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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

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Photo of AlexFields
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours clear amber color with a thin head. Does not look like a saison!

Doesn't smell like a saison either! Nose is an explosion of tropical hops, pineapple and exptic spices. Reminds me immediately of Lagunitas beers, especially Little Sumpin' Sumpin' and Sucks. Smells awesome!

Taste is a little disappointing after the nose but still very good. Much less fruity and more bitter than I expected. Still some nice pineapple and banana and mango flavors, some grassy hops that I definitely wasn't getting from the nose. Really tastes like an IPA and I'm not sure why this is classified as a saison.

Mouthfeel is great, excellent carbonation and very drinkable.

This is a really good beer, I could session this for sure. Very much my kind of hoppy beer. Really similar to a Lagunitas beer I think.


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Photo of DaveHack
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a CS Cellar Reserve balloon at 50 degrees.

Pours a hazy orange/yellow. Thick head dissapates leaving heavy lacing. This looks great!

Smell reminds of a forest, lol...sort of. Fresh grass, fresh hop aroma, citrus, and a little mustiness. The smell on this is really good. I wanted to give it a 4.25, but it is definitely closer to 4.5 than 4.

First taste is slightly bitter and tart. There is a little bit of citrus tang along with hop flavor. It's kind of a hard thing to pinpoint, but the 'Hoppy Saison' nails it.

There is a slight creaminess to this. You can feel it cover your mouth with flavor, if that makes any sense. Carbonation is about PERFECT.

This beer is really what I search for. There is a ton of flavor in a 5.2% beer. I really enjoyed this a lot and look forward to trying more of Prairie's offerings in the future. (Also, from what I understand, this is the brewer from Redbud....Cuvee 3 and 4 are awesome beers too....someone is doing it right!)

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Photo of bump8628
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Served in Prairie Artisan Ales glassware - nice! Looks great, clear goldenrod with an inch-thick cap of white foam that lays down a few rings of lace. Excellent balance of flavors - tropical fruits, honey, lime, pepper, clove, and a punch of spicy hops. Malt is clean with a light sugar cookie sweetness and rustic cereal flavor. More refined than the bottled version. A sessionable, flavorful, locally brewed saison. What's not to like? A new go-to at better beer bars.

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Photo of thefilmcake
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

The beer pours a transparent golden with two fingers of white foam. It has an herby, sour smell. The taste is crisp and slightly sour with hints of orange and sour apple. The mouthfeel seemed both crisp and flat. Not too sour along with a manageable ABV make this a very drinkable beer.

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Photo of MinorThreat
4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Generously sent from jtmiller03, can't thank you enough buddy.

A-Hazy light gold with rocking pillowy head and clingy retention

S-Full on barnyard funk and citrus. Horse blanket, clove, orange, tangerine and lemon

T-Slight sweet cereal grain notes, yeast funk, and orange peel. Very refreshing yet complex.

M-Dry and crisp with a nice amount of gas

O-Such a great session saison. They hoppy notes of citrus really take this one way over the top. I only wish I had this on the shelves locally. Also worth noting: the best beer label I've seen in some years... absolutely hilarious.

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Photo of StaveHooks
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle served in a Duvel Tulip

A - Burnt golden orange, cloudy, an aggressive pour reveals 2 fingers of white suds. Funny label with "Nooodling" instructions. I would have to have at least a six pack before sticking my hand in a hole for a catfish to bite.

S - Alfalfa, pine, soft floral notes, spicy phenols, apricots, clove, cracked wheat, clean citrus, there's an odd slightly funky aroma I can't nail down.

T - Fresh cracked wheat, dry dusty hay, limes, white pepper, has a bright almost lactic sensation, malts give the impression of sweetness while overall staying very dry. Finishes with a dry herbal hop character and limes sticking to the palate on the aftertaste.

M - Light to medium body, low carbonation, smooth feel.

Love to see a 5% ABV Saison! Awesome aroma, fresh and dry with plenty of hop character while not taking over the other flavors. Needs a little more carbonation, it's low right off the bat and quickly drops off. Very good. This is the first beer I've had from Prairie and I'm excited to try more. I could drink a sixer of this anytime.

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Prairie Standard from Prairie Artisan Ales
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