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Prairie Standard | Prairie Artisan Ales

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Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

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

BEER STATS
Reviews:
206
Ratings:
1,272
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
21.39%
 
 
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Reviews: 206 | Ratings: 1,272
Photo of flagmantho
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: light golden hue with a little murk that makes it almost silvery. Head is a thin finger of white foam which subsides relatively slowly. I like it.

Smell: lightly funky with just a hint of zesty tartness. Hops are grassy and perhaps a bit lemony. I think it's quite nice.

Taste: brightly hoppy with a light but engaging funk; it's fresh and springy but with a definite maltiness that works. I quite like this beer.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a moderate carbonation and an OK creaminess.

Overall: highly drinkable, refreshing and satisfying. I would love to be able to get this beer any time.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.46/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours cloudy golden color with a thick foamy head. Head retention is decent. Lacing is a good amount. Has the funky farmhouse, sour fruit aroma. Slightly hoppy up front with some spicy carbonation and sour fruit funk at the end. Typical farmhouse funky aftertaste. Very representative of the type of beer. Enjoyable.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

i love this beer, and i love the label. how to noodle for catfish? only these guys right? haha. the beer in the bottle is fantastic. it pours rather clear until the last fifth or so of the bottle when the sediment rolls out. its blonde and hazy, its pale and really really fizzy. tickles my nose as i smell the new zealand lemony hops oozing from it, and a mild french saison yeast that pairs geniusly with the hops. i like that the yeast is subtle here, its distinct, really drying with a touch of white wine esters, but its not dominating, and lets the malt and hops contribute nearly equally. the hops are so cool, i love the new zealand stuff. citrus and that peculiar oil property only these strains have. enough carbonation for a couple of saisons, which i really like. effervescence is always flattering to this style, and with a mildly creamy light to medium body, its the perfect effect for what i like. i plan to drink a whole lot of this while its on shelves. way better then the last four pack they put out, birra.

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Photo of REGreenBTRB
4.95/5  rDev +23.1%

Poured into a pint glass.

A: 5 - What a beautiful beer! An orange/tan color, quite hazy. Poured about a finger of white, foamy head. Looks wonderful!

S: 4.8 - This smells awesome. A lot of citrus. Orange, a little lime. A very floral scent. Grapefruit.

T: 5 - Holy shit. It's an absolute mouthful of flavor. Grapefruit and orange jump out. There is a wonderful tartness about it, like it hugs my tongue. The citrus is strong on the taste like it was on the nose. Super impressive.

M: 5 - It's comfortable to drink. It goes down easy, no burn. Good stuff.

O: 4.95 - I went in to this review expecting to give this probably around a 4. Maybe I rated this so highly because I haven't had many Saison/Farmhouse Ales, I don't know. This was my first one to review, and I will definitely be trying some more of this style. I thought the big imperial stouts reigned supreme, but damn I enjoyed this beer. 3/3 for Prairie so far.

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Photo of Tilly
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Pours a golden color with a full white lacy head. Sweet lemon earthy aroma. Earthy, citrus, sweet pineapple. Genuine farmhouse sourness. I like this beer. Its different.

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Photo of gcamparone
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dino glass.


Pours a bright Golden body with a big fluffy white head that reduces slowly and leaves spotty lacing.

Aroma is beautiful.. Citrus, lime, spices. Taste follow the nose with lime, bright citrus, pineapple, wheat, and a slight farmhouse funk on the finish. Simple yet delicious.

Very refreshing mouthfeel, crisp highly carbonated and medium light body.

I liked it a lot - I can see this being the perfect summer beer.

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Photo of CTbrew32
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- Bright golden, slight hazy, and a lot of carbonation visible.

Aroma- A great mix of funk, spicy yeast, and bright tropical hops.

Taste- Right off the bat its noticebale how vibrant and easy drinking this is. Bright tropical notes of lemon, pineapple, and at the end the lime mixes with the funky/spice yeast for a great finish. The funk/spice in this is noticeable, but its subtle enough that it isn't at the forefront of flavors. A soft bread malt rounds this incredibly balanced beer out.

Mouthfeel- Very smooth, very clean, very carbonated, medium bodied, and an incredibly easy drinking beer overall.

Overall- The perfect afternoon beer with big bright hop flavors, slightly funky finish, and a smooth malt that wipes the palate clean. If this was year round there would be no doubt this would a go-to, especially in the summer. (92/100)

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Photo of laituegonflable
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours a pale straw colour, steady haze. Head is white, scraggly, settles to a finger of head with no real lacing. Interesting, not overly so though.

Smells mildly Bretty and funky. Green apple, notes of citrus zest with some barnyard and a funny grain-malt note, almost popcorny. Quite pleasant.

Taste is mildly tart. Quite dry, somewhat wheaty, with just a very soft pull from a mild barnyard note that really dries it up without adding much character. Slight fruity notes, somewhat cereal-y, ultimately refreshing but not too interesting.

Quite full; almost unsettlingly so. Bitty, slightly dry. A bit odd.

Dry, refreshing, Champagne-esque beer. Very sessionable, but also because it's at times a bit tame and mild compared to what it feels like it could be.

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Photo of papman
4.71/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Cant help but coerce some members to find this wonderful beer. A very underestimated beer.

A – Slightly cloudy - straw yeller

S – Smell is outstanding - Lime/lemon zest

T – Session? Certainly doesn't taste like one . Immediate slight sour taste, followed crisp finish. Absolutely perfect

M – Medium to high carb - dry mouth feel. Exactly where it should be.

O – Took me by surprise. One of the finest brews I have ever been fortunate enough to sample. I am partial to high alcohol, high complex brews, but this beer should be a year around staple. Awesome.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of denver10
4.76/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma is fruity, grainy, funk, peppery, gingery. Flavor follows suit. A medium bodied, active mouthfeel. Overall, this has quickly become become my favorite (American) saison, tied with Funkwerks Saison. Not sure what more I could ask for in a saison. Just a wonderful beer from Prairie.

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Photo of GallowsThief
3.82/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured out of a bottle into my tulip. Received in a trade from Zerocrane (thanks Jon!)

A – She poured out a nice hazy amber color with a finger of slightly off white head that stuck around a bit. Spotty lacing across the glass.

S – Smells like a good farmhouse ale should. Grassy, grainy, peppery all with some nice citrus such as lemon, orange and a touch of grapefruit. Nice.

T – Interesting flavors in this one for sure. Starts out with a nice grassy hop flavor but also had a twinge (light) of sourness to it. Hops and sour almost mute each other. It’s quite nice. Pepper flavors roll through and I do get a lime touch as well however again it’s faint. Touch of sweetness at the end.

M – Very light bodied ale here with light to mid carbonation. Dry.

O – Very nice drinking saison. Nothing overwhelms you here with this brew but it’s damn fine. Easy drinking and refreshing. Had this sitting outside when it was 90 out and this hits the spot. Would gladly have another.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.06/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy dark straw yellow in color with moderate to significant amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and some faint lemon yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy foamy white head that quickly reduces to a medium to large patch of thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of pale and grainy malts with slightly heavier aromas of citrus/lime, citrus/lime zest, and spicy/pepper hops.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of pale malts along with a light amount of slightly sweet grainy malts. That is followed by light to moderate flavors of citrus/lime and citrus/lime zest hops which impart a light amount of bitterness which does not ling for long. There is a light amount of spicy/black pepper yeast flavors as well.

M: Just heavier than light bodied with slightly heavier than moderate amounts of carbonation. Crisp.

O: Very easy to drink and very enjoyable - definitely an every day type of beer. I really enjoy the hoppy presence to a saison/farmhouse ale.

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Photo of J_Dub
4.55/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy orange with a slight orange head. The smell that immediately hit was a grassy, hoppy, peppery grains. The taste was very similar. Prickly spices. Earthy grains. Citrus hops. Lots of carbonation added to the peppery flavors and made my tongue tingle. One of the best examples of a true Belgian style farmhouse ale.

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Photo of LambicPentameter
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Reviewing from notes after enjoying on 12/16/13 out of a 12 oz brown bottle. No dating to be found for bottling or freshness. Poured into a Boulevard Smokestack Series tulip glass.

Appearance - Pours a hazy pineapple rum cake colored body with a steady gradient from sunny lemon yellow to golden brown. Atop the body sits a crown of faintly golden white, one-and-a-half fingers thick. Retains for a few minutes before shrinking to a moderate mottling of film across the surface and spotty streaks of lace around the sides of the glass.

Smell - Bright and hoppy, with elements of lemongrass and lime zest along with a nice crackery pale grain base as well as faint hints of black peppercorn. More on the citric/peppery side of the farmhouse style than it is funky/musty. I love the pungency provided by the extra hopping.

Taste - From the aroma, the less astringent lime characteristic and a nice hay-like presence stand out, but they are both complimented by herbal and grassy hops and some pleasant bitterness to break up the slightly sweet bready element from the grains. Peppercorn is again present, but it's fainter and gentler than on the nose, and only in the finish, lending a hint of spice on the tongue. In spite of the faint sweetness of the grains, the finish is dry and stark, pleading for the next sip.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied and possessing moderate-to-high carbonation.Pleasantly effervescent mouthfeel with a dry finish.

Overall, just a solid, everyday drinking saison. It doesn't quite measure up to the best "hoppy" saisons in the style, but it's only barely below. I have to say that the lime-like characteristic isn't something I'm used to coming across in beer, so it definitely has unique points going in its favor. Not sure if it's release is seasonal, but I will probably pick up a 4-pack whenever I see it on shelves, which so far has been rather infrequently.

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Photo of WettNutz
3.66/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass

A - Pale Yellow with a half inch of head that fades.

S - Smells of oranges and limes

T - Mildly spiced, lightly sour and an ultra light hint of tartness

M - Moderately full bodied

O - A whole lot going on here. I wish it tasted like it smelled instead of a spicy sour tart saison. Not a horrible beer though. I can see why this is their everyday beer. Try it if you want, but I'm buying something else.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.72/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce bottle purchased from Party House Liquor (Chino Hills, CA), on to the beer:

There's tint to the orange-yellow color, topped with a billowy head which leaves spots of lace on the walls of the glass. With one smell, I had an idea that I was working with a saison. The aroma has lemon peel, vague spice, a moderate farmhouse stink so common of the style. Regarding its taste, it's a somewhat sour flavor overall which doesn't really get funky. Slightly tart lemons, a kick of grass, and vague citrus make the flavor. With its drying and spiced finish, this beer was a pleasant pairing with a home grilled steak.

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Photo of jwchestnut
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Recently picked up on a trip south.

A - straw colored, tight bubbles, nice thick pillowly and white head and settles to a nice lacing

S - grassy hops, a little honey, freshly cracked pepper

T - similar to the noise though the grassy hops turned almost lime-like which was a bit unusual and also a little spice to hop, lightly toasted sweetness, a little apple, a little bit of funk, little bit of rosewater

M - nice carbonation, little bubbles, easy to drink

O - good saison with the unique and subtle flavor of lime and cracked pepper

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Photo of ThickNStout
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle from LambicPentameter (thanks Sam!). If there's a bottling date I was unable to locate it. Served in a Clown Shoes snifter.

Pours a cloudy, opaque orange straw color with a robust finger and a half of white head. The foam recedes to a modest cap that leaves a good bit of lace.

Smells of old hay, straw, some earthy and floral hops, a touch of lime and quite a bit of that typical farmhouse yeastyness that I associate with saisons.

Flavor is crisp and dry. Lots of hay/straw up front, earth, pepper, clove, lightly citrusy lime, bread, yeast, corn and a little funk. Well layered and interestingly refreshing.

Light, crisp body with peppy carbonation. Farmhouse funk, hay and thise weird limey hops are present in the rather clean finish.

I'll admit up front that I'm not a huge fan of saisons but this was quite drinkable. It never went over the top in any direction. A crisp, smooth easy daily drinker- for folks that look for such things...

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Photo of scottfrie
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into snifter.

A: Pours clear yellow straw with a thick whipped egg-white head that slowly faded into a thin fuzzy film.
S: I get notes of fruit forward yeast with hints of banana, citrus and peach. Grassy hops with citrus rind and peppery earth come through as well as faint lemon.
T: Earth, straw, and peppery herbal hops hit first with sweeter fruit notes of banana, stone fruits and mild citrus juice following. Earthy, spicy and fruity overall. Tingly sweet finish and juicy, slightly bitter, aftertaste.
M: Fluffy carbonation, medium full body, viscous slick and chewy mouthfeel.
O: Really solid smooth and flavorful all around. Cheers.

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Photo of jrenihan
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Sammy for this bottle.

Beer is cloudy orange with a big, fluffy white head. Good retention and lacing.

Nose is lovely, super juicy and fruity. Peach comes screaming out, with other tropical and citrus scents. I don't get much in the way of yeast or other typical saison aromas, but very nice.

The yeast and dryness is there in the taste, making it more recognizable as a saison than the aroma let on. The fruit is still there and still good, but the yeast is present in equal measure. A bit spicy. Hops give some bitterness along with fruit.

Medium bodied, moderately carbonated. A bit astringent.

Overall, very good.

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Photo of pants678
3.27/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Cloudy yellow with a puffy white retaining head.

Pepper, hops and yeast.

Very light and nice, the hops are unfamiliar but subdued and right for the style. Has a tea like character and not much in the way of bite or burn. Could use a punch-up but still a nice, easy citrus character. Not really spicy.

Staining, not crisp.

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Photo of superspak
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got in a trade with cyde. 12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours moderately hazy bright golden amber color with a 2-3 finger foamy and fluffy white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big lemon zest, lime, peach, pear, apple, floral, grass, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, light honey, herbal, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity and balance of hop, malt, and yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of big lemon zest, pear, apple, lime, clove, pepper, wheat, bread, grass, floral, herbal, light funk, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of lemon zest, lime, pear, apple, wheat, clove, pepper, bread, grass, floral, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and balance of malt, hop, and yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent hoppy saison! All around great complexity and balance of hop, malt, and yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of alaimoa
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Overall extremely sessional Saison that looks amazing and tastes great. Would love to have this at all times in my fridge
A: hazy straw, soapy big head and great lace
S: grassy, nice earthy funk
T: funk upfront, citrus, piney
M: solid pine, citrus, backyard funk earthiness

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Photo of Monkeyknife
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a cloudy gold color with two fingers of off-white head. A good amount of sticky lacing left behind.

Soft aroma of grassy and citrus hops.

The taste was much vibrant than the aroma with grassy hops, some funk and yeast, white pepper and wheat notes. Slight tartness to the finish.

Medium bodied with a sticky dryness and a moderate carbonation.

A delicious and sessionable Saison from Prairie.

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Photo of rudzud
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Received as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice crystal clear golden hue with a nice almost two finger white head that faded to leave light lacing and a big creamy blanket. Lots of effervescence.

S - Aromas of honey, spicy hops, light alcohol and incredibly light funk. Maybe some peppercorns.

T - Taste is not as sweet as the nose. Peppercorn is more pronounced, super faint citrus lemon and funk, pretty straightforward and well crafted saison here. Light spicy hops, earthy grain and malt sweetness.

M - Mouthfeel is good, very sessionable with nice carbonation.

O - Overall, a good saison. Straight forward and well crafted.

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Prairie Standard from Prairie Artisan Ales
90 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.
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