Rainbow Sherbet
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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #549
ABV:
5.2%
Score:
92
Ranked #6,382
Avg:
4.16 | pDev: 6.25%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
41
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Prairie Artisan Ales
 
Oklahoma, United States
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Rainbow SherbetRainbow Sherbet
Notes: Sour ale with rainbow sherbet flavors.
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Reviews: 12 | Ratings: 41
Photo of jjamadorphd
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Full disclosure - I am not one to gravitate to sours and though I try them, I normally don't ending liking. But this sour might just make me a believer...

About the only thing I didn't like about this beer was it's look. It was your run-off-the-mill looking beer, and also-ran with no head or lacing to mention. Ah, but the rest of it was truly special. Sweet smell to the nose with a nice blending of malt, a mouthfeel that was lightly carbonated and a taste I could actually enjoy through the firm sour base the flavor that it gives. Another great offering from a brewer is up there on my list I always keep an eye out to try.

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Photo of mrdibber
4.75/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This sour was amazingly complex. At first it tastes like a normal sour beer, but then the aftertaste is like a mixture of a few different Sherbet's. This beer lives up to it's name in the most fantastic way.

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Photo of Tilley4
4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Makes me nostalgic for those rainbow snow cones I would get at the Little League ballparks...

Tart...fruity...refreshing...

I would purchase this again if I came across it...

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Photo of JakeSip
4.12/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy orange with no head at all. Bright and sweet smells of orange, lime, strawberry. It smells exactly like a bowl of rainbow sherbet. Taste is tart, citrusy, fruity, and acidic, balanced by a slight sweetness. Feel is moderately acidic. A very enjoyable sour to drink, and incredibly faithful to its namesake.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Becoming seriously adept at sour ale making, the Prairie artisans get to work piling onto the somewhat generic but super clean sour ale with copious amounts of flavors to not just suggest rainbow sherbet but replacing it identically in beer form.

Peachy gold and nearly turbid with haze, the frothy ale strikes the nose with unmistakable aromas of that promised rainbow sherbet. With nuanced scents of fermented must, light pastry and sour candy; these do little to detract or add to the sherbet character. Candied, sweet and fruit punch in taste, these flavors only allow the beer to taste more like sherbet itself.

The middle palate offers much of the same while slowly pulling away from candied or malty sweetness and soon replaced by tanginess, then tartness and then full blown clean lactic sourness and all its lemon, lime, crabapple, gooseberry glory. A late palate of wheat is but a glimpse into the fact that there's a beer in here somewhere.

So convincingly in its rainbow sherbet taste, texture and scent, a hint of freezer burn and carton lining can even be sensed. Rainbow Sherbet (the beer) is a perfect spiked punch beverage for the craft beer lover in all of us. It may be a gimmick, but what a gimmick it is!

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Photo of stoumi
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Rainbow Sherbet pours a semi-opaque golden yellow with a quick wispy head that disappearing leaving nothing at all. The smell is a vibrant lemon sweet tart, pineapple and orange sherbet. Hell compare it those Smarties candies. The taste has a light mouthfeel with a crisp tartness across the palette. It almost tastes like a tart lemonade with a kiss of sweetness and a hint of orange and pineapple

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.67/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can

Pours slightly hazy golden. No head retains.

Smells of lemon, strawberry, and cotton candy.

Tastes of tart citrus and strawberries with smarties.

Light body, tingly carbonation on the tongue.

Interesting candy/fruity sour ale. It's decent, worth trying. A little too artificial tasting for me.

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Photo of Dinglehacker
4.29/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Picasso Cafe in OKC. A dim golden color, no head to speak of. Lemon zesty nose.

Taste is candy sour & sweet, like downing a bad of assorted flavors. Very fruity pebbles. Blueberry & lemon are most discernible, as if Prairie split the difference between their Hulk Hands and Blueberry Boyfriend beers. Mouth is actually pretty light, though it leaves a faint coat on the tongue.

This enamel-peeler won’t please everyone, but the adventurous who like the sour end will be very, very pleased. Slainte, Prairie.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A hazy orange color with a small white head that disappears in seconds.
Nice fruity, tart aroma.
Orange, lemon, lime, berry taste. Tart.
Just the right amount of tartness.

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Photo of russpowell
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 1.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent & hazed gold ZERO head retention.

S: Orange sherbet, grapefruit

T: Follows the nose, with plenty of dryness, plus a little lime & saltyness up front. Almost like lemonade with just a a kiss of lime with plenty dryness and some tartness once warm. Finishes tart, a little sour with lemon and lime

MF: Medium body, slight carbonation

Pretty drinkable with of plenty sour citrus. This will go down a treat in the pending hot weather

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a hazy golden with a fizzy white head. The head dissapates very quickly leaving no type of lacing.

S - Aroma smells just like smarties candy (orange, cherry, lemon and lime).

T - The taste is lemon, lime, orange, cherry, raspberry and some light lacto funk.

O - Very tasty fruited sour. This tastes like liquid smarties. Definetly recommended.

M - Medium body with medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce can into tulip glass, canned on 5/6/2019. Pours very hazy deep golden amber/light orange color with a small fairly dense and fluffy white head with solid retention, that reduces to a minimal spotty lace cap that lingers. Minimal lacing, some clinging bubbles, and a fair amount of streaming carbonation on the glass. Aromas of big sour/tart/tangy lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, citrus peel/zest, raspberry, fruit skin/seeds, pineapple, peach, pear, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, light peppercorn/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruit, fruity/acidic yeast, and moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big sour/tart/tangy lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, citrus peel/zest, raspberry, fruit skin/seeds, pineapple, peach, pear, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, light peppercorn/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tart/sourness, fruit tang, and light spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of sour/tart/tangy lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, citrus peel/zest, raspberry, fruit skin/seeds, pineapple, peach, pear, melon, red/green apple, white grape/wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, cracker, white bread, light peppercorn/lacto funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruit, fruity/acidic yeast, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; with an awesome malt/tart/sourness and tangy fruit balance; with no puckering flavors after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Moderate increasing dryness from lingering tart/sourness, tangy fruit, and carbonation. Medium-plus carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth and moderately grainy/acidic/tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is an awesome fruited kettle sour. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of fruit, fruity/acidic yeast, and moderate pale/wheat malt flavors; very smooth and fairly crisp/clean/refreshing to drink with the modestly acidic/tangy/tannic/drying finish; not overly lactic. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Awesome balance of juicy/vibrant/jammy fruit and Lacto complexity; with a nice clean pale/wheat malt backbone against acidity. Zero residual sweetness with crisp acidic/tangy fruit dryness. A really enjoyable offering, and outstanding kettle soured style example as expected. Great rainbow sherbet flavors all around.

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Rainbow Sherbet from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 41 ratings