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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:
#3,759
Reviews:
240
Ratings:
1,384
pDev:
8.75%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
264
Trade:
8
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,384 |  Reviews: 240
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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Photo of arizcards
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a single from Craft Beer Hop Stop on 11/11/16 for$2.75. Bottled on 9-21-16.

Beer poured golden with a nice white head that had some hang time.

Nose is grassy with light fruits.

Taste has the classic grassy peppery apple notes finishing dry with a bit of a citrus hop bite.

Mouthfeel is light and dances across the palate with each sip.

Overall rates up there with the top shelf American brewers creating Saisons. Would definitely have again!

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Photo of rkf1976
3.77/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of azurel
4.31/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a light golden color with a egg shell white head. Dissapates quickly with minimal lacing.

Aroma is fruity, citrus, lime, slight lemon....Some funk undertones, grassy, earthy notes.

Taste is fruity esters, heavy lime notes, lemon, light cracker notes. Almost has a slight white grape note mid swallow.
Minimal bitterness....

Mouth feel is light, moderate carbonation with a dry finish.

Wonderful farmhouse ale

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Photo of BLZR
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of xchgr
3.66/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ordybill
4.56/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at Taco Mac in Douglasville, GA. The appearance is a murky gold straw color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is light hops and fruit. The taste is fruit, hops and some pepper. A really good beer.

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Photo of Wiffler27
4.42/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

pours a very cloudy light gold with a solid head, looks damn good.

smell is fruity and light, some tartness and grassy notes. a hoppy saison for sure

grassy herbal notes hit first and it ends with a citrus zest. light and clean, nice hops. best saison i've ever had. this is really damn good, could crush these in the summer.

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Photo of MaltsOfGlory
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle

Pours one finger of white head into my can-style glass. Head is somewhat soapy, and I can hear it fizzing away. Within about two minutes the head is gone. Leaving behind a small amount of film on top of the body. Could get some nice lacing here, we'll see. The body is a perfect, cloudy orange. When held up to the light the carbonation appears to be medium-low. The head wasn't stellar, but I actually like the way this beer looks so far.

The aroma is very flowery, with a borderline honey aroma. Maybe even caramely. Fruity esters are hidden in here, along with some clove. The traditional saison aroma takes a backseat to this, somehow even sweeter aroma. For being a "hoppy" saison, I don't get much I’m the way of hops on the nose. Anyways, a very nice nose here. It's different from your average saison, while still having the classic flavors as a subtle supporting cast. Close to a 4.25, but not quite there.

I may be drinking this a tad warm, but still well below room temperature. The flavor reminds me of the nose in the sense that those traditional flavors are there, the clove, esters, etc. And they are not huge flavors, just like they weren't huge aromas. The difference is that I'm not getting those other smoother, sweeter flavors that I was picking up in the aroma. It's a nice beer, tasty and drinkable, but it's a little simple and doesn't pack quite a big enough flavor for me. The beer finishes with a lingering dryness, which is to be expected. Still not much in the way of a hop presence though.

The mouthfeel is good for a saison. Medium body, with a medium carbonation, and a dry finish. Very nice and drinkable.

Drinkability is very good as already mentioned, it's a light and tasty brew.

Overall there is nothing wrong with this beer. Perhaps the flavor is getting a harsh grade because I was intrigued by the aroma, and it didn't come through on the flavor. Either way, this is a nice beer, but not one that is knocking my socks off. I would still be happy to drink this any day though.

The appearance turned out pretty meh. I basically got no lacing at all here. Frankly for a beer with no lacing, and a sub par head, I actually still liked the look. Maybe it's just been a while since I've had a good cloudy Belgian beer, but it still didn't look too bad.

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Photo of mattsucks
3.86/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.3/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of josanguapo
4.01/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From Belgium in a Box. After dinner. In Teku glass. Not as hoppy as the label suggested me. A nice standard saison with a pleasant funkyness. There are other similar much cheaper alternatives, like the Leifur I recently had. Overhyped. More foam tha desiderable requiring 2 pours.

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Photo of csurowiec
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TCMike
4.47/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Zazzi82
3.93/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | 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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