Prairie 'Merica - Prairie Artisan Ales

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701 Ratings

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Ratings: 701
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.73%
Wants: 98
Gots: 80 | FT: 11
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Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bump8628 on 03-17-2013

‘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.
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Ratings: 701 | Reviews: 102
Photo of AlexFields
4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours that cloudy off yellow color like many of Prairie's beers, larger head than most, very attractive.

Nose is dominated by huge bright citrusy hops. Lemon, lime, pineapple, bright and hoppy. Amazing.

Taste is pungent lemony citrus, fades into some bitter orange with hints of grapefruit. Some floral character too. This is the brightest and most lemon-lime like Nelson Sauvin beer I've had, and it has some of that pungent Simcoe like character. Very good.

Mouthfeel is good, not as carbonated as I expected but solid.

Excellent beer.


Photo of bump8628
4.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy gold with a white frothy head that eventually settles to a thin ring. The aroma smacks you with a punch of fresh orange zest and cut spring grass right away. Hops continue to dominate the palate with more citrus, melon rind, grass, dank raw herbs, and the characteristic freshly dug onion flavor that I normally associate with Summit hops. Malt is basically buried beneath the onslaught of hoppiness (not necessarily a bad thing). Bone dry finish further accentuates the sharp bitterness and keeps it flowing down the gullet.

A showcase for Nelson Sauvin hops to be sure. The complexity born from the simplicity of a SMaSH beer is pretty amazing. That said, I guess a small complaint would be that the pungency of the hops completely overwhelms any of the subtle nuance that might have been gained from the floor-malted pils. Still a really enjoyable beer and another great effort from Prairie.

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Prairie 'Merica from Prairie Artisan Ales
92 out of 100 based on 701 ratings.