Prairie Standard - Prairie Artisan Ales

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704 Ratings
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Ratings: 704
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.44%
Wants: 33
Gots: 72 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
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Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: StaveHooks on 12-20-2012)
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Reviews by ToasterChef:
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3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A cellar temperature bottle is poured into a goblet.

The beer is opaque with a tarnished gold color. A white head rests on top. Plenty of carbonation can be spied inside. Pretty good lacing, but there isn't much head retention.

The beer has a very nice hoppy farmhouse aroma. Funky saison yeast is strong, but so are the citrus and grassy hops.

Standard's flavor is an interesting mix of bitter hops and classic saison flavors. It is a citrus-heavy hop flavor; and while the malts are sweet, I am not reminded of fruit juice. The yeast doesn't provide much pepperiness that I've tasted in other saisons. In the finish it does give of some farmhouse funk.

The beer does leave my mouth a little sticky; my lips are sticky too, but not as much. Body and carbonation are average for the style.

This is an enjoyable beer. Anyone looking for a different take on the saison style would enjoy this beer. Personally, I'll probably continue to drink local and buy Oxbow when I want a hoppy saison, but I am excited to see what else Prairie sends to us in Maine.

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Bottle (2013)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, baconsausage!

Murky, hazy golden straw color. Quickly forming head of white bubbles, but not a persistent one. Spots and smears of stick left down the glass.

As the name of the beer implies, this has a very standard, very straightforward saison aroma--which I like very much. Grain, sweetness, dry hay and grass, earthy notes, and some cracker and cereal. Some initial Band-Aid at cooler temperatures.

The flavor is similar to the aroma: sweet grain, hay and grass, mild pepper and lemon notes, moderate bitterness. Incredibly drinkable.

Medium to fuller in body for the style with moderate carbonation. I suppose I wish the body was a bit more lively.

Very nice, traditional saison.

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Prairie Standard from Prairie Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 704 ratings.