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Birra - Prairie Artisan Ales

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759 Ratings
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Ratings: 759
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 9.81%
Wants: 14
Gots: 112 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
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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: 759 | Reviews: 105
Reviews by MasterfulIdiot:
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4.47/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Riedel tulip. Liquid is super pale gold and cloudy. A super gentle pour kicks up a huge creamy head with the consistency of meringue so I have to pour the 12 oz into the glass in two stages. Pretty much exactly what I would want a farmhouse ale to look like.

Aroma is tart lemons, white grapes, slight funk. Lots of nice yeast flavors that I can't totally identify.

Flavor opens up with the lemony citrus, which yields to some slight mineral funkiness and clovey spiciness. Aftertaste is all of those combined.

Mouthfeel is pillowy soft, thanks to the resilient head that always lets a little bit of itself in on each sip. Medium-bodied with tons of soft carbonation.

Overall, really great farmhouse ale - nothing mind-blowing, but refreshingly simple and well-executed. If I was a farmer in Oklahoma (or Belgium, for that matter) I could imagine drinking this every afternoon after working the fields... or whatever it is farmers do.

More User Reviews:
Photo of MenardMa
2.97/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

This was my first Prairie beer after obviously hearing quite a lot of great things about them. To be honest, I really don't care for it. Hop bitterness and peppery saison yeast is about all i'm getting, unfortunately not smelling or tasting any of the citrus or fruit that some have noted. Not terrible but just not something I would buy again.

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.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straw to golden in color with considerable cloudiness. A half inch of dense off white foam is present. Brussels lacing. I smell a hint of lemon,a touch of grassy flavor, and pale malt. The taste is lemon and then a blend of a grassy flavor and pale malt. The mouth is crisp and heavily carbonated.

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