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Prairie Funky Galaxy - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
85
very good

444 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 444
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 23
Gots: 52 | 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 Florida9
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%

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.

Florida9, May 26, 2013
Photo of chocosushi
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

chocosushi, May 25, 2013
Photo of TMoney2591
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%

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).

TMoney2591, May 24, 2013
Photo of StaveHooks
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%

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.

StaveHooks, May 22, 2013
Photo of popery
4.21/5  rDev +11.7%

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.

popery, May 21, 2013
Photo of od_sf
4/5  rDev +6.1%

od_sf, May 21, 2013
Photo of TheConnMan
4/5  rDev +6.1%

TheConnMan, May 19, 2013
Photo of jtladner
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

jtladner, May 18, 2013
Photo of emilylee
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

emilylee, May 15, 2013
Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Texasfan549, May 14, 2013
Photo of russpowell
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%

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...

russpowell, May 14, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

kjkinsey, May 13, 2013
Photo of miadw3
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

miadw3, May 08, 2013
Photo of jmbranum
2.86/5  rDev -24.1%

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.

jmbranum, May 05, 2013
Photo of sirsteve42
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

sirsteve42, May 05, 2013
Photo of wethorseblanket
4.23/5  rDev +12.2%

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.

wethorseblanket, May 01, 2013
Photo of jmarsh123
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

jmarsh123, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of gueuzegossage
4/5  rDev +6.1%

gueuzegossage, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of TheBeerAlmanac
4/5  rDev +6.1%

TheBeerAlmanac, Apr 29, 2013
Photo of lordofthewiens
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.

lordofthewiens, Apr 23, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.68/5  rDev -2.4%

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.

Alieniloquium, Apr 22, 2013
Photo of CATVDK
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

CATVDK, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of drgonzo2k2
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

drgonzo2k2, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of largadeer
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

largadeer, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of ElGallo
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

ElGallo, Apr 07, 2013
Prairie Funky Galaxy from Prairie Artisan Ales
85 out of 100 based on 444 ratings.