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Prairie Somewhere | Prairie Artisan Ales

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BEER INFO

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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3.97
pDev:
26.45%
 
 
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Photo of Sludgeman
4.09/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brought back from San Antonio business trip. Poured into a tulip.

As the label indicates, this is a sour farmhouse, and I agree. Its good, but it certainly pushes the style envelope too far and makes it difficult to rate to the style in which is categorized. Not the prettiest of beers. Somewhat reminiscent of a wheat beer. Smells like a saison but tastes like a sour. In my opinion a unique aspect of this beer is the combination of tartness with high carbonation, which, at least at first, can make for a beer that BITES. A beer that upon first taste I thought might be a drain pout, but no, it grew on me. 4

A – Pours a hazy pale orange with a white fluffy two-finger head, good carbonation, head dissipates quickly to a constant thin layer, some minimal lacing. 3.75

S – Funk, a bit of spiciness, very little citrus/fruitiness. 4

T – This beer is tart beginning to end. Some maltiness that balances out the tartness. A faint saison sweet orange citrusiness behind the sour. Certainly higher sour/tartness than would be in a normal “to style” saison. 4.25

MF – Medium bodied, dry finish, sharp. No lasting aftertaste. Some creaminess as well. 4

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Photo of zerocrane
4.13/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poored into a prairie snifter
This one's a gusher... Had to poor immediately due to overflow of carbonation when I popped the cap.

A - Light golden color with a 3 finger white, airy head. The head dissipated quickly. Very thin to no lacing.

S - Upfront I get mango, pineapple, and honey. There's some floral on the back end of the nose and something I can't quite pick up on. Banana's maybe. Second time in and I pick up on some straw and a little bit of funk. The aromas are fantastic, but seem just a touch muted.

T - The tartness is the main thing I get from the taste. I can't pick up on the fruits I got from the nose. It could stand to be a little more funky.

MF - Light, crisp, and refreshing up front and dry as it leaves the palate.

Overall - I like this beer a lot. I don't love it. It needs more funk, or something else going on. I'd be glad to drink this on any occasion, but not their best work.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
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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Photo of alaimoa
4.45/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not sure of bottling date but served cold into a glass with a golden color, small bubble white leading to a small white foam ring with no lace left behind at all.
Smell nicely citrus, lemony with a funky brett barnyard aroma in the mix
Taste spot on with the nose. barnyard citrus with a touch of funk and pleasant sour
Feel is crisp and semi dry
Overall phenomenal and better than what I remember from initially tasting at a beer festival. would actually want more of these if they are around

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Photo of titty_mcbitty
4.06/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Golden straw color. Pretty foggy with a huge white head that dissipates very quickly.

S: Brett, wheat, lemon, grass.

T: Lemon, wheat, brett, sourness isn't super powerful but it's a nice touch to the farmhouse style. There's a grainy taste to it and a slight bitter sharpness that comes with the swallow.

M: This is fairly light bodied. The carbonation could be pushed up a bit more, but it's pretty nice. This is a very "crispy" beer and I'd say it's pretty sessionable.

O: I like this beer a lot. Didn't really know what to expect, but I'd buy it again definitely. I'm a fan of the sour ales and some of the lambics and also the saisons. This one is kind of like all of those together. Very pleasant.

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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 Georgiabeer
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had a couple of bottles of this, purchased in Tulsa in April. I drank one immediately, and decided that the beer would benefit greatly by being laid down for a while. How right I was- the beer has come alive in that time. What was once only tepidly tart has become much more vigorously sour, and it is very pleasant- lots of tangerine, lime, and a touch of funk, although the sour is much more prevalent than the funk. A bit of spiciness on the back end adds some further interest. Much more full bodied all around, and a much better beer now. I think this might be better to be held by the brewer for a longer period and released later- it would garner more praise. I'm certainly enjoying it much more now.

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Photo of twiggamortis420
4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 mL bottle pours an opaque gold color with a massive head of fluffy white head. Nice retention and excellent lace.

Nose is sweet grain, lemon peels, leathery brett and some tart funkiness. Pretty nice.

Good balance of flavors...plenty of brett, light sourness and sweetness from a grainy, saison-esque base beer. It tastes like there might be a few spices in here as well...maybe some grains of paradise? Lime peels? Pretty citrusy. Very tasty, though the sourness is not very intense.

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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 goochpunch
4.55/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out a hazy gold with an ivory white head. Smell is crisp. Crackery malts, brett, lemon oil. Taste up front is pilsner malts. Sour, tart, lightly bretty, crisp, citrus, dry, lightly fruity yeast. Delicious. Mouthfeel is light and effervescent. Excellent brew.

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Photo of JGlitz87
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle

A: Clean golden yellow with little head. Bubbles from carbonation present. Inviting look.

S: Classic saison smell. Flowery, citrusy, hint of yeast.

T: Clean and crisp. Little bit of souring from farmhouse bacteria. Lemony and bright.

F: High level of carbonation and light body.

O: Very good and highly drinkable. Another great offering Prairie

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Photo of champ103
4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a beautiful hazed golden/orange color. A two finger white head forms immediately. The foam gently recedes to a ring with plenty of lace.
S: Lightly acidic with substantial funk up front. Musky basement like aromas. Very earthy. Fruity tartness lingers. Lemons most noticeable. Very nice.
T: The acidic musky funk is up front. Tart lemon rind. A nice balance between the earthy an tart fruity flavors.
M/D: A medium body that is crisp and effervescent. Fairly dry as well. So enjoyable to drink. I will be getting many more bottles when available.

I have had this several times now, and always enjoy it. A great collaboration and one I am glad is finally on the shelves in Houston.

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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 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 EgadBananas
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: medium yellow, slight haze, bright white finger head.

Aroma: acid, lemon, sour, pear, musk, Brett.

Taste: medium acidity and sourness, musky Brett, lemon peel, clove, apple skins.

Mouthfeel: light, somewhat effervescent, clean and crisp.

Overall: refreshingly tart, light and drinkable. Not palate shredding, and quite tasting.

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Photo of Rutager
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks willandperry!!

Appearance. Pours a hazy gold with almost three fingers of frothy white head that doesn't last too long.

Smell. Lemons and lime zest, grass and sweet hay, and a bit of wheaty malt.

Taste. Again lemons and lime zest, some sweet hay and grass, sweet wheat, and a bit of mineral water. Very nice.

Mouthfeel. Below medium body, fairly strong carbonation.

Overall. Very refreshing. Nicely sour without overdoing things and some great grassy citrus flavours. Another Prairie that I would drink all the time if I could.

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Photo of cpetrone84
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

The pour is a hazed yellow with very tight white head. The nose is heavy lemon, light cellar musk, fairly dusty. The taste is a touch sweeter, more lemon but still strong cellar musk and bretty dust. The body has a high carbonation with a medium body and a semi dry finish.

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A collaboration Sour Farmhouse Ale from Prairie and Saint Somewhere. Poured from a corked and caged bottle into a d'Achouffe tulip. Good thing the cork was caged, the moment I removed the cage the cork slowly started to unplug itself until it succeeded with a deafening report. The pour is very clear and deep gold in color. It sports a big white head that quickly dissipates (not surprising given the acidity). The nose is gueuze-like. There are notes of apples, champagne, vinegar, and a faint touch of barnyard funk.

The beer has a light-medium body and a strong tart flavor. Very acidic. The sour flavor completely dominates the beer and overwhelms any herbal qualities one expects in a Saison. There is also a slight lactic note on the finish that is just a bit unpleasant. Still, the beer finishes with a nice puckeriness that dries the mouth and leaves you salivating for more. Very refreshing, though not extremely drinkable.

Fans of Saisons may want to rethink trying this, but fans of sour beers and gueuze should definitely give this a go. It drinks more like an American Wild Ale than a Farmhouse Ale. Prairie Gold is a much better Sour Saison in my opinion.

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Photo of Hopswagger
3.97/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: Cloudy vivacious golden straw colored body with minimal white head.
Minimal lacing.

S: Tart lemon zest, peaches, summer potpourri, star fruit, grains of paradise, Miracle grow potting soil, honey, clementines, cardamom and pepper.

T/M: Tastes like a more tart lemon San pellegrino with semi funky vinegar yeast. Orange tang, lime leaves, rose petals, cardamom, sweet tarts and white pepper. Zesty carbonation medium semi chalky body that finishes smooth with lingering pickles and tart citrus.

O: Super crisp and clean profile. The tart is just enough to really round out the yeasty zest. Great collaboration that makes me want to seek out Saint Somewhere. Cheers?

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Photo of cvm4
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a slightly opaque golden straw in color. Very white head and looks bubbly/effervescent.

S - Lemony, orange peel, funk & farmhouse qualities.

T - Orange peel, lemon zest, light bready malts... Midway through it turns into a tart citrus bomb.

M - Lighter bodied and full carbonation. Very nice to drink with a dry finish.

O - This beer is on point! It's not super tart/sour but has just enough and the citrus flavors enhance it.

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Photo of kevanb
3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle poured into a stemless wine glass.

The beer pours a hazy straw color, hues of gold, copper and orange with a finger or so of fizzy white head that dissipates immediately leaving no trace film or lace behind. The aroma is light, yeasty fruit, light berry, slightly acetic, touches of lemony funk, straw and grain. The flavors are nice, more grain and farmhouse character, light berry and lemongrass, nice sour qualities that finishes with a light funky pale malt flavor. The body is moderately carbonated, coats the mouth well and finishes with a bit of a crispy, fizzy bite, but lacks a traditional farmhouse texture.

Verdict: An interesting take on a farmhouse or saison style, but while ambitious, this errs on the side of caution it seems. The flavors and aromas are a bit tame, and while good, don't really pop out or show any pizzazz. Definitely worth trying for anyone who likes a light sour or a farmhouse.

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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 GuzzLah
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - gold with a white head. Slight lace. Bubbly. First pour was clear and the second pour was opaque.

S - orange peel, lime peel, toasted biscuit, red grape, mild mango, mild pineapple, faint floral and faint cat pee. The overall aroma is relatively soft and balanced. Different aromas were present at different times.

T - is similar to the aroma. Big citrus peels and light, bready malt upfront. Floral and tart citrus finish with a hint of black pepper. At first, I wasn't impressed, but glass number two made me a believer and I wanted more. Tasty!

M - light-medium body. Fine carbonation that tickles the throat. Low bitterness. Tart finish. Somewhat dry, but not as dry as many Saisons.

O - this is a nice, citrus forward American Saison that uses Cascade and Citra hops and ample amounts of orange peel. I don't find it to be earthy or funky. That's fine. The label says sour, but I'd call it citrusy tart.

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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 coreyfmcdonald
4.48/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle into a tall tulip

A: Pours a very clear golden color with a two finger white head. Good retention with decent lacing.

S: Light lactic aroma is present with lemon zest, funky, musty farmhouse aromas. A nice fruitiness is quite strong - I get mostly mangoes and kumquats. A slight earthiness helps keep this Saison fairly balanced and not a fruit bomb.

T: Lactic sourness is again present, but quite restrained. A farmhouse funk comes out after that with an earthy, musty flavor that balances a fruitiness and sourness. Brett funk is restrained, but adds to the complexity.

M: Medium thickness with great carbonation for the style.

O: This is a great Saison - a nice funkiness pairs with a mild sourness and a nice stone fruitiness. One of the best American Saisons I've ever had.

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Prairie Somewhere from Prairie Artisan Ales
88 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.
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