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Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States

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

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Seems like the first west coast review as this is newly distributued to Southern California.
Labeled as a hoppy farmhouse ale with 7 little scenes on "how to noodle" (i.e., catfisting).

A: Gentle pour yields a +2-finger white head over a clear straw yellow with streaming carbonation. Slowly fading head leaves irregular rings and splotches.

N: Bready yeast, peppery spices, floral and fruity, lemony citrus, and mildly funky.

T: Yeasty, and earthy with mild spices. Citrus peel (orange and lemon). Wheat and malt grain.

M: Semi-moderate body and semi-full carbonation. Pleasant yeasty/grainy/citrus finish with a slight bitterness draws you back for another sip.

O: Easy drinking and refreshing. A starter and not something to turn to after having anything bigger since this is more delicate and simple. Look forward to trying others from this brewery.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of portia99
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into an Allagash stemmed glass. Never heard of the brewery or the beer, so going in blind on this one.

A - Pours a mostly clear pale golden color and a dense two finger cap of white foam that has very good staying power. Foamy lacing left on the sides of the glass.

S - Nice spicy and fruity aroma...cloves, oranges, lemons, a bit of pepper, some sugar and some mild hoppy bitterness. Nice blend of standard saison aromas...very enticing.

T - Flavor doesn't disappoint either. Soft malt base with some spicy cloves, coriander, some pepper...quite estery. Nice fruity, citrusy components too - full of oranges and lemons. Mid level hop bitterness that gives a bit of bite towards the finish and helps dry things out a bit.

M - Medium body with an aggressive higher level carbonation. Nice hoppy bitterness and spicy and fruity flavors.

O - I liked this beer a lot. Very flavorful saison that has good complexity and balance and a nice assertive hop bitterness. Went out on a limb on this one and turned out to be a good find. Definitely see myself buying more of this especially during the summer time. How can you go wrong with a bottle that has artwork showing instructions for "noodling" (i.e. - sticking your hand in underwater holes to catch catfish)...great stuff!

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours medium hazy gold with a foamy white head. A rocky skim of retention. Some lace. Great label -- how to noodle, showing catfish and fist.

Nice malt note up front, some spice, like white pepper, some tropical fruit, and yeast funk. Mine might be too cold, as the strength of aroma is mild. But I still get all those notes.

Some bitter malt up front, some seltzer-like qualities, husk, raw grain, very brief fruit, crackers, bitter herb. My one fault is that taste is fleeting, and it feels a bit thin (I'm holding back the term watery, but it is almost there). Aftertaste is mildly bitter.

Lighter bodied, well carbonated. Almost too much fizz.

A good domestic version of the style. Hits the right points, and has enough complexity. Some flaws, but fairly drinkable.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle served in a Prairie tulip glass. Pours a cloudy, yellow golden color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is a bit of straw, pepper, fruity esters, and earthy/grassy hops. Flavor is pale malts, grainy, pepper, lemon, yeasty, and a hint of funk. Mouthfeel is light, dry, refreshing and slightly bitter. Really good beer, great session beer.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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

A-slightly hazy golden color with a nice white head and little lacing

S-bready malt, lemongrass, slightly earthy funk, hint of pineapple

T-lemon, toasted malt, light pepper, pineapple, earthy, moderately bitter finish

F-light to medium body with moderate carbonation, clean and crisp mouthfeel

O-a nice sessionable Saison with good flavor, a great summer beer

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +12.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.3%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A cellar temperature bottle is poured into a goblet.

The beer is opaque with a tarnished gold color. A white head rests on top. Plenty of carbonation can be spied inside. Pretty good lacing, but there isn't much head retention.

The beer has a very nice hoppy farmhouse aroma. Funky saison yeast is strong, but so are the citrus and grassy hops.

Standard's flavor is an interesting mix of bitter hops and classic saison flavors. It is a citrus-heavy hop flavor; and while the malts are sweet, I am not reminded of fruit juice. The yeast doesn't provide much pepperiness that I've tasted in other saisons. In the finish it does give of some farmhouse funk.

The beer does leave my mouth a little sticky; my lips are sticky too, but not as much. Body and carbonation are average for the style.

This is an enjoyable beer. Anyone looking for a different take on the saison style would enjoy this beer. Personally, I'll probably continue to drink local and buy Oxbow when I want a hoppy saison, but I am excited to see what else Prairie sends to us in Maine.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.3%

Prairie Standard from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 1,399 ratings