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
Ranking:
#2,506
Reviews:
127
Ratings:
829
pDev:
10.02%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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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

03/05/2017

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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

Photo of CraftBeerRunner
5/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Barnyard funkalicious! The Trappist, Oak, feb 2017

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Photo of MattyG85
4.48/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellowish orange. Moderate amount of bubbles and solid finger of white head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A spicy and fruity Belgian farmhouse aroma with a scent of spices, funk, and citrus fruit. Belgian yeast with some farmhouse funk and spice hints of peppers, clove, and coriander. Funky scent of brett. White wine like scent of white grapes. Big fruit mix with some lemon zest, orange, apricot, green apple, pear, pineapple, and banana. Floral and earthy hops with a scent of grass and pine. Malt hints of wheat, straw, grains, and cracker. A very nice zesty aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a spicy and juicy Belgian farmhouse style taste with notes of spices, funk, and citrus. Belgian yeast with farmhouse funk and spice notes of clove, pepper, and coriander. Good notes of brett funk. Some white wine notes of white grape and a little oak. Zesty fruit notes of lemon, orange, pineapple, apricot, green apple, banana, and pear. Good earthy hop notes of grass and slight pine. Malt notes of wheat, grains, straw, and cracker. A pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, juicy, and very drying.

Overall: A very good take on a Saison. Good mix of spice, funk, and fruit notes.

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Photo of paresis
4.11/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tommy5
4.06/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer21
4.31/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Dragginballs76
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours cloudy yellowish with a nice foamy white head and excellent lacing all around the glass.

Aroma - Funk, hay , little citrus, little spice and lemon.

Taste - Very nice flavors, the straw/hay funk is blended well with the lemon/citrus

Feel - Light side of medium well carbonated and pretty dry

Overall - A really well done Farmhouse, aroma and flavors are spot on .

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Photo of Pens1967
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dizzy242
3.92/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

The first Prairie Ale I tasted was the Prairie Ale Saison.
Excellent. This is also in that class, but very different.

It's a single hop, Nelson Sauvin, one of my favorites. Moa brews with this hop which is native to New Zealand.

Pours a golden yellow color, in a Mikasa tulip, with a 4F head,

Aroma: very distintive. I realize right away this isn't a take on the Prairie Ale. Tropical fruit, citrus, funk. The aroma mellows with warming, but the fruity quality remains.

Very tropical fruit taste, blueberry, funk. I don't usually associate this with Nelson Sauvin which has a Sauvignon Blanc character to it.

The Pilsner malt mellows the MF, and this beer is quite drinkable, far less carbonation than most Saisons.

Relatively mellow finish. Funk, fruit, and lightl bitterness.

Overall-wonderful beers from this brewer. One of the better Saisons I've tasted in a while.

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

Photo of JLaw55
2/5  rDev -51.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Not good. This was soured, but not in a good way. Like rotten sour. Best way I can sum up, urine and pepper dominate. With some bitterness and lemon on the back end.

Don't revisit.

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Photo of Stengelfoot
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.83/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Keananmichael5
3.91/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JackRWatkins
3.49/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A Reassessment from a previous review
A: 1-finger head, lemon yellow body with an orange hue with nice lacing
S: a sharp, hoppy, citrus note with lots of pepper, crisp, pungent and pleasant (there’s some melon-esque sweetness here as well)
T: a big citrus smack right out of the gate, with a peppery aftertaste that is subtle and not overstated, also a prominent grassy note quite nice
M: sticky but not overly so
O: Decent and nice, feels more like a not too hoppy IPA than a saison, not too bad

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Photo of MIbeer27
4.04/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Prairie 'Merica from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 829 ratings