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Prairie Somewhere - Prairie Artisan Ales

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207 Ratings
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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.44%


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Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: AlexFields on 03-22-2013)
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goochpunch

Texas

4.55/5  rDev +12.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 02:07:50 | More by goochpunch
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

4.49/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle into a tall tulip

A: Pours a very clear golden color with a two finger white head. Good retention with decent lacing.

S: Light lactic aroma is present with lemon zest, funky, musty farmhouse aromas. A nice fruitiness is quite strong - I get mostly mangoes and kumquats. A slight earthiness helps keep this Saison fairly balanced and not a fruit bomb.

T: Lactic sourness is again present, but quite restrained. A farmhouse funk comes out after that with an earthy, musty flavor that balances a fruitiness and sourness. Brett funk is restrained, but adds to the complexity.

M: Medium thickness with great carbonation for the style.

O: This is a great Saison - a nice funkiness pairs with a mild sourness and a nice stone fruitiness. One of the best American Saisons I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2013 01:42:25 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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alaimoa

Connecticut

4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not sure of bottling date but served cold into a glass with a golden color, small bubble white leading to a small white foam ring with no lace left behind at all.
Smell nicely citrus, lemony with a funky brett barnyard aroma in the mix
Taste spot on with the nose. barnyard citrus with a touch of funk and pleasant sour
Feel is crisp and semi dry
Overall phenomenal and better than what I remember from initially tasting at a beer festival. would actually want more of these if they are around

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 17:14:41 | More by alaimoa
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2013 00:09:44 | More by twiggamortis420
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-12-2013 02:33:35 | More by Rutager
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
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

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2013 02:27:06 | More by russpowell
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cvm4

Mississippi

4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2013 21:38:31 | More by cvm4
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had a couple of bottles of this, purchased in Tulsa in April. I drank one immediately, and decided that the beer would benefit greatly by being laid down for a while. How right I was- the beer has come alive in that time. What was once only tepidly tart has become much more vigorously sour, and it is very pleasant- lots of tangerine, lime, and a touch of funk, although the sour is much more prevalent than the funk. A bit of spiciness on the back end adds some further interest. Much more full bodied all around, and a much better beer now. I think this might be better to be held by the brewer for a longer period and released later- it would garner more praise. I'm certainly enjoying it much more now.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 03:36:50 | More by Georgiabeer
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champ103

Texas

4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2013 00:17:12 | More by champ103
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.11/5  rDev +2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2013 22:03:27 | More by lordofthewiens
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2013 17:10:53 | More by BEERchitect
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-08-2014 06:53:11 | More by superspak
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zerocrane

Oklahoma

4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poored into a prairie snifter
This one's a gusher... Had to poor immediately due to overflow of carbonation when I popped the cap.

A - Light golden color with a 3 finger white, airy head. The head dissipated quickly. Very thin to no lacing.

S - Upfront I get mango, pineapple, and honey. There's some floral on the back end of the nose and something I can't quite pick up on. Banana's maybe. Second time in and I pick up on some straw and a little bit of funk. The aromas are fantastic, but seem just a touch muted.

T - The tartness is the main thing I get from the taste. I can't pick up on the fruits I got from the nose. It could stand to be a little more funky.

MF - Light, crisp, and refreshing up front and dry as it leaves the palate.

Overall - I like this beer a lot. I don't love it. It needs more funk, or something else going on. I'd be glad to drink this on any occasion, but not their best work.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2014 23:35:40 | More by zerocrane
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GuzzLah

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - gold with a white head. Slight lace. Bubbly. First pour was clear and the second pour was opaque.

S - orange peel, lime peel, toasted biscuit, red grape, mild mango, mild pineapple, faint floral and faint cat pee. The overall aroma is relatively soft and balanced. Different aromas were present at different times.

T - is similar to the aroma. Big citrus peels and light, bready malt upfront. Floral and tart citrus finish with a hint of black pepper. At first, I wasn't impressed, but glass number two made me a believer and I wanted more. Tasty!

M - light-medium body. Fine carbonation that tickles the throat. Low bitterness. Tart finish. Somewhat dry, but not as dry as many Saisons.

O - this is a nice, citrus forward American Saison that uses Cascade and Citra hops and ample amounts of orange peel. I don't find it to be earthy or funky. That's fine. The label says sour, but I'd call it citrusy tart.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2013 21:20:50 | More by GuzzLah
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titty_mcbitty

Texas

4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 02:26:50 | More by titty_mcbitty
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky yellow, hint of brown and orange, nice head. Looks a lot like the Gold but a little less impressive.

Nose is a lot of funk, some pungent floral hops, smells dank and great.

Taste is very tart up front, quickly fades into dank hops, floral notes, some bitter orange citrus. Finishes pretty dry. Very nice.

Mouthfeel is nice, full and well carbonated.

Another great beer from Prairie.

8.1/10

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 03:12:44 | More by AlexFields
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popery

California

4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright orange gold. Quite cloudy. Opaque. I assume there's some decent sediment in the bottle. Uneven but good-sized head. Lots of bubbles of all sizes. Dissipates relatively quickly. Zero bubbles left after a few minutes.

Aroma is heavy on lemon. There also seems to be a bit of yogurt to that sour note. Oak provides some rustic character. It's musty and earthy. There's a bit of lightly cheesy funk. There's also a pineapple-melon tropical fruit note that I'm not a huge fan of. It gets increasingly strong relative to the other flavors in the beer as the glass sits and warms. As I keep going back, I'm liking the tropical fruit more, but it doesn't play well with the funk.

The flavor starts with some lemon-tropical fruit sweetness before the tart kicks in. That said, it never gets terribly tart, maybe medium tart. The finish picks up a bit more pucker and some oak tannin dryness. More melon. A bit too much of that fruit-pale malt sweetness, at least for now. Mild yogurt note. Some mineral character gives it a classic iron-ish saison feel.

Feel is effervescent at first. Medium pucker. Some tannic feel. There's definitely some body to the beer.

This review feels a bit disjointed, but the beer changes quite a bit as the beer comes to room temp. I think this beer needs some time to mature and pick up more complexity in the taste. I like the tropical fruit sweetness, and it gives the beer an interesting side, but it still feels a bit odd.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 06:17:51 | More by popery
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JGlitz87

Texas

4.01/5  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

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 01:44:29 | More by JGlitz87
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.99/5  rDev -1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2013 20:51:50 | More by EgadBananas
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Hopswagger

South Carolina

3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
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?

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 22:26:48 | More by Hopswagger
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75

750ml served in a snifter

A - Pours a cloudy golden orange with a small head that vanishes in an instant. No retention or lacing to speak of.

S - Funky citrus, limes, sea salt, earthy brine, floral hops.

T - Tart and salty upfront, lime citrus brine, some bright strawberry fruit, sharp pineapple, unripened kiwi, floral and spicy hops. Some ginger comes through, with thick pale malts in the background. There's an earthiness there that plays well with snappy citrus. Finishes salty and tart with hints of pepper.

M - Super low carbonation, medium body but lack of carbonation makes for a muddy and watery feel.

Love the salty tartness and the limes really shine! If the carbonation was there this would be big time. I would sip on this all summer! Keep making this!(But with more carbonation)

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 02:56:46 | More by StaveHooks
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kevanb

Illinois

3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2013 23:15:28 | More by kevanb
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 21:10:10 | More by deadonhisfeet
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The pour is a hazed yellow with very tight white head. The nose is heavy lemon, light cellar musk, fairly dusty. The taste is a touch sweeter, more lemon but still strong cellar musk and bretty dust. The body has a high carbonation with a medium body and a semi dry finish.

Serving type: on-tap

07-11-2013 16:03:28 | More by cpetrone84
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bump8628

Oklahoma

3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Murky goldenrod, frothy white head that builds to an inch or so but falls to almost nothing. This beer is an onslaught of citrus with an undertone of funk. Lime zest, pineapple, tangerine, ginger, briny sea air, coriander, and a pop of lactic tartness. The Brett is a bit unruly - rubbery comes to mind. Lots going on, but it captures the essence of citrus fruit in a glass, which I think is what the brewers were going for. It has some saltiness going on not unlike a mild Gose, which combined with the lime is reminiscent of a margarita. Needs some refinement to take it from good to great and the unusual Brett character is a bit odd here.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2013 22:24:22 | More by bump8628
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Prairie Somewhere from Prairie Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.