Twist
Prairie Artisan Ales

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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #365
ABV:
5.8%
Score:
90
Ranked #6,725
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 7.44%
Reviews:
37
Ratings:
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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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Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.68/5  rDev +16.1%
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 -1%
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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Photo of andrewh995
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy bright yellow with a large white head. Smells of orange, coriander, other mild spices, yeast, and white wine. Tastes of dry white wine, coriander, orange, other fruits (tropical and citrus), light yeast, non-bitter hops, and a very pleasant sourness. Medium-light in body and medium-high in carbonation. Overall this is an absolutely incredible dry-hopped farmhouse. Easily one of the best out there.

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Photo of Act25
3.83/5  rDev -5%
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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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 StoutHunter
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
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 edward_boumil
3.74/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Yellow, opaque, poured a nice head that settles out
S: Strong citrus, lemon, funk, hay
T: Upfront front is quite tart, lemony and slightly funky. Finishes more on the earthy side, dry and herbal. Only qualm is could be a tad sweeter to balance out tartness and bitterness
F: Pretty light, refreshing and drinkable. High carbonation and crisp
O: Pretty solid farmhouse/sour. Enjoyable and refreshing

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Photo of pants678
4.6/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Yellow white foam.

Yeasty, spicy, citric.

Not puckering sour due to the dry finish. Like lemon drop candy. Hints of spice and herb and candy like citrus. Nitpick: maybe punch up the hops.

Particularly light body.

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Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev -0.7%
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 JackRWatkins
3.34/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A: pours straw gold with a frothy, two-finger head, prominent lacing
S: immediately reminiscent of cucumber, definite brine factor, rock salt/pop rocks and some lemon, smells a lot lot omnipollo bianca. Not a bad smell but not what I want out of a farmouse ale.
T: though I wouldn't say it was sour, I would say it is very tart, and quite salty, tastes more like a freak gose than a farmhouse ale, like maybe it was lacto or kettle soured, there is no real pepper or spice to speak of and the ester presence tends to be rather minimal though at times some classic fruit notes do pop up
M: dry as hell
O: Prairie saisons seem to be real hit or miss for me and this one is a miss. A lot of anything goes to your expectation of it, and I would not know this was a farmhouse ale if it did not specify on the can. ehh.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
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 BEERchitect
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Prairie Artisan Ales are all about the twist. Rudimentary farmhouse saisons are at their soul, but their attitude is taking full advantage of new hops, controlled fermentation, and the sour trends of the current craft beer climate. And their new mixed fermentation ale employs the ever sexy Citra hops for funky fresh taste that's both new and old.

Pale straw and with a plump haze, the beer's spirited froth expands with a white wine pungency, a dried citrus scent, a mustiness of the sea, and a spicy tingle on the nose. Light sweetness graces the tongue with hints of sourdough, hard candy and a tepid honey taste.

And as the ale opens up on the middle palate, its full host of yeast character delivers a juiciness of melon, pear, apple, orange and lemon. Hops build with an herbal grassy finish but a branch ripe tangerine taste throughout. What was musty and earthy to the nose is slightly sour to taste. Gooseberry, passionfruit and dried pineapple tingle the tastebuds with acidity before trending dusty with cork, white wine and of weathered citrus.

Medium light on the palate, the beer's acidity, spiciness and woodsy must carries a burlap and balsa afterglow past peppercorn, vanilla and vinous a vinous pang. An aftertaste of aged cork and sourdough work past a bitter finish of fresh grassiness and herb for a highly refreshing, characterful and drinkable finish.

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Photo of russpowell
3.71/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazed gold with a pinky of pearl colored head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Citrus & breadyness

T: A little tart & sour orange with a little dryness up front. A little lemon tartness as this warms, along with some dryness & tangerine & a little grassyness. Finishes tart with a citrus edge & just of mango

MF: Medium body, slight carbonation

Drinks easy, a nice thirst quencher

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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 138 ratings