Prairie 'Merica - Prairie Artisan Ales
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Reviews by guityler83:
4.08/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A: Poured into a tulip glass it produced a bright white, two finger head with mixed sized bubbles, mostly fine, that quickly receeded. No lacing to speak of but a small amount of alcohol legs when swirled in the glass. A moderately hazy, straw yellow to lemon peel yellow color.
S: Strong tart lemon zest with spicey, clove like aromas. The 'barn yard' descripter seams apropriate here. very earthy, but not like dirt more like foresty. light fresh bread malts. very complex.
T: A punch of firm bitterness that surprised me and the aroma didn't elude to (i liked it). barnyard, horsehair vibe throughout but not over powering or clowing. balance is on the sweet side despite the initial bitterness punch. bready, doughy malts are subdued by the huge yeast/fermentation character.
M: Extremely dry finish with moderate carbonation. There is a lingering bitterness in the beer that almost tasted different than when its being consumed. A bit of a sharp carbonic bite that works with the spicey notes.
O: A bitter, zesty, spicey farmhouse that has some unique flavors. I like the beer and might try it again, but probably not something i'd keep on regular rotaion.
Serving type: bottle
10-11-2013 00:43:06 | More by guityler83
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4.46/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: straw yellow color. Head of roughly two fingers on the pour which was present while drinking. Active carbonation while drinking is a touch low. No lacing.
Smell: getting a ton of white grapes from the wine yeast on the front. That funky Brett meshes perfectly with bright fruit notes of grapes, apricots, mango, kiwi, and peppercorns. Grassy undertones with continuing linger spices pull this aroma through.
Taste: like the aroma, the dry white wine characteristics lead the way. Prairie grass and straw warm up on the palate and provide a pleasant rustic notes. The grassiness yields to a dry, sprite, lemon/lime, and funky back end. A touch of sourness plays along well with the medium bodied fruits throughout. The finish is very dry yet allows the lingering notes of fruit, grass, and funk to shine through.
Mouthfeel: the front is fairly easy and light on the palate, then a corner is turned and a heavy dryness sets in. Really keeps the drinker on their toes. Carbonation is bright which does well with the fruit and sour notes of this brew.
Overall: this is a truly wonderfully put together brew. Nelson Sauvin was an outstanding choice for this brew, their inherent cutting edge was a perfect marriage with the white wine and Brett aspects. Bravo.
Serving type: bottle
06-22-2014 18:57:40 | More by KFBR392
Prairie 'Merica from Prairie Artisan Ales
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