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Prairie Weisse - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Prairie Weisse
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42 Ratings
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Ratings: 42
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 6.87%
Wants: 21
Gots: 7 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Berliner Weissbier |  4.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Trex on 03-03-2014

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Ratings: 42 | Reviews: 6
Photo of LightnerLiquorKS
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stephens101
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

So glad to see Prairie get on board with this one of my new favorite styles.

A white head flits away quickly per the style. Color is golden-orange with a slight chill haze.

Aroma is tart-forward with a trail of apple and lemon notes.

Dry on the palate with a coating of sticky grain followed by an array of sweet fruits down the middle and a perfect amount of tart fruits for the finale.

So much attention to detail shows palpable in this exceptionally flavorful albeit low-gravity brew.

Photo of Justin8mypants
3.94/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.59/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Phenomenal sour. This is so tart and the nose is INCREDIBLE. Lots of pineapple and tropical fruits and drinks so smooth.

Photo of AdamTebbs
4.66/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wallbj
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 31Sam13
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stuartdea85
4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Chilled Bottle/Pour into glass: Simple, elegant, effervescent flow of golden wheat. A crisp clean taste with a nice head and great scent. I enjoy prairie very much and this has been one of my favorites. The sour wheat was such a fresh change from their famous stouts. Such a treat.

Photo of nuttermcbutter
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of thewimperoo
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of bsuedekum
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of Jared14
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of greenspointexas
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Photo of CDCNAM
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of MrDave
4/5  rDev -5.2%

Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

Photo of threedaggers
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of ortie
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of IMFletcher
4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wow, this one is great. The overall sour characteristics of this Berliner Weisse are outstanding, and on top of that, at only 4.5% abv, it would be session ale heaven if only it were available in bottles around here. Is it available in bottles at all?

Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of BEERchitect
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dancing on the fringe of what is wheat and what is sour, the ancient Berlinerweiss style appeases both crowds, teasing and taunting the other with the peer pressure that only sour and sweet tastes can provide.

Prairie's Weisse is of course a sour wheat. Its upstart is tangy, tart and nearly bracingly acidic. But its early rebuttal of wafer-thin breadiness and the must supple of powdered sugar sweetness allow a lemon-drop candy taste to emerge. An earthen waft of stewn hay mingles with notions of sea air and cellar must envelop the nose and front of the tongue.

As the taste of whole wheat and its accompanying sweetness dissolve on the middle palate, its cidery and spicy flavors introduce and its sourness intensifies. White pepper with a dash of cumin rest against reisling-type acidity that's brought to life and lightened by its sparkling and briny effervescence.

Its palate-stripping sourness is tangy, lemony and limey to finish. With no real sugar or malt structure in which to contend, the ale closes snappy, clean and suddenly... only with a deep echo of wheat that returns in a retro-nasal sort of way.

Prairie Weisse is a tremendously sculpted sour wheat that showcases the "lacto" strain to near perfection. But the seeming use of wine barrel and any resident wild yeast gives the ale a playful gusto that's a welcome stray from northern German wheated ale.

Photo of barczar
4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy golden straw with a frothy ivory head that dissipates to a small agglomeration of foam.

Aroma is floral and lactic, with soft malt sweetness and what adding contrast.

Green apple and lemon dominate, with plasticy phenols adding an off note. Wheat is a nice contrast. Pear adds complexity.

Body is light, with carbonation a touch on the high side.

Fairly complex, though I'm not a fan of the plastic nature.

Photo of mc4z
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev -5.2%

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Prairie Weisse from Prairie Artisan Ales
92 out of 100 based on 42 ratings.