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Ratings: 441
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 7.84%
Wants: 49
Gots: 102 | FT: 14
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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 kevanb
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
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 +4.2%
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 +1.5%
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 +3.4%
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 -2.7%
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 JFrank78
4.8/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This beer is simply amazing. If you see it, grab it. It pours a hazy tan yellow, like a sun-baked beach. A lot of fizz on the nose, with fruit and little pepper notes. The flavor stays in your mouth for awhile. Totally refreshing. A fantastic farmhouse beer. Near perfection.

Photo of Larry6767
4.74/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Sensational farmhouse ale/saison. Definitely a fully-flavored beer worth drinking on a hot day.

Photo of tastybeer
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy apricot colored beer, very pretty, and head is small, tight, and white. Aroma is smacky with funky Brett, sweet, floral, stone fruits, creamy dandelions, fresh and earthy. Taste is quite dry, implosive in a way, and delightfully tart. Very easy to drink as well. This doesn't have an assertive tartness, more rusticly dry, elongated and smooth. I wish I had more!

Photo of Thedusanmandic
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
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%
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 -8.6%
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 -8.1%
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 -2.2%
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 +6.4%
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 +3.9%
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 -27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Too sour for my taste

Photo of goochpunch
3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
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.

Photo of emerge077
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
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 -3.2%
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 -5.6%
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 n2185
3.05/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I had heard such good things about this beer, but found it pretty bland and uninteresting. Not bad or offensive, but watery and not much going on.

Photo of smakawhat
4.45/5  rDev +9.1%
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 +2%
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 deford
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Am I the only one who gets funk on the nose? Not so much in the taste but a real good funky nose...dust, a bit of sweat and some sugary sweet fruity wet hair?

Photo of wedge
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nebulous golden yellow hue with a low head of soft foam that never completely goes away. First sniff is the familiar rustic Prairie yeast sharpness, but a melange of other aromas soon comes to light: dusty funk, dried fruit, herbs, straw, flowers, earthy grain, and an airy sweetness. Flavor opens with spicy yeast esters and a soft, juicy apricot sweetness. Dry Brett, earthy funk, some tart acidity. Body is fluffed up by the lively carbonation, finishing dry, but with a light juiciness clinging to the tip of the tongue. Drinks lighter than it is.

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Prairie Eliza5beth from Prairie Artisan Ales
91 out of 100 based on 441 ratings.