RATINGS: 372   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   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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3.3
Ernest (7747) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle. Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy light yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (herbs), moderately yeasty (barnyard), with notes of plastic/band-aid, lemon juice, sumac, pepper. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. So here we have Krebs ’Merica, eh? Prairie is yet another pseudo-brewer like Mikkeller, Evil Twin, Stillwater, Brash, Clown Shoes, Perfect Crime, and on and on and on. Frankly I’m getting a little tired of these companies, because it’s dreadfully clear that the quality depends heavily on the facility where it’s brewed, not quite as much on the company owner. Is Mikkeller any good? Not if it’s made at De Proef, as has been proven repeatedly. If it’s made at Amager, there’s a better chance. Clown Shoes sucks, but it might be Ipswich’s fault, we may never know. So honestly...if you have something to say as a brewer, it’s hard to respect you if you just farm everything out to other breweries. It’s quite possible in this case the Prairie folks are actually hands-on during brewing, but in cases like Mikkeller or Stillwater, no chance. So I dunno, this sorta thing is really getting common and it’s kinda annoying. But enough about that (*grumble*)...this beer is just ok. It’s overly plastic-like in the nose, kinda sour and a little dirty (plastic again) in the mouth. But there are nice rustic elements in the nose, and the appearance is nice. So...meh...wouldn’t buy it again, but I guess it’s slightly above average. Too expensive for the quality in any event.

4.3
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle at the parentals. Pour is hazy golden yellow with a huge white head and great lacing. Big herbal, funky, lemon peel, band-aid, floral, grassy, biscuit, straw, medicinal aroma. Very Orval-esque. Taste is so bright, floral, grassy, band-aid, funky, lemon zest, straw, clean biscuity malt, white pepper, and herbs with a spicy bitter bite on the backend. Light body with high carbonation. This beer blew me away. So clean, yet funky and hoppy. Very well-built and I can’t believe it is 7.5%. I could drink case after case of this stuff.

4.1
_angst_ (4802) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 18, 2013
Bottle my father got me from Bierkoning in Amsterdam. Many thanks! Pours very hazy pale yellow with a big frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some soapy lacing and trace on the glass. Smell is fruity and slightly funky with crackers, pineapple juice, freshly cut grass, mango, papaya, pink grapefruit juice, passionfruit, ripe gooseberries, dry soil, Chardonnay wine, white grapes, hay, white pepper corns and hints of barnyard. Taste is bitter, fruity and funky with crackers, barnyard, moist hay, pineapple juice, pink grapefruit juice, moist wood, dry soil, leather, white pepper corns, pine needles, grape juice, overripe tropical fruits and hints of yellow curry powder, alcohol and manure. Mouthfeel is soft, dry, slightly round, sightly fruity tart, tiny astringent and medium bodied. finish is bitter and slightly funky with crackers, hay, barnyard, grapefruit rinds, dry soil, lemon zest, pineapple juice, dry wood, white grapes and white wine. Another extremely tasty offering from Prairie, these guys just keep on giving…

3.6
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2013
(750ml bottle) Pours a cloudy maize body with a small white head. Aroma of orange, peach, urine, grapefruit, herbs, and manure. Flavor of orange, pineapple, grapefruit, brett, light pine, yeast, and earth with a dry, bitter finish.

3.5
Scopey (15281) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle, big thanks to Bruce! It pours hazy pale golden with a small fluffy white head. The nose is fresh, piney, orange squash, musty, herbal, brett, earthy, varnish, hay and light herbal notes. The taste is crisp, piney, grapefruit, orange, lime peel, hay, musty, earth, brett, mild astringency, spice and a touch of alcohol. Medium body, fine carbonation and foamy mouth-feel. Big flavour, but a bit musty. Not sure if the balance is quite there, but decent nonetheless.

4
maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2013
Bottle cheers to Bruce. Hazy golden pour with a tiny white rim for a head on top leaving soapy lacing all over the glass. Nose is exquisite. So juicy and tangy with heavy lemon rind, loads of lime zest, huge citric hop and pepper. Damn it smells good! Taste is quite close but it’s just a touch more muddled and has a slight heat to it which I don’t mind. A load of lemon zest, heavy rind, sorbet, sweetness with bitterness on the finish. Just huge citrus with a very miniscule hint of sourness. Probably not quite as sophisticated as the Tired Hands HandFarm but very well done. Nice stuff

4
wchesser (2110) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Cloudy straw yellow with a big head. Nose is mostly tropical hops, some lime leaf, and other citrus, plus a bit of farmhouse funk. Taste is lemon zest, funk, bit of spiciness. Haven’t been a big fan of nelson saison beers I have had but really enjoy this.

4.1
UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2013
500ml bottle split with the wife, picked this bottle up in Philly. pours hazy gold with a white head thats leaves a very sticky lacing coat. nose of citrus, grains, undertones of earthiness. citrus begins the notes in the mouth, gentle bitterness keeps balance, light gentle earthiness on the finish. all elements are wrapped in a light body.

3.2
Jool (198) - - OCT 15, 2013
Bouteille 1 pint 9 fl oz. Jaune pâle trouble. Nez désagréable d'urine de chat. Beaucoup mieux en bouche: tartre, grain blond, citron. Belle longueur mais finale encore sur l'urine de chat. Je blâme la variété de houblon...

4
Leighton (21878) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2013
Bottle shared at Bruce’s I’m London - big thanks to Bruce for this beer. Pours unclear yellow with a fine, frothy white head. Nose has lots of juicy citrus fruits, grapefruit, melon, peach, orange. Light sweet flavor with decent funk, a bit of melon, slight bitter citrus rind. Light to medium bodied with average, massaging carbonation. Clean and funky to finish, some armpit, basement, more citrus, rindy bitterness. Tasty and pretty dynamic.


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