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.

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#8,979
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
137
pDev:
7.46%
 
 
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Reviews: 36 | Ratings: 137
Reviews by beaulabauve:
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4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

this is whats trendy right now, these slightly tart saisons with huge new school dry hoppings, but this is so good, way better than the average beer in this style right now, and one of the better beers from these guys that i have had in awhile now. its bright yellow in the glass, heady from the can (amazing label art!), an fizzy like a soda. the aroma is sweet tart candies, almost confectioners sugar and citrus together, these hops are awesome, very much tropical and fruity, sweet and tangy at the same time too, and without any perceived bitterness. citra/mosaic/amarillo type complexion, although who knows whats in here. the base beer is solid even without the hops, light and wheaty, fresh tasting, with some body, some funk, and yet a clean and refreshing finish. notes of fresh lemonade, pixie stick, and white wine, its complex but agreeable, and easy drinking. the carbonation is spritzing and refreshing, the fruit hops just keep on going, and it still tastes like beer, with a dry but flavorful cereal base. dry and tangy in the finish, tons of hops, juicy and mouthwatering sensations, faint wild pucker and funk, just really evolved and good. i am a sucker for these types of beers right now, and this is better than most. the surprise of the evening for me last night in a lineup of excellent beers! hope they keep this one coming, i could drink a million of these before summer is done...

edit: love this one, enjoy it more with each can. this is brilliant liquid!

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Photo of metter98
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
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 IdrinkGas
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutHunter
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a can of Prairie Artisan Ales Twist last week for $2.79 at The Lager Mill. It's been a little while since I've had a hoppy farmhouse ale and I'm interested to see how this one turns out, so lets see how it goes. 2017 Vintage. Poured from a 12oz can into a teku.

A- The can looks good, it has a nice look it and it's eye catching. It poured a hazy golden orange color that took on more of a lighter golden color when held to the light and it had almost three fingers worth of fluffy and fizzy white head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it left some spotty lacing behind. This is a good looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the a big fruity aroma being the first to show up and it's a mix of citrus rind, stone fruits, citrus and tropical fruit like aroma that lead right into some fruity hops along with a little bit of green hops showing up in the background. Up next comes the funk yeast which is on the light side and it imparts a light barnyard like aroma and it goes into the malts which are pretty light and impart a light pale malt and sweet malt like aroma. This beer has a good aroma, I wish it was more balanced, but the fruity aromas are really showcased well.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma, but lighter and just a little more balanced and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the fruits still being the first to show up, they aren't as intense as they were in the aroma, but they still impart just about all the same fruity aspects that they did in the aroma. Up next comes the hops which impart a little more of a generic hoppy flavor than it did in the aroma with just a little bit of green hops coming through. Up next comes a light tart flavor and that leads into the malts which show up just a little more than they did in the aroma and they impart all the same aspects. On the finish there's a light amount of bitterness with a little more tartness that lingers just a little and it has a fruity and hoppy aftertaste. This is a pretty nice beer, it's true to style, but I wish the taste was a little more like the aroma.

M- Smooth, not overly bitter, not overly tart, a little refreshing, not too crisp, on the lighter side of being medium bodied with a lighter amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is nice, but I wish it had some more carbonation.

Overall I thought this was a pretty nice beer and I thought it was a solid example of the style, it had pretty much all the aspects that I look for in a hoppy farmhouse Ale and I liked the fruity aroma. This beer had nice drinkability I could drink a couple, but that would be my limit. What I like the most about this beer is the appearance and aroma, they were the highlights to me with the aroma sticking out as being well done. What I like the least about this beer is the carbonation and that the taste isn't a little more like the aroma, those aspects could use a little bit of work. I would buy this beer again and I would recommend it to anyone look for a lighter and easy drinking example of the style. All in all liked this beer and It didn't really have an off flavors or anything that really held it back other than the carbonation. It's not a favorite beer from this brewery and it's a pretty nice example of the style. Nice job guys, this is a tasty hoppy farmhouse ale. Keep it up.

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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 a77cj7
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

A: Poured into a tulip to a slightly hazy bright yellow with a dense two finger white head that fades slowly to a collar around the edge of the glass with decent lacing.
S: Smells of tropical fruits with the slightest hint of citrus
T: Taste is juicy tropical fruits with a nice bit of citrus. There's a hint of tartness as well as a slight peppery note but it's mostly that juicy tropical fruit and citrus with a hint of tartness. Swallow is more tropical fruit with just a little bit of cracker like malt with some lingering citrus.
M: This beer is fairly light in body with good carbonation that is just slightly prickly. The beer has a slightly drying finish which may clash a little with the oily hops going on as well.
O: Overall this is a pretty nice beer. It's a little one note and it may not fit the style of a saison the best but farmhouse ale is a bit of a catch all. The juicy fruit notes and the hint of tartness are really nice and keep you wanting more. Definitely a great beer for the summer.

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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 westcoastbeerlvr
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vfgccp
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bubseymour
4.78/5  rDev +18.9%
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 Act25
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I picked up a can of Prairie Artisan Ales Twist last week for $2.79 at The Lager Mill. It's been a little while since I've had a hoppy farmhouse ale and I'm interested to see how this one turns out, so lets see how it goes. 2017 Vintage. Poured from a 12oz can into a teku.

A- The can looks good, it has a nice look it and it's eye catching. It poured a hazy golden orange color that took on more of a lighter golden color when held to the light and it had almost three fingers worth of fluffy and fizzy white head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it left some spotty lacing behind. This is a good looking beer, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the a big fruity aroma being the first to show up and it's a mix of citrus rind, stone fruits, citrus and tropical fruit like aroma that lead right into some fruity hops along with a little bit of green hops showing up in the background. Up next comes the funk yeast which is on the light side and it imparts a light barnyard like aroma and it goes into the malts which are pretty light and impart a light pale malt and sweet malt like aroma. This beer has a good aroma, I wish it was more balanced, but the fruity aromas are really showcased well.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma, but lighter and just a little more balanced and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the fruits still being the first to show up, they aren't as intense as they were in the aroma, but they still impart just about all the same fruity aspects that they did in the aroma. Up next comes the hops which impart a little more of a generic hoppy flavor than it did in the aroma with just a little bit of green hops coming through. Up next comes a light tart flavor and that leads into the malts which show up just a little more than they did in the aroma and they impart all the same aspects. On the finish there's a light amount of bitterness with a little more tartness that lingers just a little and it has a fruity and hoppy aftertaste. This is a pretty nice beer, it's true to style, but I wish the taste was a little more like the aroma.

M- Smooth, not overly bitter, not overly tart, a little refreshing, not too crisp, on the lighter side of being medium bodied with a lighter amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is nice, but I wish it had some more carbonation.

Overall I thought this was a pretty nice beer and I thought it was a solid example of the style, it had pretty much all the aspects that I look for in a hoppy farmhouse Ale and I liked the fruity aroma. This beer had nice drinkability I could drink a couple, but that would be my limit. What I like the most about this beer is the appearance and aroma, they were the highlights to me with the aroma sticking out as being well done. What I like the least about this beer is the carbonation and that the taste isn't a little more like the aroma, those aspects could use a little bit of work. I would buy this beer again and I would recommend it to anyone look for a lighter and easy drinking example of the style. All in all liked this beer and It didn't really have an off flavors or anything that really held it back other than the carbonation. It's not a favorite beer from this brewery and it's a pretty nice example of the style. Nice job guys, this is a tasty hoppy farmhouse ale. Keep it up.

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StoutHunter, Friday at 10:31 PM Report Like
Photo of edward_boumil
3.74/5 rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

a) Yellow, opaque, pour with floaters and a white head that doesnt lace much. Imagining it's a bit half grapefruit juice
s) Offers intense citrus, lemon, grapefruit juice. funk, and hay.
t) Upfront it's tart, major lemony, grapefruit rind, grass, and yeasty/ funky. Finishes puckering dry yet herbal. Sour.
f) Bright, tart, light, refreshing and drinkable. prickly, clean, sour and crisp. (My girlfriend loved it)
o) Un shy farmhouse sour.

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Photo of mattreitz49
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rolltide8425
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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 jcb7472
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BlakeAM
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sd123
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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