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Prairie Somewhere - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Reviews: 80
Hads: 622
Avg: 3.97
pDev: 26.7%
Wants: 29
Gots: 125 | FT: 17
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Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States | website

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 BIN29
4.78/5  rDev +20.4%
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.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.73/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This poured a light golden color with a generous cap of foam. I found esters dominating the aroma with notes of lemongrass and some tartness sneaking through. It tasted zesty like a peppery Belgian triple that met with some light funk notes. Delicious.

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Photo of goochpunch
4.55/5  rDev +14.6%
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.

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Photo of Zach136
4.49/5  rDev +13.1%
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.

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Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4.48/5  rDev +12.8%
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.

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Photo of alaimoa
4.45/5  rDev +12.1%
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

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Photo of allengarvin
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Popped the top, and an initial gush threatened to over pour the top, but I managed to get it poured into the glass, which resulted in a large head, though it quickly faded. Very pale beer, cloudy. The aroma is very sour, moderately funky.

The taste is excellent... I wasn't expecting this good I admit. It's quite tart but not unpalatably so--in fact it is right at the really refreshing level. Lots of yeasty fruitiness (without any hint of sweetness), and a nice underlying brett character. Very dry finish, with a lingering brett aftertaste.

And such a beer comes from over the red river, out of Oklahoma?? I'm pretty surprised. Excellent beer.

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Photo of brentk56
4.34/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber with a two inch head that leaves a few shards of lace

Smell: Acetic tones of lemon, lime, crab apple and some funk

Taste: Acetic lime tartness dominates the front end, with lemon, crab apple; a bit of lactic sour tones through the middle; but the overwhelming sourness dominates the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; a tongue prickler for sure

Overall: I am having a love/hate relationship with Prairie beers; every time I think I am done with them a beer like this one comes along to rekindle my palate

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Photo of Tylertut
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

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Photo of MartzMimic
4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
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.

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Photo of Rutager
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
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.

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Photo of hoptualBrew
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

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Photo of J_Dub
4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

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Photo of silverking
4.21/5  rDev +6%
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.

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Photo of cvm4
4.21/5  rDev +6%
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.

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Photo of captaincoffee
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice gold-orange with a large head that just leaves a few specks. Bottle conditioned. Nose tells you it will certainly be tart. Also some citrus, but no noticeable brett. Taste has a pleasant acidity and tartness, but mild compared to many wild ales. Granny Smith apples and a touch of orange, but is fairly straightforward. Mouthfeel is nicely crisp and bubbly. Overall, a very enjoyable beer that is growing on me. More enjoyable as time goes by...

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Photo of russpowell
4.17/5  rDev +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

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Photo of JohnnyMc
4.17/5  rDev +5%
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!

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

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Photo of champ103
4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

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Photo of zerocrane
4.13/5  rDev +4%
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.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.12/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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Photo of zac16125
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Prairie Somewhere

A: Golden orange, very hazy, large white head, decent retention, leaves essentially zero lazing. 4

S: This has an incredible aroma. Tart, citrus, wild bacteria plastic like funk, oaky. Awesome. 4.5

T: Funkier than the aroma implied, and less sour/tart. Floral and farmhouse funk. Herbaceous, some citrus. 4

M/D: Fuller side of medium body, carbonation in the heavier size, drinkability is pretty good. 3.75

O: Overall quite good, I would have preferred that more of the tart characters from the aroma came out in the taste but very enjoyable nonetheless. 4

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