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Prairie 'Merica - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

589 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 589
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10.24%
Wants: 95
Gots: 60 | FT: 9
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)
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4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked and caged bottle with an interesting label to say the least. There's too much going on. In the middle are the founding brothers with red, white, and blue beards. The tip of their beards spell out the word "Merica." Flanking the brothers is a bunch of random stuff like a muscular cat shooting lasers from its eyes, food, American Gladiators, a catfish, a grill, a hamburger with eyes, meatloaf, people wrestling, and the head shot of 2 dogs. Absent from the label and the bottle is a brewed year or a best before date.

This Oklahoma beer was poured into my New York Ommegang Tulip. From behind the weird American collage came a Saison that was extremely hazy and a cross between a lemon yellow and straw yellow. It was so hazy that you MIGHT see the faint shadow of your fingers on the other side of glass. On top was a big ass fluffy white cloud. This cloud stared to come out of the bottle when the cork was popped. This fluffy white cloud was at least 2 inches tall. It had excellent retention that left behind a skim of white foam and about 2 tons of sticky white streaks of lace around glass. As you can tell already, this Saison was eye candy.

This beer smells like an animal farm. You might think that's a bad thing. It was an interesting aroma coming off a beer. It's very musty and somewhat funky. Up front was the scent of white grapes, barnyard funk, and straw. Behind the straw was those Nelson Sauvin hops that the label stated were put into this beer. Swirling this beer around will awaken the citrus and tropical fruits. My nose found grapefruit, mango, lemon, pineapple, and a pinch of orange.

The taste was as interesting as the cool label. The taste was lightly dry and slightly funky. This isn't your Father's Saison. Kicking off the taste were those Nelson Sauvin hops. Right behind the hops was this beer's farmyard funk, straw, and a hint of white grapes. There was more of a citrus and tropical fruit presence in the aroma then there was in the taste. My tastebuds were only able to pick out a little lemon, mango, and orange. Very dry, slightly funky, and very good.

This was a medium bodied funky Saison that had plenty of carbonation and a dry slightly funky aftertaste. There weren't many flavors in the aftertaste. I picked up some hops, white grape, barnyard, straw, lemon, and mango. This dry aftertaste will linger, but it won't take much to wash it away.

I couldn't help myself but to celebrate the birth of America (depending on what history book you read) with opening a bottle of Merica. This is clearly an American take on a Belgian style. Big thanks to BlueOkie for this winner!

AltBock, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of cfh64
4/5  rDev -2.4%

cfh64, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of Ajlvt
4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Ajlvt, Jul 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Danielr26, Jul 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Sparky44, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of hoptualBrew
3.08/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Bomber split two ways. Received in a trade, thanks to Newkidroundhere.

Bright hay yellow, cloudy, sediment, with big bottle conditioned looking off white head. Head stays around for a while. Looks like an unfiltered Saison to me!

Not really a fan of the aroma. I know this is a single malt, single hop beer, but the Nelson Sauvin hops give off a really musty white wine, overtly floral pungent character that I don't like. Funky Belgian yeast mix with white wine, a bit too much in the form of one dimensional heavy-hitter components.

Taste follows the aroma, but also presents a mustard seed character. I could swear there is resemblence in this beer to a cheaply made McDonalds cheeseburger. Mustard seed meeting the yeasty funk of Belgian Saison and floral white wine hop character, does not sit well with me.

Body and carbonation are appropriate for Saison. Finishes slightly drying, medium-light body, and carbonation on the high side.

Overall, not a fan of this combination.. just not to my liking personally.

hoptualBrew, Jun 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

adam42381, Jun 21, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

greg4579, Jun 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

DavidRose, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of BradleyR
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

BradleyR, Jun 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

dvmky, Jun 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

jdobe13, Jun 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

deuce9259, Jun 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

ortie, Jun 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

HopsMatt, Jun 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Nrcost2, Jun 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Hopbully, Jun 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

TheBeerAlmanac, Jun 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Benimaru, Jun 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

claspada, Jun 06, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

bca115, Jun 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

InfernoBoss, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of Rutager
4.48/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to willandperry for all of this Prairie awesomeness.

Appearance. Pours a light straw gold with 3 fingers of white head with moderate retention.

Smell. Floral papaya, mango, peaches and pineapple, nice light dry and dusty funk, and a little citrus flesh. This is the shit right here.

Taste. Papaya, pineapple, dry funky brett, a little light sweet malt, and some lime and orange zest. Nice.

Mouthfeel. Below medium body, approaching light. Fairly strong, but reasonably soft carbonation.

Overall. These Prairie guys know how to make a kick ass beer. Hope they're getting the props they deserve in the beer world. Thanks again willandperry!

Rutager, Jun 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

seeswo, Jun 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Listers, May 31, 2013
Prairie 'Merica from Prairie Artisan Ales
91 out of 100 based on 589 ratings.