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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
prairieales.com

Style: Belgian Saison

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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251
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1,435
pDev:
8.75%
 
 
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Photo of kkarimi
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Human_Natures_Son
5/5  rDev +25%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Abstractspirit
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chinchill
3.19/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

From a bottle at the 2017 Decatur Beer Festival.
Hazy very pale golden body with a huge white head.
Lightly funky aroma.
Moderately tart and mild flavor for style, with light funk and fruitiness.
Lively carbonation.

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Photo of Lebowskied
4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of jmh21
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of andrewh995
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a semi hazy gold with a small white head. Smells of lime, yeast, spices, and malt. Tastes of light hops, slightly sweet malt, spices, yeast, and lime. Medium in body and medium-light carbonation. Overall an incredible saison.

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

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

Photo of Commandophile
4.29/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craigbelly
4.06/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour is whitish yellow no visibility, with tons of foamy head and beading. Farmy yeast with spices, champagne, and floral hops. Dry with some spices, nice mild bitterness which increases with time. Not sour but lightly tart. Somewhere between a saison and a tripel for me. It looks like and smells like a wonderful saison, but has hoppy spiciness.

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Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.16/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpaethJam
4.08/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of yoshie
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Premo88
4.07/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into tulip
(February

L: yellow to dark yellow, murky, not quite full gold but with gold highlights, like browning golden hay; almost a gusher, very Prairie Artisan with so much carbonation that even a careful pour renders a one-inch tall head of white foam that sticks some; huge amount of activity keeps a full collar and skin of white foam; clears up some over time but never gets fully clear, a classically rustic look and craft ale gorgeous

S: fruity sweet, pina colada, orange candy/sherbert, pineapple, cantaloupe ... as it warms some of the yeasty earth notes show up, slight bit of hay and wet hay

T: earthy yeast, lime peel, lemon ... hint of allspice or clove from the yeast; not sour or even that tart but it does have some of citrus flavor of lime/lemon; very earthy to the point of almost being bitter, especially compared to the super sweet nose; biscuit malt backbone, hint of sweetness, almost caramel or mango rinds/skins

F: fluffy light with a finishing crispness, very nice and a signature of the brewery

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Photo of brymtb
2.92/5  rDev -27%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

....or we could say...average average average

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Photo of cdean801
4.11/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of mamaraza
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Taste: crisp cracker bread yeast notes with herbs. Wheat grain yeast nose. Gold, clear, white head with ring lattice of lace. Medium body. Tangy herbal Farmhouse, but not overly hopped. 25 IBUs

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Photo of Gajo74
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Having a nice summer lunch out on the deck calls for a Saison. Prairie Standard answered the call.
From the bottle it pours a cloudy and hazy straw that is reminiscent of a rustic or barnyard setting. Carbonation is visible. A thumbnail length head retains decently.
The initial smelling of it emits a slight wild yeast funk. This is followed by a good helping of fruity esters that produce aromas of pear and citrus peel. The malt aroma rounds out things and consists of cracker and honey.
Served cold, the initial flavors are simple. They consist of mild pear with a soft coating of honey malt. Beyond that, the overall palate is relatively dry and with a clean finish. The body is medium with moderate carbonation. As the drink warms, the flavors unlock and bring about more understated complexity. For one, the crackery malt flavor opens up as does a sense of rustic artisanal bread. As this bready quality becomes more pronounced, it is accompanied by a moderate peppery spice and mild hops bitterness. In addition, the finish becomes more lemony as well the onset of a touch of bret tones.
I though this was a nice Saison that developed nicely. A good pairing with food.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.4/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I’ve had the Prairie Standard Saison from Prairie Artisan Ales many times. It’s becoming my “standard Saison”. I love it, like so much else from Prairie Artisan Ales.

Look: semi-clear yellow with a thin bubbly white head.

Aroma: citrus, yeast, pepper

Taste: It is a somewhat hoppy Farmhouse Ale. The taste is wheat, lemon, grapefruit, some brett, perhaps pepper.

Feel: Dry, crisp and very refreshing and thirst quenching.

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Prairie Standard from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 1,435 ratings