Prairie The Beer That Saved Christmas | Prairie Artisan Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
prairieales.com

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Cowboys9 on 11-10-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
372
Reviews:
68
Avg:
3.74
pDev:
13.37%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
59
For Trade:
9
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Ratings: 372 |  Reviews: 68
Photo of phildow
2.32/5  rDev -38%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Not sure if this was bottled with Brett, but that might be the case based on my experience. Opened the bottle and half the contents gushed out immediately...

Appearance is pretty much the only thing here resembling an old ale. Hazy brown, too much carbonation leading to a three finger head even with a gentle pour. Lace remaining throughout the drink.
Smells funky, tart. Not really what one expects when they hear old ale.
Taste is full on farmhouse. That's it.
Mouthfeel is light and crisp. Again, not an old ale.
Overall, something went wrong, maybe this was sitting out too long before I got it and cellared it, not really sure. I just know it's not what I expected when I read old ale.

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Photo of bump8628
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Narthax
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of lupercmda
3.37/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.38/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Ruddy and muddy brown pour, minimal if any head. Aroma was old ale caramel, alcohol and wet wood.

Taste was boozy toffee, caramel, not overly sweet nor dry. Earthy tobacco, raisin, wood. Somewhat complex, no bad flavors, definitely fits the bill as an old ale. Doesn't have Christmas spice rack flavorings, just an old school old ale.

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Photo of Meyers1023
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle cellared for a year. Pours a very dark reddish brown with a tan head that laces the glass. Smell is sweet, raisiny, and alcohol. Taste is malts, raisins, a bit of tartness, and oak. It has a good amount of carbonation and thickness to the feel. Overall it's a very well done old ale and the barrel aging gives it a good complexity. Not having it fresh, I don't know what effect cellaring had on the beer. I'd look for this beer again if it became available.

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Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jvillefan
4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of impending
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrw1zard
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

: Pours dark chestnut crowned by a persistent 2” creamy tan foam collar with a very fine bead. S: Prune, dark malts, some dark sugars, spice T: Starts creamy, foamy fruity and then finishes with a dry, very long lingering complex layering of malt loaf and caramel flavors laced with some alcohol heat. The dark sugars, some traces of anise to cola, a dash of pepper and a little alcohol dominate the finish and the aftertaste. F: A medium body leaning to saftig, very creamy, above average carbonation. O: A big, tasty, complex old ale.

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Photo of Lucnifter
3.42/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rosstheboss
3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fehrminator
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of williamjbauer
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaveAnderson
4.28/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jbrett13
3.06/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Westyn
3.42/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jamison85
4.37/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance – Pours a very dark but clear ruby red color with a beautiful head and very nice lacing, but the head and lacing disappear to absolutely nothing after just a minute or so, leaving a very flat looking beer behind. A bit of sediment in the final pour.

Smell – A sweet smell, with notes of caramel, oak, and vanilla. Perhaps a hint of figs and/or cherries as it warms.

Taste – Malt, oak, and caramel. The sweetness from the nose is replaced by a sourness in the taste, though I’d have preferred the sweetness.

Mouthfeel – Slightly sour, and lightly carbonated.

Drinkability – A good beer, but not a great beer.

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Photo of jfstilling
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jschott75
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MickeyHops
3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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