Prairie The Beer That Saved Christmas - Prairie Artisan Ales
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Reviews by Hopswagger:
3.5/5 rDev -5.1%
P: Pours a murky brown swamp body with a khaki airy head. A small amount if milky off white bubbles congregate around the edge if the glass.
S: Rich aroma of Borbon soaked oak, chocolate, brown sugar, plums, sugared prunes, tart grape presence, star anise, pencil shavings and plant bulbs.
T/M: Chocolate and timid booze arrives on the first sip. Dark fruits, licorice, ground cumin, burnt toffee and the faint grape tartness shows up as well. I'm picking up some strange flavors that bring hoisin sauce to mind. Molasses drizzled scorched grains linger in the background after the swallow. Medium body with subtle carbonation and finishes semi dry.
O: I'm not really feeling this Prairie Ale. I'm a huge fan of the brewery but this one seems like a mess. It gave some off flavors. While it was complex the flavors didn't play well together. Good but not great.
03-16-2014 01:48:44 | More by Hopswagger
More User Reviews:
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
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
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
Prairie The Beer That Saved Christmas from Prairie Artisan Ales
83 out of 100 based on 294 ratings.