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Prairie Ale - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 600
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.31%
Wants: 61
Gots: 95 | FT: 6
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Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Prairie Ale is our classic saison. We brew this beer with pilsner malt, wheat malt, flaked wheat, and cane sugar. A healthy dose of saaz hops are used to add a spicy element to the beer. Prairie Ale is fermented with a mix of ale yeast, wine yeast, and brettanomyces. Notes of black pepper and pineapple can be found in this beer.

(Beer added by: BierGartenok on 11-26-2012)
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Love that this is finally coming to Kansas City along with a number of other Shelton Bros. distributed beers. Enjoyed out of a 500 mL brown bottle with no dating that I can see on the label or bottle. Poured into a Boulevard Smokestack tulip glass.

Appearance - Before I even pour it, the layer of sediment caking the bottom of the bottle is evident. Pouring carefully so as not to disturb it too much, produces a healthy two finger sticky white head that begins to dissipate a little bit, leaving thick cobwebs of foam atop a tangerine amber body with a consistent haze throughout.

Smell - Funky, wet hay with lots of mustiness. Floral overtones, tropical fruit and nectar as well as some more generic phenolic profiles. That Bretty twang is deliciously everpresent. It's funny, I've never thought of it before, but in some ways Brett in beer--especially this particular beer--reminds me of the mold in blue cheese, in a good way. In a generic sense, both are edible, living fungi, I suppose. Anyway, it's quite interesting and unique.

Taste - Yeasty phenols and a hint of sourness gives way to dandelion bitters, grapefruit rind and even some fainter pineapple sweetness. I love the aggressive bitterness and the semi-dry finish with some definite heat, although it's not overpowering. After a few drinks, there is a dry spiciness, like fresh ground pepper.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with a surprising subtle kick and moderate carbonation. Semi-dry finish and lingering aftertaste.

Overall, my first beer from Prairie and I'm glad to have sampled it. I will definitely have to make a point to seek out their other beers when I can. Of course, I'm a bit of a sucker for brett beers, so long as they're well done. This one certainly was and I would gladly have it again--especially in a brett fix emergency.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 04:43:14 | More by LambicPentameter
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Prairie Ale from Prairie Artisan Ales
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