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Ratings: 761
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 67
Gots: 118 | FT: 8
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Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/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.

(Beer added by: BierGartenok on 11-26-2012)
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4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gavroche tulip. If you've ever seen "There Will Be Blood", you can picture me opening this bottle: Gusher! After quickly getting a glass under the flow, managed a pour, appearing in the glass as opaque hazy straw, almost the color of fresh unfiltered pineapple juice with a massive white head that started to dissipate, but maintained a two finger head with good retention and pillowy lacing. Classic saison aroma of light fruit juice, coriander, wild yeast, peppery and sweet/sour. Flavor is dry dominant brett, light citrus and apple family fruit, hints of caramel, white grape, hints of lemon citrus; finishes very bitter from hops and Brett. Dry, bubbly and reminiscent of champagne (if champagne was brett infused). Fortunately not too sour, but a light tartness that was appealing. Light to medium bodied with bright, active carbonation. Brett forward and far over the amount I would prefer; however it is a credit to this ale that the overall peppery carbonation and otherwise well balanced saison flavors won me over. I like the underlying saison ingredients and if I was a bigger wild yeast fan, I'd probably go crazy over this. A very nicely made and tasty saison on the aggressive brett end of the flavor spectrum. This is one of the rare ales that could eventually win me over to wild yeasts. So good I regretted losing a third of the bottle on opening.

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4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured into a teku

A- A cloudy gold straw color with a massive four finger+ head.

S- Brett sourness and funk, some white wine, peppercorns, light fruits.

T- Does not live up to the nose. Slightly tart, some peppercorn, earthy spices, some funk from the brett, sweet malts, along with some sugary sweetness.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A good Saison, but would be better if the brett made it more sour. The nose is the best part, smells like a wine barrel aged Saison.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Color- cloudy light gold. Huge foamy head.

Aroma- dry white grapes and mild herbs.

Taste- Starts wheaty yet light with effervescent fine carbonation that quickly brings on floral hops and light spicy notes, finishing with a beautiful dry lingering aftertaste with hints of floral hops. An excellent brew! We disagree with the brewer's note on hints of pineapple but agree on the black pepper. This was recommended by Nick at Hancock Center HEB (central Austin), and this was one of his better recommendations.

Poured from a corked 750 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted on 5/24/14.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

a: a bright, cloudy yellow color- i like to use the term amber waves of grain. large 4 finger rocky white head that looks like bubbling marshmallows on top

s: a very nice spice right up front, a bit like Fantome. spicy yeast, coriander, sweet pears & apples. rich bread yeast, light caramel, white wine. finishes with those nice pear/apple/white wine grapes

t: white wine grapes, spicy yeast, and coriander are what i'm picking up right away. this fades to a really nice grassy/grain note and very light sweet malts. theres a nice mild pepper spice at the end of the tongue as well, and finishes with something that reminds me of a slightly tart strawberry and some nice funk - is that brett? tastes like it. really nice

m: medium mouthfeel with tonssss of carbonation. i think the high level of carbonation really works well here helping those fruity yeasty flavors balance out the nice spice in here as well. easy to drink

o: really impressed with this. as mentioned, it reminds me a bit of Fantome. its fruity, spicy, earthy, and super refreshing. not taste of alcohol in here at all. 100% recommend this

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Prairie Ale from Prairie Artisan Ales
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