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Prairie Ale - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
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583 Ratings
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Ratings: 583
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.31%
Wants: 61
Gots: 92 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales visit their website
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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hamilton76531

Texas

1/5  rDev -75.5%

06-26-2014 23:31:30 | More by hamilton76531
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

08-15-2013 01:14:17 | More by DonFrap
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Jakep2021

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -32.6%

02-03-2014 03:20:07 | More by Jakep2021
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Beer21

Florida

3/5  rDev -26.5%

03-30-2014 19:13:55 | More by Beer21
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09robejo

Ohio

3/5  rDev -26.5%

02-16-2014 02:16:18 | More by 09robejo
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Mbpike

Arkansas

3/5  rDev -26.5%

12-30-2013 19:24:02 | More by Mbpike
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TheMrFarnham

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -26.5%

07-12-2013 14:15:59 | More by TheMrFarnham
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apasternak

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -26.5%

12-31-2013 15:44:14 | More by apasternak
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TheRealDBCooper

Svalbard & Jan Mayen Islands

3/5  rDev -26.5%

08-07-2013 01:57:46 | More by TheRealDBCooper
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Karibourgeois

Texas

3/5  rDev -26.5%

03-08-2014 20:33:38 | More by Karibourgeois
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ohyayitstrey

Oklahoma

3/5  rDev -26.5%

08-17-2013 20:28:17 | More by ohyayitstrey
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PA-Michigander

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -26.5%

03-30-2014 23:32:44 | More by PA-Michigander
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rspauldi

Texas

3/5  rDev -26.5%

06-25-2014 01:20:31 | More by rspauldi
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duff247

Texas

3/5  rDev -26.5%

07-18-2013 04:45:40 | More by duff247
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AlaskanYoung

Arkansas

3/5  rDev -26.5%

12-30-2013 19:25:43 | More by AlaskanYoung
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MNishCT77

District of Columbia

3.05/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

16.9 oz. bottle purchased at Sunset Corners in Miami, FL, unknown bottling date, drank over 30 minutes out of a hotel-style tumbler

A: 3/3 - straw yellow coloration, murky (cannot read or see through), initial eggshell white head settles into a retained glass lacing with some carb islands, low-to-moderate carbonation for style

S: 8/12 - intense phenolics hits immediately, some residual wheat and maybe a hint of alcohol?

T: 8/20 - on the front of the tongue, there's a lemon tartness that is the first flavor present; there is also a wheat malt presence, some mild alcohol and a slight sweetness; however, as the flavor panel develops, the predominant flavor quickly becomes an intense phenolic character - smoky and musty-predominant that lingers; finishes generally dry but the phenolics aren't inviting of subsequent sips

M: 4/5 - light bodied with high drinkability; moderate carbonation but maybe slightly less than I would like for style

O: 5/10 - the intense phenolics (likely from Brett) make this close to a drain pour for me; this character can add complexity in moderation and it's unfortunate that this so overshoots; definitely wouldn't pay ~$13 for this again and, to be frank, might even refuse if offered for free

TOTAL - 27/50

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2014 04:41:53 | More by MNishCT77
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ThreeLions

Massachusetts

3.21/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

500ml bottle, 8.2% alcohol drank last night. Review from notes.

A: Poured into my Treehouse tulip a very large, five fingers head that hangs around for a while. Very active and lively carbonation. There is a light golden color, extremely clean/clear with no haze. Interesting for a saison.

A: Hint of funk in the smell upon first pour. As the bouquet opens up the funk disappears and we are left with overwhelming aroma of peppercorn. Didn't get many fruity esters from the saison yeast and after the first hit of funk it's nowhere to be found.

T: Peppercorn. Very strong peppercorn flavor up front. I searched around for any brettanomyces characteristics but sadly there were none. The pepper was overwhelming.

M: Can't really tell that it's over 8%. Wouldn't have believed it if the bottle didn't tell me so. Light mouthfeel.

O: Typical saison. The combination of yeasts really fell short for me. I was hoping to have a brett bomb but instead found a good example of the saison style. This was very refreshing and drinkable but wasn't exactly for me. I wouldn't seek this one out and may not drink it again. I've had many great drinks from Prairie and would rather enjoy one of those again than this.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2014 19:57:06 | More by ThreeLions
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Kmlund

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

09-30-2013 20:29:56 | More by Kmlund
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Marco_Gtz

California

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

06-30-2014 19:36:08 | More by Marco_Gtz
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msanborn

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

03-14-2014 21:27:36 | More by msanborn
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Kaveman

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

12-27-2013 18:24:33 | More by Kaveman
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

11-29-2013 23:59:55 | More by dfhhead25
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leroybrown10

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

04-26-2014 20:34:59 | More by leroybrown10
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haggadah

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

01-10-2014 00:12:44 | More by haggadah
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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

03-17-2013 01:54:10 | More by thegerm87
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Prairie Ale from Prairie Artisan Ales
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