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Prairie Vape Tricks | Prairie Artisan Ales

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Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sour ale aged on cherries

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Ratings: 161 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Prost76
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of animal69
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bcsbeer
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psmith161
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MemphisSooner
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.04/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Prairie Artisan Ales "Vape Tricks"
12 fl. oz. can without production codes or freshness dating
$3.29 @ Knightly Spirits, Orlando, FL

Notes via stream of consciousness: OK, "Sour Ale Aged on Cherries", what's not to love? It's poured a hazy deep pink / ruby colored body beneath an inch and a half of pink foam. That's a good sign, most sour beer have little in the way of head retention and lacing. The aroma is a little fruity but not noticeably cherry, and there's some mineralish character. Smelling it I'm inclined to think it's a sour beer, but the acidity is not as clear as it is in some other beers. OK, on to flavor... it's tarter than I thought it would be, but not too tart. It's only puckering for the first sip of so and then you adjust to it. The cherry comes through nicely, not like you'd find in a Liefmans or Timmermans Kriek which are more like sugary cherry juice, but still clear. There's a slight bit or mineralish "funk" due to the acidity, and it finishes dry. I'm guessing this is kettle soured. In the mouth it's light-medium in body and gently crisp. Overall it's a decent enough sour with a decent enough bit of cherry flavor. It's quite straightforward but that's expected. The only problem with that is that it becomes a kind of one-trick pony, which is fine, except that it's fairly expensive. Is it worth the price? I don't know, that's up to you.
Review# 6,409

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Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.53/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sour ale aged on cherries. Poured from a can into a Bell's tulip. The pour is a nice red color, hazy, and sports a finger of fine white foam with good retention for a sour. The nose has very little in the way of cherries, but plenty of lemon and vinegar. Light body with a firm feel and a sharp, sour flavor. Very faint cherry flavors up front, but plenty of lemon. There is a little bit of an odd, funky, slightly unpleasant yogurt-like taste on the finish.

Overall, meh. It tastes like a billion other random sours. I didn't pay for this one, someone gave it to me (probably because they didn't care for it). I'd pass on this one too, unless you're one of those sick, twisted freaks who just can't get enough of them.

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured to an Ora et Labora taster.

A: Body is red to brown with a mildly crystalline look. Head doesn't exist.
S: Aroma is mostly composed of a light funkiness incoming from the sour characteristic of the beer, on top of a huge cherry aroma - it appears as they've used a really big ratio of cherry to liters.
T: Taste starts off with a big cherry touch and basically, being this stout a white canvas, that's basically everything that shines here. Interesting.
M: Body is low. Carbonation is high, like a sparkling wine. Alcohol is unnoticed. Sourness is mild.
O: Interesting stuff but not very amusing.

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Photo of kybeerdrinker
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YungTeaJay
3.34/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Cemos
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Homebrewer_Dave
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

So this is a wild ale. If I understand wild yeast correctly you just leave the window open at night and hope you went becomes beer! Well that’s what this is. It’s a funky smelling tart cherry beer. Looks great not a lot of head or head retention. The most noticeable characteristic is the funky smell. Once you get past it the beer actually tastes good.

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Photo of Roguer
3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful red-hued brew in the glass, fairly clear, and topped by a decent sized frothy head from a strong pour. Retention is mediocre.

Aroma is mustier than I anticipated, although sharp, tart cherries are present behind the tannins and vinegar. Lesser notes of wood, nuts, bubblegum, and clove.

Very sharp on the palate, but the cherries come in almost immediately behind the vinegar. It's definitely a sour first - not a wanna-be lambic - but there's plenty of fruit. Tannins and vinegar; cherries, vanilla, and raspberries.

Only mildly puckering on the palate; smooth and silky. Heavier bodied than most sours, despite being only 5% ABV.

A very enjoyable cherry sour ale.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I think leftpaw or Honea brought this one to March Madness. Was pissed the sticker ripped instead of peeling off. Been too spoiled lately.

Anyways, had that red, pink and light brown kind of appearance color wise, super thin off white head in the 1/5" range. I dunno, the aroma didn't come off as cherry for me, it was definitely fruity, but it didn't have an individually discernable fruit, more like a medley of them. Had that kettle sour vibe in the nose.

Taste, eh, underwhelmed. I didn't like the sour character and thought the cherry came up short. Bitches be comin' up short, fuckin' w short dog. Sour was about a 4 on the 10pt scale for a wild ale. More sweetness than desired in the mouth feel. At the end of the day, I definitely prefer their very expensive stouts to this expensive less good beer. Glad I got to tick it, but in the wild ale game or whatnot, something like Anderson Valley's gose series blows this shit outta the water price point and quality wise (fully realizing they are different styles of beer).

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Photo of beerthulhu
3.98/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

-Sour ale aged on cherries served in chalice.

A: Beautiful almost pink rose pour sits a almost cherry-beet coloring in the vessel. A minimal head quick diminishes to a polished surface. Carbonation was hard to distinguish. I really loved the pinkish-hue coloring on the pour, very unique.

S: Cherries on the nose, lightly sour, with cherry juice. A very good level of awareness.

T: The flavor opened with a welcoming sourness, very smooth of sour cherries and rose water. A good deal of acidity with a smooth cherry cream finish.

M: Medium weight on the tongue, very smooth and slippery texture, acidic.

O: Overall, another very cleanly brewed beer by Prairie comes as no surprise, extremely polished and rounded flavor with a very good level of sour intensity. Must try for sour heads, very eloquent and smooth, great sour effect.

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Photo of Tone
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a clear mahogany color. 1/4 inch head of an off-pink color. Slight retention and poor lacing. Smells of cherry, grass, hint of yeast, and a hint of bacterial funk. Fits the style of an American Wild Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is a strong tartness and slight dryness. Tastes of cherry, hint of wood, hint of citrus hops, grass, hint of yeast, and a hint of bacterial funk. Overall, weak appearance, average aroma, but good body, blend, and complexity.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A clear pink color with no head.
Sweet and tart fruit aroma. Some oak.
Cherry and green apple taste. A little oak.
Mildly tart in the mouth. Pleasant enough.

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Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of robotic_being
3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Great color and njce nose but not very sour (1.5 out of 5), mild tartness too, more oak and overly ripe cherry than anything on the taste, very clean and easy to drink. If Vaping is less aggressive than smoking a cigarette, this sour beer is an entry level example that anyone could sip or slam, low acidity and very smooth finish.

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Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.24/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz. can into Night Shift stemware.

Nose is sulfur and sweet and tart cherry. Juicy. Almost has a soda quality to it with some artificial sweetness. Beer opens sweet cherry juice and sugar. Like cherry 7-up. There's some tartness but it's more sweet cherry juice than anything else. Body is light with ample carbonation. Foamy and frothy in the mouth and goes down sparkling and prickly. Finishes clean.

Nice. Easy to drink. Simple.

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Photo of godawgs
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LJTate
4.23/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rdoggg
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drtth
3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The clear reddish tinged purple beer pours out into a Duvel glass with a 1 1/2” foamy pink white head that recedes fairly quickly to a thin irregular island of foam on the surface and a thin ring around the glass without leaving any lacing on the sides. Soon there’s no foam visible at all. Sipping creates no lacing on the sides of the glass.

The aromas include some grainy, bready wheat and malt along with a bit of mustiness. In the background there is some light cherry and what seems to be a bit of wood.

The flavors are pretty much as expected from the nose with some grainy, bready wheat and malt backed up by a bit of mustiness. The cherry tartness at first is very light and there’s just a bit of sweetness. Way in the background there’s a bit of woody character.

The mouthfeel is on the light side of medium bodied and barely prickly with the moderate finely bubbled carbonation. The finish begins as most everything starts to fade away allowing the cherry tartness to dominate the ending.

This is an easy drinking beer that is really mostly about the tart cherries in a very pleasant way since the cherries and their tartness are eventually all that is showing at the end. While I’m not going to rush out to find another one it was definitely worth trying and enjoyable. I’d certainly be willing to have another if offered but probably would not drink two in a row.

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