Well, what have we here? Yep, it’s a saison, complete with baffling inclusions like trendy Galaxy hops and dark malts, brewed with Brett. Plus, it’s got a label featuring constellations in the form of… the Harlem Globe Trotters? Also depicted: two disembodied blue hands pointing towards a galactic core consisting of a giant hot dog. And when I say “giant”, well, if this is drawn to scale, let’s call it about 1,000 light years long (and a diameter of about 200 light years). That’s a big hot dog. Fortunately, no hot dogs were used in the making of this beer. Unfortunately, I’m not sure all the disparate components came together as well as Prairie hoped.
Served in appropriate glassware, of course:
Prairie Funky Galaxy – Pours a dark brown color with lots of bubbly, khaki colored head. Smells of pure, juicy Galaxy hops mixed with bready, spicy Belgian yeast. Not a lot of funk in the nose though. Taste has a nice saison yeast character mixed with some roasted malt and those juicy hop flavors. Some light, earthy funk emerging towards the finish. Mouthfeeel is highly carbonated, dry, and surprisingly crisp. Medium bodied, but easy to drink. Overall, I find myself wishing this didn’t have those roasted notes, but it’s still quite good. B
Beer Nerd Details: 8% ABV bottled (750 ml caged and corked). Drank out of whatever you call that Star Wars glass on 5/26/13.
Man, this lack of harmony seems to be the theme of last weekend, but fret not, for tomorrow we’ll be talking about a spectacular beer that has harmony out the ying yang. Or something. Stay tuned.