Basic Becky
Prairie Artisan Ales

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From:
Prairie Artisan Ales
 
Oklahoma, United States
Style:
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #6
ABV:
11%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,340
Avg:
4.25 | pDev: 6.35%
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
111
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 26, 2023
Added:
Sep 05, 2019
Wants:
  5
Gots:
  4
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Basic BeckyBasic Becky
Notes: Imperial Stout with pumpkin, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, coriander, clove and caraway.
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Rated: 4.25 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida

Jan 26, 2023
 
Rated: 3.75 by BabaBeer from California

Dec 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.11 by BAsbill from California

Nov 25, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by BeardedWalrus from North Carolina

Nov 08, 2022
 
Rated: 4.3 by EdFed from Illinois

Nov 04, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by shelby415 from Oregon

Nov 01, 2022
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Reviewed by Scotchboy from Idaho

4.05/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Oily opaque pour from a 12oz bottle - minimal head and retention, as expected. Strong fall/spice presence on the nose and palate, lots of nutmeg to me, clove as well, cinnamon, a good dose of what I would consider pumpkin or gourd, maybe some vanilla or orange-like sweetness but those notes are mild. Roasted malt is there, but the coffee is very mild, I really don't get it and I'm looking for it. Still a nice fall-style, spiced imperial stout.
Oct 31, 2022
 
Rated: 4.02 by AGoodStout from Kansas

Oct 29, 2022
 
Rated: 4.33 by o29 from Texas

Oct 29, 2022
 
Rated: 4.56 by festizio from California

Oct 23, 2022
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Look: It pours black with a dark brown head. Head retention is low.

Smell: The aromas are loaded with spices which include cinnamon, all spice, nutmeg, and coriander. There are low roast aromas with clove.

Taste: Plenty of spices dominate the flavor with cinnamon, nutmeg, and all spice leading the way. There is a sweetness to the flavor with sugar and roast. There are some orange elements with clove and coriander. There are low pumpkin flavors with maybe a touch of ginger.

Feel: It has a medium full body with plenty of alcohol warming.

Overall, this is a pumpkin spice bomb that overpowers most of the stout flavors. I personally, would like more of the stout flavors, but this beer is a great beer for spice lovers.
Oct 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4.17 by petewheeler from Maryland

Oct 10, 2022
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
slightly strong pumpkin ale nice malt and pumpkin flavors
Oct 07, 2022
 
Rated: 4.25 by JamesLeung from Florida

Oct 07, 2022
 
Rated: 4.14 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Sep 28, 2022
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Reviewed by Seanjohnhunt from California

4.75/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
I have been wanting and waiting to try this one. It has a unique flavor profile and not one I have had before.
Look: black motor oil with tiny swirling bubbles at the top when poured and than dissipate.
Smell: Dry pumpkin baking spices and faint pumpkin. Malty.
Mouth feel: Simi-thick, oily and coats your mouth decent enough.
Taste: Fudge chocolate, malty, and dry pumpkin baking spices. The pumpkin flavor is not in your face. It's a rich sipper that gives you different hints of pumpkin baking spices bounce off and taping your tongue.
I would describe it as a 'dark chocolate fudge brownie with dry pumpkin baking spices mix in the batter and then dipped in bourbon a little than take a bite! If Saint Arnold Pumpkinator is 100 this one is 98.
Sep 28, 2022
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Reviewed by Dinglehacker from Wisconsin

4.66/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured bottle into seidel. Murky, almost sludgy cola, popping bupples with a faint khaki foam.

Nose is nutmeg heavy + cocoa, pie crust.

Taste follows with all the spice, the pumpkin a creamy muted note. Finishes almost like mulled wine with clove and cinnamon. Clove comes out as it warms.

Grainy finish.

Between this is Pumpkin Kerfuffle, nobody gourds it better than Prairie. Rich, complex sipper.
Sep 27, 2022
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Rated by Noggleam02

4.84/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
World class pumpkin beer. Dark color. Similar to Saint Arnold’s Pumpkinator without the cult following
Sep 21, 2022
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Reviewed by johnnnniee from New Hampshire

3.83/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Sample at the Flight Center Manchester.
Solid black color with a frothy tan head that persists.
Roasty earthy oaky with an onslaught of pie spices. Not too bad for a pumpkin beer.
Sep 26, 2021
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Reviewed by Treyliff from West Virginia

4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours jet black in color with a one-finger foamy khaki head that reduces to a ring around the glass

S- an array of spices on the nose with cinnamon leading the way, followed by noticeable clove, allspice and nutmeg. Roasted malt undertones with notes of chocolate, light char and a hint of caramelized pumpkin

T- spices lead the way with bold cinnamon and nutmeg up front, followed by some clove & allspice. Mid-palate brings out some malty chocolate notes, as well as caramel and a hint of vanilla. The finish gives more spices, with lingers of cinnamon, allspice chocolate

M- medium-heavy body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that turns into a creamy, viscous and slightly warming finish

O- a bold boozy stout that is matched with bold pumpkin spice notes
Sep 22, 2021
 
Rated: 4.31 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

May 10, 2021
 
Rated: 3.75 by Dovers from Wisconsin

Feb 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.03 by tpauer from New Hampshire

Dec 06, 2020
 
Rated: 4.29 by krl2112 from Illinois

Oct 26, 2020
 
Rated: 4.34 by brureview from Massachusetts

Oct 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4.12 by Nunya from Ohio

Oct 08, 2020
 
Rated: 4.08 by needMIbeer from Virginia

Oct 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4.5 by freewill35 from Indiana

Sep 21, 2020
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Reviewed by puboflyons from New Hampshire

4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
From a bottle with a smudged date. It is the 2020 batch however and I sampled it on Sept. 3, 2020.

Handsome looking dark brown to black pour with a modest, fading mocha head. Limited lacing.

What a complex array of aromas. I get cinnamon, clove, allspice, nutmeg, dark fruit and vanilla or cream. Booze is buried.

Full mouthfeel and smooth.

Delightful spicy taste with an emphasis on those sweet spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg. There is a creamy, vanilla-like character. The ending is warming. A slight bit of alcohol in the taste. Just nice.
Sep 03, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by jschott75 from Illinois

Jul 22, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Jul 10, 2020
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Reviewed by Rug from Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Bottled 9/18/19

Here we go again with an out of season pumpkin beer. This time, a pumpkin imperial stout, just like the Warlock from Southern Tier (which I loved)

Pours completely black with just a finger of mocha colored head that fades to nothing quickly amd leaves minimal lacing, decent legs

Huge aromas of pumpkin, raisin, pie spice, amd nutmeg. Milder notes of roasted coffee, dark malt, and clove

The beginning of the sip is fairly standard stout roast with lots of chocolate and vanilla, before fading into a mix of pumpkin and spices with some serious alcohol heat

This has a very full body and barely any carbonation, yet still finishes incredibly dry. No doubt drinks like 11%

This didn’t quite impress my like the Warlock did but it was still very solid. It could be attributed to freshness, but it seems like there was too much going on for the pumpkin to truly shine through here
Jul 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.34 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

May 31, 2020
 
Rated: 4.42 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Apr 26, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by brittanylicious from Indiana

Apr 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by heysuz from Indiana

Apr 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4.02 by JamesBondGA from Georgia

Mar 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.35 by lewith from South Carolina

Feb 21, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by sordyl from Illinois

Feb 19, 2020
 
Rated: 4.02 by Nuggetz from Texas

Feb 18, 2020
Basic Becky from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 157 ratings