Twist | Prairie Artisan Ales

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Twist, a 5.8 percent ABV farmhouse ale dry-hopped with Citra hops and with a “twist” of citrus added.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,119
Reviews:
35
Ratings:
135
pDev:
7.48%
 
 
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2
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Reviews: 35 | Ratings: 135
Photo of macrosmatic
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 12 oz. can into a Cycle goblet.

A: Hazy light straw to gold with a two-finger fluffy white head with good retention. Quite a bit of visible carbonation.

S: Lactic tart, but not too much, and citrus zest. Lesser notes of tropical fruits on top of the cracker malt body. Mildly musty and funky - I think just a bit of Brettanomyces here. Light lemony citric acid as well. Nicely composed, though not a huge nose.

T: Lactic tart and citric acid up front, with lemony and tangerine zest. Light cracker malts again. Tropical fruit, light pineapple acid, and just a hint of mustiness here. Moderate citrus hop bitterness with more citric acid dry tartness in the hang.

M: A light body, with good carbonation and minimal alcohol presence.

O: Really quite good, and an amazing option to have around in cans. A nice level of tartness but not overly sour; drinkable, clean, and yet retains a degree of complexity. This likely won’t be the best beer you have this year (or maybe even tonight), but this would be a solid golf course beer for sure. Nicely done.

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Photo of bubseymour
4.78/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Aroma is a perfect delight of fruity hops and grass and touch of barnyard. Taste again is a perfectly crafted saison, with all of those aroma elements bouncing off each other in perfect symetry, a touch of tartness and nothing extreme but everything subtle and working together in unison in this saison. Feel is full and a super clean finish with nothing cloying or bitter etc. I put this saison up there high with the best of the best. World class craftmenship.

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured to a BrewDog snifter.

A: Body is yellow and very crystalline. No visible carbonation with the exception of the white head that on the pour shows a great thickness but after a while vanishes completely.
S: The aroma is very interesting as it shows a clear signs of being a farmhouse ale, like the sourness, the horse blanket, and then it gets a very soft transition to the hop aroma, having a very round and complex aroma. This is indeed something remarkable.
T: Taste starts off with hints of citrus like tangerine and orange zest incoming from the farmhouse ale that is led to the sour reign of a more fruity and acidic tone. In the end, a mild bitterness shows some power.
M: Body is low. Carbonation is good. Alcohol is unnoticed. Acidity is mild, bitterness is also mild.
O: Despite the aroma being the best thing here, this is a very enjoyable beer for hot summer days.

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Photo of jopezu
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

pours a clear, golden straw with a medium head. nose; peach, bubble gum, sour apple, & grassy hops. taste; pilsner/belgian malt & yeast, tart green apple, lemon, light band-aid brett funk, & more grassy hops. medium carbonation & mouthfeel. labeled a saison, but not my speed.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz can into glass. '06081' stamped on can bottom. ABV% on label is 5.8%.
Cloudy, straw colored body. Slight fizzy head upon pouring goes back to a few scattered island spots and a thin ring. Leaves just a few spots of lacing.
As described, this is a dry hopped farmhouse ale. Lot of dry hopped aroma. More of a generic funky sweat sock.
Taste is more descriptive, with dry yeast, vague/faint dried stone fruit. Dry hopped throughout, not juicy at all.
Mouth feel is medium, with prevalent dryness and no sparkle. Low carbonation.
Base farm house ale with heavy dry hops. Extremely dry but hoppy. Odd but satisfying.

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Photo of Ahypercube
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Was highly impressed with Bomb! so I decided to pick up this farmhouse ale. I figured I'd had a couple that were pretty decent.

L: Love the art. With a gentle pour, it comes out with almost no haze at all, but upon pouring the last of the can, the haze spools around until the whole body becomes completely opaque. A big, soapy white head dissipates quickly into sparse strings of lacing, like a grove of Joshua Trees.

S: Sweet lychee covers over tart quince, lemon, yellow grapefruit and a hint of lime, finishing with fresh white grape spiced with a mild floral honeysuckle, a peppery basil aroma, and some white wine vinegar funk. A touch of french bread escapes the tart and hoppy cloud.

T: Lemon and grapefruit dominate on the palate, with a good amount of lychee and white grape coming through underneath. Mid-sip, white wine vinegar hits, bringing astringent dryness along with the honeysuckle and basil. It hardly tastes like beer, more like sour champagne. And yet, I love it. But I'm a sour ale guy. I'd pair with sushi or a turkey sandwich with deli mustard.

F: Crisp, clean and dry, but surprisingly rich and smooth. Excellent.

O: This is easily the best-tasting farmhouse ale I have had, and she keeps in the fridge beautifully. Tastes almost exactly how it did when I bought the six a couple months ago. I'll have to give Standard a try if I see it.

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Photo of jzlyo
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Aroma is citrus/pine, fresh yeast and a hint of sweetness. The flavor is citrus, malts, tropical fruit, slight spices/Belgian yeast and a sweet/mildly hoppy finish.

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Photo of JacobusFavier23
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L- Straw colored, small lacy head. Crisp and light look. Looks alright.
S- Floral, sour brett aroma, lemon, sweet candy, sugar all compiled together to create an extremely nice aroma.
T-Sour and crisp lemon and lime with even more citrus, brett is very present. Extremely tasty.
F- Crisp and dry. Just the way I like it.
O-This was a very nice saison made by an extremely honorable/respected brewery. Every sip was savored. A very well made saison that I will drink again.

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Photo of drtth
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The fairly clear golden yellow beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1 1/2” ivory head that visibly but slowly recedes to leave a thin irregular island of foam on the surface and a small ring around the glass with a few spots of lacing on the sides of the glass. Sipping creates a couple of arches of lacing and some widely scattered patches, most of which slide back down to the ring around the glass.

The aromas include some citrus—lemon and lime—along with a bit of white wine, some light tropical fruits and some white peppery spiciness.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose there is the citrus, some white wine and, in the background, some tropical fruits. In addition there’s some light sweetness, some bready character from the malt, just a bit of tartness, some white pepper spiciness and a very light herbal bitterness from the hops.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied and a bit prickly from the moderate carbonation. The dry finish begins as the sweetness and bready malt begin to fade allowing the citrus, the yeast flavors, the light tartness and the touch of white pepper to show along with the light herbal bitterness that in the dry ending after everything else has disappeared.

Overall a very refreshing, drinkable beer that I’ve enjoyed trying and would be happy to have again. The aroma/flavor profile seems to me to be a bit unique for a saison and well worth exploring again. But, all things considered, I probably will not be adding this to my regular rotation.

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Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.49/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a refreshing, thirst-quenching yet very complex, flavorful and multi-layered farmhouse ale. Hoppy, tart and just a little bit funky. A very enjoyable beer.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

CAN:

"Dry-Hopped Farmhouse Ale." 5.8% ABV.

APPEARANCE: Cloudy pale copper body. No yeast/lees are visible within.

Off-white frothy head. ~5-6cm head height. ~8 minute retention.

AROMA: Floral hop notes. Dried lime. Grains of paradise. Citrus zest. Wheat. Pale malt/2-row barley. Cracked grain/cracker-like dry malt. Biscuity Belgian saccharomyces. Faint peppercorn.

Lacks overt funkiness or brettanomyces as well as barnyard notes (acetic acid, green apple, hay/straw, etc.). Spiciness could be improved.

Suggests a hop-forward table farmhouse ale with obvious Belgian influence that eschews funkier more barnyardy expressions of the style.

TASTE: Matches the aroma, emphasizing dried lime, subdued lychee, and subtle spiciness (mainly peppercorn) while keeping an even keel between pleasant hop flavours and a traditional wheat & 2-row malt backbone. Rather balanced as a result, but traditionalists may wish Prairie hadn't traded funkiness and intricate spice for hop notes.

Well built in any case, and very approachable. Never betrays its ABV - which is higher than you'd think given the beer's easy drinking table saison vibe.

TEXTURE: Cool, refreshing, medium-bodied, well-carbonated, slightly dry, slightly coarse, prickly.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, rough, or scratchy.

OVERALL: Where other American breweries overhop their farmhouse ales, Prairie strikes a balance. This is a successful attempt to keep the fundaments of the style and its Belgian roots at the heart of a beer while introducing hops into the mix to cater to contemporary American palates. The dried lime makes me suspect Australian or Kiwi hops were used, lending new world flare to an otherwise old school table beer build.

Innovative and effective like so many of Prairie's farmhouse ales. Up there close to the best American attempts at the style - though I'd still sooner have Fantome or Saison Dupont when in the mood. Ommegang's saison style beers are also a fair bit more affordable.

High B- (3.50) / WORTHY

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Photo of 420miler
4.32/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Smells and tastes like lychees, the fruit, ghostly sweet. This is the second release of the beer and there are some differences. It seems like the lychee character is more intense and dominant, the brett taste remains, but it is less carbonated. The bottle says 5.8% alcohol, not sure if that has changed.

Overall one of the best beers money can buy.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

**
06/06/18

Can to Tulip glass.

LOOK: Medium hazy yellow, medium white head. OK retention,
AROMA: grapefruit, lemon, wheat, esters.
TASTE: hoppy-fruity for a saison. orange juice, grapefruit, lemon.
FEEL: light and refreshing.

Good Mix between saison and IPA/APA. I feel like it has the better qualities of each style. Happy with this.

**

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Photo of puck1225
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a can into a tulip glass.

Slightly cloudy yellow with a decent head and good lacing. Refreshing lemon smell with a bit of funk. Flavors include lemon, grapefruit, some lime and a bit of earthy funk. Nice beer for spring and summer.

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Photo of monkist
4.61/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Woo-hoo! What is this???
This is a punch-in-yer-face citrus straight away when opening the can, amazing aroma! Zesty, citrusy, hoppy, sour? Looks a bit pale straw with a dim haze but the smell is tempting. And it just tastes exactly the same. Outstanding. Grapefruits? Sour, fruity bitterness. How is this achieved? Feels really "raw" somewhere but perhaps this is something subconscious, for being labeled a "farmhouse" ale - you expect piles of straw and dung all around. Crazy stuff.
It is like a gose actually, overhopped to a charasterically fruity extent. This is a fabulous farmhouse ale. Hats off, hands down a world classic. Hooray for Oklahoma!

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Photo of Tone
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear gold color. 1/4 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and decent lacing. Smells of strong citrus hops, slight sweet malt, wheat, floral hops, slight yeast, and a hint of ester. Fits the style of a Saison/Farmhouse Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is an elevated dryness and slight bitterness. Tastes of strong citrus hops, slight sweet malt, wheat, floral hops, sage, slight yeast, and a hint of ester. Overall, weak appearance, but good aroma, body, and blend.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appetizing clear gold colour with a nice white head.
Smell of candied tangerine, white grapefruit and wheat.
The taste follows with a bit less exciting citrus notes. Tart, it's lactic and bretty.
Moderate to high carbonation which make it very well drinkable.
A nice and modern interpretation of the style.

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Photo of metter98
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is slightly hazy light golden yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving only a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate citrusy aromas of lemons and limes are present in the nose. A bit of funk also becomes noticeable as the beer warms up.
T: The taste follows the smell, but seems to have flavors that are more resemblant of lemongrass than citrus.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. Faint amounts of dryness are perceptible.
O: This saison is quite refreshing and has interesting aromas and flavors of lemony hops from the dry hopping.

Serving type: can

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Photo of arizcards
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a single from the Craft Beer Hop Stop cooler on 10-9-17 for $2.75. Stamped 16371 on the bottom of the can so guessing it was canned on 6-13-17.

Beer poured golden with a very nice white head that had some very good hang time.

Nose was lemony with a touch of funk.

Initial sip was like breaking open a package of Sweet Tarts, that candy i ate many years ago. Lemony, going halfway to sourville but not taking me over the edge. Slight funk. Hopping is there to keep things balanced.

Moughfeel was light to medium bodied and refreshing.

Overall this is a well made brew. Not my favorite style but you can clearly see the brewer's talents at work here.

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Photo of JamFuel
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an unclear dark yellow. Fine soapy head.

Smell is tart with plenty of peach and orange notes.

Taste is tart, but with a nice, orange rindy bitterness. Lots of clementines and peach. Very fruity!

Mouthfeel is medium, well carbonated.

Overall, tarter that I thought. I really enjoyed this!

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gold in color with a fine but prevalent sedimentary haziness. There's a half inch of frothy off white head. The aroma is of tropical hops along the lines of key lime and citrus along with Club cracker dry light malt. The taste is very much in line with the aroma. Plenty of tropical hops and delicate to light malt. The mouth is moderately carbonated, crisp, and dry.

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Photo of Billolick
4.37/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz can

Pours light and hazy, minimal head

Things get more interesting quite shortly...Bright nose of lime, lemongrass, some sour, light
funk getting going.

Tasty, tasty funked up saison, I'm getting more lime, some about moderate sour n funky notes....Peppery and puckering tasty goodness....simply delicious stuff...mellow/complex/super tasty/world class/nicely crafted/go get some

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Photo of VABA
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice golden color with minimal head and lacing. The aroma had decent amount of lemongrass and sour, the taste followed the nose. A nice Saison that I will try again.

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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.68/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

L: Comes in a deep gold color, very hazy and almost opaque, but still slightly translucent. It's fairly high carbonation, and a moderate pour produces a large foamy white head. Retention is very good, at least a finger of finger remains indefinitely, and lots of foamy lacing sticks to the sides of the glass.

S: The aroma is quite tart and acidic, but also very fruity. It smells like sour tropical fruits; big notes of pineapple, peach, passionfruit, honeydew melon, guava, as well as green apple, pear, lemon, and white grape.

T: On the palate, you're smacked with a fairly pronounced tartness with some funk, (this is apparently Brettanomyces) but also lots of juicy tropical fruit like pineapple, apricot, passionfruit, guava, lemon, white grape, pear, green apple, and honeydew melon. The malt backbone is a light and crisp biscuit with no perceptible sweetness. On the finish, it turns dry with a slight citric acid lemon/lime funk, straw, and a touch of clove. Finishes fairly dry.

F: The body is medium-light, but feels fairly full due to the boisterous carbonation. Finishes lightly dry, drinks very nicely and above its abv.

O: Overall, this is a fantastic beer. It's a fruity, floral, juicy, sour, and funky farmhouse ale. Complex, flavorful, and delicious.

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Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy, golden yellow color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of citrus, lemon and yeastiness. Sweet citrus and lemon flavor with toasted caramel and a spicy bite.

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Twist from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 135 ratings