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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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
790
Reviews:
116
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
10.24%
 
 
Wants:
93
Gots:
101
For Trade:
9
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Reviews by AltBock:
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4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml corked and caged bottle with an interesting label to say the least. There's too much going on. In the middle are the founding brothers with red, white, and blue beards. The tip of their beards spell out the word "Merica." Flanking the brothers is a bunch of random stuff like a muscular cat shooting lasers from its eyes, food, American Gladiators, a catfish, a grill, a hamburger with eyes, meatloaf, people wrestling, and the head shot of 2 dogs. Absent from the label and the bottle is a brewed year or a best before date.

This Oklahoma beer was poured into my New York Ommegang Tulip. From behind the weird American collage came a Saison that was extremely hazy and a cross between a lemon yellow and straw yellow. It was so hazy that you MIGHT see the faint shadow of your fingers on the other side of glass. On top was a big ass fluffy white cloud. This cloud stared to come out of the bottle when the cork was popped. This fluffy white cloud was at least 2 inches tall. It had excellent retention that left behind a skim of white foam and about 2 tons of sticky white streaks of lace around glass. As you can tell already, this Saison was eye candy.

This beer smells like an animal farm. You might think that's a bad thing. It was an interesting aroma coming off a beer. It's very musty and somewhat funky. Up front was the scent of white grapes, barnyard funk, and straw. Behind the straw was those Nelson Sauvin hops that the label stated were put into this beer. Swirling this beer around will awaken the citrus and tropical fruits. My nose found grapefruit, mango, lemon, pineapple, and a pinch of orange.

The taste was as interesting as the cool label. The taste was lightly dry and slightly funky. This isn't your Father's Saison. Kicking off the taste were those Nelson Sauvin hops. Right behind the hops was this beer's farmyard funk, straw, and a hint of white grapes. There was more of a citrus and tropical fruit presence in the aroma then there was in the taste. My tastebuds were only able to pick out a little lemon, mango, and orange. Very dry, slightly funky, and very good.

This was a medium bodied funky Saison that had plenty of carbonation and a dry slightly funky aftertaste. There weren't many flavors in the aftertaste. I picked up some hops, white grape, barnyard, straw, lemon, and mango. This dry aftertaste will linger, but it won't take much to wash it away.

I couldn't help myself but to celebrate the birth of America (depending on what history book you read) with opening a bottle of Merica. This is clearly an American take on a Belgian style. Big thanks to BlueOkie for this winner!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SportsandJorts
2.46/5  rDev -40%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Appearance: pours a dull straw yellow color. one finger plus of a bubbly white head that fades quickly and leaves nothing behind. Perfectly clear

Smell: tropical fruit juice, white grapes and wine yeast. some tart tropical fruits.

Taste: opens with lots of white grape and vinous character. lots of earthy, leathery brett notes. ends full of grass and slight fruit.

Mouthfeel: super dry but with a strong carbonation. leaves earthiness behind

Overall: smells pretty good but tastes nothing like it in a very bad way. I found this beer very hard to drink due to the harsh earthy acidic flavor and bad dry aftertaste.

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4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
3.87/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.29/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I didn't know anything good came out of Oklahoma, then I tried this beer at When Pigs Fly. What a nice beer!

In a snifter the beer was a cloudy dark yellow color with a large bright white head. There was a small amount of lace.

Earthy aroma, some spice and citrus.

A wow! for the taste. Earthy hops. Coriander. Grapefruit and orange peel. Tropical fruit/melon.

Tart, refreshing. I could drink a lot of these.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of mverity
4.52/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

NYE bottle share at Proof courtesy of Rachel. Pours an opaque creamy yellow. Tons of white frothy head. Head holds really well and by the time I finished the sample, the head was still holding. Aroma is straight floral hops and grass. Such a great, but unique smell. Taste is floral hops with a good amount of banana behind it. Nice high carbonation and medium-thick body.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PprBurke
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Janeinma
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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