Prairie Ale
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From:
Prairie Artisan Ales
 
Oklahoma, United States
Style:
Saison
Ranked #324
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
91
Ranked #7,560
Avg:
4.07 | pDev: 9.58%
Reviews:
174
Ratings:
836
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 26, 2022
Added:
Nov 26, 2012
Wants:
  80
Gots:
  186
SCORE
91
Outstanding
Prairie AlePrairie Ale
Notes: Prairie Ale is our classic saison. We brew this beer with pilsner malt, wheat malt, flaked wheat, and cane sugar. A healthy dose of saaz hops are used to add a spicy element to the beer. Prairie Ale is fermented with a mix of ale yeast, wine yeast, and brettanomyces. Notes of black pepper and pineapple can be found in this beer.
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On tap at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. Hazy pale yellow colour, large white head. Distinct aroma of brettanomyces / farmhouse, wine yeast, lemons and green and black peppercorns. The flavour is medium dry, a slight acidity but not really sour, distinctly yeasty, with loads of green and black peppercorns. Not very bitter. Unusual and interesting, but maybe too yeasty?
May 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.15 by SpaethJam from New York

Mar 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 10, 2020
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Reviewed by cratez from Canada (ON)

4.59/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Rating from notes. Consumed April 2014. "Lovely Belgian-style saison with a hint of funk that adds some nice complexity. A first rate farmhouse ale that I would happily buy again. Well done."
Jan 26, 2020
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Reviewed by clayrock81 from Florida

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a constantly carbonating clear gold body with a one-finger head that died quickly. I got minimal funk and yeast and instead the spices and minimal candi-sugar esque maltiness somehow came across as apple cider. A smooth, clean, light-bodied saison with a prickly carbonation, some acidic sharpness, touches of pepper and spice, all balanced with a light malty and fruity sweetness so the beer is not too sharp or funky.
Nov 04, 2019
 
Rated: 3.98 by DBosco from Massachusetts

Jul 20, 2019
 
Rated: 4.13 by oksooners2000 from Oklahoma

May 28, 2019
 
Rated: 3.74 by Chico1985 from Massachusetts

Mar 08, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by jwg782 from Texas

Aug 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by Dovers from Wisconsin

Aug 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4.2 by BeardedWalrus from North Carolina

Jul 14, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Feb 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4.21 by JakerLou from New Hampshire

Oct 15, 2017
 
Rated: 3.82 by neurobate from California

Jul 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.14 by chrismattlin from Ohio

Jul 17, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a healthy looking golden yellow to orange with a fair brown color in the center of the beer. The head was about a finger’s worth of soft white foaminess that dissipated gently to leave a gentle strings of lacing. The smell started off with a black pepper and light spicy connotation of the hop content. There’s a nice sweet grassy quality with a light lemongrass coming in. The taste was smooth and sweet with a decent light spiciness to enliven my taste buds. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat sharp but still a decent smoothness rolling around on my tongue. Overall, this was a very good offering from a pretty stellar company.
Jun 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.39 by fathercharles from Maine

May 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.17 by Hop_God from California

Apr 29, 2017
 
Rated: 4.07 by SpAiReArGsEonNE from New Jersey

Apr 17, 2017
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Rated by Dutchcraftbeergeek from Netherlands

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
My first ever beer from Prairie Artisan Ales, good saison, the warmth from the alcohol is just great!
Mar 19, 2017
 
Rated: 4.49 by DioS from Georgia

Mar 10, 2017
 
Rated: 5 by iCabaLLero from Georgia

Feb 15, 2017
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

3.6/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Almost clear golden color with off-white head. Aroma has sweet malt, yeast notes, some meadow flowers and apricot notes. Taste starts slightly malty and sweet with floral notes, slightly astringent on the finish. Lingers with floral yeast notes. Medium body and carbonation. Overall it's decent but slightly too sweet and yeasty for my taste.
Feb 06, 2017
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Reviewed by DaverCS from Arizona

4.84/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Prairie artisan ales Prairie ale. Poured into a Teku glass with an ample 2 plus fingers of fluffy head. Supreme carbonation streaming up from the glass.

Aroma is a bouquet of Belgian yeast character. A bit dry on the nose and a bit funky, almost like that of Brett. Some white wine character with a surprising amount of oak.

Taste is pure Belgian bliss. I would compare this to any of the best Belgian ales available. I prefer this, as it remains relatively dry throughout the sip. Moderate amount of Belgian spice, some fresh cut hay, a little bit of funk. A light citrusy kick in the middle with a mild dry bittering finish.

Overall, this is a superb beer. It is paired with Brie, truffled Gouda, chorizo, salami, and Serrano ham. It gets a 97/100.
Jan 11, 2017
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Reviewed by arizcards from North Carolina

4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Picked up a 500 ml bottle from Craft Beer Hop Stop on Veteran's Day for $9.99. Bottled on 11-23-15.

Beer poured orange with a nice white head that has some nice hang time.

Nose is barnyard all the way - legit!

Taste is awesome, lemongrass, peppery, and a touch of leather and band aids.

Feel is just as great, light in body and each sip dances so lightly across the palate.

Overall i have to say this is definitely in my top 3 of saisons world wide - beautiful job Prairie!
Jan 11, 2017
 
Rated: 4.43 by InfernoBoss from California

Jan 02, 2017
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Reviewed by HenryPorter7777 from Oklahoma

4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
16.9 oz bottle pour slightly hazy straw yellow that begins with significant foam and lacing, but dissipates over drinking.
Initial sour/tart taste is balanced out as well. Most prominent notes are citrus and spice and a classic Belgian style farmhouse/saison dankness. Slight, but balanced carbonation. Prairie Artisan Ales are always outstanding, and this one only further confirms that.
ABV 8.2%
Dec 30, 2016
 
Rated: 4.21 by dsshuck from Delaware

Dec 21, 2016
 
Rated: 3.68 by Rice_Nate_25 from Ohio

Dec 20, 2016
 
Rated: 4.32 by BGriff from Massachusetts

Dec 14, 2016
 
Rated: 4.03 by ArmyATCBrewer from Korea (South)

Dec 05, 2016
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: I could feel the cork wanting to explode so I got the bottle into the sink just in time and was able to pour it into the glass before it gushed; as often happens when pressure builds, the head in the glass is not as big as anticipated and, in this case, it fades rather quickly above the clear golden liquid; a few squiggles of lace hang around

Smell: Belgian yeast, leathery funk, grassy, fruity and spicy

Taste: Floral and apple tones bring sweetness to the tip of the tongue with grassy, peppery, phenolic elements building; funky, through the middle, with a leathery character; some resdual fruity sweetness blends with the funk in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: Not a classic Saison but a fascinating beer, nonetheless; a lot going on in many directions that somehow work well together
Dec 04, 2016
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Reviewed by ocelot2500 from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy golden straw color with a frothy, white head that leaves little chunks of lacing.

Smells of citrus zest, floral notes, and some spice.

Tastes of some fruity notes along with plenty of spice and some malt sweetness underneath it. Fruity note lead off with tart apples, pear, and some apricot along with white grapes. Malts add net with a bit of wheat and some syrupy sweetness. Floral notes come next along with grassy notes. Spicy notes come towards the end with white pepper and clove, as well as some coriander. Finishes with a bit of spice and some alcohol warmth.

Mouthfeel is medium-full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a tasty saison.
Aug 13, 2016
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Reviewed by SHODriver from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a slightly hazed straw yellow with a three finger dense and rocky white head that retains very well and leaves good lacing
S: Smells of light lemony tartness, barnyard funk, dry pale malts with some spicy saaz hops. Hints of band aids on the nose too
T: Taste is slight lemony tartness up front with that barnyard funk, band aids come in as well, some spicy hop as well as some light doughy malt. Swallow is light tartness and more band aids and barnyard with some slight honey sweetness and lingering spice.
M: This beer is on the lighter side of medium in body with slightly prickly carbonation and a drying finish
O: This is a very good Saison. The flavors are all there and there aren't many faults to this beer. It's very complex and drinks very well. It's perfect for a hot summer day. It's not too spicy if spicy saisons aren't your thing though.
Aug 02, 2016
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Reviewed by Hallu from France

4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This a great saison. The smell is very complex, didn't find the pineapple, but smelled orange/tangerine in there. It's got the classic belgian saison tastes, although it's more sour than most belgian saisons. Like other successes from Prairie, it's quite a complex brew, and that makes it all the more enjoyable. It's got very fresh hop aromas, there's also a clear fresh herb or grass component in there. It was perfect with neufchatel cheese. This is now the best American saison I've had.
Jun 05, 2016
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Reviewed by MattyG85 from Minnesota

4.49/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy golden orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big three finger white head with decent retention. Nice lacing.

Smell: A spicy and fruity Farmhouse style aroma with a scent of Belgian style spices and citrus fruit. Belgian yeast with a scent of clove, peppers, farmhouse funk, and brett. Citrus hop scent of orange peel, grapefruit, lemon, mango, and pineapple. Some grassy hop hints. Malt hints of grains and cracker. Also some fruit hints of banana, pear, and apple. Hints of candied sugar. A really solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a spicy and fruity Farmhouse style taste with notes of spices and tropical fruit. Belgian yeast with notes of clove, pepper, farmhouse funk, and brett. Citrus hop notes of orange peel, grapefruit, mango, lemon, and pineapple. Also some fruit notes of banana, apple, and pear along with some grassy hops. Malt notes of cracker, grains, and biscuit. Sweet notes of honey and candied sugar. A pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy, spicy, and drying.

Overall: A very good juicy take on a Belgian Saison. Good mix of spicy yeast flavor and citrus hops.
Jun 03, 2016
 
Rated: 4.08 by aufie from Texas

May 31, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by jonbonfondle from Minnesota

May 27, 2016
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Reviewed by gatornation from Florida

4.02/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
pours a light hazed lemon gold nice fluffy brilliant white head with nice lacing, smell is citrus and lemon grass and funky farm house, with a malt sweetness, taste has crisp hops to start with citrus and grass a touch of funk with sweet malts, dry mouth feel with above average carbonation , liked the saaz hops in this its crisp dry and refreshing slight funked a great saison
May 26, 2016
 
Rated: 4.01 by TildenKatz from Florida

May 05, 2016
Prairie Ale from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 1010 ratings