Prairie Hop - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Reviews: 140
Hads: 960
rAvg: 4.25
pDev: 8%
Wants: 112
Gots: 152 | FT: 10
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Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: StaveHooks on 12-22-2012

Prairie Hop is our hop driven saison. This beer is packed with Simcoe and Citra hops. Notes of peach, mango, and tangerine can be found in the flavor and aroma of this beer. The beer finishes dry which helps the hops jump out of the glass flavor wise.
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Reviews by jlindros:
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4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

New brewery showed up at the store, with Belgian style Farmhouse beers, which I love these days. And not too expensive, with decent reviews, so I had to get the two. I'll try the Hop first.

Wow, the really twisted the handle of the crown, it probably has about 15 twists and almost impossible to turn now. Then it got twisted on itself, so needle nose pliers made quick work of it.

Finally pours a pasty white bubbly fizzy almost 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, some decent lacing, semi clear a little hazy golden honey color.

Nose is quite nice, a blend of floral hops and farmhouse aromas. I'll start with the farmhouse saison aromas, wheat, grainy malts, hay, dried grass, lemon zest, light spices, a very light farmhouse funk, and a light fluffy Belgian golden malt. Then hops, floral, light leafy grassy, a bit of a citrus zest, slightly herbal. Some earthiness too between the funky saison yeast and grassy hops. Lemony citrus aromas eventually end up taking over mostly as it warms and swirls in my glass.

Taste starts with the saison funk, little funky yeast then quickly into the saison malts, grassy wheat, fresh cut grass, dried hay, floral lemon grass, etc. It also brings light golden Belgian malts, a little grainy malt base, a light sweetness and juicy feel. Saison also brings light spices, lemon zest and citrus spray, and a little yeasty farmhouse funk flavors. Then into hops, floral fresh hops, lighter but nice, light leafy grassy flavors, little earthy and touch spicy, as well as a bit of the citrus, lemon zest and touch of fresh orange flesh. The bitterness starts light but ramps a bit as it goes, as the hops progress they get slightly spicy and earthy, chewy even. The finish gets a bit drier but still slightly sticky, long fairly bitter hop, little earthy, some leafy and grassy, with light saison grainy malts, lemongrass, hay, and light saison funk and spices.

Mouth is med bodied, lots of fluffy carbonation, juicy feeling.

Overall pretty nice, a well done saison and nice fresh hops to go with it. The hops go well with teh saison as expected, nice grassy little leafy and floral, some lemony citrus zest, and just enough bitterness. the saison flavors are on nicely too, not too much funk which would have overpowered the subtle hops, drinkable and tasty, well done. I would drink quite a few of these no problem (not in a row of course). (2,387 characters)

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look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

perfectly stated packaging, opens to reveal a most excellent aroma. It pours with a rich golden straw color, crowned by dense pale head that slowly reduces to a thin ever present visually pleasing icing for this wonderful slice of rich cake. The taste is incredible, it as if someone has taken my favorite IPA and Blended it with the best of Belgian saisons. this beer left me satisfied yet wanting another like a a drug addict needing another fix. (448 characters)

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4.36/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This seemed to be a nice hybrid between an IPA and a Saison.

In a snifter the beer was a clear gold color with a very thin tan head.

Interesting aroma. Citrus, sweet malt like an IPA. Earthy hops and spice like a saison.

Lemon, orange, pineapple taste. Earthy hops. Spice.

Wow! Really tasty. Soft in the mouth. (314 characters)

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Pours a hazy, vibrant orange with thin white head that slowly dissipates leaving little trace. Wonderful aroma of peaches, pineapple, mango, grass and flowers. Flavors of stone fruit, citrus and a touch of yeast. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Crisp, clean finish. Complex beer with many layers. So far I'm a fan of Prairie Artisan Ales. (354 characters)

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Deep gol in color with a slight haziness in the body. Vibrant carbonation bubbles are plentiful. There's a half inch of eggshell colored minuscule sized carbonation bubbles. Aroma is comprised of sourdough bread,tropical hops and grassy saison yeast. I taste a blend of sourdough bread,tropical hops and earthy saison yeas. The tropical hops really give it a unique twist. APA meets saison. There's plenty of carbonation and the mouth is crisp and refreshing. (465 characters)

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Prairie Hop from Prairie Artisan Ales
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