Prairie Standard | Prairie Artisan Ales

Prairie StandardPrairie Standard
BA SCORE
86.5%
Liked This Beer
4 w/ 1,376 ratings
Prairie StandardPrairie Standard
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:
#3,564
Reviews:
238
Ratings:
1,376
Liked:
1,190
Avg:
4/5
pDev:
8.75%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
261
Trade:
8
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,376 |  Reviews: 238
Photo of Keepnitrl
3.62/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of XsoldoutX
3.6/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheWolf
3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very good for the style.

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

Photo of valkyre65
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Newbeergeek1
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Just OK for me. Glad I tried it and I bought a six pack in anticipation of it being great. After all six I can say it was just nice.

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Photo of bluesyasian
3.87/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Picky-when-paying-89
3.37/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour: Cloudy bright amber, two finger width head, very light minimal lacing upon dissipation.

Nose: Lemon, wheat, earthy. Very clean citrus smell, maybe a touch of orange behind the lemon notes

Taste: Follows the nose. Not dry whatsoever. Very wheaty finish. Doesn't linger long. Orange notes chase the beer down the gullet. Not as complex as anticipated.

Mouthfeel: Soft, light carbonation. Sudsy. A little thick but that doesn't bother me at all.

Overall: Not bad. I had different expectations being touted as a "hoppy farmhouse ale". Very drinkable however. Reminds me more of like a Blue Moon or something. Only a hint of saison flavor. I expected a little more complexity. Clean beer though, would buy again if looking for something safe.

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Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

A bit disappointed.
The Prairie Hop was the first Saison I tasted from this brewery when they were starting out.
Great fruit, just the right amount of bitterness.

This beer doesn't live up to that standard. Most likely the hop profile.
Moteuka doesn't seem to translate into a fruity/ aroma taste. There is too much spicy bitterness and not enough fruit.

Overall, a good Saision. However, not my style. I prefer the well rounded, clove, spicy, just right bitterness.

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Photo of 7irondave
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hazedandconfused13
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DamienArk
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

A low ABV, light-bodied saison with Motueka in the dry-hop? I can already sense that this will be thirst-quenching and extremely drinkable, so let's get right in.

Pours a pale light golden color with a medium body haze and a nicely-building head that retains very, very well. Intense carbonation pushes up from the bottom of my glass quite consistently, rising in streams with each small pour. Swirling the head re-rouses it slightly to several fingers and allows some nice lace to appear. Very nice-looking saison.

Nose is bright, citrusy and slightly funky with big notes of lime peel (which Motueka hops are well-known for), doughy yeast, freshly-baked rye bread and white pepper. Spicy and slightly phenolic, Prairie Standard bears more than a few similarities to a beer Trillium released somewhat recently, Permutation #2. A grisette with Brett and Motueka hops, it bore similar bright citrus notes and rustic funkiness, and drinking this (which came first, by the way) reminds me a lot of that. The flavor is similarly citrusy and has some nice, chewy maltiness combined with a peppery/spicy zing from the saison yeast. The lime notes from Motueka really pop with this beer, I must say, and I think this hop may be at its best in a light-bodied, dry, semi-malty beer like this.

The feel is crisp and airy with some biting dryness and slight bitter pushiness towards the end. The spicy/phenolic edge keeps this from being an overly-citrusy affair, and overall it feels very well-balanced. Absolutely worth drinking, and probably worth drinking more than once, at that!

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

Photo of TerryMills
3/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Weird style of beer but I'm trying to come around to them lol..

Its straw colored ,unfiltered hazy look with 1 finger white head..

Very funky ,kinda smells like wet hay with a hint of hops ..

Taste is pretty much like the smell..

It is what it is, probably decent for the style but not my thing..

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Photo of Badfish
4.32/5  rDev +8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Golden with beautiful white head.

Nose: Funky Belgian yeast hits up front with a mild citrus, herbal kick at the end.

Taste: Dry Belgian funk immediately hits, get some notes of pepper in the middle, followed by subtle hop finish.

Mouth: Light, dry mouthfeel. Very earthy throughout.

Overall: This is one of my favorite saison/farmhouse beers and one of the beers that Prairie puts out.

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Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.25/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A surprise find at the River Valley Co Op in Northhampton, MA

Straw white golden color, hazy with a substantial white foam top.

Sour, funky golden wheat and Belgian yeast all up in the nose. Sour-zesty fruits, mild citrus and major herbal aroma. Very earthy-funky and fruity.

Big 'ol zesty, herbal yeast kick in the face that combines a very unique hop flavor. The hops seem very citrus fruity and dry. The yeast explores the sour, biting funk with notes of dry golden wheat malt and various house hold herbs and spices. Excellent array of flavor's fir this style. Very authentic feeling. White pepper pops out later within an already spicy, herbal edge.

The mouthfeel is zippy with a hop/yeast bite and then becomes full and lush in the finish. Starts out earthy-dry and continues to be dry til the end.

Maybe my first Saison from the prairie lands, very complex and oh, so easy to drink! Very well done.

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Photo of paddymac
4.44/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden Gorgeous

S: Citrus, Lime

T: Slight Hoppy flavor, then spice with a citrus after note

M: Light and sessionable

O: Great Farmhouse. Hops are not overwhelming and the citrus/spice takes precedence. Good beer, good enough to leave a review. Enough said! Drink it if you can find it.

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Photo of pineapple_playa
3.79/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of breardon1776
3.99/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MGoeltz
3.54/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hman43
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: It pours golden with a white head.

Smell: There are earthly aromas with lime. There are hints of pineapple and tropical fruit.

Taste: The flavors are hoppy with spice and lime. There are also low earthly elements, hints of tropical flavors, and a flavor that has vinous elements to it.

Feel: It has a crisp and highly carbonated feel to it. The body is light towards the moderate side. It has a dry finish.

Overall, this is a different take on a saison with the hops taking a more prominent role and the earthly and farmhouse elements being more in the background.

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Prairie Standard from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 86.5% out of 100 with 1,376 ratings
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