4th Anniversary Ale | Prairie Artisan Ales

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3.86/5
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140 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sour Ale aged on Ginger

Added by superspak on 06-29-2016

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
140
pDev:
10.88%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
24
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 140 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a deep golden orange topped by a half finger of white head which fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing.
S: Smells of ginger and light sourness with some sweet malty notes
T: Taste is ginger up front with some nice clean sourness throughout. Hint of maltyness as well but just plenty of ginger and that clean sourness. Swallow is more ginger and sourness with a hint of funk at the very back end.
M: This beer has a moderate amount of body with a hint of an oily feel on the palate. Carbonation is light and effervescent while the beer has a drying finish from the acidity.
O: Overall kind of a basic ginger sour beer. It's interesting but the ginger comes across a little too strong which makes it a two note beer. It isn't bad though but if you don't like ginger you won't like this.

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Photo of brentk56
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: The liquid pours out clear and a dark shade of amber; the head is rather skimpy and fades to a ringlet; dotty lacing

Smell: Overwhelming ginger aroma with some funky Brett tones

Taste: The ginger overwhelms from start to finish, with some funk in the mid-palate; the tartness builds, after the swallow but it is the ginger that dominates the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: An interesting experiment that really didn't work for me

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Photo of Benji88
4.32/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ivyman
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevedore
3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle, served in a stemless glass. Pours a hazy golden body, one finger white head, decent one finger white head, decent retention, not much lacing. Smell is heavy on the ginger, dry and cleansing, spicy with a hefty acetic acidity in the backend, some salt, clean spices. Flavour is a clean dry salt presence, spice, acetic acidity, and a heavy amount of ginger. I love ginger with just about everything, so that isn't a problem for me, so I think it is reasonably hefty. Mouthfeel is lighter bodied, dry, good carbonation, dry finish due to the ginger. Enjoyed drinking this one, good presence, nice lemon dryness on the backend.

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Photo of MinerBob
3.26/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Not a fan of sours. Beer pours a beautiful golden color with a small white head. The smell is ok with some ginger. The flavor is sour with a hit of ginger it reminds me of champagne. Overall not one of Prairies best.

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Photo of cd34
4.28/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sparx1100
3.52/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mynie
4.23/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

"Prairie" is the easiest word that's hard to spell.

Okay, so apparently this is a bit aged. But it's undated, and so I consider that fair game.

Nice pour. Hazy yellow, heavy fizz, nice white head.

Smells like brett and ginger. The age has allowed the ginger to sharpen and most likely has dulled the tartness a bit but I have to say this gels together real well.

Tastes good, but not as good as it smells. Sharp brett on the very beginning and then ginger and yeast dominate the rest of the way with a bit of tartness on the finish. It's still very solid, even in spite of its age.

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Photo of JakerLou
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of josanguapo
2/5  rDev -48.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

From Degustasur. In Teku glass. Playing Custome Quest 2. Lemony, with ginger and sour notes combined in not excessively strong fashion at first but becoming overwhelming as warms up

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Photo of mattreitz49
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atrocity
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of heddar33
3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of AlvinLin
4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of VeganUndead
3.19/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Waaaaaay too much ginger. This isn't really a sour beer anymore, but a ginger beer with a bit of tartness. Yes I'm biased, but not a ginger person and that's all this is

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Photo of Shawnspl
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OompaMentor
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

3/4/2017 - Beer, Bourbon & BBQ - Atlanta

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Photo of csfcmitchell
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NolaHopHead
3.74/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Lots of ginger, a little tartness

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Photo of craftaholic
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Its like ginger beer on steroids!

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Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Sweffin
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4th Anniversary Ale from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 140 ratings