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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #409
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
89
Ranked #8,277
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 7.44%
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
144
From:
Prairie Artisan Ales
 
Oklahoma, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
89
Very Good
TwistTwist
Notes: Twist, a 5.8 percent ABV farmhouse ale dry-hopped with Citra hops and with a “twist” of citrus added.
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jimmah120 from Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can. "TWI$T" written on the bottom with a code

I got this heavily marked-down, it was only $1 for the can. These are usually $4-5 for a single and some of the 4-packs of the brewery go for $20. I think it must have lost something along the journey to a dollar because I'm not getting what the other reviewers seem to be getting. One note, very sour, lemon juice clearly added, the faint remnants of citra hop are nice, I guess...

I can only imagine how good this is when fresh

Nov 04, 2020
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woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

And now, for something CANpletely usual, we take you back to The CANQuest (tm), joined in progress! I have really been whaling away (in the hit, thrash or beat soundly meaning of the word, NOT the highly-coveted beer sense) at the Bottle Backlog here at Chez Woody. This CAN will provide a segue into a short horizontal which will lead once more back into the breach, seeing a return to the pesky Bottles! This one & the next were both purchased at The Beer & Beverage Shoppe on Roseville Road.

From the CAN: "Dry-Hopped Farmhouse Ale".

If there is any one thing that makes this self-isolation/quarantine bearable, it is the ocCANsional Crack!ing open the vent of a CAN. The silence here CAN be deafening at times, especially when the bulk of my beer drinking has been from Bottles. This one seemed nice & loud so I celebrated with a fairly heavy-handed C-Line Glug into the awaiting glass. It foamed up very quickly to form two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, French Vanilla-colored head with excellent retention, forcing me to back down & off & then to wait for it to subside. Color was a deeply-hazy/lightly-cloudy Yellow-Gold (SRM = 4 - 5). I took the time, while waiting for the head to fall, to lean in for a sniff. Nose was quite barnyard funky with a lemony-grapefruit … twist! Aha. And I do mean fuhn-key! Phew.

Which makes me wonder - with the sudden closure of the schools, what happens to the CANtents of the lockers? Some of them already had odors emanating from them on H, 12 March 2020 when we left that afternoon!

Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but definitely big for a Saison. The taste was more citrusy-tart than funky & from my POV, that was a good thing. The nose was just shockingly pungent, perhaps because I am out of practice with the style. I really liked its refreshingly dry tart tanginess, making it eminently drinkable. If the idea behind the style is to be a warm-weather, Summertime treat, this one was certainly filling the bill. Finish remained dry & highly refreshing. YMMV.

Apr 17, 2020
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jkblr from Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can stamped TWI$T B#05781 poured into a snifter at fridge temp 5.8% ABV. The beer pours NE hazy orange yellow in color with nearly white head. The aroma is juice oranges or citrus peel. The taste is fairly tart with some saison funk and more of the citrus (grapefruit peel, lemon) before a barely bitter finish. The mouthfeel is thin bodied with above average carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, good.

Jan 06, 2020
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hman43 from North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: It pours yellow and it is a bit cloudy. It has a beautiful, big white head with tightly packed beads. Head retention is excellent.

Smell: It has quite a strong aroma. It has strong lemon and citrus elements. There is some spice to it in support.

Taste: It has strong lemon and citrus with a moderate amount of grapefruit. There are moderate levels of lime and spice supporting the overall presentation. There are low levels of grainy sweetness in the background.

Feel: It has a moderate body.

Overall, the aroma is stellar and the flavors are very good. It is a very lively beer.

Sep 21, 2019
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CHickman from New York

4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours cloudy yellow gold color with a 2 finger thick foamy white head that was packed with huge bubbles, dissipating on the quick side and leaving minimal spotty lacing. Smells like a bowl full of citrus fruit with lemon, orange peel, tangerine, pineapple, lime, green apple, tropical fruit and light biscuit in the nose. The dry hopping overtook any of the funky aspects and resembles an IPA more than a Belgian style beer. It may not be traditional, but it smells really good. Flavor follows suit and is very juicy and tropical, with tons of citrus hop flavors like lemon, orange peel, tangerine, pineapple, clementine, lime, green apple, tropical fruit, fresh cut grass, mild peppery spices and biscuit in the background. The taste is a bit more earthy and saison-like with hints of Belgian yeast or accents. Overall this was very easy to drink, refreshing and quite enjoyable.

May 25, 2019
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macrosmatic from Florida

4.15/5  rDev +3%
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.

Mar 21, 2019
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bubseymour from Maryland

4.78/5  rDev +18.6%
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.

Feb 25, 2019
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joaopmgoncalves from Portugal

4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

Jan 15, 2019
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jopezu from Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

Nov 20, 2018
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.99/5  rDev -1%
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.

Nov 17, 2018
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Ahypercube from California

4.15/5  rDev +3%
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.

Nov 01, 2018
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jzlyo from Iowa

4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

Sep 23, 2018
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JacobusFavier23 from Texas

3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
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.

Sep 08, 2018
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drtth from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Sep 02, 2018
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The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

4.49/5  rDev +11.4%
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.

Jul 19, 2018
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Jugs_McGhee from Texas

3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
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

Jun 23, 2018
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420miler from Florida

4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
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.

Jun 15, 2018
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q33jeff from New Jersey

3.91/5  rDev -3%
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.

**

Jun 07, 2018
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puck1225 from Texas

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
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.

May 18, 2018
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monkist from Hungary

4.61/5  rDev +14.4%
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!

Apr 26, 2018
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Tone from Missouri

4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
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.

Apr 15, 2018
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Bruno74200 from France

4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
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.

Mar 07, 2018
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metter98 from New York

3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
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

Jan 28, 2018
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arizcards from North Carolina

3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

Dec 27, 2017
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JamFuel from Sweden

3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
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!

Oct 31, 2017
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Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 144 ratings