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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Photo of vinny21bal
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of johnnnniee
3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Craftshack
Pours a fairly dark brown with a huge creamy tan head that persists forever. Holy hopness batman, that is one hopified saison aroma. Earthy floral and spicy hop nose co existing with a slightly funky, sour overly ripe grapefruit aroma. The flavor is light sweet honey malt beneath layers of light funk and tart sour fruits. Lingering earthy hop flavor, light chocolate, and aspirin in the finish. Medium body with moderate to high level of carbonation and a tart slick mouthfeel. Odd mesh of flavors that did gradually wear on me. Nice to try, but I probably wouldn't seek out again.

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Photo of Chris_Panos
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of humulusphile
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of alelover
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of mynie
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I don't know if this is racially problematic or not, but I do know that's the kind of thing I don't tend to care about.

Pours dark. Not even close to opaque. (Like, ten people have said this is opaque. Words have meanings, guys. "Opaque" means you can't see through it, and you can see through this).

Smells like a blend between the front end of a bretty saison and the back end of a black IPA. Sour chocolate. It's... it's okay. I think that's how they intended it to come out.

Tastes as it smells, a well-brewed combination of two flavors that don't normally go together. Prairie's got some damn fine brewers, but it takes a special kind of magic to get disparate nodes to line up with another, and this doesn't work. It's still okay, but the char and sour never fully jibe.

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Photo of rudzud
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Shared with JLindros, reviewed from notes.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark nearly black hue with a massive three finger mocha head that leaves light lacing and a creamy blanket.

S - Aromas of saison and barnyard funk with nice horse blanket notes. Solid tropical galaxy hop aromas along with some light cocoa. Rather pleasant.

T - Taste is quite similar to the nose. Lots of funky, assertive horse blanket, chocolate, nice galaxy notes of tropical hops. Lots of pineapple, a slight mineral note along with some faint alcohol.

M - Mouthfeel is a bit too creamy for my liking of a saison. Could stand to be a bit more crisp.

O - Overall, this was a fun beer with alot going on with it. Tasty, but really would like a more traditional mouthfeel.

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Photo of chuckv
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of busternuggz
4.42/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into a tulip. No freshness/bottle date. Billed as a galaxy hopped black farmhouse ale.

Mostly opaque black with brown tinges. Thick, luscious, foamy 2" head. Coffee colored with a whipped egg white consistency. Great retention. Frickin beautiful.

Smells like a citrus farm. Grapefruit and orange, hay, earthiness, a little barnyard funk. A little medicinal note. Smells juicy and nice.

The taste leads with grapefruit zest, dried hay, bitter orange juice, moist earth, just a little touch of chocolate. Moderately bitter, dry, a little funk. Long finish of grapefruit zest and hay, with a little roasted/charred taste. Doesn't taste like 8% for sure.

Light bodied and smooth, leaves kind of an oily residue. It's not unpleasant though. I wouldn't mind if it had a bit more carbonation.

This beer is unique and tasty, complex but drinkable and refreshing. Has some classic funky saison flavor with nice American hop presence. Delicious.

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Photo of srothblum
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of dcloeren
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Found a bottle of this beer in Boulder, Colorado. After getting over the sadness I felt at Prairie Artisan appearing in CO but not New Mexico, I grabbed a bottle to take home.

I poured the beer into a Samuel Smith's pint glass. The liquid poured out black as night, thin and viscous and produced an enormous head that quickly filled the entire bottle. The beer thus seemed almost over-carbonated. Still the head was beautiful, frothy, foamy, pillow-like and off-colored cream. I would have loved the appearance much more if the head wasn't overwhelming, so that explains the low rating in this category. There is considerable lacing all about the glass and this is a plus.

The smell is very appealing; first hitting my nose with citrusy tartness like a grapefruit, then giving off some hop resin. Considering the dark profile of the beer, this was not what I was expecting aroma-wise and adds some real intrigue.

The taste is immediately tart and citrusy, like biting into an orange, but it finishes dry and chocolatey. At the finish, a malty backbone does a good job of balancing out the tart and bitterness. Also, some booziness does pop up.

The beer is really light and refreshing and despite the dark appearance, could be my drink on a hot summer day. The tartness is tasteful and does not overshadow the dark mals and chocolatey notes, which emerge perfectly to give a balanced finish that is dry but not vicious.

For a first taste of Oklahoma beers, this is a great example. A unique beer that is distinguishable from the crowd and is pleasing and that can hit the spot when one is thirsty.

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Photo of eulerthegrape
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of beergoot
3.22/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Jet black body with a thick, creamy, light tan head. Citrus and pine hop notes; slightly phenolic. Light flavor of dark malts, a twinge of cocoa; bitter and astringent finish. Medium-light body.

A beer I'd really like to enjoy but the phenolic and bitter nature in the taste overwhelms all the other good parts. Perhaps this is all due to this being a farmhouse ale and some brettanomyces yeast action in the beer. Drinkable, but looks better than it tastes.

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Photo of ajzy
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of 2GOOFY
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of aasher
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Thanksgiving beer.

This beer pours a medium bodied pitch black in color, almost like a porter, with a one finger creamy mocha colored head. The nose features a good amount of funky brett with dark malt and light leather. The flavors are very dry and funky. It initially drinks like an Irish stout before dive bombing into the yeast. The brett is almost overpowering. It almost has some plastic to it as well. There is some galaxy hop character but it struggles to fight through the dark malt and brett. It drinks medium in body and very dry. Overall I think this would've been better suited as a blonde, especially since all of their lighter wilds have been home runs. The roasty dark malt just took too much away from the most intriguing parts of this beer.

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Photo of htdoerge
4.75/5  rDev +24%

Photo of bfields4
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Elprico
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of anhigdon
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.8/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

(Served in a teku)
A- This beer pours a get black body with a deep tan head that is supported by lots of microbubble strands. The beer is a slow motion gusher and the yeasty trub streaks up the sides of the glass.

S- The full galaxy hop aroma comes through during the pour and is followed by a mellow but bright pungent hop aroma that reminds me of opening a fresh bag of hop pellets.

T- The green bright hops flavor is woody with some full brett flavor of white cheese rind and some great earthy saison yeast ester flavors to follow. There is a tart hint in the finish that grows a bit as it opens.

M- The light mouthfeel has a full crisp fizz with no alcohol heat.

O- The full woody bright green hops are pungent and delicious with a big brett character that can stand up to them. The taste really blends as the two characters grows together. Very sessionable.

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Photo of grittybrews
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Georgiabeer
3.67/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Funk indeed, Galaxy not so much. Quite a bit of funk going on here, not so much sour as the stinky cheese and barnyard variety. That's all well and good, and as advertised, but the hops are completely overshadowed and the dark, dry malts don't match very well here with the funk or lend any real support. A bit of a mish-mash and a one trick pony. Just okay.

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Prairie Funky Galaxy from Prairie Artisan Ales
3.83 out of 5 based on 497 ratings.
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