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Prairie 'Merica - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

558 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 558
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9.98%
Wants: 91
Gots: 61 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
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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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IMSPEAKNOENGLISH

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

05-24-2013 03:50:45 | More by IMSPEAKNOENGLISH
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frogfan

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

05-23-2013 19:02:33 | More by frogfan
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-23-2013 05:30:00 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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Duff27

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-23-2013 02:57:43 | More by Duff27
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egrace84

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-23-2013 02:13:32 | More by egrace84
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AlexCrane

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -14.8%

05-21-2013 21:46:09 | More by AlexCrane
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Envelopes

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-21-2013 05:41:55 | More by Envelopes
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-21-2013 03:08:16 | More by thewimperoo
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kawilliams81

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750 ml cork n cage bottle into a FFF teku.

A- pours a hazy golden with a 3" frothy white head. Small bubbles scream from the bottom of the glass to the surface. Large bubbles breakdown deflating the head over a minute or so. Minimal lacing.

S- pale malts, straw, lemon, papaya, some funk, and more citrus.

T- pale malts, lemon zest, sour lemon, peppercorn, some light white grape flavors, light bitterness at the finish.

M- light body and hih carbonation. Carbonation isn't a huge factor at the finish, but does finish dry.

O- very nice saison that has lemon and citrus notes and slight sourness.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 01:55:15 | More by kawilliams81
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-18-2013 13:54:15 | More by jtladner
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beernads

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

05-18-2013 07:07:11 | More by beernads
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campfirebrew

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

05-17-2013 00:19:48 | More by campfirebrew
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wethorseblanket

California

4.21/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another tightly twisted cage over a corked 750ml bottle.

A: Pours a hazy pale yellow with a fluffy white head which leave spotty lace.

N: Freshly pressed white grapes, barnyard, yeast and spices with lemon.

T: Lemony and yeasty with a bright vinous and brett note. Very layered and should be enjoyed slowly. Goes will with spicy Thai food.

M: Semi-medium body and moderate carbonation. Lemony and funky yeasty finish.

O: Yet another nice farmhouse which I would have again.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2013 01:33:38 | More by wethorseblanket
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bennetj17

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-13-2013 19:23:03 | More by bennetj17
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drewone

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-11-2013 02:59:28 | More by drewone
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

3.74/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle into a snifter

A: Pours a very light moderately hazy golden color with two fingers of foam which quickly recedes and leaves no lacing.

S: Lots of juicy Nelson Sauvin hops up front, funky with some berries and white wine. Behind that I get a musty, earthy Saison aroma with a bit of stone fruit to balance. Fruit comes through as kumquat and pineapple.

T: Very dry with a strong musty, barnyardy Brett presence. I still get some fruitiness that I got in the aroma, but not nearly as much. I get a nice earthy flavor as well.

M: Light thickness with moderate carbonation for the style.

O: The aroma on this is very nice. Funky, juicy, earthy - just what I like in a Saison. However, the Brett and dryness dominates the flavor a bit too much. I'd like more clove, citrus, sweetness, just more Saison flavors in general. This certainly isn't a bad beer, but I was expecting more after having a few of their other offerings.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 00:04:56 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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miadw3

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-08-2013 05:42:56 | More by miadw3
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kmoen

California

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

05-07-2013 05:09:15 | More by kmoen
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BAsbill

California

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-07-2013 05:08:53 | More by BAsbill
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Pinche_Oso

California

4/5  rDev -2.7%

05-06-2013 01:24:13 | More by Pinche_Oso
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nataku00

California

4.39/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a clear pale straw yellow with three plus fingers of fluffy white head. A little bit of carbonation, tiny bubbles streaming up from the bottom of the glass.

Nose is very funky, earthy barnyard and wet horse hair, combined with some green grape and apple and biscuit malt sweetness. Some of the funkiest brett I've smelled ever.

Taste follows the nose, big brett flavor, funky horseblanket and wet hay, green grass, green grape, and apple flavors. Finishes very dry, with lingering funk and herbal hops.

Light body with just a touch of carbonation, enough to tickle the tongue. Very interesting beer, with the brett really taking over the aroma and flavor. If you don't like bretty, you would probably hate this.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 03:50:59 | More by nataku00
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sirsteve42

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-05-2013 02:54:06 | More by sirsteve42
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a D'chouffe tulip. The pour is crystal clear, deep gold in color, and sports a huge rocky head that unfortunately dies quickly to a thin layer of foam. On the nose I get lemongrass, sour apples, cider vinegar, and a hint of barnyard funkiness.

Light to medium body with a nice firm feel and a bright, spicy, complex flavor. There are grainy, cracker-like notes up front with a fair amount of grapefruit and lemon flavors, very much like a pilsener. At mid-palate, flowery, spicy hop flavors come in and balance things out nicely. The beer develops to a stony, champagne-like dryness in the back of the mouth and finishes dry and musty with a hint of vinegar-like acidity and a sharp brett-like tanginess that lingers impressively in the mouth. Very easy-drinking and refreshing, but still quite complex and calls for some thoughtful sipping. My only real quibble is over the rather poor head retention.

I'm still exploring this style and don't have a lot of experience with it, but this is one of the best I've had so far. The combination of pilsener-like flavors up front and musty dryness in back is tough to beat. I like the very faint funkiness and appreciate that it contributes to, rather than dominates, the flavor. Definitely a beer worthy of repeated visits.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 19:40:42 | More by deadonhisfeet
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HumanParaquat

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

05-04-2013 02:31:39 | More by HumanParaquat
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drummermattie02

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

05-02-2013 01:58:14 | More by drummermattie02
Prairie 'Merica from Prairie Artisan Ales
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