Prairie Standard
Prairie Artisan Ales

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From:
Prairie Artisan Ales
 
Oklahoma, United States
Style:
Saison
Ranked #434
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
89
Ranked #10,852
Avg:
4 | pDev: 8.75%
Reviews:
268
Ratings:
1,484
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 25, 2023
Added:
Dec 20, 2012
Wants:
  53
Gots:
  276
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.
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Ratings by BradMacMullin:
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Reviewed by BradMacMullin from Massachusetts

4.23/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
This is a really good beer. Was told
Like Allagash white and I agree. It’s either drink this or talk to Mike Sondel who is telling me semiconductors are good. What a dud. Good beer. Perfect summer beer
Feb 09, 2020
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Reviewed by Holistervildercamp

4.85/5  rDev +21.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
Soooo... Where'd you go? Must I travel to your taproom? Must I consume unhealthy amounts of citrus to satisfy my need for aged beer. Oh Prairie, you've gone astray. Forget the lime and the 10$ stouts. Break out the funk (again).
Aug 25, 2023
 
Rated: 3.13 by CowboyRob from Alabama

Mar 31, 2023
 
Rated: 4.34 by Beergod420 from Michigan

Feb 13, 2023
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Reviewed by TurboMon_911 from New Jersey

4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a hazy light straw color from a 12 oz. can into a 10 oz. Bangkok Beer fluted glass. A big frothy foam head proceeded to take over more than half the glass and had to wait about 5 min to complete the pour, leavening tons of fine lacing behind. Aroma is grassy and earthy with hints of lemon, pine and spicy yeast & light malts. Flavor is lightly citrus up front with the spiciness of the yeast present and a nice clean semi dry finish. Light to medium in body with medium carbonation, and a good balance between the hops, grains & yeast, not overpowering in any category. First brew I'vd seen from Prairie & Oklahoma; will make sure to be on the lookout for their future offerings.
Nov 21, 2022
 
Rated: 3.4 by petrusek23 from Ohio

Jun 30, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.25/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Small sample from 355 ml bottle, at a 4th of July tasting. Promising and nice farmhouse kitchen / brett aroma, but the flavour was too thin, bland and not very interesting. The Motueka hops did not come through as much as I’d like. Might sample again, but not if I have to pay for the bottle myself.
May 26, 2022
 
Rated: 4.11 by Argail from Louisiana

Feb 13, 2022
 
Rated: 4.23 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

Jul 04, 2021
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Reviewed by Beginner2 from Illinois

4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Standard has go-to possibilities when I want a sweet saison at the table.
It is my mistake to miss having the Standard during its first nine years since its release.

The Standard Looks very inviting; a full foamy head and leaves a droopy lace all around. Smells are fruity, but close to a lower standard (average.) Tastes are in home-run territory; they really race my heart and elevate my buds; sweet and salivating, but also balanced with modest hops. Totally refreshing. And while medium-mouthed, the finish continues finely balanced. I didn't have the Standard at the table yet, but will report back then. I am not to be disappointed.

Only my third from Prairie Artisan, they certainly are accomplished and come out of a place I would not suspect as a haven of craft brewing. But, Prairie has lots of passion... and it probably helps financially to have figured out barrel-aging of imperial stouts early on... before the trend grew so big. As for Prairie's saisons, that's all I've had. And I want more.

5/3/21 I could not wait and had to have the second of the 4-pack with dinner. It was a mash-up of Greek Easter dinner leftovers and a Boca Burger with three different sauces. The Standard went reasonably well with the mash-up; so it is on its way to being in my go-to saison stable. I'm now keeping count over at UnTappd.
May 03, 2021
 
Rated: 4.16 by joran from Kansas

May 01, 2021
 
Rated: 4.29 by Rhetion from Florida

Dec 26, 2020
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Had this in late May 2018 around the pool.

Pour is golden yellow, 1/4" white head. True to the commercial label tug job, this does smell hoppy, especially for style. Lighter hay and grass yeast notes underneath the hops. There is also a little bit of a clove yeast component that doesn't need to be there.

Taste, really does come across like a mish mash of hoppy pale ale and saison. In most of the aspects, it works. The levity, the waves of grain, farmland, grassiness, carbonation, they're all dialed in nicely. Motueka hops work better than they do on paper here giving a light citrus and pineapple feel. The mouth feel has an effervescent yet dry finish that is style appropriate either direction you look at this beer. Surprised there are reviews talking about funk, this was really clean.

At the end of the day, it truly is a hoppy saison with just as much hop notes as it has anything else. The wheat is crisp and light.
Oct 26, 2020
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

3.27/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a hazy orange amber color with a one finger head of puffy white foam. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is odd for a farmhouse. It is strongest of almost caramel cookie like smell mixed with aromas of some breadiness and a decent showing of lemon. Along with these smells comes a touch of a funky aroma as well as some smells of hay.
Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter bready taste that is mixed with flavors of sweet caramel and a decent bit of orange and lemon. Upfront there is a bit of funk which grows stronger as the taste moves forward. All the while some light spice of coriander and clove also come to the tongue all while there is a slight increase in the fruit flavors. Toward the end the funk amps up and is joined by a bit of hay, leaving one with not so complimenting, sweet, and lightly spiced and funked taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is medium in thickness with a carbonation level that is average. Overall the feel is decent for the mix of odd flavors, and makes it a bit easier drinker.
Overall – Not really a balanced brew or all that representative of the style. Not really one to go out of your way for.
Oct 10, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by trickynicky from Maryland

Sep 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4.16 by StanleysCup from Maryland

Aug 23, 2020
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Reviewed by jwp777 from Oklahoma

3.8/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Poured from a 12 oz can. Decided to try another variety of beer from Prairie since all I have had are some of their stouts.

Pours a light orange-y pale yellow. Head is a thick foam but doesn’t retain much. No lacing.

Smell is mainly citrus (maybe some pineapple) and floral notes. Something sweet is there too, but subtlety (I think it is banana but I cannot be sure). Not bad but not special.

Taste is follows the nose. At first it is sweet and citrusy, followed by a strong showing of hops, then the finish is long, hoppy and floral, and I would say somewhere between semi-dry and dry. Spices show themselves throughout, mainly clove and pepper. The floral characteristic lingers longer than anything else.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and highly carbonated. Very easy to drink, which is what I suppose one would want in a saison.

Overall, it’s nowhere near the level of their stouts for me, but a good showing from Prairie here too.
May 14, 2020
 
Rated: 3.92 by SayBoom from Ukraine

May 02, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by jordanginsberg from Louisiana

Apr 17, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 10, 2020
Prairie Standard from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 1484 ratings