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Prairie The Beer That Saved Christmas - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
84
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321 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 321
Reviews: 59
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 12
Gots: 63 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Cowboys9 on 11-10-2013)
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of pkalix
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
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....

Photo of vfgccp
3.51/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Photo of cnbrown313
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Hotrod88
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of SCZ
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of kbuzz
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of MastaShonuf
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Weas
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of notchucknorris
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a hazy maple syrup color that gathers into a deep brown in the glass. Two finger tan head foams up pretty nicely and shows decent retention.

S: I've been getting a lot of different things since I poured this. Booze soaked fruit of some sort with a spicy oak backbone, but I can't decide if it's rum or brandy or maybe even bourbon. Toffee, caramel, dark fruit and a touch of a slightly sour raisin smell.

T: Dark malt and fruit flavors upfront, with a surprising sour edge. Raisin, mild toffee, red grape skin, rum barrel, sour plum and some tingling alcohol on the finish. Not that this says much, but this is probably my least favorite of their beers so far. Still digging it though and I'd love to see what this is like in a few years. Feels like it needs to round out a bit. It's not ready to save Christmas just yet.

Photo of jman005
4.75/5  rDev +28.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of zerocrane
5/5  rDev +35.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This one is close to a 10.

A - Dark, almost black with a thin head

S - You can tell this one is going to be sour. You get a hint of grapes or raisens

T- Phenominal from start to finish. That's all I can say

O- 90-95/100. this is a great beer. I wish it was an annual brew.

Photo of BeerHunter76
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of imperialbeerdude
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I actually enjoyed this one, but it's definitely not an old ale unless it was infected. As far as the taste goes I get some mild barrel/old ale flavors, there are hints of vanilla but it's mostly a red grape/vinous tart flavor. Not overpowering and actually kind of pleasant, but I'm a fan of pretty much everything sour/funky. I'm really interested in the back story for this beer, overall pretty good. I'd give it a solid B, weird beer for sure though.

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Prairie The Beer That Saved Christmas from Prairie Artisan Ales
84 out of 100 based on 321 ratings.