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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.

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Photo of pinyin
4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A perfect all around farmhouse ale.

Light in color and abv%, heavy in texture and flavor. Nice cloudy yellowish light gold. Very refreshing on a warm day. Yeast profile seems kind of hybrid, with a blend of saison and helles lager. Nose is very citrus, lemon and nectarine tasting notes. Overall this a subdued and well balanced farm house ale. Very sessionable, albeit the heavier texture of a saison, I could easily see drinking 3-4 of these. While this is my first taste Of Prairie Artisan Ales, I am looking forward to trying them all as they become available in NY state thanks to Remarkable Liquids, a high end distribution outlet working hard to get us the best.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a large three-finger foamy white head. Light amount of spotty lacing.

S - Aromas of lemon and peppery yeast.

T - The taste is very refreshing. Lemon and lime upfront followed by peppery yeast. There is some graininess in the finish.

M - Light bodied with medium carbonation. Very crisp and clean mouthfeel.

O - This is a Saison. The flavors are very clean and refreshing. This is a perfect warm weathe beer.

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Photo of ranger7
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: Hazy yellow. Thin white head which dissipates quickly. Good lacing. I like the hand-drawn label and bottlecap.
S: Lemon and lime.
T: Lime. Grassy? Nice. Refreshing.
F: Light bodied. Good carbonation.
O: Good. A nice example of the style. The lime taste is a nice change.

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Photo of MtnSoup
3.27/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Sort of confused by the reviews of this one - beguiled by Prairie perhaps; regardless, it's a decent representation of this style, but it fell short in virtually every category for me...very faint citrus/lemon, and farmhouse flavors, but overall I just get malt and an almost lager taste.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.4/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Eh, am I missing something here? Tastes like perfume and flowers. I get dough and bread on the backend and an earthiness as well. I assume this isn't how it normally is. Or at least, I hope not.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, with some sort of smeared coded bottling information on the side. Shelton Brothers just recently hit my area with lots of bottles, so I know this one is fresh. My third beer from Prairie Artisan Ales, and my second of their saison / farmhouse ale offerings. My bottle lists a 5.60% abv.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a nice bright cloudy golden orange, with just a bit of yeast sedimentation noticeable, and one finger of soft fluffy white head. Doesn't leave much lacing behind, but it looks solid either way.

S - The aroma is much more on par with what I expect from a saison than their Prairie Birra was. Floral, herbal, & malty, with an almost gose-like sour / saltiness to it.

T - Taste is crisp & zesty, lemony & citrusy, herbal & floral. Grainy & bready with crisp saison yeast. As noted, the Motueka hops add a nice lemon / lime citrus flavor to the brew.

M - Crisp, clean, & zesty. Medium-bodied with excellent carbonation.

Overall, an excellent every day easy-drinking saison. By far one of those most solid representations of the style that I've yet to try, and I continue to look forward to more from Prairie.

Prairie Standard -----4/5.

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Photo of Evahflow
3.66/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a tulip

A- golden with an orange hue, inch of head that doesn't stick around, I'd say average farmhouse coloring

S-toasted malts, citrus zest, spicy earthiness

T- pils malt, citrus zest, lime, grassy dry earthy finish.

M- decent mouth feel, medium carbonation, good crisp dryness

O- this is a decent saison. I expected more coming from prairie. I'd like the saison yeast to shine through a little more. Overalls this is a decent offering that is pretty drinkable

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.43/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a light golden color with a white head. Earthy farmhouse aroma with some grain and spicy yeast. A touch of lemongrass.

The taste is earthy and slightly spicy with lemon and floral notes. Fairly bitter. Dry, spicy, earthy, muted funk. Abrasive even with the herbal bite.

Highly carbonated, spritsy brew. Overall it's decent but not crazy good standard saison. I'd drink it again.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a schooner, the beer is a slightly hazy, yellow-straw coloring with a fizzy, filmy, surface coating of head. Aromas of toasted grains, lemon zest, dill, basil, jasmine, tangerine, cut grass, and subtle pepper spice. Flavors are a little more hop forward, with a bit of cedar, grassy notes, and a citrus blend of tangerine and lime. The spice blend is there, too, to layer the palate. Light bready backbone, almost like a pie crust, with some lemon notes coming forward at the end of the palate. The body is full, but light in mouth, with a citrus and herbal balance in the aftertaste. The finish is light, smooth, and slightly effervesced. Extremely drinkable beer.

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Photo of ksimons
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A clear yellow golden color with visible carbonation bubbles and a fingers worth of white head that disappears quickly. Nice aroma of bready malts, citrus fruits, light sweet fruits, and yeast. Taste has a light malt backbone, citrus, mild hop notes. Lightish in body and carbonation. Overall a very refreshing beer, would be great on a summer day.

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Photo of iTunesUpdates
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very balanced and high drink-ability. Picked up a 4 pk and can't wait to pop the rest. I got spoiled by the other stuff Prairie offers or ells I would have scored this higher. Pours very murky, will not make that mistake next time.

Massive head on a light pour and full of carbonation.
Body is light and crisp.
Definitely worth picking up if you find it.

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Photo of stewart124
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy copper with little head.

Apricots and figs in the nose with spice and earthy character.

High carbonation and medium body tickle the tongue. Light caramel and biscuit throughout the beer. Simple and yet wonderful. Lemon and kiwi come in from the hops. Such a solid American saison. Love this.

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Photo of jakewatt135
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

super balanced beer. man this would be awesome if I could get this all the time. very drinkable, perfect beer to sit back and enjoy with a meal. not a showstopper just wonderful. not every beer needs to be profound.

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Photo of oberon
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into my Hennepin stemmed glass a hazed straw color with a fluffy bone white head that settles into a frothy mass after quite awhile.Lemon oils really stand out in the nose with a hint of funk and toasted cereal grain.Quite refreshing on the palate with lemon really standing out along with mild yeasty phenols,a hint of white pepper and some toasted cereal grains in the finish.A great "table" beer to be had.

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Photo of Sparty1224
3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: 12 oz. bottled poured into a tulip. Bottled on 11/25/14, making this about 2.5 months old.

A: Pours a mostly clear, bright golden yellow. White head dissipates very quickly.

S: Touch of banana, clove. A hint of nectarine. Some spiciness from the hops as well.

T: Very clean and crisp. Not the most complex flavor profile. The traditional farmhouse saison flavors get a bit masked by the hopping here. Slight bready banana notes up front, finishes sweet and spicy though.

M: Crisp, good carbonation. A touch dry on the finish, but finishes clean.

O: Was initially very excited to try this beer once Prairie hit town again. I like mixing up all the winter dark beers with an occasional saison. But this one is fairly basic stuff when it comes to saisons, or even hoppy saisons. Not a lot of complexity in the nose or flavor profile. It is clean and balanced though, so it's got that at least.

Recommendation: It's a nice warm weather beer if you're in the mood for a saison, but don't go out of your way to pick it up.

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Photo of larryarms847
3.71/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a light straw colored golden yellow with very lively, but thin carbonation.

This beer includes the entire farmhouse. Tons of funk, biscuity, floral, and slight hints of citrus. The faint whiff of cat piss is what degraded this score for me. Every couple of minutes I'd get a whiff of a very astringent odor of ammonia.

Subtle citrus notes, tons of tart funk, bready malts, and very herbal/floral.

Light-bodied, high carbonation, astringent, and lots of bitter funk.

Overall, while I did enjoy this brew, the unfortunate cat piss-like ammonia aroma got to me after a while.

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Photo of Pliny_the_Self-righteous
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into teku. Pours hazy and pale yellow in color with minimal bubbly head and minimal lacing. Aroma is mostly saison yeast with a citrusy lemon-lime overtone. Mouth feel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated. Palate is lemon, lime, and peppercorn…sour throughout and finishes dry. A nice saison…easy drinker.

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Photo of Mikus
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First Prairie brew. Translucent, hazy pale golden gorgeousness. Slight ring of bubbles and bit of transient lacing. Fun bottle art. Big ass lime note, bready/bit yeasty base, hint of peppery snap... Aromas led right into the flavors. Bright, clean citrus. Subdued enough to be a daily drinker, but interesting and complete enough to keep it fresh. Clean, light mouthfeel with a crisp (with a bit of a juicy note) aftertaste. Prairie has hit Eastern OH, and I couldn't be more excited. Try this. Farmhouse + bonus.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle. Served in a Prairie Teku, the beer pours a hazy dark gold color with about a half inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. The brew smells like bready malt, peppery spice, citrus, melon and a bit of earthy floralness. It tastes like melon, bananas, bready/grainy malt, honey, peppery spice and some white grape/wine. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit creamy with moderate carbonation. I think this is an OK brew overall and I won't have any problems finishing the 4-pack, but it's not one of the better Prairie ales I've tried. The longer I drank this, the less I liked it. Still, it's worth picking up if you've never had it before.

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Photo of wedge
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow with a frothy, sticky white head on top. Aroma is spicy and on the sharp side at first...freshly milled malt, cracked pepper, wet hay, flowers, and earth. Flavor gets things working more in harmony; the peppery yeast is still at the forefront, but a nice cereal maltiness starts to smooth it out before a light lime and melon finish. Fairly light and zesty, leaving the mouth dry. Definitely has the drinkability nailed down. The aroma is perhaps a little overly rustic, but it helps lend an authentically "farmhouse" feel to the whole deal.

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Photo of tastybeer
4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy golden straw colored beer with a nice cakey white head that in due time fades to a lumpy layer leaving a sticky ring of sheety lace on the glass. Aroma is a bit wacky farmhouse. First thing that comes to mind is an unidentified stinky fruit that is somewhere between tropical and fig and bergamot. A little wine-like, slightly phenolic, certainly floral, with maybe honey, and an interesting array of spicy yeasty aromas. Taste follows right along the same lines. White wine nuances, slight tart bitterness, rooty veggies, a shroomy earthiness, spicy hop, and wild flowers or potpourri. Mouthfeel is smooth, evenly and finely carbonated, approaching dryness, and somewhat fluffy in texture. Overall an enjoyably farmy, earthy, and fairly unusual saison.

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Photo of handcrafty
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice clean, quaffable saison. Bright carbonation and slight funkiness. Great simplicity here. Notes of melon, banana and long grains. Good stuff for a hot day, or a freezing one begging for summer.

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Photo of rapayn01
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I found a bottle in a local liquor store a week or two after visiting Tulsa where I noticed Prairie beers available on tap. It has a bit of hop, but the overall taste leans toward Belgian-style yeast.

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

Damn. This is impressive. The nose is brilliant - fragrant, rustic, fruity, wild, hoppy, yeasty, phenolic - and balanced. Grainy with a clean pils malt character, fruity with a blend of lemon and some tropical fruit, wild without Brett in that there's an earthy, yeasty funk, hoppy with a clean bitterness and phenolic with a blend of saison yeast and spices. The palate is well-represented on the nose, is light in body and crisply carbonated. Brilliantly focused and structured, this can give Upright's Five a run for its money in the hoppy saison category. Excellent stuff.

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Photo of humuloner22
4.52/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I didn't know what to think of this one at first.

Appearance: Hazy light golden color. Like a Saison. Decent amount of light head that sticks around.

Smell: When I first opened this one, my first thought was "is this a sour?" it has a sour note on the nose initially, however after it opened up it developed those tell tell saison aromas. Clove, cardamom, yeasty Belgian style aromas. Lots going on on the nose of this one for sure!

Taste: Not so much sour, but it does have a little acidity going on. Maybe you could attribute that to the hops, considering it has a New Zealand style of hops that the brewery describes as lime like. Definitely some clove and funk on the taste. Kind of thin, like many Saisons are. I don't know how to describe this beer other than it is different. Its like a lot of beers but unlike any I have ever had too!

Overall: I was impressed by this one. Its a good brew. My only complaint is I wish it had a bit more body other than that is is solid. I could drink this one more often if it were more readily available.

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Prairie Standard from Prairie Artisan Ales
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