Prairie has been a little quiet over the summer. Understandably, what with changing ownership and head brewers and all. So I’m glad to see a new release from Prairie, a healthy 7.5% ABV dry hopped farmhouse. It is called “Ace” and has disc golf themed artwork, so 25 year-old me is super psyched about craft beer and disc golf.
Company: Prairie Artisan Ales
Location: Krebs, OK
ABV: 7.5% ABV
Style/Description: Dry Hopped Farmhouse Ale
Price: $8.99 per 500ml
Appearance: Dark cloudy straw pour, light copper with moderate head and sticky lace.
Nose: Funky citrus aroma, orange and grapefruit with a spicy vegetal character.
Taste: Nice resinous hop flavor, with plenty of saison esters. Pine needles and coriander, citrus zest and dusty tartness. A bit of grip on the mouthfeel with the tartness of the lemon notes, accentuated by the thin dryness of the saison. The lemon really shines in this brew, with enough bitter herb notes to balance it out. Nice fizzy carbonation helps out on the dryness.
Finish: Clean and dry finish, with some grassy saison esters remaining.
Overall: A strange brew, very dry with plenty of flavor. The bitter and herbaceous notes come out a little strong for my tastes, but still an enjoyable brew.