Prairie 'Merica | Prairie Artisan Ales

Prairie 'MericaPrairie 'Merica
BA SCORE
4.09/5
813 Ratings
Prairie 'MericaPrairie 'Merica
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
Ranking:
#2,269
Reviews:
122
Ratings:
813
pDev:
10.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
94
Gots:
107
Trade:
9
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Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
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4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a D'chouffe tulip. The pour is crystal clear, deep gold in color, and sports a huge rocky head that unfortunately dies quickly to a thin layer of foam. On the nose I get lemongrass, sour apples, cider vinegar, and a hint of barnyard funkiness.

Light to medium body with a nice firm feel and a bright, spicy, complex flavor. There are grainy, cracker-like notes up front with a fair amount of grapefruit and lemon flavors, very much like a pilsener. At mid-palate, flowery, spicy hop flavors come in and balance things out nicely. The beer develops to a stony, champagne-like dryness in the back of the mouth and finishes dry and musty with a hint of vinegar-like acidity and a sharp brett-like tanginess that lingers impressively in the mouth. Very easy-drinking and refreshing, but still quite complex and calls for some thoughtful sipping. My only real quibble is over the rather poor head retention.

I'm still exploring this style and don't have a lot of experience with it, but this is one of the best I've had so far. The combination of pilsener-like flavors up front and musty dryness in back is tough to beat. I like the very faint funkiness and appreciate that it contributes to, rather than dominates, the flavor. Definitely a beer worthy of repeated visits.

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Photo of SportsandJorts
2.46/5  rDev -39.9%
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 +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.87/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.29/5  rDev +4.9%
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 -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.52/5  rDev +10.5%
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 -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 813 ratings
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