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Prairie Funky Galaxy - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Prairie Funky GalaxyPrairie Funky Galaxy

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BA SCORE
85
very good

421 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 421
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.73%
Wants: 25
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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Duce68

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

05-28-2013 15:17:52 | More by Duce68
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BrewLip6

Illinois

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-28-2013 01:37:00 | More by BrewLip6
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Florida9

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: appear black in the glass, but held up to the light it shows to be a fairly translucent brownish gray. Forms a moderate sized sort of gray, sort of tan colored head head. Minimal lacing.

S: aroma is dominated by Galaxy. Orange and citrus, but then the roasted malt flavor muddles things up. Gives it a dirty quality.

T: taste is similar. Again there is Galaxy, with the citrus and orange, but then there is the black, roasted malt quality. Slightly acidic. Slight coffee quality. And again, the "black" portion of the beer just seems to muddle this beer up, throwing off the pleasant juiciness of the Galaxy and the lightness of the farmhouse.

M: on the lighter side of medium in body. Good carbonation. Mild, roasts malt bitterness.

O: this isn't a Bad beer, but its on odd combination that I'm not entirely sure that works.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 01:45:14 | More by Florida9
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chocosushi

Oklahoma

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

05-25-2013 05:37:16 | More by chocosushi
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

So that's where the Parliament/Funkadelic spaceship came from... Anyway, this stuff pours a brackish sienna topped by more than enough khaki foam. The nose comprises watered-down candi sugar, light greens, a hint of mild funk, and a faint undercurrent of very light cocoa. The taste holds notes of light chocolate powder, candi sugar, clove, mild mixed greens, some mild funk (mostly in the finish), and a hint of grapefruit rind. Everything is sorta muddled, but somehow in a good way. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, an odd but pleasant beer, one that must be tasted to be understood (to whatever limited degree you can).

Serving type: bottle

05-24-2013 03:32:35 | More by TMoney2591
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StaveHooks

Oklahoma

3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

750 bottle served in a Duvel tulip

A - Pours black with 3 fingers of sparkling tan foam. Great retention with average lacing.

S - Big brett aroma, funky wood, earthy charred mushrooms, roasted grains, citrus rind, earthy floral, spicy, dried fruit, scalded milk,

T - Hoppy citrus notes upfront, musty roasted grains, some plastic flavors, spicy yeast, some notions of dairy mixed, bitterness transitions from citrus, to nutty, then to a coffee/peppery bitterness, notes of old furniture lacquer, acidity comes out after mid palate and grows turning to a dry and spicy finish.

M - Fuller body with a good amount of carbonation,

While I'm not very keen on dark Saisons, or dark/roasted malts combined with wild yeasts, this is the best I've had to date from both categories. The galaxy hops brighten and really pull this through and save it from being a weird combination of odd flavors. I liked it more this time than the first time. Worth picking up if it's in your area.

Serving type: bottle

05-22-2013 20:49:41 | More by StaveHooks
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popery

California

4.21/5  rDev +11.7%
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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od_sf

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-21-2013 02:08:44 | More by od_sf
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TheConnMan

Michigan

4/5  rDev +6.1%

05-19-2013 06:02:27 | More by TheConnMan
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jtladner

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-18-2013 13:54:37 | More by jtladner
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emilylee

California

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-15-2013 14:55:48 | More by emilylee
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-14-2013 06:58:20 | More by Texasfan549
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Opens with a resounding pop! Had a bit of a gush there after the pour

Pours scarlet/caramel with 3+ fingers of tan head. Murks up a bit, nice lacing, above average head retention

S: Over ripe orchard fruit , a bit of funk & fig, all kind of glom together as this warms

T: Over pears, figs, persimmons, cinnamon & a touch of dirty funk up front. Funkyness, apricot, pears, aspirin bitterness, some grapefruit & kiss of boozey pineapple as this warms. Finishes with much grapefruit, boozey apples with cinnamon & a bit of cayenne pepper

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation

Drinks alright, this kind of missed the mark for me, not a giant fan of dark saisons in general. Worth a try, maybe not the best choice a warm spring night. Didn't really pull together for me all the way...

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2013 05:35:18 | More by russpowell
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

05-13-2013 01:18:02 | More by kjkinsey
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miadw3

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

05-08-2013 05:43:10 | More by miadw3
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jmbranum

Oklahoma

2.86/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

I like funky beers, beers that taste unique and interesting, that go interesting places.

But this beer has too much funk and not enough awesomeness. To be frank, it tastes too much like a beginner's homebrew gone bad. Too many odd flavors and aromas that don't quite fit. Way too thin of a mouthfeel. The toastyness and ctirus aren't playing well together.

It does look nice in the glass - very generous head that leaves lots of Belgian lace on the glass, but this really isn't enough. It should taste good and this beer frankly does not. I really wanted to like it, since it is from Oklahoma and has such clever bottle art, but taste must reign supreme.

Serving type: bottle

05-05-2013 21:29:57 | More by jmbranum
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sirsteve42

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

05-05-2013 02:54:55 | More by sirsteve42
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wethorseblanket

California

4.23/5  rDev +12.2%
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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jmarsh123

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

04-29-2013 13:43:58 | More by jmarsh123
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gueuzegossage

California

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-29-2013 02:58:44 | More by gueuzegossage
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-29-2013 02:20:16 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.18/5  rDev +10.9%
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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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.68/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Murky brown body. Khaki head. Surface pocked by foam circles. Wispy surface.

Smell - Bretty, slightly acidic. Nothing really funky about it. Definitely some galaxy hop aroma to it. Very earthy. Some dark malts come through.

Taste - Much brettier. Very earthy. Less acidic. Nutty malts. Some hints of chocolate. Lends a creaminess to it.

Mouthfeel - Well carbonated. Medium bodied. That creaminess is nice.

Overall - Not seeing a ton of variation from these Prairie beers. They're all pretty tasty, without being outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 23:35:59 | More by Alieniloquium
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CATVDK

Maine

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

04-20-2013 16:31:17 | More by CATVDK
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drgonzo2k2

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

04-20-2013 13:26:01 | More by drgonzo2k2
Prairie Funky Galaxy from Prairie Artisan Ales
85 out of 100 based on 421 ratings.