I originally wrote this post in June but forgot to post it. Other than a few minor edits, the post is my original thoughts on Prairie Artisan Ales' saison.
Prairie Ale was initially, surprisingly sweet. Its sweetness jumps out at you. It was not dry like so many other saisons, which probably accented its candied first impression. The sweetness gave way a boozy and bitter finish, and the finish was long.
I didn't mind Prairie Ale Saison's sweetness or its lack of dryness. What held me back from appreciating this beer was its forward alcohol and sharp, astringent bitterness. I want to try more Prairie Ales, and its saison warrants further beer exploration.