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Prairie Funky Galaxy - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
85
very good

479 Ratings
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Ratings: 479
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 24
Gots: 55 | 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:
Beer added by: bump8628 on 03-19-2013

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B

750ml into a tulip. In the glass indeed it is black, towering mocha color head, nice lacing.

The aroma is exactly what was expected, the base saison yeast tumbling with the galaxy hops plus an underlying molasses ginger based spice.

The taste also doesn't surprise but doesn't delight. Not as much citrus as anticipated, the galaxy is most obvious in a pleasant bitter. The dark side of the house is of a lightly charred malt which doesn't deserve to be the dominant flavor. Shy of medium lively mouthfeel.
dark saisons seem to be difficult
cheers
jd

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A: Pours a dark brown, nearly black color that resembles cola. A dense, two finger tan head forms with good retention and plenty of lace.
S: Contrary to what the color would make me suspect, this is all hops up front. Citrus, pineapple, resiny piny hops. Yep, I would say Galaxy hops for sure, with that high alpha acidic and tropical fruit aroma. Maybe some light chocolate and caramel malts in the background.
T: Follows the nose with a huge tropical fruit flavor up front. Citrus, orange, pineapple. A resiny and piny bitterness lingers for a bit. Then the malts come in. Lightly roasted, caramel and chocolate. Muddled once the malts kick in. Where is the rustic saison character I love in other Prairie offerings?
M/D: A medium to full body. Crisp carbonation at first. Though becomes more resinous and sticky as this warms. A muddled mess for a saison. Not bad by any means, and I will finish the bottle. Though not something I really want to come back to.

Not a saison in the least. The flavor and aroma are so counter to the appearance it is almost a shock. Really more of a pale ale profile with a light roasted malt background. If I want one of those I will buy one. I want awesome saisons from Prairie, and this is not it.

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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!

Cheers.

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Prairie Funky Galaxy from Prairie Artisan Ales
85 out of 100 based on 479 ratings.