Prairie Standard - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 945
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 8.21%
Wants: 32
Gots: 129 | FT: 10
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Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: StaveHooks on 12-20-2012

Prairie Standard is our everyday beer. Its a light, crisp saison with a hoppy finish. This beer is dry hopped 1lb per bbl with Motueka hops. A lovely New Zealand hop with a spicy lime like flavor and aroma.
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Ratings: 945 | Reviews: 162
Photo of kevanb
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a blue and green Prairie dinosaur stemmed glass.

The beer pours a hazy apricot color, hues of straw and orange with a light golden hue, very cloudy with two fingers of white, bubbly, soapy head, very loose bubbles that has nice retention and leaves swatches of lace behind. The aroma is pleasant, crisp, citrusy, fruity, yeasty, peppery, a bit grainy, the hops definitely permeate well throughout the farmhouse base, not too barnyardy but not too hoppy as well. The flavors are nice, peppery and yeasty saison base, pale grain that is chewy and rustic, earthy hops, pine, citrus peel, a bit of lime zest, lemongrass, almost salty as well. The mouthfeel is nice, medium body, assertive carbonation, coating, dry with a creamy finish.

Verdict: A nice hoppy farmhouse from Prairie, definitely a unique flavor profile with the heavy citrus rind, and lime-like flavor, bitter from the hoppiness, but almost tart from the citrus, definitely one to make you think. I think the Americanized hoppy farmhouse trend is one that doesn't scream to my palate, but this is a fine beer.

Photo of metter98
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy pale yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter finger high white head that died down, leaving some lacing on the surface and a small collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of limes and spices are present in the nose.
T: As in the smell, the taste has flavors of limes along with some notes of spicy hops (not of the peppery yeast variety).
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. No dryness is perceptible.
O: The Motueka hops lend some uniqueness to this saison as they impart aromas and flavors of limes and spiciness, but it lacks the dryness that you normally expect from a saison. It makes for a good summer beer if you are looking for something limey that isn't an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of KSOZE
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Great balance of hop flavor and slight funk. Excellent saison.

Photo of craftbeersweden
3.23/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Hazy, light yellow beer with a three finger high, white head

Nose: Citrus, yeast, lime, grapefruit, pineapple and grassy hops.
Taste: Grapefruit, grass, lime, citrus and hops.
Body: Medium body. Light sour. Medium carbonation. Medium bitterness.
Nice saison. Ok but not any better than the Belgian and French originals and in Sweden it has a to high price.

Photo of Mortarforker
3/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very tasty,lime zest or citrus aroma.Taste fruity,really nice.

Photo of chrisroarshack
3/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I've had other Prairie beers and I think that this one is just average for the quality they usually brew. I like that it was a very sessionable saison, but wasn't outstanding enough to get above a 3.

Photo of franklioni
4.45/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bloody hell, for such a pale golden brew that was very tasty, fresh and fruity...good summer drinker!

Photo of barnzy78
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle
A - tall white head slowly fizzles atop a hazed golden ale
S - earthy grassy hops, crackery malt, lemon & lime zest
T - tangy and zesty with lemongrass, lime, yeast, juicy fruit
M - medium bodied, sharp and semi-bitter, while finishing dry
O - very refreshing and unique. I may buy this again if the price is right.

Photo of bigsteve45
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

appearance: very small head. light golden color. very hazy.

aroma: very funky. strong brett smell. farmhouse funk at its finest. wet hay and mushrooms.

taste: typical belgian ale flavor. Bready belgian yeast with banana. It differs in that it has a slight sour finish and is tangy and funky.

Mouthfeel: medium high carbonation on the finish but a light viscosity. Crisp

Overall: Very enjoyable beer from Prairie. One of my favorite offerings from them. I would definitely buy again and would recommend this beer to anyone.

Photo of mothman
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Earthy, spicy, citrusy, fruity, funky, clean, and easy to drink. Lots of carbobation. Very enjoyable.

Photo of cjgiant
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle-maybe dated January 2015:
Pours a cloudy straw yellow, fluffy white head that lasts pretty well.
Nose is funky (Brett?), cheese like, with hints of lemon. Hay and grass accent the funkiness; there's also a herbal note, even mint.

Taste starts crisp, with hay/grass farm flavors accented with a lime rind like bitter tartness. The drink is quite dry overall, but with a tingling of carbonation. The funkiness from the nose never quite comes out en force.
A very enjoyable, light feeling saison, with some interesting flavor combinations.

Photo of atr2605
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-pours a hazy yellow color with a white head with nice retention
S-spicy peppercorns, lemon, lime
T-nice spicy yeast character, with more lemon and lime citrus carried throughout, finishes dry and clean
M-light-medium bodied, high carbonation
O-Very crisp and refreshing beer. Great saison character with a citrus twist

Photo of EmperorBevis
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lemon jelly body with big white foaming head
Cloves & citrus on the aroma
A lot of fruit fighting with saison yeast, citric acid & digestive biscuit
making a whirlwind of flavour
this is amazing

Photo of dbnarley
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lots of fiz. Light citrus notes. Very drinkable.

Photo of Get_Lowell
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: bubbly head on an golden orange body. Hazy, wish it had more clarity.

Smell: pungent, lemon zest, floral, slight funk.

Taste: Very balanced flavors: citrus, peppercorn, sweet fruity finish.

Mouth feel: really enjoyable, super bubbly, medium body.

Overall: I now have a new favorite everytime beer from Prairie! This is outstanding. Simple farmhouse that is well executed all around.

Photo of pinyin
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A perfect all around farmhouse ale.

Light in color and abv%, heavy in texture and flavor. Nice cloudy yellowish light gold. Very refreshing on a warm day. Yeast profile seems kind of hybrid, with a blend of saison and helles lager. Nose is very citrus, lemon and nectarine tasting notes. Overall this a subdued and well balanced farm house ale. Very sessionable, albeit the heavier texture of a saison, I could easily see drinking 3-4 of these. While this is my first taste Of Prairie Artisan Ales, I am looking forward to trying them all as they become available in NY state thanks to Remarkable Liquids, a high end distribution outlet working hard to get us the best.

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a large three-finger foamy white head. Light amount of spotty lacing.

S - Aromas of lemon and peppery yeast.

T - The taste is very refreshing. Lemon and lime upfront followed by peppery yeast. There is some graininess in the finish.

M - Light bodied with medium carbonation. Very crisp and clean mouthfeel.

O - This is a Saison. The flavors are very clean and refreshing. This is a perfect warm weathe beer.

Photo of ranger7
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Hazy yellow. Thin white head which dissipates quickly. Good lacing. I like the hand-drawn label and bottlecap.
S: Lemon and lime.
T: Lime. Grassy? Nice. Refreshing.
F: Light bodied. Good carbonation.
O: Good. A nice example of the style. The lime taste is a nice change.

Photo of MtnSoup
3.27/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sort of confused by the reviews of this one - beguiled by Prairie perhaps; regardless, it's a decent representation of this style, but it fell short in virtually every category for me...very faint citrus/lemon, and farmhouse flavors, but overall I just get malt and an almost lager taste.

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.4/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Eh, am I missing something here? Tastes like perfume and flowers. I get dough and bread on the backend and an earthiness as well. I assume this isn't how it normally is. Or at least, I hope not.

Photo of mfnmbvp
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with some sort of smeared coded bottling information on the side. Shelton Brothers just recently hit my area with lots of bottles, so I know this one is fresh. My third beer from Prairie Artisan Ales, and my second of their saison / farmhouse ale offerings. My bottle lists a 5.60% abv.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a nice bright cloudy golden orange, with just a bit of yeast sedimentation noticeable, and one finger of soft fluffy white head. Doesn't leave much lacing behind, but it looks solid either way.

S - The aroma is much more on par with what I expect from a saison than their Prairie Birra was. Floral, herbal, & malty, with an almost gose-like sour / saltiness to it.

T - Taste is crisp & zesty, lemony & citrusy, herbal & floral. Grainy & bready with crisp saison yeast. As noted, the Motueka hops add a nice lemon / lime citrus flavor to the brew.

M - Crisp, clean, & zesty. Medium-bodied with excellent carbonation.

Overall, an excellent every day easy-drinking saison. By far one of those most solid representations of the style that I've yet to try, and I continue to look forward to more from Prairie.

Prairie Standard -----4/5.

Photo of Evahflow
3.66/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a tulip

A- golden with an orange hue, inch of head that doesn't stick around, I'd say average farmhouse coloring

S-toasted malts, citrus zest, spicy earthiness

T- pils malt, citrus zest, lime, grassy dry earthy finish.

M- decent mouth feel, medium carbonation, good crisp dryness

O- this is a decent saison. I expected more coming from prairie. I'd like the saison yeast to shine through a little more. Overalls this is a decent offering that is pretty drinkable

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.43/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a light golden color with a white head. Earthy farmhouse aroma with some grain and spicy yeast. A touch of lemongrass.

The taste is earthy and slightly spicy with lemon and floral notes. Fairly bitter. Dry, spicy, earthy, muted funk. Abrasive even with the herbal bite.

Highly carbonated, spritsy brew. Overall it's decent but not crazy good standard saison. I'd drink it again.

Photo of GarthDanielson
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a schooner, the beer is a slightly hazy, yellow-straw coloring with a fizzy, filmy, surface coating of head. Aromas of toasted grains, lemon zest, dill, basil, jasmine, tangerine, cut grass, and subtle pepper spice. Flavors are a little more hop forward, with a bit of cedar, grassy notes, and a citrus blend of tangerine and lime. The spice blend is there, too, to layer the palate. Light bready backbone, almost like a pie crust, with some lemon notes coming forward at the end of the palate. The body is full, but light in mouth, with a citrus and herbal balance in the aftertaste. The finish is light, smooth, and slightly effervesced. Extremely drinkable beer.

Photo of cheshirefriend
4.53/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I loved this beer! I could drink It all day long.

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