Prairie Ace
Prairie Artisan Ales

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Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
3.91 | pDev: 9.21%
Apr 15, 2021
Jun 30, 2016
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Rated: 3.62 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Apr 15, 2021
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Reviewed by psycHOPathy from Georgia

3.64/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Copper clear body, tall tan head
Tart esters, sour cherry, something floral (hibiscus?)
Grain, sour cherry, wood, booze
Slick, light carbonation

Not my usual jam but for the disc golf imagery I had to
Jan 15, 2021
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Reviewed by beersampler6 from Michigan

3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
I enjoyed this one - great flavors and looked amazing. No date printed on can. Day 2 of saison event. Pours a beautiful looking chestnut color with some abundant off-white fluffy white head and some small rings of lingering lacing. Smells of some tea tannins, malt, caramel, vanilla, bread, pepper, a little yeast but quite faint. Not much mustiness or funkiness. Taste follows the nose, great balance, goes down easy and pairs well with savory food. Smooth, mild mouthfeel, good carbonation. Slightly sticky on the palate. Very nicely done!
Apr 04, 2020
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

4.08/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a hazy orange straw color; looks very rustic. A large billowing white foam head displays excellent retention.

A yeast driven nose evokes big fruity notes of melon, peach, grapes and overripe tangerines and clementines. The yeast also yields a hint of tart and zesty lemon and lime, and notes of spice, particularly coriander and grass.

Dry rustic and funky flavors; I get a visceral reaction where I imagine myself back in time, a Belgian worker who has toiled in the fields and is enjoying a refreshing break amidst a pastoral scene. Zesty and tangy flavors evoking overripe citrus. A light tartness is redolent of lemon and lime. Woodsy, earthy, and grassy hops flavors yield an easy going bitterness. Yeast provides peppery spices and notes of coriander. Additional flavors of melon, pear, peach, white grape, dry cracker and bready malt that emit a muted sweetness.

Medium bodied with a smooth mouthfeel and relatively soft carbonation for the style. Vinous, fruity, peppery and tart, along with a dry finish on par for the style.

One of the more rustic examples of Saison , perhaps not to everyone’s taste, but certainly to mine. Interesting complexity of flavors. I enjoyed it.
Dec 27, 2019
Rated: 4.04 by TheHopsman from Nebraska

Mar 17, 2019
Rated: 2.83 by Chico1985 from Massachusetts

Mar 15, 2019
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Out of a 500 ml. bottle with no bottling or best by date. Sampled on February 26, 2019.

The pour is a handsome copper tone with moderate clarity and a long lasting cream colored foamy head. Lacing.

My first aroma sensation is raspberries or strawberries and then I pick up a yeasty and toasted sourdough character with a funky hayfield behind it all.

Light to medium and smooth body.

Sweet and funky taste with a slightly tart bite leading to a moderately dry finale.
Feb 26, 2019
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Rated by Smurphy3889 from New York

2.78/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75
Tastes smooth like gravy, not good, (shaking head), meh.
Feb 09, 2019
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Reviewed by jopezu from Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
pours a murky, golden amber with a large fluffy head. nose; light hay, light drupey peach, & chamomile. taste; cracker malt, roll yeast, hay, grassy hops, light tangerine, & light bretty funk. medium carbonation & mouthfeel. overall, pretty subdued (almost anemic) for a saison. decent.
Nov 20, 2018
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

3.82/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
The Saison is my favorite style (over 120, most were reviewed.)
Seemingly, it is the second-favored style for Prairie. (They have this knock-dead RIS line.)
So, how is it that this is my first of Prairie's brews ?
Have I been living under a rock ?

As a borderline curmudgeon compared to today's world of extreme experimentation, I am not a big fan of how dry-hopping
and has elbowed its way into saisons. So, I approached this Prairie Ace as a sceptic. That was wrong.

First impressions were good: it Looked inviting to drink and it Smelled better, lots of lemon and grass. Taste added some herbs and an earthy yeast that brought ingredients into a nice medley and balance. A bit perplexed, I discover Sorachi Ace is the secret ingredient; a big player in some of my favorite saisons.

Had with corn-on-the-cob (buttered and peppered), this somehow seemed an appropriate pairing when a lager would usually do. I will try a few more Prairie saisons before I return to its Ace.
Aug 27, 2018
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Reviewed by SHODriver from North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a slightly hazy golden orange topped by a finger of dense off white head which retains well and leaves decent lacing
S: Smells of light funk and fruity esters with some spicy yeast. Slight hay with a hint of lemon zest as well.
T: Taste is slight funk up front with some orchard fruits, hay and grass, spicy yeast notes along with a little lemongrass. Swallow is dry pale malts, orchard fruits, and lingering spicy yeast notes with just a slight hint of funk and lemon at the very back end.
M: This beer has a medium body that's slightly creamy. Carbonation is effervescent but not prickly while the beer has a slightly drying finish
O: Overall this is a really nice beer. It has good flavors and a nice amount of complexity. It drinks well and also represents the style well. It's worth a try if you can find it.
Jul 30, 2018
Rated: 4.23 by tazzman from Florida

Jul 11, 2018
Rated: 3.8 by Luscious_Malfoy from Illinois

May 26, 2018
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Reviewed by donspublic from Texas

4.31/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from bottle into tulip, good 2+ finger cream colored head, good retention and lacing. Clear golden in the glass. Sorachi Ace hops on the nose, big lemongrass, lemon and spice. Taste follows the nose, big burst of lemongrass on the palate, candi sugar, underlying floral notes and a peppery finish. Finish carries with it the lemongrass/peppery aftertaste, not in a bad way. Good mouthfeel for a saison, pretty good body.
Apr 06, 2018
Rated: 3.98 by Sparky44 from Illinois

Mar 29, 2018
Rated: 3.37 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

Mar 22, 2018
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Reviewed by CaptainHate from Ohio

4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This is a very interesting saison with the dry hops being tastefully incorporated instead of turning it into an IPA pretending to be a farmhouse ale. Nice citrusy tastes blended with vanilla and peppery. I'll be trying more of this pending availability.
Feb 15, 2018
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Reviewed by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours a murky, dark orange with a two-finger, white, fluffy head.
Slight funky fruit smell, not very big.
Taste has a good amount of funk up front with yeast and orange. Faint orange. Plenty of good hop.
I'm not big on Saisons but this is enjoyable.
Feb 04, 2018
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Reviewed by fitzy84 from Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Bought a bottle at Yankee Spirits in Sturbridge, MA. The beer has a very dark orange (almost brown) color and a medium head. The aromas are very delicious and a little all over the place, but i mostly smelled an aroma mix of vanilla and oranges. The taste does follow the nose; its admittingly hard for me to tell every aspect of this, but the beer has very complex flavor profiles. Generally bittersweet, but it has a sharp aftertaste that is reminiscent of that nose. Medium body. Overall, this surprised me; i really enjoyed the aromas and taste dimensions to this beer a lot.
Jan 20, 2018
Rated: 4.08 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania

Jan 08, 2018
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Reviewed by McStagger from California

3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Trifling ass Julian code. 20061D53. As far as I can tell that's the 200th day of 2016. So July 18th of last year for a hoppy Saison.

A: Pours a slightly burnt orange. Murky. Finger off white head. Massive dissipation. Good swirling agitates the head back up and it retains a bit better.

S: Hops are still there. Black pepper, cheese and pear with some juiciness.

T: Tart goodness. Slightly funky, with fruit notes peeking through and a distinct spice note. White pepper and maybe a bit of Chinese 5 spice? Finish is apple skin and lemon with more of the spice peeking through.

M: Lean for the abv. Alcohol gives this one some body, but it flied low at 7.5%. Crisp, bone dry finish.

O: Good stuff. I'm not a huge Saison guy, but this one really hit the spot with my chicken noodle soup.
Dec 27, 2017
Rated: 4 by JakerLou from New Hampshire

Dec 13, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by taigor from New York

Nov 26, 2017
Rated: 3.91 by BeerAndFilm from Oregon

Oct 04, 2017
Rated: 3.64 by nmann08 from Virginia

Sep 29, 2017
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Reviewed by Sludgeman from District of Columbia

3.21/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
Purchased at Arrow Wing for $9.99/pint. Poured into a stemmed tulip.

Maybe the most disappointing Prairie beer I have ever drank. An ugly beer that reminds me of some slightly off, maybe rotten, fruit. 3.0

A – Pours a cloudy ruddy orange with a two-finger off-white faintly red-tinged head. 3.25

S – Floral, roses, some brett, odd but somewhat appealing aroma. 3.5

T – Funky, dark fruit, almost like a dubbel mixed with a saison. Also some white wine/vinous qualities, fermented grapes. 3.0

MF – Medium bodied with a smooth dry finish. 3.75
Sep 26, 2017
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Reviewed by marcobrau from Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
On draft. Massively dry hopped. Wow. This one is bursting with Sorachi Ace aroma. It is otherwise appropriately dry with a touch of sweetness in the middle. Big time lemon and a touch of soapiness. I really like the saisons from Prairie.
Sep 15, 2017
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A very murky unfiltered amber color with lots of head and no lacing.

Lots of fruity aroma.

Taste follows the smell with lots of fruity flavor and a lot of carbonation.

A fruity lightness.

Well done farmhouse ale.
Aug 27, 2017
Rated: 3.86 by StormAles from Canada (ON)

Jul 30, 2017
Rated: 3.18 by DodgerLove from California

Apr 23, 2017
Rated: 3.59 by Honeybourne from Scotland

Apr 04, 2017
Rated: 4 by csfcmitchell from Texas

Mar 27, 2017
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Rated by TheWolf from Delaware

3.42/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5
Too carbonated. Too funky. For me
Mar 27, 2017
Rated: 3.83 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Mar 18, 2017
Rated: 4.13 by beaulabauve from Louisiana

Mar 17, 2017
Rated: 3.62 by hazedandconfused13 from Mississippi

Mar 15, 2017
Rated: 4.05 by InfernoBoss from California

Mar 05, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by willjschmidt from California

Mar 05, 2017
Rated: 4 by OregonGrown7 from Oregon

Mar 04, 2017
Rated: 3.83 by moodyxc9 from Ohio

Mar 03, 2017
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