Prairie Funky Galaxy - Prairie Artisan Ales
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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...
05-14-2013 05:35:18 | More by russpowell
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.
05-05-2013 21:29:57 | More by jmbranum
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.
05-01-2013 22:32:01 | More by wethorseblanket
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.
04-23-2013 22:11:00 | More by lordofthewiens
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.
04-22-2013 23:35:59 | More by Alieniloquium
3.63/5 rDev -3.7%
Dark, or black Saisons may be making a return from the depths of Belgian farmhouse lore, but Prairie Ales brings the crisp and clean taste of modern Saisons to life and builds complexities on newly derived hops for citrusy and tropical effects. It's the new way to build a beer.
Medium brown in its pour, the mostly-hazy ale shows burnish gold highlight around the edges. The beer builds a lightened and airy foam structure from sandy tan froth- it simply looks like a dry ale. Firm withstanding and intricate lace speaks to well made Belgian ales.
Zesty tart fruits leap from the late hop additions in the form of musty grapefruit, oranges, apricots, and mangoes. Riding closely behind are darker notes of toast char, cocoa powder, and weathered wood. A deeper whiff reveals even more musty quality of light mushroom and freshly cracked peppercorn. With little in the way of sweetness, the nose picks up on light brown sugar notes in support of the toast, spice, and hops.
The typical dry spicy taste of Saisons are complemented by the dry toast and wood notes that rest early on the palate. With an incredible light taste of brown sugar, the beer avoids the associated sweetness that usuall accompanies the sugar. Additional spices from Galaxy hops offer citrusy bitterness late, but also gives the middle palate a fresh tropical and citrus fruitiness that's usually much less celebrated in Saisons.
Noticeable dryness lifts off the palate early and often. The quick finish nearly makes the beer more appreciated in aftertaste than in its actual procession across the tongue. Prickly, spicy, sawdust-like and peppery- the beer finishes with more than just alcohol warmth. The incredible Galaxy hops deliver a nearly teeth-churning sensation with smooth bitterness to close. tropical. light bitterness.
Saisons aren't normally dark, but the toasted grain accents dryness and allows a brighter peppery note to emerge. Saisons aren't usually fruity either, but the hops gives it a common bitter character with uncommon complexities. It's a highly varying beer with each sip that keeps me coming back simply by curiosity alone.
04-01-2013 16:57:53 | More by BEERchitect
4.39/5 rDev +16.4%
I was excited to try this beer. It sounded unique, and it's brewed in the state I live. Plus, not that it makes much difference, the label's pretty cool!
Pours an opaque brown. It sort of looks like coffee with a splash of milk added; certainly a unique look. Decent head, light tan in color.
The smell is great! Fresh citrusy hops, accompanied by that signature funk present in farmhouse ales. I seriously can't keep my nose out of the glass! There's a little dark fruit (think figs and such), cocoa, and some cardamon spice.
That first sip: Wow, a lot going on in there! Piney hops, and twangy ripe fruit are the two tastes most noticeable. There's also grapefruit, chocolate, roasted grain, dates, clove, a little coffee. There's quite a bit, and I love it when a beer can offer this many varied tastes.
It sits fairly heavy on your tongue, not quite the thickness of milk, but not too far from it. Has a medium length finish, but ends fairly dry.
This is really a great beer, and I'm sure I'll be enjoying it in the future. I'm surprised and glad for the caliber of some of Oklahoma's more recent beers, and I can't wait to see more follow.
03-29-2013 08:19:16 | More by BlankFrank
Prairie Funky Galaxy from Prairie Artisan Ales
85 out of 100 based on 436 ratings.