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Prairie Funky Galaxy - Prairie Artisan Ales

Prairie Funky GalaxyPrairie Funky Galaxy

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BA SCORE
86
very good

373 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 373
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.11%


Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bump8628 on 03-19-2013)
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4.83/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

(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.

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2013 21:51:25 | More by rhoadsrage
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

4.81/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Bought in San Antonio. Brought home in my luggage. No bottle on date. Poured into a chalice.

A super unique brew in my book. One of a kind! Just the aroma is almost enough for me. Almost a black IPA but with the funk. 5.0

A – Pours a black/reddish tinged opaque with a two-finger mousey tan head. Almost classic Belgian lacing. 5.0

S – Slightly sweet, spice, funk, some pear, yeast (fruity, spicy). 5.0

T – Funk & spice. Some bitterness in the finish. 4.75

MF – A bit velvety/creamy, medium bodied, dry lasting finish, a bit acred (-), some fizz. 4.25

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2014 13:45:14 | More by Sludgeman
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mdcflacal

California

4.45/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not really easy to categorize this one. It is basically a funky congregation of stuff going on.
It looks nice and dark with a large foamy tan/brown head and all kinds of different bubble sizes.
It smells a little citrusy, a little roasty, a little funky and a little sweetness.
Some roast and happiness in the taste upfront and the funk blends in well. Slowly the hop flavor and bitterness subside and the funky sharpness can standout before finishing with a bit if the bitterness again.
Good, lively mouthfeel.
Again, just a very interesting beer that doesn't go too far in one direction, but also doesn't become muddled. I call it a winner.

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2013 03:27:26 | More by mdcflacal
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smakawhat

Maryland

4.43/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. No bottling or dating from what I can see.

Oh a dark saison huh? She is truly DARK.. Big black walnut dark with a real mocha and even more unexpected dark head. Creamy cocoa brown, and whipped up milk chocolate top, this looks like more of an imperial stout than anything and a real aggressive one at that. Very nice.

Real nice nose. Dark fruits and some mild farmhouse yeast soft funk. Compliments some nice soft roasting qualities and a nice hop matching tropical juice feel. Sort of almost American Black IPA sensing but with brett qualities. No clashing here, really balanced too, very enjoyable.

Real neat palate. Very light bodied for such big abv in saison territory, but there's a great creamy roast quality to this. Crisp carbonation that cuts through the cream on top of it, with roasting malts and coffee. Dry brett finish, but not stinging too hard but some nice tonic water minerality flavor.

Crisp and Dry. Funk and Roast. Sweet and Cream. Wonderful balance and a unique beer. Easily my favorite black saison I have had to date.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2014 23:39:02 | More by smakawhat
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stephens101

Oklahoma

4.41/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Talk about ramping it up. This crew isn't fucking playing around with the releases.

After I get past that pesky cork cage I get a welcomed sight of dense tan head that sits quietly atop a murky, dark brown brew.

Floral hops are the first aroma noticed. They are followed by a wet straw mustiness, some plum and grapes, a bit of spent grain, and some damp earthiness. Interesting, unique and bold come to mind.

Flow the dark and soured fruitiness my friends. This one is spot on. Some grain, grape juice, and a nice bitter finish leave me reaching quickly for another swig.

Perfectly dry and light to medium in body, the sucker goes down fairly smooth with a slight alcohol edge to it.

I realize how easy it is to overrate local brews and get caught up in hype. I'm also not prone to jump on bandwagons, so I've held out my final verdict on the Prairie Ales, but this one has completely won me over. A unique take on a beloved style done with apparent tremendous care to detail.

Prost!

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2013 00:06:22 | More by stephens101
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busternuggz

California

4.41/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into a tulip. No freshness/bottle date. Billed as a galaxy hopped black farmhouse ale.

Mostly opaque black with brown tinges. Thick, luscious, foamy 2" head. Coffee colored with a whipped egg white consistency. Great retention. Frickin beautiful.

Smells like a citrus farm. Grapefruit and orange, hay, earthiness, a little barnyard funk. A little medicinal note. Smells juicy and nice.

The taste leads with grapefruit zest, dried hay, bitter orange juice, moist earth, just a little touch of chocolate. Moderately bitter, dry, a little funk. Long finish of grapefruit zest and hay, with a little roasted/charred taste. Doesn't taste like 8% for sure.

Light bodied and smooth, leaves kind of an oily residue. It's not unpleasant though. I wouldn't mind if it had a bit more carbonation.

This beer is unique and tasty, complex but drinkable and refreshing. Has some classic funky saison flavor with nice American hop presence. Delicious.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2013 00:53:11 | More by busternuggz
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BlankFrank

Oklahoma

4.39/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I was excited to try this beer. It sounded unique, and it's brewed in the state I live. Plus, not that it makes much difference, the label's pretty cool!

Pours an opaque brown. It sort of looks like coffee with a splash of milk added; certainly a unique look. Decent head, light tan in color.

The smell is great! Fresh citrusy hops, accompanied by that signature funk present in farmhouse ales. I seriously can't keep my nose out of the glass! There's a little dark fruit (think figs and such), cocoa, and some cardamon spice.

That first sip: Wow, a lot going on in there! Piney hops, and twangy ripe fruit are the two tastes most noticeable. There's also grapefruit, chocolate, roasted grain, dates, clove, a little coffee. There's quite a bit, and I love it when a beer can offer this many varied tastes.

It sits fairly heavy on your tongue, not quite the thickness of milk, but not too far from it. Has a medium length finish, but ends fairly dry.

This is really a great beer, and I'm sure I'll be enjoying it in the future. I'm surprised and glad for the caliber of some of Oklahoma's more recent beers, and I can't wait to see more follow.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2013 08:19:16 | More by BlankFrank
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

4.39/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

well, glad i opened this carefully! some gushing and tons of head poured into the glass, revealing about 2" of black colored beer. funky citrusy/farmhouse/floral aromas hit you as soon as the cork pops off. TONS of bretty funk on the nose with a very subtle amount of sweet chocolate smell. the flavor up front is a dark roasty flavor infected with brett brux. a VERY funky and strange tasting beer.. you get a nice amount of roasty bitterness, you definitely get a hint of the galaxy hops, but the brett takes the cake.
medium in body, high carbonation, and nice and sticky on the lips.

this is a very strange beer, definitely can't see a lot of people loving it on first try if they've never had a wild ale before. this is definitely full of funk (no sourness), it's like drinking shit covered hay from a horse barn!

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2013 01:44:29 | More by facundoCNB
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

incredibly underrated, this is a brilliant beer. if the poor marks come from style guidelines, I can sympathize a little. if I close my eyes and drink this, it is not apparent that its the deep cocoa brown color that it is, and it might as well be a black ipa instead of a saison type, because the characteristic saison yeast is almost invisible. that said, the determining factor for me is taste, and the flavor of this beer is absolutely incredibly delicious. the galaxy hops are the perfect compliment to the lightly toast and fluffy textured malts the make up the base of this beer, and their fresh squeezed juicy citrus properties combine with the bittersweet chocolate notes to deliver almost a chocolate covered orange complexion, before the more acidic lemon properties of the galaxy hops take over. the yeast is a let down if you want a saison, but its in perfect balance if you like the flavors here, which I certainly do. its just a little funky, mostly in the nose, bland compared to some other prairie brews, but adding just enough to this one. long hoppy finish with a lot more fruit than bitterness. galaxy hops have become a recent favorite for me, and this beer is a perfect example of why. just fantastic beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 16:57:56 | More by StonedTrippin
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.3/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A galaxy-hopped black farmhouse ale. Poured from a corked and caged bottle into a Bell's tulip. Sure didn't have to struggle to get THIS cork out. The moment the cage was loosened, the cork practically leaped from the bottle. It was as if the contents simply couldn't wait to be enjoyed and forced the obstacle out of the bottle. The pour was very dark, clear mahogany with a massive off-white head that slowly dissipates down to a rocky, lacy foam. The nose has an herbal and musty character, like a good Saison should. There are hints of sage, lemon, and tea.

The beer has a light-medium body and a nice earthy flavor. The high carbonation opens the palate, excites the tastebuds, and intensifies the herbal flavors up front. There is just a hint of roastiness and it blends in naturally with the herbal character of the beer, giving an affect not unlike white pepper. If I was blindfolded, I doubt I could tell this is a black Saison. That nice peppery character at mid-palate becomes lemony and dry on the finish as the hops peek in and make sure they're accounted for. Very drinkable for 8.0% ABV, but does not sacrifice complexity at all.

Overall, an exceptional farmhouse ale brewed along traditional standards. The folks at Prairie damn sure know what they're doing when it comes to this style. I am very grateful they are distributed to my area and sometimes I kick myself for not exploring their offerings sooner. Every single beer of theirs I have tried thus far has been of exceptional quality and an absolute joy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 17:07:22 | More by deadonhisfeet
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep, thick wooden dark brown, large coffee colored head.

Smells very tart, dusting of cocoa, dark citrus, some other vinous fruit...lots going on, very complex, smells great.

Starts with a lightly tart wine character, decent amount of bitter citrus too, fades into milk chocolate and sweet grape, pretty dry and spicy. Again, very complex, very good.

Good thick mouthfeel, creamy and well carbonated.

Great beer! Very complex. I'd swear this was aged in wine barrels.

8.6/10

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 01:20:55 | More by AlexFields
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle at churchkey in DC into tulip. Deep black with a finger of tan head and lacing. Huuuge brett aromas on this with a bit of hop aroma. Taste is just super bretty...funky with a big bitter dose of fruity hop and roasted black malt. Its all so intense that the flavors work really well together. Its very funky very hoppy and pretty roasty.
Nice a dry and a bit bitter finish. Really awesome as always...deff get one if you like over the top brett.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 23:07:07 | More by DrinkSlurm
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wethorseblanket

California

4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Corked and caged 750ml. Props to the tight cage wind.

A: Pours a light brownish with a solid 2-finger tan head which lasts and lasts leaving spotty lace.

N: Floral and herbal, citrus and passionfruit along with Saison yeast and spice.

T: Citrus/tropical, herbal, yeasty, some damp wood and earthiness. Mild funk.

M: Medium body and carbonation. Rustic, spicey and yeasty finish.

O: Very unique dark, hoppy Saison. The 8% kicks. Would definitely want another.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2013 22:32:01 | More by wethorseblanket
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Rutager

British Columbia (Canada)

4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks willandperry!!

Appearance. Pours a deep cola brown with almost 3 fingers of khaki head that love me long time.

Smell. Funky saison yeast, citrus fruits, some dark malts and dank old wood.

Taste. Funky, peppery saison yeast, old wood, dark malts with a touch of cocoa, and some citrus zest and melon. Interesting and tasty.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium+ carbonation.

Overall. Man, these guys make some kick-ass beers. So happy to have almost the complete collection to sample. Thanks again for hooking me up Will!!

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2013 02:30:22 | More by Rutager
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bump8628

Oklahoma

4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Black with a creamy beige head that drops some patchy lace. The nose is a huge hit of perfumey flower pollen. The big floral notes continue on the palate but there's more going on - burnt toast, herbal bitterness, black pepper, pine, and a vein of funkiness like dirty leather. Once again Prairie nails the crisp dryness requisite for farmhouse style beers. A lot going on here, really complex. It's pretty hop-driven by the unique Galaxy hops but subtleties keep popping out as I make my way through the bottle. Another well-executed and interesting beer from PAA.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2013 02:10:29 | More by bump8628
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popery

California

4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark brown with a little plum color to it. Appears to be quite cloudy. Nice big head, beige. Puffs up quite a bit on the initial pour and lasts for a good amount of time. Some nice lacing. Aroma is dominated by hop flavors. I haven't had a lot of galaxy-hopped beers, but this does jibe with what I remember. Mix of big citrus, tropical and berry hop notes. Tangerines, pineapples, blackberries, mangoes, grapefruits. Some light roastiness. Just a little chocolate background maltiness. Some nice funky, earthy flavors add a level of complexity. The taste is full of those fruity hops with some dark malt character and saison and brett funk. It starts with sweet, tart blackberries and pineapples before heading into drier, funkier flavors of cocoa, grapefruit and earth. Citrus pith, wood and funk in the finish. Fairly dry and comfortably bitter. Mouthfeel is pretty light. Normal carbonation. The malt adds some body, and there's a little hop slickness. Good stuff. After seeing some review scores and whatnot, I was expecting to be a bit disappointed, but this is quite good, and I'd put it on the same level as the rest of the Prairie lineup.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 04:52:36 | More by popery
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pixieskid

Germany

4.21/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Figured I should give this one a review because I thought it was awesome (many ratings before me would indicate otherwise).

What I really enjoyed about this beer was that it actually contained what it said on the label. When combining flavors and "styles" often times, distinct elements from each style are not prevalent. This was not the case.

I read the label and expected a hybrid of a black IPA and a saison. That's exactly what it was. Full bodied and creamy, dark as a stout with a nice fluffy head, very saison like.

Aroma was that of fruity and peppery esters, floral hops, and chocolate malts.
Taste; a wonderful melding of the flavors I expected, hiding the alcohol quite well. I had no idea it was 8% abv til I came here to rate it (usually I look for/notice these things on the label, perhaps OK doesn't require it).

Bottom line, if you like saisons and/or hoppy dark ales and think the two combined would be interesting, then you will love this beer. Having had a few beers with the same concept (Mikkeller/Stillwater colab and GreenFlash/St. Feuillen colab) I can say that the Praire Ales rendition is by far the best.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 08:40:57 | More by pixieskid
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MarioM

California

4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500 ml Bottle poured into Boulevard Tulip

A: Darker than some porters or even some stouts that I've had in the past. This brew is dark with a brownish dark tan head with good carbonation and composed of medium to small creamy bubbles. Crazy dark saison, I can not wait!

S: As soon as I cracked this baby open I got a huge donkey punch aroma of hops. More aromatic and citrus filled aroma than a lot of well known and sought after IPAs... Once you get your nose all up in the glass you get a huge hit of citrus galaxy hops with an amazing Brett character with a huge farmhouse, barnyard funk... Oh my this is a great smelling and very interesting brew...

This is a very unique, border crossing, style defying beautiful beast that deserves so much more than the poor reviews others have given it.

T: Wow... Its hoppy with a funky Brett citrus backbone right off the back and follows with a barn yard funk from the Brett with a strong bitterness and some roast character from the darkness. This has no alcohol presence for its abv, which is common for this style.

M: Starts very funky Brett Saison like with a very IPA like character gong on in the middle and finishes bitter like an IPA but with some funk and a slight roast.

O: This has got to be one of the most unique twists on what is already such a wide style for Farmhouse Ales/Saisons. Roast, Brett, citrus hops and some how it all works in a very unexpected unique and controversial way. I love it!

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2013 04:22:53 | More by MarioM
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bluejacket74

Ohio

4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

16.9 ounce bottle. Served in a tulip, the beer pours dark brown/black with a couple inch frothy tan head that stayed around for a while. There's also a good amount of lacing. Interesting aroma, the brew smells like roasted malt, tropical fruit, brett, blackberries, and a bit of citrus. It's nice fruity and roasty aroma. The taste is interesting too, it tastes like roasted malt, peppery spice, bittersweet chocolate, citrus zest, tropical fruit, pine, berries and earthiness. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit oily and is well carbonated. This is a beer that I liked more and more the longer I drank it. I guess I'll have to try more black farmhouse ale/saisons! I'd like to get another bottle at some point, it's definitely worth a try. $9.99 a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

03-05-2014 00:48:29 | More by bluejacket74
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2013 22:11:00 | More by lordofthewiens
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A- Deep brown with amber accents. Huge light tan head of 3-4 fingers that persists despite the gentlest of pours. Staying power for days! First black saison and ready to roll.

S- Passion fruit, moderate citrus, lots of funk, wet musk of a damp cellar. Fresh cut grass and lemon as well. Its an interesting mix, but I'm intrigued

T- Funky is no lie! Outstanding combo of the musky, powdery Brett yeasts with the toasted yet peppery malt character. The spry, fruit character of the galaxy hops come together nicely with some intense bitterness. A level of tart has somehow woven its way into the mix. A leather-like aftertaste.

M- Creamy and heavier than most farmhouse tend to be, but the drinkability is unphased. Mid body, crisp, dry finish reminds you that you are still messing with a saison. Touch of alcohol warmth. Chalky and bitter.

O- Impressive. It may not be the most highly rated from this brewery, but one of my favs from them. So different from anything I've tried. One of the best galaxy hop uses i have had. It certainly has some funk in the trunk...and i dig it! If you are a traditionalist that is scared to break free from the norms, don't bother with this one. It will scare you.

$10.99 750 ml bottle

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 20:33:06 | More by Bosoxfan20
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4.16/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Found a bottle of this beer in Boulder, Colorado. After getting over the sadness I felt at Prairie Artisan appearing in CO but not New Mexico, I grabbed a bottle to take home.

I poured the beer into a Samuel Smith's pint glass. The liquid poured out black as night, thin and viscous and produced an enormous head that quickly filled the entire bottle. The beer thus seemed almost over-carbonated. Still the head was beautiful, frothy, foamy, pillow-like and off-colored cream. I would have loved the appearance much more if the head wasn't overwhelming, so that explains the low rating in this category. There is considerable lacing all about the glass and this is a plus.

The smell is very appealing; first hitting my nose with citrusy tartness like a grapefruit, then giving off some hop resin. Considering the dark profile of the beer, this was not what I was expecting aroma-wise and adds some real intrigue.

The taste is immediately tart and citrusy, like biting into an orange, but it finishes dry and chocolatey. At the finish, a malty backbone does a good job of balancing out the tart and bitterness. Also, some booziness does pop up.

The beer is really light and refreshing and despite the dark appearance, could be my drink on a hot summer day. The tartness is tasteful and does not overshadow the dark mals and chocolatey notes, which emerge perfectly to give a balanced finish that is dry but not vicious.

For a first taste of Oklahoma beers, this is a great example. A unique beer that is distinguishable from the crowd and is pleasing and that can hit the spot when one is thirsty.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 03:56:44 | More by ONovoMexicano
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rudzud

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Shared with JLindros, reviewed from notes.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark nearly black hue with a massive three finger mocha head that leaves light lacing and a creamy blanket.

S - Aromas of saison and barnyard funk with nice horse blanket notes. Solid tropical galaxy hop aromas along with some light cocoa. Rather pleasant.

T - Taste is quite similar to the nose. Lots of funky, assertive horse blanket, chocolate, nice galaxy notes of tropical hops. Lots of pineapple, a slight mineral note along with some faint alcohol.

M - Mouthfeel is a bit too creamy for my liking of a saison. Could stand to be a bit more crisp.

O - Overall, this was a fun beer with alot going on with it. Tasty, but really would like a more traditional mouthfeel.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2013 19:53:18 | More by rudzud
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Got in a trade with cyde. 750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 2013. Pours fairly pitch black color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big grapefruit, pineapple, lemon zest, tangerine, peach, passion fruit, cocoa, roasted malt, hay, straw, clove, pepper, musty funk, grass, floral, herbal, light pine, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop, yeast, and roasted malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, passion fruit, peach, cocoa, roasted malt, light char, clove, pepper, straw, grass, herbal, floral, light funk, light pine, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of pepper/clove yeast spice and pine hop bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, passion fruit, peach, cocoa, roasted malt, light char, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, light pine, light funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance, robustness, and complexity of citrus/tropical hops, roasted malt, and funky/spicy yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a lightly slick, crisp, and moderately prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent black Saison! All around great balance and complexity of hop, roasted malt, and spicy/funky yeast ester flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 21:58:06 | More by superspak
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goochpunch

Texas

4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out black with an off-white head. Smells of roasted malts, citrus hops, fruity, bretty yeast. Roasted malts are mild in the flavor mix here. Yeast and galaxy hops take center stage. Malt is more chocolatey up front. Citrus and tropical fruits come full force from the hops. Bitterness pops up and lingers. Dry finish. Coffee in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium in body with moderate carbonation. Really nice beer from prairie, although this is not my favorite from them.

Serving type: bottle

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Prairie Funky Galaxy from Prairie Artisan Ales
86 out of 100 based on 373 ratings.