Review: Prairie Artisan Ales Brett C

Prairie has been overwhelming us with good beer lately. In a similar vein to May’s Americana, this “farmhouse ale brewed with Cascade and Citra hops, and a touch of sea salt” is another entry in Prairie’s long, proud line of farmhouse saisons. Handsome 500ml bottle with a new Prairie logo on the label.

Company: Prairie Artisan Ales

Location: Tulsa, OK. Brewed in Krebs, OK

ABV: 8.1% ABV

Style/Description: Saison/Farmhouse Ale

Price: $8.99

Appearance: Pours cloudy dirty blond, with light head and lace. Almost opaque.

Nose: The Citra comes through loud and clear with tropicals, apricot, grapefruit and mango. A bit of perfume and florals as it warms up. Not much in the way of funk in the nose.

Taste: Light and dry mouthfeel, fizzy high carbonation. Tropical fruits, apricot and pineapple, with some bitter piney grapefruit peel. The barnyard Bretty funk comes in and balances out some of the fruity sweetness, as well as some of the spicy resins from the Cascade. Some tangy black pepper notes and flowery saison esters. Was hoping for more salt, but I’m not getting much in my glass at all.

Finish: Dry finish, the farmhouse esters and some Brett linger on the back of the tongue.

Overall: Nice brew, much hoppier than I expected, with a nice farmhouse Brett presence. Definitely changes as it warms up, with the delicate tropical notes breaking up, and the rubbery Brett notes taking over. A great drink for the summer, light and dry for 8.1%.

Rating: 3.5/5

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