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Prairie Weisse - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Reviews: 11
Hads: 66
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 4.06%
Wants: 21
Gots: 12 | FT: 3
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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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Reviews: 11 | Hads: 66
Photo of Rifugium
2.97/5  rDev -29.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Standard Berliner appearance, hazy golden with a thin cap of white bubbles (once the gush from the bottle settled down). Putrid aroma, sour grains, sour milk, cheap wine. Lacto-lemony taste, sourdough, about 4/10 on the tartness scale, which makes for decent drinkability. Somewhat stale and watery, but not bad overall. (320 characters)

Photo of tronester
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy straw color, with a big creamy bright white head. Rich grape wine nose, with a hint of grapefruit in the finish. Taste starts out with a mouth puckering sour flavor, then some massive lemon, finishing with a hint of water cracker grain in the finish, as this is a beer after all. Mouthfeel is good. Overall a very good Berliner Weiss, a hard to find style that is appreciated. (393 characters)

Photo of Roguer
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Lemon yellow brew. Extremely rustic aroma, milky, slightly tart.

Tart but easy drinking on the palate. Tons of wheat on the finish. Very lively and extremely drinkable. (169 characters)

Photo of russpowell
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Opened with a slight gush, then you get a hazed straw colored brew with a near non exsistant head.

S: Sourness, grassiness, all kind of fade

T: Nice tartness, a little lemon, a little cherry, & some grassiness up front.. Tarrtness, lemongrass, almost a little cherry lime-aide action going on. Finishes tart & so quenching

MF: Light bodied, delicate carbonation, you can just feel the puckeryness

Super drinkability, Prairie nailed this one would drink this all Summer if I was made of money (502 characters)

Photo of MartzMimic
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours from the bottle a clear gold. I was forewarned of the carbonation, so a careful pour helped manage the bubbly white head. Tart breadiness, apple and citrus carry the nose. Those are all present in the taste, though green apple is more predominate. Just tart enough to cause one to pucker. The mouth is light, and crisp with carbonation. This is made so well. It's not a style I'm apt to visit often, but this tempts me to reconsider. (439 characters)

Photo of Kyndbrah
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I'm not an expert on the style but it is a nice sour with a definite wheat beer taste. I'm a big fan of Prairie and this beer is perfect for drinking in the sun. (162 characters)

Photo of stephens101
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
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. (498 characters)

Photo of Stuartdea85
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
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. (282 characters)

Photo of IMFletcher
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
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? (251 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
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. (1,379 characters)

Photo of barczar
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
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. (432 characters)

Prairie Weisse from Prairie Artisan Ales
89 out of 100 based on 11 ratings.