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Prairie Ale - Prairie Artisan Ales

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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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tykechandler

Indiana

4/5  rDev -2%

06-19-2014 04:36:24 | More by tykechandler
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DNA_craft

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

06-18-2014 13:42:26 | More by DNA_craft
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sneaks2210

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

06-18-2014 02:37:10 | More by sneaks2210
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

06-17-2014 19:43:13 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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MattGrimley

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

06-16-2014 23:27:18 | More by MattGrimley
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alex_hart

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

06-16-2014 14:44:37 | More by alex_hart
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mrw1zard

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

06-16-2014 13:09:17 | More by mrw1zard
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EGreen

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

06-14-2014 02:43:28 | More by EGreen
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Azeotrope

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

06-13-2014 21:04:58 | More by Azeotrope
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -2%

06-13-2014 17:12:17 | More by StaveHooks
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JimmyAloysius

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

06-13-2014 01:51:58 | More by JimmyAloysius
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scxcrunner

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2%

06-13-2014 01:28:55 | More by scxcrunner
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oldseacaptain

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -2%

06-12-2014 17:50:11 | More by oldseacaptain
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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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meangreenc

California

4/5  rDev -2%

06-11-2014 05:24:30 | More by meangreenc
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

06-09-2014 11:45:08 | More by tectactoe
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

06-09-2014 03:02:33 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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TX-Badger

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

06-08-2014 21:30:50 | More by TX-Badger
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HoppySeb

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

06-06-2014 13:49:54 | More by HoppySeb
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sjccmd

Minnesota

3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2014 22:04:38 | More by sjccmd
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AlMarzo

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2%

06-03-2014 01:27:58 | More by AlMarzo
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

06-02-2014 18:12:10 | More by IPAchris
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brycevolk

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

06-02-2014 16:26:33 | More by brycevolk
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mcdsports

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

06-02-2014 02:47:50 | More by mcdsports
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2014 03:41:04 | More by LiquidAmber
Prairie Ale from Prairie Artisan Ales
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