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Prairie The Beer That Saved Christmas - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
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287 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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leeswagerty

Arkansas

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

06-01-2014 02:41:21 | More by leeswagerty
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BG24

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-29-2014 22:20:07 | More by BG24
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SourAddict

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +8.1%

05-29-2014 13:31:54 | More by SourAddict
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briiguy

Illinois

3/5  rDev -18.9%

05-28-2014 23:28:46 | More by briiguy
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Phobicsquirrel

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

05-28-2014 06:54:31 | More by Phobicsquirrel
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shredder83

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-26-2014 18:22:49 | More by shredder83
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masterofsparks

Ohio

3/5  rDev -18.9%

05-23-2014 21:58:25 | More by masterofsparks
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neckbracesub

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-23-2014 02:28:29 | More by neckbracesub
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afsdan

Colorado

4/5  rDev +8.1%

05-21-2014 22:39:04 | More by afsdan
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Dicers

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-18-2014 15:36:53 | More by Dicers
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ToadiesForCody

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

05-12-2014 13:28:21 | More by ToadiesForCody
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TheDoctor

Quebec (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A:
Pours an opaque dark copper with a fluffy tan head that pours at three fingers and settles to one or so. Great retention; touches of lacing.

S:
Sweet, malty, and dark. The predominate aroma seems to be a sourish wine smell with lots of currants, black pepper, caramel malt, dried fruits, nuts, wood, and bubblegum; quite boozy and warm smelling.

T:
Astringent and boozy. Flavor-wise it is slightly wine-like with a long woody tinge underpinning it all; red wine, currants, tea-like astringency, vague winey sourness. Very interesting.

M:
Full-bodied with warming alcohol and a coating mouthfeel.

O:
Impressive beer.
I am no old hand at old ales, but I did enjoy this one. It likely won't become an every day beer for me, but it was worth trying and exhibited some very nice characteristics. It is quite nice looking and has a very 'busy' nose. The flavor is rustic (woody and musty) with a little winey oxidation taste. All-in-all it is a nice cold weather beer and I enjoyed it. I feel strange being too critical as I have little experience with the style, but it seems pretty solid based on the BJCP guidelines, for what it's worth.
Would maybe have again; worth finding if you are a big beer fanatic.

Serving type: bottle

05-12-2014 01:03:33 | More by TheDoctor
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MNPikey

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +8.1%

05-11-2014 02:01:08 | More by MNPikey
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shadetree67

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-10-2014 01:18:05 | More by shadetree67
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

05-09-2014 22:35:08 | More by XmnwildX12
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Ri0

Wisconsin

3.91/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

poured 500ml bottle into chalice.

A - Dark brown with dark amber highlights around the edge and a 1 finger foamy white head that fades into a thin film. Very small spots of lacing on the glass.

S - Tart fruit notes along with chocolate, vanilla, dark fruit and brown sugar.

T - There is a bit of tartness up front, not so much cherry, with chocolate and vanilla. The oak is present and has an earthiness to it. I pick up some dark brown sugar and dark fruit.

M - Medium body and nice carbonation. Finishes dry and semi tart with a bit of earthy wood.

O - At first I was calling this a stout and remembered that it was an Old Ale. Cool idea and one I really enjoyed.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2014 21:46:17 | More by Ri0
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-03-2014 11:16:16 | More by Kelp
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kristougher

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-30-2014 13:12:05 | More by kristougher
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bierdeflanders

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

04-28-2014 02:24:30 | More by bierdeflanders
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ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-27-2014 04:25:05 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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ellswrth

Oregon

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-23-2014 16:44:24 | More by ellswrth
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scott2269

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

04-22-2014 01:15:42 | More by scott2269
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bryanbullock

District of Columbia

3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

S- Oak aroma on the nose indicative of the bba, strong cherry aroma with a hint of tartness, almost sour in aroma yet this is a pleasing smell. Chocolate and malt undertones.

A- Pours a milky dark chocolate brown with small microbuble 2 finger head and good lacing.

T- Taste leaves more to be desired after such an inticing smell. light malt sweetness and light sourness at the onset that finishes with a high sour end. Some grapey fruit flavor all the way through.

M - Mouthfeel is lighter than expecting, with low viscosity for an 11 percent beer, but good effervescence.

O- All in all a very complex quality beer, not sure it is worth the 20 dollars I paid for it but I would definitely drink this beer again. Very Unique!

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 21:58:16 | More by bryanbullock
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mhaugo

California

4.39/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

16.9oz bottle decanted into a snifter. 10% ABV. Served at 55F and allowed to elevate to room temperature.

Appearance: Deep chestnut, pours brilliantly clear until you get into the dregs, relatively fat bubbles make up a pretty firm head (3.5/5).

Aroma: Wood, leather, molasses, bourbon, Cherry Coke, and a touch of sweet vinegar (4.5/5).

Taste: I’m initially struck by an interesting sour note that I did not expect. That flavor crescendos pretty quickly, and then it thins out and clears with only a soft touch of oak left behind. A little research has informed me that Prairie spikes the beer with a “mixture of wild bacteria”, so I’m glad to see the infection is intentional. I also get some tobacco, cherry, vanilla, and chocolate. As it warms, the cherry flavor comes marching into the forefront. God… what an interesting beer (4.75/5).

Mouthfeel: Rather thin with a touch of astringency from the oak (3.25/5).

Overall: Man, this is great. It’s an old ale, aged in bourbon barrels, and inoculated with wild bacteria. I’m (nearly) speechless. It certainly isn’t traditional by any stretch of the imagination, but I love what they have done with it (4.25/5).

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 04:43:39 | More by mhaugo
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M1A2

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

04-19-2014 03:18:15 | More by M1A2
Prairie The Beer That Saved Christmas from Prairie Artisan Ales
84 out of 100 based on 287 ratings.