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Prairie 'Merica - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

582 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 582
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 96
Gots: 61 | FT: 10
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 582 | Reviews: 81 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by dowen17:
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3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy lemon color. Massive fluffy white head with great retention.

On the nose is some citrus. Grapefruit is big on the nose. Some funky yeast and barnyard.

Taste is big citrus. Some spicy notes from the yeast. Barnyard funk. Earthy aftertaste. A hint of alcohol in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is nice. Good carbonation. Medium bodied.

Good beer. Would drink again. Really refreshing.

dowen17, Sep 15, 2013
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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4.51/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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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 582 ratings.