Birra
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From:
Prairie Artisan Ales
 
Oklahoma, United States
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #840
ABV:
4.4%
Score:
85
Ranked #22,927
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 9.81%
Ratings:
923
Status:
Active
Rated:
Oct 27, 2020
Added:
Jan 09, 2014
Wants:
  23
Gots:
  137
SCORE
85
Very Good
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Notes: Birra is a light, sessionable farmhouse ale. It is crisp with notes of black pepper and orange and goes perfectly with food.
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4.11 by Sock_Monster from Georgia on Oct 27, 2020
 
4.03 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 10, 2020
 
3.89 by MJSFS from Florida on Dec 07, 2019
 
2.54 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington on May 09, 2019
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3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

12oz bottle, with bottling date of in 2016 (I can't make out the stamped month and day). Label has is marked 4%ABV.
Cloudy, straw colored body, with very active rising bubble streams. Two finger white head, quietly dissipates down to a thick cap. Leaves behind some small sheets of lacing.
Aroma of yeast, lemon, and grass.
Taste of lemon and apple, with yeast that has flavors of grass, slight funk, and leather. Refreshingly dry.
Fuller mouth feel, with very good carbonation.
This is a reminder of a summertime beer that is filling, slightly sweet, and great to accompany a mid day lunch while working in the fields. Light but is a full mouthful with each sip.

Mar 05, 2019
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3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by JonnoWillsteed from England

L- Straw, thick head and lively ongoing carbonation.
S- Malts.
T- Hoppy > bitter, balanced with some richness. It would go well with something rich like a curry.
M- Certainly more presence than the labelled 4.5% suggests.
O- I enjoyed it. Reminds me a bit of home-brew; [FWIW therefore my wife didn't like it!]

Jan 19, 2019
 
3.92 by ivyman from Massachusetts on May 06, 2018
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3.49/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by JackRWatkins from Georgia

A: pours a pale gold with a nice, frothy, two-finger head.
S: very reminiscent of kolsch, lots of lemon, as well as a prominent pilsner malt note, some apple.
T: slightly sweeter than expected, with considerably less citrus than in the nose. A good deal of spice and a nice clean bitterness, with some subtle undertones of sweet malt and apple.
M: Well carbonated and dry.
O: A very nice, if understated saison from Prairie, not a revelation, nor should it be, but a good beer, nonetheless. If you like slightly more traditional saisons (more dupont than wild beer), it is worth your time.

Apr 08, 2018
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by EMV from Pennsylvania

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip

L: Cloudy golden orange pour. 3 fingers of foamy white head... falls fast with a solid ring of lacing.

S: Summer fruits... sweet and grassy.

T/F: Light grains... peach and apricot. Light apple and pear... hay and grass. Yeast... light black pepper for spice. Light bodied. Zesty carbonation. The finish is more dried fruit.

O: A solid and super sessionable farmhouse brew. Really great flavor for the low ABV. One you could drink all day.

Mar 11, 2018
 
3.75 by kingjohnh from New Mexico on Jan 10, 2018
 
3.68 by AyatollahGold from Indiana on Jan 02, 2018
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3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Griffin2 from Virginia

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a wine glass.
L - Pours a clear amber color with minimal white head.
S - Smells of saison yeast and lemon.
T - Tastes lemony with a slight funkiness.
F - Medium body and carbonation.
O - Easy drinking saison.

Dec 14, 2017
 
3.75 by wjbent from Florida on Sep 25, 2017
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3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Labeorphile from Texas

Pours a cloudy gold with a thick, soapy head that quickly disappears. Yeasty, doughy smell, but not particularly strong. Taste is very drinkable and refreshing. I highly enjoy this beer.

Sep 03, 2017
 
4.05 by InfernoBoss from California on Jul 29, 2017
 
3.32 by USMC_ATLTrader from Georgia on Jul 07, 2017
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy golden yellow color. Though hazy, I could see extremely light streams of carbonation seen rising at a nice pace. Lacing was kind of all over the place. The smell had a slight yeasty/doughiness up front and lets in a tad of light black pepper and then a light lemon. The taste was moderately sweet but bready backed up by a nice spice from the black pepper. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body. Sessionability was slightly there. The carbonation seems to be fairly subdued and it rolled across my tongue in a nice peppery doughy way. Overall, this was a good saison I’d have again.

Jun 05, 2017
 
3.76 by mrfrancis from Kentucky on Apr 17, 2017
 
3.54 by minterro from California on Apr 11, 2017
 
3.5 by jeffthepony from Georgia on Mar 27, 2017
 
3.19 by jsmith313 from Texas on Mar 17, 2017
 
3.62 by ygtbsm94 from Utah on Feb 05, 2017
 
3.5 by beergorrilla from Michigan on Jan 26, 2017
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4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Everydayoff from Thailand

355ml bottle poured into a tulip.

Cloudy pale golden yellow hue, the pour quickly builds up majestic velvety white head that withstands with remarkable strength of retention before slowly subsiding to an eternal fluffy layer on the surface and leaving lots of lacing patch and spot along the way, high visible carbonation.

It is juicy and fruity yeast in a nose with its estery notes of lemon, some apple tart, white grape, lemongrass, orange peel, peach, hint of banana, and lots of spice like black pepper and clove as well as some funkiness. Hop with its earthiness and floral too while malt with notes of biscuit, dough, and wheat grain.

The taste is led by all those fruity and yeasty characters stated in the aroma. The juiciness and spiciness tastes are well mellow together. Funkiness is barely detectable in the taste as it leans toward simplicity and tasty palate. Malt plays in the background with notes of wheat, some sweet, dough, and biscuit while hop is quite mute.

Medium body with good crispness and lively carbonation to generate smooth mouthfeel through the palate, the feeling is light and refreshing with a dry finish.

Better than I expected. Good session farmhouse ale, the low alcohol doesn’t compromise the quality and intensity but enable more easy drinkability.

Jan 14, 2017
 
3.79 by CBrodbeck from Florida on Jan 01, 2017
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3.32/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by JayQue from Virginia

Not impressed with this Saison. Pours a hazy straw yellow color with a medium sized bubbly white head. Average retention and minimum lacing. Aroma and flavor are slightly sour apple cider. Not that bad, but not a Saison that I would look forward to. The strong Belgian yeast presence is not there. No musty, barnyard aspect either. Mouthfeel is light with some carbonation but the touch of sourness is all that makes it interesting. There are much better domestic Saisons out there.

Nov 15, 2016
 
4.25 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota on Nov 07, 2016
 
4.05 by JerryMander from Alaska on Oct 17, 2016
 
3.92 by cuvtcuv from Florida on Sep 30, 2016
 
4 by sgttibbs from Minnesota on Aug 25, 2016
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4.26/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Jack_Malts from Virginia

Potentially underrated beer here; got a lot going on for such a low abv as well as quite a full mouthfeel. Downright smooth and refreshingly crushable. Lightly tart but with plenty of lovely spiced pear and sweet Apple notes.

Again, underrated. And I think I got it for 3$ for a 12 oz bottle which is on the cheap side for prairie.

Aug 20, 2016
 
4 by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania on Aug 16, 2016
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4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by MattyG85 from Minnesota

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy yellowish orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. About a finger of white head which settles into a thin patchy layer.

Smell: A spicy and juicy farmhouse style aroma with a scent of Belgian spice and citrus fruit. Belgian yeast with a scent of black pepper, clove, and funk. Citrus fruit hints of orange peel, lemon, and pineapple. Also some fruit hints of banana and pear. Malt hints of wheat, grains, biscuit, and cracker. Also some hints of floral and grassy hops. A very solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a spicy and fruity Belgian style taste with notes of Belgian spice and citrus. Belgian yeast with notes of black pepper, clove, and some funk. Juicy citrus fruit notes of orange, lemon, and pineapple. Dried fruit notes of banana, apple, and pear. Malt notes of grains, wheat, biscuit, and cracker. Some floral and grassy hop notes. A pretty nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a medium to high level of carbonation. Crisp, juicy, and smooth.

Overall: A pretty good session Farmhouse Ale. Nice mix of spices and fruit notes.

Aug 05, 2016
 
2.38 by MaddoJay from Texas on Jul 23, 2016
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by pat61 from Minnesota

L: Pours hazy straw gold under a 3” sticky white foam column that takes 3 minutes to drop to 1/3 its original size. A continual stream of bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass.
S: Citrusy, tart, no funk, hint of lemon.
T: Citrus, fruit, very light biscuit, a hint of herb and a trace of chamomile.
F: Light, crisp, effervescent, refreshing
O: Packed with flavor, very delightful and easy to drink.

May 31, 2016
 
4.02 by CCutch from Minnesota on May 18, 2016
 
3.9 by Birmz from California on May 13, 2016
 
3.37 by tubeyes from Texas on May 11, 2016
 
4.3 by kristinc from Canada (BC) on May 09, 2016
 
3.75 by AD17 from New Jersey on Apr 26, 2016
Birra from Prairie Artisan Ales
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