Prairie Eliza5beth - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Reviews: 74
Hads: 481
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 7.33%
Wants: 48
Gots: 110 | FT: 15
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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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Reviews: 74 | Hads: 481
Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
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. (1,393 characters)

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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. (940 characters)

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! (1,649 characters)

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. (767 characters)

Photo of Sludgeman
3.24/5  rDev -20.8%
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 (482 characters)

Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.02/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tiernan
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tbryan5
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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. (298 characters)

Photo of warnerry
4.09/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kaiyote
3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Prospero
4.5/5  rDev +10%

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. (395 characters)

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Janis_Hoplin
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.78/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jtladner
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Beer21
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Schlafly33
3.56/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JFrank78
4.8/5  rDev +17.4%
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. (275 characters)

Photo of acurtis
3.7/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of N_Overholt
4.15/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Prairie Eliza5beth from Prairie Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 74 ratings.