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Prairie Somewhere - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
89
very good

293 Ratings
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Ratings: 293
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4
pDev: 10.25%
Wants: 20
Gots: 32 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AlexFields on 03-22-2013)
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Photo of GuzzLah
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - gold with a white head. Slight lace. Bubbly. First pour was clear and the second pour was opaque.

S - orange peel, lime peel, toasted biscuit, red grape, mild mango, mild pineapple, faint floral and faint cat pee. The overall aroma is relatively soft and balanced. Different aromas were present at different times.

T - is similar to the aroma. Big citrus peels and light, bready malt upfront. Floral and tart citrus finish with a hint of black pepper. At first, I wasn't impressed, but glass number two made me a believer and I wanted more. Tasty!

M - light-medium body. Fine carbonation that tickles the throat. Low bitterness. Tart finish. Somewhat dry, but not as dry as many Saisons.

O - this is a nice, citrus forward American Saison that uses Cascade and Citra hops and ample amounts of orange peel. I don't find it to be earthy or funky. That's fine. The label says sour, but I'd call it citrusy tart.

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3.34/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Acquired for $13 at a local beer store. I like the label art; it's amusing. 7% ABV. 1 pint 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle with hood and wire cap (aka cage) served into a Mitchells of Lancaster flared stemtulip in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery's reputation and my love for a good saison.

Served cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Yields a satisfying cork pop upon opening followed by wisps of carbonation as the head slowly rises. This would overflow if not poured within 30 seconds of opening.

A: Pours a two finger white colour head of decent thickness. Devoid of cream. Retention is above average (~3 minutes). Body colour is a hazy unfiltered straw yellow-copper. Glowing and translucent. Nontransparent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. No lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

Sm: Lemongrass, lemon zest. Citrusy esters. Mild floral hop character. Straw. Pale malts. Biscuity yeast. Muted fermented orange. Sticky sweet nectar. Clove. It's got a nice restrained funky note; digging the mellow bretts here. Lovely farmhouse twang. A clean, fresh, inviting aroma. This one's alive. Average in strength.

T: Getting pretty much all of the notes from the nose here save for the orange - which is quite buried. I could go for more lemon citrusy notes as well. The body is composed of straw, pale malts, and maybe even a little wheat. Clove and biscuity character from the yeast. Also a very tame brett funk; it's not very twangy but it's quite mellow and approachable; newcomers to the style might like that about this beer initially. Quenching and flavourful. A bit of tartness on the climax; that's marvelous. Full-bodied and refreshing. I do get some alcohol warmth in my stomach; it's not ideal. Above average acidity. I'm really enjoying this; the balance is lovely. Constructively, it's not as complex or subtle as it should be. There isn't a great deal going on here, but what there is is tasty. Hints of lactic character. Light cidery touches. Neutral fruit skin; I can't identify the fruit though. Some white pepper when I really look for it. More peppery character would definitely do this beer well. This isn't the subtle milky saison you'd get from a brewery like Brasserie Dupont or Fantome; it's more in the mimetic American farmhouse camp. I like what's here, but in some sense it misses the mark; saisons are all about complexity and subtlety. I dig the balance, but little stands out here compared to other offerings in the style. It just isn't memorable.

Mf: Perfect carbonation. Great thickness. Clean. Lightly crisp. Good presence on the palate. Quenching. Refreshing. Complements the flavour profile well. Light on the palate. Smooth and wet. Somewhat fleeting. Serves drinkability. Good execution.

Dr: Very drinkable for the relatively high ABV. I really like this, and I'd definitely have it again (hopefully at a better price). It's pretty good for an American saison, but the benefits of traditional Belgian brewing are definitely missed. Doesn't hide its ABV well, but the ABV isn't really that high. I wouldn't recommend this to friends, but I enjoyed it. This'll scratch your saison itch, but it won't impress.

Low B-

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4.49/5  rDev +12.3%
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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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
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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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of popery
4.04/5  rDev +1%
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.

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3.16/5  rDev -21%
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.

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Prairie Somewhere from Prairie Artisan Ales
89 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.