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Birra - Prairie Artisan Ales

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761 Ratings
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Ratings: 761
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 14
Gots: 112 | FT: 16
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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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Ratings: 761 | Reviews: 106
Photo of Camjmorton
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Qbdoo
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful hazy honey color. A complex nose that I can't really explain: Slightly fruity but with a vague almost peppery smell. The taste is solid but I wish the nose come out more in the taste. The body is light and make this an intriguing and very drinkable beer.

Photo of cbutova
3.51/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks Matt for gifting this bottle to me.

A- Stubby 12oz gives a fairly hazy deep golden beer to my tumbler glass. A fizzy head makes it to about half a finger before falling quickly to a small belt at the edges. Lacing is not a valid entity in my glass.

S- For me it lies on the spicy and herbal side of things with large fruit notes integrated into that equation. Coriander, peppercorn, cooking herbs, apricots, oranges and pale grapes come to mind with rustic cracked grains lending some bready hints.

T- On my palate the fruit aspect of the brew gains some major momentum here becoming just about equal to the spicy yeast notes. Rather pungent for only 4.2%. A melange of white grapes, coriander, lemongrass, herbal tea, apple, orange zest, cracked crusty grains, slight stone fruit like apricot and white wine hints.

MF- Certainly leading towards the lighter side of things with a minimally creamy consistency; just a bit foamy. Carbonation not as high as one might expect at a medium-low level.

Interesting mix of spicy and fruity yeast tones with a ton of flavor for such a low end ABV. The body was a bit of a letdown considering the very big Saison type flavors but in the end it is still rather solid.

Photo of BJasny
4.35/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Jadjunk
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

No label information. Birra is brewed in the style of a Saison / Farmhouse Ale. Available in year round 12 oz. bottled 4 packs and on draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a tulip glass. Served above 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp frothy head of a pearl white color over a golden yellow body with mild haze and abundant lively carbonation. Retention is good and lacing is light and spotty. 3.75

(Smell) Malted wheat, pale grain malts build the bulk of the malt body, with a moderate sweetness and moderate body. The yeast profile comes off as more of a Belgian pale than a saison, with limited farmhouse and spice aromas, a subtle note of citrus zest and lemongrass and a soft spice note of white pepper and grains of paradise. There is little to no discernible hop profile, but much of the balance comes from the aforementioned drying spiciness and moderate grain body of the malt bill. Potency is moderate. 3.25

(Taste) The malt profile is more reserved in sweetness and more pronounced in dry cracker and wheat malt flavor. Light, moderately peppery and markedly dry. The yeast profile is distinctively drying with little fruit, soft citrus juices, no farmhouse and an unchallenged blend of earthy spices, including white pepper and soft coriander and clove. Finishes dry with a lingering drag of white pepper on a saltine malt lightness. 3.5

(Mouthfeel) The texture is silky slick, lightly chewy clean, and moderately dry. Carbonation is high generating a moderate frothiness and a spirited full carbonation on the finish. Body is shy of medium for the style, light/medium overall. Balance is slightly spiced and dry over sweet. Alcohol presence is low and there are no off characters. 3.75

(Overall) Birra has a limited flavor range mostly due to the yeast profile, which doesn't help this beer stand out over more balanced and yeastier farmhouse ales. There isn't much fruit, funk or farmhouse to be had in the yeast profile, which calls most of my attention to the drying effect of the pepper spices, which are more noticeable out in the open. I was a bit disappointed by this beer as I know Prairie for making excellent stouts I considered an equally flavorful Saison from them, but I think this beer needs some work to improve the flavor dimensions. 3.5

Prairie Artisan Ales'
Birra
3.48/5.00

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle, with some coded bottling information on the side, but Shelton Brothers just started bringing lots of stuff in, so I know this beer is fresh. My second beer from Prairie Artisan Ales, and my first of their saison / farmhouse style ales. "Brewed and bottled by Krebs Brewing Co., Krebs, OK". My bottle lists a 4.40% abv.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - It pours a strange, thick golden orange body, weakly carbonated, with hardly any conjuring of head at all, merely some white foam that thins to a ring. Appears thick, heavy, & strange, especially for a farmhouse ale of such moderate alcohol strength.

S - The nose is again, strange - lots of diacetyl, mild alcohol fumes, and some peppercorns / saison yeast sort of aromas lurking in the background. Otherwise, this is not on par with what I was expecting at all.

T - The taste follows the nose - weakly fruity, citrusy, & peppery. Fair amount of yeast presence, mainly steals the show. Poor depth and duration of flavor. Maybe a touch metallic on the finish.

M - Feel is smooth & clean. Bready finish. Low, weak carbonation, which seems strange in comparison to what others have said, so I'm not sure what went wrong here, as the beer itself seemed fine.

Overall, I don't know if I got a bad batch of this stuff or what, but this one was definitely a miss for me as it was. I look forward to trying more farmhouse style ales from Prairie.

Prairie Birra -----3/5.

Photo of bfred805
3.2/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of klittle250
3.81/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of humuloner22
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I found a few of these just sitting on a shelf so I figured that pretty much everything else I had had from Prairie was solid so I would try this one as well.

Appearance: Hazy light yellow lots of carbonation and head. This beer also had a ton of sediment in the bottle.

Aroma: Some light funky farmhouse notes, some light lemony and pepper notes.

Taste: Pretty decent not the best I had ever had, but some light funk, lemony peppery notes as well. Finish is very clean and I can appreciate that in the quality of this beer.

Overall: Its not the best Prairie beer I have had but its still decent. I think the reviews are a little bit low, Its better than an 85 to me.

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

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

Photo of Chico1985
3.47/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Stubby 12oz bottle with 4.4% ABV listed. As usual with Prairie, plenty of entertainment to be had from the label.

A - Dark orange pour with some haze. White head retains as a weak and thin barely-ring.

S - Green grape, peach, clove, grains, grass, light farmy yeasts.

T - Green grapes and clove galore, some citrusy and herbal tones, light spice and graininess, bread. A bit on the sweet side for the style with alot of hefeweizen qualities dominating over farmhouse/yeasty flavors.

M - Pretty good heft and flavors for the low ABV, somewhat chalky feel, could use more carbonation/oomph.

O - A decent option for a low-ABV non-funk-fest saison, though actually closer to a hefe than a saison really. Not a whole lot going on past green grape/clove.

Photo of Axnjxn
3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of patre_tim
3.77/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Hazy golden with a hint of herbal green, lots of fine bubbled fast rising carbonation, and a finger of whitish head.



S: Grapes like concord grapes, Belgian yeasts, a dry phenolic quality, bubble gum, coriander and an herbal note like thyme.



T: Dry and white grape like, bubblegum, lemon juice, a light sweetness, finishes with an herbal thyme like quality.



M: Light, dry body with a moderate amount of champagne like carbonation.



O: Good brew. My first from Oklahoma. I got it on Wishbeer in Bangkok, drank it in Kunming.

Photo of nathanmiller
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of metter98
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is clear dark golden yellow in color and has a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a collar of bubbles around the edge of the glass and some lacing on the surface.
S: Light to moderate aromas of lemongrass are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of lemongrass and notes of spices from the yeast.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. Hints of dryness are perceptible.
O: This beer is easy to drink and has interesting aromas and flavors of lemongrass.

Serving type: bottle

Photo of smithj4
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.56/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 31Sam13
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of utopiajane
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours hazy,cloudy , golden yellow with enough sediment or yeast to dirty up the color a bit. Soft matte glow.. White head of foam that fell fast but left spots of lace as I drank. Nose is light floral and a slight breaddiness. lemon, lemon peel. An herbal that's leafy and grassy,a little pungent and peppery too. Taste is lemon. Very juicy and very fruity. Tart. Lemon peel and pith combine for a bright earthiness. Light sweet multigrain cracker. A drizzle of honey. Active carbonation and medium mouthfeel. Spice and peppery herbal finish this one with a lovely bitterness that seems tailor made to bring out that cool and vivid herbal. Light overall tartness makes this one very easy to drink. As it warmed it drank flatter though.

Photo of drone
2.86/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Odd funk to the smell, but overall a very drinkable sipper for a cool spring evening.

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

Photo of Fabianno
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jeffh84
4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Birra from Prairie Artisan Ales
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