Prairie Funky Galaxy | Prairie Artisan Ales

Prairie Funky GalaxyPrairie Funky Galaxy
BA SCORE
69%
Liked This Beer
3.75 w/ 497 ratings
Prairie Funky GalaxyPrairie Funky Galaxy
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
Ranking:
#20,837
Reviews:
79
Ratings:
497
Liked:
343
Avg:
3.75/5
pDev:
13.07%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
57
Trade:
7
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 497 |  Reviews: 79
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz, no date
Riedel tulip

A: Pours a really deep brown almost black in the glass. Initially had about a finger of tight bubbled light tan head. Sticky lacing sheets.

S: Very interesting nose. Chalk. Cocoa. Barnyard dryness.

T: Definitely a hoppy beer. Nice blast of hop bitterness initially. Big grapefruit and citrus blending with pine. Then some of that cocoa hits the palate. Bakers chocolate. Dusting. Then that funky Brett is there. Dry and almost tannic. Finish has lingering farmhouse character and hop bitterness. Dry.

M: Lighter side of medium.

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Photo of titty_mcbitty
4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Creamy black and opaque with a khaki head. Not much light goes through.

S: Roasty malt, a bit of hops, and a fruity note.

T: I love this! It's definitely a farmhouse, but with a nice roasty character. Roasted chestnuts, hops, lemon grass, a very nice funk tone, dark fruits, honey, and grain. Awesome taste.

M: Medium and a cool touch of carbonation, lightening it up.

O: I was not sure about this one. But I'm glad that I got it. It's a great beer! I also think it deserves a better score :-(

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

16.9 ounce bottle. Served in a tulip, the beer pours dark brown/black with a couple inch frothy tan head that stayed around for a while. There's also a good amount of lacing. Interesting aroma, the brew smells like roasted malt, tropical fruit, brett, blackberries, and a bit of citrus. It's nice fruity and roasty aroma. The taste is interesting too, it tastes like roasted malt, peppery spice, bittersweet chocolate, citrus zest, tropical fruit, pine, berries and earthiness. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit oily and is well carbonated. This is a beer that I liked more and more the longer I drank it. I guess I'll have to try more black farmhouse ale/saisons! I'd like to get another bottle at some point, it's definitely worth a try. $9.99 a bottle.

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Photo of BrewAskew
3.31/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours out to a huge rocky head that gushes out of the tulip glass. Head is 3/4 inch and permanent as hell. Deep dark stoutlike color. Aroma was downright funky. I am one of those that detects phenolics at low levels and the phenolics were raging in this one. Smelled more like vinyl than bubblegum and clove. Also a very fruity hop nose as well. Flavor is wild and complex, lots of tropical fruit, spice, bubblegum and roasted malts and a strong bitter foundation. Mouthfeel was surprising on the light side with moderate carbonation. Overall, a funky brew for funky times.

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Photo of imbibehour
4.42/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass. No bottling or dating from what I can see.

Oh a dark saison huh? She is truly DARK.. Big black walnut dark with a real mocha and even more unexpected dark head. Creamy cocoa brown, and whipped up milk chocolate top, this looks like more of an imperial stout than anything and a real aggressive one at that. Very nice.

Real nice nose. Dark fruits and some mild farmhouse yeast soft funk. Compliments some nice soft roasting qualities and a nice hop matching tropical juice feel. Sort of almost American Black IPA sensing but with brett qualities. No clashing here, really balanced too, very enjoyable.

Real neat palate. Very light bodied for such big abv in saison territory, but there's a great creamy roast quality to this. Crisp carbonation that cuts through the cream on top of it, with roasting malts and coffee. Dry brett finish, but not stinging too hard but some nice tonic water minerality flavor.

Crisp and Dry. Funk and Roast. Sweet and Cream. Wonderful balance and a unique beer. Easily my favorite black saison I have had to date.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.07/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Is that…a hotdog suspended between two fingers while floating in space? Yep, it sure is. Well there you go, Prairie, you have my attention. Cheers.

A: Pouring this into a Duvel tulip was definitely the right choice: on the pour, a bubbly column of foam fires up the sides of the glass, climbing and climbing until the beer is half head and half body. Call it Duvel dark, dark brown bubbles over a body of pitch black. Lacing appears as a sheet of thick foam, a testament to the dense, long-lasting head.

S: Ah, there’s that dirty, dirty Prairie yeast I love so much, that bright, acidic, downright funky aroma punctuated by notes of lemon, underripe peach, and guava. It’s a fruity, catty combination of esters, very much a scent unique to Prairie. It’s tough to get beneath that yeast character, and as much as enjoy it, the style begs for more scrutiny. Sure enough, as it warms, darker scents of milk chocolate and dark fruit peek out.

T: This is, surprisingly, a black ale through-and-through, though it certainly has a characteristic snap of funk. Riding a wave of chalky, bittersweet cocoa, it starts with nothing more than a standard dark ale foundation – creamy chocolate, whipped cream, a little caramel – but it’s no more than a second before the yeast tastes come tumbling in. Brine and green olives, a Prairie yeast staple, pick at the body until what you’re tasting is no less than a fudgy olive – and I have to say, that blend of salty and sweet is quite addictive. Hops are in play, too, mixing some brisk citrus to the palate: lots of lemon rind, but there’s some mandarin orange and white grape there, too. Finishes with a sweet, gooey brownie batter taste under a bright dryness.

M: Frothy and smooth, like a small beer with a lightly drying, slightly watery palate. Nothing is out of place here, though; this is an appropriate texture, a mild, velvety beer.

O: Prairie’s yeast rocks! And, gladly, there’s more to the story than just that, as evidenced by the chocolaty blackness this ale exudes. What we end up with is a wonderful combination of tastes – and, without a doubt, another reason to buy Prairie beer!

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Sludgeman
4.83/5  rDev +28.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Bought in San Antonio. Brought home in my luggage. No bottled on date. Poured into a chalice.

A super unique brew in my book. One of a kind! Just the aroma is almost enough for me. Almost a black IPA but with the funk. 5.0

A – Pours a black/reddish tinged opaque with a two-finger mousey tan head. Almost classic Belgian lacing. 5.0

S – Slightly sweet, spice, funk, some pear, yeast (fruity, spicy). 5.0

T – Funk & spice. Some bitterness in the finish. 4.75

MF – A bit velvety/creamy, medium bodied, dry lasting finish, a bit acred (-), some fizz. 4.25

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Prairie Funky Galaxy from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 69% out of 100 with 497 ratings
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