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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:
#3,771
Reviews:
240
Ratings:
1,384
pDev:
8.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
264
Trade:
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Ratings: 1,384 |  Reviews: 240
Photo of kitch
4.14/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 12 fl oz bottle with a Julian bottled on date of 15415, meaning it was bottled on 3rd June 2015. It was poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: It poured a clear golden colour with a two finger puffy white head with good retention and decent stringy lacing.

Aroma: Strong tropical mango followed by some tangy citrus lemon, fresh orange juice, coriander, honeydew, cantaloupe.

Taste: Lemon, lime, orange, light barnyard, white pepper spice and slight grass hop finish.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, medium bodied with mid to high carbonation.

Overall: There was less barnyard funk than I expected, but the light sourness, crispness and strong fruitiness made it very easy and nice to drink.

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Photo of rank9262
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of RonaldTheriot
3.5/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Prairie Standard has a medium, off-white head, a cloudy, yellow-gold appearance, with tight bubble streams. The beer becomes sort of white-yellow, once the bottom sediment is swished and poured in. Lacing is fairly substantial. The aroma is on the low-profile side, but the drinker can detect subtle horse blanket, lemon pith, white bread, and coriander. Taste is the same- low profile, but the same elements of the aroma are noticeable. A little white pepper and mild hop aroma show up, too. Mouthfeel is high medium, Prairie Standard finishes on the dry side of the equation.

RJT

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Photo of rcjennings
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nunya
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of thatche2
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.7/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SFNC
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look is pale, slightly hazy straw yellow with a pillowy white head. Plenty of bubble activity. The smell is cirtusy with a strong yeast presence. Taste is tart lemon, lime, wheat, some yeasty funk. Very light, dry and thirst quenching. Overall, it's a very good Saison.

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Photo of dabear85
4.38/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JamesLeung
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of curtisjoseph
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of twenteone
2.63/5  rDev -34.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of IckyT2012
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AdamSteve
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jadjunk
3.96/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

No label information. Brewed in the style of a Saison / Farmhouse Ale, available in 12 oz. bottles and on year-round draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a snifter glass.

(Appearance) Pours a foamy fizzed head of a pearl white over a moderately hazy pale amber body with ample and active carbonation. Retention is average and lacing is light and spotty. 3.75

(Smell) Pale and biscuit malts with a potent hop profile of fruit, citrus rinds, soft grass with a modest perceived bitterness. Yeast characters are perceived as enjoyable per the style, a nice saison yeast that solidifies the style and accents the fruit and citrus characters of the hop profile with light acidity, delicate effervescence and tanginess. Potency is moderate. 4

(Taste) The flavor finds a nice, centralized balance between the malt, hop and yeast profiles that maintains from the front to the finish. Pale malts with a touch of biscuit grain body and a moderate sweetness, ample fruity hop character with a slight citrus and spice bite, and an equally prevalent yeast note that doesn't dry out the profile, but rather presents a more comprehensive fresh fruit flavor and delicate, but pleasing and complimentary finish with a trailing of coriander and peppercorn spiciness. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, lightly chewy, smooth, clean, medium dry. Carbonation is moderate for the style, generating a medium frothiness and a moderately crisp finish. Body is medium for the style, shy of medium overall. Balance is nearly even sweet to hoppy bitter and earthy spice. Alcohol presence is very low and there are no off characters. 3.75

(Overall) A very satisfactory and highly drinkable Saison ale from Prairie, and it's good to see a nicely balanced American-brewed Saison without a flavor overhaul in any one direction. All of the components play nicely off of one-another. It's hard to tell by the website, but if this is a year-round release, it's an easy buy to justify in large quantities. Atlanta's Prairie supply is unfortunately at a trickle so it's difficult to tell which of their releases are one-offs from year-rounds, but regardless, I'm patiently awaiting an opportunity to get more outstanding beers like this one and would love to have this in my regular rotation. Recommended. 4

Prairie Artisan Ales
/5.00

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Photo of Loudenough
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mark-Leggett
3.64/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 20holmbrew
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bigleague
4.09/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Momon
3.82/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Prairie Standard from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 1,384 ratings
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