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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
790
Reviews:
116
Avg:
4.1
pDev:
10.24%
 
 
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93
Gots:
101
For Trade:
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Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
3.98/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of coz
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ambruns1979
4.31/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of wedge
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow gold with a sparse, bubbly white head. Aroma exhibits a funky earthy spice at first before giving way to cereal grain, hay, lime, grape, and fragrant flowers. Hoppy farmhouse flavor, but not as Nelson-forward as expected. Dough, grass, lemon/lime zest, green herbs, peach, anise, and fruity yeast. Brettanomyces is flowery and leathery giving a nice barnyard quality to the hoppy Saison base. Soft, dry, medium-light feel. Tasty and drinkable...wish it was cheaper.

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

Photo of Tuckerster
3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Buck89
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. A hazy pale yellow color with a frothy and foamy white head. Nice nose with lemon, pepper, white wine, wood, and farmhouse funk. Spicy pepper on the first sip, followed with a heavy dose of funk, Brett, wine, lemon, and dough. Dry and warming on the finish with a pleasantly bitter ring. Love this.

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Photo of Zazzi82
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gruss004
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Oct 2016 batch with new label.

Pours a hazy, pale gold with 1/2 finger of head that leads to a thick lace. Smell is full of funk with some floral hop notes. The taste has the hops up front with plenty of rustic farmhouse notes in the middle leading into a clean finish. Outstanding farmhouse ale that really hides the ABV.

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Photo of beergoot
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light yellow body, mildly cloudy; big, fluffy, white head. Yellow tree fruit aroma with a soft barnyard funk. Biting flavor with some phenolic qualities; white wine; peppery; citrus rinds. Medium body; crisp, bright and dry.

A somewhat interesting beer that doesn't really deliver in the flavor department. Sure, there's the wine-ish quality but there is little "juicy" aspect to this. It's rather dry, harsh and cardboard-like.

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Photo of nickfl
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of griffey123
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nwhittin
3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Evahflow
4.53/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

* Not consumed on this date just finally posting my review

A- Very Murky Peachy orange, Deep frothy soapy head that protrudes out of the glass and hangs out forever.
S- Huge Pineapple, White Wine, Berry, Juicy Fruit, Hay, Earthy funk. I want to smell this forever and not bother drinking it
T- Same as smell. Leads with the white wine, Pineapple, Juicy fruit, slight breadyness, earthy umami funkiness
M- Medium bodied, Heavily carbonated, spritzy on the palate and extremely drinkable.
O-This is a white wine/ Juice bomb thanks to the Nelson Sauvin in this beer. Really deep level of funk too that becomes the robin to the hops batman. I'd drink this 3x's a day if I could.

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Photo of ClavisAurea
3.65/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1 year old bottle served cold in a wine glass.

Appearance: opaque yellow with tons of haze and sediment. There was a nice and creamy white head.

Nose: immediate lacto sourness and funk. Lemony and citrus, barnyard, very funky.

Taste: follows the nose perfectly. Funky, lemony, citrus, unripe oranges, barnyard, some sweetness and some residual body. Kind of sits on the palate.

Overall: this was a very nice beer and I would have loved to try it fresh to see the showcased Nelson hops. Not as bright as some others and I think that is what kept this beer in the 3s. Very nice offering though.

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Photo of Gooseman80
3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of petmoo23
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L- Hazy, yellow with golden hue, thick full fluffy head, gushed slightly upon opening.
S- Funk, a little barnyard, yeast, a little fruity, hop undertones but no bitterness.
T- sour, dry, funky, yeasty, white pepper, grapefruit rind.
F- Light on the pallet, delightfully lingering.
O- Very good beer, paired very well with sushi, I would enjoy it again.

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Photo of slade
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dwmson1
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gus_13
4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy golden orange in color with a huge mountainous head. Great retention through the drink. Pineapple, old hay, lemon and white grapes on the nose. Really wine like. Flavors follow suit with some berry and maybe even pear in there as well. Solid funk and a bit of tartness. Really nice stuff!

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

Photo of hilgart1
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Prairie 'Merica from Prairie Artisan Ales
4.1 out of 5 based on 790 ratings.
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