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RATINGS: 243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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American Farmhouse Ale. One malt one hop one Merica. Floor Malted Pilsner, Nelson Sauvin, Prairie Farmhouse Yeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow (2033) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 31, 2013
500 ml bottle from the Beer Monger in Portland.

For New Year’s Eve 2013, my first encounter with Prairie. This is a beautiful beer, straw gold with a perfect white head. Big, big aroma: juicy grapefruit and brett, onions and garlic, white wine and must, cut hay behind it all. Catnip. Quite a showcase for Nelson Sauvin. Tons of flavor as well. Grapefruit and black pepper, skunk piss. Tons of drying brett from the mid-taste on. I’m duly impressed. This beer’s merit stands on its elements rather than on a magical intersection of those elements -- but Merica!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2601) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bottle shared by heykevin, pours a hazy light yellow and a white head, the aroma was full of barnyard and must, a little more dirty than I was initially expecting from it, the flavor had quite a bit of must and dirt on the front end with a little bit of the hops coming through in the finish, really musty though, was hoping for it to be a little more bright and vibrant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - DEC 11, 2013
FROM NOTES: October 18, ’13. A: HOLY FUNKY! The Nelson Sauvin hops give off a really musty white wine, overtly floral pungent character with a funky Belgian yeast mix. A: Pours a very light moderately hazy golden color with two fingers of foam which quickly recedes and leaves no lacing. T: Follows the nose with floral, musty white wine notes, a Belgian yeasty funk with hints of mustard and lemon notes. Lemony and funky yeasty finish. P: medium body and moderate carbonation. O: This saison just isn’t for me, but I can see that some make like the funky mix of strong flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (4873) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2013
This one poured a hazy yellow color with a white head. Aroma was lots and lots of brett, mild barny smell, and some fruity hops. Falvor was mild fruity hops, think this one is a little old, grassy, ryustic and lots of brett. Damn tasty hybrid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beernbourbon (1355) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Bottle. Pour is pale yellow and very cloudy. Large white head. Aroma is bubblegum hop with spicy saison notes and light lemon. Flavor is a little spicy up front with floral hop notes coming through next. Then some more spice and earthy notes. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (6534) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 3, 2013
Bottle shared at a sour tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Cloudy yellow with a white head. Great funky aroma with brett, yeast, flowers, tropical fruits and lots of citrus. Flavor is yeasty, dry, slightly sourish, with brett, flowers, soapy notes, fruits and a strong hoppy bitterness, quite grapefruity. Medium-bodied. Lovely.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (2822) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2013
On tap at Barrels & Bottles. Pale yellow appearance with a sticky white head. Funky, tart, fruity aroma with yeast, herbs and light spices. Similar flavor, not too funky. Light soft body with a thin feel and a smooth refreshing finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5879) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Hazy straw color with a large white head. The aroma has some nice grass and orange notes as well as some biscuit malt, brett character and light funk. The flavor is also very nice. I get some wild, funky brett notes as well as some biscuit malt and orange citrus. The flavor is quite juicy, even though the brett adds some dryness and leather-like character. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bluejacket74 (1452) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2013
500 ml bottle. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a cloudy straw gold color with a frothy couple inch white head that sticks around for a very long time. There’s also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like bready malt, yeast, grass/hay, pears, funk and some lemon peel. Taste is similar to the aroma, but with the addition of some green grapes/white wine and some citrus. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s crisp and also well carbonated. The soft carbonation helps make this brew very smooth and easy to drink. ’Merica is a pretty good brew, I certainly liked it. Definitely worth a try if you come across some. $10.99 a bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (7248) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle at Dadsgiving! Pours a faintly hazed golden yellow with a thin white head. Big and funky with a bit of cheese and musk. Medium-bodied, chewy wheat and sweetness, a bit of funk and sourness, almost spicy and smokey. Weird but rather tasty. Spicy and yeasty on the finish. Tangy and musky.

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