Prairie Standard | Prairie Artisan Ales

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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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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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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.47/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very delightful mellow glow with a happy, creamy cap of 2 fingers. Exquisite.

Nose is of lemon, yeast, pepper, berry, fruity candy, dry grass.

Flavor is just insanely delicious. Lots of great peppery yeast notes, lemon rind, clove, banana, with a grassy hop bite and fruity candy at the finish.

Feel is another bull's eye. It's extremely refreshing, crisp, almost too carbonated but just right, and has a dry, grassy finish.

An outstanding, stellar Farmhouse Ale. I'll be picking more up.

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Photo of JackRWatkins
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: pours a pale straw gold with a smooth, bright white, half finger head
S: immediate pine and grassy hop character melding wonderfully with a very zippy, yeasty tartness, some peppery notes and citrus along with pine, serious lemon (smells wonderful)
T:dry and grainy, with subtle yeast notes, and a crisp, clean finish. Plenty of citrus but not nearly as tart as one might guess from the nose, there is a subtle minerality and straw-like character to the finish that is very nice
M: very dry
O: an excellent saison, one of the best "less traditional" saisons that I've had, way better than 'merica, which I honestly hated.

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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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Prairie Standard from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 1,415 ratings