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Prairie-Vous Francais | Prairie Artisan Ales

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3.97/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
prairieales.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 3.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Prairie Vous Francais is our farmhouse ale modeled after our first beer, Prairie Ale, but with a lower ABV making it the perfect table beer. Vous is dry, crisp, and conditioned with brettanomyces.


BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,709
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
226
pDev:
8.31%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
45
Trade:
3
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Ratings: 226 |  Reviews: 60
Photo of WickedBeer
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled October 21, 2016 (294th day of 2016).

Pale, straw golden color. Small amounts of thin, frothy head bubble up as the beer is poured, but fizzles out and settles very quickly. No lace retention around the glass.

Definitely has that Brett funk predominance, with balancing aromas of floral hops, lemongrass, white grape must, and citrus peel. A nice bright aroma to this farmhouse.

The flavors here seem to have fallen off a bit, but the overall taste is still very crisp and clean. Very subtle, but a bit of floral bitterness and bread. The Brett yeast funk is there but much more subtle than on the nose. As it finishes you really get that lemongrass coming back strong, finishing with a grassy linger. Lightly grainy & spicy on the tail. All very soft, nothing hits you too hard at any point.

Light, crisp, clean, and dry. The carbonation has fallen off a bit, leaving it very low but soft. A light-drinking beer, and even what this beer has lost hasn't taken much away from the overall experience.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1 pt. .9 fl oz. Bottle. Poured into a tulip glass.

A hazy, straw and white gold color, classicly active appearance with a thin, white cap that dissipates to only minimal foam leftovers.

Smells like tart and sour wheat grains, white grapes with fermented veggies and a slightly sweet edge to light maltiness.

A tart kick, soft wheats and oat grains taste, super light malty effect, the saaz hops give it that classic spicy kick and herbal bite that I personally love so much. Im not usually a fan of low alcohol, table beer styles, but damn is this Farmhouse tasty...refreshing and CLEAzn. The yeast has some very interesting funk, not super tart or bitter, but pretty complex overall.

Could drink all day and feel good about it.

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Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
3.67/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RMW66
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaialai-untilidie
4.61/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Very impressed with this beer. Very drinkable at 3.9% nice smells and even a great mouthfeel for a dry, low abv beer due to the oats and wheat. Very lovely and true to style.

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Photo of monkist
4.57/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I love Prairie and everything they do. I was curious to try this one out although I am not a fan of Belgian yeast or Brettanomyces that much.
Well this one is crisp, straw and sharply carbonated. Very goid that it's so light and low on ABV because it is purely refreshing. I think if they made this heavy with a firm body, the Brett yeast might have become annoying. But this way, it is paired with very significant and alluring hops (surprise, surprise, see what the good old Saaz can do!) and the Brett just kind of adds a bit of "foamy" nature to the feeling. There is some sourness to it, I guess caused by the yeast and now more you smell it, it develops an extremely interesting smell: straw and animals - welcome back Prairie, the masters of barnyard ales! Need to give it some time to develop its taste and boom! goes a superb experience again with these funky, strange notes in the smell and the taste. This is almost a trademark of Prairie, the wild yeast, the artistry of the random funk that in the end creates such a unique atmosphere that you just can't stop enjoying! Amazing! If it was for Prairie, I would love Brettanomyces.

Now let us be factual for a minute and let me quite what the label tells us:
"Prairie-vous Francais is a celebration of simple elegance. This farmhouse ale is brewed to be refreshing. We use barley, oats, and wheat to build a foundation for saaz hops and brettanomyces bruxellensis to play. You'll find this beer to be slightly tart and a touch hoppy. Prairie-vous Francais is one of our many farmhouse beers we hope you will love as much as we do."

Yes, yes I do. Prairie is a master brewery and everything they touch turns to gold. This beer made my average Saturday afternoon into a red-letter day celebration. Long live Prairie and their farmhouse beers!

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Photo of ivyman
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heerboth
3.58/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip, the appearance was white pear to yellow sort of color. Quickly dissolving foamy white head barely left any lace. Rapid carbonation bubbles were seen rising.
The aroma blended some lemon verbena, slight Bretty sour character, light on the lemongrass, a moderate clean funk (fresh-like) with herbal to earthy tones riding into that 'funk.' Seemed to punch in a little bit of piney hoppiness.
The flavor was moderately sour with that funk and lemon verbena punching forward to push the lemongrass, herbal and earthiness further back. Nice aftertaste of the lemon verbena with the herbal and earthiness coming in slightly.
The mouthfeel was about between light and medium bodied with a nice sessionability about it. Sour character is tame enough to not cause any pucker. Carbonation felt on par. ABV seemed as projected. Finish is grassy, smooth with a 'funky' sort of clean grab without the pucker.
Overall, odd for me to have opened this up today, though a very good beer, I'd be more susceptible to gulp in the Summer.

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Photo of TheBrewsky
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.54/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Huge head that stays about 3 fingers and has different altitudes throughout (and that was poured very carefully) and the bubbles just keep coming from the bottom rapidly in this light golden colored beer.
Smell is funky with huge earthy floral notes.
The taste is quite underwhelming. Especially compared to the nose. It's not really funky just light floral.
The feel is light and crisp. Would make it great for a sunny summer day.
Overall, it's a light & crisp beer that would be good in the summer. But with the cold lately I wanted a summer beer to remind me of the warm days and it did that.

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Photo of nmann08
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kccraftenthusiast
3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of avalon07
4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a golden yellow color and a hazy consistency. There was a half inch of creamy, fairly long-lasting head. Not much lacing, though.

S: A well done aroma of Belgian yeast, some spices, and light fruit.

T: Tasted of a variety of fruits (apples, pears, bananas, especially), a lot (but not too much) of brettanomyces, some spices (pepper), a little barnyard funk, and a tinge of citrus (lemon). A lively flavor that's phenomenally well-balanced. Not as overly funky as some saisons, but still quite sweet and a little sour.

F: A highly carbonated beer with a crisp, clean finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: This is a well made, easy to drink saison. Would be a good beer for the summer months.

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Photo of MickeyHops
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.12/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mcthfg
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wukk
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrederickTatum
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AmeriCanadian
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of teamwiggum
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Prairie-Vous Francais from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 3.97 out of 5 with 226 ratings