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Prairie Eliza5beth - Prairie Artisan Ales

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223 Ratings
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Ratings: 223
Reviews: 37
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 8.01%
Wants: 41
Gots: 38 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: spoony on 11-10-2013

Eliza5beth is a golden farmhouse ale aged on apricots to allow sourness and light fruit flavors to add complexity to the beer.
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Ratings: 223 | Reviews: 37
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just average fresh, not much funkiness, needs to age

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4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.41/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle from West Lakeview Liquors. Served in a pint glass.

A - White foam settles to a solid cap, thick collar, and specks of lace. Hazy apricot body.

S - Smells like fruity farmhouse yeast, with a lightly tart apricot presence. Stone fruit and grape skins grace a sweet malt backdrop; appreciate that the yeast isn't overly phenolic here, but there's enough spice to keep things lively.

T - The taste isn't quite as nuanced; there's less tart apricot and more pale malt sweetness instead. Some stone fruit and Belgian yeast character pops up mid-palate, but both are pretty restrained. No perceptible alcohol.

M - Zesty, active carbonation support a body with surprising hefty and substance for 7.5%. Chewy, with some lingering tannins and dryness in the finish. Again, no real warming.

D - Wish the apricot 'popped' a little more, but otherwise it's a pretty refreshing farmhouse ale. Like Prairie's yeast strain here, as it strikes a good balance in the spicy, funky, and phenolic realms. A bit pricey, but otherwise quite nice.

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3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.71/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice crisp and somewhat tart, a little bit underwhelming for the $10.99 price on the bottle; nonetheless a great drinking saison. maybe a little age would help bring out more funkiness

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4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.63/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Underwhelming for the price. I had higher hopes.

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4.06/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Recently NC has seen more Prairie distribution. I love the fact we are getting some Prairie beers here but I am disappointed we are not getting the really good Prairie beers here, this one was alright but I still think its cousin "Standard" is a better beer and you get 4 the price of one of these. Still I had to try it, because I have really not been disappointed by them.

Appearance: Poured a darker murkier yellow, pretty hazy and had a decent amount of head.

Aroma: Grassy, little funk notes but not a lot, had that saison/Belgian herbal thing going on that I dislike, I suppose from the yeast. Some apple/pear fruit like notes.

Taste: Kind of thick and not as clean as other beers in the same category. I still contend that Saison's should stay around 5% to be enjoyed by me. When they climb higher in the abv. more sugars are present and it leaves a more cloying taste, which I do not care for as much, which this one exhibited. Kind of light green fruits, estery yeast with that clove/herbal note going on.

Overall: Not as good as Standard in my opinion. I would go with that one all day, this one is a bit pricey and has the characteristics I do not like in the style. Clean flavors are the theme of the day and this one did not do it!

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.51/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Apricots? It's a decent farmhouse, dry funky and a bit bitter. Billowy white head, cloudy yellow beer. ButI get no hint of fruit out of this, even on my third time having some.

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4.27/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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3.64/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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Prairie Eliza5beth from Prairie Artisan Ales
92 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.