ABV: 4.5 IBU: 18
Prairie Artisan Ales Birra
What the brewers say
Birra is a light, sessionable farmhouse ale. It is crisp with notes of black pepper and orange and goes perfectly with food.
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Nice herbal, spicy notes with good citrusy lemon in the back. Light, sweet wheat character. Understated saison aroma profile.”
Flavor: “Good balance of sweet citrus character. Very prominent lemon, light malt character and a hint of bittering hops that work well with the yeast. White pepper, some notes of coriander and banana and pear esters. High carbonation gives a little acidity in the dry finish.”
Overall: “Nice balance to this mellow, approachable, understated session or table beer. A little lacking in body and no head retention. A light and refreshing beer. Highly drinkable everyday saison.”
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