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Prairie Somewhere - Prairie Artisan Ales

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78 Reviews
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Reviews: 78
Hads: 604
Avg: 3.97
pDev: 26.95%
Wants: 28
Gots: 121 | FT: 16
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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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Reviews: 78 | Hads: 604
Photo of GarthDanielson
4/5  rDev +0.8%
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!

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Photo of TBoneJones
3.89/5  rDev -2%
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.

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Photo of infinitebruner
3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
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.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.05/5  rDev +2%
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.

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Photo of babaracas
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
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.

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Photo of emerge077
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

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Photo of GOBLIN
3.73/5  rDev -6%
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.

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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 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 dwmson1
2.5/5  rDev -37%
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

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Photo of joandrade
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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Photo of barczar
3.92/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A little bubblegum aroma, slightly phenolic/pepto funk.

Flavor is very lactic tart/sour. Floral notes add complexity. Wish I had more to say about this beer, but it was a long night.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

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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 gartlesby
2.71/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I really did not like this, but it was my first soul farmhouse ale. I guess I just don't like sours. I could not finish my glass. The other non-taste characteristics were nice which makes me think overall it's a good beer, it just wasn't for me. The color was a vibrant yellow-ish reminding me of not-quite-ripe peaches. and the head was snow-white. It looked really awesome.

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Photo of utfiero
3/5  rDev -24.4%
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.

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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 Premo88
3.62/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

16.9 oz. bottle poured into tulip

L: yellow-orange, a bit lighter/paler than gold; huge white head, well over 2 inches, very fluffy and not super thick; not much sticking or lacing. not 100% clear but much more clear than other saisons I've tried ... cloudy but about 80% see-through (I didn't pour the full bottle in but drank the last inch or so in case it was all yeast)

S: super sour ... smells like unsweet apple cider, the homemade hard stuff ... very acidic/citrusy but with a hard sourness to it all. could be fooled into thinking this was a very dry white wine.

T: follows the nose pretty closely with perhaps a pinch more sweetness to it. but it's not sweet, very tart and white wine-like

F: super drinkable, almost too much so. if this were 9% or more ABV, it would be outright dangerous -- at 7%, it's still very deceiving because it feels light ... loads of carbonation

O: this one probably hits my tart/sour limit without crossing over ... it's easy to drink, has just enough sweetness to it to help a non-saison fan like me handle it, and overall, I feel like I'm getting my money's worth. it also smells and tastes like the authentic thing -- no crazy additives or anything extra to spice it up. it's just beer farmhouse style.

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Photo of MDDMD
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-hazy golden color with a huge white head and good lacing

S-grain, lemon, mango, tart, yeasty, slight funk

T-toasted grain, lemon, mango, slight floral, yeast, funky

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp and dry

O-really enjoyed this tart Saison, easy drinking and flavorful

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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 Sludgeman
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brought back from San Antonio business trip. Poured into a tulip.

As the label indicates, this is a sour farmhouse, and I agree. Its good, but it certainly pushes the style envelope too far and makes it difficult to rate to the style in which is categorized. Not the prettiest of beers. Somewhat reminiscent of a wheat beer. Smells like a saison but tastes like a sour. In my opinion a unique aspect of this beer is the combination of tartness with high carbonation, which, at least at first, can make for a beer that BITES. A beer that upon first taste I thought might be a drain pout, but no, it grew on me. 4

A – Pours a hazy pale orange with a white fluffy two-finger head, good carbonation, head dissipates quickly to a constant thin layer, some minimal lacing. 3.75

S – Funk, a bit of spiciness, very little citrus/fruitiness. 4

T – This beer is tart beginning to end. Some maltiness that balances out the tartness. A faint saison sweet orange citrusiness behind the sour. Certainly higher sour/tartness than would be in a normal “to style” saison. 4.25

MF – Medium bodied, dry finish, sharp. No lasting aftertaste. Some creaminess as well. 4

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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 superspak
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

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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 titty_mcbitty
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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Prairie Somewhere from Prairie Artisan Ales
88 out of 100 based on 78 ratings.