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Prairie Ale - Prairie Artisan Ales

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584 Ratings
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Ratings: 584
Reviews: 109
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.31%
Wants: 62
Gots: 92 | 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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ringwersen

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-05-2013 16:09:26 | More by ringwersen
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18tony

Texas

3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

appearance- golden yellow, high white head. small tight bubbles. my cork also popped with a vigor.

smell- fresh, coriander. no hops as expected, plenty of yeast.

taste- this is a good classic Saison, dry. not as sharp as some Saisons, little bit of wild funk, little pepper.

mouthfeel- light and refreshing.

Overall- very reminiscent of blvd- tank 7, great divide- collette. less alcohol then some but enough especially for a bomber. little more funk then some. very good, every day brew. with out a every day price. i can see where this brew can vary from bottle to bottle or at least batch to batch as the yeast seems to be let lose a little more. Great job Oklahoma.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 05:52:13 | More by 18tony
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -2%

07-04-2013 23:40:34 | More by jtladner
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

(Served in a dimple mug)
A- cork pulls out like a shot with a lemon yellow body having just a touch of haze. There is a snow white head supported by lots of strands of tiny bubbles racing to the surface. The second glass is quite murky.

S- The rich saison yeast aroma gives way to a nice white cheese mold Brett character with some grapefruit pith Brett smells to follow.

T- The nice full Brett cheese rind has some lemon tartness as it opens but it is covered a bit by the scrubbing fizz. There is a fleeting pineapple hint with some big herbal pungent bite of hops in the finish. A touch of sweetness in the finish compliments all the flavors nicely. A tartness and raw wheat flavor come though as it opens and the fizz dries out the finish.

M- The light mouthfeel has a big scrubbing fizz and no alcohol or astringency noticed.

O- The fizz and bitterness component is a bit too big but this is one of the best Brett beers I have had from the states. The saison qualities are nice but outshined by its wild cousin. Very drinkable and sessionable with lots of great character.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 04:08:03 | More by rhoadsrage
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reverbking

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-01-2013 23:01:08 | More by reverbking
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

07-01-2013 15:05:05 | More by thewimperoo
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gregmoscetti

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

07-01-2013 05:49:20 | More by gregmoscetti
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Michigan

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

06-30-2013 15:39:16 | More by Michigan
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JamLand

Texas

4/5  rDev -2%

06-29-2013 23:01:56 | More by JamLand
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rdooley

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

06-29-2013 02:45:12 | More by rdooley
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bccocx

Texas

4/5  rDev -2%

06-28-2013 20:12:40 | More by bccocx
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BKotch

Texas

4/5  rDev -2%

06-28-2013 07:09:57 | More by BKotch
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Bnoise11

California

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

06-28-2013 01:57:16 | More by Bnoise11
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scottfrie

California

4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle into tulip.

A: Pours a cloudy bright lemon color with a huge, dense, thick, and rocky bright white head that slowly faded into a heavy film. Great head retention: a thick layer of foam persisted until the last drop.
S: Very inviting nose with scents of creamy wheat, light brett, lightly vinous white wine, earthy, spicy hops and faint lemon and apricot. Smells wonderful.
T: Follows the nose except with more pronounced yeast. Wine, almost champagne-like yeast comes through alongside huge notes of earthy brett. Golden fruits, pear and slight lemon mixed with spicy, herbal and earthy hops, black pepper, and crisp wheat kick in the middle. The finish is drying and spicy, and the aftertaste has a sharp bitterness and lingering creaminess to it. Vinous white wine-like flavors linger as well.
M: Medium body but a rather light mouthfeel with a good chew to it. The carbonation is very active and froths up on my palate. Fairly dry, fairly crisp, very foamy.
O: A great mixture of flavors and a mighty fine saison. I will have to check out more beers from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 23:53:31 | More by scottfrie
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oldp0rt

Quebec (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

06-27-2013 22:53:59 | More by oldp0rt
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DelMontiac

Oklahoma

4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml corked and caged bottle shared with a fellow admirer of craft beer.

Poured a golden hazy color into the nonics we used and developed a massive snow white mound of rocky foam. Foam stayed for the duration and lacing was thick and peaked.

Aroma was all classic farmhouse - hay loft funk, lemon grass, citrus fruits, earthy, and a bit dank.

Flavors back up the aromas - minty funk yeast, lemon/lime/banana, grassy, cracked wheat, herbal hop zing, and very peppery.

Feel is nice and airy. Soothing. Sparkling. Slightly dry.

Another great beer from Prairie. These guys just keep throwing strikes! Will buy again.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2013 01:59:57 | More by DelMontiac
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Caudalie

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

06-26-2013 13:24:07 | More by Caudalie
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had one of these back in November, took review notes, but not sure where they disappeared to...

Opens with a huge pop, just like the last one did..

Pours an effervescent gold/straw with a thumb of pearl white head, a pretty noisy pour. Near zero head retention & leas lacing

S: Bready, green apple skins, pepper, yeastyness & a bit of sourness

T: A bit of dirty funk, pears, white pepper, a bit of guava & pineapple. More pineapple, green appleskins & white pepper with a touch of boozeyness as this warms. Finishes with pineapple, a bit of orchard fruit & a measured amount of funk

MF: Light/medium bodied with lively carbonation

A nice saison that pleases on many levels. This was the first offering from Prairie I had & believe it makes a worthy flagship beer for them, but Standard is nice as well

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2013 03:27:50 | More by russpowell
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jALEson

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

06-25-2013 21:53:55 | More by jALEson
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JacobGumina

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

06-25-2013 17:53:57 | More by JacobGumina
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DRBiser

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2%

06-23-2013 22:17:23 | More by DRBiser
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wildcats10

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2%

06-23-2013 17:14:41 | More by wildcats10
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Tiernan

Texas

4/5  rDev -2%

06-23-2013 03:54:30 | More by Tiernan
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cfh64

Texas

4/5  rDev -2%

06-23-2013 02:22:44 | More by cfh64
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

06-21-2013 23:34:03 | More by ShanePB
Prairie Ale from Prairie Artisan Ales
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