Prairie Funky Galaxy | Prairie Artisan Ales

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497 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): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by bump8628 on 03-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
497
Reviews:
79
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
13.05%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
57
For Trade:
7
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Reviews by StonedTrippin:
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4.31/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

incredibly underrated, this is a brilliant beer. if the poor marks come from style guidelines, I can sympathize a little. if I close my eyes and drink this, it is not apparent that its the deep cocoa brown color that it is, and it might as well be a black ipa instead of a saison type, because the characteristic saison yeast is almost invisible. that said, the determining factor for me is taste, and the flavor of this beer is absolutely incredibly delicious. the galaxy hops are the perfect compliment to the lightly toast and fluffy textured malts the make up the base of this beer, and their fresh squeezed juicy citrus properties combine with the bittersweet chocolate notes to deliver almost a chocolate covered orange complexion, before the more acidic lemon properties of the galaxy hops take over. the yeast is a let down if you want a saison, but its in perfect balance if you like the flavors here, which I certainly do. its just a little funky, mostly in the nose, bland compared to some other prairie brews, but adding just enough to this one. long hoppy finish with a lot more fruit than bitterness. galaxy hops have become a recent favorite for me, and this beer is a perfect example of why. just fantastic beer.

edit: i have had mixed bottle experiences with this, ranging from unreal to forgettable, but i had it for the first time on tap, and wow is it amazing. almost menthol mouthfeel to it the hops are so abundant, it stays on the palate forever. a truly unique experience from the tap. highly recommended!

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.17/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at When Pigs Fly. Every time I go there lately, ther's been a new Prairie beer. I really appreciate that.

In a snifter the beer was a very dark brown color with a light tan head. There was a bit of lace.

Sweet fruit aroma, piney/earthy hops.

Plums and grapes in the taste. Some cereal. Hops arrive late.

Tart/slightly sour mouthfeel. Very nice.

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4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a huge creamy tan head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is wheat malts with some roast and a slight tart note with some fruit and some funk.

The flavor is roasted wheat malts, chocolate and some funky yeast with piney hops in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nice dark and hoppy saison. Good balance of wheat, roast, hops and funk.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.72/5  rDev -2.9%
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Bottle (2013)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, wagenvolks and xpimptastikx!

A prominent, loud pop upon removing the cork. Not a gusher.

Dark brown throughout with some visible sediment. The color is bordering on black. Plenty of visible carbonation. Quickly forming, tightly-bubbled head. Somewhat persistent.

Not a particularly expressive aroma, but what's here is nice and appropriate given the style. Earth, some char, dark malts, and a hint of a black licorice character combine nicely. More and more of a straw-like and earthy funk emerge as the beer warms.

The flavor follow a similar journey as the aroma, as more and more of the earth/dry, wet hay/funk flavors comes out as the beer warms. Against that is an interesting combination of black, toasted malts, cereal, a touch of char, and some licorice. Very drinkable.

Medium to near full in body for the style. High carbonation.

Tasty, though nothing unexpected or particularly interesting about it. A tasty black saison though, without a doubt.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.83 out of 5 based on 497 ratings.
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