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Prairie The Beer That Saved Christmas - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
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295 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 295
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 14.36%
Wants: 9
Gots: 57 | 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 +0.5%

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.

12-26-2013 00:11:49 | More by FreshHawk
More User Reviews:
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tectactoe

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -39%

03-31-2014 12:42:05 | More by tectactoe
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4/5  rDev +8.4%

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.

02-13-2014 18:35:03 | More by lordofthewiens
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warnerry

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

12-19-2013 05:26:25 | More by warnerry
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Franziskaner

Missouri

3.99/5  rDev +8.1%

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.

12-25-2013 18:18:55 | More by Franziskaner
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Janis_Hoplin

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

12-05-2013 01:21:41 | More by Janis_Hoplin
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

11-26-2013 02:08:10 | More by Cynic-ale
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

12-25-2013 00:45:26 | More by jtladner
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stereosforgeeks

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

01-06-2014 17:26:40 | More by stereosforgeeks
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VinceMig

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

11-24-2013 00:56:55 | More by VinceMig
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

07-16-2014 03:31:32 | More by acurtis
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mdaschaf

Washington

3/5  rDev -18.7%

01-30-2014 05:46:49 | More by mdaschaf
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MorganSaunders

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-18-2014 19:52:38 | More by MorganSaunders
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

01-01-2014 16:26:29 | More by schmidtmattsays
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Tyrus

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

11-20-2013 23:36:04 | More by Tyrus
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cjgator3

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

01-25-2014 15:53:01 | More by cjgator3
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hooliganlife

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

12-25-2013 00:23:45 | More by hooliganlife
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.4%

12-15-2013 03:07:02 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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Mbpike

Arkansas

2/5  rDev -45.8%

02-05-2014 16:54:38 | More by Mbpike
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.59/5  rDev -2.7%

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

12-23-2013 05:17:46 | More by russpowell
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +22%

01-02-2014 16:59:08 | More by atlbravsrno1
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Bunuelian

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-01-2014 16:38:16 | More by Bunuelian
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mc4z

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

01-07-2014 23:32:38 | More by mc4z
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garthdreese

Washington

4/5  rDev +8.4%

01-02-2014 20:11:42 | More by garthdreese
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blindpiggie

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

12-16-2013 03:55:23 | More by blindpiggie
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Prairie The Beer That Saved Christmas from Prairie Artisan Ales
83 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.