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Birra - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
85
very good

733 Ratings
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Ratings: 733
Reviews: 95
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 13
Gots: 108 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  4.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: zerocrane on 01-09-2014

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Photo of jbeervt
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Corson
3.37/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ScottJWing
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GETTNCRUNKED
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrismattlin
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wallbj
4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Poupae
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MysticRuler
4.37/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

For a beer which is attempting to hold something back, this beer is a revelation. While it is definitely a good beer to have with food, the really special thing about it is the nose.which displays an ethereal funky barnyard which is so restrained but omnipresent that it just delights. Wow.. It just shows the prowess of these guys. Even when throttling back they can deliver something special.

Photo of xungmound98
4.24/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 51mmz0rz
4.29/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: A dark golden color, white head, loose carbonation

S: Aroma is noble hops with a touch of yeast funk.

T: Taste is similar to the smell. A very flavorful beer, yeast driven with a nice nobel hop bite.

M: Fairly light, crisp but not super dry.

D: I would love to work this into my summer rotation in place of a German Pils. Packs a huge flavor punch at 4.2%. A solid well made beer.

Photo of Chris_Carl_Johnson
4.12/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ohiovania
4.19/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gspeicher
3.47/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dwmson1
3.32/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of teamwiggum
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tanktizzo
3.82/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoubleJ
4.07/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Coming out of a stubby 12 ounce bottle, on to the beer:

Very heady throughout the session, the beer's color is pale sunlight with bubbles running through the body. It smells like a saison with vague spices, bubblegum, mint, and a note of manure like you're wandering around a barnyard. The beer has a spicy, grassy, flavor overall. Not only that, but it brings some tartness to the palate as well. It's light, airy, easy drinking, and was an excellent drink to go with dinner.

Photo of Immortale25
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Haw River Farmhouse Ales teku glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 1/8 inch off-white head that immediately dissipates leaving a few wisps of surface foam. Nearly no lacing.

S- Sweet-smelling saison yeast aroma brings to mind lemon and orange. There's also a pretty strong smell of spice, perhaps coriander?

T- The sweetness continues in the flavor. There's a pronounced banana component to the profile along with maybe some Belgian candi sugar. The reason I keep saying "maybe" and "perhaps" is because this seems to be such a straightforward take on the saison style for Prairie. Usually there's more complexity and nuance in their saisons but this one just strikes me as a typical Belgian Pale with extra sweetness.

M- Somewhat bright with medium-low carbonation and a body leaning toward the lighter side.

O- I understand having a more approachable offering to give to those who aren't familiar with craft, but I feel Prairie's saisons are approachable enough as it is. This one can pretty much be thrown in with a lot of other mediocre Belgians that are on the market. It tastes fine but is definitely the least enjoyable I've had thus far from this otherwise stellar brewery.

Photo of Dirtyhands
3.94/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GreenMind
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kwjd
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bwarren82
3.02/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SierraFlight
3.32/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Birra from Prairie Artisan Ales
85 out of 100 based on 733 ratings.