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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
prairieales.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Eliza5beth is a golden farmhouse ale aged on apricots to allow sourness and light fruit flavors to add complexity to the beer.

Added by spoony on 11-10-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
567
Reviews:
95
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
7.65%
 
 
Wants:
45
Gots:
120
For Trade:
11
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Ratings: 567 |  Reviews: 95
Photo of Amp
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dromines78
3.54/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MTKATL
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of steverx8
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of EnzymaticHops
3.54/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy straw yellow. Thick head that lingers for ages. Yeast at the front of the nose and palate. One of the most unique mouthfeels of any beer I've ever had... A very effervescent, champagne like texture. Better when warm.

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Photo of kitch
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A 16.9 fl oz (500ml) bottle with a Julian bottled on date of 08515, meaning it was bottled on 26th March 2015. Perhaps opened a few months later than I would have preferred. Poured into a Cantillon ballon glass.

Appearance: It poured a hazy golden orange colour with a big foamy three finger white head that dissipates fairly quickly to an extremely thin cap while leaving nice lacing.

Aroma: Tart, funky, wet hay, lemon juice and apricot.

Taste: Tart, lightly sour, straw, lemon, orange and apricot with some peppery spiciness towards the end.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, medium bodied with high prickly carbonation.

Overall: Although I didn’t intend to hold on to this for so long, 18 months in the bottle and it still holds up pretty nicely. Good tart and fruity flavors along with great carbonation.

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Photo of Nat1975
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jadjunk
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

No label information. Eliza5Beth is brewed in the style of a farmhouse ale, available in 16.9oz. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 16.9oz. bottle to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp, foamy head of a soft white color over a densely hazy pale amber body with abundant carbonation and varied, cloudy sediment. Retention is average and there is no visible lacing. 3.75

(Smell) Pale and malted wheat body with a moderate residual sweetness, potent juicy apricot and peach fruit sugars and a soft acidity of lemon and faint citrus peel generates a delicate tanginess. Farmhouse impact creates soft compounds of pepper and hay for a subtle damp, earthy bite. All-around a very enjoyable farmhouse ale flavor with lots of fruit character and not an overly dry perception with substantial sweetness remaining. Potency is moderate. 4.25

(Taste) Clean pale and biscuit malt body with a soft sweetness and body is met with a gentle but bright tanginess of fermented apricot juice and a clean, peppery and softly funky yeast midsection. No strong hop character, a respectable lemony acidity and sourness to this one, and moderately dry with some residual sweetness still in there. Farmhouse qualities are evident, yet subtle, some hay and dampness is evident and welcome for further complexity. Finishes clean and moderately acidic. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, softly creamy, clean, tangy, medium dry. Carbonation is full for the style, generating a medium frothiness and a very crisp finish. Body is medium+ for the style, medium overall. Balance is very slightly tangy, acidic and dry combined over sweet. Alcohol presence is low and there are no off characters. 4

(Overall) All-around a very enjoyable tart farmhouse ale with lots of solid fruit flavor coming from the apricot additions, not overly dry nor overly sour, very drinkable and refreshing. Prairie makes fairly solid American-made Saisons and Farmhouse ales, and this is another quality example- not legendary by any means, but solid all-around. I'd seek this out again at a reasonable price. 4.25

Prairie Artisan Ales'
Eliza5Beth
4.1/5.00

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Photo of aggiearcher13
3.44/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a good looking beer, hazy with a head that really sticks around. Aroma is peach and lemon with some barnyard funk to it, good but not exceptional. Taste is a little lackluster, middle of the road for the style. It's acidic and lemony, a little peach, but not particularly complex. Moderately carbonated, good mouthfeel. Overall it's not something I'll seek out again.

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Photo of buschbeer
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pint, .9 Fl. Oz. bottle
Served in a Prairie snifter

This beer pours a cloudy amber color with yellow highlights. It is topped with three inches of lively, off white head that disappears quickly leaving no traces of its existence.

The aroma is pretty straightforward. I get apricots, tart aroma, and a little funk.

The flavor contains subtle apricot with some tart and funky flavors. There is a little bit of dank basement as well.

Medium to thin mouthfeel with prickly carbonation.

I was hoping for a little more apricot and sourness. Other than that it is a solid beer.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle - $11.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Pours a moderately cloudy, dingy-looking yellow body with an initial flush of off-white suds, but this quickly dissipates.

Smell: Fruity, yeasty and smelling a right bit musty, barn-esque dirtiness. White bread, straw and soggy saltines. Lemon juice, apricot.

Taste: A restrained straw-like maltiness, some wheat and still some subtle sweetness followed with a punchy tartness and unabashed acidity. Sucker-punched apples, apricots, a snippet of bitterish orange peel and a bit of banana. Leathery, a little measure of camphor. Dry, tangy, zippy finish with a hint of warmth and lingering white wine vinousness.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Well carbonated.

Overall: I think I like it.

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Photo of safaricook
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Hallu
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Looks great with an orange hue and a great foam that stays for ages. Unfortunately this is not the most well made Prairie. It smells and tastes like a very nice saison : the funkiness from the Brett, some tartness, a nice balance. But the apricots are nowhere to be found. Praire Hop or Prairie Ale have great fruity tones, this one has nothing. It's like a slightly better Saison Dupont but 3 times the price. I'm a bit disappointed with this one.

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Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.42/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Magery
3.64/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vylo
4.9/5  rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of OGShotzy
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mhenehan7
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It is very cloudy, with moderate junk in the trunk. Has a small amount of head, medium sized bubbles.

It smells a lot like applesauce, tastes a little bit like it too. It does have a slightly spiced fruit taste, but not sour or tart.

It is very bubbly on the tongue, and

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Photo of notchucknorris
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dpihl
3/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Erik-P
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Yermomsfavorite
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Prairie Eliza5beth from Prairie Artisan Ales
4.05 out of 5 based on 567 ratings.
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