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Prairie Eliza5beth - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 302
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 46
Gots: 73 | FT: 9
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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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Photo of Vonerichs
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Super hazy straw yellow. Contrasting stark white creamy head. Great retention.

Funky and tart aroma. The apricot definitely pops. Lightly phenolic with banana and clove.

Banana and sweet tarts. Fruity and vinous. Funky.

Crisp and light mouthfeel. Carbonation is slightly high and prickly.

I loved it. A great saison with a fruity twist. I recommend giving it a try.

Photo of russpowell
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murked up straw color with a pinky of beige. Never clears up, pretty good lacing & head retention

S: Barnyard, grassiness, hints of Brett. Brett is stronger as this warms

T: Pears, grassiness, funk & tartness,& Golden delicious apple up front. White grape mixes with tartness, a little lemon zest & white pepper as this warms, pear skins as well, some grapefruit too. Finishes tart, with a bit of pear, some lemon

MF: Medium bodied, lively carbonation, very nice

Drinks easy, my bottle is 8% ABV, very enjoyable, but kind reminds me of some of the "Funky" beers they've done minus the feature hops. Drinks fine, but a little same/same to me

Photo of bigsteve45
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml served in Modern Times tulip.
Poured a hazy orange. Bubbles in head were widely spaced and dissipated in under a minute. Great farmhouse funky smell as most Prairie saisons do. However, there were undertones of apricot and apple. Taste followed the nose. Mouthfeel was the weak point for me. It was too carbonated. All in all a great beer that worth a try for anyone.

Photo of barczar
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Soft notes of musty horse blanket and strong bubblegum contrast sharp apple and apricot, with pear skin and floral notes adding complexity in aroma.

Flavor reveals sour apple and apricot at the base, with spicy clove leading into a slightly sweet backbone, finishing with toasted malt. Citrus fruits emerge. Like that the fruit character is so pronounced. Skin character of the stone fruit really lingers in the aftertaste.

Photo of stortore
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle into a tulip.

Pours a bright yellow- gold, hazy with a two- finger head. Lots of lacing. Smells yeasty with some funk/Brett, black pepper and a little bitter odor. Taste follows the nose with the Belgian yeast and the funk. Fruity, but I can't say it reminded me of apricots. Pretty tart, but not overly. Good body, well carbonated, a dry finish.

This is a really nice offering that I liked enough to grab another bottle. A little pricey considering the competition for the style.

Photo of bluejacket74
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16.9 ounce bottle. Served in a Prairie Teku, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with about an inch white head that didn't stay around for too long. There's a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like apricots, peaches, wheat/grainy malt, white grapes and a bit of vanilla. It tastes like apricots, white grapes/wine, wheat/grainy malt, peppery spice, and some yeastiness. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit coating and is well carbonated. I thought this was good, certainly worth trying at least once.

Photo of riotontheroad
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Just didnt do it for me this time around.

Photo of 30MinutesSouth
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Fruit comes through on the nose a lot and had me expecting more sour. The apricot is present but subtle if not a little understated.

Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

- 500mL bottle poured into Lost Abbey Teku on 11-Apr-15

Photo of jcruelty
2.94/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Too sour for my taste

Photo of Thedusanmandic
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

This can't be this smooth and 8 abv

Photo of kevanb
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, 2015 release, poured into a Prairie Artisan Ales fieldmice Teku glass.

The beer pours a nice golden copper color, hues of orange, hazy and with just a tinge of clarity and a fluffy white head, about 2 fingers high that has moderate retention but yields no lace. The aroma is pleasant, light lactic sourness, fleshy apricot fruit and earthy pit, mild funk, pale grain, lemon peel and just a touch of peppercorn. The flavors are nice, pale grain, yeasty fruit, peppercorn, mild apricot, lactic sourness, wildflower and some strong mustiness. The mouthfeel is good, coating, zippy and crisp, dry, assertive carbonation with a full finish.

Verdict: A nice Farmhouse ale from Prairie Artisan Ales, very enjoyable apricot presence in the nose, not quite as prominent on the tongue, but it straddles the line between a farmhouse and a wild ale really well, rather than being a bit of a stylistic mess. Kudos to Prairie for this.

Photo of stephens101
4.49/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy yellow-orange with a tight white froth. Tons of light fruits (lemon, grapefruit, green apple) and cotton candy float to the nose with a little perfume mixed in. Tastes sharp and bright with a panoply of light fruits (including apricot and green apple), a hint of grain, a few floral notes and a touch of sour candy across the lips. Dry and crisp as it is supposed to be. Another brilliant outing from the Healy bros.

Photo of chippo33
3.06/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

no fruit, taste is hm

Photo of leroybrown10
4.14/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bright gold with a bit of haze. Voluminous white head which dissipates slowly to a thin line on top of the beer. Small amount of lacing.

Bright aroma. A bit citrusy but not overpowering. Some oak and chardonnay like notes. Just a hint of the apricot. Yeast aromas come through as the beer warms slightly.

Smooth flavor with just an edge of tartness. Lemon notes with some white grape. Oak, yeast(Belgian??) and something a bit funky/grassy. Apricot isn't noticeable at first, but starts to show through as the beer approaches room temperature.

Medium body with a fairly high level of carbonation. Crisp on the tongue with some lingering dryness.

Very nice farmhouse ale. Good crisp refreshing feel. Some fruitiness without overdoing it.

Photo of Shaler_Tate
3.23/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Batch 1 was really good, but batch 2 was very mediocre and disappointing. No sour, no sweet, and no apricot. Sad day.

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a weisse vase, the beer is a cloudy, straw gold coloring with a big, tall, bubbly, foamy, off-white head. Aromas of fruity esters and herbal spice come right off the glass, with lemongrass, toasted grains, berry sweetness, highlights of earth and barn must, subtle butterscotch, and a bready backbone. Flavors are more bold and sweet forward, with a solid dose of lemon, berry, and apricot, followed closely with white pepper, cut grass, evergreen, mint, and a subtle tangy sourness at the end of the palate. Full, yet light, throughout, with a crisp dryness that cuts through everything and keeps this beer very drinkable. The aftertaste is more of the fruity blends, but with a bit of dry hops bitterness creeping in around the edges to keep this party civil. The finish is dry and crisply sweet, almost chardonnay-esque if not for the spice blend still kicking around on the taste buds. Good beer.

Photo of mfnmbvp
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, with bottled on date 05915 - March 09, 2015, so this beer is fresh as hell. Acquired at the local Ardmore Station Liquors. Another saison / farmhouse ale to me from Prairie, this one a 'special release' and a self-proclaimed Midwest farmhouse ale.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - It pours a very bright juicy looking golden yellow body. This thing literally looks like a glass of juice when held to the sunlight. About one finger of frothy white head. The body gets a bit murkier and more mango puree looking as the bottle pours on.

S - A very soft, but pleasing aroma. A bit leathery, oaky, vinous, & wine-like. A soft tropical medley of apricot, peaches, and mango puree. Crisp, spritzy yeast presence definitely noted. Has a mild touch of lacto sour, but just a tad. A very contented aroma.

T - Taste follows the nose - mild lacto sour / tartness, earthy & herbal, slightly grapey & wine-like / vinous, and again the soft tropical apricot / mango / peaches. Light Belgian yeast / spice character, but it is fairly restrained to my likeness.

M - Crisp & spritzy. Medium-bodied, with good carb. Very easy-drinking, with no trace of the modest 8.00% abv.

Overall, another excellent saison / borderline sour from Prairie. This would definitely go over well with fans of the style, and perhaps for those looking to get into sour beer in general. Worth seeking out, and I look forward to trying more creations from Prairie.

Prairie Eliza5beth -----4/5.

Photo of Zomdust
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just average fresh, not much funkiness, needs to age

Photo of MasterSki
4.13/5  rDev +1%
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.

Photo of ZombieHead
3.71/5  rDev -9.3%
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

Photo of sdeese21
3.63/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Underwhelming for the price. I had higher hopes.

Photo of humuloner22
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
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!

Photo of Rainblows
3.51/5  rDev -14.2%
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.

Photo of Immortale25
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

If it was categorized as a Belgian Strong, I would've bumped the score up a notch.

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Prairie Eliza5beth from Prairie Artisan Ales
91 out of 100 based on 302 ratings.