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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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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4/5  rDev +7%

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.56/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 11.26.13

A - Pours a dark cola brown with a frothy, light tan head that has great retention.

S - Raison, oak, malty.

T - Tart and oaky, some dark fruits. Blah.

D - Good carbonation with a light body.

O - Mild flavors, but boozy and dark fruits try to show. Not that great.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Overall I think it's better than some of the writeups. What it lacks in smell and appearance is made up on taste.
Pours murky brown with a bit of ruby in the light
Smell a bit of rust, wood, warming into a dark fruit type smell of prunes and dark chocolate.
Taste bittersweet choc, caramel, dates, prunes and leaves a dark chocolate coating behind.

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2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.39/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown with a bubbly head that disappears quickly. Smells of chocolate, fruit and malt. Those all carry over to the taste. Also notes of cherry and prune. Oily tongue and lots of carbonation. The style isn't my favorite, but this beer is well done.

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4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. I found a lone bottle of this stuff at the local beer store a while ago, and have been holding onto it for this day - Christmas, and also my 600th beer review on BeerAdvocate! This is also my first review of a beer from Prairie Artisan Ales. Exponentially stoked to have this bottle!

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours an opaque chestnut with slight ruby hues around the edges when held to the light. Three big pillowy bubbly fingers of tan head falls down to a ring quickly. Looks very nice.

S - Smooth creamy vanilla, bourbon soaked oak wood, sour cherry, musty yeast, bretty funk, maybe some fleshy peach / cantaloupe like smell, and some kind of tart dark berries.

T - Ah yes, very nice. Silky vanilla, tart cherry, dark bitter baking chocolate, hint of cola, malt roast, dry vinous grapes & dark sour indistinct berries. Faint brown bread / yeast presence. The perfect amount of sour to complement the creaminess imparted from the oak barrel aging. Delicious.

M - Feel is smooth and creamy, with good roasty chocolate bitterness and some light tartness lingering on the palate. Light bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, I thought it was delicious, and I wish I had another bottle to age. Highly recommended, and I look forward to many more from Prairie Artisan Ales.

Prairie The Beer That Saved Christmas ---4/5.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark mahogany brown with ruby hues. Full, thick, creamy off-white head. Great retention leaving very little lace behind.

S - Dark fruit up front with prune, fig, and date. Tart cherry shows up on the finish. Underlying sweet brown sugar making it reminiscent of a fruit cake. Some Brett funk and some hints of barrel aroma.

T - Not as bold as the nose suggested (or what I was expecting from the description). Dried dark fruit is there like the nose but not as strong with prune being the strongest. A fair amount of dark, slightly tart cherry that is complimented by the hints of Brett. Slight tannin taste throughout. Notes of barrel throughout. Not really getting that sweetness found in the nose.

M - Light to medium body. Low carbonation. A little thin but not too bad.

D - It's not really encouraging me to drink more, rather I'm just sipping it whenever I haven't had a drink for awhile. Alcohol is well hidden.

Notes: I liked the sounds of the beer, particularly with Prairie's track record. This fell flat for me though. Nice looking and smelling but the taste a little bland. The dark cherry notes with the Brett was nice but it was too subtle to carry the show and nothing else stood out. Not a bad beer and a neat label. At $10-11 for 500 ml of barrel aged 10% old/wild ale it's not a bad price if you're curious, but I doubt I'll repurchase.

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4/5  rDev +7%

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3.87/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Poured very dark brown with a light tan one finger head.

S - Bourbon, oak, vanilla, caramel and dark malts. There's also an ever so faint tartness on the backend.

T - Oak and vanilla sweetness up front that leads into dark fruits and some tart brett characters.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Has a dry ending and is oh so drinkable.

O - Not a bad combination of flavors, but not one of my favorites. It is definitely unique and gets points on creativity.

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Prairie The Beer That Saved Christmas from Prairie Artisan Ales
3.74 out of 5 based on 372 ratings.
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