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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

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Photo of tronester
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear golden with a big fluffy white head. Aromas of lime and some clove. Taste begins with a tart citrus flavor, followed by a touch of funk in the middle, and a grassy, woody finish. Mouthfeel is super smooth and creamy. Overall a good Saison. I think I prefer hop forward beers to have a more neutral yeast though.

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Photo of Chico1985
4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pour to a tulip glass is hazy pale orange. Big white head falls to a patchy cap and thick ring.

Nice scent, pretty good strength. Nice mix of light fruity and spicy hops, yeasty+biscuit tones, wheat.

Taste is also well-balanced, smooth and tasty. Subtle+interesting hop flavors of citrus, rye-like spice, lime, grassiness. Great backing of toasted bread, grains, some farmy twang, mineral-y.

Mouthfeel is very smooth and crisp with ample carbonation. Dry, toasty finish.

Very drinkable and interesting, nice flavors for the ABV. Definitely looking forward to checking out more from this brewery.

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Photo of kojevergas
2.93/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

"A hoppy farmhouse ale. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with thoughtful label art and unbranded pry-off cap acquired earlier tonight as part of a six pack at a local beer store in SoCal, and served into a Mitchells of Lancaster flared stem-tulip in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery. 5.2% ABV confirmed. Distributed by the Shelton Bastards.

Served cold, straight from me freezer. Side-poured with stnadard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a 1.5 finger wide head of white colour. Disappointingly thin. No creaminess or frothiness at all. Lacing is pathetic. Not great for a farmhouse ale. Retention is average - about two minutes.

Body colour is a semitransparent translucent pale lemon yellow. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Not looking great for the style. No overt flaws are obvious, but it's far from unique or special.

Sm: Floral hops. Lemongrass. Lime. Salt. Maybe some white pepper? Crackery malts. Clean pale and pilsner malts. Clean barley. Light doughy yeast character is detectable. No alcohol. Way off the mark for the style. Redolent of "cheap Spanish lager meets a saison." The lime really steers it wrong. An aroma of mild strength.

T: Grainy with a heavy emphasis on crackery malts. Clean pilsner malts, some biscuit malt. Floral hop character. A hint of biscuity yeast. Lime. Lemongrass. Salt. Straw. Middling floral hops. White pepper. A bit bready. Green apple and appleskin. A misguided flavour profile overall. Balance is okay. Complexity and subtlety are wanting; they're key in this style, so that's a huge problem. I'm not sure how I feel about this one. I don't know that I can honestly say that I like it. Flavour intensity is above average - even a bit scorching - for the style. Flavour duration is also above average. Depth of flavour is low; with the exception of its spiciness, it's rather shallow.

Crackery malts are absolutely dominant here; maybe even overbearing. Shockingly, some alcohol does come through in spite of the low ABV.

Mf: Lightly coarse; lightly dry. Soft. Generally good presence on the palate, but it doesn't feel custom-tailored to the flavour profile. Overcarbonated. Too thick. Too full-bodied for the lack of depth of flavour. Not crisp.

Dr: This is a swing and a miss from Prairie Artisan Ales. Not sure what they're going for, but it's a cracker malt bomb, not a balanced farmhouse ale. I wouldn't get this again, though I'll have no trouble killing the remaining 5 bottles. I wish I didn't buy a 6er, but it's drinkable enough. Their worst beer so far. Wouldn't recommend to friends. I'm confused about its current high ratings; am I missing something? The lime really destroys it.

C

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Photo of MacQ32
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - pours a slightly hazy golden straw with minimal near white head and no lacing

S - lots of apricot and dark fruity esters: cherrys and medicine type aromas

T - exactly as it smells with pineapple tasty citrusness. Malty backbone shows. Aftertaste is faint tropical fruit

M - lighter bodied, decent carbonation and quite drinkable

O - Quite tasty, the citrusy pineapple type flavors really saved this one for me

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Photo of nataku00
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a hazy golden color with a finger of loose off white foamy head. Head dissipates after a minute leaving no lacing to a thin collar.

Nose is typical saison, fruity esters with notes of apple, pear, peach, pineapple, and apricot, coriander, with a sweet light caramel malt and fresh bread.

Taste follows the nose, a lot of yeast ester and hop fruit character with peach and apricot being dominant. A light spice and grassy hop flavor comes mid palate, mingling with some light caramel and bready malt sweetness. Lingering fruit flavors on the tongue.

Light body and very easy to drink. Refreshing and delicious.

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Photo of schwemjw
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: hazy light orange with a huge head filled with tight white bubbles.

S: funky and hoppy! There is a lot of sourdough bread with citrus and banana. Very doughy with and spices. Reminds me of a spice rack. Very bright citrus, grassy and a bit herbal.there is a lot going on here.

T: citrus, lemon, orange, a big taste of bread and yeast. Doughy. A nice citrus hop appears at the end. Just bitter enough for you to know its there. Sweet toffee on the finish along with crisp apple.

M: lots of carbonation and a light to medium body.

O: a great said on, one of my favorites.lots of citrus to go with that classic saison funk. Cheers! /91

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Photo of homebrew311
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a moderately hazy orange with minimal white head and not much retention. Nose features bright lemon notes along with citrusy hops, a bit of saison funk, and a touch of black pepper. Taste is fruit forward with huge lemon and orange that provides an initial sweetness followed by a mild acidic wave. The finish features strong spicy character with black pepper notes present. Mouthfeel is well carbonated and light bodied. Overall, this is a nice and refreshing saison that would make a good drinker on summer days. A nice "Standard" saison.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance - Pours a clear golden until the avalanche of sediment cascades into the glass. Yikes, I didn't see that coming. Now it's hazy. Like a diluted orange juice. Nice white head either way. Decent lacing and retention.

Smell - Lots of esters and doughy malts. Citrusy orange and lemon. Yeasty.

Taste - Hoppy right up front. Definitely a distinct hoppiness to it that separates itself from the yeasty flavors. Lemon zest and some grassy hops. Pale malt right behind it. Bitterness builds into the finish. The finish belies its farmhouse roots, with more esters and Belgian yeastiness. Lingering lemony hop bitterness.

Mouthfeel - Light and drinkable. Well carbonated. A little bitter.

Overall - Quite enjoyable. Light and flavorful. Won't knock your socks off, but it's a great summer afternoon beer.

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Photo of mrfrancis
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a brilliant, hazy gold with a bubbly white head that takes some time to settle, leaving a moderate amount of white lace around the sides of the glass.

S: The nose is dominated by funky, spicy Belgian yeast scents, imparting aromas of kumquats, unripened grapes, unripened pineapple, baking spices, and papaya. As the beer settles a bit, aromas of crackers, minerals, must, biscuit, grass, lemon, lime, herbs, and hay become more prevalent.

T: Notes of must, oak, unripened grapes, unripened pineapple, minerals, chalk, papaya, mango, kumquat, bitter orange, lemon, lime, biscuit, crackers, hay, straw, grass, spices, and green apple grip the palate. The finish is tart, fruity, spicy, and funky with mildly sour, lactic, musty yeast notes blending with cracker, biscuit, citrus, and herb flavors.

M: Light in body and very dry. Bubbly, frothy feeling ale with a firm texture. Carbonation is very crisp. A bit gassy, but still very drinkable in the summer sun.

O: Really unique American take on a Wallonian saison. So far, Prairie is three for three in my book. I highly recommend this beer and this brewery to fans of funky, idiosyncratic Belgian-inspired ales.

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Photo of mactrail
3.34/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a pale yellowish in the small nonic with plenty of white foam. Faint lemony taste with some scratchy bitterness. Faint aroma is pleasant with the fruity hint. Sparkly and a little sharp. Light yeasty flavor with the drying sensation. To me this tastes more like a Single, maybe crossed with an anemic American Pale ale. Quite bitter in the aftertaste when there is nothing left of the malt.

The flavor grows after some sipping and the Belgian yeast leaves its mark on your tongue, but it also gets more harsh. This would be a good one for Trader Joe's to put in cans. It's hardly worth the price they're asking. Bought at Bottleworks in San Diego.

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Photo of EagleTalon
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours out to a thin white permanent head and no lasting lace (do any beers that come out of Krebs have much lacing?) Aroma is a spicy, yeasty and hoppy blend with hints of citrus. Flavor is where it shines, with complex blend of the tastes associated with the aforementioned aromas. Spicy, fruity but not very sweet at all. Zesty, spicy finish. This beer has Moutueka hops and it shows (see note below). Mouthfeel is light and the beer has a nice CO2 bite.

Personal note: This reminds me of a New Zealand-made hopped extract beer kit that I brewed in the first year I started homebrewing. I think it was called Black Rock. It was a pale, dry beer that was lightly hopped with Moutueka hops and due to the high fermentation temperature that summer in my apartment it had a yeasty character. The yeastiness of this beer coupled with the distinctive aroma and flavor of the hops reminds me very much of that landmark brew of the Summer of 1995.)

Nostalgia aside, this beer is very well made and is world-class.

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Photo of Seanniek91
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served from a 12oz bottle into a Smuttynose tulip big beer glass.

Appearance- Hazy golden with a quick half-finger of off white head. Mild lacing.

Smell- Musty/bready yeast, tart lemon rind, floral hops, earthy herbaceousness. Fairly "typical" saison aromas.

Taste- There's a lot going on here. Starts off with a lightly tart orange or lemon flavor which quickly fades to a hoppy and malty full-bodied farmhouse. Bready yeast, earthy hops, light citrus. Lots happening.

Mouthfeel- Quick bubbly carbonation. Smooth and crisp.

Overall- A nice hoppy sessionable saison. I'm glad I finally got around to trying this one.

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Photo of hoptualBrew
4.37/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, part of a trade thanks to Newkidroundhere

Really solid label work first off, love the details of noodlin on the front! Pours a cloudy yet vibrant hay color. White head pillows up from some good carbonation.

Aroma is interesting. Salty tang-like phenols, spice, sweet coriander mixed with some lemon peel. There's a grassy, floral hop character that melds in as well. Reminiscent of the modern Belgian IPA.

Palate is mild, fruity, slightly bitter in the finish. Slightly tart up front, funky, sweet lemon, fruit esters, mild tropical fruit.

Moderately high carbonation, slight bitterness in the back. Dry finish, with a near salty aspect to it. And no I did not eat any salty foods prior to this tasting.

Overall, really solid beer. At first, I did not much care for it, but it really grew on me throughout the tasting. Love the take on the style, shows hops do have a place in the Saison style.

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Photo of notchucknorris
4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a light golden color with just a tinge of haze to it. A one finger white head fades pretty quickly.

S: A sweet, slightly funky aroma that smells amazing. Green apple, hay, lemon pepper, grassy hop notes, vanilla and some caramel malt. Smells really great.

T: Lemon, some light bready malt, green apple skin, chardonnay grapes, a touch of funk, white pepper and a lingering grassy hop note. Ends on a slightly peppery and dry hop note. Could use just a touch more carbonation, but a really nice saison.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Hopleaf. Served in their branded tulip.

A - White foam settles to a near-complete cap, thick collar, and splotches of lace. Lightly hazed orange-amber body.

S - Fruity citrus and grassy hop notes, lightly toasted grains, some tangy yeast notes, perhaps a bit a wheat.

T - The taste is a bit more grain and malt heavy, before yielding to some nice citrus and stone fruit sweetness in the finish. Bready, with mildly spicy yeast character, but not as phenolic as the aroma.

M - Dry, grainy, medium body, with zesty carbonation. Crisp and clean finish. A tad heavier than I was expecting for 5.2%, but still sufficiently effervescent for the style.

D - A nice farmhouse ale. Promising start for a new brewery in the market; I'll have to try a few more of Prairie's offerings in the future.

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Photo of mltobin
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
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 TMoney2591
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

What better place to start with a new brewery than their standard, eh? This stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of dirty white foam. The nose comprises wheat, mild orange zest, light sweet biscuit, and a general sense of a rustic field (or something along those lines). The taste brings in more of the same, along with a pervasive rustic tartness. There's some decent funk in here, but it doesn't go overboard. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a damn solid saison, heavy on both the funk and the enjoyment.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.09/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 5.8.13

A - Pours a cloudy light orange with a good two inch fine-foamy off-white head with good retention.

S - Hoppy, candy, slight wood, earthy and some funk.

T - Sweet honey, hops, flowers, very subtle funk on the tongue.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Hoppy, light, citrus candy in a bottle. A unique sweetiness in their beers.

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Photo of nickfl
4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - pours with one finger of white foam on top of a lightly hazy, dark golden body. The foam settles at a moderate pace and leaves nice lace.

S - Wheat and lots of zesty, fruity hop notes.

T - thick wheat up front with some lemon pepper. Fruity notes of guava in the middle and a finish of lemon and musty wheat.

M - A fairly thick body, moderate carbonation, and a dry finish,

D - Very nice, the hop aroma is excellent and the balanced finish makes for a very drinkable beer.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Half finger head with little retention and some lacing on a clear dark golden body. Aroma is excellent with nice presence of the hops including lemon zest, peppercorn, grapefruit, tangerine and mild yeast presence. Flavor of bready malts, belgian yeast, lemon zest, sweet and mildly tart citrus, grass and club soda. Medium body and moderate carbonation with only a semidry finish. Very nice hop additions here with the saison and Belgian presence at the base which is well balanced and not overwhelmed by the hops.

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Photo of Ri0
4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Poured from 12 oz bottle into Duvel tulip. A nice deep golden hazy straw color with a monster fluffy white head all the way to the top of my tulip. Slowly came down; minimal lacing.

S - Fantastic aroma of sour citrus, lemon zest, Maybe some grass and spice with floral hops. Really like the smell.

T - Nice light hop bitter up front follows with lemon zest, clove and grass with slight funk. Hints of spice with malt backbone. Bitter hop finish.

M - It felt light and fizzy in my mouth and left me very refreshed.

O - This is a well crafted Saison that would do well for anyone venturing into this style. Wish I could find beer like this in WI for summer. Thanks to deadonhisfeat for sending one my way.

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Photo of bmwats
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle, into a footed tulip.

A: Light amber or dark golden. Pours a slight, bubbly, white head which quickly fades from memory. Very spotty lacing, mostly retreats back into the body of the brew.

S: Plenty of orange, pine resin, a little raspberry, and coriander (methinks).

T: Hay, with a really nice light hop, accentuated with a tinge of fermented raspberry.

M: Light and crisp with a dry, bitter, acidic finish. A bit of a syrupy context.

D: Goes down without much resistance.

Atmosphere is pretty good. Light, shallow hue, with only a slight head and no real lacing. Nose is a really strong combination of pine, honey, and spice. Flavor is a lightly hopped hay with a subtle touch of fermented fruit. Overall, this is a good quaff.

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Photo of impending
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-

12oz into a tulip. Pours a crystal clear light orange copper, small but dense yellowish head, ok lacing.

The scent is rich of citrus, mango, pineapple and pear. No mustiness but a nice phenolic camphor, indubitably a high hopped saison.

Mildly sweet, mildly dry. Plenty of hops in the taste as well but relatively low in bitter. Thin bodied appropriate mouthfeel. The aftertaste has a pleasant but steep decline to just an echo. Excellent barbecue brew. This is a perfect hot mid day drinking brew.
cheers
jd

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Photo of ehammond1
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle (2013)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, baconsausage!

Murky, hazy golden straw color. Quickly forming head of white bubbles, but not a persistent one. Spots and smears of stick left down the glass.

As the name of the beer implies, this has a very standard, very straightforward saison aroma--which I like very much. Grain, sweetness, dry hay and grass, earthy notes, and some cracker and cereal. Some initial Band-Aid at cooler temperatures.

The flavor is similar to the aroma: sweet grain, hay and grass, mild pepper and lemon notes, moderate bitterness. Incredibly drinkable.

Medium to fuller in body for the style with moderate carbonation. I suppose I wish the body was a bit more lively.

Very nice, traditional saison.

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Photo of babaracas
4.16/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy gold with towering soapy head, slowly settling to a thin layer with a couple of rings of sticky lace left behind. Smell: tangerine, spiciness, apricot, dough, dry grass. Taste: grapefruit zest, sweet orange, pepper, grape and grassy notes. Medium bodied, light carbonation, juicy feel. Really nice.

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