Twist | Prairie Artisan Ales

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by sd123 on 07-27-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#6,063
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
106
pDev:
7.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
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17
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4.39/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DBosco
3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbrauneis
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 322wingedfoot
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MemphisSooner
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of socon67
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JamesStreet
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RochefortChris
3.62/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.49/5  rDev +11.7%
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 BAsbill
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeromedepot
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.72/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ruzzal
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kojevergas
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
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 bacher468
2.5/5  rDev -37.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IdrinkGas
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Claytonham34
4.39/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 420miler
4.32/5  rDev +7.5%
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 baklo
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of epyon396
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Twist from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 106 ratings