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Prairie Standard | Prairie Artisan Ales

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BEER INFO

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

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
Ranking:
#3,719
Reviews:
240
Ratings:
1,383
pDev:
8.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,383 |  Reviews: 240
Photo of bigred89
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of DoubleJ
3.72/5  rDev -7%
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 sd123
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of dar482
4.04/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The aroma offers grassiness and lots of tropical fruit character.

The flavor follows with that green pineapple/mango flavor up front that is familiar of Motueka. A touch of wheat and light bready sweetness in the middle. The beer moves onto a grassiness as the beer then ends up slightly bitter and very dry.

A flavorful and refreshing beer from Prairie.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.43/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a light golden color with a white head. Earthy farmhouse aroma with some grain and spicy yeast. A touch of lemongrass.

The taste is earthy and slightly spicy with lemon and floral notes. Fairly bitter. Dry, spicy, earthy, muted funk. Abrasive even with the herbal bite.

Highly carbonated, spritsy brew. Overall it's decent but not crazy good standard saison. I'd drink it again.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright golden yellow in color. Hazy in appearance. Sweeter style saison. Nice hop bite cuts through some of the sweetness. Reminds me a bit of Tank 7.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Photo of biegaman
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Standard definitely looks standard. This spotlessly clear, well-bubbled, and resplendently golden ale looks just like any token, ubiquitous mass-produced lager - even if it is far from it. Even the fact it can support a proper sized head suggests it's also better made and brewed with far superior ingredients.

A pound per barrel of Motueka hops definitely makes for a concentrated pulpy and pithy lime-like element. Curiously, the citrus is not at all out of place in this otherwise traditional Saison recipe; the yeast esters that characteristically dominate the style's aroma are typically fruity, often with hints of orange or lemon. These hops have their own voice but really just enhance the existing flavours.

There's a great deal of zesty citrus peel flavour on the palate too. But all that added hoppiness doesn't hide the trademark 'barnyard' funk (nor does it add much bitterness). The taste is still better described by its farm-fresh graininess, soft florals and effervescent yeast, not to mention the earthiness in the finish. This example lacks the usual spiciness but at a mere 5.6% this comes as little surprise.

Not only are the flavours bright, refined and full but each sip offers a nugget of refreshing acidity and crisp sourness, not unlike a small squeeze of lemon juice. Feel free to insert Standard anywhere you'd normally drink lemonade - this is a perfect, ideal hot weather tipple. In fact, I'm having trouble nursing this bottle - I'd prefer to down it in a couple quick, gratifying gulps.

If this passes for "standard" for the folks at Prairie they are spoiled and have high standards and tremendous talents. There's no shortage of online hype backing this brewery and, going by their "everyday" offering, it all seems warranted. It's good to know I'll never go thirsty in Oklahoma.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Pours hazy straw with a quickly dissipating off-white foam collar.

S: Aromas of lemon, citrus, fruit, light grains and a hint of over ripe fruit rise form the glass.

T: Lemony tart, stone fruit with some light biscuit seasoned with a mildly assertive bitterness on the finish. Fruit flavors are medium to medium high, tartness is medium and malt flavors are medium to medium low. Hop bitterness is medium. Flavors are layered and well balanced.

F: Light and highly effervescent with a mild tingle.

O: Another stellar farmhouse ale from Prairie Artisan Ales.

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Photo of rudzud
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
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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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Halcyondays
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle, courtesy of Hi-Times,

A: Pours a hazy burnt orange with a frothy white head, gobby lace.

S: Very rustic with bananas and 'shrooms. Barnyard and must.

T: Still has the rusticity in the yeast flavours, but it gets really fruity at times offering a unique note of orange creamsicle along with a lot of pear.

M: Frothy, soft carbonation, medium-bodied, easy drinking.

O: A delightful American saison. Not Americanized, this is to style and very well done.

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Photo of waddellc2
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of avalon07
4.28/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a pale yellow color and a cloudy texture. There was a half inch of foamy head that lasted an average amount of time. Very good lacing.

S: A nice aroma of citrus, light tropical fruit, yeast, and spices.

T: Tasted of a lot of tropical fruit (passion fruit, mango), banana, citrus (lemon, in particular), Belgian yeast, pepper, cloves, coriander, and a light bready quality. A much fruitier flavor than you find with most saisons, but this isn't a bad thing. It's sweet, lively, and fairly complex.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a vibrant finish. Light- to medium-bodied.

O: Standard is a solidly made, easy to drink saison. Drinkable and perfect for the summer.

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Photo of beergorrilla
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kelp
3.74/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

I picked up a 6 pack of this while passing through Mass, first time buying anything from Prairie.

Poured into a tulip glass, this farmhouse style beer pours a hazy yellow color with a good-sized white head. Its` nose has white grape, lemon, grass and some soap. Interesting smell, a nice one to be sure. The taste is more lemon, pepper, a funk certainly presents itself, grassy, yeast. I was a bit skeptical, but this is no sub-par table saison. Mouthfeel is medium and it is fairly bitter in the finish. But, it leaves you craving some more of it. All in all, a really nice, flavorful beer with interesting characteristics to it. It`s good to know that I have a few more in the basement.

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WDJersey
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of jbaker67
3.94/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Prairie Standard from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 1,383 ratings
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