4th Anniversary Ale
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Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
88
Avg:
3.9 | pDev: 10.77%
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
145
From:
Prairie Artisan Ales
 
Oklahoma, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  2
Gots
  24
SCORE
88
Very Good
4th Anniversary Ale4th Anniversary Ale
Notes: Sour Ale aged on Ginger
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Reviews by Premo88:
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Premo88 from Texas

4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16.9 oz. bottle poured into tulip

L: dark gold with plenty of amber in it, not quite copper but darker than gold; clear with hundreds of bubbles everywhere ... some of the bubbles are bunching and stopping about mid-glass ... the overall number is incredible, as many bubbles as I've seen in a beer; 90% clear and clearing ... in fact, it's hard to say if it has a mistiness or if all those bubbles are giving it a misty look because it's hard to see through them; pushes up relatively small head, about 1/2-inch of white foam; keeps a thick collar and most of thin skin; no sticking and little lacing, but short of having sticky foam, this is as cool a show as I've seen in a while

S: can smell fruit or something sweet as you pour it; lemons ... sour apple .. very sour but relatively "clean" with nothing overly funky or earthy, just a ton of lemon; the ginger punches through at times; hints of fingernail polish/remover, but over time that seems to be the ginger coming through, not a standard "sour" note found in a lot of American-made farmhouse/wild ales; sweetens as it warms and has a ginger beer aroma

T: quite sour and almost bitter to begin, very earthy/dirt bland flavor pervades, then the sour takes over, loads of lemon, like the nose a "clean" sour, maybe just a bit of wet hay or horse blanket; as it warms and as your palate adjusts, the ginger mixes in more and more until it becomes an equal note side-by-side with the sour lemon juice; earthy bitterness shows up often and balances a sweetness that is almost fruity ... sour apple

F: fantastic ... classic Prairie Artisan farmhouse/wild style with tons of carbonation filling out a relatively lightweight brew

O: great beer and another cool twist by the good brewers from Oklahoma; if it were summer I'd run out and grab another bottle or two ... in fact, I might grab one and see how it handles a few months sitting in the fridge; the ginger works very well and is deftly used -- the ginger aroma and flavor show up over time without overtaking the notes from a very good base beer; hard to say where the sweetness is coming from (malt? ginger? something "wild"?) but it helps tame down the opening dirt-earth blandness and gives it a nice mix of sour-ginger-sweet notes

Dec 12, 2016
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Jhfinn from New York

3.56/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sep 25, 2016
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Lucular from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 28, 2016
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4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Oct 01, 2017
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Coorsy from Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Feb 16, 2017
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madelf66 from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Feb 17, 2017
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4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 20, 2016
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gruss004 from Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oct 02, 2016
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BabaBeer from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 20, 2016
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AuntBea from Illinois

3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 25, 2017
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ruzzal from Texas

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 28, 2016
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Zazzi82 from Tennessee

3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Oct 10, 2016
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Piglet_rulz_da_yard from California

4.14/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 17, 2016
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BdM from Netherlands

4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Apr 08, 2017
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Matt141 from Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nov 05, 2016
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Branlott42 from Missouri

4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Oct 20, 2016
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TheHopsman from Nebraska

4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nov 12, 2016
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josanguapo from Spain

2/5  rDev -48.7%
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

Nov 27, 2017
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npachl from Wisconsin

4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dec 28, 2016
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frasergrove from California

3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oct 21, 2016
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eppie82 from Illinois

3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jan 17, 2019
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MTKATL from Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 05, 2017
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edthehead from New York

4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nov 12, 2016
4th Anniversary Ale from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 145 ratings