Americana
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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #214
ABV:
7%
Score:
91
Ranked #3,985
Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 8.29%
Reviews:
45
Ratings:
210
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Prairie Artisan Ales
 
Oklahoma, United States
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Photo of detpizzaboi
4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, really nice hoppy saison here, huge head, nice bready tart grape, powdered donut, grass, wheat, juicy, funky, creamy, smooth. Refreshing, delicious.

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Photo of beersampler6
2.95/5  rDev -28%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Holy mother this beer is sour, tart and dank. Very musty and acidic. I just couldn’t get through more than a few swallows. Started off great, looks amazing, slightly hazy golden with loads of fluffy white head and some spotty lingering lacing. Smells of yeast, malt, sour fruit and some biscuit. But the taste was just over-the-top sour, dank, funky, acidic. I’m a huge fan of Prairie but this style just didn’t do it for me.

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Photo of SHODriver
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured into a tulip glass to a hazed golden orange topped by a dense two finger white head which retains very well and leaves excellent lacing
S: Smells of funk, lemon zest, fresh cut grass, and a little tartness
T: Taste is a little lemony followed by some barnyard funk with some horseblanket. Hint of tartness and slight grassyness. White pepper comes in as well as some other spicy notes. Swallow is more funk, light lemony tartness, peppery spice and more grassy notes with a hint of hay and barnyard.
M: This beer has a moderate amount of body with a slightly creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation is effervescent and just slightly prickly while the beer has a drying finish.
O: Wow. This is one well made saison. Great flavors and complexity helps to keep things interesting. This one seems to do everything right in my mind and it's pretty approachable. Nothing is too in your face and the beer has a great amount of balance. Definitely worth trying if you fan find it.

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Photo of 71CrazyOtto
5/5  rDev +22%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

L great
S lovely
T Home Run
F Bubbly, I mean a lot of carbonation. Pour carefully like an Orval.
O Excellence beer but it's price and the size bottle in comes in is a big negative for me. Package this and your Funky Gold Citra in four packs please!

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy orange body with two-finger head and lace ring down glass. The aroma is citric hops with some acidity and bit of sourness as well. Smooth, slightly sour, acidic hops balance with an enjoyable yeast presence with this tangerine-like sweet vibe that leads to a great finish for a beer that is a bit fluffy.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy golden color with a thick foamy head. Retention and lacing are very good. Tart aroma. Brettomyces but not overpowering. There is some citrus in there. Dry hopped taste. Very smooth. Good Brett. Not overpowering at all. Medium bodied with moderate to heavy carbonation. This is a good berr.

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Photo of mjwellman
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L- straw hazy yellow in color with a 2 finger head
S- citrus musky aroma with a little yeasty
T- citrus funky sour taste with a little bitterness at the end. Goes down smooth. easy to drink
F-midl carbonation with predominance of sour funk
O- A nice farm house ale that is not too boozy with a little more sour funk than normal but enjoyable

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip, the appearance was a ruddy burnt dark orange almost amber color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that receded ever so slightly. Stringy sliding lace. The aroma had some lemongrass, white pepper, dried dough, herbal dried sweetness, a touch of floral quality, light dried earthiness, some dried leaves, and a little bit of sweet wood. The flavor leaned sweet at first and then developed some dry spicy to herbal character as it warmed. Aftertaste was floral, herbal and sweet. Finish was semi-dry with an herbal to floral tone coming about. The palate was almost medium bodied, seemed just a touch under and had a pretty good sipping quality about it. Moderate carbonation. ABV felt fine. Overall, pretty good saison that I could go at again.

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle into a Cigar City Brewing goblet.

A: Dull gold, with lots of visible carbonation and a two-finger wheat head that has great retention. Quite hazy.

S: Light lactic tartness and Brettanomyces musty funk. Some biscuit malts, a bit yeasty, and some minerality. Light citrus hops as well. Not a huge aroma, but nice and balanced.

T: Brett earthiness and funk, citrus, grassy and lighter tropical fruity hops. Light lemony tartness, citric acidity. Cracker malts, some saison yeastiness. Some pineapple comes as it warms (likely from the Brett), and the dry funk lasts with the light fruity hoppy flavors in the hang.

M: Medium-bodied - light overall but a bit heavier than expected from the appearance. A good amount of carbonation sensation and low alcohol presence.

O: Quite enjoyable, but I didn't care for it as much as the (also accessible) Hop Savant from Crooked Stave. Still a good choice though.

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Photo of hman43
4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look: It pours golden and clear. It has a white head that has somewhat moderate head retention and typical Belgian lace.

Smell: There are aromas of earth and leather. There is a tropical fruit aroma and hints of orange.

Taste: The flavors of earth, leather, and tropical fruits are prominent throughout the tasting experience. There are notes of orange, floral, and tart elements.

Feel: It has a moderate body with a tart and dry finish.

Overall, this is a leather and earthen flavored farmhouse ale with a complex combinations of fruit and esters.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.27/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Prairie Artisan Ales "Americana"
16.9 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, missing the usual ink jet production coding
$9.99 @ Knightly Spirits, Orlando, FL

Notes: Hazy golden body with a brass cast beneath a massive head of white. The head retention is excellent and it leaves some very nice streaks of wide lace as it goes. Very nice looking glass of beer. A bit of musty and earthy Brettanomyces greets you in the nose but it's fairly limited and "clean" as opposed to some of the other truly funky possibilities that are out there. Some lightly sweetish and grainy golden malt balances it. This must however be a fairly old bottle as I'm not finding a lot of hops, or at the very least, not bright hops. It is a bit floral, and it still stands up as a good beer regardless (there's no oxidation). I find some peach and melon, some mango and papaya, and some woody/spicy (cedar) and earthy/herbal notes... subtle spruce and black pepper as well. The flavor follows, perhaps adding in some apricot and berries. It's tart but not sour, and mildly bitter, finishing dry, spicy, and mineral-like with residual tropical fruit lingering. Medium bodied, with an initially crisp carbonation that softens a bit to become smooth once warmed. Overall quite nice. It's really well balanced across the board, and superbly well-rounded and polished.

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Photo of superspak
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/8/2016. Pours hazy golden orange color with a 2-3 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big peach, apricot, pineapple, tangerine, mango, melon, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, peppercorn, light pine, wheat, cracker, herbal, floral, straw, grass, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, citrus/tropical hops, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big peach, apricot, pineapple, tangerine, mango, melon, grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, peppercorn, light pine, wheat, cracker, herbal, floral, straw, grass, musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Moderate peppery yeast spiciness, pine/herbal bitterness, and light tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of peach, apricot, pineapple, tangerine, mango, melon, grapefruit, lemon/orange peel, peppercorn ,wheat, cracker, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, citrus/tropical hops, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitter/spiciness, increasing through the glass. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky, and creamy/grainy balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Brett saison. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, citrus/tropical hops, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, easy, and quite refreshing to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Weixiaobao
4.26/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Another fantastically trippy Prairie Artisan Ales bottle. The hovering jock strap above the oven cooking eyeballs a nice touch. Massive head on this saison. Beautiful all the way around.
S: Lots of bretty funk. Some fruity, orange-flavored hops.
T: Pretty similar to the smell. A bit of lime in addition to the citrus and saison yeastiness.
F: I mark this down just a tad since things overall are just a bit wanting around the edges compared to a lot of the fantastic US saisons I've been having recently.
O: Another winner from PAA. Was able to pick this bottle up from the local liquor store for $3.98 for some reason. Only one was marked that way. Wish I'd found more. I'd gobble these up at that price.

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Photo of Meyers1023
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a hazy golden orange color with a lot foamy white head that sticks around for a while lacing the glass. The smell is spicy with a good amount of funk and some fruity notes as well. The flavor is very spicy with a good balance of lemon fruit flavor. The feel is medium with a medium amount of carbonation. Overall this is an excellent farmhouse ale with great flavors melding together.

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Photo of metter98
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy yellow in color. It poured with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down, consistently leaving a short head covering the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of brett are present in the nose along with notes of fruity hops—pineapples seem to stand out in particular.
T: The taste follows the smell and has flavors of brett and yeast with underlying notes of pineapples. It's not overly funky.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a little dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is an interesting saison with brett. Each time I took a sip I kept expecting to get some associated sweetness from the pineapple flavors but all I got was a little funk from the brett.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of tbryan5
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another solid funky dry-hopped saison that is very well done from PAA. A nice funky barnyard mustiness complemented by the dry-hopping. A surprisingly easy drinker.

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Photo of timmy2b
3.33/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

22oz bottle poured into a small snifter glass. Scent is of some fruit and flowers. Pours with a large amount of carbonation and a large white head. Started out with a light amount of hoppiness, especially for a farmhouse ale. Brett takes over as it warms and it gets more tart and fairly dry. Not a fan personally as the tartness and dry are a little overwhelming towards the end of the 22oz total amount.

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Photo of emerge077
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy orange, billowing head and arcs of lace, lasting skim. Herbal, floral, funky aroma, remnants of the dry-hop with some medicinal Brett funk creeping in.

Taste is very Brett forward, tangy and very drying. Dried herbs, sterile bandages, musty library books.
Full bodied, ample carbonation. Glad we shared this, the Brett was a little too overbearing, even for me.

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Photo of puck1225
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. Cloudy brownish yellow, but this was made up by a nice thick fluffy head and great lacing. The smell was fruity and subtle. The taste was fruity and spicy with a rich but refreshing feel. It was my special July 4th beer and I enjoyed it very much!

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Photo of avalon07
4.42/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Had this beer on-tap at House of Brews, poured into a tulip glass. Had a bright orange color and a cloudy consistency. There was an inch and a half of foamy, long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A subtly enticing aroma of a lot of different fruits, yeast, and spices.

T: Tasted of Belgian-style yeast, some malt, spices (pepper, especially), citrus (orange, lemon), mango, brett, and the typical saison barnyard funk. Extremely sweet and light in character, this flavor is complex and easy to drink. Quite tasty.

F: High level of carbonation with a somewhat dry finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: Americana is an excellent domestic version of a Belgian-style beer. Very well made and definitely drinkable. Perfect for an absurdly hot summer's day.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This summer is shaping up to be the summer of America as several brewers devise a sudsy taste branded with the patriotic namesake, or either temporarily changing their name to America for false pride, the brewers of Prairie use a combination of funk and fresh to reign in hot weather, camping trips and pool parties.

But pouring with a tarnish, burnt and turbid gold, the beer's unfiltered character leaves it looking murky albeit topped with a creamy whipped head. Its funk and fauna begins to show with the very first pass of the nose as dried citrus, herb and a dusty cellar-like funk carries the scent. Is taste is biscuit-like with mild steely caramels and the soft savory taste of bread crust.

As the flavors develop, its creamy and bready tastes and textures drift off and leave the hops and "wild" character to carry the balance afterwards. The bitter and sour interplay of white grapefruit, dried pineapple, under-ripened orange and green berries play a mildly astringent role in its piquant tang and bitter flavor. Highly oaken, the beer's finish is a mix of cork, balsa and cedar for a floral and fragrant closing character.

Medium-dry and with a creamy, moderate texture, there's a starchy taste and texture that provides the beer's malty-dry undertow and is lightly yogurt-like. Tangy, tart and refreshing, the beer's high wood character seems splinter-like with a high tannic rate that's perhaps a little too woodsy, especially in complement to the yeast character with its own floral notes of weathered cellar and slightly mushroomy wood rot.

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Photo of Fubez311
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml 2016 Batch. Poured into oversized snifter.

Look: Chunky yeast sediment gives it a snowglobe effect. Also substantially darker than I remember last year's being. Dark brownish yellow with a large white head. Good retention.

Smell: Smell is exactly what i remember from last year. Big dry-hopped nose full of citrusy hops. Some Brett lingering in the depths.

Taste: Substantially maltier flavor profile than last years too. Hops up front but caramely malt takes over with some yeast funk on the finish.

Overall not a bad beer but a far cry from last year's vibrant beauty.

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Photo of stephens101
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Yellow-orange and crowned with a nearly too large, but fluffy, signature Prairie off-white froth.

From the damp cellar a musty aroma arises and mixes with slightly soured light fruits (orange and white grape) and taffy. Herbal notes are also noticed.

Tastes of gum and grain along with fruit juice, lemon zest, faint spice and funk way in the back.

Bright and ways lightly which makes for wonderful summer drinking.

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Blind tasting/from notes 6/20/15

Orange in color with pink hues. Two-fingers of slack, off-white froth. Smells like the fruit section of a grocery store, and Brett. Tastes dank and fruity, smooth and gummy, and somewhat spicy and hoppy at the end. Lighter side of medium in body and easy to drink, but never delicate.

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Photo of zonker17
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Good, thick, white head on golden ale. Hoppy and bretty nose. Beautiful blend of hops and funk on the tongue. No sourness here, which is nice for a change. Funk lingers a for longer than I want. High carbonation is right on.

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Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy orangish golden color with white fizzy head. Funk, plenty of it, citrus, and some grass on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied, high carbonation. Finishes with funk and citrus.

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Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 210 ratings