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Prairie Ale - Prairie Artisan Ales

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604 Ratings
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Ratings: 604
Reviews: 111
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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stephens101

Oklahoma

4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Loud pop of the cork and quickly into a goblet pours a cloudy pale yellow ale with a mountain of dense, off-white head. A few cracks in the frothy armor begin in the middle and slowly work their way out toward the edges until there is nothing left except a white sheet around the glass.

Extremely pleasant to the nose with some tart light fruits up front, quickly followed some sour notes, phenols, spice and damp leaves.

Spicy up front with a near perfect amount of fruit (green apples, oranges, lemon) and brett funk which is countered by a dollop of grain and then a hit of hop bitterness. A little later some taffy sweetness is noticed, adding a very nice touch.

Perfectly dry going down with a lingering heat in the throat which seems a bit much for the ABV, but gives this one an edge that I find enjoyable. Medium bodied and fairly airy.

This beer provides the perfect companion to an unseasonably warm December day. And while homerism abounds with a lot of local beer reviews, a fact that is in no way exclusive to Oklahoma, I can unashamedly attest to the excellence of the Prairie Ale.

***

Blind review (update 04/05/14)

A white froth grows large and quick with staying power to match. Color is yellow-orange.

Smells of grain, lemon zest, various overripe fruits, yeast and bold pepper.

On the tongue big brett plays right into the hands of a melange of sour fruits (orange, grapefruit, pear) and spice. I'm reminded of Orval, but with a bit more kick.

The 8.2% alcohol is obvious. Mouth-feel is medium and dry. Also a bit crackery with soft edges.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2012 19:49:54 | More by stephens101
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4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
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July 26, 2014
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A – Hazy, golden or straw colored, with a hint of dark yellow or amber. An inch-plus of creamy frothy head on top. Significantly more head when I sped up the pour on the second glass, almost four inches on top of a couple inches of beer. Tiny amount of sediment in the bottle clouds it up even more at the end.

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M – Lots of carbonation and effervescent bubbles. Really clears the palate between the bubbles and the acidity. Very refreshing.

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Prairie Ale from Prairie Artisan Ales
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