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Prairie Eliza5beth | Prairie Artisan Ales

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Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Eliza5beth is a golden farmhouse ale aged on apricots to allow sourness and light fruit flavors to add complexity to the beer.

Added by spoony on 11-10-2013

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Reviews: 89 | Ratings: 553
Photo of mhenehan7
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It is very cloudy, with moderate junk in the trunk. Has a small amount of head, medium sized bubbles.

It smells a lot like applesauce, tastes a little bit like it too. It does have a slightly spiced fruit taste, but not sour or tart.

It is very bubbly on the tongue, and

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Photo of Fux
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Be warned, this beer is a gusher. It exploded at the opening and I lost half of it before being able to pour it.
A: Apart from the pouring issue, the beers looks good, bright orange, small white head with a good retention.
S: Smell is focused on apricot and funk. Not very complex but well integrated.
T: Moderately sour, focused mainly on brett. A little bit one dimensional, still well done. Apricots are not as obvious as from the nose (I wasn't sure there were really apricots inside until I read the description). Finishes bitter-sweet. Alcohol is noticeable.
M: Good carbonation, velvety on the palate.
O: Quite a good, simple, farmhouse ale.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a very nice hazy golden yellow color with a nice big foamy white head that was retained well. Lighter aroma than expected, fruity and bready. The taste was good, a but muted from what I expected, but good overall, it had a nice sweet and sour balance to it. The beer had a moderate feel, very drinkable with a nice dry finish. Overall, I enjoyed it.

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Photo of snaxcat
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

After about 9 months in the bottle Eliza5beth pours a nice hazy golden color with yeast sediment. Foamy/soapy head with moderate retention. Aromas of stone fruit, earth, spice, and hay. Tastes follow suit with big fruity apricot notes and a nice balance of sweet/sour with earthy undertones and a slightly dry finish.

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Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy goldenstraw; the head builds in the bottle and on top of the liquid but it fades to a film while leaving dots and squiggles behind

Smell: Funk and apricots, with cracker and leather buttressing

Taste: Fruity, at the outset, with the apricot flavor building, adding both sweet and funky aspects; underneath, the cracker element add a subtle malt dimension; slightly tart through the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A pleasant beer that has nice fruit, funk and tart dimensions

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Photo of Premo88
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16.9 oz bottle poured into tulip

L: yellow-yellow-gold, 50/50 clear/opaque but appears to be clearing, massive Belgian-inspired head of white foam that has a stack of bubbles prettier than a Van Gogh, a little sticky on the top but nothing major, keeps a nice skin and beautiful collar of white foam that laces a little

S: tart lemons sweetened out nicely, very clean Prairie Artisan signature smell, a little funk/barn must in there but only a little; something fruity sweet, darn near perfect, hard to say if it's an apricot smell ("fruity" is all I can peg it with for now) but it must be the apricots helping push up such a sweet note ... yes, as it warms, the apricots come through, also a little grain and is that banana peel? what? man, this is nice, whatever it is ...

T: again, that signature Prairie Artisan clean profile that's tart, lemony, a little funky but nothing overboard with a very thin layer of apricot flavor settling over everything ... over time a little more barn must enters in with only a pinch of earthy bitterness, very tame earth/dirt hop flavors, allowing the sweetness in this brew (barley? apricots?) to take a bigger part; might be a pinch of Belgian IPA-like hop flavor, something tropical fruity, but shining stars here are the lemon/barn funk mixing with the apricots

F: very good ... exactly what you'd expect from Prairie Artisan, a soft but full Belgian experience

O: a great beer ... the apricots aren't dominating the flavor but certainly adding to it, and that clean-but-slightly-funky Prairie Artisan farmhouse flavor is one of a kind from my experience. a beer good enough that I would pay for again, especially for drinking come summertime.

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Photo of dipso123
3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: dense white long-lasting head
S: mild yeast and malt
T: pleasant citrus tang under mild yeast character
F: highly carbonated and moderately crisp
O: nice saison but nothing special and at $12 a pint (500ml bottle) it's not something I'd buy again.

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Big apricot aroma with some grain and a light accompanying funk.

A: Light straw color, hazy, with a thin foamy head.

T: Light apricot flavor with moderate grain character and light funk.

M: Light bodied with light carbonation.

O: While the nose is full of apricots, the apricot flavor is pretty light. The beer could benefit from additional fruit flavor and a little more oak and brett funk.

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Photo of Fcolle2
4.46/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy lift golden plenty of carbonation. Smell and flavors of fresh apricot, light saison yeast, balanced dry hay and pepper. Very nicely balanced with light sweetness.

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Photo of stakem
3.67/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle consumed with friends so abridged notes:

Hazy almost purplish golden color with a white cap. Aroma is wheaty with a clove yeastiness and a sweet grain essence. The taste includes fresh wheat grain before sulfur and more grain-like bready sweetness. Light body, modest carbonation overall not bad.

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Photo of flagmantho
4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I had this beer on-tap in a goblet at Special Brews in Lynnwood, WA.

Appearance: cloudy yellow hue with a good effervescence and a finger of creamy white foam.

Smell: a dash of tartness followed by a nice funk, underpinned by a malty sweetness. Enticing!

Taste: very funky with a bit of a buttery character and a nice grassiness. A little tartness develops over time on the palate. Very well balanced -- I gotta say I really dig it.

Mouthfeel: light body with a big carbonation and decent creaminess.

Overall: massively drinkable for an 8% brew. This could get me in trouble.

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Photo of OmahaKF
3.78/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Smell is heavily of lemon citrus and barnyard funk. Taste is lemon, apricot, and a hint of melon with a champagne-like dry finish. Funk is present but is not tart or overpowering. A good beer, but not my favorite Prairie wild ale.

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Photo of Brenden
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one is a hazy bright gold color, lots of shine in the body. The head is a white cap just about a finger in height that settles and keeps up for the duration, leaving good lacing behind as it goes.
Dust, earth, fruits and funk bring up the majority of both aroma and flavor. There's a light tropical or soft stone fruits type of sweetness underneath a sour overtone, definitely moderately brett-heavy but done in such a way as to not overpower the softer notes. There are some white wine notes, more sauv blanc than chard and a little on the dry side. All in all, this is a very nice beer.
The feel is soft and fluffy but moves very nicely and doesn't fade away with time. A little bit of pepper comes into the otherwise sour and fruity finish that lingers dryly.

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Photo of mothman
3.73/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Large fluffy head. Golden yellow color.

Lots of Brett and funk flavor. Barnyard flavors. Has some tannins and wine like flavors. The apricots show and bring fruitiness to the beer.

Good, but nothing out of the ordinary. Reminds me of the prairie wild ales.

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Photo of xICooRsYIx
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip

Delicately poured but still could not avoid that head. 2 fingers at least. Didnt last long but it was white and frothy. Beer itself was a hazy straw. Taste just what i would want in a farmhouse. Not too basic, but not too complex. Had lemon zest and apricots gave it some funk. Followed by that farmhouse peppery spice. Well rounded and easy to drink!

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Photo of rodmanfor3
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another characteristic Prairie Artisan Ales beer, this one featuring apricot-flavored syrup mixed with a Band-Aid smelling saison. It failed to impress me.

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Photo of JohnCassillo
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy gold with a sizable head. Smell is orange, lemon and bread. Flavor balances orange and lemon bitterness with brett and a subtle spice at the end. Feel is minimally chewy and a good deal of carbonation. An interesting entry from Prairie.

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Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.37/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

The carbonation of this beer really knocked it down a peg at first. It's like there was a wall of fizz and foam between my tongue and the flavors. Thankfully, once it died down, it allowed me to truly experience the beer. Instead of funk overtaking the saison earthiness, it props it up. Touches of fruit peel, apricot fuzz, and orange zest anchored by a deep oak, capped by a half-dry finish. Excellent.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by ahalloin. Thanks Tony.

Hazy straw yellow body with a thin white cap. Funky, grassy, herbal, floral. Lovely hop character with herbal tea and grass. Solid.

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.24/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a shaker pint at the Public at the Brickyard.

This beer reminds me of a better blue moon/wit beer with an orange slice but much more spicy and drier. The fruitiness overwhelms the traditional saison funk - 3.25

A - Cloudy pale orange with small head that dissapates to zero - 3.25
S – Fruit, citrus, orange - 3
T - Fruity with the tang of orange and lemon zest and a very very small bit of spiciness, some funk - 3.25
MF - Medium light body with a dry finish - 3.75

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Photo of brewskifan55
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass.

A: Cloudy gold with a white one finger head that settles to thick foam. Ample lacing.

S: Brett, apricots, farmhouse funk.

T: Funky fresh with lemon and citrus elements. Apricots chime in with a hint of pepper. Clean, crisp. A terrific saison.

M: Medium with medium, thick carbonation. A nice lemon sensation on the tongue.

O: A great treat from my son while he was in Oklahoma. Now all I need is a Bomb!

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Photo of Treyliff
3.98/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16oz bottle poured into a tulip glass

A- pours a slightly murky golden yellow color with a two-finger creamy and sudsy white head that retains nicely, eventually settling to a thin layer that retains long after settling

S- citrus and tropical fruit aroma up front, with he apricot coming through. Lots of sandalwood with some peppery notes, just a hint of earthy funk with some wet hay

T- light bready malt base gives way to lots of fruity flavors of lemon, ripe pear, apricot & a bit of orange. Woodsy and earthy notes give way to just a hint or funky tartness, before finishing dry with more fruit coming through

M- medium body with moderate-low carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that turns creamy into the finish

O- easy drinking fruity saison that hides the abv well, not sure it's worth the price tag though

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Photo of Zach136
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Opaque gold, thin head.

Aroma: Slight pickly funk character I get in alot of brett beers.

Flavor: Earthy rustic funk and hop. Slight dark fruit note which I guess is the apricot.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, high carbonation.

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Photo of MichialTanner1
4.48/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy and straw colored, white pencil-thin layer of foam all the way down. Barely sour and an immediate earthy taste with a spicy outro that tastes like nutmeg to me.

My wife, who will rarely even try a beer, tasted this one just because there was a pug and 2 cat astronauts on the label. She actually liked it. Break through?

This may be my favorite yet from Prairie, who can't seem to get it wrong.

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Photo of goochpunch
3.69/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours out a cloudy pale orange. Looks like imported Fanta. Smell: a bit of funk, a bit of spice, a bit of grain. Fairly yeast forwarded in the flavor. Presence of apricot is overwhelmed by the yeast. Finishes dry and slightly bitter. Apricot come out more in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is light, considering the alcohol. Mellow carbonation. Solid, but nothing out of this world.

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