Prairie Ale - Prairie Artisan Ales
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4.26/5 rDev +4.7%
S: Sweet grainiess, some funk in the background, musty, damp, slightly floral, slight maltiness.
L: Hazy, golden yellow, carbonated head with a little retention.
T: Sweet, grain up front with a medium strength Brett taste following. Quite musty and slightly funky. Medium low, spicy bitterness followed by additional barnyard and mustiness. Finishes with a touch of sweetness.
M: Medium high carbonation, effervescent, medium bodied.
Really enjoyed this saison, a lot of complex flavors with just a enough Brett to keep things interesting without being completely out of control. Not sure if its worth the price tag, but delicious.
07-30-2013 23:55:34 | More by bum732
4.56/5 rDev +12%
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.
07-29-2013 15:04:54 | More by ehammond1
3.9/5 rDev -4.2%
A: Cork came out rather easily with a nice pop. Pours a hazy golden color with a fluffy white head on top that reduces to a 1/2 inch cap on top, rather foamy.
S: Nice saison aroma, yeasty with a bit of bretty funk. Some light fruit, mostly grapefruit. Faint hop presence.
T: Very brett forward with some cheese and funk mixed with lemon and lemon zest. A bit of floral hops and light tartness.
M: Light to medium bodied with high carbonation.
O: Another solid beer from Prairie, like what these guys are putting out. As it warms a little too funky for my taste, but still nice.
07-29-2013 02:05:43 | More by mdaschaf
3.84/5 rDev -5.7%
Pours a light lemon yellow, almost neon yellow ale with a solid sheet of bone whites. Smells of lemongrass, some hay, some pineapple and grass. Flavor has a hint of alcohol (surprisingly), some sweet grain, some corn, some bitterness and chalky yeast, I'm really having a tough time getting away from the grain alcohol character I'm getting. Light bodied with moderate carb and a wet finish. The mouthfeel is really spot on for my satisfaction, great for the hot weather. I like this beers concept, the nuances and most of the aspects, my issue is with the alcohol character I get, and I'm certainly surprised by its presence. So much so that I wouldn't buy this again at the $17 I was charged here in the great state of Massachusetts.
EDIT: as it has warmed some more, the alcohol flavor I was getting has died down and the original flavor has been modified from 3.25 up to 3.75. I would probably drink again, but the price point still steers me toward something like Upright, Stillwater or the newly found Propolis for my money.
07-18-2013 05:06:31 | More by harrymel
Prairie Ale from Prairie Artisan Ales
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