Birra | Prairie Artisan Ales

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.40%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by zerocrane on 01-09-2014

BEER STATS
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#21,771
Reviews:
129
Ratings:
917
pDev:
9.81%
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Ratings: 917 |  Reviews: 129
Photo of ivyman
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JackRWatkins
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.

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Photo of EMV
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.

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Photo of kingjohnh
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Griffin2
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.

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Photo of wjbent
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Labeorphile
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.

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Photo of InfernoBoss
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of USMC_ATLTrader
3.32/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
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.

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Photo of mrfrancis
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of minterro
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jsmith313
3.19/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beergorrilla
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Everydayoff
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.

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Photo of CBrodbeck
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JayQue
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.

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Photo of MonkeyPilates
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JerryMander
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of cuvtcuv
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sgttibbs
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jack_Malts
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.

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Birra from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 917 ratings