Prairie 'Merica - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Prairie 'MericaPrairie 'Merica

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599 Ratings
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Ratings: 599
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 94
Gots: 60 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
‘Merica is a single malt, single hop farmhouse ale. It’s brewed with floor malted pilsner and 3lbs per bbl Nelson Sauvin hops. The beer is conditioned with 2 brett strains and wine yeast. The Nelson hops provide white wine flavors while Brettanomyces add a juicy quality to the beer.

(Beer added by: bump8628 on 03-17-2013)
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Reviews by Treyliff:
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4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip

A- pours a cloudy pale golden-yellow with a huge bubbly white head that retains for a while, eventually leaving behind some sticky patches of lace

S- Wow, that's a lot of funk, cellar-like must, earthy cheese, cat litter, cardboard and chives. Beyond the funk, there are some nice fruity esters of oranges, lemon zest, green apple, mango and papaya, a touch of hop bitterness poking through

T- Big fruity flavors follow the aroma; sweet cantaloupe, mango, papaya. Some grassy and herbal notes kick in mid-palate with some white wine characteristics, sourdough bready yeast undertones with some powdery and musty flavors mixed in, more catty flavors in the linger

M- medium body with light prickly carbonation, slightly creamy mouthfeel with a smooth finish

O- Lots of brett funk in the aroma with some nice fruity notes mixed in. I definitely pick up that 'cat litter' characteristic in this beer and it's a little overpowering at times, I see that as it's only downfall. Overall, very complex and a nice intro to Prairie for me.

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I didn't know anything good came out of Oklahoma, then I tried this beer at When Pigs Fly. What a nice beer!

In a snifter the beer was a cloudy dark yellow color with a large bright white head. There was a small amount of lace.

Earthy aroma, some spice and citrus.

A wow! for the taste. Earthy hops. Coriander. Grapefruit and orange peel. Tropical fruit/melon.

Tart, refreshing. I could drink a lot of these.

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NYE bottle share at Proof courtesy of Rachel. Pours an opaque creamy yellow. Tons of white frothy head. Head holds really well and by the time I finished the sample, the head was still holding. Aroma is straight floral hops and grass. Such a great, but unique smell. Taste is floral hops with a good amount of banana behind it. Nice high carbonation and medium-thick body.

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Bottle (2013)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, wagenvolks and xpimptastikx!

A cloudy dark straw and golden. Moderately-sized, creamy, small-bubbled near-white head. Dots of stick left down the glass. Pretty.

A very dramatic Nelson hop presence in the aroma. Lots of floral and grapefruit character touched by mild, leafy marijuana character. The Prairie house yeast, which seems a lot like Brett, combines nicely with the distinct, strong Nelson hop presence.

The flavor is really incredible. Beers like this are why I seek out new and exciting beers from interesting breweries. The Nelson hop presence is distinct and expressive, much like in Alpine's IPA. Floral, grapefruit, marijuana, cracker malt, and mild sweetness present dramatically, but are complemented by a distinct, earthy Brett yeast character as well. Mild bitterness. The yeast character lingers on and on. Wonderful.

Medium, creamy body. Moderate carbonation. Perhaps I would like a bit more carbonation.

Fantastic. I love this brewery.

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Prairie Merica 7.5% abv
Appears cloudy golden peach, white head with fine speckled around the sides of my glass. Aroma tart funky yeast, bright lemon with a hint of band aid and medicinal quality. Flavor is citric lemony with grassy hay earthiness, medicinal phenolics. A bit of funky band aid and tangy yogurt notes, the body is medium with flowing carbonation. Overall it was a bit difficult to consume mainly due to the intense funky house yeast they are using on the prairie.

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Prairie 'Merica from Prairie Artisan Ales
91 out of 100 based on 599 ratings.