Prairie Hop - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 950
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.31%
Wants: 111
Gots: 150 | FT: 9
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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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Photo of Trilogy31
4.54/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a malty amber brown with decent clarity and a nice finger of foam. Nose hasbright notes of citrus, spicy yeast esters, white pepper, lemon grass and a light funk. The beer really pops in the mouth, complex melon, watermelon, canteloupe are bright and big. Light pepper spice along with a suttle yeastiness which lets the melon and citrus shine. Slight earthiness rounds out this very complex well made brew. Easy to drink with the 7% barely noticeable.

Photo of brureview
4.52/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I haven't tried any of the beers from this Oklahoma brewery. A friend
recommended it to me.

Poured a beautiful light golden color with a 3 finger head in a tulip. Some lacing.

Aroma- light fruit, especially apricot and citrus. Some mango.
There is Simcoe and Citra hops in this beer, so I was expecting fruit in the aroma and taste.

The mouth feel is lighter than most Saisons I have tried: I like this. Often there is an overwhelming pungency in Saisons which imbalances the beer. However, the Prairie Hop mouth feel is relatively light.

Taste: loads of tropical fruit: mango, apricot and citrus. Some sweetness.
The fruit is not overwhelming and it enhances the overall balance of the beer.

There is a pronounced hop finish to the beer which balances with the taste, aroma, and mouth feel.

Overall: An excellent and different approach to a saison. Many of the Saisons I have tasted are too pungent, often bitter and imbalanced. Smoother than most, including Tank 7( one of my favorites) loads of tropical fruit which give this beer an easy drinking character.

Highly recommended if you can find it.

Photo of denver10
4.51/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Pours gold with a huge, thick frothy head that sticks around for the duration of the session. Aroma offers lemon, ginger, tropical fruit, pepper and a touch woody. A light and crisp, almost prickly, active mouthfeel that finishes wonderfully dry. Overall, loved it and right up there for me with my overall favorite American saisons like Funkwerks Saison and Firestone Walkers Opal. Only thing that would prevent me from drinking this one again is the price point. Should be $4 to $5 cheaper, IMO.

Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

A: poured into a Duvel tulip to a bright and cloudy yellow with a two finger dense white head that retains very well and leaves decent lacing
S: smells of fresh juicy hops, tropical fruits, and citrus
T: taste is tropical fruits, citrus, a little bit of spicy yeast, and some dry cracker like malt swallow brings more citrus and tropical fruits.
M: fairly light on the palate with slightly prickly carbonation and a refreshing oily hop finish
O: A delicious and heavily hopped saison. the saison characteristics are hidden behind the heavy handed hop notes but they do sometimes make an appearance.

Photo of JGlitz87
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Light golden color. Cloudy and pours with a thick 2 finger head that quickly dissipates.

S: The hops come through cleanly in the smell. Citrusy with a slight floral character.

T: Clean and crisp. Alcohol well hidden, and hops are perfectly balanced with the citrus elements. Very well composed Saison with a bit more hop than typical of the style. Interested to see how the hops mellow out after time with a aged bottle.

F: Light bodied with medium to high levels of carbonation

O: Great saison. I am always slightly skeptical of new breweries. However, this beer makes me want to go out and buy everything that Prairie has out.

Photo of IvanJ126
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Light and crisp perfect aroma one of the best brews I've had

Photo of MartzMimic
4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy gold with a bubbly white head. Huge aroma of tropical fruits, yeast and piney hops. Easily one of the best aromas I've come across. Tangerine, pineapple and mango stand out. There's a touch of spice, and the hops give it a decent bitterness. Medium mouth with a carbonated crispness. The other dry-hopped saisons I've tried were middling, at best. This one is juicy and flavorful.

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

one of the best saisons, if not beers altogether, that ive had in some time. this pours a soft pale amber color, faintly red, with at least two inches of sturdy white head and some suspended yeast. its mysteriously pale, and is emitting scents of far out yeast, fresh and abundant citrus hops, and a medium pale malt body with the dryness of an irish red. the flavor is the best of both worlds as far as hops and wild yeast goes. its familiar like mikkellers farmhouse invasion, minus the brett, substitute spicy apply saison yeast that's got all the farm you can handle. the hops are plenty bitter, but also cleverly fruity, which makes for excellent balance. every sip is different, cascading a new part of my palate, challenging yet comforting me at the same time. the craftsmanship behind the bubbles here is so profound, I promise you the beer world will start to talking about prairie before long. before this weekend, I had never heard of them at all, and this week I was fortunate enough to get a bottle of the noir in my rare beer club, and its burning a hole through my fridge. im sure ill drink it tonight after work unless I can garner some self control. this is maybe the best saison ever made, and it takes a lot for me to say that. the way the aggressive hops and the funky yeast play off each other is pure bliss. do yourself a favor and get a few bottles of this. youll never look back.

Photo of PHBoiler
4.47/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle served in tulip glasses.

Hazy, bright orange appearance in the glass with a light white head. Many tiny bubbles bounce to the surface. The scent has a fair bit going on. The yeast is very faint as the hops take over with citrus and some grassy/pine. The taste is like tangerine juice. Loads of tangerine flavor with a bittering finish. The finish is a clean bitterness though that plays well and balances. I'm a big fan of the effervescence in this beer. It makes the beer much brighter and even more enjoyable to drink. I have a hard time calling this a saison. It almost drinks like a beer-mosa. It was a pleasure and quite tasty.

Photo of BillRoth
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Will for getting me a bottle from Sid at Best Damn Beer/Krisp in San Diego. Had been hearing the hype about this OK brewery and was curious. Frankly, wasn't ready for this. Wow! What a great sensory experience. Opened and poured like a Saison. Looked good...but most do. Head and retention was a bit better than expected, but typical Saison look is not exactly a high point. None the less ...it looked like a good farmhouse brew.
Then it jumped out. Aroma was wonderfully fresh and bright with massive fruit hop scents. Brilliant citrus and mango/peaches. The taste just took it to another level. Hints of hay/grass and a touch of funk. Bready with oats and maybe some rye...but again just exploding with fruit.
It was like this great marriage of a very high quality farmhouse ale with big time west coast hops. Many have tried, but in my mind no one has accomplished it until Prairie. This is just one wonderful drinking beer. Mouth feel was soft and not overly carbonated. Yet still dry and crisp. refreshing! Rolled easily in mouth and on the tongue.
These guys know how to brew beer, and have a great sense of fresh flavor and aroma. This may not be your classic saison, but it may very well be your favorite. This is a special very very tasty beer.
Send more!

Photo of ocelot2500
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy light amber color with a frothy white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of bright citrus and grassy notes along with some fruit and pepper.

Tastes of the grassy and peppery notes laid over top of the fruit notes. Grass and lemon zest notes come through first. This leads into some apricot and green apple notes along with a light syrupy sweetness. Some graininess comes through and fills out the middle. Touches of peppery spice comes in the end rounding everything out.

Mouthfeel is medium-full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is tasty, but gets knocked down a little due to price, $13 for a 750.

Photo of Ivanhoes_Backpack
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml snagged at my local here waaaay up in Northern Maine poured into a tulip.

A – pours a pretty cloudy golden yellow. Some white head, which quickly dissipates

S – hmm. Lots. Sour, crisp dry apples. Some funk from the yeast (they must have a pretty unique strand though, I get this smell in all their beers that isn’t as spicy as most Belgian yeasts I’m used to), American hops.

T – more dry apples, tart strawberries, some American hops, bubblegum. Yum.

M – light to medium body and decent enough carbonation to make my mouth tingle where it should.

O – Man, am I sad to see this one go. $15 for a bottle, but I’ll probably pick up another. There’s so much going on. I think they nailed the balance on this one from sweet fruitiness to sour farmhouse. This is arguably the best saison I’ve ever had, and that’s not an exaggeration.

Photo of ehammond1
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2013)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, baconsausage!

Hazed golden with a pillowing, persistent, near-white head of big bubbles. Decent, streaked lacing left down the glass. Very pretty saison.

Bright aroma of tropical fruits, floral notes, and mango. As the beer comes up to temperature, some of the fruit aromas fade away into more traditional farmhouse dried grass and barnyard notes. There's some mild Belgian yeast tang to this one as well, along with more classic grass and lemon notes. All things considered, I am more than impressed with this one.

As with the aroma, the citrus and tropical fruit flavors pop at the cooler temperatures. As the beer warms, American farmhouse funk, barnyard, dried grass, lemon notes, and a tiny bit of pepper emerge and combine nicely to make this an exceptionally drinkable saison. Somewhat bitter on the front of the palate, but the middle and finish are fantastic. Decidedly hoppy, yet extremely drinkable and well balanced.

Medium bodied with moderate to near full carbonation.

Very impressed so far with Prairie, and this is no exception.

Photo of rudzud
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Received this as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a hazy golden orange hue with a big, rocky 3 finger white head that fades to leave nice thick side lacing and a dense, creamy blanket. Outstanding.

S - Definitely a blend of styles here. Saison meets hop bomb. Nice lightly tropical notes (pineapple, mango), orange, faint pine resin with lovely saison funk/yeast notes intermingling throughout the hop profile. Not too funky and the hops knock out the typical black pepper notes one finds with a saison.

T - Not quite as assertive as the nose, but still lovely. Good hop notes, the tropics are very faint but with a good bitter lingering finish that is more pine than grapefruit peel. More saison notes than in the nose with solid belgian yeast notes, light barnyard funk. Delicious.

M - just excellent. Nice carbonation, crisp, slightly dry. Very, very well done.

O - Overall a damn fine hoppy saison. Wish the taste was a bit more tropical but even with that its still damn delicious. Well done Prairie

Photo of smakawhat
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a wine glass. Solid pop off the cork.

Deep orange to murky yellow body, and quite opaque. Not much noticeable carbonation. Head is fleeting, bright white and two fingers, but with a very soapy appearance. Dissolves quickly, and leaves a fizzy collar.

Fantastic bouquet. Huge tropical pineapple and grapefruit quality. Big juiced grapefruit notes, earth hop and mushroom and green garden herbality. A spritzy mimosa like carbonation quality of fruit as well.

Bright tasting fruit palate. Big spritzy and hop forward tropical notes and fruit juice. Hop bitter quality with a zesty oil, hot flashing quick and subtle peppers on the aftertaste. Supper crisp dry body with light quenching and coating mouthfeel. Good amount of malt sweetness and hints of Belgian cand y slightly it seems.

A fresh fruity dry and hoppy like mimosa in a glass. Quite tasty like most Prairie brews.

Photo of DmouthCaliBrewz
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottle to FFF teku.

A: Pours a hazy deep orange, with a large and fizzy effervescent head that recedes to two fingers after a few minutes, and then down to a rim around the edges halfway through the beer. No lacing.

S: MMMM This is delicious. Juicy fruits and citrus on the nose, immediately followed by a noticable funkiness. The combo of the funk and hops is awesome. I definitely pick up on the Citra hops here. Also getting a bit of peach and some slightly tart green apple.

T: Taste is more of the same, with citrus and strong funk up front. Towards the middle it starts to round out with some floral esters and an earthy yet somewhat spicy yeast character. Notes of pear and more greet apple develop late on the palate, then it all rounds out with a crisp and dry bitterness on the end. Real awesome balance of funk from the yeast and fruit from the hops. The two interplay wonderfully. Well done.

M: Lively carbonation, and lightish body. Perfect for the style.

O: This was nothing short of superb. Amazingly drinkable, yet amazingly complex. There is something here for anyone. I wanna stock this baby year round.

Photo of daledeee
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

There is a lot of buzz about the Prairie brewery. I found a couple bottles, although somewhat pricy.

Pours a dull cloudy orange. Typical white head with not much lasting power.

Nose is funky fruit.

Taste is hoppy. I think I would say along the American hop profile at first but it mellows out. In other words, there is a pretty big burst of hop flavor with the first sip. Then it evolves into a more fruity flavor. It has a mild citrus rind leaning. Not overly complex with spice and funk but this is one refreshing beer.
Mouth feel is not very dry and that's OK with me. Alcohol is very well hidden. I really enjoy this beer. I think it is getting better as it airs out too!

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bomber into gulden draak tulip at gnarly barley in Orlando FL. Pours a hazy golden straw color with 2 fingers of head. Looks perfect. Awesome spicy peppery yeast and slight citrus hop with a hint of barnyard funk. Taste is grassy funky with a peppery citrus crisp finish...wow. this is so good. The funk really stands out...and I wasnt expecting the funk at all. Its crisp yet dry...and the hops are subtle yet they play an essential role.
Such a great saison...one of the best I've had.

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours cloudy amber color with a thick foamy head. Head retention and lacing are excellent. Has that funky, Belgian yeast aroma. Slightly citric. Maybe some piney hops. Belgian yeast taste. Citric, spicy hops at the end. There is a slightly funk aftertaste. Pretty much a hoppy farmhouse ale. Good beer, but I am not sure it is worth the price you pay for it. Should be at least $4-5 cheaper.

Photo of IPAGeorge
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip

A. Pours a mostly transparent golden color with a big fluffy white head.

S. Yeasty, lemony. Characteristic for a saison.

T. Nice. Yeasty but not too funky. White grape, maybe apricot or peach. Not overwhelmingly fruity. Slight bitterness. Green apple andgrassy aftertaste. It had that nice bit of hop bitterness and resin. The finish is pretty clean.

M. Body is a 4 on a 1-10 scale. Nice crisp carbonation. A sought warming going down. Finishes just slightly dry much like a green apple.

O. A very nice saison. Not too funky. Nice mild fruitiness. Very nice mouthfeel. Finishes with just enough flavor to make you go back for more. Gets better as it warms a little. Will drink again.

Photo of Hamburgers
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Photo of jwchestnut
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up on a recent trip south

A - golden color, white head that quickly vanishes

S - I could have smelled this all day - initially big juicy fruits - mango, peach, maybe a little kiwi - citra hops, tropical, a little spicy at the end

T - starts out following the nose - sweet and juicy then the spicier/peppery and yet earthy yeast comes in - they balance together well

M - starts out smooth, finishes dry, nice mid-level carbonation

0 - after bomb! maybe my favorite so far from prairie - lovely drinkable beer. highly recommended - almost a ideal mix of an ipa and a saison

Photo of brewtus
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured caged bottle into tulip. Pours clear golden orange with a two finger white head. Smell is Belgian yeast, cutrus fruit, grassy. Taste starts with smooth Belgian yeast and lots if straw, some citrus fruit, some tropical fruit, plenty of hop bitterness that drys out substantially as it finishes. Very earthy. There's a nice little funk to this beer that mixes well with the hoppy Belgian wit flavors. A very unique beer that balances some complex flavors very well.

Photo of JFrank78
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle. A very ripe, well-balanced hoppy saison. The hops don't overpower, but will still tickle your tongue. I think this would be a great beer for IPA-lovers to help introduce them to more complex beers. Whereas hops dominate IPAs, the hops in this saison simply add texture and fruit notes to an extremely flavorful ale. My hat goes off to Prairie Artisan Ales.

Photo of FLima
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy amber color with a two finger head with medium retention.
Nice aroma mixing a Saison with an APA with notes of passion fruit, herbal, mild pine, Saison yeast, peaches and mango.
Flavor of pineapples, Saison yeast, herbal notes, tangerine, lemon, peaches, grapefruit, strawberries and finishing with a mild funky touch. Mildly dry aftertaste with a grassy and funky lingering taste.
Medium body with mild carbonation. Alcohol of 7% is well hidden.
This is sure one of the best Saisons I had. I loved the American twist to it. Great fruity complexity. You got to try this.
Ap.3,5 Ar.4,25 Sab.4,5 Sens.4,5 Cj.4,5

Prairie Hop from Prairie Artisan Ales
93 out of 100 based on 950 ratings.