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Prairie Standard - Prairie Artisan Ales

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486 Ratings
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Ratings: 486
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 8.17%


Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales visit their website
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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ToasterChef

Maine

3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2013 21:44:57 | More by ToasterChef
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4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Reviewing from notes after enjoying on 12/16/13 out of a 12 oz brown bottle. No dating to be found for bottling or freshness. Poured into a Boulevard Smokestack Series tulip glass.

Appearance - Pours a hazy pineapple rum cake colored body with a steady gradient from sunny lemon yellow to golden brown. Atop the body sits a crown of faintly golden white, one-and-a-half fingers thick. Retains for a few minutes before shrinking to a moderate mottling of film across the surface and spotty streaks of lace around the sides of the glass.

Smell - Bright and hoppy, with elements of lemongrass and lime zest along with a nice crackery pale grain base as well as faint hints of black peppercorn. More on the citric/peppery side of the farmhouse style than it is funky/musty. I love the pungency provided by the extra hopping.

Taste - From the aroma, the less astringent lime characteristic and a nice hay-like presence stand out, but they are both complimented by herbal and grassy hops and some pleasant bitterness to break up the slightly sweet bready element from the grains. Peppercorn is again present, but it's fainter and gentler than on the nose, and only in the finish, lending a hint of spice on the tongue. In spite of the faint sweetness of the grains, the finish is dry and stark, pleading for the next sip.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied and possessing moderate-to-high carbonation.Pleasantly effervescent mouthfeel with a dry finish.

Overall, just a solid, everyday drinking saison. It doesn't quite measure up to the best "hoppy" saisons in the style, but it's only barely below. I have to say that the lime-like characteristic isn't something I'm used to coming across in beer, so it definitely has unique points going in its favor. Not sure if it's release is seasonal, but I will probably pick up a 4-pack whenever I see it on shelves, which so far has been rather infrequently.

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A - Pale Yellow with a half inch of head that fades.

S - Smells of oranges and limes

T - Mildly spiced, lightly sour and an ultra light hint of tartness

M - Moderately full bodied

O - A whole lot going on here. I wish it tasted like it smelled instead of a spicy sour tart saison. Not a horrible beer though. I can see why this is their everyday beer. Try it if you want, but I'm buying something else.

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Prairie Standard from Prairie Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 486 ratings.