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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by zerocrane on 01-09-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
121
Ratings:
894
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
9.9%
 
 
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Reviews: 121 | Ratings: 894
Reviews by JohnnyHopps:
Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Birra caused me to say to myself, "I think I could get into saisons."

Appearance - The beer was a nice cloudy color with a foamy white head. Lacing hugged the sides of the tulip glass.

Smell - The aroma has that musty smell that reminds me of basements in the Midwest. It was Earthy and lemony.

Taste - At the front, I get gritty lemon, something akin to mineral water, and hops. There is a sourness that does not overwhelm, and is actually quite pleasant. The finish is dry and sour, almost to a point that makes you instantaneously makes you want to drink more.

Mouthfeel - The mouthfeel clings to the tongue and the sides of the mouth allows the tart to sting the sides of the tongue. The carbonation sweeps much to the tart away, but some still lingers.

Overall - I am not big on the style, but I like this one.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of MenardMa
2.97/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This was my first Prairie beer after obviously hearing quite a lot of great things about them. To be honest, I really don't care for it. Hop bitterness and peppery saison yeast is about all i'm getting, unfortunately not smelling or tasting any of the citrus or fruit that some have noted. Not terrible but just not something I would buy again.

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Photo of DoubleJ
4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Coming out of a stubby 12 ounce bottle, on to the beer:

Very heady throughout the session, the beer's color is pale sunlight with bubbles running through the body. It smells like a saison with vague spices, bubblegum, mint, and a note of manure like you're wandering around a barnyard. The beer has a spicy, grassy, flavor overall. Not only that, but it brings some tartness to the palate as well. It's light, airy, easy drinking, and was an excellent drink to go with dinner.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.49/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Tiernan
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.85/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of BeerYo
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of aquazr1
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of jamesmk48
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Rahulpatel
3.84/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Meyers1023
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of JC333
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of mrw1zard
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Franziskaner
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straw to golden in color with considerable cloudiness. A half inch of dense off white foam is present. Brussels lacing. I smell a hint of lemon,a touch of grassy flavor, and pale malt. The taste is lemon and then a blend of a grassy flavor and pale malt. The mouth is crisp and heavily carbonated.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours hazy straw gold under a 3” sticky white foam column that takes 3 minutes to drop to 1/3 its original size. A continual stream of bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass.
S: Citrusy, tart, no funk, hint of lemon.
T: Citrus, fruit, very light biscuit, a hint of herb and a trace of chamomile.
F: Light, crisp, effervescent, refreshing
O: Packed with flavor, very delightful and easy to drink.

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Photo of poopfaced
3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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