Prairie-Vous Francais
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From:
Prairie Artisan Ales
 
Oklahoma, United States
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #512
ABV:
3.9%
Score:
89
Ranked #12,832
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 8.06%
Ratings:
232
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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4.2 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee on Jul 20, 2021
 
3.75 by khargro2 from Tennessee on Jun 03, 2020
 
4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 10, 2020
 
3.9 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee on Apr 04, 2020
 
4.03 by Jonathan-Morgan from Florida on Sep 08, 2019
 
3.97 by travisvb from New York on Aug 21, 2019
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3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by WickedBeer from Alabama

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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4.11/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by GratefulBeerGuy from New Hampshire

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
 
3.67 by 6thstreetbrewpub from District of Columbia on Dec 15, 2018
 
4 by RMW66 from Australia on Nov 09, 2018
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4.61/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by jaialai-untilidie from Florida

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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4.57/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by monkist from Hungary

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
 
3.75 by ivyman from Massachusetts on May 06, 2018
 
4.27 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois on Mar 21, 2018
 
3.58 by heerboth from Pennsylvania on Mar 01, 2018
 
3.69 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois on Feb 13, 2018
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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

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
 
4.28 by TheBrewsky from California on Jan 12, 2018
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3.54/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by AyatollahGold from Indiana

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
 
4.06 by nmann08 from Virginia on Jan 01, 2018
 
3.75 by Patches826 from Massachusetts on Dec 31, 2017
 
3.65 by kccraftenthusiast from Missouri on Nov 29, 2017
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4.28/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by avalon07 from South Carolina

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
 
4 by MickeyHops from California on Nov 22, 2017
 
3.12 by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia on Oct 13, 2017
 
3.99 by mcthfg from Korea (South) on Oct 13, 2017
 
4.03 by Wukk from New York on Oct 08, 2017
 
4.1 by DrederickTatum from New Jersey on Oct 08, 2017
 
4.06 by AmeriCanadian from Tennessee on Oct 07, 2017
 
4 by teamwiggum from Wisconsin on Sep 22, 2017
 
4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota on Sep 16, 2017
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4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by clayrock81 from Florida

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
 
4.03 by Beerasaurus from Virginia on Aug 28, 2017
 
4.49 by weareallfalafel from Virginia on Aug 27, 2017
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3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by cjgiant from District of Columbia

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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4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Bobbo3000 from New York

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
 
4.02 by Sound_Explorer from Washington on Aug 12, 2017
 
4.23 by CCutch from Minnesota on Aug 11, 2017
 
3.72 by beaulabauve from Louisiana on Jul 15, 2017
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3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by VeganUndead from Virginia

A very well executed sour saison.

Jul 14, 2017
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