Prairie Artisan Ales Prairie Ale
Prairie Artisan Ales Prairie Ale is a Saison/Farmhouse Ale. From the 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.
It certainly smells like a classic saison! Sweet and slightly funky on the nose. The taste is very dry with a mild fruitiness/sweetness. The yeast is adding quite a lot to the flavor profile as well, I feel like that wine yeast really shines through. Finally some super bright and active carbonation is complimented by a nice funky finish.
I’m not necessarily surprised at how good this was (Prairie is certainly getting some good praise these days), but I had no idea it was going to be this good!