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Prairie Eliza5beth - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

184 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 184
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 7.99%
Wants: 37
Gots: 25 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Eliza5beth is a golden farmhouse ale aged on apricots to allow sourness and light fruit flavors to add complexity to the beer.

(Beer added by: spoony on 11-10-2013)
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Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
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 Prospero
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
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 Janis_Hoplin
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of jtladner
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of acurtis
3.7/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of MorganSaunders
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Tuckersmth
4.75/5  rDev +15%

Photo of distantmantra
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of woodchip
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of hooliganlife
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
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 ChrisRoberts
4.33/5  rDev +4.8%
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 atlbravsrno1
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of zonker17
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Photo of ElJosharino
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -27.4%

Photo of Durdz
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of cyrushire
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of waddellc2
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of dvmin98
4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Elicoleman
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of emerge077
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
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 mobrockman
4/5  rDev -3.1%

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Prairie Eliza5beth from Prairie Artisan Ales
92 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.