Prairie Eliza5beth | Prairie Artisan Ales

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Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States

Style: Belgian Saison

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

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Reviews by Fux:
Photo of Fux
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of kevanb
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, 2015 release, poured into a Prairie Artisan Ales fieldmice Teku glass.

The beer pours a nice golden copper color, hues of orange, hazy and with just a tinge of clarity and a fluffy white head, about 2 fingers high that has moderate retention but yields no lace. The aroma is pleasant, light lactic sourness, fleshy apricot fruit and earthy pit, mild funk, pale grain, lemon peel and just a touch of peppercorn. The flavors are nice, pale grain, yeasty fruit, peppercorn, mild apricot, lactic sourness, wildflower and some strong mustiness. The mouthfeel is good, coating, zippy and crisp, dry, assertive carbonation with a full finish.

Verdict: A nice Farmhouse ale from Prairie Artisan Ales, very enjoyable apricot presence in the nose, not quite as prominent on the tongue, but it straddles the line between a farmhouse and a wild ale really well, rather than being a bit of a stylistic mess. Kudos to Prairie for this.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

After winning over each and every taste bud by stepping out of their farmhouse comfort zone with an Olde Ale here and an Imperial Stout there, Prairie gets back to their roots with this highly characterful Belgian Saison with full-on fruit and spice interplay.

Eliza5beth stands tall with a hazy yet bright goldenrod body and a creamy white head to float the glass. Quite yeasty in its appearance, the ale retains the session confidently and laces the glass with broken collars all the while.

A mix of musty citrus and plump tropical fruits gather in the nose for a fully fruity scent. Old, dried and fragrant woods follow suit with sandalwood, hay and a notion of lemony sassafras. Mixed with a peppery tinge, the nose is mildly wine-like.

To taste, its light bready taste offers up its starchy sweetness. When fused with dried oranges, lemons, apples and limes take on a sweet and tart flavor. Its musty character gives rise to light attic-like woods and damp hay. Earhty in its taste, wine-soaked wood gives the ale a funky-fresh flavor. A finish of white pepper and mild peat continue its earthen but fruity taste even in bitterness.

Medium-light in body, the beer has a light and pleasant powdery mouthfeel that makes it effortless to drink. Its creamy carbonation promotes its dry texture deeper and deeper into the session, and as the earthy aromas and flavors abound. In closure, the ale seems to evaporate off the mouth like cotton candy. Light warmth and playful spices dry the palate with ease.

Eliza5beth is a quintessential taste from Prairie. Without any gimmicks or distractions, this farmhouse ale does what Prairie does best!

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Photo of leroybrown10
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a bright gold with a bit of haze. Voluminous white head which dissipates slowly to a thin line on top of the beer. Small amount of lacing.

Bright aroma. A bit citrusy but not overpowering. Some oak and chardonnay like notes. Just a hint of the apricot. Yeast aromas come through as the beer warms slightly.

Smooth flavor with just an edge of tartness. Lemon notes with some white grape. Oak, yeast(Belgian??) and something a bit funky/grassy. Apricot isn't noticeable at first, but starts to show through as the beer approaches room temperature.

Medium body with a fairly high level of carbonation. Crisp on the tongue with some lingering dryness.

Very nice farmhouse ale. Good crisp refreshing feel. Some fruitiness without overdoing it.

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Photo of Sludgeman
3.24/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a shaker pint at the Public at the Brickyard.

This beer reminds me of a better blue moon/wit beer with an orange slice but much more spicy and drier. The fruitiness overwhelms the traditional saison funk - 3.25

A - Cloudy pale orange with small head that dissapates to zero - 3.25
S – Fruit, citrus, orange - 3
T - Fruity with the tang of orange and lemon zest and a very very small bit of spiciness, some funk - 3.25
MF - Medium light body with a dry finish - 3.75

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Photo of t2grogan
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CavemanRamblin
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tiernan
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tbryan5
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

In a snifter the beer was a yellow gold color, very clear. There was a small white head.

Earthy hop aroma. Fruit, some citrus. Spicy. Great aroma.

Lemon taste, some other fruit that was sweet. Peppery spice. Funky.

Crisp and tart. A fun beer to drink, but then again I'm very partial to Prairie.

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Photo of warnerry
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kaiyote
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Prospero
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of Franziskaner
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A good inch of tightly knit bright white foam. Hazy, light straw to golden colored ale with great carbonation and minimal Brussels lacing. I get pale malt,farmhouse yeast,pears and apricots. The taste is very sweet on the front of the palate with the farmhouse yeast and pale malt,but it seems aggressively tart with apricot finish on the finish. The mouth is moderately carbonated and bone dry.

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Photo of PSU_Mike
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Janis_Hoplin
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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

Photo of Cynic-ale
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopsForBrains
4.78/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of valkyre65
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jtladner
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Beer21
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Schlafly33
3.56/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JFrank78
4.8/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This beer is simply amazing. If you see it, grab it. It pours a hazy tan yellow, like a sun-baked beach. A lot of fizz on the nose, with fruit and little pepper notes. The flavor stays in your mouth for awhile. Totally refreshing. A fantastic farmhouse beer. Near perfection.

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Photo of acurtis
3.7/5  rDev -8.9%

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