Prairie Somewhere - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Reviews: 65
Hads: 530
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 30
Gots: 107 | FT: 14
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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 Hopswagger
3.97/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: Cloudy vivacious golden straw colored body with minimal white head.
Minimal lacing.

S: Tart lemon zest, peaches, summer potpourri, star fruit, grains of paradise, Miracle grow potting soil, honey, clementines, cardamom and pepper.

T/M: Tastes like a more tart lemon San pellegrino with semi funky vinegar yeast. Orange tang, lime leaves, rose petals, cardamom, sweet tarts and white pepper. Zesty carbonation medium semi chalky body that finishes smooth with lingering pickles and tart citrus.

O: Super crisp and clean profile. The tart is just enough to really round out the yeasty zest. Great collaboration that makes me want to seek out Saint Somewhere. Cheers? (674 characters)

Photo of cvm4
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a slightly opaque golden straw in color. Very white head and looks bubbly/effervescent.

S - Lemony, orange peel, funk & farmhouse qualities.

T - Orange peel, lemon zest, light bready malts... Midway through it turns into a tart citrus bomb.

M - Lighter bodied and full carbonation. Very nice to drink with a dry finish.

O - This beer is on point! It's not super tart/sour but has just enough and the citrus flavors enhance it. (444 characters)

Photo of kevanb
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a stemless wine glass.

The beer pours a hazy straw color, hues of gold, copper and orange with a finger or so of fizzy white head that dissipates immediately leaving no trace film or lace behind. The aroma is light, yeasty fruit, light berry, slightly acetic, touches of lemony funk, straw and grain. The flavors are nice, more grain and farmhouse character, light berry and lemongrass, nice sour qualities that finishes with a light funky pale malt flavor. The body is moderately carbonated, coats the mouth well and finishes with a bit of a crispy, fizzy bite, but lacks a traditional farmhouse texture.

Verdict: An interesting take on a farmhouse or saison style, but while ambitious, this errs on the side of caution it seems. The flavors and aromas are a bit tame, and while good, don't really pop out or show any pizzazz. Definitely worth trying for anyone who likes a light sour or a farmhouse. (929 characters)

Photo of nataku00
3.79/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into tulip glass. Beer pours slightly hazy golden with two fingers of fluffy white head. Head dissipates quickly to a few patches of bubbles, with plenty of carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass.

Nose is funky, damp earthy barnyard, light tart berry, floral hops, and sweet biscuit malt. Not overly pungent though.

Light funk on the tongue, just a little bit of barnyard dirt, mixed with earthy and floral flavors, light berry tartness, and some sweet biscuit malt. Some light lingering tartness for a mostly dry finish.

Light body and very carbonated, prickly on the tongue. Interesting beer, but not one of their better offerings. (666 characters)

Photo of GuzzLah
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
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. (918 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
3.35/5  rDev -14.8%
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- (3,376 characters)

Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4.48/5  rDev +14%
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. (796 characters)

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
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. (252 characters)

Photo of popery
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
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. (1,469 characters)

Photo of jibbyvonjibb
3.18/5  rDev -19.1%
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. (662 characters)

Photo of russpowell
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
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 (774 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
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. (2,059 characters)

Photo of bump8628
3.82/5  rDev -2.8%
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. (642 characters)

Photo of StaveHooks
3.92/5  rDev -0.3%
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) (799 characters)

Photo of AlexFields
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
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 (408 characters)

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Prairie Somewhere from Prairie Artisan Ales
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