RATINGS: 362   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8/5   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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‘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.

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3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2013
Bottle. Straw to yellow color, very cloudy, foamy white head. Aroma is sour, stinky lemon, light tropical. Taste is earthy hops, sour lemon, light toasted grain, citrus, bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (5443) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 7, 2013
750ml corked bottle in a tulip. Pours bright, hazy copper/golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of spicy yeast and light fruits, a nice floral and spicy hop note, and light pale malts. Flavor the same with a nice blend of everything, with it all complimenting the other ingredients. Average texture. A good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mrhoppy (1288) - Santa Clara, California, USA - OCT 6, 2013
It’s off putting and appealing at the same time. If your looking for something unusual this qualifies. If you worship Saison’s avoid it. I you love big hops get it. Very very hoppy farmhouse Saison. Kinda stinky aroma. Very cloudy straw yellow pour, with a big white head and nice lacing. Guava, great tropical fruit flavor, pineapple, lemon zest, hay, big fresh NS hops, a dusty dryness, and some brett for sure. Quite enjoyable, Merica, f-k yeah! Be careful....be very careful.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbaaron (1998) - Arizona, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Pours cloudy light orange yellow. Large frothy white head. Great, delicate wafting aroma. Yeast, floral, white wine, fruity, citrus, lemon, barnyard. Flavor follows. Lovely. Great taste. Medium body. Complex character all around with great balance. Nice carbonation. Finish is fruity, dry, light peppery, soft hop bitterness. Love it.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MarinEvelyn (854) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 5, 2013
sweet citrus lemon floral hops. Yeast. Very light but strong. Some white wine. Taste is spot on to the aroma. Everything is so pronounced but blended so well there’s not too much of one Taste. Very nice. Leaves my tongue tingling.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thome50 (1294) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle. Pours a neon/glowing yellow with big white head that retains for days. Aroma is slightly dank Nelson hops/cat piss. Nicer as it warms. Taste is gummy tropical fruit candy, dry white wine and some bitter NZ hops. Overall, this is another unique Prairie siason that has more of the barnyard thing going on that most saisons.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (9315) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Bottle. Hazy bright golden yellow. Bottle-conditioned natural carbonation builds a pillowy and patchy white head. Sharp and seemingly sugary tropical fruit / pineapple aroma character that seems to be from both the Nelson Sauvin and the phenols and acids produced by the yeast. Nelson Sauvin are one of my favorite hops overall, and one of the few "new world" strains that I enjoy in nearly every beer in which they are featured. But the aromatic hop character here is more like a strong pineapple / pear / fruit cocktail syrup and less floral than the Moa Pale Ale, which is my favorite Nelson Sauvin-hopped beer of all time. Also, this one has less of a real fruit smell, meaning it smells like fruit candies or fruit syrup rather than actual pieces of pineapple, peach, apricot and lemon. After it warms and opens a bit the yeast seems to blend into and mute out some of the hop aroma, so it becomes more soapy / musty / phenolic, and it’s chalky to boot. I got the same yeast character in the first two Prairie beers I tried. Highly effervescent approach of transparent malt sweetness (really I love pilsner malt and can usually identify it but here it seems lost), turning bitter, sour and bandaid-like across the tongue and palate. So: yeasty, sour, tart, soapy, etc., that ruins it for me. I might start to think that the house strain is the "brettanomyces, ale yeast and wine yeast" mixture I read about for the Prairie Ale. I guess my tastes align more with cleaner beer, and if this was less yeasty and bandaid-like then I could probably really get into the Kiwi hops here. There are a lot of breweries that cover poor technique and cheap ingredients with brutal bitterness and alcohol and treatments and such. I don’t think Prairie is one of them. I think Prairie has the talent to brew exceptional beer, but I think what the brewers like is their sort of musty, brett-heavy, sourish, bitter, barrel-treated beer. Good for them, sucks for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fidelis83 (2383) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 2, 2013
Cloudy yellow gold pour with a tall, fluffy off white head. Aroma is loaded with bright citrusy hops and nice fruity and slightly funky yeast notes, a little pepper, nice cereal notes, a little biscuit and tart stone fruit. Flavor is very yeasty up front, with a sort of sour-doughy funk, light earthy fruit, lots of tart and bitter stone fruit, bright citrus notes, a little booziness, light pepper and spicy notes to the finish. Medium body, with a creamy entry leading into a pillowy blanketing cascade of very fine, but slightly sharp carbonation and ending with an off dry, slightly chalky finish. Really good stuff, tastes and smells great (though pretty boozy for my taste in a Saison) and what an interesting and enjoyable mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (2210) - - OCT 2, 2013
Bottle. Extremely hazy light gold with a big rocky white head. Aroma and taste are tropical and citrus fruit and earthy, musty funk. Slight rubbery aftertaste. Good dry palate and strong carbonation. Really enjoyed this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Damn. This is mega funky. And just when you think the funk aroma is done, in wafts more farmhouse. Pours a hazy orange juice color. I get a touch of the Nelson but the crazy funk from the yeast is the star of this show and I like it.


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