Prairie 'Merica - Prairie Artisan Ales
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Reviews by russpowell:
4.61/5 rDev +12.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Opens with a resounding pop! This might be my favorite label of the bunch
Pours slightly hazed apricot with a thumb of pearl colored head, falls off fast. Some head & lacing
S: Grapefruit & lemons, & funk hiding underneath
T: Big time lemon & grapefruit (mostly pink, but regular grapefruit too) & bit of sourness up front; this one smacks you in the face..More puckery notes as this warms, slight breadyness hides beneath the grapefruit, some pineapple & mango, along with faint pear & white grape notes, just so much sourness
MF: Subtle carbonation, smooth body & nice puckeryness, mixed in well with the fruittyness of all ilks
If you like em sour, with some citrus frills; you'll love this. I know I did. Easily my favorite in this line-up; a home-run in my books
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2013 02:37:02 | More by russpowell
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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
92 out of 100 based on 544 ratings.