Prairie Hop

Posted: May 18, 2016 in Prairie Artisan Ales, Reviews, Saison/Farmhouse Ale

This marks beer number 6 from Prairie. I’ve found all of their beers to be outstanding (I haven’t rated one below a 4 on Untappd yet). Hopefully this one blows my mind too.

prairiehop

ABV: 8%

Style: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Prairie Hop is our hop driven saison. This beer is packed with Simcoe and Citra hops. Notes of peach, mango, and tangerine can be found in the flavor and aroma of this beer. The beer finishes dry which helps the hops jump out of the glass flavor wise.”

Random: It’s available in 16.9 ounce bottles and sixtels.

This beer poured with a two finger, cream-colored head. The head dissipated quickly, but still left some lacing on the glass. The body was a hazy yellow with detritus floating throughout and moderate carbonation too. The first thing that hit me about the nose was that it was really sweet, almost like a tripel. It had notes of peach and golden fruit and went into grass. There was a biscuit presence as well, but not much from the hops. The taste was a different story. It started with the same fruit characteristics. Specifically, I got peach, golden raisins and a touch of banana. White sugar came through as well with white grapes. It transitioned into grassy hops with a hint of pine resin. The body was quite light with high carbonation and the alcohol was hidden in the beer. The finish was long with white grapes and peaches. A bottle of this set me back $11.99 ($.71 per ounce), which is on the expensive side, although I’ve come to expect that from the brewery. This was an interesting interpretation of a saison and I’m glad I got to try it. If you’re into the style, this is worth searching out.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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