Birra
Prairie Artisan Ales

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From:
Prairie Artisan Ales
 
Oklahoma, United States
Style:
Saison
ABV:
4.4%
Score:
85
Avg:
3.77 | pDev: 9.81%
Reviews:
131
Ratings:
792
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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Rated: 4.11 by Sock_Monster from Georgia

Oct 27, 2020
 
Rated: 4.03 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 10, 2020
 
Rated: 3.89 by MJSFS from Florida

Dec 07, 2019
 
Rated: 2.54 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington

May 09, 2019
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
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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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
 
Rated: 3.92 by ivyman from Massachusetts

May 06, 2018
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Reviewed by JackRWatkins from Georgia

3.49/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
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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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
 
Rated: 3.75 by kingjohnh from New Mexico

Jan 10, 2018
 
Rated: 3.68 by AyatollahGold from Indiana

Jan 02, 2018
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Reviewed by Griffin2 from Virginia

3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
 
Rated: 3.75 by wjbent from Florida

Sep 25, 2017
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Reviewed by Labeorphile from Texas

3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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
 
Rated: 4.05 by InfernoBoss from California

Jul 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.32 by USMC_ATLTrader from Georgia

Jul 07, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
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
 
Rated: 3.76 by mrfrancis from Kentucky

Apr 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.54 by minterro from California

Apr 11, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by jeffthepony from Georgia

Mar 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.19 by jsmith313 from Texas

Mar 17, 2017
 
Rated: 3.62 by ygtbsm94 from Utah

Feb 05, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by beergorrilla from Michigan

Jan 26, 2017
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Reviewed by Everydayoff from Thailand

4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
 
Rated: 3.79 by CBrodbeck from Florida

Jan 01, 2017
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Reviewed by JayQue from Virginia

3.32/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
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
 
Rated: 4.25 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

Nov 07, 2016
 
Rated: 4.05 by JerryMander from Alaska

Oct 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.92 by cuvtcuv from Florida

Sep 30, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by sgttibbs from Minnesota

Aug 25, 2016
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Reviewed by Jack_Malts from Virginia

4.26/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
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
 
Rated: 4 by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

Aug 16, 2016
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Reviewed by MattyG85 from Minnesota

4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
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
 
Rated: 2.38 by MaddoJay from Texas

Jul 23, 2016
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
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
 
Rated: 4.02 by CCutch from Minnesota

May 18, 2016
 
Rated: 3.9 by Birmz from California

May 13, 2016
 
Rated: 3.37 by tubeyes from Texas

May 11, 2016
 
Rated: 4.3 by kristinc from Canada (BC)

May 09, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by AD17 from New Jersey

Apr 26, 2016
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