Prairie Okie | Prairie Artisan Ales

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4.11/5
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545 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:
#2,189
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
545
pDev:
9.25%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
179
Trade:
24
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Ratings: 545 |  Reviews: 90
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

Photo of Patrickt22
3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of kitch
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A 12 fl oz bottle with a Julian bottled on date of 15215, meaning it was bottled on 1st June 2015. It was poured into a Moonzen teku glass.

Appearance: It poured a cloudy dark reddish brown colour with a less than one finger tanned head that dissipated quickly and left some sparse lacing.

Aroma: Rich bourbon, oak, caramel, toffee, vanilla and roasted malt.

Taste: Much like the aroma, sweet toffee, caramel and vanilla with a hit of bourbon and oak. There was also a hint of dark fruits, plum, raisin and fig on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Mid to full bodied but leaning more towards full with low carbonation.

Overall: A very nice brown ale as the bourbon, oak and sweet notes of toffee and caramel went well together. The 12% is not felt at all and goes down easy. Brown ale is not a style that has a great name, but this brew definitely redeems it.

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.71/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

No label information. Prairie Okie is brewed in the style of an Imperial Brown Ale aged in Oak Whiskey Barrels, available in single 12 oz. bottles and on rotating draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a snifter glass.

(Appearance) Pours a frothy, sudsy tan head over a densely hazy caramel brown body with abundant carbonation. Retention is below average and lacing is light and patchy. 3

(Smell) Barrel notes come forward, including moist oak, grain whiskey and subtle vanilla atop a subtle bread malt body. Potency is moderate. 3.75

(Taste) Bread malts and caramel grain body with potent undertones of whiskey and oak, very flavorful and also highly drinkable, more whiskey flavor than booze, alcohol is fairly concealed regarding the whiskey character in this ale. Finishes moderately dry with a wet toasted oak character and a lingering nip of clean whiskey booze. Overall, very interesting lightness on the malt front, but plenty of alcohol character from the whiskey and oak makes them the leading focus of this beer. This may be a solid crossover beer option for one who loves a smooth and balanced whiskey. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, lightly chewy, smooth, medium dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a mild frothiness and a medium crisp finish. Body is medium+ for the style, medium+ overall. Balance is nearly even sweet to grain alcohol and oak dryness. Alcohol presence is modest and there are no off characters. 3.75

(Overall) It's good to see the occasional beer that goes for whiskey treatment over the more intense and sweeter flavors of bourbon, and this beer does a decent job at keeping drinkable despite having a lot of whiskey and oak flavors. Noticeably high gravity, but doesn't come across as overly grainy or sharp in flavors, rather very well-mannered considering. Perhaps my biggest gripe is the price- despite it being a solid oak and whiskey-aged ale, I expect to consume something phenomenal at the hefty price of $9 / 12 oz, and overall this was quite good but phenomenal is a stretch. 3.75

Prairie Artisan Ales'
Prairie Okie
/5.00

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Photo of smi69
3.99/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alexpcat13
4.55/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Shout out to GreatStoutman for sharing a bottle with me.
Let me start by saying, the flavors Prarie is able to coax out of this brown ale is really something else.
Aroma- Licorice, dried musty fruitiness, firey spirits.
Taste- Licorice, though not in an overly bitter way, just in a subtle base note, sweet malty fruits, dates or even plums. Whiskey, maybe even some vanilla.

Overall- Really nice brown ale, highly recommend, definitely one of my favorites within the brown ale genre.

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Photo of GreatStoutman
4.55/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Kmat10
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Iamjeff6
4/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kborning
4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BarrelAgedG
3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zach136
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Imperial brown ale aged in whiskey barrels. Poured from a bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery Belgian tulip. The pour is dark, dark red rather than brown and sports a very thin layer of foam that quickly dissolves. On the nose I get bourbon, dark fruit, and roasted malt.

Full body with a slick feel and a sweet flavor. Intense treacle and toffee flavors up front, a hint of vanilla, a good dose of bourbon, and substantial dark fruit near the finish, which is warm but not too boozy. Not much at all in the way of hops. A little on the sweet side without enough roasted malt character.

Reminds me more of a Scotch ale than a brown ale. Very reminiscent of Founders Backwoods Bastard (at double the price). Unfortunately, I think the barrel character is a little too prominent. It's not boozy, but I'd like to get more roasty notes to balance out some of the sweetness.

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

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

Murky brown color with beige head. Atoms is full-on bourbon with caramel and fudge notes. Taste starts sweet with caramel, dark sugar and bourbon. Finishes smooth and fudgy. Body is medium to heavy with medium carbonation. You get some alcohol burn on the aftertaste but it doesn't bother. Really nice overall, like a barrel aged imperial stout but easier to drink and without the roastiness.

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

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

Photo of Tyecko
4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brayton
4.63/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic beer great look,smell and taste

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Photo of thumperskibum
3.56/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of enrique_m
4.62/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look dark amber color
Smell dark fruits like raisins and dates
Taste dark fruits, whisky, and maple syrup
Feel full bodied, tasty, and smooth
Overall tasty and lots of flavor

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Prairie Okie from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.11 out of 5 with 545 ratings
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