Prairie-Vous Francais
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From:
Prairie Artisan Ales
 
Oklahoma, United States
Style:
Saison
Ranked #486
ABV:
3.9%
Score:
89
Ranked #12,641
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 8.06%
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
172
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 20, 2021
Added:
Dec 07, 2014
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  44
SCORE
89
Very Good
Prairie-Vous FrancaisPrairie-Vous Francais
Notes: 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.
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Rated: 4.2 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

Jul 20, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Jun 03, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 10, 2020
 
Rated: 3.9 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Apr 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4.03 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida

Sep 08, 2019
 
Rated: 3.97 by travisvb from New York

Aug 21, 2019
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Reviewed by WickedBeer from Alabama

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.
Mar 29, 2019
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Reviewed by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

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.
Mar 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.67 by 6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia

Dec 15, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by RMW66 from Australia

Nov 09, 2018
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Reviewed by jaialai-untilidie from Florida

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.
Jul 22, 2018
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Reviewed by monkist from Hungary

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!
Jun 23, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by ivyman from Massachusetts

May 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4.27 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

Mar 21, 2018
 
Rated: 3.58 by heerboth from Pennsylvania

Mar 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.69 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Feb 13, 2018
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

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.
Feb 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.28 by TheBrewsky from California

Jan 12, 2018
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Reviewed by AyatollahGold from Indiana

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.
Jan 04, 2018
 
Rated: 4.06 by nmann08 from Virginia

Jan 01, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Dec 31, 2017
 
Rated: 3.65 by kccraftenthusiast from Missouri

Nov 29, 2017
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Reviewed by avalon07 from South Carolina

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.
Nov 27, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by MickeyHops from California

Nov 22, 2017
 
Rated: 3.12 by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

Oct 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.99 by mcthfg from Korea (South)

Oct 13, 2017
 
Rated: 4.03 by Wukk from New York

Oct 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.1 by DrederickTatum from New Jersey

Oct 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.06 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee

Oct 07, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin

Sep 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Sep 16, 2017
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a cloudy light yellow body with fizzy head and the aroma is light with notes of yeast and funk coming through. Beer is light, smooth, crisp, balances some minor funkiness with touches of spice and yeast sweetness (my bottle had a smidge of floaters so I may be the exception to norm). Easy to drink and wonderful to have while sitting outside on a summer day.
Sep 13, 2017
 
Rated: 4.03 by Beerasaurus from Virginia

Aug 28, 2017
 
Rated: 4.49 by weareallfalafel from Virginia

Aug 27, 2017
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
On tap:
Body obscures light a bit, but shapes behind the glass can be made out. Head is fluffy, but does drop to a medium ring fairly quickly. Lacing is sparsely spotty.

Nose is light pear and lemon fruits, a bit of funk from the brett, and hay and barn wood.

Feel is crisp, clean, and a tad light it a watery way. This manifests itself late, though as the flavors and moderate carbonation grab attention up front.

A light tang opens, and the citrus note turns pith as the brett seems to draw in the earthy to oozy farmhouse notes. Doesn't get too funky or tart, and there's a light hay/dried herb that takes us to the lighter end taste. In some sips a little citrus splash, but I don't get it every sip.

A nice table beer, as advertised. There's enough interesting things in the beer to overcome the lightness.
Aug 26, 2017
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Reviewed by Bobbo3000 from New York

4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Light hazy straw. Smells lightly of barnyard and citrus. Taste is mildly sour, a little peppery. It has a creamy feel with light carbonation. Feels nice going down, very refreshing.
Aug 12, 2017
 
Rated: 4.02 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Aug 12, 2017
 
Rated: 4.23 by CCutch from Minnesota

Aug 11, 2017
 
Rated: 3.72 by beaulabauve from Louisiana

Jul 15, 2017
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Rated by VeganUndead from Virginia

3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
A very well executed sour saison.
Jul 14, 2017
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Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 232 ratings