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Prairie Standard - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Reviews: 177
Hads: 1,093
Avg: 4.02
pDev: 20.65%
Wants: 37
Gots: 171 | FT: 9
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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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Photo of REGreenBTRB
4.95/5  rDev +23.1%

Poured into a pint glass.

A: 5 - What a beautiful beer! An orange/tan color, quite hazy. Poured about a finger of white, foamy head. Looks wonderful!

S: 4.8 - This smells awesome. A lot of citrus. Orange, a little lime. A very floral scent. Grapefruit.

T: 5 - Holy shit. It's an absolute mouthful of flavor. Grapefruit and orange jump out. There is a wonderful tartness about it, like it hugs my tongue. The citrus is strong on the taste like it was on the nose. Super impressive.

M: 5 - It's comfortable to drink. It goes down easy, no burn. Good stuff.

O: 4.95 - I went in to this review expecting to give this probably around a 4. Maybe I rated this so highly because I haven't had many Saison/Farmhouse Ales, I don't know. This was my first one to review, and I will definitely be trying some more of this style. I thought the big imperial stouts reigned supreme, but damn I enjoyed this beer. 3/3 for Prairie so far.

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Photo of JezyGray
4.84/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours hazy and straw-colored into a mason jar. Craggy white head, half-finger retention with nice lacing. Bright lemon/lime zest characters on the nose. Tart, slightly sour at the front of the tongue. Middle of the mouth: grass, hay, Sweet Tarts. Finishes slightly dry, but not intensely so. Super refreshing. Perfect session beer. Drink outdoors.

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Photo of denver10
4.76/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma is fruity, grainy, funk, peppery, gingery. Flavor follows suit. A medium bodied, active mouthfeel. Overall, this has quickly become become my favorite (American) saison, tied with Funkwerks Saison. Not sure what more I could ask for in a saison. Just a wonderful beer from Prairie.

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Photo of papman
4.71/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Cant help but coerce some members to find this wonderful beer. A very underestimated beer.

A – Slightly cloudy - straw yeller

S – Smell is outstanding - Lime/lemon zest

T – Session? Certainly doesn't taste like one . Immediate slight sour taste, followed crisp finish. Absolutely perfect

M – Medium to high carb - dry mouth feel. Exactly where it should be.

O – Took me by surprise. One of the finest brews I have ever been fortunate enough to sample. I am partial to high alcohol, high complex brews, but this beer should be a year around staple. Awesome.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of chefjack428
4.65/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

These guys recently entered the Philly market and I couldn't be happier.
Bottle poured into a Deschutes Teku.
Really nice copper orange color with a small head that quickly dissipates.
Aroma is very nice. The first thing that hits is big bright lime, some musty hay, slight brett and a bit of orange. Great farmhouse aromas.
Taste is also very nice, grains, fresh cracked pepper, bread yeast, brett and a nice bitter citrus finish. Carbonation is very nice, some what prickly on the tongue.
This is a very nice beer and I am sure I will have no problem going through the case I picked up. Sort of reminds me of a batch of Fantome Printemps I recently had.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.58/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This pours the color of white gold-yellow. It’s pale and inviting with just enough foaming.

In my notes I used the descriptor “zesty” a lot—for both aroma and flavor it is zesty, vibrant, active and lively. I found a delicate citrusy character with some clear lemongrass aromas. Tasty to boot, with a fresh lemon/lemongrass character to it while finishing dry. Having been introduced to this on tap I’m more than curious to see how it comes across in the bottle.

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Photo of J_Dub
4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy orange with a slight orange head. The smell that immediately hit was a grassy, hoppy, peppery grains. The taste was very similar. Prickly spices. Earthy grains. Citrus hops. Lots of carbonation added to the peppery flavors and made my tongue tingle. One of the best examples of a true Belgian style farmhouse ale.

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Photo of humuloner22
4.52/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I didn't know what to think of this one at first.

Appearance: Hazy light golden color. Like a Saison. Decent amount of light head that sticks around.

Smell: When I first opened this one, my first thought was "is this a sour?" it has a sour note on the nose initially, however after it opened up it developed those tell tell saison aromas. Clove, cardamom, yeasty Belgian style aromas. Lots going on on the nose of this one for sure!

Taste: Not so much sour, but it does have a little acidity going on. Maybe you could attribute that to the hops, considering it has a New Zealand style of hops that the brewery describes as lime like. Definitely some clove and funk on the taste. Kind of thin, like many Saisons are. I don't know how to describe this beer other than it is different. Its like a lot of beers but unlike any I have ever had too!

Overall: I was impressed by this one. Its a good brew. My only complaint is I wish it had a bit more body other than that is is solid. I could drink this one more often if it were more readily available.

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Photo of iTunesUpdates
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very balanced and high drink-ability. Picked up a 4 pk and can't wait to pop the rest. I got spoiled by the other stuff Prairie offers or ells I would have scored this higher. Pours very murky, will not make that mistake next time.

Massive head on a light pour and full of carbonation.
Body is light and crisp.
Definitely worth picking up if you find it.

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Photo of Tridement
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

#1 First Beer Review on BA.

Pours a soft and murky yellow with a lasting thin head. When spun in glass to release the bouquet, it leaves a light doily of small, tightly packed bubbles....spot on for a proper Saison.

The nose is of lemongrass and freshly cut hay, with an undertone of citrusy hops. As one would hope (I'm one), it is a good balance of acid and earthiness.

Carbonation is spot on, opening up the taste buds to a citrusy, spicy blanket of refreshing bubbles and followed with a peppery, slightly bitter finish. There's an initial lemony astringent bite that mellows out into a peppered, coriander sort of earth bomb. I can't help but want to drink more.

A purist's saison with a very welcomed hop addition. Spice, acidity, soft carbonation and mouth feel are right on. This was my first Prairie beer, but will definitely not be my last. Next up, BOMB!

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.46/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy golden color with a thick foamy head. Head retention is decent. Lacing is a good amount. Has the funky farmhouse, sour fruit aroma. Slightly hoppy up front with some spicy carbonation and sour fruit funk at the end. Typical farmhouse funky aftertaste. Very representative of the type of beer. Enjoyable.

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Photo of take_it_sleazy
4.45/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into hill farmstead pint glass. Been waitin awhile to try something from this brewery.

A: straw color, a slight neon haze to it with a solid, but not overwhelming, amount of carbonation. Standard size head for a saison.

S: wonderful combination of floral accents and bretty funk. Faint scent of lemon zest and coriander in the background. Not much hops coming through after initial pour. That funk though!! Love that in a farmhouse.

T: very balenced with hops and lemon shining through. A strong malt backbone that holds this beer together. Smooth and light drinking for sure. Great beer for this 85 degree day.

M: as good as a saison gets. Medium to strong carbonation with a medium body.

O: great saison with a lot of quality characteristics going on. Aside from just looking pretty, it's a very enjoyable saison with drinkability absolutely in it's favor. Would recommend to the farmhouse ale fan, or those just getting into the wonderful world of brettanomyces.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.45/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beer pours a cloudy pale gold with a head that leaves minimal lacing. The smell is lime juice and yeast. A very bright and inviting smell. The taste is reminiscent of a wheat beer with pepper, coriander and spices but followed by a bright lime flavor. A nice hoppiness at the end rounds it all out. This is such a delicious and refreshing beer.

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Photo of 3sheets2wind
4.44/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Taste a lot of citrus with a toned down barnyard funk. Hoppy but not on the same level as an IPA or barleywine. Fine carbonation and smooth mouthfeel. So dry and refreshing that I could easily see myself pounding 8 or 10 of these suckers on a serious college football Saturday.

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Photo of MinorThreat
4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Generously sent from jtmiller03, can't thank you enough buddy.

A-Hazy light gold with rocking pillowy head and clingy retention

S-Full on barnyard funk and citrus. Horse blanket, clove, orange, tangerine and lemon

T-Slight sweet cereal grain notes, yeast funk, and orange peel. Very refreshing yet complex.

M-Dry and crisp with a nice amount of gas

O-Such a great session saison. They hoppy notes of citrus really take this one way over the top. I only wish I had this on the shelves locally. Also worth noting: the best beer label I've seen in some years... absolutely hilarious.

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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.

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Photo of hoptualBrew
4.37/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, part of a trade thanks to Newkidroundhere

Really solid label work first off, love the details of noodlin on the front! Pours a cloudy yet vibrant hay color. White head pillows up from some good carbonation.

Aroma is interesting. Salty tang-like phenols, spice, sweet coriander mixed with some lemon peel. There's a grassy, floral hop character that melds in as well. Reminiscent of the modern Belgian IPA.

Palate is mild, fruity, slightly bitter in the finish. Slightly tart up front, funky, sweet lemon, fruit esters, mild tropical fruit.

Moderately high carbonation, slight bitterness in the back. Dry finish, with a near salty aspect to it. And no I did not eat any salty foods prior to this tasting.

Overall, really solid beer. At first, I did not much care for it, but it really grew on me throughout the tasting. Love the take on the style, shows hops do have a place in the Saison style.

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Photo of rorjets
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This beer came to me from my son in Texas, who is fortunate to be able to purchase Prairie Artisan Ales locally. I had some of their beers last year when I visited him, and was very pleased to find their version of a farmhouse ale in the box he sent me. On the first pour it is golden in color, with a full white head, nice carbonation and great lacing thru the quaff. The aroma is of fresh sweet pickles, and on the first sip you can taste the complex blending of sweet and sour, with a mild hop bitterness and a refreshing finish. The last pour of the beer is totally different in color - totally cloudy, almost opaque, with sediment; but the taste didn't vary - still deeelicous! And I love their labels and the bottle cap featuring the catfish.

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Photo of Halcyondays
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle, courtesy of Hi-Times,

A: Pours a hazy burnt orange with a frothy white head, gobby lace.

S: Very rustic with bananas and 'shrooms. Barnyard and must.

T: Still has the rusticity in the yeast flavours, but it gets really fruity at times offering a unique note of orange creamsicle along with a lot of pear.

M: Frothy, soft carbonation, medium-bodied, easy drinking.

O: A delightful American saison. Not Americanized, this is to style and very well done.

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Photo of gcamparone
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dino glass.

Pours a bright Golden body with a big fluffy white head that reduces slowly and leaves spotty lacing.

Aroma is beautiful.. Citrus, lime, spices. Taste follow the nose with lime, bright citrus, pineapple, wheat, and a slight farmhouse funk on the finish. Simple yet delicious.

Very refreshing mouthfeel, crisp highly carbonated and medium light body.

I liked it a lot - I can see this being the perfect summer beer.

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Photo of champ103
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Flying Saucer in Little Rock.

A: Pours a beautiful hazed golden/orange color. A two finger dense white head forms with good retention. Excellent lace as well. Rings of lace left all the way down.
S: Earthy Belgian yeast up front. Bread and biscuit aromas, lots of fruity aromas as well. Mango and peach. Very nice.
T: Follows the nose with the funky/earthy Belgian yeast. Bread and biscuit malt. Slightly tart fruits of mango, peach, and apple. I love it.
M/D: A medium body with very good carbonation. Crisp, effervescent, and dry. So refreshing. Incredibly easy and enjoyable to drink. Tons of character, and something I can enjoy all day.

An excellent saison, and I am so glad I came across another Prairie Artisan offering. Really well done. Highly recommended.

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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.

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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.

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a hazy, brilliant yellow-golden color. Medium, 2 finger head forms and retains very well. Lacing is also pretty good.

S- Medium hops scent is first and foremost on the nose. Hops are spicy and slightly piney in flavor. Hints of grains and a bit of grassy scent mixes in there too. Pretty enticing.

T- Starts with a hint of wheat-like flavor mixing in with some fruitiness. Slight bit of hops bitterness mixes in. These flavor are a combo; one might say a best of both worlds of a pale ale and a saison. Mild tart flavor is present throughout, not unlike a Berliner weiss flavor. Very balanced with a lingering fruity and clove flavor on the tongue.

M- Light across the tongue and not too carbonated. The balanced flavor and lighter feel makes it a great beer to session.

Overall, a pretty awesome hoppy saison. Pairs the best flavors of hops, spices, and fruity tartness. I wish I would have bought a four pack of this instead of a single.

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Photo of mac31
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pale gold

Nose: hoppy/grassy, fresh, honey

Refreshing and enjoyable from start to finish. Right away, the first few sips I get pineapple, white wine, and melon. Pale lemon tartness with banana esters. Fermented orange blossom honey. Not much funk, but noticeable. Belgian yeast is evident. Soft yeasty spiciness. Finishing semi dry. Carbonation seems a little low, per the style. This beer was gone before I knew. Drinkability is the hallmark of a good beer. This is extremely drinkable. Can't wait to grab another.

There was unique flavor component that I could not identify. It was the lime from the Motueka hops. Different. Nice.

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Prairie Standard from Prairie Artisan Ales
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