Prairie Ale

Posted: March 21, 2015 in Prairie Artisan Ales, Reviews, Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Prairie beers have been getting a lot of press lately. Plus, they have really cute bottle caps. Last time I was at Half Time, I decided to pick up a few brews from them. This was the first one that I popped open. Let’s see how it was.


ABV: 8.2%

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Prairie Ale is our classic saison. We brew this beer with pilsner malt, wheat malt, flaked wheat, and cane sugar. A healthy dose of saaz hops are used to add a spicy element to the beer. Prairie Ale is fermented with a mix of ale yeast, wine yeast, and brettanomyces. Notes of black pepper and pineapple can be found in this beer.”

Random: I just went through all of my email for a week. I had a lot of offers from furniture places because I changed my address.

This beer poured with a three finger, thin white head that dissipated slowly and left lots of lacing on the glass. The body was a cloudy yellow color with moderate carbonation visible. On the nose, I got a touch of funk along with lemon, regular yeast, bread and coriander with some pepper. The lemon notes was prevalent on the taste. There was also a touch of fruitiness, which may have been the pineapple. Some funk and cracker were present with coriander and pepper. It had a medium thick body with a lot of prickly carbonation. The finish was lengthy with yeast taking over at the end of the sip. This was an outstanding brew, and for $11.99 for a 16.9 ounce ($.71 an ounce), it should be! Despite the price point, it’s a must have beer.

Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0


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