Prairie Standard - Prairie Artisan Ales
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Reviews by lacqueredmouse:
4.23/5 rDev +4.7%
12oz bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Los Altos, CA. Brought to Sydney and shared with Sam and Rich.
Pours lovely and clear yellow, with a rocky, frothy head of pure white that leaves chunks of lace behind. Body is light and fresh. Clarity is surprisingly good: there's a slight haze to it, but it's much clearer than I expect for a Saison. That's actually no bad thing. Fine carbonation. Overall, it looks really good.
Nose is bright and clean, with a fresh green hoppiness that reminds me of New Zealand hops: crisp and very slightly herbal. Under it is a slight earthiness from the saison yeast, along with a touch of something savoury.
Taste is lovely. The saison body gives it a pleasant smoothness along with some floral rosewater characteristics, while the hops give flavour through the centre and towards the back without providing an overt bitterness. Slight frothiness in the feel lightens everything and helps accentuate some of the faint sweet floral characters and hop notes.
Overall, this is really gorgeous stuff, although why I'm still surprised that Another Beer From Prairie Is Gorgeous I don't really know. This is the third or fourth of theirs I've tried, and they just have such a knack for providing beautifully subdued complexity and wonderful drinkability to their beers. Top notch.
10-26-2013 02:17:47 | More by lacqueredmouse
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3.84/5 rDev -5%
Acquired via trade
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.
05-02-2013 02:09:29 | More by ehammond1
3.94/5 rDev -2.5%
A - Golden Color. light carbonated head. little tiny bubbles. 2 full inches of head that dissipates quickly. but never fully. a single stream of tiny tiny bubbles come up from the bottom.
S - light citrus. orange, grapefruit.
T - high carbonation. tiny bit of hops. orange and grapefruit. not bitter what so ever.
M - carbonation hits with a small punch. get a tingle on the tongue. Little bit slippery on the tongue.
O - This is really nice. low ABVs make this real drinkable. real light on the tongue. altho the high carbonation makes this bubble in the tummy. so can't have too many. It could be a bit thicker. that being said - i would buy this again.
02-05-2013 00:46:40 | More by weonfire
Prairie Standard from Prairie Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 542 ratings.