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Prairie 'Merica - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

553 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 553
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 90
Gots: 60 | FT: 11
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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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2.4%

09-22-2013 03:13:01 | More by Sammy
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a murky whitish-yellow with a foamy white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, citrus and tropical fruit, earth, yeast, and Brett aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour citrus, tropical, and Brett flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of Brett bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with some great Brett forward aromas and flavors that make this one tasty and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

09-12-2013 01:55:49 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

09-21-2013 23:11:18 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

03-29-2013 16:29:16 | More by Thorpe429
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

03-26-2013 20:09:26 | More by nmann08
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

With the incredible spicy dryness and lightly wine-ish earthen taste of Saisons, Prairie Ales layers upon the recipe with the tropical and citrus hop flavors for a combination of tastes that I can only describe as "funky-fresh".

Goldenrod colors carry a rustic yeast haze that promise full flavor. The beer releases a tall column of foam that's creamy, light, and zesty in its character. High retention and decorative lacing patterns give the beer an elegant all around appearance.

Mouthwatering aromas of fruit and earth alight in nose with everything from dried oranges, limes, apples and white grapes to pineapple, mangoes and papaya. A soft wheaty backbone draws in herbal and earthy notes of chives, tea, cork, and a light catty note.

The taste of dried fruit and fruit peels pile on the taste buds but do so with sweeter, more tart impressions of cantaloupe, Tropical Fruit Punch, and an almost-sherbet taste that's irresistible in taste and approaching sourness. Finishing herbal with the winey taste of grape, sassafras, and with a gin-like twinge- the beer perplexes the palate and refreshes it with ease. All this rests on a light pillow of bread dough and cellar-like must.

Its dry taste achieves much the same in texture as the tart-sweet interplay is pulled from the tongue by the airy and creamy carbonation. The dry spicy finish brings about mild alcohol warmth and light wine astringency. An aftertaste of fruit, wheat and cork must echo in the throat and retro-olfactory senses and cause nearly teeth grinding behavior.

The Nelson Sauvin hops are made for Saisons. But Prairie gives it a powdery-tart taste and texture that seems wood aged and sour blended. Their taste reminds me of Anchorage Brewing Company and what they do to achieve complexity.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2013 17:39:38 | More by BEERchitect
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

08-11-2013 17:09:25 | More by acurtis
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-12-2013 23:17:40 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

07-12-2013 23:45:32 | More by Texasfan549
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

09-20-2013 04:46:28 | More by GRG1313
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-11-2013 04:36:26 | More by Knapp85
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emerge077

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-08-2013 03:00:58 | More by emerge077
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zeff80

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

09-14-2013 13:45:55 | More by zeff80
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-12-2013 17:05:15 | More by JAHMUR
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largadeer

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

04-14-2013 03:19:01 | More by largadeer
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

04-27-2013 23:19:50 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.61/5  rDev +12.4%
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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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 12:34:01 | More by WVbeergeek
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to tenderbranson69 for sharing this bottle, enjoyed chilled in a tulip.

The appearance of a creamsicle -golden yellow like a smoothie with thick white cap with fine bead. The smell is very tropical with lots of pineapple from the wild yeast and slight vinous aroma from the Nelson hops. The feel is very good with high carbonation and moderate bitterness with a dry finish with mild alcohol.

The flavor is great, very nice tropical fruit from the both the hops and some with a little tangy brett augmenting with some light malt sweetness to cushion the bitterness level with a nice tangy white grape tinge of Nelson. This deserves the rating since it melds a nice wild character with a more hop forward saison, nice flavor, aroma and is very drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 01:45:56 | More by Slatetank
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to rudzud for sharing.

Big foamy fluffy head pillowy lacing, hazy pale yellow color.

Nose very floral and effervescent, saison funk little funk gym sock, light lemony spices, mild grainy malt.

Taste brings more saison spices, light grainy wheat, toasty, malts, lemony, zest, citrus, effervescent and floral, light flowery like, little bitterness, light floral grassy hops, juicy. Finish is dry and effervescent, fair bitter grassy floral hops and lemony zest.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, lots of carb.

Overall pretty nice, good saison characters with a nice effervescent lemony character, pretty nice.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2013 02:42:48 | More by jlindros
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

09-14-2013 03:10:57 | More by SocalKicks
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oline73

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-14-2013 23:44:34 | More by oline73
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

08-11-2013 22:49:42 | More by Rochefort10nh
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-18-2013 21:14:09 | More by mendvicdog
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beernads

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

05-18-2013 07:07:11 | More by beernads
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Prairie 'Merica from Prairie Artisan Ales
91 out of 100 based on 553 ratings.