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Prairie Funky Galaxy - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
85
very good

424 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 424
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13%
Wants: 24
Gots: 49 | 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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ehammond1


3.74/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle (2013)

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-29-2013 15:04:42 | More by ehammond1
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-29-2013 01:41:05 | More by ThePorterSorter
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OgreSanchez

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-28-2013 17:41:10 | More by OgreSanchez
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Gagnonsux

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

07-28-2013 16:23:32 | More by Gagnonsux
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BKotch

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-28-2013 05:33:46 | More by BKotch
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-27-2013 23:04:39 | More by TXhomebrewer
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bbadger

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-27-2013 02:10:37 | More by bbadger
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callmeishmALE

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

07-25-2013 21:01:37 | More by callmeishmALE
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BradleyR

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

07-24-2013 19:14:24 | More by BradleyR
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duff247

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-24-2013 02:45:42 | More by duff247
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JamLand

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-24-2013 01:21:21 | More by JamLand
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Danobold

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

07-24-2013 01:03:15 | More by Danobold
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jmharney

Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

07-23-2013 00:05:17 | More by jmharney
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TxUltraRunner

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-22-2013 14:48:02 | More by TxUltraRunner
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jhamp9

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-22-2013 02:00:32 | More by jhamp9
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gregmoscetti

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-21-2013 07:00:27 | More by gregmoscetti
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.3/5  rDev +14.1%
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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gtermi

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

07-18-2013 02:07:43 | More by gtermi
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LSMroz

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -60.2%

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Verecund

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-16-2013 22:58:31 | More by Verecund
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Holland

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-15-2013 01:42:12 | More by Holland
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EastBay_Nick

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

07-14-2013 17:30:02 | More by EastBay_Nick
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anticipation23

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-14-2013 06:17:13 | More by anticipation23
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MMBrew

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

07-14-2013 03:17:02 | More by MMBrew
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monitorpop

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

07-13-2013 13:02:35 | More by monitorpop
Prairie Funky Galaxy from Prairie Artisan Ales
85 out of 100 based on 424 ratings.