Brett C. Ale
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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #174
ABV:
8.1%
Score:
92
Ranked #3,087
Avg:
4.12 | pDev: 8.01%
Reviews:
84
Ratings:
447
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Prairie Artisan Ales
 
Oklahoma, United States
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Brett C. AleBrett C. Ale
Notes: A farmhouse Ale, brewed with Cascade and Citra Hops and a touch of Sea Salt.
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Photo of puboflyons
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From the 500 ml. bottle stamped 17472CM2-10129-22017 and I'm not sure what it means. Sampled Feb 27, 2019.

The pour is a slightly milky but very heady looking light amber-yellow.

I'll admit up front that I'm not a fan of Brett beers but the aroma on this one is not as forward as some. Yes, I get that funky oily sensation with a dose of bread, biscuit, fruit, and yeast under it all. I found it appealing.

Light to medium, smooth mouthfeel.

The bread and biscuit sweetness gives way to a less than funky, flavor sensation along with a fruity character hovering back there. Mostly dry yet low tart finish. I'm not a Brett fan but this one is more approachable for me.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 16.9oz bottle into glass. Stamped dating information on bottle is '17471PT2 15:20 21917'.
Cloudy, pale gold colored body. Big release of carbonation (but no foam) upon removal of bottle cap. Long lasting billowy white head. Some sheets of lacing from the foam.
Aroma of lemon, funk, and resin.
Swirling tastes of tart lemon, piney (with resin) hops, and barn funk. A little salt (felt on the lips).
Medium to coating mouth feel. Very high carbonation.
Adventuresome mix of tastes, but they lack a real blending together. Where else can you find a glass with resin hops, funk, and tartness. This would probably be quite good at a farm gathering lunch with lots of fresh and savory food that would play off the different taste aspects of the beer.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I just had Brett C. Ale a Farmhouse Ale brewed with cascade and citra hops and sea salt, and conditioned with Brettanomyces Claussen from Prairie Artisan Ales, ABV 8.1%. I bought it at Prairie Artisan Ales Oklahoma City location. I thought it was pretty good.

Look: golden hue with a thick fluffy white head

Aroma: citrus, brett funk, some pine resin

Taste: The flavor is brett funk, a tad salty and peppery, grapefruit, lemon, pear, and a lingering piney bitterness, but not too much.

Feel: light to medium body

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Photo of 71CrazyOtto
4.56/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MinerBob
3.58/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Beer pours a hazy deep yellow almost orange color with a large white head. The smell is hops, lemon and salt. The flavor follows the smell to a tee. Extremely carbonated gives it a harsh mouth feel and swallow. Overall meh!

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Photo of Buck89
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. A clear golden color with a large, long lasting white head. Serious Brett on the nose, like diesel fuel, along with some grapefruit and bread. The taste was as expected with huge Brett/funky notes and a nice bitter citrus note to round it out. Very dry on the finish with medium-to-high carbonation.

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Photo of BergBeer
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Crystal clear pale gold with a thick frothy white head. Very active.

Smell: Bright preserved lemon note. Then notes of wet hay, sea salt, bay leaf, citrus zest, fresh sawdust, and cracker malt.

Taste: Preserved lemons with their blend of salty sweet citrus dominate the attack. The attack flashes quickly then fades to a body of plantains, bay leaf, coriander, pine sap, grapefruit pith, water cracker, a hint of lavender, Belgian candied sugar, green apple skin, pear, and a water cracker malt. Finish is has a light salt note with grassy hops rounding the beer out.

Feel: Light- Medium bodied. Prickly and zippy on the palate. Quenching body. Semi-dry finish. Mild acidity. Mild bitterness. No alcohol. Natural pleasing carbonation.

Overall: A fun funky saison. It’s wild and feels not all together cohesive. It has a citrus side that seems at odds with its funky hay side. They never really meld together. With that being said it is still quit tasty with staying intriguing to the palate. A solid pick up but one of Prairies deeper cuts.

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Photo of kitch
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A 16.9 fl oz (500ml) bottle with a Julian bottled on date of 17315, meaning it was bottled on 22nd June 2015. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.

Appearance: A lightly hazy golden straw colour with an almost two finger white head that had decent retention but left only sparse lacing.

Aroma: Tropical peach, apricot, pineapple, wood, citrusy orange, hints of lemon peel and the right amount of funk.

Taste: Semi-sweet orange, lemon, dried mango, dried apricot, honey, dates and prunes with light oak and funk. Not getting much of the sea salt that was added.

Mouthfeel: Dry-ish, medium bodied with high carbonation.

Overall: Nice and enjoyable with it not being overly sweet and having funkiness that is not overpowering. The high carbonation assists it in being refreshing on a hot day.

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Photo of SLeffler27
3.87/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours milky straw, filling the glass with an opalescent sheen. A four inch, off-white, rocky head lingers for a minute before rapidly dissipating to a rocky blanket. Some sticky lace was lefton a Pirat tulip glass while chunks of yeast settle to the bottom.

The aroma is funky with savory spices. A hint of lemon quickly yields to unfamiliar spices.

The flavor is tart and meaty. This odd combination is reminiscent of empinadas or samosas. The finish is long with a focus on spices. Moderate acidity is a constant.

The body is soft and full with a feathery texture. Alcohol is controled, though clearly present. Large bubbles of carbonation form siminar to soda water.

This beer makes me hungry. It is very interesting and worthy of discussion. It would easily pair with meat pies and brings up memories of summer grain harvesting. It would also go well with spaghetti and meat sauce.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Spicy, earthy and drying, the bold and brazen brewers of Prairie embark upon a classic hop and a new wave hop for a blend of old and new, with funk and fauna for a refreshing and woodsy session overall.

Muddy straw in color, the ale crowns with an eggshell froth and carries musty scent of weathered woods, citrus and tropical fruit. Its taste starts with sourdough bread, saltwater taffy and fresh yeastiness.

As the ale crosses the middle palate, the sweetness drifts and the earthy notes build in with a blend of dried oak, cellar funk, and a sense of leathery citrus. Pineapple, apricot and dates blend with a dusty and woody finish of tea, tobacco and nutty oak.

Medium bodied and trending dry, the tannic properties of wood aid in the beer's fruity and dry character. A soft and medium length afterglow trails with a light funk and fauna glow with spice and fruit in faint shadows.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Spiegelau saison glass from a 1 pint .9 Fl. Oz. bottle on July 14, 2017. Look is a very appealing honey gold with a thick bubbly white head and lingering lacing. Lots of Brett funk if you like that kind of thing.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a glossy to hazy glazed over looking bright yellow to burnt orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than a minute. Lacing speckled the glass nicely. The smell started off with light citrus smacking some spicy peppercorn and then some sweet and bitter pine. Orange enters in as it warms. Bitter rind-like features blend to balance. Light "brett"-like sour features blend to boot. Moves toward a sweet lemon-esque aroma as it continues to warm. The taste was moderately sweet allowing an ample amount of sour and a nice underscore of bitterness all developing together through lemon, orange and then leading into the spiciness of the peppercorn to balance. There’s a semi-sweet to slight sour citrus aftertaste. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium with a semi-nice sessionability about it. Since the "sour" level is fairly tame in this one, this could definitely be crushable on those hot days. Overall, I liked it for me, though I didn’t get the "sea salt" in it, this is a good saison, yeah, I’d have it again.

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Photo of jrenihan
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not sure of the age on this. The nose is mainly Brett, rather than hops. However, th taste has plenty of bright fruit in it. Some of it, I am sure, is the byproduct of the Brett, but some is certainly Citra. If you like Brett (which I do), it is quite good. Dry and funky with bright citrus fruits. Refreshing. I don't notice the salt, which I am glad for- that was the one part of the description that gave me pause.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Prairie Artisan Ales "Brett C."
16.9 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, yellow ink jet coding is not quite legible but may read "16915"
$9.99 @ Knightly Spirits, Orlando, FL

Look: Hazy golden body beneath a massive head of bright white that slowly settles to a thin but solid, wispy surface covering. Lacing is limited to a few spots here and there, although that's common for sour beers. The yeast pour towards the end clouds it even further, leaving it to look like a glass of orange juice.

Smell: The Brettanomyces is clear, as is the salt, and they combine to give a little bit of sweat and a starchy dried urine aroma over the usual wet-straw, mineral, and "barnyard" notes that are characteristic. It's funky, but it's a clean funkiness if that's possible. It has the aroma of grape PEZ and Flintstones vitamins, and there's also a good bit of a more direct, sweet, rocky-candy sugar maltiness.

Taste: The flavor follows the aroma with an increased fruitiness that add some citrusy hops (more orange than grapefruit, as well as tropical peach and lychee) upfront, and piney hops in the finish. It's not particularly tart, although there's some; and there's also some bitterness to it, keeping it tethered, and leading to a dry finish that's bitter, chalky, just lightly acidic, and mildly piney and citrusy and tropical. As you work through it it quite often appears sweetish upfront, but that's always followed by a bitter finish.

Feel: Medium bodied and gently effervescent with a very fine-bubbled, seemingly natural carbonation.

Overall: Quite nice. I prefer the look of it poured to leave the yeast behind, but with the yeast included more of the tropical fruits step forward. Additionally, the level of Brett character and acidity is pleasant, and it's remarkably easy to drink.

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Photo of bylerteck
3.64/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A - Cloudy yellow pour. Definitely not golden. Like an old lemon sort of. Two finger fizzling head similar to Orval. Intense carbonation. Spotty lace and a finger of retention.

S - Intense Brett character. Funk and hay and all those typical descriptors. Some sweet fruit under there but very little Citra character otherwise.

T - More intense Brett. Funk, some lemon, Grandma's house. You get it. I don't get lot's of Citra here. I can barely pick out any salt.

M - Strong carbonation. Medium body. Funky finish with some nice twang.

O/D - Without any noticeable Citra or Salt this is kinda weird. The Brett might be too strong or the other elements too weak, but it doesn't seem like this comes as advertised. All that considered, it hides the alcohol well and tastes pretty nice. Just expected more from the parts that were advertised.

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Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a cloudy deep yellow topped by three fingers of dense and rocky white head that retains well and leaves decent lacing.
S: Smells of lemony citrus, light tartness and just a little funk
T: Taste is a nice and light tartness with some lemon and citrus with some light funk that's a little horseblankety. There is a little spice at times as well. The finish on this one is more funk and light tartness with a little more citrus and a hint of salt.
M: This beer has a medium mouthfeel with soft carbonation and a slightly drying finish.
O: This is a really nice beer. it has some nice complexity and some good flavors. The hop notes combined with the light tartness are a winning combination. Definitely one to try if you like your farmhouse ales to be a little funky, tart and hoppy.

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

No label information. Brett C. is brewed in the style of a Farmhouse ale with castace and citra hops and sea salt added. Available in 16.9 oz. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp, sudsy head of a pearl white color over a very densely hazy golden yellow body with settled sediment and light, lively carbonation in tow. Retention is very good and lacing is light and patchy. 4

(Smell) Pale, malted wheat and soft pilsner malt body with a modest sweetness meets an aromatic hoppy nose of bright citrus, grapefruit and subtle tropical fruit aromas with a moderate bitterness atop a softly acidic and tangy body of lemon peel and white grape fruit juices, some peppery must. Subtle funk points this beer decidedly as a Brettanomyces-influenced farmhouse ale. Potency is moderate. 4

(Taste) The flavor largely follows the nose, with a pale and soft pilsner malt body, highly clean and of a moderate sweetness merging with a softly tangy acidic and lactic brettanomyces and farmhouse yeast profile, generating a mild funk, hay and peppery citrus tone, accelerated by the brightness of the hop additions, but not detracted by their subtle bitterness. The sea salt additions do not contribute much in the way of beer flavor, but dry the malt profile and push the flavor focus towards the acidity, funk and lactic sourness of the Brettanomyces character. Finishes softly lemony and peppery with light barnyard funk characteristics, mildly dry. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, lightly oily, softly chewy, medium dry. Carbonation is full, generating a medium frothiness and a briskly crisp finish. Body is medium+ for the style, medium overall. Balance is slightly tangy, acidic and sour over sweet and hoppy bitter. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters. 3.75

(Overall) Another fantastic Saison by Prairie that makes courteous use of Brettanomyces, preserving well their best imbued flavors and allowing them to compliment an accessible array of bright, flavorful and citrusy hops and an equally vivid, light and drinkable malt body with the addition of sea salt, which edges out the brett flavor against a drier malt body without generating much sharpness in the way of flavor otherwise. I regularly have issues with overcarbonated Prairie bottles, but this one had fairly minor issues. Regardless, open it over a sink, but you should very much consider picking one up. Recommended. 4

Prairie Artisan Ales'
Brett C. Ale
3.98/5.00

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Photo of Josievan
4.14/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Central Standard in Davenport, IA. Served in a tulip glass. Distinct citrus flavor. Alcohol is well-hidden. Sea salt adds a mild bite, similar to a gose. Not as funky/earthy as some Brett saisons.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2016-05-08
500ml bottle served in a pair of little tumblers. 15651RV2 14:57 17515 is the bottle code.

Pours clear yellow with a slight brassy tinge. Head flashes big and then fades fast leaving almost nothing. Light carbonation. Smell is funky, green vegetables, a little bit of hop flower.

Taste is bitter and funky. Long, strong, green hops bitter finish. Moderate vague sweetness, maybe a little floral. Interesting beer.

Mouthfeel is medium, maybe a little sticky, but not very. Overall, very pleasant and interesting beer.

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Photo of bnes09
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dense, hazy, lemon color. Massive, billowing head which dissipates slowly eventually becoming bubble bath soap suds. Bright citric, floral, yeasty, funky aroma. Flavor follows with a touch of lemon and sea salt. Moderate dry body. Harsh carbonation fills the stomach with carbon dioxide. Tart finish. Very tasty.

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Photo of rudzud
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared with JLindros. Picked up at Julio's.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a crystal clear light golden hue with a fat one finger head that fades to leave a creamy blanket.

S - Aromas of big funky brett, tropical brett goes very nicely with the tropical citrus citra hops. Light lemons, good grassy notes, nice funky farmhouse yeast backbone going on as well.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, huge funky brett, nice light tropical hops and yeast. There is some good saison yeast, the brett and funk is quite prominent.

M - Mouthfeel is aggressively carbonated, sharp, clean.

O - Overall this was a delicious saison, nice brett funk. Pleasant.

Serving Type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to rudzud

Pours a white fizzy foamy almost 1 finger head that fades semi slowly, nice soapy lacing, little hazy sediment laden lemony yellow color.

Nose big Brett funk but tropical funk not barnyard, little straw and grassy malt, saison spices lemony funk, pineapple little grapefruit citrus, little farmhouse funk even, bright tropical citrus.

Taste brings more funk, loads of Brett, some farmhouse funk, nice tropical pineapple, little grapefruit citrus, into straw grassy malt profile, fair grassy wet straw almost, little yeasty funk. Finish is dry, grassy straw, more farmhouse Brett funk and pineapple tropical funk, little grassy bitterness, and touch of salt on the back end.

Mouth is med bod with tons of carb maybe a bit over carbonated.

Overall pretty nice, great Brett C funk and nice straw with decent hop profile.

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Photo of 1ale_man
4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy, cloudy gold. Big, frothy, white head that lasts for several minutes.
Smells of wet grass, soapy and raw buttermilk. This buttermilk is something that I've smelled in other farmhouse ales but just now figured it out. Something sweeter but can't name it.
Taste follows smell. Grassy, soapy, buttermilky and that sweetness. It all adds up to a great beer. My budget has just increased.
Very carbonated. Smooth. Drinks way too easy. Slight bitter finish.
Another very good beer from these folk. Will have to buy again
and share with others.

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Photo of brentk56
4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours very cloudy, the liquid a pale goldenstraw; a massive head caps the liquid and just sits there patiently; wave patterns of lace form

Smell: Very musty, with hints of fruit underneath - starfruit, lemon, lime and pear; there is salt in the mix, but it is very subtle

Taste: Dry and musty/leathery up front, with a bready aspect; the light fruit flavors detected on the nose appear through the middle, with perhaps a more tropical edge developing; after the swallow, the salt appears and it lingers into the finish, but it is not prominent as it would be in a gose

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied but the high level of carbonation makes it feel very light

Overall: Another fine beer from Prairie; I am sucker for Brett beers of this type, anyway

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Photo of Weixiaobao
4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: I poured way too aggressively. Massive head. Very light color. Really unique and pretty.
S: Brett funk, earthy.
T: The Brett funk I was hopping for. A citrusy, lime-y back end. Really refreshing. Can't detect a trace of alcohol on this 8.1%er.
F: A quick buzz. Light and refreshing with a kick.
O: A big fan of this one. I've had mixed opinions of the past few Prarie Artisan Ale offerings I've tried. This one seems to have done well with about nine months of cellaring.

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Brett C. Ale from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 447 ratings