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Prairie Ale - Prairie Artisan Ales

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665 Ratings
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Ratings: 665
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 9.58%
Wants: 64
Gots: 98 | FT: 6
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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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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours clear golden yellow with large white head. Large bubbles that fade quickly. Gets quite murky after the first pour.

Smell is quite nice. Peppery and fruity yeast. Hints of banana and bubblegum. Spicy and herbal hops. Interesting sweet aroma, perhaps chamomile? Bready malt and some alcohol warmth.

Taste follows aroma. There is a slight hint of yeast autolysis. Spicy hop bitterness. Bubblegum as well.

Mouthfeel is slick. Medium carbonation. Might have enjoyed more carbonation.

Very very drinkable. Complex and refreshing.

sjccmd, Jun 04, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Gavroche tulip. If you've ever seen "There Will Be Blood", you can picture me opening this bottle: Gusher! After quickly getting a glass under the flow, managed a pour, appearing in the glass as opaque hazy straw, almost the color of fresh unfiltered pineapple juice with a massive white head that started to dissipate, but maintained a two finger head with good retention and pillowy lacing. Classic saison aroma of light fruit juice, coriander, wild yeast, peppery and sweet/sour. Flavor is dry dominant brett, light citrus and apple family fruit, hints of caramel, white grape, hints of lemon citrus; finishes very bitter from hops and Brett. Dry, bubbly and reminiscent of champagne (if champagne was brett infused). Fortunately not too sour, but a light tartness that was appealing. Light to medium bodied with bright, active carbonation. Brett forward and far over the amount I would prefer; however it is a credit to this ale that the overall peppery carbonation and otherwise well balanced saison flavors won me over. I like the underlying saison ingredients and if I was a bigger wild yeast fan, I'd probably go crazy over this. A very nicely made and tasty saison on the aggressive brett end of the flavor spectrum. This is one of the rare ales that could eventually win me over to wild yeasts. So good I regretted losing a third of the bottle on opening.

LiquidAmber, May 29, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle poured into a teku

A- A cloudy gold straw color with a massive four finger+ head.

S- Brett sourness and funk, some white wine, peppercorns, light fruits.

T- Does not live up to the nose. Slightly tart, some peppercorn, earthy spices, some funk from the brett, sweet malts, along with some sugary sweetness.

M- Smooth, medium body.

O- A good Saison, but would be better if the brett made it more sour. The nose is the best part, smells like a wine barrel aged Saison.

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Color- cloudy light gold. Huge foamy head.

Aroma- dry white grapes and mild herbs.

Taste- Starts wheaty yet light with effervescent fine carbonation that quickly brings on floral hops and light spicy notes, finishing with a beautiful dry lingering aftertaste with hints of floral hops. An excellent brew! We disagree with the brewer's note on hints of pineapple but agree on the black pepper. This was recommended by Nick at Hancock Center HEB (central Austin), and this was one of his better recommendations.

Poured from a corked 750 ml bottle into a Liefmans Goudenband glass (my preferred all purpose beer tasting glass). Tasted on 5/24/14.

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Prairie Ale from Prairie Artisan Ales
91 out of 100 based on 665 ratings.