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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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Funkwich

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -59.5%

12-09-2013 02:09:24 | More by Funkwich
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chugalug06

Colorado

3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Toasty oat colored foamy three-finger head. Moderate lacing. Deep brown brew with lots of purples; kinda cloudy.

Sweet, grapes, good amount of acidic tartness on the nose. Interesting. Odd cherry chocolate aroma. Nearly tangerine. Watery aroma.

Thick feel. Weird collection of flavors. Farmy, like a dark saison, vanilla, red grapes, dry mild lemon tartness, earthy, apple, lots of fruit, light pine, brett, horsey, good amount of used barrel notes. No heat. Small booze bite. Carbonation is high and detracts from the overall experience. Sweetness is odd and miss placed. Licorice esque bite shows up on the very back end of flavors, off.

Oddly put together. Missing a backbone. It seems as though TBtSC is a bit of wanderer...it doesn't have a definitive beer base. It's good, but not memorable. It may end up not being what you sought out for...but it's kinda like Christmas in a bottle, in an odd way...

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2013 01:53:07 | More by chugalug06
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The absolutely darkest of brown colors this ale holds a creamy thick head that sat atop the ale throughout the entire glass.

The aroma is filled with cream, marshmallow, Graham cracker, slight bourbon and barrel.

The flavor improves as it warms as there's a lot bourbon whiskey creaminess, coffee, malt and light char. There's a strong malt backbone that isn't sweet but more grain and barley with a pinch if kilned toastiness. This is not a barrel aged beer and I would assume it should not have this bourbonesque flavoring but that is simply what my palate interrupted.

The feel is creamy, not entirely thick but very smooth.

Serving type: on-tap

12-09-2013 01:27:51 | More by KYGunner
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Haybeerman

Colorado

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-08-2013 22:42:08 | More by Haybeerman
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popery

California

4.09/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark brown, shaded with magenta. Opaque. Probably cloudy but it's too dark to really tell. Small light beige head. Decent lacing, retention for a beer of this strength. Stewed berries, cocoa, brown sugar and apricots in the nose. I think there's some barrel presence, but it's kinda hard to tell what's what. Possibly some spirit and oak knocking around. It smells like sugar cookies, fruitcake and rum (that's more a function of the alcohol and fruitiness, rather than any sort of guess at the barrels used). The taste also has lots of fruit and heavy sweetness. A tad medicinal. Some definite booze. Light chocolate. Berries and apricots soaked in caramel, wine and booze. Thick feel. Never gets too sticky, though. Interesting stuff. Definitely more legitimately old ale-ish than I expected, which is fun. It's not a barleywine, and there's a whole bunch of stuff going on. Good for a cold winter night, but this beer might catch some off-guard.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2013 08:39:25 | More by popery
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james582

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-08-2013 02:58:30 | More by james582
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KevT

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

12-07-2013 21:45:07 | More by KevT
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Zkscharf

California

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-07-2013 01:20:30 | More by Zkscharf
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Janis_Hoplin

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

12-04-2013 00:18:18 | More by stephensinner
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StlHopHead77

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

12-03-2013 02:36:12 | More by StlHopHead77
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Morey

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-03-2013 01:32:01 | More by Morey
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firstlighthiker

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

12-02-2013 00:42:16 | More by firstlighthiker
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Boomer3791

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev +8.1%

12-01-2013 23:28:36 | More by Boomer3791
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BeerMeColorado

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

12-01-2013 21:46:03 | More by BeerMeColorado
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crownrl28

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

12-01-2013 21:05:23 | More by crownrl28
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Jordy777

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

12-01-2013 18:34:49 | More by Jordy777
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

12-01-2013 02:14:23 | More by bsuedekum
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CesarLopes

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-30-2013 23:59:14 | More by CesarLopes
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pkalix

California

3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

pours a murky rust with thin, tan foam that falls apart quickly. smells like sweet chocolate through the bottle, but a very earthy, almost unpleasant, malt from the glass. raisin.
taste is a slight bitter, stoutness with a little tart on top of that. I get the tart cherries that others were referring to. a bit thin, which gives it a twangy, almost metallic taste, but for 10% it's pretty good. not a lot of alcohol in the taste. If I had brewed this, i'd be proud; but in the world of beer distribution, it's a little better than decent. artwork on the label is choice also....

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 20:37:46 | More by pkalix
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vfgccp

New York

3.51/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Fine bubbled, khaki colored head. Ok retention and nice lace. Light saddle brown body - muddy and hazy.

S - Cherry, raisin, port wine macerated berries, oak, caramel, wet leaves.

T - Lots of dry cocoa, red wine, oak, currents, allspice, caramel, gingerbread, leather.

M - Creamy, medium-light frame. Well balanced carbonation.

O - Incredibly dry finish. Interesting flavor profile, but not necessarily may favorite holiday brew.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 01:45:26 | More by vfgccp
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cnbrown313

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.1%

11-29-2013 21:32:21 | More by cnbrown313
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Hotrod88

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

11-29-2013 04:08:31 | More by Hotrod88
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SCZ

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

11-28-2013 21:54:16 | More by SCZ
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

11-28-2013 06:26:28 | More by kbuzz
Prairie The Beer That Saved Christmas from Prairie Artisan Ales
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