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Prairie Funky Galaxy - Prairie Artisan Ales

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very good

447 Ratings
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Ratings: 447
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 23
Gots: 51 | FT: 6
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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Photo of PPOmaha
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aroma: Tangerines, pineapple, and mango with sweet roast malt in the back.

Appearance: black with dark brown highlights. Dark tan head that lingers.

Taste: Not as citrus and tropical fruit forward as it smells. More piney and dank hop flavor. Roast malt contributes interesting tannic finish. Fruity esters are apparent probably yeast derived.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation. Very slightly astringent in the finish.

Overall: really interesting beer. Black IPA is nice with galaxy. I am not sure if I like it with the yeast esters but I am glad I tasted it.

PPOmaha, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of EGreen
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

EGreen, Feb 10, 2014
Photo of CRJMellor
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

CRJMellor, Feb 09, 2014
Photo of Mbpike
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Mbpike, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of RinZo
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

RinZo, Feb 04, 2014
Photo of Texan956
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Texan956, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Janeinma, Feb 02, 2014
Photo of pixieskid
4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

pixieskid, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of benclimbs
3.76/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black, looks good

Smell is super nice, funktastic with some hops - some of my friends smelled urine, but...that's just what we call "strange funk"

Taste is nice but not incredible, sour, malts and plenty of hops.

Overall pretty good and fun/interesting brew from an awesome brewery - tons of hops and sour funk, nice one!

benclimbs, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of threedaggers
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

threedaggers, Jan 29, 2014
Photo of heerboth
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

heerboth, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of vmdominguez
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

vmdominguez, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of jlee185
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

jlee185, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of Bilco
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Bilco, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of kaufmaal
3.44/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass. The 1-inch, tan head didn't go anywhere. It just sat there, daring me to drink it. Very dark brown, not quite black. Sour smelling, with lots of funky yeast and hops, some ammonia. This one's weird, with lots of flavors, aromas going on, some of which are, for me, unpleasant. The initial taste is sour, fermented grain, lots of hops; then smoke, more hops, then ammonia, sweet sour fruit. It's a beautiful looking bear, with the head down to 1/2 an inch, and the alcohol is perfectly masked. The beer tasted like a very good dark IPA, clean, some nice lacing I'm very glad I tried this, though not sure I'd search it out again.

kaufmaal, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of jwg782
4/5  rDev +6.1%

jwg782, Jan 24, 2014
Photo of tronester
4.05/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown in color, with a massive, expanding tan head. Aromas of whisky, and a bit of pear as well. Taste begins with some sweet caramel up front, then a bit of phenolics, followed by some citrus, and a piney bitter finish. Mouthfeel is very good. Overall a different, but excellent tasting beer.

tronester, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
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.

superspak, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of SpasmWaiter
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

SpasmWaiter, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of IAmAWalrus
2/5  rDev -46.9%

IAmAWalrus, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of ckeegan04
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

ckeegan04, Jan 14, 2014
Photo of budsandsuds8
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

budsandsuds8, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of jaywes754
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

jaywes754, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of Kramerbarthomer
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Kramerbarthomer, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of MartzMimic
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep black with a creamy head reminiscent of a root beer float. Smells unlike any other beer I've had. Smokey, hoppy, grainy, malty spice, with fruit and licorice thrown in. Sounds crazy, but the smell reminds me of an old pharmacy from my childhood. Coffee, citrus and hops are heavy, with a woody quality. Nice bitterness. Medium mouth. This wouldn't be my everyday beer, but it is excellently unique.

MartzMimic, Jan 12, 2014
Prairie Funky Galaxy from Prairie Artisan Ales
85 out of 100 based on 447 ratings.