Prairie Hop - Prairie Artisan Ales
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Ratings: 523 | Reviews: 105 | Display Reviews Only:
4.3/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
25.4 oz. bottle poured into tulip
2013 on cork
L: perfect. misty gold/orange with white foam for days ... the head is classic Belgian farmhouse, a pile of cotton balls, and it's super sticky; you can see the effervescence in the column (it's just clear enough), and the whole thing is just a show, man ... and what a show!
S: strawberries, rasberries, sour grapes, white whie ... lots of sweetness in with the tart/sour farmhouse note; yeast ... and bread dough
T: yes! strawberries, rasberries, grapes, sour grapes, white wine, some sweetness, some tartness ... my gosh. and now back there behind all that are hops, lots of them, American hops, too, with some floral/citrus flavors and a bitter backbone. if it were a pinch less bitter, it might be perfect (for me); as it is, damn ... this thing is good.
F: mesmerized by look, smell, flavor, it's hard not to say the mouthfeel is perfect. classic Belgian again, loads of carbonation but not harsh, rip-your-tongue-off carbonation ... it's bubbly and full but just soft enough to feel right (possibly TOO right ... i'm wanting to suck it down like water!)
O: now *this* is a true Belgian-American hybrid. it's mixing several quality Belgian notes with some nice American hop notes to create a fantastic saison. and the amazing thing: nothing is overdone. it's not a hop salad, not super sweet, not overly tart, not too murky, not antiseptic clear ... it's a pinch over my favorite bitter line, but it's NOT too bitter, not even close.
easy to see why so many like this brew. it's freaking good.
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2014 18:42:59 | More by Premo88
Prairie Hop from Prairie Artisan Ales
95 out of 100 based on 523 ratings.