Prairie Rue
Bruery Terreux

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Bruery Terreux
California, United States
3.78 | pDev: 8.99%
May 20, 2017
Jul 22, 2015
Very Good
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Notes: Prairie Rue is a collaboration that was born out of years of admiration and friendship between the founders of Prairie Artisan Ales and The Bruery & Bruery Terreux. Using hops chosen for their lemony and floral aroma plus 100% Munich malt, this farmhouse ale was barrel-fermented in oak with several strains of brettanomyces, revealing pleasant wafts of prairie grains, orange blossom honey and lemony-floral funk. A refreshing, crisp bready backbone is complimented by a balance of citrus hop flavors and woody, earthy flavors and spice characters. When thinking about this beer, it’s hard to say whether it’s more of a Prairie beer or a Bruery Terreux beer. And that’s exactly how collaborations should be.
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Rated: 3.25 by oline73 from Maryland

May 20, 2017
Rated: 3.03 by oriolesfan4 from Maryland

May 16, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by stereosforgeeks from Virginia

Apr 08, 2017
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
While the admiration among the Bruery and Prairie brewing teams seem equal, its the Placentia brewery that takes control of their collaboration ale as the rusticity of toasted malt, peppery spice and somber fruit take command.

Richly amber and with a bready haze, the beer's appearance is of winter's honey with a golden biscuit hue. Swirling with a sepia stain, its head pulls the scent of date, almond and toast with a peppercorn and orange peel balance. Its taste is steely sweet with caramel, peanut skin, toast and cooked honey.

With sweetness fading swiftly, the toasty edges of malt steal the show. Toasty, nutty, savory and lightly of cola, the beer's taste quickly trends fruity and spicy. Apple, date, fig and sultan play moderately on the palate and patiently awaits the balance of cinnamon, peppercorn, curacao liquor and red wine.

Medium-bodied through and through, the farmhouse saison trends robust in its toasty grain profile but even keel with a peppery finish, the beer's playful acidity trends wine-like for a bitter, earthy and straw-like earthiness. Trailing with a short toast, pepper and wine aftertaste, the beer begs for mussels and barbecue.
Dec 14, 2016
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Reviewed by SHODriver from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a deep bronze topped by three fingers of dense off white head that retains well and leaves decent lacing
S: Smells of citrus and spicy yeast with a little hint of funk
T: Taste is a little citrus, some nice malty notes, slight funk with just a hint of tartness and some spice. This one is just a little chalky as well. Swallow is more chalky notes with more spice and some grassy notes with hints of lingering funk.
M: This beer has a medium mouthfeel with adequate carbonation and a drying finish
O: Overall this one is pretty good. It has a lot of those classic saison notes with some slight kinks with the light funk and hints of sourness. It'll be interesting to see how this one changes over time.
Oct 05, 2016
Rated: 3.65 by jaydoc from Kansas

Jul 23, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by jschott75 from Illinois

Jul 23, 2016
Rated: 3.51 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Jun 27, 2016
Rated: 3.87 by Abbbp from Texas

May 22, 2016
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Reviewed by cvm4 from Mississippi

3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
L - Pours an amber body with tinges of orange on the edges. The one and a half finger head is light tan and has staying powering. Not much lacing.

S - The nose has a sweet candied orange aspect. Citrus elements, hay and pear. Not overly funky. I know it's not typical of the style, but I like it.

T - Muddled fruit citrus flavors. Oak peaks through with some light funk and light sweetness.

F - Medium bodied and medium carbonation. It has a wet finish.

O - With these two breweries I was expecting more.
May 18, 2016
Rated: 3.52 by TrojanRB from Texas

May 14, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by mikepcarney from Ohio

May 02, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by redfox405 from Virginia

Apr 11, 2016
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Reviewed by crob3888 from California

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a slightly orange-golden yellow color with a fluffy white head. Aromas and flavors of pears, hay, grass, and some barnyard funk on the back end. Medium body and carbonation. Very nice collaboration here.
Mar 26, 2016
Rated: 3.65 by thatoneguymike from Georgia

Mar 23, 2016
Rated: 3.66 by swanfungus from California

Mar 21, 2016
Rated: 3.96 by Beer21 from Florida

Mar 10, 2016
Rated: 3.63 by westcoastbeerlvr from California

Mar 03, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by ivegot3Dvision from Oregon

Mar 03, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by Sweffin from Wisconsin

Mar 01, 2016
Rated: 3.84 by RobinLee from Wisconsin

Feb 28, 2016
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Reviewed by jlindros from Massachusetts

2.99/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
Split with rudzud
Light foamy creamy 1/2 finger head fades at a med pace, little lacing, clear amber tangerine orange color.

Nose nice saison funk, farmhouse funk with sour tart Brett like funk, but a sweet candy malt, syrupy like sweet malt with funk a weird unhappy blend, strange fruity like raisiny thing more generic fruit, floral grassy thing.

Taste like sadness, but with a little oaky barrel layer, again a sweet syrupy brown malts with generic fruit, little phenols, and Brett farmhouse funk little sour generic fruit, floral grassy and quite earthy. Finish tart flemmy sour Brett funk and metallic almost like an infected Brett flavor.

Mouth med bod, syrupy and little slimy, light carb somehow.

Overall eh, not only was it a bad combination of syrupy brown malts with Brett funk, but the Brett also tasted like it wasn't supposed to be there.
Feb 25, 2016
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Reviewed by rudzud from Massachusetts

3.16/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a slightly hazy copper hue with a thin quarter inch head that fades to leave thin wisps.

S - Aromas of light grassy hops, light brett, sweeter malts, generic fruit.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, fair amount of sweet generic fruit, little syrupy. Apples, fair amount of funk. Quite metallic on the finish...ugh.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, rather syrupy.

O - Overall this beer was incredibly underwhelming. Not a nice base beer or brett strain. Shockingly bad.

Serving type: bottle
Feb 25, 2016
Rated: 3.54 by tbone1384 from Wyoming

Feb 21, 2016
Rated: 3.11 by billab914 from Virginia

Feb 07, 2016
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Rated by retry4z from California

3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Watery with some spices. Like an unsour, flat combucha.
Feb 03, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by mportnoy from Pennsylvania

Jan 30, 2016
Rated: 3.94 by shoegueuze from California

Jan 23, 2016
Rated: 4.03 by cjohns73 from Delaware

Jan 20, 2016
Rated: 3.5 by nataku00 from California

Jan 18, 2016
Rated: 3.64 by Honeybourne from Scotland

Jan 16, 2016
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Rated by rlee1390 from Indiana

3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Oak, some caramel like flavor. Balance is a tad off. More tart than sour.
Jan 04, 2016
Rated: 3.85 by DLSheidy from Pennsylvania

Jan 02, 2016
Rated: 3.93 by imperialking from Illinois

Dec 29, 2015
Rated: 3.79 by kmanjohnson from California

Dec 22, 2015
Rated: 3.87 by Keananmichael5 from California

Dec 22, 2015
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Reviewed by stakem from Pennsylvania

3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
750ml bottle into a tulip, the brew appears a hazy burnt copper color with creamy off-white head.

This smells oaked, earthen, funky, brett'd with slight citrus zip to it that increases in intensity as it warms up.

The taste is oaked and brett'd with earth/funk and some muddled bitterness, tannic character and neutral fruited/slight citrus character. There is some grain essence but not much sweetness.

This is medium in body with modest carbonation. Overall I felt like this just isnt quite there yet and needs time. Its pretty linear in the flavor despite the nose being real intricate.
Dec 18, 2015
Rated: 4.1 by Beerbuddy21 from California

Dec 11, 2015
Rated: 3.99 by Stillyman11 from California

Dec 09, 2015
Rated: 3.54 by TheSevenDuffs from Canada (ON)

Dec 09, 2015
Prairie Rue from Bruery Terreux
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 72 ratings