Prairie Hop - Prairie Artisan Ales
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4.49/5 rDev +5.6%
one of the best saisons, if not beers altogether, that ive had in some time. this pours a soft pale amber color, faintly red, with at least two inches of sturdy white head and some suspended yeast. its mysteriously pale, and is emitting scents of far out yeast, fresh and abundant citrus hops, and a medium pale malt body with the dryness of an irish red. the flavor is the best of both worlds as far as hops and wild yeast goes. its familiar like mikkellers farmhouse invasion, minus the brett, substitute spicy apply saison yeast that's got all the farm you can handle. the hops are plenty bitter, but also cleverly fruity, which makes for excellent balance. every sip is different, cascading a new part of my palate, challenging yet comforting me at the same time. the craftsmanship behind the bubbles here is so profound, I promise you the beer world will start to talking about prairie before long. before this weekend, I had never heard of them at all, and this week I was fortunate enough to get a bottle of the noir in my rare beer club, and its burning a hole through my fridge. im sure ill drink it tonight after work unless I can garner some self control. this is maybe the best saison ever made, and it takes a lot for me to say that. the way the aggressive hops and the funky yeast play off each other is pure bliss. do yourself a favor and get a few bottles of this. youll never look back.
05-02-2013 20:21:58 | More by StonedTrippin
4.13/5 rDev -2.8%
Pours a nearly opaque light amber with one finger thick fizzy white head. Settles to a thin cap, spotty lacing. Smell: bready, wheat, grass and lemon, white grape. Taste: lemon, herbal, fleeting acetic note, pale malt sweetness, light breadiness, candied grapefruit rind, dried pineapple-ish. Fluffy, medium bodied, slightly chewy. Not sure the dry hop was still kicking in this one, but it's a pretty nice take on a hoppy saison... nice flavors, not an out-of-style amount of hop bitterness.
04-29-2013 03:33:10 | More by babaracas
4.38/5 rDev +3.1%
This seemed to be a nice hybrid between an IPA and a Saison.
In a snifter the beer was a clear gold color with a very thin tan head.
Interesting aroma. Citrus, sweet malt like an IPA. Earthy hops and spice like a saison.
Lemon, orange, pineapple taste. Earthy hops. Spice.
Wow! Really tasty. Soft in the mouth.
04-23-2013 22:36:29 | More by lordofthewiens
4.35/5 rDev +2.4%
Poured from a bottle into a Bell's tulip. The pour is crystal clear and gold in color with a rather thin head. Really great nose on this beer. Fresh, juicy oranges, pineapples, and lemons. It almost smells like a nice IPA.
Light to medium body with a firm feel. It may smell like an IPA, but it drinks like the Saison that it is. The flavor is very grainy and wheaty up front with some tart citrus notes. At mid-palate, it dries out substantially and becomes very flowery with hints of bitter hops. There is a faint tart funkiness on the finish that goes very well with the citrusy hops and dry character.
This is a wonderful beer that should appeal both to fans of Saisons and fans of American Pale Ales. Very refreshing and easy-drinking, but with a fair amount of complexity. My main grip is that I feel this beer could use more carbonation. I will be drinking this again.
04-21-2013 19:56:20 | More by deadonhisfeet
4.39/5 rDev +3.3%
Pours a hazy, vibrant orange with thin white head that slowly dissipates leaving little trace. Wonderful aroma of peaches, pineapple, mango, grass and flowers. Flavors of stone fruit, citrus and a touch of yeast. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Crisp, clean finish. Complex beer with many layers. So far I'm a fan of Prairie Artisan Ales.
04-21-2013 06:22:10 | More by Hamburgers
Prairie Hop from Prairie Artisan Ales
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