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Prairie Funky Galaxy - Prairie Artisan Ales

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469 Ratings
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Ratings: 469
Reviews: 75
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 24
Gots: 54 | 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:
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(Beer added by: bump8628 on 03-19-2013)
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DaveHack, Jul 07, 2013
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imperialking, Jul 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

bsuedekum, Jun 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

egrace84, Jun 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

frogfan, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of KevT
4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Purchased at K&L in Redwood City; $13 for a 750 ml bottle.

There is something spectacular about beer packaged in sparkling wine bottles. From twisting the wire to release the cage to slowly releasing the cork to that satisfying *pop*; I just hope the beer in the package is worth the extra ceremony involved with getting it out. Although I have to say the label is a bit perplexing. Two blue hands pointing at a hot dog and some constellations with early '80s NBA (short shorts) guys...very strange....whatever...on to the beer.

As I pour the beer into a tulip glass, the color reminds me of a cola. The cola similarities do not stop at the color as the carbonation quickly forms a tan-ish head that threatens to overflow the glass but quickly recedes.

Imagine you are making dark chocolate (not that sissy milk chocolate crap) smores over a campfire made with damp hay; that is about what this beer smells like. Nice roasty malts mixed with a hint of funk.

Nice chocolate and roasted malts flood the palate, very mild bitterness, quickly followed by a clean, effervescent finish. Very little, if any, clove and phenolics; which in my opinion is a good thing!

This is a beer that you want to spend some time with; resist the urge to share your 750ml bottle, you will want this one all to yourself.

This is the second beer I have tried from Prairie Artisan Ales and I am eager to try a third!


KevT, Jun 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Sparky44, Jun 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

dvmky, Jun 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

jdobe13, Jun 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

deuce9259, Jun 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Envelopes, Jun 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

HopsMatt, Jun 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Photo of Rutager
4.23/5  rDev +12.5%
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!!

Rutager, Jun 11, 2013
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3.91/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

bottle picked up locally when I was in Chicago. Enjoyed from an eataly teku. brew poured a hazy brown with a generous frothy grey head. settled black in the glass. Head was super yeasty. smell is out of this world in fact out of this galaxy. bright crisp citric notes. Some saison bubblegum. I don't get much today at all on the nose. Lots of candy. things change upon first sip. roasted black mold come to the surface and push the galaxy happiness into the back seat. Body is medium and roasty with a bitter finish. Definitely a bit of an identity crisis, but those crisp hoppy galaxy notes are wonderful. The black saison isn't bad but i just find myself searching for galaxy in every sip picking out its magic deliciousness. Would love too try more from this brewery. As it warms becomes all about the brett, which is really nice.

cosmicevan, Jun 10, 2013
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3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

25.4oz bottle poured into Duvel tulip.

A - Dark brown/black mud with a massive 3 finger dirty tan head. Slowly goes down to a thin foam that lies atop the dark liquid below. Lacing is present.

S - Brett, barnyard, roasted malts. Galaxy hops are present and give a slight citrus acidic aroma. Ripe and rotten fruits.

T - Brett and wet hay with roasted malts. Citrus and ripe fruits. Some bitter and tart. So much going on in this it is hard to distinguish it all.

M - Plenty of carbonation with a somewhat creamy and medium body.

O - This one will stand out the most from the Prairie Ales Sasions. An odd mix of galaxy hops, Brett, and roasted malts. Your mouth will be confused yet satisfied. Thanks to Ken for sending this to me.

Ri0, Jun 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Benimaru, Jun 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Dagsy, Jun 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4balance, May 29, 2013
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Prairie Funky Galaxy from Prairie Artisan Ales
85 out of 100 based on 469 ratings.