Prairie Eliza5beth
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From:
Prairie Artisan Ales
 
Oklahoma, United States
Style:
Saison
Ranked #336
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #8,040
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 8.13%
Reviews:
100
Ratings:
476
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 05, 2021
Added:
Nov 10, 2013
Wants:
  48
Gots:
  118
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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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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Reviewed by JackRWatkins from Georgia

3.4/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
A: pours up a quickly receding three-finger eggshell colored head. The beer itself is a slightly hazy amber gold.
S: immediate aromas of apple cider vinegar and brettanomyces funk, some slight notes of honey and biscuit as well.
T: immediate tartness, not bracingly sour, but sour nonetheless. There is a definite astringency here with no sweetness to speak of. Still there is something of a honeyed bready quality, but not a sweet one. Notes of apple, pear and white wine, here.
M: bone dry and crisp, but with a bit of a silky residue.
O: This is hard for me to recommend, it’s fine, but full disclosure I don’t really care for Brett heavy Saisons. It’s fine, but it lacks the fruity bouquet that the best Brett beers have. Many people would probably enjoy this beer, though I can’t imagine anyone will love it, but it’s not for me.
Jul 05, 2021
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Reviewed by CraigDeMoss from Kansas

4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Note sure of dating. Probably at least a few years old at this point. Poured into tulip

Golden hazy with never ending streaming carbonation Tight, fizzy, two-finger white foam head. Dissipates to loose rockiness then to a mini soap bubbles version.

Upfront barnyard yeast and citrus funk with a tingly sourness In the nose. Lemon peel and dried apricot stickiness

Citrus bitterness, mellow apricot, lemon and grapefruit accompanied by yeasty bread and biscuit. Grass, hay and fried morel mushrooms. Cherry gummy candy.

Tangy and fizzy on the palate, medium to full body, great carbonation and slightly drying. A bit sticky at the end.

Despite this probably being pretty old, it held up well and has a good saison profile while opting for some more sourness in the overall smell and taste. Well balanced and refreshing.
Jun 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 10, 2020
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Reviewed by cratez from Canada (ON)

4.56/5  rDev +12.3%
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."
Jan 26, 2020
 
Rated: 3.54 by sarpedon52 from Georgia

Dec 30, 2019
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Rated by Thecourtjester from Texas

1.12/5  rDev -72.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
I generally love Prairie Artisan Ales and really appreciate all the work they've been doing in OK. Taste like someone pissed in a sour.
Jan 03, 2019
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Reviewed by SHODriver from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
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.
Aug 09, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by AlaskanYoung from Arkansas

Dec 20, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania

Dec 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by Amp from Oklahoma

Jun 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.54 by Dromines78 from Oklahoma

Mar 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by MTKATL from Georgia

Mar 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by BarrelAgedG from California

Dec 29, 2016
 
Rated: 3.96 by steverx8 from England

Dec 20, 2016
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Reviewed by EnzymaticHops from Colorado

3.54/5  rDev -12.8%
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.
Oct 10, 2016
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
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.
Oct 04, 2016
 
Rated: 4.15 by Nat1975 from Indiana

Sep 15, 2016
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Reviewed by Jadjunk from Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +1%
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
Sep 11, 2016
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Reviewed by aggiearcher13 from Colorado

3.44/5  rDev -15.3%
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.
Aug 24, 2016
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.5%
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.
Aug 05, 2016
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Reviewed by ChainGangGuy from Georgia

3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
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.
Jul 26, 2016
 
Rated: 3.83 by safaricook from Netherlands

Jul 14, 2016
 
Rated: 4.21 by elvisdoc from Florida

Jul 06, 2016
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Reviewed by Hallu from France

3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
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.
Jul 04, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by Narthax from Texas

Jun 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.42 by StArnoldFan from Texas

Jun 13, 2016
 
Rated: 3.64 by Magery from Kentucky

Jun 09, 2016
 
Rated: 4.9 by Vylo from New Jersey

May 31, 2016
 
Rated: 4.22 by OGShotzy from Pennsylvania

May 25, 2016
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Reviewed by mhenehan7 from Missouri

4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
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
May 18, 2016
 
Rated: 4.25 by notchucknorris from California

May 15, 2016
 
Rated: 3 by dpihl from Kansas

May 07, 2016
 
Rated: 4.08 by Erik-P from Canada (BC)

May 06, 2016
 
Rated: 3.98 by Yermomsfavorite from California

Apr 22, 2016
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Reviewed by Fux from France

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
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.
Apr 17, 2016
 
Rated: 4.21 by Colevert from North Carolina

Apr 14, 2016
 
Rated: 3.76 by moneygreen11 from Texas

Apr 06, 2016
 
Rated: 4.28 by rank9262 from Oklahoma

Mar 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4.14 by Nicholas_the_Last from Missouri

Mar 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4.3 by dman127 from Illinois

Mar 12, 2016
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