Prairie 'Merica | Prairie Artisan Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
prairieales.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
‘Merica is a single malt, single hop farmhouse ale. It’s brewed with floor malted pilsner and 3lbs per bbl Nelson Sauvin hops. The beer is conditioned with 2 brett strains and wine yeast. The Nelson hops provide white wine flavors while Brettanomyces add a juicy quality to the beer.

Added by bump8628 on 03-17-2013

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#2,419
Reviews:
126
Ratings:
823
pDev:
10.02%
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Ratings: 823 |  Reviews: 126
Photo of McBraniel
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Billolick
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on draft at Brew and Co. Bedford, NY, and now reviewed from a 1/2 growler.

Pours light and hazy, delicate cap leaves minor spotty lacing.

Faint sniff, with some leafy funkiness.

The excitement here really is when this one is experienced over the palate...light earthy/leafy/forest floor/yeasty/wheaty notes, some ripe subtle fruitiness, dry hops in the finish...gotta love a brett saison...complex, smooth, soft in the mouth n quite tasty....went great with a bite of cheese, crusty bread and peppery salad

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Photo of fitzy84
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bought a bottle at Yankee Spirits in Sturbridge, MA. The beer is a murky, light orange with a really large, bubbly head. The aromas, to me, had a light, almost feather, citrus smell. The taste is a bit more complex than the smell, with a good presence of those citrus hops but its wrapped around some lemon wheat. Very well carbonated and crisp. Overall, this is a great farmhouse ale, especially with its appearance, taste, and mouthfeel.

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Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled 10/6//16

Appearance: Kicks up a big, fluffy head that covers the cloudy goldenstraw colored liquid; excellent retention and a good smattering of lace

Smell: White wine and horse blanket in a bed of wet straw; with 15 months in the bottle, the Brett has really taken over

Taste: The malt brings a wisp of biscuit tone that adds just a touch of residual sugar to underpin the hops and the Brett; the funky horse blanket emerges quickly and dominates, though the Nelson Sauvin hops add a white wine character, after the swallow; herbal and wood tones, through the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate to high carbonation

Overall: An interesting beer that I think I would have preferred at an earlier stage of development, before the Brett overwhelmed the hops

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Photo of kingjohnh
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Yancey82
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.24/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a glossy pale yellow color with a finger's worth of foamy white head that concaved nicely to allow a slight wisp of a little white semi-sticky lace running here and there.
The aroma had some sweet herbal to white bready and Belgian yeasty character playing with a little bit of mint then some basement funk and touch of vinous sweetness. Light grassiness at the very end. Nice lemon freshness came out as it warmed.
The flavor was moderately sweet flowing through the prior mentioned aromas and touching down on a mild vinous sour edge. Subtle crisp funk popping a little bit of citrus peel seemed to come in nicely. Aftertaste was mainly sweet through a blend of some funk, white wine, mint, herbal character and grassiness.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt as projected. The finish was very nice - it's herbal and sweet with some bready and grassy notes and a super faint white grape (not so much white wine, seemed to be more white grape).
Overall, an absolutely wonderful saison by Prairie well worthy of having again.

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Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of donspublic
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

bottle dated 10-07-16. Poured from bottle into NB chalice, nice 2 - 3 finger cream colored head, nice retention and nice lacing. Hazy bright yellow in the glass, some visible yeast. Smells of white wine must, grassy herbal hops, along with slight fruity esters (as it sits and warms, it becomes a little more funky). Taste initially minerally white wine, spicy pepper, clean malt background, middle has some stone fruit, more pepper (throughout the sip), and finish is on the crisp dry side. Man and to think I only picked up one of these. Great beer, good mouthfeel, no lingering aftertaste, just a slight tingle on the tongue.

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Photo of HopsForBrains
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JakerLou
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cmurphy7
2.7/5  rDev -34%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.8/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Gold, slightly translucent ale. Funky, slightly fruity, heavy herbacious scent - like oregano or spices. Smell is incredible and sticks out more than anything. Clear drinking, light ale, almost pilsner-like taste. Warming to the pallet, smooth alcohol hidden within. Some fruit in the foreground with a minor yeasty taste. Clean as hell finish, leaving a light residue of fruity resin. So good on tap.

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Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured into a tulip glass to a slightly hazy light gold topped by a dense three finger white head that retains well and leaves decent lacing.
S: Smells of spicy yeast, grassy hop notes, slight notes that remind me of a chardonnay, and a little cracker like malt
T: Taste is grassy and spicy with some light fruitiness, slight tartness as well along with some white grape juice notes. Swallow is more white grapes, grassy hops and spicy yeast with a little more fruitiness.
M: This beer has a moderate mouthfeel that is slightly creamy with soft carbonation and a dry finish.
O: Overall this is a really nice beer with some good flavors and some nice complexity. Well crafted and a decent benchmark for the style. One to try if you like this kind of beer.

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Photo of cgwami
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VeganUndead
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
4.59/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eman17
3.86/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of avalon07
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had an orange-yellow color and an extremely cloudy consistency. There was an inch of foamy, very long-lasting head. Sparse lacing, though.

S: Had an aroma of yeast, hops, light fruit, a light vinous quality, and some spices.

T: Tasted of some light tropical fruits (melon), white wine grapes, some spices (pepper), a moderate amount of hops, brettanomyces, and a bit of yeast. This is a very interesting flavor, with the inclusion of the grapes and hops. Not quite as aggressive as some saison flavors, but still quite tasty.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a lively finish. Medium-bodied.

O: While this isn't my favorite Prairie beer, it's still incredibly drinkable. Well made and solid.

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Photo of OKbrew89
3.62/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bwarren82
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.25/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Prairie 'Merica from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 823 ratings