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Prairie Somewhere - Prairie Artisan Ales

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89
very good

81 Reviews
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Reviews: 81
Hads: 621
Avg: 3.98
pDev: 26.38%
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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Reviews: 81 | Hads: 621
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.16/5  rDev -20.6%
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.

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Photo of silverking
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
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 StonedTrippin
3.77/5  rDev -5.3%
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.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4/5  rDev +0.5%
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 -2.3%
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 -4%
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 +1.8%
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 +1.3%
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 -3.8%
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 -6.3%
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 +7.8%
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 +12.8%
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 -37.2%
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 -3.5%
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 -1.5%
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%
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 +18.8%
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 -31.9%
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 -24.6%
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 +9.3%
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 -9%
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 +2.5%
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%
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 +2.8%
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 +3.8%
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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Prairie Somewhere from Prairie Artisan Ales
89 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.