Thursday, April 25, 2013

Prairie Artisan Ales Standard

Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.

Tonight’s featured beer is Prairie Artisan Ales Standard. Here’s another beer I picked up from Whiskey Business (here) a Fine Wine, Spirits & Craft Beer shop on my not so recent trip to Tulsa, OK.

From the Prairie Artisan Ales website: “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.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a hazy copper color with a nice off-white head and great lacing.
Aroma: Big and hoppy with spicy and citrus hops, grainy and toasty malts, farmhouse yeast funk and fruity esters.  There’s a floral and earthy hop thing going on as well.
Taste: Citrus, floral, spicy and grassy hops collide with Belgian yeast funk, bready and biscuit malts and Saison spices.
Overall: Prairie Artisan Ales Standard is outstanding.  At 5.2% ABV his hoppy Farmhouse Ale delivers and here’s yet another beer I wish I could get in NorCal.  Crisp, well executed, highly drinkable this beer is a perfect beer for summertime.  If you find it, pick some up…pick a lot up.  You won’t regret it!


Mark Harvey
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