Prairie Somewhere - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Reviews: 65
Hads: 529
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 30
Gots: 105 | FT: 14
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Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: AlexFields on 03-22-2013

Prairie Somewhere is a blend of golden farmhouse ale and a sour ale. Citrus fruit is used in the kettle to add intense orange and lime notes.
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Photo of rodmanfor3
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I guess this one falls in line with most of Prairie's offerings in that it is far more expensive than the taste warrants.

The beer is pretty basic; some sour with citrus. Not one I would try again. (199 characters)

Photo of Franziskaner
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy gold to light brown with a quarter inch beige head. Little light will get through this. Aroma of tart Brett is what I detect in the nose. The taste is tast Brett with a sour cherry aftertaste. The mouth is moderately carbonated, crisp, and dry. (253 characters)

Photo of Tylertut
4.33/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L. Pours a deep golden color with a bit of orange. A bit of cloudiness as well. Beautiful looking beer.

S. Slight funk mixed with a bit of vinegar and citrus. Slight spiciness shows up at the end for a tiny bit. Enough to let you know it's a farmhouse.

T. Acidic tartness dominate the flavor and blends well with the citrus flavors that are also present. Bit of funk that fades throughout the entire thing.

M. Medium to light carbonation that fades quickly.

O. This is what I'm looking for in a sour. Tartness dominates and underlying flavors show up throughout. This beer looks and tastes amazing. (606 characters)

Photo of hoptualBrew
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky burnt orange color, thick tight off white head that's mousy in appearance. Head retention is lovely, dissipates after several minutes into a thin layer. Active carbonation steadily travels up the sides of the over sized wine glass.

Light funk and phenol, some malt vinegar, red grape must, leather, wet hay, and subtle citrus peel come through in the aroma.

Acetic tart and candy malt sweetness fight for the palate up front that transitions into a citrus peel and lemon juice tartness in the finish.

Refreshing and light bodied with a moderately high amount of carbonation and tart-drying finish make this a quenching brew. Great summer beer. Only drawback of this beer is that the aroma is much more complex than the flavor. Not to say that the flavor is bad or inadequate, just doesn't live up to the complexity offered in the aroma. (855 characters)

Photo of Ri0
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

poured 500ml bottle into Duvel tulip.

A - Orange copper with a 2 finger white head. Fades into a thick collar that leaves behind some lacing.

S - A sour lemon and vinegar aroma with minimal funk that I look for in a Saison. The notes are mainly unripe soured citrus and other fruits. I'm not finding much spice.

T - It starts off pretty sour with lemons and vinegar. The lactic has some orange-citrus notes with sour unripe stone fruit. If I pay attention I can find the Saison yeast, but it is buried layers of sour flavors. Funk and spice are non existent.

M - A moderate-high carbonation, with a lighter feel. Really makes you pucker and feel the tightness in the back of your throat.

O - This is more of a AWA than anything resembling a saison. If a bit more spice came through I'd say it resembles the Bruery Sour on the Rye. (839 characters)

Photo of JohnnyMc
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Definitely very funky and tart with a nice dry and sour finish, but there is a big bright lemon, orange and lime zest character that makes this a perfect summer beer. Nicely done! (179 characters)

Photo of larryarms847
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a crisp light straw yellow with a fair amount of frothy foam.

Vinegar, oak, citrus, and some light funk.

Orange, lime, acidic, vinegar, and must.

Light-bodied, high carbonation, crisp, subtle, refreshing.

Overall, a very drinkable saison with many subtleties, but enough to stay interesting. (301 characters)

Photo of BIN29
4.78/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of the best light sours out there . Extremely mild, balanced, subtle and exuberant. Light vinegar, oak and leather. Extremely drinkable. I feel I finished the whole 22oz in less than 15 minutes. Deliciously juicy. I would have this with almost all types of food. (266 characters)

Photo of mrjez
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The first ever Prairie keg tapped in Japan, at Craft Cafe Imazato. This was delicious. A lovely orange-lemon citrus flavour, not too sour, and good blend and well-hidden ABV. Very full-tasting thirst-quenching mouthfeel, wonderful for summer. (242 characters)

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, bottled on date 10615 (April 14, 2015). Another new one to me from Prairie, this one a 'Sour farmhouse ale' per the label.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a bit darker than expected. A reddish coppery orange body with less than a finger of thin bubbly white head. Thin retention, with no lacing to speak of. Standard appearance.

S - A subtle aroma. Grapey, oaky, vinous, and wine-like. Fruity and slightly berryish. Not a very powerful aroma, but pleasant enough. Grapey and berryish above all else.

T - Taste follows the nose: oaky, leathery, grapey, vinous, white wine like tartness. Very mild sour / tart. Fruity and grapey above all else with a dry wine-like finish.

M - A dry wine-like finish. A minimal amount of sour / tartness is just enough to scratch the surface. Light-bodied & easy-drinking. Dry and white wine ish above all else.

Overall, Another nice one from Prairie, but nothing too different than their typical fare. Typical of this style, and from this brewery, so it doesn't particularly stand out. Easy-drinking for the abv. Enjoyed, but wouldn't have it again.

Prairie Somewhere -----4/5. (1,147 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.16/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour with grain, citrus fruit, citrus juice, funk, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus juice, overripe citrus fruit, plastic, funk, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a below average beer with really nice sour citrus aromas, but the overripe citrus fruit and plastic combination in the taste makes this one hard to drink much of.

Serving type: bottle. (701 characters)

Photo of silverking
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- murky golden with a thin off white head. Decent retention, poor lacing.

S- pretty fantastic. Barnyard, apple cider vinegar, citrus, peppery yeasty funkiness. Yes. Just yes.

T- really acidic. Lots of lemon and pepper. Astringent and acidic finish. Really clean. Not a lot of that typical saison funk.

M- light, moderate carbonation. Extremely acidic and refreshing. It leaves me longing for an extra sharp cheddar.

O- where has this been? Seriously, where? I cannot express my full enjoyment of this beer with text... Don't let my "high but not over-the-top" rating fool you, I scored this as a saison. As a beer, and just a beer, this is among my favorites. (682 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

two of my favorite breweries getting together on this one. a red tinted sour beer with elements of the flanders red type sour, there is a certain vinegar side to this, but there is also a ton of funk and a much lighter malt side. it seems to be wheaty, although im sure there are some other things happening in there too. medium bodied only, but interestingly flavored, hard to really pin down. there is some fruitiness to the smell, like belgian yeast and maybe apricot or something like that orchard vibe to this one, with some subtle spiciness too. it just doesnt smell like anything i have had before, the bacterial side of this is just really strange. it tastes funny too, medium acidity from the lacto, and very farmy too. it also has a cool tropical thing, not from fruit or hops but from yeast. it reminds me of some other saint somehwhere beers in its yeast profile a bit, and there is a long tangy finish to it. carbonated really well, but the vinegar thing makes it feel a little odd on the palate. this is the very wild side of wild ale, i have not had one like this in the past, and appreciate something other than the generic in these styles these days. seems like too many of them taste too samey for the science. i love this being so bizarre, but i wouldnt buy it again i dont think. i liked it because it was new, but the overall flavors were not my favorite, its just an amazingly high quality specimen, adventurous for sure. (1,443 characters)

Photo of GarthDanielson
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer is a dark, vibrant, slightly hazed, caramel coloring with a sparse, off-white surface coating of head. Aromas of white grape must, lemon grass, chardonnay, dill, cut grass, subtle sour funk, basil, and a cracker backbone. Flavors are caramel sweet forward, but only for a split instant before the lock-jaw inducing sour kick comes roaring over your taste buds. Wow, this one is a beast. Chardonnay notes, as well as grape, lemon, and apple all blend together for an extremely tart and sour profile. Musty and subtle funk notes highlight. Very smooth and dry bodied, with a tart, refreshing, fruity aftertaste. The finish is extremely tart and dry, leaving your mouth puckering. Good sour! (734 characters)

Photo of TBoneJones
3.89/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks cloudy golden-orange.
Smells like funky leather and sour furniture.
Tastes sour and tart with light lemon rind and peppery leather dominating the taste. Funky yes.
Clean and crisp, with medium body and carbonation.
A nice variation on a saison. If you like sours, you should certainly appreciate this beer. (316 characters)

Photo of infinitebruner
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

May 14, 2015

16.9 oz bottle, tulip

A – Peach-orange marmalade color, somewhere in the vicinity of amber and gold. Very effervescent and bright. Slightly hazy. An inch of white frothy foam with moderate-low retention.

S – Lemony-citrus notes and Brett, horseblanket and funky. Some orange marmalade sweetness. A bit of spice, perhaps from yeast, similar to grains of paradise or peppercorn.

T – The orange-citrus I here, along with some mild to moderate tartness, which reads really as lactic. Just a light touch of the peppery spice that was on the nose. Perhaps some floral, earthy hop notes.

M – Even with moderate-high carbonation, the feel is a bit thin. Some sweetness up front but countered by a dry finish.

O – Tartness and funk are both pleasant but not outstanding, flavor is good but not remarkable. Mouthfeel is a bit lacking. Good and drinkable, but not special. (900 characters)

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a very cloudy golden color with a 1-2 finger width foamy head that quickly dissipates. Lacing is decent. Nice, sour farmhouse aroma. Typical saison yeasty flavor with a nice funky edge to it at the end. It is a bit on the watered down side, though. Little bit of a citrus twang at the end. Good beer, but not the best offering. (339 characters)

Photo of babaracas
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy darker orange with a thin white head that settles to a thin ring, a few dots on the glass. Smell: lemon-lime, grass, slightly fruit-loopy, hay, barnyard note, white grape, peach tea. Taste: lime, herbal and grassy, snappy grain, peach, grape skin. Lactic with a little brett character. Along with the citrus peel, the end result is more sour than farmhouse, but it's interesting and probably ages well. (415 characters)

Photo of emerge077
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tumbler glass, the beer is a dark orange and hazy. Initial fizz of foam but it fades fast to nothing, with zero lace. Kind of dull in appearance. Second pour yields two fingers of foam that lasts five minutes or so.

Aroma is mainly of acidic fruit, grapes and a woody funk. Something vaguely floral.

Taste is sour with a dry finish, fruity notes of acidic grape and crabapple. Odd Brett notes linger, notes of popcorn kernel and wet wood. Acidity is fairly sharp and citric. Behind that, the carbonation ebbs away quickly becoming somewhat watery. Sourness is moderate but not overbearing or intense.

Overall it's alright, just not my cup of tea I guess. In a different vein than other Prairie beers, more sour fruit and sharper acidity, less carbonation. (772 characters)

Photo of GOBLIN
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours glowing burnt orange with a nice amount of sediment. Aromas of citrus fruits, cherries, grapes and a musty basement. Taste is the same with a touch of straw on the end . . . Slightly sour, slightly. Feel is smooth, medium and carbonation fades fast once poured. Good beer. (278 characters)

Photo of MartzMimic
4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a Prairie Artisan teku glass. It's a hazy dark orange with nearly two fingers of white head. There's quite a lot of carbonation. There's not much of an aroma, just a bit of fruit and phenol. Nothing light about the taste. Orange, lemon, loads of sour tartness and a bit of salt. Medium light mouth that is very dry. Prairie is teaching me how to love sours. This is really, really good. (414 characters)

Photo of Zach136
4.49/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lost my review sheet on it. Distinctly remember orange juice with a lemon quizzed in it and a warhead dropped in. Great acidic complexity without being too overwhelming. (170 characters)

Photo of dwmson1
2.5/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Dude... this stuff is sour!! If you like sour you will love it.... it tastes like sweaty underwear to me... but it is a super high quality beer and Prairie is near amd dear to my heart as it is local here in Okieville.... but man the sours are super sour in their lines (270 characters)

Photo of joandrade
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice, one inch head that dissolves quickly. Smell disapates with the head, but very floral and nice. Overall taste is enjoyable and smooth, although it carries a bitter aftertaste - not expected from a sour or a farmhouse ale. Overall mouthfeel is pleasant but a little thin. Very drinkable. (299 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a flared wine glass.

Dull orange with little head off the pour. A fleeting white head soapy, with some snapping carbonation. Doesn't leave a collar either and leaves a somewhat cloudy body appearance.

Very impressive bouquet though. Malted white toasty bread, hints of tropical fruit and mild pepper quality. Slightly dry, with a good funky brett punch.

The brett on the palate is strong with this one. Big sharp funky qualities with large dryness. Hints of baked bread and moderate funky qualities, and a slight hotness. A good hint of fruit that comes somewhere between orange and tart apricot. Quite a good amount of hotness, but without the pepper quality coming on the yeast. Quenching good solid body, with a simple depth.

Overall a solid but somewhat hot saison, staying away from complexity and huge depth and major flavors. Solid. (871 characters)

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Prairie Somewhere from Prairie Artisan Ales
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