Prairie Birra

Posted: April 12, 2015 in Prairie Artisan Ales, Reviews, Saison/Farmhouse Ale

This is officially the last beer from the Half Time haul. This can only mean one thing…that I have to get up there soon and get more beers. They’re re-doing their website, and actually ship to New Jersey, so in theory, I can have them send me beers. Although, I really do enjoy walking around the store. The hardest thing is determining what to leave on the shelves and what to bring home. Also, Cranbury Buy Rite is open again and is restocking their shelves. Last time I was there, it wasn’t as impressive as I would have liked, but I am confident it will get better. Anyways, back to the beer.


ABV: 4.2%

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Birra is a light, sessionable farmhouse ale. It is crisp with notes of black pepper and orange and goes perfectly with food.”

Random: I’m very excited to listen to the Cleveland-Detroit game today. Price is pitching and he was awesome on Opening Day.

This beer poured with a one finger, thick, pure white head. It dissipated slowly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy, golden yellow with high carbonation visible despite the cloudiness. The nose had lemon with huge amounts of yeast and spice, specifically coriander and pepper. The taste had yeast and lemon peel. There was also orange zest and white peppercorn present with some coriander. It had a medium body with high carbonation. The finish was long with lots of yeast and white pepper. This beer was $3.89 per bottle, which broke down to $.32 per ounce. I thought this was a really flavorful, session beer that I would definitely have again, despite a higher than average price.

Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0


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