4th Anniversary Ale
Prairie Artisan Ales

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From:
Prairie Artisan Ales
 
Oklahoma, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.87 | pDev: 10.85%
Ratings:
145
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jun 25, 2020
Added:
Jun 29, 2016
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  24
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Notes: Sour Ale aged on Ginger
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4.27 by Scottsbeer from Florida on Jun 25, 2020
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4.71/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

Pours amber orange with a creamy frothy white foam head. Smells like sweet medicinal fresh candied ginger, ginger soda, ginger root, juiced ginger, honey lemon ginger, sweet, candied, almost fruity, healthy, invigoratingly fresh, so much pungent ginger, with some floral earthy herbal spice. Tastes like sour lemons and ginger, sweet, spicy, sour, almost salty, floral, zingy, bright and tart, ginger 5 ways, candied, pickled, fresh, juiced, honey lemon ginger tea, slight malty honey base, with a touch of floral earthy spice. Feels medium bodied, creamy with smooth moderate carbonation. Overall a really great sour ale aged on ginger.

Apr 01, 2020
 
4.1 by smithj4 from New York on Dec 28, 2019
 
3.59 by eppie82 from Illinois on Jan 17, 2019
 
4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota on Oct 13, 2018
 
3.48 by CheapBeerBuzz from California on Aug 30, 2018
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4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by SHODriver from North Carolina

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.

Aug 20, 2018
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3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by brentk56 from North Carolina

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

Jul 24, 2018
 
4.32 by Benji88 from Texas on Jun 05, 2018
 
3.77 by ivyman from Massachusetts on May 06, 2018
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3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Stevedore from Oregon

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.

May 02, 2018
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3.26/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by MinerBob from Oklahoma

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.

Mar 31, 2018
 
4.28 by cd34 from Illinois on Mar 12, 2018
 
3.85 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana on Feb 25, 2018
 
3.52 by sparx1100 from Minnesota on Feb 15, 2018
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4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by mynie from Maryland

"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.

Jan 06, 2018
 
4 by JakerLou from New Hampshire on Dec 13, 2017
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2/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75
by josanguapo from Spain

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

Nov 27, 2017
 
3.81 by mattreitz49 from Florida on Oct 27, 2017
 
4.25 by atrocity from Virginia on Oct 10, 2017
 
3.88 by heddar33 from Pennsylvania on Oct 08, 2017
 
4.19 by AlvinLin from New York on Oct 01, 2017
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3.19/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
by VeganUndead from Virginia

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

Sep 09, 2017
 
4.5 by Shawnspl from Rhode Island on Sep 06, 2017
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by OompaMentor from Georgia

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

Aug 20, 2017
 
4 by csfcmitchell from Texas on Aug 15, 2017
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3.74/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Lots of ginger, a little tartness

Aug 05, 2017
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4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by craftaholic from New York

Its like ginger beer on steroids!

Aug 02, 2017
 
3 by ejimhof from Pennsylvania on Jul 15, 2017
 
4.25 by Sweffin from Wisconsin on Jul 12, 2017
 
3.98 by AuntBea from Illinois on Jun 08, 2017
 
3.75 by Beerhemoth from Illinois on May 25, 2017
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2/5  rDev -48.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by Dutchcraftbeergeek from Netherlands

Too sour for me.

May 08, 2017
 
3.63 by N1Nkasi from Connecticut on May 03, 2017
 
3.5 by Joeband from California on Apr 22, 2017
 
4 by BdM from Netherlands on Apr 08, 2017
 
3.75 by Mattias from Sweden on Apr 07, 2017
 
4 by delgotit99 from Indiana on Apr 06, 2017
 
4 by VABA from Virginia on Apr 01, 2017
 
3.77 by n2pux from Texas on Mar 31, 2017
4th Anniversary Ale from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 145 ratings