Prairie Standard | Prairie Artisan Ales

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Brewed by:
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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Ratings: 1,384 |  Reviews: 240
Photo of VABA
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains grassy hops, Belgian yeast, light caramelized malts, some bananas and some citrus.

T: The taste starts out sweet with mild flavors of citrus, bananas and caramel. Then some breadiness comes in from Belgian yeast and a hearty but not too heavy malt character. The hops presence is grassy and strong for the style creating a good balance. The after-taste is slightly bready and slightly hoppy.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a long time if you’re in the mood for the style.

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Photo of Rufus1
3.16/5  rDev -21%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle (no date) into straight thin glass the same temperature as the beer. Very pale yellow. Hazy with tons of fizz. Two finger foamy white head that becomes rocky as it settles. Nice clingy lacing. Streaming bubbles. Not a pretty brew due to its muddiness. Smells slightly of citrus hops. Flavor is disappointingly mild. Tart to almost sour. Maybe the carbonation? Not much flavor. No hops. All this combines into a thin almost watery mouthfeel like drinking club soda. An OK brew for what it is. This is my first saison so I am a rookie on this type. I'll try some others from this brewery to see if I can find one that more suits my taste. Thanks to the brewers that created this offering.

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Photo of mjwellman
4.43/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Beerasaurus
4.34/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerMe8
3.92/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.42/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a nice looking hazy golden yellow to orange color with a big foamy and bubbly head that dissipated and to a semi - bubbly lacing. Light stringy lacing glazed along the sides of the glass. The smell started off with a mostly lemony edge leading to a slight sweet fresh grassiness. The taste copied the smell and carried into the aftertaste, nice and sweet, glossing into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body. Sessionable, yes, definitely! Carbonation seemed fairly smooth. Overall, yeah, I liked it more for me but honestly, for a saison, the lemon overpowered a lot. Still, I’d have this again.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
3.76/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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