The beer pours a very dark amber, garnet, burnt orange in color. There is a short, light tan head. The aroma is sweet, caramel, sweet potatoes, bourbon, with a bit of a fruity tang and some vanilla and wood. The taste follows the aromas directly. This is malty and sweet, with just enough hops and wood to prevent being cloying. It is full-bodied, round and smooth, not at all boozy despite its 11.5% ABV. I wouldn’t mind just a bit more bourbon. It will be nice to revisit this in a couple years and see how it develops.
Sunday, March 9, 2014
This is a 7.0% ABV farmhouse ale fermented in oak barrels. It is from Prairie Artisan Ales of Oklahoma. Prairie are tenant brewers, they do not have their own brewery, but go and brew themselves at other's facilities, which from every bottle I have seen is the Krebs Brewing Company in Krebs, Oklahoma.
The beer pours a hazy golden yellow in color. There is a short and thin head of white foam. The aroma is very tart, with a very light funkiness and very light wood. The taste is tart, yeasty, fruity, sour, a bit funky, with some oaky woodiness. The beer is fairly dry, and did I mention tart? Nicely done, but just not enough going on other than the tartness. Now, on the other hand, the more of this I drink, the more I like it, it does grow on you.