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Prairie Standard - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 812
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.44%
Wants: 32
Gots: 100 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
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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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Reviews by jlindros:
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4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A hoppy saison is right up my alley these days... if done well. But minus points for screw top! and lack of date... tsk tsk.

Pours a decent fizzy 1/2 finger head that fades at a med pace reinforced by quite a few bubbles streaming up, leaves a nice layered lacing, very clear pilsner golden slight wheat colored beer.

Nose delivers what it promises, a hoppy saison, with light toasty grainy saison malts, light saison spices, little lemon, lemon grassy, grassy earthy hops, fruity esters, golden malts, quite floral between both saison aromas and hops.

Taste brings more Belgian flavors, even some nice funk actually, a big saison farmhouse funk, not quite Brett level of funk but def a lot more funky than I expected, with saison spices, lemony citrus, lemon grassy, etc. Then grassy floral hops, a little earthy as well, and some lemony hops, with some bitterness but not a lot. Light fruity esters, and very faint hint of phenols from the yeast. Grainy golden malts, little toasty, and nice bready funk all around. There's a touch of an orange vanilla flavor too which is a nice addition. finish dry and grainy, nice lingering bitterness from the grassy floral spicy hops which seems to intensify, little lemony grassy earthy flavors, and just a bit more funk.

Mouth is med bodied, little abrasive, tons of carbonation.

Overall quite a nice beer, the screw top is the only real downer (and lack of date). decent appearance, nice floral nose between the malts, hops, and saison aromas, and quite a nice surprise with the farmhouse funk flavor, and blend of nice hops that get a decent bitterness on the finish. I would drink a lot of these in the summer, and I think i will.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.02/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into my Hennepin stemmed glass a hazed straw color with a fluffy bone white head that settles into a frothy mass after quite awhile.Lemon oils really stand out in the nose with a hint of funk and toasted cereal grain.Quite refreshing on the palate with lemon really standing out along with mild yeasty phenols,a hint of white pepper and some toasted cereal grains in the finish.A great "table" beer to be had.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Pliny_the_Self-righteous
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into teku. Pours hazy and pale yellow in color with minimal bubbly head and minimal lacing. Aroma is mostly saison yeast with a citrusy lemon-lime overtone. Mouth feel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated. Palate is lemon, lime, and peppercorn…sour throughout and finishes dry. A nice saison…easy drinker.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Justin8mypants
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of ehammond1
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of jminch
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Tilly
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Pours a golden color with a full white lacy head. Sweet lemon earthy aroma. Earthy, citrus, sweet pineapple. Genuine farmhouse sourness. I like this beer. Its different.

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Prairie Standard from Prairie Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 812 ratings.