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Prairie/TRVE Sour Red Farmhouse Ale | Prairie Artisan Ales

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149 Ratings
Prairie/TRVE Sour Red Farmhouse AlePrairie/TRVE Sour Red Farmhouse Ale
BEER INFO

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

Style: Flanders Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BEERchitect on 03-19-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
149
pDev:
13.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 149 |  Reviews: 26
Reviews by Labeorphile:
Photo of Labeorphile
4.09/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.81/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brewery versus brewery, the heads that butt actually come together with a beer of sour tendencies but with a maltier edge and a sweetened toasty backbone.

The Prairie vs TRVE matchup pours a turbulent rusty brownish red and carries a froth that's rife with sourness, pungeny and fruit. Its taste is gently sweet and toasty with candied pecan, caramel and grape-like sweetness.

With the middle looming, the beer's sweetness shows a meandering fade as the sourness and fruit begins to intensify. Cherry, currant and grape play a winey tone as the taste of wheat, peanut skins, and medium toast round out the bulk of flavor. Trailing bitterness is woodsy with weathered balsa, earthen with damp burlap and delicately oaken for a taste that's somewhat of red wine and that of vinegar.

Medium-bodied for a sour ale, the beer's rich nutty, toasty and sweetened heft offers a cola-like taste with a creamy-dry body that trails with cherry, date and grape in a medium-length aftertaste

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Photo of MattyG85
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a hazy amber red with a moderate amount of bubbles. About a finger of off white head that settles into a thin creamy patch.

Smell: A sour, funky, and fruity aroma with a scent of fruit and lacto yeast. Sour and funky scent of lacto yeast. Fruit hints of tart cherries, apple, berries, and raisin. Malt hints of caramel, grains, and cracker. Also some hints of candied sugar. An interesting aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a funky, sour, and fruity taste with notes of lacto yeast and fruits. Upfront sour and funky presence of lacto yeast. Spice notes of pepper. Fruit notes of apple, tart cherries, berries, raisin, and fig. Malt notes of caramel, grains, and cracker. An odd but nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Tart, juicy, and pretty smooth.

Overall: An interesting and solid twist on a Sour Farmhouse. Nice fruit flavor.

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Photo of Tiernan
3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tbryan5
3.76/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- A murky, red brown with little head.
S- Tart, pepper, some clove and banana.
T- Slightly tart, and a little funky. I'm also getting some chocolate and caramel along with the clove.
M- Nice carbonation. Kind of heavy.
D- Good beer. A little different but enjoyable.

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Photo of mjtiernan
2.69/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Franziskaner
2.88/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Amber to dark brown in color with a hazy complexion. There's a fingernail of brown resting on top. The aroma is horse blanket and dull sweet dark Belgian candy sugar and dark malt. There's a bit of cardboard in the aroma. I taste dark Belgian candy sugar, dark malt, and a touch of horse blanket. Unfortunately the dominant flavor is of cardboard. The mouth is highly carbonated, dry, and crisp.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: A hazy brown liquid with a light red tint flows from a 500 ml bottle into a goblet producing a 1” cream to tan foam cap that dissipates moderately fast.
S: Over ripe bananas, fruit, spice, dark dried fruit and moist brown bread aromas rise from the glass.
T: A creamy malty attack begins with a mild banana bread palate followed up with a refreshing stone fruit tartness with traces of citrus. Toffee and nut flavors are very faint. The tartness and malt flavors are medium.
F: Has the fine soft wild ale texture with balanced by a medium body.
O: A very full flavored and refreshing beer.

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Photo of valkyre65
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Beer21
3.39/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OKbrew89
3.79/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.88/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of whatname
3.77/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.99/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Prairie Artisan Ales "Prairie & Friends TRVE Edition Sour Red Farmhouse Ale"
on tap @ The Archives, Burlington, VT
$9/12 oz. (listed at 8.0% ABV)

Notes: Hazy chestnut brown body with ruby highlights beneath a thin head of white that's short lived and thus leaves only limited lace. That's common in sour beers though, although this might have been the bartender's pour or a dirty glass. Aroma is mainly of tart fruit, but there's some dark skinned fruit as well. Flavor: Sour, fruity, chalky. Caramelish, grainy malt. Hint of candy sugar and black pepper. Dry, fruity and tart finish with a hint of chalk/mineral. Light-medium body with a moderate carbonation level. Interesting and enjoyable.

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Photo of cjgator3
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KensWorld
3.85/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jheezee
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.83/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Alieniloquium
2.86/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

500 mL bottle. Pours with a big khaki head. Deep amber body. Smells of wood, bready malts, and a musty acidity. Tastes a little disjointed. I expected more of a dark fruit sourness, but it's a very bright, almost lemony sourness. Bready and toasty malts more than caramel. Woody and dry in the back end. Kinda bitter. Medium body. Took a few sips and decided it really wasn't worth finishing.

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Photo of zimm421
3.56/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beergorrilla
3.38/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vonerichs
3.9/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ConradKenney
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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