Lil' Nap
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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #1,071
ABV:
6%
Score:
89
Ranked #15,672
Avg:
4 | pDev: 5.25%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
24
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Prairie Artisan Ales
 
Oklahoma, United States
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Lil' NapLil' Nap
Notes: Sour Ale aged on Cedar Spirals with Blackberry & Lime.

10 IBU
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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 24
Photo of 22Blue
3.81/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can. Pours a murky reddish purple with a small pinkish head. Aroma of berries and citrus. Taste is blackberry, lime, and a touch of cedar. Decent.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.15/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz. can into a prairie Dino glass, this beer pours out a deep berry color and forms a finger of sea foam pink crown. Almost plum in color.

The nose brings a nice salinity mixing with acidity. Jammy berries, mixing with a little lime zest.

The taste offers some jammy berry notes as well, mixing with a fresh squeeze of lime. Maybe slight funky berries. Dry wood on the backend.

Dry wood shows up in the feel. Nice, natural tartness; not too much but there. Light and refreshing.

Overall, I’m not always a huge fan of Prairie sours but this one is pretty good. I think the cedar adds more than you can tell.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours dark red with a thin pink head that settles quickly to a thin ring. No lacing.

Aroma - Lots of blackberries and lactose, light tart/sweet nose. I do not really get much lime more like a blackberry vanilla that is mostly sweet.

Taste - The blackberry flavor is strong just like the nose which is nice sometimes the flavor is much weaker. I still do not get much lime, tons of blackberry, vanilla and a hint of salt. Very tasty.

Feel - Light bodied but the finish is a little syrupy, good carbonation.

Overall - Really like this one, sort of a light blackberry pie sour. It is not super sour and has great flavors.

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Photo of Beer_Right_Back
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours reddish-purple with a tantalizing fruity/berry aroma. Flavor begins as a sour slap in the face, followed by a lime/citrus tartness and a berry finish. This reminded us of "E is for Elderberry" from Evil twin, but lacking the earty seedy aftertaste. This was a great fruity sour, typical from Prairie.

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz. can. Pretty nice and forward blueberry and lime flavors. Not too sour, but definitely crisp and refreshing, and thus perfect for a warm Memorial Day weekend. Light, strongly carbonated, and easy drinking.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cedar and sour, fruity and floral, the way that prairie handles their sour ale allows for a friendly taste, a pleasant perfume and an overall characteristics to suggest pink lemonade in the end.

Hazy light mauve and constructing a rich soapy lather, Lil' Nap teases the senses with the tanginess of citrus, white wine and cider with the light and perfumy earthen character of natural fermentation funk and fresh cedar shavings. Creamy sweet on the tongue, a kiss of sourdough and agave round the early palate in faint breads and sugars.

Embarking upon the middle palate, the sweetness is soon shed and the fruit flavors take over with raspberry succulence and a lime and lemon tartness. That special citrus "zing" is embraced by the beer's natural gooseberry, crabapple and riesling-like tartness for a sour forward taste on the late palate with the slight pungency from woods and wear.

Medium bodied for sour but lighter than most ale, the beer's humble sourness allows for a crisp but creamy finish for support and body but leaves the palate wanting a more forceful sourness and a drier, crisper and cleaner after palate.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 4/10/2019. Pours moderately hazy deep ruby red/pink/purple color with a 1 finger dense and rocky light pink head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big juicy/tart/tangy blackberries, limes, fruit skin/seeds, citrus zest, lemon, orange, peach, plum, pear, apricot, red/green apple, red grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, and biscuit dough; with light notes of toast, cedar, peppercorn, lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of blackberry, lime, fruity/acidic yeast, pale/wheat malt, and light cedar spiral notes; with great strength. Taste of big juicy/tart/tangy blackberries, limes, fruit skin/seeds, citrus zest, lemon, orange, peach, plum, pear, apricot, red/green apple, red grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, and biscuit dough; with light notes of toast, cedar, peppercorn, lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tartness, fruit tang, and light yeast/cedar spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of blackberries, limes, fruit skin/seeds, citrus zest, lemon, orange, peach, plum, pear, apricot, red/green apple, red grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, biscuit dough, light cedar/pepper/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of blackberry, lime, fruity/acidic yeast, pale/wheat malt, and light cedar spiral flavors; with a great malt/tartness and tangy fruit balance; with no puckering flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering tartness and tangy fruit. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/grainy, fairly acidic/tangy, and lightly tannic mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 6%. Overall this is an awesome fruited kettle sour. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of blackberry, lime, fruity/acidic yeast, pale/wheat malt, and light cedar spiral flavors; very smooth and pretty refreshing to drink with mellowly acidic/tangy/drying finish. Great soft feel, and not overly lactic. Awesomely balanced between juicy/jammy fruit, Lacto complexity, and pale/wheat malts against acidity. Not a ton of cedar, but noticeable. Lightly sweet with lingering dryness. A really enjoyable offering, and impressive style example as expected of the brewery.

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Lil' Nap from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 24 ratings