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Prairie The Beer That Saved Christmas - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 302
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 9
Gots: 60 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Cowboys9 on 11-10-2013)
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Reviews by BEERchitect:
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Ok, if you're a beer... and if you're going to save Christmas, there's a short checklist that must me achieved. Let's look at this a bit closer, shall we? 1) You've got to give me enough alcohol to make it worth while- those "Mom" voices aren't going away on their own. 2) You have to go well with those harvest fest-type foods- turkey, ham, stuffing, gravy and potato. ...and 3) You have to help me outlast all those kids!

This uniquely named Prairie beer pours with a dark rusty-brown color that carries a significant yeasty haze. Its unadulterated appearance follows with a creamy, dense but short-statured head to cap the beer. Its long staying power is easily rejuvenated with a gentle swirl and its slim lace.

Sweetened with elements of brown sugar, light molasses and sorghum, The Beer That Saved Christmas shows up with drunken fruit- figs, dates, cherries, apples and grapes all slumber in a blanket of molasses and spicy, rum-like alcohol. (Its just like that uncle that shows up that you know will be fun, but he's not quite right either.)

Its taste is rich with taste but surprisingly shy on sweetness. Where I get the taste of brown sugar, its sweetness is replaced by dry malt. This makes the beer drinkable and balanced, it also exposes many other benefits and consequences. What ensues is the fruitiness of fruitcake-type apples, cherries, dates, figs, raisins and prunes. Yet without the concentrated sweetness, its middle palate is lightened considerably. Finishing with a coffee cake-type sweet breadiness, its taste finishes rummy, spicy and with vinous-like acidity.

Mid-heavy in its mouthfeel, the beer simply has a lighter tone for its style, but its impressions of sweetness remains intact. All that dissolves off the tongue relatively quickly to ensure a finish of spicy booze, earthy hops and slight stale-aged tang.

Ok, so to recap- the beer made your mother's voice reconcilable. It did just the trick with that wide range of foods. ...but dealing with all those kids- It just might make you want to join right in!

BEERchitect, Nov 16, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -39%

tectactoe, Mar 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Originally $13.50 for a 500 ml bottle, but 20% off because Tully's was unloading some Christmas beers. Still on the expensive side.

In a snifter the beer was dark brown. The thick tan head persisted to the end, and left a smattering of lace.

A sweet fruit and caramel malt aroma.

Plums and prunes, toffee, a little oak.

A nice, medium-bodied old ale. Enjoyed it.

lordofthewiens, Feb 13, 2014
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warnerry, Dec 19, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dark brown in color with a thin but tightly knit cream colored head. I get some serious bourbon,carmelized sugar,and dark malt in the aroma. The flavor is molasses,Brett,plums, and bourbon and it somehow works together. The blend of molasses and bourbon are sweet,but the tartness of the Brett quickly follows. Mouthfeel is thick but dry.

Franziskaner, Dec 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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2/5  rDev -45.8%

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3.59/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours chestnut/mahogany with 1 finger of cream colored head. Some lacing & head retention

S: Christmas pudding & brandy, plums & vanilla & smokeyness

T: Oaky dryness, plums, boozeyness, a touch of leafy hops up front. Slight smokeyness as this warms, oak & plummyness too. Finishes dry, with a bit of toffee, boozey with a bit of plum & leafy hops

MF: Fairly thick, slight carbonation, warming. Thins out as this warms

Not bad, but certainly came up short of expectations. I'm sure this will age well, but very rough on the edges now. Maybe my least favorite beer from these guys. If I buy any more it will be to age

russpowell, Dec 23, 2013
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garthdreese, Jan 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

blindpiggie, Dec 16, 2013
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Prairie The Beer That Saved Christmas from Prairie Artisan Ales
83 out of 100 based on 302 ratings.