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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Prairie Hop is our hop driven saison. This beer is packed with Simcoe and Citra hops. Notes of peach, mango, and tangerine can be found in the flavor and aroma of this beer. The beer finishes dry which helps the hops jump out of the glass flavor wise.

Added by StaveHooks on 12-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,143
Reviews:
186
Avg:
4.21
pDev:
9.03%
 
 
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132
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207
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Photo of Jerk_Store
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bnes09
4.06/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Here I was thinking this was a Belgian IPA and come to find out its classified as a Saison. Interesting how little some of these styles can vary, especially when brewed by innovative American brewers.

Pours a gorgeous orange with towering head that takes several minutes to recede enough to sip the wonderful beer beneath. Lots of yeast at the bottom of the bottle creates a milky haze.

Aroma of grass, weeds, herbs, veggies, cloves, bananas, and yeast. One of the "greenest" smelling beers I've ever purchased.

Buttery bread malt flavor. Follows the fresh botanicals in the nose with added garlic and floral notes. Very spicy overall with moderate yeast tones. Finishes on the dry side.

Moderate to medium body. Grainy, yeasty texture. Well carbonated. Creamy throughout then dry in the end.

I'm impressed yet again from this brewery. Another unique and tasty creation.

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Photo of Inglewood
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rderedin
3.45/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jack_Malts
4.67/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The only thing wrong with this hoppy saison is the alcohol presence.

The aroma is full of juicy pineapple peach and tangerine, along with a hint of pepper and clove.

The taste follows identically but with the tiniest bit of harshness from an almost soapy alcohol off flavor. A lovely tartness follows.

This beer is quite a beauty, a hazy golden brew with a frothy white head that lasts forever. It definitely gives fresh opal a run for it's money, but the alcohol harshness is what holds it back.

Truly an amazing example of what makes american craft brewing so great!

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Photo of NT03
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mattbrat1
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kwjd
4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of teromous
3.05/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

There is a code on the bottle that says:
17351VV2
12:01
19615
So...yeah not really sure what the bottle date is.

Appearance: Light gold hazy body with a ridiculous amount of white foam. Even pouring carefully into a glass will produce enough foam to put out a car fire.

Aroma: It has a very nice spicy hop aroma but I'm not picking up any farmhouse character. The bottle only says "Belgian Style Ale" so I am not sure if this is supposed to be categorized as a Saison/Farmhouse Ale. It certainly has the aroma of a Belgian IPA. There is a nice sweet lemon grass aroma and a bit of a floral character as well.

Taste: It's hard to really start pinning flavors down with the ethanol flavor that comes through. It's pretty strong. Otherwise there is a nice woody flavor to the beer with a touch of bitterness. There really isn't much flavor to this, as if it is watered down.

Mouthfeel: It has an extremely light body and a ton of carbonation that foams on the palate making it even lighter. It makes for a bit of an odd drinking experience as if the beer has no real presence in the mouth.

Overall: I started out really impressed with the beer. I was to the point where I would have recommended it to people who like Belgian style IPA's but unfortunately the further I went in the bottle the more I realized how empty the beer really was. It's like the beer has some nice character but no real foundation. It lacks body and a real base for the flavor to rest on. The hop character is there but very weak and rather insipid.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: Poured a deep cloudy amber color ale with a super large foamy head with excellent retention and great lacing. Aroma of dry hoppy notes with light green and grassy note with some rustic malt notes. Tate is also dominated by grassy notes with light dry rustic malt and hay notes. Body is full with great carbonation. Nice easy drinking saison with just the right amount of complexity.

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Photo of bubseymour
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A touch dry and bitter but wonderful smell.

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Photo of JamieDuncan
4.11/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SFC21
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PatrickCT
3.81/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle poured in to a Becher glass.

a: Cloudy apricot gold body. 2 Finger bubbly white head.

s: Malty, a bit funky, apricot, orange juice, faint spicy yeast, medicinal and floral hops.

t: Biscuity malts, ripe apricot and mango, orange zest, a bit of cooked pear, fresh grassy and floral hop finish.

mf: Medium body with good carbonation. A bit chewy and sticky as it warms. Spicy finish from the yeast.

o: Very nice saison. It is very interesting to note the changes from hop presence to yeast presence as it warms.

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Photo of RBuckley73
4.27/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of puck1225
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy yellow into a snifter. Thick white head with nice lacing. Pungent smell, flowery, sweet and spicy. A wonderfully smooth feel. Taste is great with spice and fruit, pears and apples. If this beer was cheaper, I would drink it a lot more!

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Photo of speedvagen
3.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AlvinLin
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WesM63
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ions
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brentk56
3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: The liquid pours a cloudy goldenstraw but there is way too much foam and I really have to adjust my pour to deal with this issue; decent stickage as the head grows rocky and some clumps stick to the glass wall

Smell: Bready, with grassy and tropical fruit tones; the Saison yeast adds a noticeable dimension

Overall: Bread and yeast forward, with the grassy and tropical fruit flavors building; the finish is dry, which accentuates the bitterness but the yeast returns to prominence in the aftertaste; some warmth from the ABV

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: I should probably try a fresher version as I am cannot recall how long this hung out in my cellar - perhaps six months or more; the hops have faded a bit and it would be interesting to see how they work with the Saison yeast as the brewer intended

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Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of benloho
4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of heerboth
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of metter98
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is crystal clear golden yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a two finger high bright white head that gradually died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface, a collar around the edge of the glass, and lots of lacing down the sides.
S: Light aromas of mangos are present in the nose along with hints of yeast.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, but has stronger flavors of mangos and tangerines that stand out in front notes of peaches and hints of yeast and slight bits of spices.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and is quite bubbly with a moderate to high amount of carbonation. The back end of the taste—mostly from the yeast and spices—lends some dryness to the mouthfeel.
O: This saison is quite interesting—it has lots of tropical fruit flavors akin those you would expect from a very hoppy IPA—but still retains a lot of the characteristics that you normally come to expect from a saison.

Serving type: bottle

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Prairie Hop from Prairie Artisan Ales
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