Prairie 'Merica | Prairie Artisan Ales

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4.09/5
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821 Ratings
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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
Ranking:
#2,381
Reviews:
125
Ratings:
821
pDev:
10.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 821 |  Reviews: 125
Photo of AuntBea
3.64/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

i know that i am a sucker for nelson hops, so i was always going to like this one, but its really darn good, one of the better prairie beers i have had of late, wish it didnt take me so long to finally get around to trying this one. clearer than expected for a wild beer, and somewhat less heady from the tap. but a nice pale golden color and some bubbles in my snifter glass. aroma here is nelson all day, and if you are familiar with this hop, the nose will be immediately recognizable. some fruity funk to this as well from the brett, a light wheat malt waft, and a white wine grape thing too. i really like the grassy aspect they have developed in the flavor with the hops, its all the tropical distinct goodness, but there is more too it, almost a european bent, a side of nelson i have not known before, and i think thats rad! white wine and bretty funk all the way with the nelson, and a really simple malt base that doesnt add a whole lot of flavor i dont think. soft notes of melon and dandelion to this, kiwi fruit and some light woodiness, straw, and citrus zest. tons of brett, a little tartness too. its all very cohesive and easy drinking, but i wish it had a little more carbonation, its there but if this were at an effervescent level it would make it that much better, at least for me. another winner from prairie, i tend to like their saison styles more than anything else they do, and this is one of their best!

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.27/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I’ve had this Saison many times. It has a distinct and unique flavor profile that surprises you every time, and yet is very drinkable. It is one of my favorites.

Prairie Artisan Ales make a lot of good beer.

Look: semi-clear golden yellow hue with a two-inch frothy white head.

Aroma: grassy, citrus, some funk and pepper

Taste: There's cracker/wheat and lots of fruit, citrus, pineapple, banana, grapefruit, as well as brett funkiness but not too much, and some pepper.

Feel: medium body and it's juicy and fresh tasting.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beerasaurus
3.84/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Michiganman2325
4.59/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Look:yellow pulpy thin head
Smell:tart hay
Taste: tart citrus
Feel: medium body light carb

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Photo of cgrunin
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of KarlHvK
4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leefx
4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Weixiaobao
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Fantastic name and bottle art. Head on the pour isn't as crazy as some saisons. Very bright golden glow. Nice lacing.
S: Big nose. Grassy, peppery.
T: Dry, familiar Prairie taste. Really refreshing for a 7.5% beer. Feel like I could session this. Good thing comes in four packs.
F: Full of flavor and booze well hidden.
O: More fire from Prairie. A joy working through their portfolio.

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Photo of Lukass
3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redbarnbikes
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gritz147
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Montanabeerz
3.64/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DavidHume
3.96/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of DucksFan16
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Photo of i4ourgot
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBier
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sendbeer
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mcrawford
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Prairie 'Merica from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 821 ratings
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