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Prairie Somewhere - Prairie Artisan Ales

Prairie Somewhere
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90
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207 Ratings
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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.44%


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Prairie Artisan Ales visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: AlexFields on 03-22-2013)
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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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jibbyvonjibb

California

3.16/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Golden color and clear. Fizzy upon opening, head of small bubbles that dissipates quickly. In the aroma, there is a cat pee smell that stands out (yes, that's a real distinctive smell. Google it). Also lemonade. The taste is very much like some kind of soft drink, maybe ginger ale mixed with Coke. Or some lemony soda pop. Lemon hard-candy sweetness. Light in body. High in carbonation. Overall, a fairly light drinkable beer that tastes very much like fizzy lemonade. However, most flavors seem somewhat artificial.

Recommend? Nope. Especially not to traditional Lambic fans, who appreciate authentic flavors.
Buy again? Nah. Not cheap either, at around $12.

Serving type: bottle

04-21-2013 04:35:13 | More by jibbyvonjibb
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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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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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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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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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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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Prairie Somewhere from Prairie Artisan Ales
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