Prairie The Beer That Saved Christmas - Prairie Artisan Ales
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Reviews by JoEBoBpr:
3.74/5 rDev +1.4%
Prairie The Beer that Saved Christmas
The beer pours a nice dark mahogany almost black/brown color. There is a nice fluffy and dense 1 inch head that forms. The head is off-white to light cream/tan colored and is pretty dense with some nice stickyness. (4.0)
Aroma is interesting. Starts off with some sourness that quickly is enveloped by more bready grain notes and is followed by some notes of banana bread and some slight raisin notes. Mild funk and some tartness come back up near the end. (3.5)
Flavor starts off with some nice bready grain notes and some mild dark fruit sweetness; some slight sour notes and nice woody funk and earthyness then follow these flavors. Nice slight yeasty phenols are present mixed in with some mild raisin and banana bread notes. The barrel adds such a nice dimension to what could be a one-dimensional beer. Mouthfeel is nice and fluffy with good full carbonation and a light to medium body. (3.75)(4.0)
An interesting variation on an Old Ale. There are nice underlain traditional dark fruit notes and sweet bready notes but with a woody funk and mild tart acidity that makes this beer dangerously drinkable. (3.75)
01-11-2014 22:11:58 | More by JoEBoBpr
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 295 ratings.