Prairie Cherry Funk
Prairie Artisan Ales

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From:
Prairie Artisan Ales
 
Oklahoma, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
86
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 10.42%
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
617
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 03, 2020
Added:
May 07, 2014
Wants:
  29
Gots:
  111
SCORE
86
Very Good
Prairie Cherry FunkPrairie Cherry Funk
Notes: Sour Ale Aged on Cherries.
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Rated: 3.85 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Jul 03, 2020
 
Rated: 3.85 by heysuz from Indiana

Jul 03, 2020
 
Rated: 5 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 15, 2020
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Reviewed by EMV from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a tall bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Slightly hazed dark golden pour. Thick fizzy white head... modest lacing.

S: Tart baking cherries and a bit of funk. Musty grandma and fruit.

T.F: Sweet fruit and cherry. Modest tartness... certainly not sour. No real acidity, but some funk and barnyard to go along with the fruit. A bit of yeast and grape must. Dry towards the finish... well carbonated.

O: A very pleasant wild ale with cherry. Nice flavor and drinkability... not much in the way of pucker which isn't always a bad thing.
Nov 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.99 by cd34 from Illinois

Aug 11, 2019
 
Rated: 4.39 by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

Mar 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by BEER88 from Washington

Nov 12, 2017
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Reviewed by stephens101 from Oklahoma

3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The sour funk emanates bold and big out of this one and fills the room.

Pale orange and brassy in color. The off-white froth diminishes fairly quickly.

Going back to the aroma we also find some notes of straw faint cherry, overripened light fruits and a humid basement mustiness.

Sweet light fruits and fruit pith on the palate with grain and a subtle cherry enveloping. Somewhat tart but not overly acidic and harsh in any way. A phew phenols are noticed in the finish.

Light and smooth and a bit o' spice from the alcohol lingers.

Prairie always makes sours I can get too and enjoy without downing tums throughout the entire brew. Some might call that lame/weak/wussified. I call it self-preservation.
Aug 11, 2017
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Reviewed by SHODriver from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a reddish orange beer topped by a finger and a half of dense light pink head that fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass with some lacing
S: Smells of light juicy cherries with hints of sourness and some decent funk
T: Taste is very funky up front with notes of barnyard and horseblanket with some juicy cherry flavor and light sourness. Swallow is more barnyard, horseblanket and hints of band aids with a touch of sourness and lingering juicy cherry.
M: This beer is light on the palate but not watery with slightly effervescent carbonation that is a little prickly. The beer has a slightly drying finish as well which is expected.
O: Overall this one is interesting. I was expecting a little more sour and less funk but this one is quite aptly named. The cherry is a nice accompaniment to the base beer as well providing some nice additional complexity. Worth a try.
Jul 17, 2017
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

3.39/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
[Reviewed from notes taken in early 2015.]

500ml brown glass bottle with appealing, fun label art purchased for $12.50 USD @ Jester King Brewing and served at fridge temperature into stemware.

Distributed by the Shelton Bastards. 7.50% ABV.

HEAD: ~1 finger in height. White in colour. Okay thickness. Not much creaminess or frothiness. Fizzles out within a minute, leaving no lacing on the sides of the glass.

Not the best head I've seen in an American sour ale.

BODY: Pale peach-pink colour of average vibrance, with a nice understated glow and pink & red hues. No yeast/lees or sediment is visible within. Translucent. Nontransparent.

Appears undercarbonated. Not a unique or special appearance within the style, but appealing nevertheless.

AROMA: Faint powdery sugar sweetness, a trickle of muted cherry fruit, neutral supple pale malts, a kiss of sourness. Muted and reticent across the board.

Grapeskin. Damp oak. Some funky damp hay, yeasty notes, floral notes.

A pleasant albeit restrained aroma of mild strength.

TASTE: Powdery sugary cherry notes (think powdered sugar covered cherries). Dampened oak wood. A medley of light funky notes: faint brettanomyces-like yeasts, some hay, wild flowers, maybe microflora.

It's not sour (or funky) enough, but the cherry fruit is lovely and it's pretty well balanced (though its depth of flavour is shallow). Fairly complex, but not real deep or subtle in its execution.

Average flavour duration. Low flavour intensity.

Like the aroma, the taste is too muted and reticent, not committing fully to its flavours/ingredients. I do like it in spite of its flaws, but it leaves a lot to be desired.

TEXTURE: Supple, crisp, smacky, acidic, refreshing....this light-bodied texture is exactly what the style calls for. If only the flaovurs in this beer were fuller, deeper, and more intense, this mouthfeel would have something to complement and accentuate.

It's just soft enough, and rather approachable at that, but the taste doesn't bring enough to the table to match the quality of the texture.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, rough, or scratchy.

Near ideal in terms of carbonation.

OVERALL: Far from Prairie's best offering, but easy to drink and well worth trying. The price is quite high for the (relative lack of) quality, but it's a nice little sour beer. I do wish it wasn't so muted and withdrawn, but Prairie is a brewery I trust will develop its sour pogramme just as it developed its stouts and saisons. I wouldn't buy this particular beer again (especially at its high price - courtesy of the Shelton Bastards), but the supple texture combines well with the plump grapeskin notes and hints of cherry to wonderful effect. Hides its ABV quite well to boot.

B- (3.39) / WORTHY
May 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.96 by Treycotton from Oklahoma

Dec 09, 2016
 
Rated: 4.35 by hopley from Massachusetts

Sep 04, 2016
 
Rated: 3.82 by rfgetz from New Jersey

Jun 06, 2016
 
Rated: 4.62 by T_Davis from Texas

Jun 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.9 by 3-Ball from Georgia

Apr 26, 2016
 
Rated: 3.96 by atone315 from Wisconsin

Mar 27, 2016
 
Rated: 4.22 by rank9262 from Oklahoma

Mar 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4.32 by kerry4porters from Arizona

Feb 20, 2016
 
Rated: 3.71 by zekeman17 from Pennsylvania

Feb 14, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by ArtZan from New Jersey

Feb 01, 2016
 
Rated: 3.83 by SPLITGRIN from Kentucky

Jan 30, 2016
 
Rated: 3.53 by CotterEU from Illinois

Jan 24, 2016
 
Rated: 4.04 by beersdmf17 from Illinois

Jan 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.83 by AppaZappa from North Carolina

Dec 24, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by rydev24 from Pennsylvania

Dec 09, 2015
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: A slow gusher out of the bottle, the beer pours a cloudy cherry juice tinged apricot nectar color; once in the glass, though, the head fritters away rather quickly leaving a few shards behind

Smell: Grainy, with funk, tart cherry; slightly lactic and littered with the barnyard

Taste: The grainy character lingers underneath, while the funk and lactic cherry tones build; there is a bit of a phenolic band-aid aspect that shows up as the beer warms; somewhat tart and oaky in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I liked this more until the phenols became more pronounced but it is still a decent funky sour beer
Dec 09, 2015
 
Rated: 4.45 by Barnesinsights from Arkansas

Nov 14, 2015
 
Rated: 3.4 by Hopswagger from South Carolina

Nov 14, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by TNeedles from California

Nov 11, 2015
 
Rated: 3.54 by PhineasMcClintock from Massachusetts

Nov 10, 2015
 
Rated: 3.79 by impending from California

Oct 31, 2015
 
Rated: 4.04 by churchillps from Texas

Oct 27, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by kvgomps from New Jersey

Oct 21, 2015
 
Rated: 4.09 by chefbigjon from Arizona

Oct 12, 2015
 
Rated: 3.58 by Mikexw from New York

Oct 10, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

Sep 22, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by Washuffizi98 from Tennessee

Sep 05, 2015
 
Rated: 4.32 by mbalint1 from Oklahoma

Aug 14, 2015
 
Rated: 4.17 by aratcliffe from Kansas

Aug 04, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by csfcmitchell from Texas

Jul 28, 2015
Prairie Cherry Funk from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 683 ratings