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Brewed by:
Amager Bryghus

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed in collaboration with Prairie Artisan Ales.

Added by bark on 09-11-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 69 |  Reviews: 21
Reviews by peensteen:
Photo of peensteen
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lightly hazed light blonde colour, 2 fingers of white head and lots of lace. Smell is a mix of citrus and funk, brett, lemon, lightly spicy as well, bit of white pepper, quite nice. Taste is dry and funky, bretty/musty flavours, pear, lemony and spice, drying funky aftertaste. High carbonation, medium body, dry. Of the 3 bottles of this beer I have had this one was the best, the first I had in June and was not a fan of the next in August was pretty good and this one was solid, so it would appear that this gets better with a few months, worth a try if you come across it, by far the best saison I have had from this brewery.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.09/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

With two of the newest and highly acclaimed brewers on the planet, it's only fitting to find the Prairie brewers and Amager brewers team up for flavorful farmhouse ale that has roots in Belgium but also a modernized American twist.

Tulsa Twister pours a turbulent and expressive pour. Acting as much like champagne as of ale, its golden straw body breams with carbonation, building a fluffy tower of foam and longevity. Peppery, fruity, grainy and lightly earthen to the nose, the initial taste is dryly malty to cast aspirations of wafer crackers and light bread with a subtle pep of floral honey.

The ale dries to near completion rather quickly, leaving the middle palate open to the abundance of dried citrus- grapefruit, lemon, lime and orange; dehydrated tropical fruit- kiwi, pineapple, apricot and mango; and tangy cidery character. Its balance of fresh-cracked peppercorn couples with curry, cumin and a firm grassy hop bite eventually eclipses the fruit and assists in a spicy and dry finish.

Light in body, the beer's militant carbonation accents the pepper and straw-like hops well, amplifying them while also giving the ale a slightly metalic character and a plaster-like closure. Gentle wafts of burlap and wine must roll across the retro-olfactory senses in aftertaste.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BGDrock
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Wildly effervescent, pouring a huge thick head with good retention, snow white, and a hazy, peach fuzz body.
A luscious, fruity aroma of peach, pineapple, mango, and a bit of pine.
Soft fruit flavours with a distinct hop finish and plenty of alcohol heat - not your typical saison. Mouthfeel is light but full, slightly oily. Incredible length. Flavours evolve over time, of peach, pine, straw, grapefruit, cotton candy. Although none of them are particularly strong, it doesn't get the palate jumping.
Overall it has some backbone, but not tons of flesh.

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Photo of Sammy
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of LanceH
4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ConradKenney
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dvmin98
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CrazyDavros
3.93/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4.25

Pours yellow with a large head.
Nose shows light sweet malt, pears, green apple, and earthy saison notes.
Flavours include spicy and herbal hops by the truckload along with farmhouse saison notes and a dry finish.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a hazy pale yellow color ale with a large purer white foamy head with good retention and some great lacing. Aroma of tart and funky notes with light floral hoppy notes also noticeable. Taste is a good mxi between some tart notes with some funky dry ester also dominant with great floral hops undertones. Body is pretty full with great carbonation. Very enjoyable and refreshing beer but maybe a bit more tart then I like my saison to be.

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Photo of irishkyle21
3.61/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mtomlins
3.97/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beautiful pour, straw color with a big white head with great retention and some lacing. The nose is grapefruit, some floral hop notes and some belgian yeast. On the palate, it's dryier than expected: grapefruit, herbal notes, some nice citrus, trat and a bit funky. Smooth, round and lively. Overall, a nice saison.

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Photo of DrBier
4.02/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AndreasDif
3.23/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: poured into a tulip to a hazed and bright yellow topped by a dense and rogky three finger head that retains well and leaves good lacing.
S: Smells a little fruity and spicy from the yeast with some light lemony notes and a light pale malt backbone.
T: Taste starts off with some spicy yeast and lemony hops with some nice fruity esters and some dry cracker like malt. Swallow is more fruity esters and spice with a little bit of dry malt
M: Fairly light but not watery with adequate carbonation that's just slightly prickly and a drying finish.
O: Overall this is a fantastic saison with bright flavors that hits everything that it's supposed to. If you like Saisons and see this you need to give it a try.

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Photo of Rwalford74
4.43/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dsshuck
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of xuehua
3.53/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Like a few other folks here, I bought this bottle from the LCBO. Standard 500ml bottle with a label design that doesn't do anything for me. Smells just a little bit funky, but nothing too wild. Generally smooth not very carbonated mouthfeel. The flavour is more toward the Belgian Ale on the spectrum of Trappist to Farmhouse Funk, however not excessively so. I get a strong feeling of apricots, and not much else. I would say overall it's a little bland, but that may be a good thing, considering this is a 8.8% ABV beer that definitely doesn't taste like one.

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Photo of patre_tim
4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Golden with a little haze, lots of fine bubbled fast and furious carbonation, and 4 fingers of off white head that fade fast to a fine foam.

S: Big grapefruit, a hint of pine, fruity. Passion fruit, jackfruit. Belgian style phenols.

T: Grapefruit, Juicy fruit bubblegum but dry, very floral as well. Brettanomyces, a sort of pineapple Jello or jam taste. Light bitterness.

M: Medium body, medium low carbonation, overall its dry with a light sweetness, dry, tannic finish.

O: Amazing brew. Love the Brett in it, the collaboration has proven itself well with its complexity and uniqueness. Got on Wishbeer, drank in Kunming March 10th, 2015.

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Photo of spinrsx
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from the lcbo for around $7.

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Photo of thehyperduck
4.23/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 mL bottle from the LCBO; a sticker slapped onto the label indicates an abv of 8.8%. Best before Jan 2019. Served slightly chilled, and reviewed on my phone.

Pours a turbid apricot yellow hue, initially supporting one finger of loose white froth atop. It has largely vanished within a few minutes' time, soon being replaced with a smooth cap and collar consisting of a fine-bubbled foam; a modest swath of lacing is also left behind. I'm getting distinct aromas of lemon zest and mild Brett funk, in addition to hints of wheaty grain sweetness, orange peel, sour peach, white pepper, mango and wet, grassy hay. Yeasty and quite fragrantly fruity overall; very nice.

Much the same can be said of the flavour profile, which commences with citrusy notes of lemon pith and grapefruit, interspersed amidst wheaty grains, peach, cantaloupe and mildly tart green apple flesh. This transitions into a yeastier, hoppier flavour on the back end; quite floral and grassy, with some peppery spice and gentle phenolics. Finishes fruity and slightly funky, with a dry aftertaste that leaves the palate feeling ripe for another sip. Medium in body, with moderately assertive carbonation that feels prickly on the tongue and scrubs the palate after each gulp. Damn tasty, with no sign of the 8.8% whatsoever; this is a textbook example of a dangerous beer, because it also goes down the hatch virtually effortlessly.

Final Grade: 4.23, an A-. Winter tends to be a bit of a low point as far as saison availability is concerned. Tulsa Twister is the first new one I've sampled in more than a few months, and I have to say it scratched the itch quite effectively. It's fruity and almost juicy at times, yet finishes bitter and dry, with a light spiciness and an understated Brett funkiness. Despite being rife with contradiction, it all comes together into a coherent (and tasty) whole. Worth a go, for sure.

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Amager / Prairie - Tulsa Twister from Amager Bryghus
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