1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Prairie The Beer That Saved Christmas - Prairie Artisan Ales

Not Rated.
Prairie The Beer That Saved ChristmasPrairie The Beer That Saved Christmas

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
84
good

317 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 317
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 14.4%
Wants: 10
Gots: 62 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 317 | Reviews: 58 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of AgentMunky
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a half-litre bottle into a Firestone Walker tasting glass. Bottled 2013.

A: Pours a sludgy brown with good but brief head.

S: Spicy, but dull.

T: Hm! Interesting. Unexpectedly bright and fruity. Dry endtaste. The "wild bacteria" (description on the website) is evident and explains a lot of the contradictions here.

M: A tad thin. Sourish and astringent.

O: I thoroughly enjoyed this! I would have again. Tangentially, there was a touch of cap rust, but nothing bad.

AgentMunky, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev +8.7%

TX-Badger, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of kamikazeokami
3/5  rDev -18.5%

kamikazeokami, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of NooseJustice
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

NooseJustice, Jun 04, 2014
Photo of Blackmamba24
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Blackmamba24, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of leeswagerty
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

leeswagerty, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of BG24
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

BG24, May 29, 2014
Photo of SourAddict
4/5  rDev +8.7%

SourAddict, May 29, 2014
Photo of briiguy
3/5  rDev -18.5%

briiguy, May 29, 2014
Photo of Phobicsquirrel
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

Phobicsquirrel, May 28, 2014
Photo of shredder83
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

shredder83, May 26, 2014
Photo of masterofsparks
3/5  rDev -18.5%

masterofsparks, May 23, 2014
Photo of neckbracesub
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

neckbracesub, May 23, 2014
Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +8.7%

afsdan, May 21, 2014
Photo of Dicers
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Dicers, May 18, 2014
Photo of ToadiesForCody
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

ToadiesForCody, May 12, 2014
Photo of TheDoctor
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

TheDoctor, May 12, 2014
Photo of MNPikey
4/5  rDev +8.7%

MNPikey, May 11, 2014
Photo of shadetree67
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

shadetree67, May 10, 2014
Photo of XmnwildX12
2.75/5  rDev -25.3%

XmnwildX12, May 09, 2014
Photo of Ri0
3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

Ri0, May 04, 2014
Photo of Kelp
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Kelp, May 03, 2014
Photo of kristougher
4/5  rDev +8.7%

kristougher, Apr 30, 2014
Photo of bierdeflanders
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

bierdeflanders, Apr 28, 2014
Photo of ArchEnemyBrew
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

ArchEnemyBrew, Apr 27, 2014
Prairie The Beer That Saved Christmas from Prairie Artisan Ales
84 out of 100 based on 317 ratings.