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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Prairie Standard is our everyday beer. Its a light, crisp saison with a hoppy finish. This beer is dry hopped 1lb per bbl with Motueka hops. A lovely New Zealand hop with a spicy lime like flavor and aroma.

Added by StaveHooks on 12-20-2012

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247
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1,430
pDev:
8.75%
 
 
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Photo of psmith161
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stephenlee
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of TomT2
4.67/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great beer

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Photo of drtth
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The clear deep golden yellow beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 2” white head that recedes slowly to a cap and then a thin irregular island of foam on the liquid with a thin ring of foam around the edge of the liquid. The sides of the glass have an open pattern of patches and legs of lacing that slowly disappears. Sipping creates a couple of arches and lots of small patches and legs of lacing.

The aromas include some wheat and malt, a bit of lime and a touch of green orchard fruit. There’s also a some spicy white pepper and some yeast in the background.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with the lime and a touch of green orchard fruit. There’s some sweetness and graininess from the wheat and the malt. This is all nicely contrasted with some lightly spicy white pepper, a bit of yeast and some light herbal bitterness.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied and fairly smooth but still a bit crisp with the light to moderate carbonation. The finish begins as the sweetness starts to fade and the fruit starts to disappear. Meanwhile the lime and some spicy white pepper are noticeable all the way through to the clean, crisp, semi-dry lightly bitter ending.

Overall this is a drinkable beer and one I’d be happy to have again, especially since it’s a beer that that has some unexpected aromas/flavors for a Saison. I expect to have another to do a better job of sorting out the aromas and flavors, and I’d certainly be willing to have more than one in a row.

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Photo of Griphon
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gemini6
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bacher468
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Benish
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beer that caught me by surprise! It’s refreshing and crisp. Bought it for the first time when I was camping in 85+ degree heat and this beer was perfect. Poured a bright straw color with a heavy white head. It smelled and tasted fragrant lemon. Flavor was just lightly bready with a yeasty component. Hops were light but gave a subtle citrus kick. Medium bodied in the mouth yet very drinkable and refreshing. Overall: a perfectly balanced saison without being heavy on the yeast and spicy!

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Photo of Wandreotta
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hayley_86
3.25/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bitterbill
4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

4pack bought at Liquor Shed. I couldn't find a date.

It pours a cloudy pale yellow, looks like one of them NE style IPAs. Foam and lacing are great. Just a word of warning. If you serve it at room temperature, like I am, get your glass ready

Very cool aromas of cloves and coriander, the 2 smells that always get me stoked from a Saison..Farmhouse Ale. Yeah, it has hoppy aromas as well but it is less obvious and doesn't detract from what truly defines the smells of the style.

The taste is hoppier than the smell but again, the Farmhouse flavours are allowed to shine. And man do they. As I mentioned, the bottle isn't dated so I have no idea how young this is. Perhaps it's not so fresh and a fresher example would bring different results regarding the hoppiness but that's pure speculation on my part.

Fairly light bodied with the carbonation not overdone.

I give this a highly recommended mark.
I'm definitely going to enjoy the other 3 bottles granted, somewhat colder than this one. ;)

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Photo of blissfulNemo
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BillTheCat4Pres
4.68/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark gold with lots of sediment, great foam and very good lacing.
N: Dank, with some hops and grainy notes.
T: Follows the nose, very nice flavors and refreshing.
M: Light/Medium
O: Very nice beer, great flavors and easy to drink.

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Photo of ivyman
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of animal69
3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monkist
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I know Prairie most for its Farmhouse Ales, from Oklahoma, endless fields of the Midwest, the land of natural crops and agriculture, at least this is how it comes through to me.
Last time I had a fantastic dry hopped sour tasting and smelling like a barn, this one is perhaps close to a lambic or a belgian for its nasty yeast. I regret for not being able to evaluate it properly as I don't really like this belgian yeast but I appreciate the cleanness and well craftedness of this beer, straight from the US. Maybe because it's just 5.6% it feels alright and comfortable enough to drink despite the yeast. It is okay but I expected slightly a bit more from Prairie as a saison, as an exciting experience from the Midwest. Maybe the next one.
P.s. Now I know what it's worth: it is like "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" but you need to get there from the inland not from California - maybe then you will appreciate it more.

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Photo of Chuckles21
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atone315
3.68/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of themayorkoch
4.53/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cmbeddoe7997
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

12oz bottle, served in a snifter glass. Pours a clear medium golden body, slight coppery hue, one finger white head, good retention. Not much in way of lacing. Smell is citrus and spice, a bit of mineral, a fair bit of tart green apple and mild grain sweetness. Flavour is a bit of cidery green apple tartness, lemon, a bit of hard mineral- sort of a minimal sulfuric type- minimal grain sweetness, a bit of grapefruit sweetness on the finish as well. It's sort of farmhouse-y, with that distinct mineral flavour lingering on the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, slightly lower in carbonation than expected- a little more effervescence would be great. Slightly sulfuric finish. A decent farmhouse ale; I thought the green apple tartness was a bit off-putting, otherwise the hops in this works quite nicely.

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