I love metal and I love TRVE. It’s exciting to get some of their fine products here in Oklahoma, TRVE’s distribution footprint barely makes it out of Colorado for the most part. While certainly not Prairie’s first attempt at a collaboration, this is the initial offering in the Prairie & Friends line. I have to say the artwork is particularly excellent on this bottle.
Company: Prairie Artisan Ales/TRVE Brewing Company
Location: Tulsa, OK. Brewed in Krebs, OK
ABV: 6.66% ABV, because of course it is
Style/Description: Sour Red Farmhouse Ale
Price: $10 (500 ml bottle)
Appearance: Pours a cloudy deep ruby, light white head. Sticky clinging lace.
Nose: Dusty earthy aroma, barnyard with tart fruity notes. Some raspberries and light perfume.
Taste: Tart and raspberry, earthy horseblanket and Bretty funk. Surprisingly mild flavor for a sour, no puckering and only lightly gripping mouthfeel, low carbonation. Leather and tobacco, some oaky barrel and vinous flavors. Bitter tannins like a red wine.
Finish: Bretty finish, sticky and phlegmy. Earth and raspberries hang around, leaving a slightly unpleasant finish.
Overall: My overall impression is underwhelmed. Of course I’m a big fan of Prairie and have always enjoyed TRVE. I love the metal schtick that TRVE employs as well. This beer certainly isn’t bad, but it leaves me wishing there was more of everything: more flavor, more fruit, more body, more carb.