Birra - Prairie Artisan Ales

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651 Ratings
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Ratings: 651
Reviews: 77
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 12
Gots: 76 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: zerocrane on 01-09-2014)
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Photo of Theogre83
3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Srkolodn
4.14/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GDawgs34
3.7/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ctruskey
3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SeeingMeansMore
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WckdVbz
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Didn't like it at all.

Photo of jjwisenheimer
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ElGallo
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brenden
3.61/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This Saison is a hazy light-medium yellow. I have to let the sediment settle and pour the rest of the yeast in, which of course makes it a bit cloudier. The head is a bubbly white one that might obtain half a finger but fades quickly. It does keep a ring and drop some spotting behind.
The smell is nice: dusty, slightly funky, a little dry, very mildly sweet, with a bit of lemon. There's a bit of bread and cracker in the malts, very slight spiciness, and a hint of herb.
The taste is pretty much the same, dryness and herbal notes becoming stronger along with the lemony zest. It collects a bit of a pithy brine from the middle into the finish with a hint of a seltzer taste as well.
The feel is good, maybe not as dry and soft as I'd like in a Saison but with a firm crispness and pretty smooth in a light-medium body.

Photo of vfgccp
3.39/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pretty spot on for a saison. Huge, chunky, bright white head. Great retention and lace. Pleasant haze on a wheat and light gold body.

S - Funky fruity nose. Pear, wheat crackers, lemon, unripe banana, white bread, sour brett.

T- Meh. Soft straw and wet wheat cereal, bitter pith, lemon zest, and a slightly soapy finish.

M - Unusually creamy for a saison. Medium body. Undercarbonated for the style.

O - A great looking beer, but creamer and sweater than I typically like my saisons.

Photo of scott2269
4.49/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nodder
4.01/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of nitrous500
3.26/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vrbulldog22
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dirtinabottle
3.45/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stinkypuss
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a light golden color with a white head. Slight haze on the beer, and lace left by the head. The aroma has belgian yeast esters, pepper, herbs, and some fruit.

In the taste, mildly funky, lemon, grain, melon, pear and some alcohol as well, though faint. Soft grains and farmhouse yeast strain doing a nice job to add some complexity to the body. Hops are lightly bitter and herbal, and balance the beer nicely.

Light bodied, crisp, well carbonated ale. This drinks like more of an Import saison than American version, as many tasters agree. Well crafted beer and certainly worth the try.

Photo of wotfofftw
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of st9647v3
3.18/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/7/2014. Pours lightly hazy bright golden color with a 1 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, lime, orange peel, pear, pepper, wheat, cracker, herbal, straw, grass, light funk and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and light pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, lime, orange peel, pear, pepper, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, straw, grass, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, lime, orange peel, pear, pepper, wheat, cracker, bread, herbal, straw, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and fairly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.4%. Overall this is a damn nice session saison style. All around great balance, robustness, and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of deadonhisfeet
4.04/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a D'Achouffe tulip. Now THAT'S a Saison! Pale gold in color, very clear, effervescent, and crowned with a massive fairly long-lasting snow-white frothy head. The nose is floral and musty with a little bit of citrus fruit. Lavender, lemon, sage, and flowers. Nice.

Light body, crisp feel, and a sharp herbal flavor. Very light graininess up front like a dry white soda cracker. Complementary flavors of lemon zest and white pepper join in, but not enough to make the flavor harsh. It is light and very well-balanced. A faint hop kiss dries out the finish and leaves a lingering flavor of orange peels and rose hips. Very drinkable.

A very traditional interpretation of the style. Very reminiscent of Saison Dupont. I think I like the ``Americanized'' versions of this style a little better, but this is a terrific beer for fans of Saisons.

Photo of Mcwill51
3.68/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of holmesmi
3.4/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up at VE in Boardman, OH. Poured into a snifter.

A- Body is a uniformly hazy straw yellow hue. Pours with a 1-2 finger soapy white head which eventually fades to a thick collar an some lacing is left behind in the glass.

S- Nose is somewhat mild and typical for a saison. Citrus, coriander, clove, floral hops, spicy bready yeast, a hint of funk.

T- Flavor is similar to the nose. Floral hops accent the front, with a slightly funky yeast backbone. The finish is slightly bitter with hops and a seltzer-like flavor. Left to linger is a hint of citrus, a hint of spice, and a moderate bitterness that seems to be more attributed to the carbonation than floral hops.

M- Light to medium weight bready body with very high, tingly carbonation. Carbonation is similar to that of seltzer water.

O- Overall this is a nice, light, drinkable saison. Pretty typical for the style. The only miss for me is in the carbonation. This is my first brew from Prairie and I am looking forward to trying more.

Photo of chrishiker1409
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Birra from Prairie Artisan Ales
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