Prairie Rue | Bruery Terreux

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3.78/5
Very Good
72 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bruery Terreux
California, United States
brueryterreux.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by shanrath on 07-22-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
9
Ratings:
72
pDev:
8.99%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.03/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of stereosforgeeks
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BEERchitect
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.

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Photo of SHODriver
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.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jschott75
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SadMachine
3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Abbbp
3.87/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cvm4
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.

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Photo of TrojanRB
3.52/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikepcarney
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of crob3888
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.

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Photo of thatoneguymike
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of swanfungus
3.66/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer21
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sweffin
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RobinLee
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jlindros
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.

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Photo of rudzud
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

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Photo of tbone1384
3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of billab914
3.11/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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Prairie Rue from Bruery Terreux
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 72 ratings