Prairie Okie | Prairie Artisan Ales

Prairie OkiePrairie Okie
BA SCORE
4.11/5
543 Ratings
Prairie OkiePrairie Okie
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Brown Ale Aged In Oak Whiskey Barrels.

Added by impending on 05-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,138
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
543
pDev:
9.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
180
Trade:
24
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 543 |  Reviews: 90
Photo of lochef81
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tmm313
4.4/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Huntark22
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Yancey82
4.42/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KensWorld
4.32/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gspeer711
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CowboyRob
4.35/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.03/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served at cellar temps in a teku glass.

Appearance: nice bottle artwork but I've come to expect that from Prairie. The beer poured a fairly thing darkish brown color. Barely any light gets through the sides of the glass at all. There was a nice 1 finger creamy head that is sinking fast. The bottle had no sediment in it and the beer appears to be clear.

Nose: walnuts and other nutty notes, barrel character, bourbon, oaky, toasted marshmallow, rich caramel and toffee, vanilla and a touch of booz or solvent cleaner thing that I sometimes get from higher ABV beers.

Taste: The appearance of the viscosity is deceiving on this beer. It has a wonderful creamy mouthfeel that is pretty surprising from a barrel aged brown ale of this high of ABV. The mouthfeel is upper medium to heavy. Some alcohol in the taste but mostly alcohol sweetness. The nuttiness is crazy on this one. It is like strong walnuts or hazelnuts. More of that solvent cleaner thing but I don't think it's a bad thing, just a part of the barrel aging and high ABV. some chocolate, barrel character, toffee, caramel, vanilla, bourbon, just delicious

Overall: I passed this beer up a while ago but am glad I grabbed one this time. This is a really nice BA brown ale from a brewery that knows how to brew styles well. Well Done Prairie.

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Photo of bobanddoug
3.65/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigdog3838
3.82/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mscudder
4.07/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kerry4porters
4.84/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dinglehacker
4.52/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured bottle into stein. Good head that slowly breaks apart.

Delightful nose of bourbon and molasses.

Lots of oaky sweetness, toffee, caramel. Lot going on and all of it good.

Mouth feels a little thick, but is quite smooth. Higher ABV not super obvious.

Great stuff. Not particularly indicative of American browns, reminds me a bit of wee heavies (Backwoods Bastard, for instance). Definitely one of the most satisfying Oklahoma beers. For fans of Scotch ale, dubbel, old ale, Munich Dunkel lager, and, of course, brown ale.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BlesstheHarvest
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jvgoor3786
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marius
4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

35cl bottle. Dark caramel brown with a very thin beige head. Aroma includes whiskey, milk chocolate, toffee, bourbon and vanilla. The taste is very smooth and balanced, with notes of whiskey, bourbon, oak, vanilla, toffee, caramel, milk chocolate, maple syrup and molasses. The alcohol is very well hidden, only noticeable in the aftertaste. Super smooth mouthfeel with very low carbonation and a milk chocolate sweet aftertaste. Right up my alley, thank you, Prairie Artisan Ales.

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Photo of Sludgeman
4.27/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

More Belgian Dubbel than American Brown Ale but yummy just the same.

A - Pours thin with very little head but looks can be deceiving!

S - caramel, molasses, sweetness, a bit of drowsiness, maple syrup.

T - Oak whiskey barrels does not mean this beer has a high alcohol taste. Frankly no whiskey but plenty of sweet oakiness like southern comfort in a beer.
MF - Medium bodied, slightly sweet finish, warmin, pours thin but not reflected in th mouthfeel

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Photo of Holopirek
4.6/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FLBeerGuy
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4.31/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Word2BigBIrd
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Klourie
4.15/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ac-dx
4.13/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Prairie Okie from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 543 ratings
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