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Prairie Somewhere - Prairie Artisan Ales

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66 Reviews
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Reviews: 66
Hads: 564
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 28
Gots: 117 | 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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Photo of smakawhat
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
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. (871 characters)

Photo of elNopalero
4.73/5  rDev +20.4%
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. (252 characters)

Photo of gartlesby
2.71/5  rDev -31%
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. (375 characters)

Photo of utfiero
3/5  rDev -23.7%
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. (343 characters)

Photo of allengarvin
4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
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. (651 characters)

Photo of Premo88
3.62/5  rDev -7.9%
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. (1,248 characters)

Photo of MDDMD
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
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 (288 characters)

Photo of J_Dub
4.22/5  rDev +7.4%
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. (254 characters)

Photo of Sludgeman
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
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 (1,165 characters)

Photo of zerocrane
4.13/5  rDev +5.1%
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. (913 characters)

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
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. (1,683 characters)

Photo of alaimoa
4.45/5  rDev +13.2%
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 (493 characters)

Photo of titty_mcbitty
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
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. (713 characters)

Photo of taylor714914
3.13/5  rDev -20.4%
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. (272 characters)

Photo of Georgiabeer
4.16/5  rDev +5.9%
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. (709 characters)

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.29/5  rDev +9.2%
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. (490 characters)

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.19/5  rDev -18.8%
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. (373 characters)

Photo of goochpunch
4.55/5  rDev +15.8%
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. (264 characters)

Photo of JGlitz87
4.02/5  rDev +2.3%
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 (360 characters)

Photo of champ103
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
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. (694 characters)

Photo of smcolw
3.68/5  rDev -6.4%
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. (339 characters)

Photo of DoubleJ
3.1/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

On-tap at Beachwood Brewing, on to the beer:

This collaboration saison was a strange one. Its golden color is normal, though it didn't come with much head nor lace. The nose...urinal cake? Unsweetened lemon. Even the lemon has some accent I can't put my finger on. It got weirder. Tastes tangy and prickly, like a cactus. There's a quick spiciness which disappears as quick as it appears. Do I taste tarragon? This is pushing my bounderies, both good and bad. Not necessarily a bad beer, but my senses were happy to taste the next beer in line. (545 characters)

Photo of EgadBananas
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
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. (343 characters)

Photo of Rutager
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
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. (539 characters)

Photo of cpetrone84
3.85/5  rDev -2%
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. (273 characters)

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Prairie Somewhere from Prairie Artisan Ales
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