Review: Prairie Artisan Ales 4th Anniversary

Originally reported by some as a blueberry sour, Prairie just released a Sour Ale Aged on Ginger as the celebration of their 4th Anniversary.

Also, I’m pretty sure if you actually draw out the image on the layer that dog has a huge dick.

Anyways, let’s drink the beer!

Company: Prairie Artisan Ales

Location: Krebs, OK

ABV: 6.5% ABV

Style/Description: Dry Hopped Farmhouse Ale

Price: $9 per 500ml

Appearance: Somewhat cloudy honey with light fizzy white head that quickly dissipates.

Nose: Funky and barnyard-y. The ginger paired with the funk brings out a lot of pine and lemon. Smells like a freshly dusted coffee table.

Taste: Incredibly tart up front with an almost artificial lemon vibe and some faint ginger and pine. There is too much acidity without much in the way of complexity or balance to make it ok.

Finish: The ginger stands by itself the most here and is joined by some dry lemon bitterness and pine.

Overall: Well this anniversary isn’t really doing it for me. The balance is out of whack and the ginger just kind of makes weird things happen with the already tart and acidic nature of the base beer. I think it’s time to pull a 3rd anniversary out of the cellar and see how it’s going and just pretend that it’s this year’s release.

Rating: 2.5/5


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