Prairie Eliza5beth
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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #233
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #4,336
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 8.11%
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
573
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Prairie Eliza5bethPrairie Eliza5beth
Notes: Eliza5beth is a golden farmhouse ale aged on apricots to allow sourness and light fruit flavors to add complexity to the beer.
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Photo of cratez
4.56/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rating from notes. Consumed April 2014. "A world class, funky-tart saison with a dry, lemony palate. Eminently drinkable and satisfying as hell, this is a must-try IMO."

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Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a golden yellow topped by a dense and slightly rocky white head which has good retention and decent lacing
S: Smells of barnyard funk with a little horseblanket and some fruity stone fruit notes tucked in the back with a little spice
T: Taste is slightly tart up front with some nice apricot notes, horseblanket and barnyard are out in force as well along with some nice spice, orchard fruit esters come in as well. Swallow is a little sharp with notes of lemongrass, more apricots and some lingering funk.
M: This beer is on the lighter side of things but it is not watery. Carbonation is effervescent and slightly prickly while the beer has a drying finish.
O: Overall this is a really nice beer. It doesn't color too far outside the lines and it has some nice flavors and complexity. This one is worth a try if you like the style and can find it.

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Photo of EnzymaticHops
3.54/5  rDev -13%
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 +3.7%
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 Jadjunk
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
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 -15.5%
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 -1.7%
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 -2%
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 Hallu
3.93/5  rDev -3.4%
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 mhenehan7
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
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 Fux
4.03/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Be warned, this beer is a gusher. It exploded at the opening and I lost half of it before being able to pour it.
A: Apart from the pouring issue, the beers looks good, bright orange, small white head with a good retention.
S: Smell is focused on apricot and funk. Not very complex but well integrated.
T: Moderately sour, focused mainly on brett. A little bit one dimensional, still well done. Apricots are not as obvious as from the nose (I wasn't sure there were really apricots inside until I read the description). Finishes bitter-sweet. Alcohol is noticeable.
M: Good carbonation, velvety on the palate.
O: Quite a good, simple, farmhouse ale.

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Photo of PhillyStyle
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a very nice hazy golden yellow color with a nice big foamy white head that was retained well. Lighter aroma than expected, fruity and bready. The taste was good, a but muted from what I expected, but good overall, it had a nice sweet and sour balance to it. The beer had a moderate feel, very drinkable with a nice dry finish. Overall, I enjoyed it.

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Photo of snaxcat
4.04/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

After about 9 months in the bottle Eliza5beth pours a nice hazy golden color with yeast sediment. Foamy/soapy head with moderate retention. Aromas of stone fruit, earth, spice, and hay. Tastes follow suit with big fruity apricot notes and a nice balance of sweet/sour with earthy undertones and a slightly dry finish.

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Photo of brentk56
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy goldenstraw; the head builds in the bottle and on top of the liquid but it fades to a film while leaving dots and squiggles behind

Smell: Funk and apricots, with cracker and leather buttressing

Taste: Fruity, at the outset, with the apricot flavor building, adding both sweet and funky aspects; underneath, the cracker element add a subtle malt dimension; slightly tart through the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: A pleasant beer that has nice fruit, funk and tart dimensions

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Photo of Premo88
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

16.9 oz bottle poured into tulip

L: yellow-yellow-gold, 50/50 clear/opaque but appears to be clearing, massive Belgian-inspired head of white foam that has a stack of bubbles prettier than a Van Gogh, a little sticky on the top but nothing major, keeps a nice skin and beautiful collar of white foam that laces a little

S: tart lemons sweetened out nicely, very clean Prairie Artisan signature smell, a little funk/barn must in there but only a little; something fruity sweet, darn near perfect, hard to say if it's an apricot smell ("fruity" is all I can peg it with for now) but it must be the apricots helping push up such a sweet note ... yes, as it warms, the apricots come through, also a little grain and is that banana peel? what? man, this is nice, whatever it is ...

T: again, that signature Prairie Artisan clean profile that's tart, lemony, a little funky but nothing overboard with a very thin layer of apricot flavor settling over everything ... over time a little more barn must enters in with only a pinch of earthy bitterness, very tame earth/dirt hop flavors, allowing the sweetness in this brew (barley? apricots?) to take a bigger part; might be a pinch of Belgian IPA-like hop flavor, something tropical fruity, but shining stars here are the lemon/barn funk mixing with the apricots

F: very good ... exactly what you'd expect from Prairie Artisan, a soft but full Belgian experience

O: a great beer ... the apricots aren't dominating the flavor but certainly adding to it, and that clean-but-slightly-funky Prairie Artisan farmhouse flavor is one of a kind from my experience. a beer good enough that I would pay for again, especially for drinking come summertime.

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Photo of dipso123
3.77/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle
L: dense white long-lasting head
S: mild yeast and malt
T: pleasant citrus tang under mild yeast character
F: highly carbonated and moderately crisp
O: nice saison but nothing special and at $12 a pint (500ml bottle) it's not something I'd buy again.

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Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Big apricot aroma with some grain and a light accompanying funk.

A: Light straw color, hazy, with a thin foamy head.

T: Light apricot flavor with moderate grain character and light funk.

M: Light bodied with light carbonation.

O: While the nose is full of apricots, the apricot flavor is pretty light. The beer could benefit from additional fruit flavor and a little more oak and brett funk.

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Photo of Fcolle2
4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy lift golden plenty of carbonation. Smell and flavors of fresh apricot, light saison yeast, balanced dry hay and pepper. Very nicely balanced with light sweetness.

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Photo of stakem
3.67/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle consumed with friends so abridged notes:

Hazy almost purplish golden color with a white cap. Aroma is wheaty with a clove yeastiness and a sweet grain essence. The taste includes fresh wheat grain before sulfur and more grain-like bready sweetness. Light body, modest carbonation overall not bad.

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Photo of flagmantho
4.13/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I had this beer on-tap in a goblet at Special Brews in Lynnwood, WA.

Appearance: cloudy yellow hue with a good effervescence and a finger of creamy white foam.

Smell: a dash of tartness followed by a nice funk, underpinned by a malty sweetness. Enticing!

Taste: very funky with a bit of a buttery character and a nice grassiness. A little tartness develops over time on the palate. Very well balanced -- I gotta say I really dig it.

Mouthfeel: light body with a big carbonation and decent creaminess.

Overall: massively drinkable for an 8% brew. This could get me in trouble.

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Photo of OmahaKF
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Smell is heavily of lemon citrus and barnyard funk. Taste is lemon, apricot, and a hint of melon with a champagne-like dry finish. Funk is present but is not tart or overpowering. A good beer, but not my favorite Prairie wild ale.

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

This one is a hazy bright gold color, lots of shine in the body. The head is a white cap just about a finger in height that settles and keeps up for the duration, leaving good lacing behind as it goes.
Dust, earth, fruits and funk bring up the majority of both aroma and flavor. There's a light tropical or soft stone fruits type of sweetness underneath a sour overtone, definitely moderately brett-heavy but done in such a way as to not overpower the softer notes. There are some white wine notes, more sauv blanc than chard and a little on the dry side. All in all, this is a very nice beer.
The feel is soft and fluffy but moves very nicely and doesn't fade away with time. A little bit of pepper comes into the otherwise sour and fruity finish that lingers dryly.

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Photo of mothman
3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Large fluffy head. Golden yellow color.

Lots of Brett and funk flavor. Barnyard flavors. Has some tannins and wine like flavors. The apricots show and bring fruitiness to the beer.

Good, but nothing out of the ordinary. Reminds me of the prairie wild ales.

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

Bottle poured into a tulip

Delicately poured but still could not avoid that head. 2 fingers at least. Didnt last long but it was white and frothy. Beer itself was a hazy straw. Taste just what i would want in a farmhouse. Not too basic, but not too complex. Had lemon zest and apricots gave it some funk. Followed by that farmhouse peppery spice. Well rounded and easy to drink!

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Photo of rodmanfor3
3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another characteristic Prairie Artisan Ales beer, this one featuring apricot-flavored syrup mixed with a Band-Aid smelling saison. It failed to impress me.

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