Key Lime Pie
Prairie Artisan Ales

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Style:
Sour - Fruited Kettle Sour
Ranked #487
ABV:
5%
Score:
87
Ranked #27,615
Avg:
3.83 | pDev: 4.18%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
24
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gatornation from Minnesota

3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear lemon yellow color with a thin white head.Smell is lime ,vanilla and graham cracker crust. Taste is tart lime vanilla and graham cracker. Mouth feel is tart with low carbonation.

Apr 05, 2021
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drdiesel9483 from Ohio

3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look - slightly hazy off yellow color with a nice white head that last a few seconds
Smell - straight up like scents and some grain
Taste - tart lime lemon and slight vanilla and grains
Feel - medium body and a lighter carb
Overall - ok

Feb 12, 2021
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ZenAgnostic from Texas

3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into Duvel tulip. CAN09.17.2020 printed on bottom of can. So this is 4 months old. Should still be good I guess. Picked up from Total Wine for $3.79.

Appearance - Hazy to the point of opaque medium yellow body. Thin white head with super low retention and almost no lacing or stick. 3

Smell - Very faint 'typica' sour beer smell, but with a hint of vanilla. Not picking up on a whole lot of lime in particular, but then again sour beers almost already smell like that by default. Getting a lot of saltiness. 3.5

Taste - Sour apple. Lime. Salt. Actually just tastes like a lime margarita to be perfectly honest. Like almost exactly. 3.5

Mouthfeel - Refreshing. Crisp. Medium bodied. 4.5

Overall - Drinkable. Enjoyable. Not particularly interesting or anything like that, but it's very drinkable. Could drink these all day in the right mood. 4

Jan 15, 2021
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

i remember the glory days of prairie before these gimmicky front end sours, i wonder if they will ever get back to the truly fermentation forward stuff, i sure miss it. these arent bad, but since they started doing the wrapped cans out east, the beers have been cheaper to me, berliner and gose types most of them, lactic and one note, reliant on adjuncts to be interesting, and even though this is good for a lot of reasons, like its got no apparent lactose in it and the lime is real and in front of the vanilla, it still isnt the kind of sour beer i am after, and not up to the level of intrigue and quality these guys are capable of. this pours like a soda with all the fizz but short lived head, and smells like one too, quick lemon from the souring agent, floral and zesty lime from the real key lime addition, it seems to me anyway, and then just a real light and simple grain aspect and fermented down to dry, minimal vanilla, which i am fine with. the grain doesnt do enough to be pie crust here, but i dont mind that at all, i dont need this to be desserty and actually am rating it more favorably because its not. tons of bubbles which make the lime pop, the best part of this, and clean on the souring, but still, its monotone and unexciting by any measure. objectively good, but this is not what it could be, and more than anything, i just want prairie to get back to the good stuff. not going to unduly harsh to this, its nice beer, but i think ill put these guys in the penalty box for awhile, except for the stouts, in a somewhat silent protest aiming at a return to the very exhilarating funky beer i used to know and love them for...

Dec 04, 2020
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Roguer from Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Decent head production, but as suspected for the style, it quickly fades. Body is milky and hazy, and a pleasant lemon-yellow.

Very sharp nose. A vague sense of citrus, but nothing that screams key lime pie.

There's a kiss of salt at the end, like a Gose, but otherwise a milkiness that's more appropriate to a Berliner Weisse. Very sour, such that the beer could most appropriately be titled, simply, a sour ale. There's a bit of graham cracker and vanilla to the profile, but this isn't nearly as reminiscent as the classic dessert as other beers. Still, it's sharply sour, crushable, and very enjoyable.

Nov 07, 2020
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hoptheology from South Dakota

3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz single can, dated 9/18/20, into Batch 19 pint glass.
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Pours a foggy, hazy light blonde with a creamy cap of 1 finger, receding to nothing, leaving some lace up the sides.

Aroma brings some farmhouse funk, flinstone vitamins, a hint of vanilla, and a hint of lime. The sour culture is easily accessed through the aroma. Smells pretty good.

Flavor brings very sour and tart bacteria with a bit of salt, followed by bread, key limes, then a very faint vanilla graham character. I'll be honest and say it's a bit too sour for me and the pie aspect is missing quite a bit.

Feel is crisp and busy with some clinging starches that hang on to your tonsils. It's not pleasant for me and feels like I have a frog in my throat.

Overall, not great. Not sure I'll finish this one. I'm not sure if it's because our market sucks or that this is the actual price of the beer everywhere, but I feel I paid way too much for what seems like a very average beer.

By the way this in no way compares to Westbrook's version. That one is light years ahead.

Price paid : $3.49 / can
Would buy again : nooo

Oct 16, 2020
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russpowell from Arkansas

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent straw color with near zero head, hazes a little bit. No head or lacing ever appears

S: Citrus & tartness. a little bit of fresh mown hay and wet hay

T: Follows the nose, some sweet vanilla as advertised as well up front, pretty darn dry. Limes, vanilla sweetness, dryness & tartness rule as this warms. Finishes with plenty of lime, tartness & just a little vanilla

MF: Light bodied with restrained carbonation

Pretty drinkable, I liked the sweet vanilla to counter the sourness

Oct 04, 2020
Key Lime Pie from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 24 ratings