Prairie Weisse | Prairie Artisan Ales

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Prairie WeissePrairie Weisse

Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States

Style: Berliner Weissbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Trex on 03-03-2014

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Ratings: 184 |  Reviews: 31
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of FBarber
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZEB89
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scottspencer
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GClarkage
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nwhittin
3.88/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BltByKrmn
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrewh995
3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Unfiltered golden color with a good sized head that goes away quickly. Smells very funky with lemon and other citrus. Taste is sour, lemon, grape, etc. very good sour.

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Photo of Riff
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured a bright yellow orange color with a thick, white head about two fingers deep and dissipated away rapidly. Interesting note that it sounded like pouring a soda and the head faded just as quickly. Smell is lemon and wheat. Taste is tart, green apple and lemon primarily, fading into a wheat flavor. Sour throughout the beer. Lighter body beer that leaves the palate fairly quickly. Overall it's a nice, light beer that took me a little by surprise at how sour it was but once I got used to that the flavors really stood out.

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Photo of StArnoldFan
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Prairie is the most over rated brewery I know of.

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Photo of ruzzal
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Montanabeerz
3.92/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fosters9
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jzlyo
3.66/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Aroma is fruit/lemon, wheat and very woody/dry. The flavor is wheat, sour fruit, lemon and a mix of mild sweetness and very light lactic in the finish.

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Photo of hazedandconfused13
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phil-Fresh
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


A: Slightly off lemon, some fruity notes, faint bready sourness, and fairly strong and lightly sharp lacto sourness.

A: Bright golden, totally clear, with a mostly uniform white head that quickly dissipates into the glass.

T: Light lemon upfront front, fairly fruity, faintly bready wheat, with a moderate and slightly sharp sourness that lasts through the finish.

M: Light bodied with moderately high carbonation.

O: Alright; the beer has great clarity and is refreshing, but has a slightly off lemon note and a slightly sharp lacto sourness that could be improved.

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Photo of Taybeh
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a single into a tulip. Pours a clear dull but deep gold, decent thin crown of eggshell head that fades fairly quickly. This is straight-up and right down the middle for Berliner weisse. Substantial lactic acidity married to some green apple and light citrus notes, a hint of pepper and salt (but not more than a hint), and some nice wheaty twang. Not quite as much oaky woody depth as some of the better versions I've had recently, but this is very nice.

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Photo of South2NW
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MattyG85
4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Appearance: Pours a hazy yellowish orange. Moderate amount of bubbles and about a finger of white head that quickly fades away.

Smell: A funky and tart aroma of zesty fruit and acid. Upfront scent of funk and tartness along with lactic acid. Fruit scent of lemon zest, green apple, apricot, white grape, and pear. Malt scent of wheat, grains, straw, and cracker with yeast. A very nice zesty aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a funky, tart, and zesty Weisse taste with notes of fruit and acid. Good funky and tart presence of lactic acid upfront. Zesty fruit notes of lemon, green apple, white grapes, pear, and apricot. Crisp malt notes of wheat, straw, grains, and cracker along with yeast. A pretty good taste.

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

Overall: A really good take on a Weisse. Good mix of funk and zesty fruit notes.

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Photo of nickfl
3.53/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TH28
3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. 7/29/17 bottle date. Appearance: Light golden and mostly clear. Nice thick white head on the pour and decent lacing. Aroma: Sour Apple, lemon, acidic. A touch of grass and hay Taste: apple juice with a sharp tart lemon peel. Very light maltiness and no perceptible bitterness. Acidity strong but not sharp or unpleasant. Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a low to moderate carbonation. Finish: Slight retronasal funkiness with a bready sourdough and lemon twist. Surprisingly complex after the swallow. Overall: A nice light refreshing Berliner, very fruity and a well balanced strong acidity. Really like how a different bready element shows up on the finish. I’d like a bit more carbonation here to liven the beer, but a really good overall berliner

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Photo of fmccormi
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Straight pour from a 12oz pry-off bottle to an oversized wineglass (JK stemware). This has a bottling date of July 30, 2016 if I’m not mistaken, printed in yellow ink on the shoulder of the bottle (“19561DS1 18:22 21116”). That would make this beer, oh, six and a half months old. Normally I’d be concerned about the age of this beer, but it’s not hop-forward or brewed with adjuncts like fruit or coffee as far as I know, so theoretically it shouldn’t be too bad, assuming it was kept in decent storage conditions. I think this only hit the shelf of one of my local stores a few weeks ago at the most; if that’s the case, it’s probably been sitting in a warehouse or distribution center since then, in a cardboard case. Might be a bit of a leap, but I’m going to assume best-case scenario here and expect the beer to have held up fairly well.

Appearance (3.5): Probably one finger of fine, crackly foam came off of the pour, capping a hazy golden-tane body with orange highlights. It dies down fairly quickly, though, leaving a barren surface to the body and just a thin ring at its edge. Hey, it’s a Berliner. Not exactly a style known for head, lacing, or retention. The body, however, has a surprisingly rich and pretty hue, as well as that attractive haze.

Smell (4.0): Tangy lactic acid with a slightly yogurty funk, lemony citric acid, and a subtly fruity wheat aroma all mix together nicely. The grainy, dusty straw aroma of the wheat adds a nice, rustic component. There’s also a nice green grape-like scent mixing with oyster crackers and a further, bright acidity. Very nice, clean, and classic for a straightforward Berliner.

Taste (4.0): Well, it sure is sour. Not the type of sour that digs in and roots around in your cheeks, but bright, flashy, puckering (but only for a moment). It’s definitely dominated by tart, tangy lactic acid that’s about one part lemony and two parts yogurty. There’s also what seems like a touch of malic acid on the back end, giving the impression of tart apples, but not overpowering at all (and not like sour apple candy—this tastes like the actual juice and flesh of an underripe apple). Grape skins, a hint of green grape juice, and a firmly starchy wheat component fill out the mid-palate and finish. That wheat is crackery, as suggested by the nose, as well as subtly fruity. But man oh man, that tart, sour character really carries through to the finish with a nice flash before resolving, leaving an earthy mixture of raw wheat and grape skins.

Mouthfeel (4.0): Carbonation is full and assertive, spreading itself assiduously across the palate and wrapping itself around every contour of your mouth with a soft, fluffy feel that quickly turns prickly, champagne-like, and fizzles away. The body, meanwhile, is light, lean, and dry as a bone, feeling its fullest as the lactic acid resolves a bit on the palate before washing out. This is quenching and crushable, though the sourness does hold up your pace just a bit!

Overall (4.0): This is a really, really solid, classic take on the style from Berlin. It’s clean, it’s crisp, it’s dry, and zippy as hell. And as much as like really well-made fruited and dry-hopped Berliners and goses, I absolutely do appreciate a well-executed “plain” take on styles like those. This is a great example of a very well-crafted “plain” Berliner, and it’s cool that Prairie will take the time to make something like this. Definitely recommended for fans of the style from berlin!

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