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Prairie Ale - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 859
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 64
Gots: 149 | FT: 13
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Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BierGartenok on 11-26-2012

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.
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Poured into a tulip.

A kick in the head at first sip, but very drinkable. I try to grade to style. This beer is at the extreme of the style. 4.75

A – Pours a hazy golden yellow/pale orange color with a two-finger mousy head. Average lacing. 4.5

S – Barnyard, spice, citrus/lemon, yeasty, sour (-) 4.5

T – Clean, citrus, a bit acidic, lactic, some herbal bitterness, the 8.2% ABV not evident. 4.75

MF – Super dry finish, tart – maybe even a bit astringent, medium-light body. 5

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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.

S – Yeast, acidity, funk. Imagine there’s some lactobacillus or brett in here.

T – Very acidic, slightly tart, taste a lot of lactic acid and strong citrus, mostly lemon. Funky. Again, either lactobacillus or brettanomyces character.

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

O – Solid example of a farmhouse saison / sour. Would like a little more balance with the acidity.

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