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Prairie The Beer That Saved Christmas - Prairie Artisan Ales

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286 Ratings
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Ratings: 286
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.05%
Wants: 9
Gots: 56 | FT: 11
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 FreshHawk:
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FreshHawk

Illinois

3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark mahogany brown with ruby hues. Full, thick, creamy off-white head. Great retention leaving very little lace behind.

S - Dark fruit up front with prune, fig, and date. Tart cherry shows up on the finish. Underlying sweet brown sugar making it reminiscent of a fruit cake. Some Brett funk and some hints of barrel aroma.

T - Not as bold as the nose suggested (or what I was expecting from the description). Dried dark fruit is there like the nose but not as strong with prune being the strongest. A fair amount of dark, slightly tart cherry that is complimented by the hints of Brett. Slight tannin taste throughout. Notes of barrel throughout. Not really getting that sweetness found in the nose.

M - Light to medium body. Low carbonation. A little thin but not too bad.

D - It's not really encouraging me to drink more, rather I'm just sipping it whenever I haven't had a drink for awhile. Alcohol is well hidden.

Notes: I liked the sounds of the beer, particularly with Prairie's track record. This fell flat for me though. Nice looking and smelling but the taste a little bland. The dark cherry notes with the Brett was nice but it was too subtle to carry the show and nothing else stood out. Not a bad beer and a neat label. At $10-11 for 500 ml of barrel aged 10% old/wild ale it's not a bad price if you're curious, but I doubt I'll repurchase.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 00:11:49 | More by FreshHawk
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O: This is an interesting beer, the nose and taste seem to be on conflict, but it works beautifully. Definitely worth a try. Definitely recommended.

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Prairie The Beer That Saved Christmas from Prairie Artisan Ales
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