Prairie Ale | Prairie Artisan Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
prairieales.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Prairie Ale is our classic saison. We brew this beer with pilsner malt, wheat malt, flaked wheat, and cane sugar. A healthy dose of saaz hops are used to add a spicy element to the beer. Prairie Ale is fermented with a mix of ale yeast, wine yeast, and brettanomyces. Notes of black pepper and pineapple can be found in this beer.

Added by BierGartenok on 11-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
995
Reviews:
170
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
9.51%
 
 
Wants:
77
Gots:
187
For Trade:
10
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Ratings: 995 |  Reviews: 170
Photo of OnryAndMean
3.79/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Refloosh
4.85/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zac_Knoll
3.46/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 4

A: A nice cloudy golden straw.

S: Funky to say the least, I get wet horse blanket, freshly mowed morning grass, spicy bread, and some subtle but pleasant citrus.

T: Much like the Aroma I'm experiencing a tug of war, or better yet chess match of flavors. There is complexity that hard to describe in that there is a strong sweetness, yet astringent bitterness, with a subtle spice and as it warms a little alcohol heat thanks to the 8.2% ABV. A true Royal Rumble of taste is you will.

F: Ah, yes... bready, honestly the yeast made me desire cheese and meat since the bread had been provided through my first sip. Very excuse my term for lack of better words fluffy and enjoyable.

Pairing Opinion: Other than the obvious mussels and fries, I would say that this wine like, bready, funky beer, would pair well with lightly spiced food, seafood (sushi specifically), and a nice rosemary brazed lamb.
Thanks for reading!
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Photo of Fabianno
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of polloenfuego
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours a hazy gold with a lovely high fluffy white head that lasts forever.

S: dried apples, white wine, funk and grassyness, very nice.

T: very much follows the nose, with a very interesting battle between dry/sweet happening in the mouth the entire time. Nice spices come in on the finish as well, a bit peppery.

M: lighter bodied with very active carbonation, as mentioned above a dry finish is noticeable.

O: I really enjoyed this beer, I loved the taste and the interesting dry/sweet battle that occurred in my mouth. I think this is a great American version of a saison, and I would recommend it highly to anyone.

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Photo of Emersonio
4.34/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pour: Bomber bottle poured into a nonic pint. Appearance: Straw yellow with a bit of cloudiness. Thick white head. Very effervescent. Aroma: Spicy with a bunch of yeast. Malt notes detected as well. Taste: Yeasty and surprisingly malty. Definite pepper notes. Lots of funk and grassy. Aftertaste: Lingering bite. Dry finish with some tart to it. Overall: Surprised a bit by the malt notes but loved the rest. Very good. 4 out of 5.

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Photo of michau
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

American saisons, to my taste, mostly miss the mark. They are either too thin and hoppy or heavy and syrupy but I was pleasantly surprised when I poured this. When poured the beer had a delightful life and effervescence to it. The head was nice and the color a beautiful straw yellow, slightly murky. There were elements that reminded me of one of my favorite French Saisons; Brasserie Lebbes L'Amalthee, a fresh clean earthy taste. The bottle that I tried was a little young so I picked up a couple of extras and will put them away for a couple of months to see how it will age. Looking forward to having more of this.

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Photo of Washuffizi98
4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bmeGT
3.74/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WallstreetB
3.33/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jmartinger
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jroberts8811
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AllanPatchin1016
4.74/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mbalint1
3.87/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdTheEdge
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alexsergio
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of avalon07
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a bottle to pint glass. Had a bright yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was a big, fluffy, creamy, long-lasting head. Pretty good lacing.

S: A nice aroma of malt, yeast, spices and fruit.

T: Tasted of a lot of malt, pepper, light fruit (pineapple), the typical saison funk, a little hops, and yeast. There's a bit of a mustiness to the flavor that takes away from the overall quality of the taste. On the whole, a solid, well done flavor.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a dry, musty finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Prairie Ale is a pretty focused, easy to like beer. A good American version of a Belgian-style beer.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.01/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to tenderbranson69 for sharing this at our saison tasting, enjoyed chilled in a willybecker.

The color is slightly hazy medium amber with 3 fingers plus of head with fine bead. The smell has a nice fragrance of brettanomyces. The feel is good with slight funk in the middle nice balance.

I enjoy the way the tropical quality with a mild pineapple flavor comes out with a slight citrus effect in the taste, very enjoyable. Thanks again to my brother for the share it is a quality beer I would drink again.

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Photo of khmel
3.94/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marty91
3.84/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.6/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MrJuengling
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mjwellman
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AllDayAdams
3.32/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.9/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Prairie Ale from Prairie Artisan Ales
4.1 out of 5 based on 995 ratings.
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