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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

Added by superspak on 07-06-2017

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Ratings: 158 |  Reviews: 46
Reviews by Vylo:
Photo of Vylo
4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- Redish with a bit of sediment
S- Belgium yeast and bit of slight cherry
T- Not really tart at all. Belgium phenols and over ripe cherries
F- Medium
O-Was hoping for more of a straight forward sour. This isn't sour at all. More of belgium yeast type expressions and cherries that are beginning to turn.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

My last can, I figured I'd better review it. I've had a few of these so it's not brand new fresh to me.

Nice cherry-cranberry color with a bubble gum pink head of 1/2 finger.

Aroma of Apple Cider Vinegar being the loudest note, followed by funk and some faint woody berries.

Flavor is of tart vinegar, funk, wood, fruity ash, and then slight cherry on the finish.

Feel has a crispness with a smooth overall feel, effervescent and some surprising light alcohol burn on the finish.

Overall, this beer isn't bad, but it's not as impressive as their other beers. Could pass as any other Belgian style honestly. Label it a cherry Saison, or a Berliner Weiss, it's all the same. Just kinda bland.

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Photo of ichorNet
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I remember the halcyon days of my beer-drinking youth (so, about 7-8 years ago or so) when The Alchemist released (or perhaps re-released) some beers not called "Heady Topper" in cans, and among them was a cherry sour beer called Petit Mutant. Though I've to this day never had that beer, it sticks out in my mind as an example of how utterly excited I was, back then, at the prospect of fruited sour beer. They were a bit less common in America, from my recollection, back then, but now they're seemingly everywhere, and I couldn't be happier. This is a fairly new beer from Prairie that marks my first experience with a fruited sour from the brewery. I hope it is a good one.

The pour here is a deep ruby-red color with garnet highlights when held up to direct light. It is nearly-opaque, however, and bears absolutely no head even when hard-poured. Though the color is beautiful, the pour really leaves quite a bit to be desired. It seems like it's going to be more "cherry juice" than "beer" and that is not very inspiring to me personally.

Luckily, the nose is wonderfully detailed, with light sherry notes marrying with intense sour cherry, Balsamic vinegar-like elements and more dark fruit/unusual notes than I honestly expected. Some plum, pluot and even walnut-like nuttiness come out once this beer warms a bit. Slightly sugary and glazed over with cherry liqueur, the scent of this beer is really solid and entices me to sip at it slowly.

Though this is not a strong beer, the mouthfeel is incredibly heavy bodied and focused on the sour cherry aspects almost bullheadedly. I don't mind, but I feel like people will probably want to know that. Funnily enough, I recall the aforementioned Petit Mutant taking people aback with its really intense cherry flavor. This is kind of a testament to the evolution of taste among beer drinkers, who have been wanting more intensely-flavored fruit sours for years, culminating in something like this. Strong malty flavors give way to some light acetic notes and more sherry along with some light stone fruit (apricot, pluot) toward the end of each sip.

As mentioned above, the feel is on the heftier side, but the fruit flavors and intense acidity keep it in the drinkable realm. I would always be glad to have this in the fridge, but I have to be in the right mood to actually drink it. Take from that what you will.

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

Photo of JW_WNC
2.78/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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 heddar33
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JakerLou
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PprBurke
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattyG85
4.2/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a hazy brownish red. Moderate amount of bubbles and a solid finger of off white head with a pinkish hue.

Smell: A fruity and fairly sour aroma with a scent of cherries and funk. Upfront scent of cherry juice. Hints of Belgian like yeast along with some funk and malt hints of wheat, grains, and cracker. A solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a fruity and sour taste with notes of cherries and funk. Upfront taste of cherry juice along with some berries. Yeasty notes of funk. Malt notes of wheat, grains, and cracker. A pretty decent taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and pretty smooth.

Overall: A solid fruited Sour. Nice cherry flavor with balanced sweetness and tartness.

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

Photo of Bhunter0812
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of OKbrew89
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

on tap at hopcat - detroit. very red coloured body. very cherry but also the tart is more of a foeder and not mixed fermentation style.a bit rough. still tasty and undervalued.

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Photo of JoeAmerican77
3.2/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

L - Cloudy red and a head of quick fading fizz
S - Smells of red patch sour candies
T - Like cherry bitters and shave ice, great bugs in it, gentle sweetness in the back.
F - Light bodied, champagne like bubbles, definitely stays on the palate for a good minute
O - I'd say this hits the spot for a lighter SA if you see it round do try it. Personally I prefer a bolder taste and the sour to knock my teeth out.

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Photo of Montanabeerz
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | 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 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 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 KensWorld
3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

L: Dark mahogany red with a big foamy pink head. Poor retention. It quickly fizzles away, leaving no head and no lacing.

S: Sweet and sour cherries, wheat, a hint of clove, plum, red apple skin.

T: Black and red cherry, sweet and sour balance. Lightly wheaty malt backbone, hints of plum and red apple skin, and a touch of hay and clove on the back end. Lightly tart.

F: Medium, well carbonated, crisp, clean, and lightly dry.

O: A pretty tasty cherry ale. Not very sour, but very cherry-forward.

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Photo of hophugger
3.69/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice brownish-red in color with minimal head and almost non existent lacing. Aroma is full of funk and tartness. Taste is plentiful with cherries but not as tart and as full bodied as I expected. Decent tartness is there but seems a bit off centered. Decent and overall, verynice sour ale !

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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