Prairie Standard - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Reviews: 160
Hads: 1,015
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 7.96%
Wants: 33
Gots: 147 | FT: 10
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Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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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 scottfrie
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into snifter.

A: Pours clear yellow straw with a thick whipped egg-white head that slowly faded into a thin fuzzy film.
S: I get notes of fruit forward yeast with hints of banana, citrus and peach. Grassy hops with citrus rind and peppery earth come through as well as faint lemon.
T: Earth, straw, and peppery herbal hops hit first with sweeter fruit notes of banana, stone fruits and mild citrus juice following. Earthy, spicy and fruity overall. Tingly sweet finish and juicy, slightly bitter, aftertaste.
M: Fluffy carbonation, medium full body, viscous slick and chewy mouthfeel.
O: Really solid smooth and flavorful all around. Cheers. (654 characters)

Photo of kylehay2004
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Half finger head with little retention and some lacing on a clear dark golden body. Aroma is excellent with nice presence of the hops including lemon zest, peppercorn, grapefruit, tangerine and mild yeast presence. Flavor of bready malts, belgian yeast, lemon zest, sweet and mildly tart citrus, grass and club soda. Medium body and moderate carbonation with only a semidry finish. Very nice hop additions here with the saison and Belgian presence at the base which is well balanced and not overwhelmed by the hops. (515 characters)

Photo of EagleTalon
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours out to a thin white permanent head and no lasting lace (do any beers that come out of Krebs have much lacing?) Aroma is a spicy, yeasty and hoppy blend with hints of citrus. Flavor is where it shines, with complex blend of the tastes associated with the aforementioned aromas. Spicy, fruity but not very sweet at all. Zesty, spicy finish. This beer has Moutueka hops and it shows (see note below). Mouthfeel is light and the beer has a nice CO2 bite.

Personal note: This reminds me of a New Zealand-made hopped extract beer kit that I brewed in the first year I started homebrewing. I think it was called Black Rock. It was a pale, dry beer that was lightly hopped with Moutueka hops and due to the high fermentation temperature that summer in my apartment it had a yeasty character. The yeastiness of this beer coupled with the distinctive aroma and flavor of the hops reminds me very much of that landmark brew of the Summer of 1995.)

Nostalgia aside, this beer is very well made and is world-class. (1,011 characters)

Photo of Bosoxfan20
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A- Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. Pours a hazy golden color with 1-1.5 finger bubbly white head that doesn't stick around too long. Moderate lacing

S- Big aroma. Citrus, lemon zest, hop oil, grapefruit, hint of fresh cut grass, touch of biscuits, peach, honey, slight amount of bananas. One of the better smelling farmhouse ales i have come across.

T- Sweet, tart, light funk and hoppy. I like it. Lemon zest again, clove, and a touch of spice all over a pale malt backbone. Some biscuits again. Bitter hop finish.

M- Fairly smooth with a warm easy finish. A little wet, but not bad. Maybe a touch under carbonated for the style.

O-A very enjoyable saison and a nice intro to the style for those that want to baby step into the "funk". On the hoppier side for the style. Prairie is kind of taking the state of OK by storm with their brews and I can see why. (872 characters)

Photo of dar482
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%

The aroma offers grassiness and lots of tropicla fruit character.

The flavor follows with that green pineapple/mango flavor up front that is familiar of Motueka. A touch of wheat and light bready sweetness in the middle. The beer moves onto a grassiness as the beer then ends up slightly bitter and very dry.

A flavorful and refreshing beer from Prairie. (356 characters)

Photo of superspak
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a trade with cyde. 12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours moderately hazy bright golden amber color with a 2-3 finger foamy and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big lemon zest, lime, peach, pear, apple, floral, grass, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, light honey, herbal, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity and balance of hop, malt, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big lemon zest, pear, apple, lime, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, grass, floral, herbal, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of lemon zest, lime, pear, apple, wheat, clove, pepper, bread, grass, floral, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent hoppy saison! All around great complexity and balance of hop, malt, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering. (1,339 characters)

Photo of AlexFields
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours clear amber color with a thin head. Does not look like a saison!

Doesn't smell like a saison either! Nose is an explosion of tropical hops, pineapple and exptic spices. Reminds me immediately of Lagunitas beers, especially Little Sumpin' Sumpin' and Sucks. Smells awesome!

Taste is a little disappointing after the nose but still very good. Much less fruity and more bitter than I expected. Still some nice pineapple and banana and mango flavors, some grassy hops that I definitely wasn't getting from the nose. Really tastes like an IPA and I'm not sure why this is classified as a saison.

Mouthfeel is great, excellent carbonation and very drinkable.

This is a really good beer, I could session this for sure. Very much my kind of hoppy beer. Really similar to a Lagunitas beer I think.

8.2/10 (806 characters)

Photo of flagmantho
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: light golden hue with a little murk that makes it almost silvery. Head is a thin finger of white foam which subsides relatively slowly. I like it.

Smell: lightly funky with just a hint of zesty tartness. Hops are grassy and perhaps a bit lemony. I think it's quite nice.

Taste: brightly hoppy with a light but engaging funk; it's fresh and springy but with a definite maltiness that works. I quite like this beer.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a moderate carbonation and an OK creaminess.

Overall: highly drinkable, refreshing and satisfying. I would love to be able to get this beer any time. (656 characters)

Photo of woosterbill
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle. Thanks, Chris!

A: Deep gold, lightly hazed body under a fine cap of off-white head. Ok.

S: Rich citrus, vanilla, flowers, and some white grape. Really nice.

T: Very fruity up front, with citrus and pineapple both lending huge flavor. Some biscuity malt and dry minerality close things out with some balance. Lingering bitterness on the aftertaste. Very good.

M: Smooth, soft, velvety, and light-bodied. Terrific.

O: Wonderful Saison, with great flavor-to-ABV ratio. I can't wait to try more from this brewery.

Cheers! (536 characters)

Photo of jrenihan
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Sammy for this bottle.

Beer is cloudy orange with a big, fluffy white head. Good retention and lacing.

Nose is lovely, super juicy and fruity. Peach comes screaming out, with other tropical and citrus scents. I don't get much in the way of yeast or other typical saison aromas, but very nice.

The yeast and dryness is there in the taste, making it more recognizable as a saison than the aroma let on. The fruit is still there and still good, but the yeast is present in equal measure. A bit spicy. Hops give some bitterness along with fruit.

Medium bodied, moderately carbonated. A bit astringent.

Overall, very good. (632 characters)

Photo of MasterSki
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Hopleaf. Served in their branded tulip.

A - White foam settles to a near-complete cap, thick collar, and splotches of lace. Lightly hazed orange-amber body.

S - Fruity citrus and grassy hop notes, lightly toasted grains, some tangy yeast notes, perhaps a bit a wheat.

T - The taste is a bit more grain and malt heavy, before yielding to some nice citrus and stone fruit sweetness in the finish. Bready, with mildly spicy yeast character, but not as phenolic as the aroma.

M - Dry, grainy, medium body, with zesty carbonation. Crisp and clean finish. A tad heavier than I was expecting for 5.2%, but still sufficiently effervescent for the style.

D - A nice farmhouse ale. Promising start for a new brewery in the market; I'll have to try a few more of Prairie's offerings in the future. (801 characters)

Photo of StaveHooks
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle served in a Duvel Tulip

A - Burnt golden orange, cloudy, an aggressive pour reveals 2 fingers of white suds. Funny label with "Nooodling" instructions. I would have to have at least a six pack before sticking my hand in a hole for a catfish to bite.

S - Alfalfa, pine, soft floral notes, spicy phenols, apricots, clove, cracked wheat, clean citrus, there's an odd slightly funky aroma I can't nail down.

T - Fresh cracked wheat, dry dusty hay, limes, white pepper, has a bright almost lactic sensation, malts give the impression of sweetness while overall staying very dry. Finishes with a dry herbal hop character and limes sticking to the palate on the aftertaste.

M - Light to medium body, low carbonation, smooth feel.

Love to see a 5% ABV Saison! Awesome aroma, fresh and dry with plenty of hop character while not taking over the other flavors. Needs a little more carbonation, it's low right off the bat and quickly drops off. Very good. This is the first beer I've had from Prairie and I'm excited to try more. I could drink a sixer of this anytime. (1,074 characters)

Photo of bump8628
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in Prairie Artisan Ales glassware - nice! Looks great, clear goldenrod with an inch-thick cap of white foam that lays down a few rings of lace. Excellent balance of flavors - tropical fruits, honey, lime, pepper, clove, and a punch of spicy hops. Malt is clean with a light sugar cookie sweetness and rustic cereal flavor. More refined than the bottled version. A sessionable, flavorful, locally brewed saison. What's not to like? A new go-to at better beer bars. (470 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks and dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, pepper, lime juice, and citrus zest. Taste is much the same with peppery and chalky flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of citrus zest bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with some great aromas and flavors that make this one super easy to drink. (568 characters)

Photo of babaracas
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy gold with towering soapy head, slowly settling to a thin layer with a couple of rings of sticky lace left behind. Smell: tangerine, spiciness, apricot, dough, dry grass. Taste: grapefruit zest, sweet orange, pepper, grape and grassy notes. Medium bodied, light carbonation, juicy feel. Really nice. (311 characters)

Photo of EmperorBevis
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lemon jelly body with big white foaming head
Cloves & citrus on the aroma
A lot of fruit fighting with saison yeast, citric acid & digestive biscuit
making a whirlwind of flavour
this is amazing (196 characters)

Photo of Seanniek91
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served from a 12oz bottle into a Smuttynose tulip big beer glass.

Appearance- Hazy golden with a quick half-finger of off white head. Mild lacing.

Smell- Musty/bready yeast, tart lemon rind, floral hops, earthy herbaceousness. Fairly "typical" saison aromas.

Taste- There's a lot going on here. Starts off with a lightly tart orange or lemon flavor which quickly fades to a hoppy and malty full-bodied farmhouse. Bready yeast, earthy hops, light citrus. Lots happening.

Mouthfeel- Quick bubbly carbonation. Smooth and crisp.

Overall- A nice hoppy sessionable saison. I'm glad I finally got around to trying this one. (623 characters)

Photo of mltobin
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I picked up a 6 pack of this while passing through Mass, first time buying anything from Prairie.

Poured into a tulip glass, this farmhouse style beer pours a hazy yellow color with a good-sized white head. Its` nose has white grape, lemon, grass and some soap. Interesting smell, a nice one to be sure. The taste is more lemon, pepper, a funk certainly presents itself, grassy, yeast. I was a bit skeptical, but this is no sub-par table saison. Mouthfeel is medium and it is fairly bitter in the finish. But, it leaves you craving some more of it. All in all, a really nice, flavorful beer with interesting characteristics to it. It`s good to know that I have a few more in the basement. (689 characters)

Photo of alaimoa
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Overall extremely sessional Saison that looks amazing and tastes great. Would love to have this at all times in my fridge
A: hazy straw, soapy big head and great lace
S: grassy, nice earthy funk
T: funk upfront, citrus, piney
M: solid pine, citrus, backyard funk earthiness (273 characters)

Photo of CTbrew32
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- Bright golden, slight hazy, and a lot of carbonation visible.

Aroma- A great mix of funk, spicy yeast, and bright tropical hops.

Taste- Right off the bat its noticebale how vibrant and easy drinking this is. Bright tropical notes of lemon, pineapple, and at the end the lime mixes with the funky/spice yeast for a great finish. The funk/spice in this is noticeable, but its subtle enough that it isn't at the forefront of flavors. A soft bread malt rounds this incredibly balanced beer out.

Mouthfeel- Very smooth, very clean, very carbonated, medium bodied, and an incredibly easy drinking beer overall.

Overall- The perfect afternoon beer with big bright hop flavors, slightly funky finish, and a smooth malt that wipes the palate clean. If this was year round there would be no doubt this would a go-to, especially in the summer. (92/100) (862 characters)

Photo of jlindros
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
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. (1,681 characters)

Photo of cfrances33
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a Tired Hands wine glass.

Pour: Mostly clear orange with three fingers of fluffy, cream colored head. Lots of sticky lacing and the head remains at about a half finger for most of the glass.

Smell: Big bright citrus and raw doughiness from the start, followed by grass, some floral aspects, white pepper, and more raw dough.

Taste: More of the nose, but with a bigger emphasis on the raw dough. Very yeast driven, with plenty of white pepper, bread, and oats. Some grass and floral flavors. Finishes mildly bitter with floral hops.

Mouthfeel: Really bright and refreshing. Bitterness lingers, but just barely.

Overall: Nice beer. Not extremely memorable, but tasty. Look forward to more of these guys offerings. (737 characters)

Photo of DefenCorps
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Damn. This is impressive. The nose is brilliant - fragrant, rustic, fruity, wild, hoppy, yeasty, phenolic - and balanced. Grainy with a clean pils malt character, fruity with a blend of lemon and some tropical fruit, wild without Brett in that there's an earthy, yeasty funk, hoppy with a clean bitterness and phenolic with a blend of saison yeast and spices. The palate is well-represented on the nose, is light in body and crisply carbonated. Brilliantly focused and structured, this can give Upright's Five a run for its money in the hoppy saison category. Excellent stuff. (576 characters)

Photo of Pinknuggets
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle to hfs sniffer

A: dark honey to amber I color with a small white head that goes away fast but leaves an average size lacing at the top of the glass. It is semi translucent to the point I wouldn't call it cloudy

S: the smell is very yeasty upfront but is distinctly farmhouse like and on target for a saison. You can also definitely tell that it is Belgian, but other then that no more to note.

T: follows the nose as the distinct Belgian yeast is the first thing that comes through in the taste. The barnyard nature of the flavor has a strong presence but it is not overwhelming. Pretty much what I would expect from a standard Belgian saison so well done.

M: this is light and nice and crisp the carbonation helps this crispness that makes the beer very easy to drink though the low abv definitely helps this.

O: well the name of the beer really is best way to describe it. This is about as solid as you can get in terms of a Standard Belgian saison it has the farmhouse distinctive smell and taste with a nice light crisp drinkable feel. I highly recommend this beer and I looking forward to trying more from this OK brewery (1,142 characters)

Photo of jakewatt135
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

super balanced beer. man this would be awesome if I could get this all the time. very drinkable, perfect beer to sit back and enjoy with a meal. not a showstopper just wonderful. not every beer needs to be profound. (215 characters)

Prairie Standard from Prairie Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.