Prairie Funky Galaxy - Prairie Artisan Ales
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Reviews by KevT:
4.05/5 rDev +7.4%
Purchased at K&L in Redwood City; $13 for a 750 ml bottle.
There is something spectacular about beer packaged in sparkling wine bottles. From twisting the wire to release the cage to slowly releasing the cork to that satisfying *pop*; I just hope the beer in the package is worth the extra ceremony involved with getting it out. Although I have to say the label is a bit perplexing. Two blue hands pointing at a hot dog and some constellations with early '80s NBA (short shorts) guys...very strange....whatever...on to the beer.
As I pour the beer into a tulip glass, the color reminds me of a cola. The cola similarities do not stop at the color as the carbonation quickly forms a tan-ish head that threatens to overflow the glass but quickly recedes.
Imagine you are making dark chocolate (not that sissy milk chocolate crap) smores over a campfire made with damp hay; that is about what this beer smells like. Nice roasty malts mixed with a hint of funk.
Nice chocolate and roasted malts flood the palate, very mild bitterness, quickly followed by a clean, effervescent finish. Very little, if any, clove and phenolics; which in my opinion is a good thing!
This is a beer that you want to spend some time with; resist the urge to share your 750ml bottle, you will want this one all to yourself.
This is the second beer I have tried from Prairie Artisan Ales and I am eager to try a third!
06-24-2013 01:44:47 | More by KevT
More User Reviews:
4.18/5 rDev +10.9%
On tap at When Pigs Fly. Every time I go there lately, ther's been a new Prairie beer. I really appreciate that.
In a snifter the beer was a very dark brown color with a light tan head. There was a bit of lace.
Sweet fruit aroma, piney/earthy hops.
Plums and grapes in the taste. Some cereal. Hops arrive late.
Tart/slightly sour mouthfeel. Very nice.
04-23-2013 22:11:00 | More by lordofthewiens
4.03/5 rDev +6.9%
16.9 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a huge creamy tan head that retains well and laces the glass.
The aroma is wheat malts with some roast and a slight tart note with some fruit and some funk.
The flavor is roasted wheat malts, chocolate and some funky yeast with piney hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, a nice dark and hoppy saison. Good balance of wheat, roast, hops and funk.
10-17-2013 05:17:25 | More by Beaver13
3.74/5 rDev -0.8%
Acquired via trade
Thanks, wagenvolks and xpimptastikx!
A prominent, loud pop upon removing the cork. Not a gusher.
Dark brown throughout with some visible sediment. The color is bordering on black. Plenty of visible carbonation. Quickly forming, tightly-bubbled head. Somewhat persistent.
Not a particularly expressive aroma, but what's here is nice and appropriate given the style. Earth, some char, dark malts, and a hint of a black licorice character combine nicely. More and more of a straw-like and earthy funk emerge as the beer warms.
The flavor follow a similar journey as the aroma, as more and more of the earth/dry, wet hay/funk flavors comes out as the beer warms. Against that is an interesting combination of black, toasted malts, cereal, a touch of char, and some licorice. Very drinkable.
Medium to near full in body for the style. High carbonation.
Tasty, though nothing unexpected or particularly interesting about it. A tasty black saison though, without a doubt.
07-29-2013 15:04:42 | More by ehammond1
4.83/5 rDev +28.1%
(Served in a teku)
A- This beer pours a get black body with a deep tan head that is supported by lots of microbubble strands. The beer is a slow motion gusher and the yeasty trub streaks up the sides of the glass.
S- The full galaxy hop aroma comes through during the pour and is followed by a mellow but bright pungent hop aroma that reminds me of opening a fresh bag of hop pellets.
T- The green bright hops flavor is woody with some full brett flavor of white cheese rind and some great earthy saison yeast ester flavors to follow. There is a tart hint in the finish that grows a bit as it opens.
M- The light mouthfeel has a full crisp fizz with no alcohol heat.
O- The full woody bright green hops are pungent and delicious with a big brett character that can stand up to them. The taste really blends as the two characters grows together. Very sessionable.
11-25-2013 21:51:25 | More by rhoadsrage
Prairie Funky Galaxy from Prairie Artisan Ales
85 out of 100 based on 436 ratings.