring that to your attention.

M: Very quickly transitions from a smooth texture, to the carbonation taking over 1-2 seconds after sitting on the tongue, creating a very light and airy feel.

O: Had this beer once before on-tap, but I think it was either a bad keg, or the conditioning didn't take. Out of the bottle though, this beer is completely different. The carbonation and brett are immediately noticeable and true to style. Even though there's hops in this they're almost unnoticeable, and the malt is very subdued. The wine yeast is probably the most noticeable in the taste and aroma categories, and makes this one of my favorite Saisons. (1,245 characters)

Photo of jeagleton
4.55/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is a strange-tasting beer, but I love it.

I drank this some time ago, but I remember the nose and how it tasted so vividly. It's one of the beers I use as a prime example in floral flavors in beer. So if you are looking for floral flavors in your beer: drink this beer. The way I always describe this light, summery ale is: it tastes the way tulips or amaryllis flowers smell. It has a florid and almost farty pungency. I am sending home to Oklahoma from NYC for this one and will continue to for as long as it's brewed. (526 characters)

Photo of Evahflow
4.55/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 500ml bottle into an oversized wine glass

A- A Murky golden straw color with a Billowy bone white head Patrick Bateman would be proud of. This is what I want my saison to look like

S- You get a lot of earthy straw, some pepper, some mushroom like funkiness and surprising tropical pineapple lemon thing towards the end. One of the best smelling saisons I've ever had.

T- I get a lot from the smell. wet hay, earthy, some funkiness,Nice soft bread backing it up, Pineapple/lemon flavers ending in a crisp slight tartness.

M- Bone dry, spritzy high carb, you get a nice smooth mouthfeel from the wheat. Ideal saison territory here

O- Overall if I had regular access to this, this would be my go to saison. This beer kills it every time I've had it. I love the dryness and drinkability and the 500 ml format is perfect. (836 characters)

Photo of ericandersnavy
4.52/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle acquired through a friend. Prairie Artisan Ales is the newest brewery to hit the OK scene. Many people will probably recognize the accomplishments of head brewery Chase Healey once they taste his great saisons.

Appearance: poured yellow with a lasting fluffy white head that left ample lace behind on the glass.

Aroma: orange, brett, pepper, and what seemed to be a bit of spearmint. The nose was absolutely wonderful that had tons of depth and character.

Flavor: brett, pepper, spice, citrus, and some lingering hops on the finish. The flavor was a symphony of flavors that danced around my mouth.

Body was light and dry with a creamy fizzy carbonation.

Overall this is a great beer and a wonderful interpretation of a saison. Chase really makes some great saisons and I look forward to trying some more of his new brews from his new venture out of Krebs, OK. (874 characters)

Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

750ml caged and corked bottle purchased from Whole Foods SoMa in San Francisco. Brought back to Sydney and shared with Rich and Sam.

Pours a solidly hazed bright yellow with a full and frothy head of white that leaves rich sudsy lace. Body is quite light, but pleasant, holding its fine carbonation well enough. Colour is so consistent: it looks really very good.

Nose is wonderful. Big, fresh funk and acidity, with a crisp citrus character coming through and some brighter coconut characters. Slight solvent character comes through giving a hint of putty or plastic—it sharpens the olfactory nerves, which makes me more receptive to the other characters. Indeed, it at once smells rustic and dry, and humid and tropical. It's quite an amazing aroma.

Taste is smooth and fresh, with some vegetative crispness around the edges which gives it a container for the slightly funky tones which play around on the mid-palate. Peppery tones move in towards the back, but there's a slick citrus to counterbalance it, leaving the back supremely refreshing and bright. Awesome.

Feel is smooth but bright, with a lightness to the body accentuated by some supple, fine carbonation.

This is an absolutely cracking Saison. This is superbly made stuff that shows its craft and skill throughout. It's so well integrated, but with such lovely characters dancing around to explore. And it's so fresh, bright and wonderfully drinkable. Stunning stuff. (1,439 characters)

Photo of brewcrew76
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Hazy pale straw yellow with a big fluffy white head. Set the bottle down after I opened it and returned a few minutes later to a small puddle that had slowly flowed out of the bottle.

S - Green apple, white pepper, wet hay, lemon, brett with a little yeasty funk.

T - Earthy, green apple, white pepper, grassy hops, floral, wet hay, brett funk, light hint of guava and pineapple in the aftertaste.

M - Light and effervescent mouthfeel. Well carbonated. Dry lingering finish with a bit of funk.

D - Wonderfully simple but complex at the same time. This is how I imagine a rustic saison of days past. (608 characters)

Photo of facundoCNB
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A hazy darker straw yellow in color with 2 fingers of bright white head, slow dissipation. Smells fantastically Bretty! Lots of jasmine, barnyard funk, wet hay, and some tropical notes as well.
Slightly bitter up front, then a nice breadyness leads way to brettanomyces' funkyness. A bit of white pepper comes through in the finish.. This I a very yeast oriented brew. You can tell there was Belgian yeast used for primary, Brett in secondary (there but not as overpowering as most 100% Brett ales) and the wine yeast comes through in the crisp dry finish. A wonderfully balanced wild ale, full of flavor with a light crisp refreshing body.. Oh and wait there's lots of alcohol in this one? Feels like a 3% Berliner.. Wow. Excellent job done by prairie once again. (764 characters)

Photo of pkalix
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

plain hazy yellow, no head on light pour. a little bit of effervescence, like a 7-up....
smells kind of sour, a little bit of vinegar, a little bit of fruit and grass.
taste is nice. a little sour, some fruit and tartness, but seemingly very thin. the thinness is decent
2nd pour yields a little foam but the stand out feature of this is the tart, yet quite thin and bland taste. but that isn't bad, it just means it's not overly rich and I really like it this this way. for the 8.2% abv, I really like this. it's a very clean taste and very nicely done. not overly rich, not terribly tasty, but very stable. (608 characters)

Photo of Immortale25
4.49/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Funky Buddha Brewery snifter. No freshness date.

A- Pours a hazy light golden color with a 1/2 inch white head that retains a bit before sinking down to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a thick ring behind on the glass.

S- Nice and funky saison yeast aroma bears notes of lemongrass, wheat and a tinge of hops. Some Brett might be in there as there's some musty barnyard action going on.

T- Yep, definitely some Brett in there as there's immediate notes of green olive. The funkiness isn't overbearing though as there's room for the light hops and crisp malt to bring some equality to the overall profile. Alcohol is superbly well masked as I keep going back for more and more sips.

M- As said before, crisp and spritzy with medium-high carbonation and a light body.

O- This is a wonderfully balanced saison that's a fantastic example of how this style should be done. (966 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Its so gratifying to, after tasting a zillion beers that meet the parameters of the style, to taste a beer that exceeds what defines the style and becomes and exemplary example of the saison style. This beer does just that!

The saison pours with a hazy gold hue, that's tinted a shade deeper due to the suspended yeast. The somewhat murky beer develops a rich meringue of foam, stark white in color, that not only caps the beer for the long haul, but also laces intricately along the glass as the beer falls.

Fruit and spice align for the balanced scent while aromas of funky-fresh farmhouse character wraps around the scattered esters and phenols and pulls them all together. Lemons, limes, spiced pear, sandalwood, sea air, dried wood, apples, and dry white wine all define the nose in a very rustic and inviting scent.

Its assertive taste delivers a dry malt taste of crackers, whole wheat, and rye breads. It's terse sweetness is shunned as the taste prefers dry fruit flavors of dried lemons and limes, tart green apples, and sour white grapes. Sultans, plantains, and dehydrated apricot provide rich improvission of fruit, but without the associated sweetness of the fruit. The tropical and citric acids and balanced by spicy white pepper, paradise seed, mild cumin, and fennel. Funky flavors of saddle leather, fragrant sandalwood, hay and grass all provide pungent complexities that balance the fruit and malt effortlessly and exponentially.

Medium-light in body, the malt and fruit springs from the tongue from the explosive carbonation that carries the taste over the tongue and against the palate for a quick finish of fruit, spice, and earth. The beer finishes before the taste buds are able to fully appreciate its taste- leading to a high rate of refreshment and drinkability. Closing with high peppery spice, high acidity, and strong alcohol warmth- the beer resonates with the tart dryness of the most arid wines.

This is an incredible saison that not only delivers on the promise of dry fruit, high spice, and ultimate dryness; but does so boldly and with the glaring envelops of earthen must in such a way that is rarely delivered outside of the farmhouses of Belgium. (2,192 characters)

Photo of BierGartenok
4.47/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Oklahoma’s newest brewery to hit the scene in full force, Prairie Ales is making a statement. Currently gypsy-brewed out of Choc Beer Company in Krebs, Prairie Artisan Ales is the brain child of Chase and Colin Healey, previously of COOP and Redbud. Chase is following his dream to brew world-class Belgian Ales that are available right here in his home state of Oklahoma, and for that we are grateful. With his brother by his side, is there any stopping them? Prairie Ales has also currently been picked up to be distributed by none other than the infamous Shelton Brothers of Belchertown MA. Very big news for Chase and Colin’s crew and we are all behind them. Prairie Artisan Ales is so new that they only currently have one beer on the market, “Prairie Ale.” Prairie Ale is a Belgian-style Saison with a mild Brett character to put a slight spin on the classic example. Chase and Colin make sure to keep all their beers in the more “Craft” side of the brewing process. Prairie Ales currently has three other beers in development that are going to be available at any time. Standard Ale, Noir and Prairie Hop are their names and I am anxiously awaiting their arrival. Now to the beer!

Mango, pineapple, hay, orange and some slight hints of earth and tangerines. Pour is slightly cloudy straw color with a good head that reduces and maintains great retention and consistency. Now a narrow strip in the glass the bubbles are creamy and tightly packed and cling nicely to the glass. Citrus fruit is the first flavor to come through, mango, pineapple and orange with small amount of lemon peeking through. Moderate carbonation is apparent throughout the taste. Coarse bubbles hold all the way through to the finish. Prickly sensations as you swallow. The Brett character is extremely mild at this point, but is noticeable and should mature as time goes on. The finish is slightly sweet with a dry *ting* right at the end and very well done. The alcohol is well hidden and doesnt have an impact on the flavor or finish. This is one extremely well brewed Saison! I love the way the fruit flavors are not overpowering, but help to balance the slightly dry low Brett character. Hopefully the balance will maintain as the yeast develops in the bottle. If this is an example of what Chase and Colin Healey have in store for us, then WATCH OUT, because the ride has only begun! (2,382 characters)

Photo of Zach136
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: High carbonation straight from the bottle as foam slowly finds it's way out of the neck. Hazy yellow body and a huge head with great lacing.

Aroma: Pickly funk (brett?) and citrus.

Flavor: The nose was great, but doesn't even do justice for what you're about to encounter. Big explosion of funk, citrus, and peppery yeast character. Light wheat sweetness also adds a layer of complexity.

Mouthfeel: Super carbonated and bone dry.

Overall: I think I may be ruined on other saisons. Truly an incredible beer. (527 characters)

Photo of Rutager
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big thank you to willandperry for sending me a bunch of stuff from these guys and many more great brews. Cheers!

Appearance. Pours a very nice lemon-straw colour with a ton of haze and almost 3 fingers of frothy white head that leaves some nice lace behind.

Smell. Lemons and funky herbal saison yeast, dry old wood from the ocean (slightly briny) and a little bit of apple and pear.

Taste, Earthy, herbal funky saison yeast and light brett, lemon rind, ocean driftwood again, some light exotic spice that I can't put my finger on, maybe a little lemongrass and lime. Nice stuff.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, prorbably on the low side. Medium-strong carbonation.

Overall. Fantastic stuff. Really well made beer here with a ton of flavour. Glad I have most of the lineup to try. Thanks again willandperry! (806 characters)

Photo of superspak
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours moderately hazy golden straw color with a 2-3 finger foamy and rocky white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of big lemon, pineapple, peach, pear, apple, clove, pepper, hay, grass, white wine, wheat, light vinegar, funk, and yeast earthiness. Incredible aromas with fantastic balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast notes with funk; and great strength. Taste of lemon, pineapple, peach, pear, apple, pepper, clove, hay, grass, white wine, wheat, light vinegar, funk, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of citrus, pineapple, light fruits, clove, pepper, hay, grass, wheat, white wine, funk ,and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, hop, and brett flavors; with a moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a lightly creamy, crisp, and fairly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible saison style! All around fantastic balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, hop, and brett flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A near world class offering in my opinion. (1,399 characters)

Photo of Hopswagger
4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

P: A murky organic apple cider body with a billowing mountain of off white creamy froth.

S: Musty wood, dirt, aged potpourri, lemon curd, clove, white pepper, coriander, timid vinegar funk and faint lime.

T/M: Taste follows the nose and delivers big spices with a nice subtle floral and citrus zest hop flavor. Bret funk forward but clean and complementing. Well balanced flavors deliver a smooth dry saison that is sure to please. Medium creamy body with kisses of carbonation and a soapy hop finish. Hints of rose petals in grain alcohol once warned.

O: A great saison from a great new brewery that is producing some fantastic stuff. I love that Oklahoma is growing in the craft beer realm. With this being the first beer brewed by Praire I am anxious to try the rest. Cheers! (784 characters)

Photo of TheMess
4.41/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Everything i love about a farmhouse saison here. delicate spices, light pear like fruit flavors, nice carbonation. the brett is what makes this one instantly a favorite. great brett in the smell and taste, not overpowering but enough to give it that that funky, musty flavor. loved this beer.. (293 characters)

Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a D'Achouffe tulip. The pour is a pale straw-gold color with nice effervescence and a big rocky white head that is not very long lasting. The nose is stony and flowery, almost like a pilsner. There are hints of pepper, lemon, and a sour wet hay character in there as well

The beer has a light body and an herbal flavor. There is a soft malt character up front that is well met by earthy, spicy flavors and a hint of sour acidity that dries the mouth and leaves you salivating for more. Very appetizing and flavorful without being overbearing. No excessive bitter hop or fruity phenol character, just pleasant flavors of crackers, lemon, herbs, and white wine. Nice dry finish.

An excellent example of a Saison from a brewer that is impressing me more and more. No American hop character here as in Prairie Hop, just a spot-on traditional interpretation of the style. Recommended. (907 characters)

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Prairie Ale from Prairie Artisan Ales
91 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.