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Prairie Eliza5beth - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
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304 Ratings
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Ratings: 304
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 7.82%
Wants: 46
Gots: 74 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
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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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Ratings: 304 | Reviews: 58
Reviews by Monkeyknife:
Photo of Monkeyknife
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle a lightly hazed lemon yellow color with one finger of fizzy bright white head. Light lacing left behind.

Tart aroma of apricots, pineapple, green apple, lemon and yeast notes.

The taste matched the aroma. Lemon, pineapple, tart green apple and bright yeast notes with this one. Finished clean.

Medium bodied and dry with a sharp carbonation.

This was a good one. Tart and wild with a medley of fruit flavors.

More User Reviews:
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 BEERchitect
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

After winning over each and every taste bud by stepping out of their farmhouse comfort zone with an Olde Ale here and an Imperial Stout there, Prairie gets back to their roots with this highly characterful Belgian Saison with full-on fruit and spice interplay.

Eliza5beth stands tall with a hazy yet bright goldenrod body and a creamy white head to float the glass. Quite yeasty in its appearance, the ale retains the session confidently and laces the glass with broken collars all the while.

A mix of musty citrus and plump tropical fruits gather in the nose for a fully fruity scent. Old, dried and fragrant woods follow suit with sandalwood, hay and a notion of lemony sassafras. Mixed with a peppery tinge, the nose is mildly wine-like.

To taste, its light bready taste offers up its starchy sweetness. When fused with dried oranges, lemons, apples and limes take on a sweet and tart flavor. Its musty character gives rise to light attic-like woods and damp hay. Earhty in its taste, wine-soaked wood gives the ale a funky-fresh flavor. A finish of white pepper and mild peat continue its earthen but fruity taste even in bitterness.

Medium-light in body, the beer has a light and pleasant powdery mouthfeel that makes it effortless to drink. Its creamy carbonation promotes its dry texture deeper and deeper into the session, and as the earthy aromas and flavors abound. In closure, the ale seems to evaporate off the mouth like cotton candy. Light warmth and playful spices dry the palate with ease.

Eliza5beth is a quintessential taste from Prairie. Without any gimmicks or distractions, this farmhouse ale does what Prairie does best!

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 lordofthewiens
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In a snifter the beer was a yellow gold color, very clear. There was a small white head.

Earthy hop aroma. Fruit, some citrus. Spicy. Great aroma.

Lemon taste, some other fruit that was sweet. Peppery spice. Funky.

Crisp and tart. A fun beer to drink, but then again I'm very partial to Prairie.

Photo of Franziskaner
3.97/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A good inch of tightly knit bright white foam. Hazy, light straw to golden colored ale with great carbonation and minimal Brussels lacing. I get pale malt,farmhouse yeast,pears and apricots. The taste is very sweet on the front of the palate with the farmhouse yeast and pale malt,but it seems aggressively tart with apricot finish on the finish. The mouth is moderately carbonated and bone dry.

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 spacecake9
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice funky farmhouse ale. Not too sour, soft apricot notes, very drinkable.

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 Alieniloquium
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Thankful to find this 500 mL bottle instead of having to open a 3L.

Appearance - Pale, yellow, and a little hazy. Nice white head. Thick white collar.

Smell - Fruity and acidic smelling. Stone fruit, but not what I'd peg as apricot. Lemony element, too. Pale malt. Some grassy notes.

Taste - Much grainier. More of an emphasis on herbal and grassy flavors. Light lactic tartness. Faint fruitiness, but nothing like the aroma.

Mouthfeel - Medium light. Well carbonated. Minimal tang.

Overall - After I finished writing the review, I decided I liked it a lot. Nitpicking the flavors didn't seem to help my impression of the beer.

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 ChrisRoberts
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

short review here. 3 litre bottle poured into prarie teku. hazy light orange. very sour and fruity smell with some oak esscense. tasted just as it smelled, almost like a sour wild ale but not much apricot. mouthbody was fairly mild. overall another win from prarie and I wish it was in production

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 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 emerge077
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale gold, streams of carbonation, crackly head of white foam that parts after the first sip or two.

Funky Brett aroma, wet straw and horsehair, grapes, dried fruit.

Tart and fruity taste, juicy though indistinct and not overtly apricot. Brett bleeds through and lingers in the bone dry finish. Ample carb level, light and effervescent feel. Overall a nice Prairie variation, though a tiny bit more apricot would have been nice.

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 Phyl21ca
3.85/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured a hazy light yellow color ale with a large pure white foamy head with good carbonation and some good lacing. Aroma of sour apricot notes with some light funky and tart notes is interesting. Taste is also dominated by sour apricot notes with some light funky notes. Body is about average with good carbonation. Interesting thought a little bit less sour notes would have worked better.

Photo of smakawhat
4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass.

Deep and shimering shiny bright lemon yellow body, just glowing. The head is a shocking bright white, with light retention and a thick fluffy puck on top. Lots of rising carbonation. Very pretty looking saison.

Great nose. Good dry funk, wonderful juicy fruit notes hinting of peaches and lemons. Crisp but only semi-arid sensing on the bouquet. Fantastic balance.

Great palate to match with a solid feel. Light juiced body with sharp brett but that balances nicely. Slight malty finish with great fruit qualities. Mellow peaches and fruit finish with a quenching lemon spritzy quality.

Another fun saison from these guys. Very impressed with this breweries offerings.

Photo of jegross2
4.16/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewing the Elisa5beth from Prairie Artisan Ales out of Krebs, Oklahoma.

Score: 92

Fall 2013 release. Served in an O'so snifter and enjoyed on 01/28/13.

Appearance: Pours a murky golden lemon color with just under a finger of white head that settles to a perpetual quarter finger layer. Very good lacing and retention. 4/5

Smell: Big, ripe peaches. Behind that is restrained brett and a little straw flavor. A hint of floral hops, lemon and white grapes. A touch of spice too. Quite effervescent on the nose. Nice mix of aromatics here, and the restrained brett character really helps the peach shine here. 4.25/5

Taste: Ripe peach boldly comes across, unlike beers like Fantasia or Peach 'N Brett. Nice stone fruit flavor with a light tartness. Just like the nose, the straw and brett is very restrained. A little fruitiness too. A touch of white wine-like character comes across as well. This is what I expected Saison Brett to taste like, but with a big peach twist. Quite refreshing. 4.25/5

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, very highly carbonated. Light tartness accentuated by the carbonation. Juicy mouthfeel with a nicely mildly dry finish. Very modest tartness. 4/5

Overall: Prairie makes a lot of tasty high carbonation saisons with a restrained brett character, and this one is one of my favorites of that group thanks to a deliciously bold peach flavor. If only more beers in this style tasted like this...Skip Fantasia and Peach 'N Brett and seek this one out if you're looking for lots of peach flavor in your saison.

Cost: $10 for a 500 ml bottle.

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.

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 deadonhisfeet
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a D'Achouffe tulip. The cap comes off with an angry hiss and the beer quickly bubbled up to the lip (good thing I had the glass ready). I snuck a quick whiff out of the bottle and wow! Does it smell tart! The pour is deep gold, crystal clear, and as effervescent as a glass of alka selzer. The bubbles just stream to the top in a nonstop parade. The head is fine, creamy, and snow-white and has some decent retention for such an acidic beer. The nose has lots of apple skin, white wine, lemon, and some white pepper.

The beer has a light body and a stony-dry flavor. It doesn't follow the nose at all. I get some slightly sweet, grainy malt notes up front, then it dries out and becomes very herbal, peppery, and flowery. Near the back of the palate, the flavor takes on a lemon-like, citrusy tartness that dries out the palate. All the while, a high level of carbonation intensifies the flavors, adding to the appetizing nature and thirst-quenching characteristics. Very crisp and refreshing.

Overall, this is an outstanding, yet very dry, farmhouse ale. While I don't think it's in the same league as the best saisons from this brewer, it's still very enjoyable. It says on the bottle "from Oklahoma with love." I wish I could show the folks in Krebs just how much I love their beers. Oh well, I guess I'll just have to keep buying them. That's the best I can do.

Photo of JonEberle
4.54/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle poured into a tulip.

A - Nearly glowing yellow. Very fine super-white head settling into a thin film. Very bubbly.

S - Definitely funk and citrus. Quite dry, but pleasing.

T - Quite different than the nose for me. I got the apricots and malt up front, finishing with a dry pepper/herb/floral finish. Better after warming.

M - Light body, intense carbonation, and dry.

O - I think it's a great pour. If you enjoy the Prairie line-up, you won't be disappointed.

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 Ri0
4.42/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

poured 500ml bottle into Duvel tulip.

A - The typical hazy golden straw color expected from a Saison. Huge fluffy 3 finger white head on a careful pour. Retention is great and there are large splotches of lacing that coat the glass.

S - Very fragrant musty grape and lemon zest. Plenty of Belgian yeast, cracker and some grassy notes play together. Just a touch of spice, pepper on the finish, but it is quite subtle.

T - Belgian yeast and fruity esters are the stars of this beer. Notes of lemon zest and musty grape, apple, and wet grass. It has a cracker and earthy tone with light funk. The subtle pepper is well hidden.

M - Light bodied and high carbonation. Clean, smooth, and wet for easy drinking.

O - Another full flavored Saison from PA. Recommended if you enjoy the Saison style.

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Prairie Eliza5beth from Prairie Artisan Ales
91 out of 100 based on 304 ratings.