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Prairie The Beer That Saved Christmas - Prairie Artisan Ales

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287 Ratings
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Ratings: 287
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 14.32%
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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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Prairie The Beer that Saved Christmas
2013 Edition

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)

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2014 22:11:58 | More by JoEBoBpr
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Prairie The Beer That Saved Christmas from Prairie Artisan Ales
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