Era Tiny Farmhouse Ale by Prairie Artisan Ales

Share This Review

The Era Tiny Farmhouse Ale is a Belgian-style Saison brewed by Prairie Artisan Ales. For the purposes of this craft beer review, the ale was poured into a tulip glass from a 12 oz. can.

Appearance

The Saison pours an opaque yellow ochre and is topped by a frizzy cap of white froth that bubbles away rapidly. The head’s reduction doesn’t leave behind any residue. A thin ring of tiny bubbles rounds the sides. Once the beer settles, its clarity takes on a moderate haze and a little sediment can be seen adrift in the glass.

Aroma

The aroma is yeasty and wafts the nose with wet grass and barnyard funk. There’s a subtle note of citrus as well.

Check Out the Latest News Article

Almanac Beer Co. released its first batch of Strawberry Sournova — a bright, tart, and astronomically fruity, making it perfect for sipping on a summer day. Read More

Flavor

The palate leafs off with a taste of light cracker that sours with lemon and then the back of the mouth is struck with a citrus bite of Cascade and Centennial hops. Their bitterness lingers after the tasting. As the beer warms, a mild note of pepper is picked up in the finish.

Mouthfeel

The feel is smoother than expected with a medium-light body and moderate carbonation. Its finish has a moderate astringency.

Label art for the  by Prairie Artisan Ales

Label art for the by Prairie Artisan Ales

Overall

For a Saison, its appearance could be better but that’s nitpicking. The aroma is fantastic but fades not long after the pour. Its feel could use more carbonation and the palate is a little too hoppy for a Saison. Sure, the IBU count is within the style’s range, but there’s not enough malt for balance.

Overall, Era is a very refreshing brew. I was sitting on the patio when knocking back this Saison. And in the hot summer months, this Farmhouse Ale hits the spot. And with an ABV under 4%, you can easily quaff a few of these. This brew may not be a traditional Saison but you certainly could do worse.

Have You Tried the Era?

What did you think? Give a rating, share your opinion in the comments below, or add a link to your own offsite review.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

News

Latest Craft Beer News

Beer Lab HI Releases “Chai Yo” Belgian-style Blond Ale

The latest limited release from Beer Lab HI, the “Chai Yo, Thai Tea & Milk Sugar Ale”, a Belgian-style Blond Ale, is now available from the Honolulu-based brewery. Read More

Bell’s Brewery to Auction Two Hearted Ale Hockey Jerseys to Benefit Local Organizations

Bell’s Brewery, Inc. and Kalamazoo Wings have teamed up to support two local organizations with a special, limited edition Two Hearted hockey jersey auction. Read More

Upper Hand Brewery Expands Distribution to Michigan’s Mitten

Upper Hand Brewery will end its drought of availability below the Mackinac Bridge with the distribution of its beer to Michigan’s Lower Peninsula this Fall. Read More