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Prairie Somewhere - Prairie Artisan Ales

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89
very good

312 Ratings
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Ratings: 312
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10%
Wants: 27
Gots: 38 | FT: 9
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Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: AlexFields on 03-22-2013

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Ratings: 312 | Reviews: 45
Reviews by kevanb:
Photo of kevanb
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a stemless wine glass.

The beer pours a hazy straw color, hues of gold, copper and orange with a finger or so of fizzy white head that dissipates immediately leaving no trace film or lace behind. The aroma is light, yeasty fruit, light berry, slightly acetic, touches of lemony funk, straw and grain. The flavors are nice, more grain and farmhouse character, light berry and lemongrass, nice sour qualities that finishes with a light funky pale malt flavor. The body is moderately carbonated, coats the mouth well and finishes with a bit of a crispy, fizzy bite, but lacks a traditional farmhouse texture.

Verdict: An interesting take on a farmhouse or saison style, but while ambitious, this errs on the side of caution it seems. The flavors and aromas are a bit tame, and while good, don't really pop out or show any pizzazz. Definitely worth trying for anyone who likes a light sour or a farmhouse.

More User Reviews:
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at When Pigs Fly. In a snifter the beer was gold in color with a small white head.

Aroma was floral and earthy, with some citrus.

A blast of tartness. Orange peel. Earthy.

Pleasant tart mouthfeel. Makes me want more.

I'm liking this brewery.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.19/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Flat golden body. The thinnest collar.

Smell - Bretty and fruity. Tropical fruit. Earthy.

Taste - Brett is strong, as is the tropical fruit. The brett wins the battle, though. Bitter in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Flat. Medium body and a little tang.

Overall - Always weird from St. Somewhere. Could use some carbonation.

Photo of russpowell
4.17/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an effervescent gold with a pinky of pearl colored head. This murks up a touch as the bottle hits the half-way point . Not much head retention ore lacing

S: Pear skins, a bit of funk & pineapple

T: Pineapple, a touch of white grape,white pepper & coriander up front, with just a touch of puckery sourness. More tropical fruit as this warms, pineapple with some acidic twang leading the way, plus a touch of lime peel & serious tartness. Finishes with an engaging tartness, a touch of golden delicious apple, pineapple & even some Chardonnay dryness

MF: Medium bodied with lively carbonation, a bracing tartness/acidity that keeps you wanting more

Super drinkability, I really enjoyed this, the tartness & pineapple kept me wanting more. Another winner from Prairie

Photo of joandrade
3.84/5  rDev -4%
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.

Photo of goochpunch
4.55/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a hazy gold with an ivory white head. Smell is crisp. Crackery malts, brett, lemon oil. Taste up front is pilsner malts. Sour, tart, lightly bretty, crisp, citrus, dry, lightly fruity yeast. Delicious. Mouthfeel is light and effervescent. Excellent brew.

Photo of Rutager
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks willandperry!!

Appearance. Pours a hazy gold with almost three fingers of frothy white head that doesn't last too long.

Smell. Lemons and lime zest, grass and sweet hay, and a bit of wheaty malt.

Taste. Again lemons and lime zest, some sweet hay and grass, sweet wheat, and a bit of mineral water. Very nice.

Mouthfeel. Below medium body, fairly strong carbonation.

Overall. Very refreshing. Nicely sour without overdoing things and some great grassy citrus flavours. Another Prairie that I would drink all the time if I could.

Photo of nataku00
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into tulip glass. Beer pours slightly hazy golden with two fingers of fluffy white head. Head dissipates quickly to a few patches of bubbles, with plenty of carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass.

Nose is funky, damp earthy barnyard, light tart berry, floral hops, and sweet biscuit malt. Not overly pungent though.

Light funk on the tongue, just a little bit of barnyard dirt, mixed with earthy and floral flavors, light berry tartness, and some sweet biscuit malt. Some light lingering tartness for a mostly dry finish.

Light body and very carbonated, prickly on the tongue. Interesting beer, but not one of their better offerings.

Photo of EgadBananas
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: medium yellow, slight haze, bright white finger head.

Aroma: acid, lemon, sour, pear, musk, Brett.

Taste: medium acidity and sourness, musky Brett, lemon peel, clove, apple skins.

Mouthfeel: light, somewhat effervescent, clean and crisp.

Overall: refreshingly tart, light and drinkable. Not palate shredding, and quite tasting.

Photo of smakawhat
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A collaboration Sour Farmhouse Ale from Prairie and Saint Somewhere. Poured from a corked and caged bottle into a d'Achouffe tulip. Good thing the cork was caged, the moment I removed the cage the cork slowly started to unplug itself until it succeeded with a deafening report. The pour is very clear and deep gold in color. It sports a big white head that quickly dissipates (not surprising given the acidity). The nose is gueuze-like. There are notes of apples, champagne, vinegar, and a faint touch of barnyard funk.

The beer has a light-medium body and a strong tart flavor. Very acidic. The sour flavor completely dominates the beer and overwhelms any herbal qualities one expects in a Saison. There is also a slight lactic note on the finish that is just a bit unpleasant. Still, the beer finishes with a nice puckeriness that dries the mouth and leaves you salivating for more. Very refreshing, though not extremely drinkable.

Fans of Saisons may want to rethink trying this, but fans of sour beers and gueuze should definitely give this a go. It drinks more like an American Wild Ale than a Farmhouse Ale. Prairie Gold is a much better Sour Saison in my opinion.

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 mL bottle pours an opaque gold color with a massive head of fluffy white head. Nice retention and excellent lace.

Nose is sweet grain, lemon peels, leathery brett and some tart funkiness. Pretty nice.

Good balance of flavors...plenty of brett, light sourness and sweetness from a grainy, saison-esque base beer. It tastes like there might be a few spices in here as well...maybe some grains of paradise? Lime peels? Pretty citrusy. Very tasty, though the sourness is not very intense.

Photo of JGlitz87
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle

A: Clean golden yellow with little head. Bubbles from carbonation present. Inviting look.

S: Classic saison smell. Flowery, citrusy, hint of yeast.

T: Clean and crisp. Little bit of souring from farmhouse bacteria. Lemony and bright.

F: High level of carbonation and light body.

O: Very good and highly drinkable. Another great offering Prairie

Photo of jibbyvonjibb
3.18/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Golden color and clear. Fizzy upon opening, head of small bubbles that dissipates quickly. In the aroma, there is a cat pee smell that stands out (yes, that's a real distinctive smell. Google it). Also lemonade. The taste is very much like some kind of soft drink, maybe ginger ale mixed with Coke. Or some lemony soda pop. Lemon hard-candy sweetness. Light in body. High in carbonation. Overall, a fairly light drinkable beer that tastes very much like fizzy lemonade. However, most flavors seem somewhat artificial.

Recommend? Nope. Especially not to traditional Lambic fans, who appreciate authentic flavors.
Buy again? Nah. Not cheap either, at around $12.

Photo of utfiero
3/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Color- cloudy gold. Full head.

Aroma- hibiscus, dry dust, hint of lemon.

Taste- A flowery, wheaty sour ale. Reminds me of a dry, sour wit beer with hints of bitter dust. I'm a sour beer fan, but this is imbalanced.

Poured from 500 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted June 2014.

Photo of titty_mcbitty
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Golden straw color. Pretty foggy with a huge white head that dissipates very quickly.

S: Brett, wheat, lemon, grass.

T: Lemon, wheat, brett, sourness isn't super powerful but it's a nice touch to the farmhouse style. There's a grainy taste to it and a slight bitter sharpness that comes with the swallow.

M: This is fairly light bodied. The carbonation could be pushed up a bit more, but it's pretty nice. This is a very "crispy" beer and I'd say it's pretty sessionable.

O: I like this beer a lot. Didn't really know what to expect, but I'd buy it again definitely. I'm a fan of the sour ales and some of the lambics and also the saisons. This one is kind of like all of those together. Very pleasant.

Photo of J_Dub
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours a muddy yellow. You can smell the sourness immediately. Earthy citrus aromas that define the saison style. The flavors are fairly muddled. Again, earthy citrus. Pepper. Tart tropical fruit. Prickly carbonation complement the tart flavors perfectly.

Photo of smcolw
3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Small head but it leaves a blanket of lace. Cloudy gold color. Served in a tulip glass.

Typical home brew smell of yeast and grainy malts. Slightly sour--classic Saison aromas.

Very strong yeast flavor as if it wasn't filtered at all. Mild sourness, almost too little for the style. Full bodied. Good carbonation. Long sour aftertaste.

Photo of champ103
4.14/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a beautiful hazed golden/orange color. A two finger white head forms immediately. The foam gently recedes to a ring with plenty of lace.
S: Lightly acidic with substantial funk up front. Musky basement like aromas. Very earthy. Fruity tartness lingers. Lemons most noticeable. Very nice.
T: The acidic musky funk is up front. Tart lemon rind. A nice balance between the earthy an tart fruity flavors.
M/D: A medium body that is crisp and effervescent. Fairly dry as well. So enjoyable to drink. I will be getting many more bottles when available.

I have had this several times now, and always enjoy it. A great collaboration and one I am glad is finally on the shelves in Houston.

Photo of Hopswagger
3.97/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: Cloudy vivacious golden straw colored body with minimal white head.
Minimal lacing.

S: Tart lemon zest, peaches, summer potpourri, star fruit, grains of paradise, Miracle grow potting soil, honey, clementines, cardamom and pepper.

T/M: Tastes like a more tart lemon San pellegrino with semi funky vinegar yeast. Orange tang, lime leaves, rose petals, cardamom, sweet tarts and white pepper. Zesty carbonation medium semi chalky body that finishes smooth with lingering pickles and tart citrus.

O: Super crisp and clean profile. The tart is just enough to really round out the yeasty zest. Great collaboration that makes me want to seek out Saint Somewhere. Cheers?

Photo of cvm4
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a slightly opaque golden straw in color. Very white head and looks bubbly/effervescent.

S - Lemony, orange peel, funk & farmhouse qualities.

T - Orange peel, lemon zest, light bready malts... Midway through it turns into a tart citrus bomb.

M - Lighter bodied and full carbonation. Very nice to drink with a dry finish.

O - This beer is on point! It's not super tart/sour but has just enough and the citrus flavors enhance it.

Photo of kojevergas
3.35/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Acquired for $13 at a local beer store. I like the label art; it's amusing. 7% ABV. 1 pint 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle with hood and wire cap (aka cage) served into a Mitchells of Lancaster flared stemtulip in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery's reputation and my love for a good saison.

Served cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Yields a satisfying cork pop upon opening followed by wisps of carbonation as the head slowly rises. This would overflow if not poured within 30 seconds of opening.

A: Pours a two finger white colour head of decent thickness. Devoid of cream. Retention is above average (~3 minutes). Body colour is a hazy unfiltered straw yellow-copper. Glowing and translucent. Nontransparent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. No lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

Sm: Lemongrass, lemon zest. Citrusy esters. Mild floral hop character. Straw. Pale malts. Biscuity yeast. Muted fermented orange. Sticky sweet nectar. Clove. It's got a nice restrained funky note; digging the mellow bretts here. Lovely farmhouse twang. A clean, fresh, inviting aroma. This one's alive. Average in strength.

T: Getting pretty much all of the notes from the nose here save for the orange - which is quite buried. I could go for more lemon citrusy notes as well. The body is composed of straw, pale malts, and maybe even a little wheat. Clove and biscuity character from the yeast. Also a very tame brett funk; it's not very twangy but it's quite mellow and approachable; newcomers to the style might like that about this beer initially. Quenching and flavourful. A bit of tartness on the climax; that's marvelous. Full-bodied and refreshing. I do get some alcohol warmth in my stomach; it's not ideal. Above average acidity. I'm really enjoying this; the balance is lovely. Constructively, it's not as complex or subtle as it should be. There isn't a great deal going on here, but what there is is tasty. Hints of lactic character. Light cidery touches. Neutral fruit skin; I can't identify the fruit though. Some white pepper when I really look for it. More peppery character would definitely do this beer well. This isn't the subtle milky saison you'd get from a brewery like Brasserie Dupont or Fantome; it's more in the mimetic American farmhouse camp. I like what's here, but in some sense it misses the mark; saisons are all about complexity and subtlety. I dig the balance, but little stands out here compared to other offerings in the style. It just isn't memorable.

Mf: Perfect carbonation. Great thickness. Clean. Lightly crisp. Good presence on the palate. Quenching. Refreshing. Complements the flavour profile well. Light on the palate. Smooth and wet. Somewhat fleeting. Serves drinkability. Good execution.

Dr: Very drinkable for the relatively high ABV. I really like this, and I'd definitely have it again (hopefully at a better price). It's pretty good for an American saison, but the benefits of traditional Belgian brewing are definitely missed. Doesn't hide its ABV well, but the ABV isn't really that high. I wouldn't recommend this to friends, but I enjoyed it. This'll scratch your saison itch, but it won't impress.

Low B-

Photo of BEERchitect
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saisons are all the rage, so much that not only are American breweries dipping their toes into the style, but breweries are dedicating themselves to variations of this style exclusively. Prairie Artisnal Ales and St. Somewhere cajole their efforts on the funky-fresh Brettanomyces yeast strain.

Pouring a mostly burnish gold color, this hues also hinge on peach and orange tones as well. Its first pour is largely translucent but the second pour is dense and opaque. It builds a firm and creamy ivory head that's stern in its long lasting retention, leaving broken lacy rings in its wake.

A medley of aromas start with sweet tart notes and then develop into fruity hop notes of citrus, tropical, and melon pulp and zest. Warming up a bit the beer turns decidedly earthy with notes of musty weathered oak, funky briny whiffs, light earthen funk. lightly stewed mussels, horse blanket and damp straw. Throughout the aromas, a dash of earthy cumin and white pepper make their way into the nose as well.

Short candied sweetness makes a quick turn to earthy wheat, cracker-like taste and dough. Coupled with a salty, minerally finish, the beer takes on the taste of salt water taffy. A middle palate of both fruit and earth align on the tongue. Grapefruit, oranges, pineapple and melons seem slightly over ripened and musty from the complements of corkish wood, sulfur, iron and vinous acidity. Though the fruit notes aren't exactly common for traditional Saison, its a welcome layer of complexity that gives the taste extra boldness and intrigue.

Medium bodied to start, the beer's mouthfeel is lightened by racy carbonation and a minerally scrubbing action. A creamy champagne texture finishes with dusty, powdery sensations, spicy alcohol warmth, and with echoes of white wine and cellar-like must.

Many of the more exotic fruit-forward hop varieties are working their way into the Saison recipe and they do so with a ton of acclaim and success. And its guys like St. Somewhere and Prairie Ales that are rewriting the prescriptions for the style done well.

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got in a trade with cyde. 500 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Gusher upon opening as expected, didn’t lose anything. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy bright golden amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a ton of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of tart lemon peel, lime zest, peach, pear, green apple, hay, straw, floral, wheat, musty brett funk, light vinegar, clove, herbal, pepper, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy yeast ester and light malt notes; with great strength. Taste of tart lemon peel, lime zest, pear, green apple, clove, pepper, hay, straw, floral, wheat, light vinegar, musty brett funk, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of fruity/earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart lemon peel, lime zest, pear, green apple, clove, pepper, hay, straw, floral, wheat, herbal, musty brett funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity of fruity/funky/spicy yeast ester and light malt flavors; with a great fruity/spicy yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, moderately prickly, and lightly acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent sour saison! All around great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy/funky yeast ester flavors with light malt presence; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of taylor714914
3.13/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 25 ounce corked and caged bottle. Pale straw color with tons of bubbles. Smells of a lambic and a farmhouse ale, and the flavor follows right behind. I found this to be a rather odd brew, with the farmhouse and lambic flavors competing throughout. Not a fan.

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Prairie Somewhere from Prairie Artisan Ales
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