Prairie Somewhere | Prairie Artisan Ales

Prairie SomewherePrairie Somewhere
BA SCORE
4.02/5
649 Ratings
Prairie SomewherePrairie Somewhere
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,417
Reviews:
87
Ratings:
649
pDev:
9.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
123
Trade:
13
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of acurtis
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of jaydoc
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.16/5  rDev -21.4%
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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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
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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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of metter98
4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is crystal clear amber yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high white head that died down, leaving a patch of bubbles on the surface in the center of the glass and a collar around the edge.
S: Light to moderate aromas of limes and lactobacillus yeast are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste is dominated by sour flavors from the lactobacillus and also has some notes of lime.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied and somewhat tart on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer tastes like a mixture of a Berliner Weissbier and a saison with some added lime juice. It is rather light, refreshing, and very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Saisons are all the rage, so much that not only are American breweries dipping their toes into the style, but breweries are dedicating themselves to variations of this style exclusively. Prairie Artisnal Ales and St. Somewhere cajole their efforts on the funky-fresh Brettanomyces yeast strain.

Pouring a mostly burnish gold color, this hues also hinge on peach and orange tones as well. Its first pour is largely translucent but the second pour is dense and opaque. It builds a firm and creamy ivory head that's stern in its long lasting retention, leaving broken lacy rings in its wake.

A medley of aromas start with sweet tart notes and then develop into fruity hop notes of citrus, tropical, and melon pulp and zest. Warming up a bit the beer turns decidedly earthy with notes of musty weathered oak, funky briny whiffs, light earthen funk. lightly stewed mussels, horse blanket and damp straw. Throughout the aromas, a dash of earthy cumin and white pepper make their way into the nose as well.

Short candied sweetness makes a quick turn to earthy wheat, cracker-like taste and dough. Coupled with a salty, minerally finish, the beer takes on the taste of salt water taffy. A middle palate of both fruit and earth align on the tongue. Grapefruit, oranges, pineapple and melons seem slightly over ripened and musty from the complements of corkish wood, sulfur, iron and vinous acidity. Though the fruit notes aren't exactly common for traditional Saison, its a welcome layer of complexity that gives the taste extra boldness and intrigue.

Medium bodied to start, the beer's mouthfeel is lightened by racy carbonation and a minerally scrubbing action. A creamy champagne texture finishes with dusty, powdery sensations, spicy alcohol warmth, and with echoes of white wine and cellar-like must.

Many of the more exotic fruit-forward hop varieties are working their way into the Saison recipe and they do so with a ton of acclaim and success. And its guys like St. Somewhere and Prairie Ales that are rewriting the prescriptions for the style done well.

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3.35/5  rDev -16.7%
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 emerge077
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
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 brentk56
4.34/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber with a two inch head that leaves a few shards of lace

Smell: Acetic tones of lemon, lime, crab apple and some funk

Taste: Acetic lime tartness dominates the front end, with lemon, crab apple; a bit of lactic sour tones through the middle; but the overwhelming sourness dominates the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; a tongue prickler for sure

Overall: I am having a love/hate relationship with Prairie beers; every time I think I am done with them a beer like this one comes along to rekindle my palate

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Photo of oline73
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.74/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of zeff80
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured out a hazy golden orange color with a small, white head. It smelled of hay and grasses. Good yeasty flavor with lemon and spices. Just the right amount of caramel sweetness. Nice finish.

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3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got in a trade with cyde. 500 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Gusher upon opening as expected, didn’t lose anything. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy bright golden amber color with a 2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a ton of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of tart lemon peel, lime zest, peach, pear, green apple, hay, straw, floral, wheat, musty brett funk, light vinegar, clove, herbal, pepper, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy yeast ester and light malt notes; with great strength. Taste of tart lemon peel, lime zest, pear, green apple, clove, pepper, hay, straw, floral, wheat, light vinegar, musty brett funk, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of fruity/earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart lemon peel, lime zest, pear, green apple, clove, pepper, hay, straw, floral, wheat, herbal, musty brett funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity of fruity/funky/spicy yeast ester and light malt flavors; with a great fruity/spicy yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, moderately prickly, and lightly acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent sour saison! All around great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy/funky yeast ester flavors with light malt presence; and very smooth and crisp to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

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