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Birra - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
85
very good

486 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 486
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 8
Gots: 46 | FT: 8
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: zerocrane on 01-09-2014)
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Reviews by MasterfulIdiot:
Photo of MasterfulIdiot
4.48/5  rDev +18.8%
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.

MasterfulIdiot, Jul 01, 2014
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Photo of Roguer
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours all foam (~95%); pure white and fluffy, like marshmallow fluff with large bubbles. Retention is fantastic. Brew is a hazy, lemon-yellow body (actually slightly paler than lemon). Some darker brown cloudy yeast at the bottom. Fluffy lacing. Opaque brew. Yum!

Lemon, straw, and sugar dominate the aroma - starts citrus, and becomes candy. Pretty standard (non-tart) Saison aroma. Very rustic, despite the sweetness. Smells delicious.

Far less sweet than the nose indicated. First, chunky wheat and malts, riding a slightly tart, funky wave. Exceptionally rustic and traditional. There is a nice note of citric acid that follows, and the sweetness isn't completely absent, but this is not a sweet Saison.

It tastes like drinking straw laced with yeast. Aftertaste is long and drily rustic.

Mouthfeel is medium-full up front, but very drinkable, with a semi-dry long finish begging you for another sip. A slight hop bitterness on the back-end gives a slight effervescent feel, as the alcohol is non-existent. Extremely lively, with no sting or foaming.

This is an outstanding Saison across the board. It's light and easy drinking, low ABV, and full of flavor. It doesn't feature huge wild notes, nor unrestrained sweetness, that many Saisons focus on. Rather, it's fairly straightforward and delicious.

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Birra from Prairie Artisan Ales
85 out of 100 based on 486 ratings.