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Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States | website

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Prairie Somewhere is a blend of golden farmhouse ale and a sour ale. Citrus fruit is used in the kettle to add intense orange and lime notes.

Added by AlexFields on 03-22-2013

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Avg:
3.97
pDev:
9.57%
 
 
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Photo of dwmson1
2.5/5  rDev -37%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Dude... this stuff is sour!! If you like sour you will love it.... it tastes like sweaty underwear to me... but it is a super high quality beer and Prairie is near amd dear to my heart as it is local here in Okieville.... but man the sours are super sour in their lines

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Photo of gartlesby
2.71/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I really did not like this, but it was my first soul farmhouse ale. I guess I just don't like sours. I could not finish my glass. The other non-taste characteristics were nice which makes me think overall it's a good beer, it just wasn't for me. The color was a vibrant yellow-ish reminding me of not-quite-ripe peaches. and the head was snow-white. It looked really awesome.

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Photo of Lare453
2.73/5  rDev -31.2%
look: 1 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5

Very high carbonation level. Overflowed the bottle upon opening it. Only got about three ounces out of the bottle. Cloudy straw color, foamy head, smells funky and tastes funky too... From what little I could try

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Photo of utfiero
3/5  rDev -24.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Color- cloudy gold. Full head.

Aroma- hibiscus, dry dust, hint of lemon.

Taste- A flowery, wheaty sour ale. Reminds me of a dry, sour wit beer with hints of bitter dust. I'm a sour beer fan, but this is imbalanced.

Poured from 500 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted June 2014.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.1/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

On-tap at Beachwood Brewing, on to the beer:

This collaboration saison was a strange one. Its golden color is normal, though it didn't come with much head nor lace. The nose...urinal cake? Unsweetened lemon. Even the lemon has some accent I can't put my finger on. It got weirder. Tastes tangy and prickly, like a cactus. There's a quick spiciness which disappears as quick as it appears. Do I taste tarragon? This is pushing my bounderies, both good and bad. Not necessarily a bad beer, but my senses were happy to taste the next beer in line.

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Photo of taylor714914
3.13/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 25 ounce corked and caged bottle. Pale straw color with tons of bubbles. Smells of a lambic and a farmhouse ale, and the flavor follows right behind. I found this to be a rather odd brew, with the farmhouse and lambic flavors competing throughout. Not a fan.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.16/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour with grain, citrus fruit, citrus juice, funk, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus juice, overripe citrus fruit, plastic, funk, and acidic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a below average beer with really nice sour citrus aromas, but the overripe citrus fruit and plastic combination in the taste makes this one hard to drink much of.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of jibbyvonjibb
3.18/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Golden color and clear. Fizzy upon opening, head of small bubbles that dissipates quickly. In the aroma, there is a cat pee smell that stands out (yes, that's a real distinctive smell. Google it). Also lemonade. The taste is very much like some kind of soft drink, maybe ginger ale mixed with Coke. Or some lemony soda pop. Lemon hard-candy sweetness. Light in body. High in carbonation. Overall, a fairly light drinkable beer that tastes very much like fizzy lemonade. However, most flavors seem somewhat artificial.

Recommend? Nope. Especially not to traditional Lambic fans, who appreciate authentic flavors.
Buy again? Nah. Not cheap either, at around $12.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.19/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Flat golden body. The thinnest collar.

Smell - Bretty and fruity. Tropical fruit. Earthy.

Taste - Brett is strong, as is the tropical fruit. The brett wins the battle, though. Bitter in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Flat. Medium body and a little tang.

Overall - Always weird from St. Somewhere. Could use some carbonation.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.35/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Acquired for $13 at a local beer store. I like the label art; it's amusing. 7% ABV. 1 pint 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle with hood and wire cap (aka cage) served into a Mitchells of Lancaster flared stemtulip in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high given the brewery's reputation and my love for a good saison.

Served cold and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

Yields a satisfying cork pop upon opening followed by wisps of carbonation as the head slowly rises. This would overflow if not poured within 30 seconds of opening.

A: Pours a two finger white colour head of decent thickness. Devoid of cream. Retention is above average (~3 minutes). Body colour is a hazy unfiltered straw yellow-copper. Glowing and translucent. Nontransparent. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. No lacing clings to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

Sm: Lemongrass, lemon zest. Citrusy esters. Mild floral hop character. Straw. Pale malts. Biscuity yeast. Muted fermented orange. Sticky sweet nectar. Clove. It's got a nice restrained funky note; digging the mellow bretts here. Lovely farmhouse twang. A clean, fresh, inviting aroma. This one's alive. Average in strength.

T: Getting pretty much all of the notes from the nose here save for the orange - which is quite buried. I could go for more lemon citrusy notes as well. The body is composed of straw, pale malts, and maybe even a little wheat. Clove and biscuity character from the yeast. Also a very tame brett funk; it's not very twangy but it's quite mellow and approachable; newcomers to the style might like that about this beer initially. Quenching and flavourful. A bit of tartness on the climax; that's marvelous. Full-bodied and refreshing. I do get some alcohol warmth in my stomach; it's not ideal. Above average acidity. I'm really enjoying this; the balance is lovely. Constructively, it's not as complex or subtle as it should be. There isn't a great deal going on here, but what there is is tasty. Hints of lactic character. Light cidery touches. Neutral fruit skin; I can't identify the fruit though. Some white pepper when I really look for it. More peppery character would definitely do this beer well. This isn't the subtle milky saison you'd get from a brewery like Brasserie Dupont or Fantome; it's more in the mimetic American farmhouse camp. I like what's here, but in some sense it misses the mark; saisons are all about complexity and subtlety. I dig the balance, but little stands out here compared to other offerings in the style. It just isn't memorable.

Mf: Perfect carbonation. Great thickness. Clean. Lightly crisp. Good presence on the palate. Quenching. Refreshing. Complements the flavour profile well. Light on the palate. Smooth and wet. Somewhat fleeting. Serves drinkability. Good execution.

Dr: Very drinkable for the relatively high ABV. I really like this, and I'd definitely have it again (hopefully at a better price). It's pretty good for an American saison, but the benefits of traditional Belgian brewing are definitely missed. Doesn't hide its ABV well, but the ABV isn't really that high. I wouldn't recommend this to friends, but I enjoyed it. This'll scratch your saison itch, but it won't impress.

Low B-

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.54/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

No label information. Prairie Somewhere is brewed in the style of a Farmhouse Ale. Available in 16.9 oz. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Gusher alert! Pours a crisp, fizzy head of an ecru-white tone over a densely hazy copper-amber body with ample carbonation. Retention is poor and there is no visible lacing. 2.5

(Smell) Tangy citrus notes, slightly peppery, some moderate farmhouse funk qualities with a comparatively mild malt and hop profile. Potency is moderate. 4

(Taste) Tangy acidic yeast character, incredibly dry with a chalky dry pale malt profile. Light toasted bread malts with mild hop characters. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, lightly chewy, chalky dry. Carbonation is full, generating a moderate frothiness and a briskly crisp finish. Body is medium for the style, shy of medium overall. Balance is dry, tangy and acidic over sweet. Alcohol presence is mild and there are no off characters. I found this beer was overcarbonated and a bit too dry. 3.25

(Overall) A decent farmhouse ale with a nice level of acidity and tanginess but a chalky dry delivery that makes it less enjoyable than expected. I'm unsure of whether this was due to a quality control issue or if it is a result of long term-storage, but I was a little bit let down by the balance of flavor in this ale. 3.5

Prairie Artisan Ales'
Prairie Somewhere
3.54/5.00

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Photo of Premo88
3.62/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

16.9 oz. bottle poured into tulip

L: yellow-orange, a bit lighter/paler than gold; huge white head, well over 2 inches, very fluffy and not super thick; not much sticking or lacing. not 100% clear but much more clear than other saisons I've tried ... cloudy but about 80% see-through (I didn't pour the full bottle in but drank the last inch or so in case it was all yeast)

S: super sour ... smells like unsweet apple cider, the homemade hard stuff ... very acidic/citrusy but with a hard sourness to it all. could be fooled into thinking this was a very dry white wine.

T: follows the nose pretty closely with perhaps a pinch more sweetness to it. but it's not sweet, very tart and white wine-like

F: super drinkable, almost too much so. if this were 9% or more ABV, it would be outright dangerous -- at 7%, it's still very deceiving because it feels light ... loads of carbonation

O: this one probably hits my tart/sour limit without crossing over ... it's easy to drink, has just enough sweetness to it to help a non-saison fan like me handle it, and overall, I feel like I'm getting my money's worth. it also smells and tastes like the authentic thing -- no crazy additives or anything extra to spice it up. it's just beer farmhouse style.

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Photo of smcolw
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Small head but it leaves a blanket of lace. Cloudy gold color. Served in a tulip glass.

Typical home brew smell of yeast and grainy malts. Slightly sour--classic Saison aromas.

Very strong yeast flavor as if it wasn't filtered at all. Mild sourness, almost too little for the style. Full bodied. Good carbonation. Long sour aftertaste.

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Photo of GOBLIN
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours glowing burnt orange with a nice amount of sediment. Aromas of citrus fruits, cherries, grapes and a musty basement. Taste is the same with a touch of straw on the end . . . Slightly sour, slightly. Feel is smooth, medium and carbonation fades fast once poured. Good beer.

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Photo of rodmanfor3
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I guess this one falls in line with most of Prairie's offerings in that it is far more expensive than the taste warrants.

The beer is pretty basic; some sour with citrus. Not one I would try again.

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

two of my favorite breweries getting together on this one. a red tinted sour beer with elements of the flanders red type sour, there is a certain vinegar side to this, but there is also a ton of funk and a much lighter malt side. it seems to be wheaty, although im sure there are some other things happening in there too. medium bodied only, but interestingly flavored, hard to really pin down. there is some fruitiness to the smell, like belgian yeast and maybe apricot or something like that orchard vibe to this one, with some subtle spiciness too. it just doesnt smell like anything i have had before, the bacterial side of this is just really strange. it tastes funny too, medium acidity from the lacto, and very farmy too. it also has a cool tropical thing, not from fruit or hops but from yeast. it reminds me of some other saint somehwhere beers in its yeast profile a bit, and there is a long tangy finish to it. carbonated really well, but the vinegar thing makes it feel a little odd on the palate. this is the very wild side of wild ale, i have not had one like this in the past, and appreciate something other than the generic in these styles these days. seems like too many of them taste too samey for the science. i love this being so bizarre, but i wouldnt buy it again i dont think. i liked it because it was new, but the overall flavors were not my favorite, its just an amazingly high quality specimen, adventurous for sure.

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Photo of nataku00
3.79/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into tulip glass. Beer pours slightly hazy golden with two fingers of fluffy white head. Head dissipates quickly to a few patches of bubbles, with plenty of carbonation streaming up from the bottom of the glass.

Nose is funky, damp earthy barnyard, light tart berry, floral hops, and sweet biscuit malt. Not overly pungent though.

Light funk on the tongue, just a little bit of barnyard dirt, mixed with earthy and floral flavors, light berry tartness, and some sweet biscuit malt. Some light lingering tartness for a mostly dry finish.

Light body and very carbonated, prickly on the tongue. Interesting beer, but not one of their better offerings.

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

L - burnt orange, foamy head, minimal lacing
S - blood orange, citrus, lime, salt
T - follows nose, very light yeast
F - dry finish, a little salty, and light bodied, but not thin

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Photo of infinitebruner
3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

May 14, 2015

16.9 oz bottle, tulip

A – Peach-orange marmalade color, somewhere in the vicinity of amber and gold. Very effervescent and bright. Slightly hazy. An inch of white frothy foam with moderate-low retention.

S – Lemony-citrus notes and Brett, horseblanket and funky. Some orange marmalade sweetness. A bit of spice, perhaps from yeast, similar to grains of paradise or peppercorn.

T – The orange-citrus I here, along with some mild to moderate tartness, which reads really as lactic. Just a light touch of the peppery spice that was on the nose. Perhaps some floral, earthy hop notes.

M – Even with moderate-high carbonation, the feel is a bit thin. Some sweetness up front but countered by a dry finish.

O – Tartness and funk are both pleasant but not outstanding, flavor is good but not remarkable. Mouthfeel is a bit lacking. Good and drinkable, but not special.

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Photo of Ri0
3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

poured 500ml bottle into Duvel tulip.

A - Orange copper with a 2 finger white head. Fades into a thick collar that leaves behind some lacing.

S - A sour lemon and vinegar aroma with minimal funk that I look for in a Saison. The notes are mainly unripe soured citrus and other fruits. I'm not finding much spice.

T - It starts off pretty sour with lemons and vinegar. The lactic has some orange-citrus notes with sour unripe stone fruit. If I pay attention I can find the Saison yeast, but it is buried layers of sour flavors. Funk and spice are non existent.

M - A moderate-high carbonation, with a lighter feel. Really makes you pucker and feel the tightness in the back of your throat.

O - This is more of a AWA than anything resembling a saison. If a bit more spice came through I'd say it resembles the Bruery Sour on the Rye.

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Photo of bump8628
3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Murky goldenrod, frothy white head that builds to an inch or so but falls to almost nothing. This beer is an onslaught of citrus with an undertone of funk. Lime zest, pineapple, tangerine, ginger, briny sea air, coriander, and a pop of lactic tartness. The Brett is a bit unruly - rubbery comes to mind. Lots going on, but it captures the essence of citrus fruit in a glass, which I think is what the brewers were going for. It has some saltiness going on not unlike a mild Gose, which combined with the lime is reminiscent of a margarita. Needs some refinement to take it from good to great and the unusual Brett character is a bit odd here.

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Photo of greg4579
3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 500mL bottle. Bottle gushed when opened.

The look is not what I expected, as the appearance is much darker than I anticipate from a Prairie Saison. Smell is loads-o-funk with green apples...now you got my attention. Taste is very tart up front, and almost reminded me of a SARA farmhouse ale. It has an odd and mildly unpleasant finish that I am having a hard time putting an adjective to. The feel is thinner than I'd like, and the massive carbonation that gushed when the bottle was opened is now almost non-existent. Overall it is an up and down experience and I much prefer other Prairie saisons to this.

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Photo of emerge077
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tumbler glass, the beer is a dark orange and hazy. Initial fizz of foam but it fades fast to nothing, with zero lace. Kind of dull in appearance. Second pour yields two fingers of foam that lasts five minutes or so.

Aroma is mainly of acidic fruit, grapes and a woody funk. Something vaguely floral.

Taste is sour with a dry finish, fruity notes of acidic grape and crabapple. Odd Brett notes linger, notes of popcorn kernel and wet wood. Acidity is fairly sharp and citric. Behind that, the carbonation ebbs away quickly becoming somewhat watery. Sourness is moderate but not overbearing or intense.

Overall it's alright, just not my cup of tea I guess. In a different vein than other Prairie beers, more sour fruit and sharper acidity, less carbonation.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, bottled on date 10615 (April 14, 2015). Another new one to me from Prairie, this one a 'Sour farmhouse ale' per the label.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a bit darker than expected. A reddish coppery orange body with less than a finger of thin bubbly white head. Thin retention, with no lacing to speak of. Standard appearance.

S - A subtle aroma. Grapey, oaky, vinous, and wine-like. Fruity and slightly berryish. Not a very powerful aroma, but pleasant enough. Grapey and berryish above all else.

T - Taste follows the nose: oaky, leathery, grapey, vinous, white wine like tartness. Very mild sour / tart. Fruity and grapey above all else with a dry wine-like finish.

M - A dry wine-like finish. A minimal amount of sour / tartness is just enough to scratch the surface. Light-bodied & easy-drinking. Dry and white wine ish above all else.

Overall, Another nice one from Prairie, but nothing too different than their typical fare. Typical of this style, and from this brewery, so it doesn't particularly stand out. Easy-drinking for the abv. Enjoyed, but wouldn't have it again.

Prairie Somewhere -----4/5.

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Photo of joandrade
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice, one inch head that dissolves quickly. Smell disapates with the head, but very floral and nice. Overall taste is enjoyable and smooth, although it carries a bitter aftertaste - not expected from a sour or a farmhouse ale. Overall mouthfeel is pleasant but a little thin. Very drinkable.

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