Prairie Eliza5beth
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From:
Prairie Artisan Ales
 
Oklahoma, United States
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #356
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
91
Ranked #8,184
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 8.13%
Ratings:
576
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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Ratings by Vonerichs:
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4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Vonerichs from Colorado

Super hazy straw yellow. Contrasting stark white creamy head. Great retention.

Funky and tart aroma. The apricot definitely pops. Lightly phenolic with banana and clove.

Banana and sweet tarts. Fruity and vinous. Funky.

Crisp and light mouthfeel. Carbonation is slightly high and prickly.

I loved it. A great saison with a fruity twist. I recommend giving it a try.

Apr 25, 2015
More User Ratings:
Photo of JackRWatkins
3.4/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by JackRWatkins from Georgia

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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4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by CraigDeMoss from Kansas

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
 
4.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 10, 2020
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4.56/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by cratez from Canada (ON)

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
 
3.54 by sarpedon52 from Georgia on Dec 30, 2019
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1.12/5  rDev -72.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
by Thecourtjester from Texas

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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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by SHODriver from North Carolina

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
 
3 by AlaskanYoung from Arkansas on Dec 20, 2017
 
4 by Knapp85 from Pennsylvania on Dec 16, 2017
 
3.5 by Amp from Oklahoma on Jun 19, 2017
 
3.54 by Dromines78 from Oklahoma on Mar 13, 2017
 
3.75 by MTKATL from Georgia on Mar 05, 2017
 
4 by BarrelAgedG from California on Dec 29, 2016
 
3.96 by steverx8 from England on Dec 20, 2016
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3.54/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
by EnzymaticHops from Colorado

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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4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by kitch from Hong Kong

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
 
4.15 by Nat1975 from Indiana on Sep 15, 2016
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4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Jadjunk from Georgia

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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3.44/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by aggiearcher13 from Colorado

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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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by buschbeer from Ohio

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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3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by ChainGangGuy from Georgia

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
 
3.83 by safaricook from Netherlands on Jul 14, 2016
 
4.21 by elvisdoc from Florida on Jul 06, 2016
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3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by Hallu from France

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
 
4.25 by Narthax from Texas on Jun 22, 2016
 
3.42 by StArnoldFan from Texas on Jun 13, 2016
 
3.64 by Magery from Kentucky on Jun 09, 2016
 
4.9 by Vylo from New Jersey on May 31, 2016
 
4.22 by OGShotzy from Pennsylvania on May 25, 2016
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4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mhenehan7 from Missouri

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
 
4.25 by notchucknorris from California on May 15, 2016
 
3 by dpihl from Kansas on May 07, 2016
 
4.08 by Erik-P from Canada (BC) on May 06, 2016
 
3.98 by Yermomsfavorite from California on Apr 22, 2016
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4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Fux from France

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
 
4.21 by Colevert from North Carolina on Apr 14, 2016
 
3.76 by moneygreen11 from Texas on Apr 06, 2016
 
4.28 by rank9262 from Oklahoma on Mar 21, 2016
 
4.14 by Nicholas_the_Last from Missouri on Mar 21, 2016
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