Funky Gold Mosaic - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 655
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 64
Gots: 111 | FT: 8
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Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 05-28-2014

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Reviews by LittleDon:
Photo of LittleDon
4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

8 oz. pour at Jester King Brewery on 8/8/2014. Floral and catty aroma, you expect a West Coast IPA, but get a mild sour with strong hop characteristics. Tons of off white head. You might expect medium to heavy body with a fair amount of residual sugar, but what you get is dry, light bodied, and low carbonation. A near perfect amalgam of IPA and farmhouse sour. Very clean finish. One of the more interesting beers of the year for me.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Justin8mypants
3.54/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

$6.99 for a 24oz bottle

A- Beautiful hazy yellow/goldish color, nice thick foamy head that dissipates into a thin layer of webby laces.

S- A lot of funk, once it warms up I started getting a lot more hops, and a lot of lemon and grapefruit.

T- Very strong on the lemon and grapefruit flavors with some sourness. A little bit of hops come through, just enough for a nice balance. There is a nice sour finish, nothing to off putting or overwhelming, just enough.

M- some prickly carbonation that becomes a little smoother once it warms up a little, it is a bit thinner than I expected but fairly smooth, especially when it warms up

O- My first sour beer. Upon the first smell, I was a little worried, but to me this beer just reminds me of a lemony beer. It almost seems as if the sour notes are derived from lemon, so it in my opinion was a good sour to be my first. Not to funky, just enough.

Photo of russpowell
4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours an effervescent gold with 2 fingers of pearl white head. Stays effervescent, alright lacing & faint head retention

S: Slight citric notes & tartness, a little grapefruit

T: Grapefruit pith, slight tartness up front, some lemony notes as well. Tartness, slight sourness, a bit of lemongrass as this warms, some dryness & some hay notes. Finishes dry, super tart, with hay & grapefruit notes

MF: Light/medium bodied, fairly delicate carbonation

Through the roof drinkability, not terribly sour, but I could drink this in warm weather all day long; if the price was kinder. This has a Champagne feel/vibe to it... Prairie, you have hit another home run!

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500 mL bottle pours a hazed gold with a large cap of fluffy white head. Nice retention and a smattering of lace.

Nose is pungent, tropical mosaic hops that smell like they would play well with leathery brett. There is not much of a sour bacteria aroma until it warms to near room temp...Id say light grains are more prominent than anything sour if you have a cold sample. An amazingly intense farmhouse character pervades the beer, very nice.

The sourness comes out on the flavor, but more in line with a good berliner than a full on sour beer. The hop flavors are well integrated and fade quick before any bitterness is perceived. The grain is light and the yeast has a nice rustic thing going on, quite tasty. This has certainly got some wheat in it, a crisp snappiness does it impart. Another fine ale from Chase and Co. Glad I picked up 2 of them, despite the steep price tag.

Photo of champ103
4.3/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a beautiful deep hazed golden/orange color. A two finger white head forms, and recedes after a minute. Light lace is left behind.
S: First whiff showcases the huge hop aroma. Juicy tropical fruits like mango and peach. Second whiff, the light funk comes into play. Which is always in the background but works well with the hops.
T: Like the nose, hops are big up front. Juicy and tropical fruits. Mango and peach are both apparent. Followed by a sharp acidic tartness with subsequent drinks. Finishes with a light tart white grape flavor and basement funk. Which works perfectly with everything else.
M/D: A light body and effervescent carbonation. Crisp, beautifully dry, but smooth at the same time. Immensely enjoyable and drinkable. I don't want the bottle to end.

There are almost two beers here. The first shows up with a huge juicy hop burst. On second sips the sour and funk come through. Which end up intermingling perfectly. Well made, and highly recommended.

Photo of Seanniek91
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served from a 500ml bottle into a HF Stemmed Tulip.

Appearance is hazy gold with three fingers of foamy white head that settled and left some lacing. Smell is cat piss, mosaic fruity hops, lots of lemon and mild vinegar. Taste is Lemon, light faded hops, tons of yeasty funk, grass lingers. Feel very carbonated, mild sourness and pretty light.

Overall this is a fine beer. Wish I had it fresh to see if the dry hopping was more prevalent. Not worth the $12 bottle though.

Photo of BEERchitect
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The "funky-fresh" character ,on which Prairie has learned to hang their hat, is perticularly strong with this one. Lead by the irresistible mosaic hop, all of the tropical, citrus and winey flavors and aromas are all amplified.

Its hazy canary-yellow pour eludes to lemon-drop essence that comes to life in the very first whiff. Its tangy and under-ripened sense is of pineapple, white grapefruit, white grape, orange and mango (and despite a kinder uric undertone, hinging on tomcat) -all causing teeth grinding sensations to occur.

To taste, its faint malty sweetness seems more of tangy fructose sweetness rather than of malt. Only a dry creamy taste and wafer-like texture supports the acidity to come. Bright zinfindale, cider and lemon-lime offer a high tartness to the palate that the morphs into something of "Hawaiian Punch".

Lightly briney and earthy with straw and hay, the beer's IPA tendencies show with bold citrusy bitterness and candied pine needles. With its fledgling sweet balance wisping away, the finish it a tandem of hop bitterness and barrel sourness to strip the palate of all thirst and to keep the complexities coming, even deep into aftertaste.

Photo of Franziskaner
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Extremely hazy to the point of being mostly impenetrable to light despite the light golden color. There's a half inch of eggshell white tightly knit head. Strong aroma of floral mosaic hops and some horse blanket funk which was a very well matched blending. The flavor is more sour initially and turns to floral to slightly citrus hops at the back of the palate. The mouth is quite smooth and delicate. This is a great beer for the hot summer.

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

1/2 Bottle poured into snifter glass

A- Hazy golden with thin head that dissipates
S- Tart, funk, citrus zest, bit of citrus hops too
T- Wow, bright citrus/lemon zest up front, funkiness in the middle... earthy and tart. Short finish.
M- Good level of carbination that pushes the tartness to all corners of the mouth

O- Interesting and very good beer. Must like tart

Photo of TheSleepyMonkey
4.33/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Solid brew. Perfect example of the style

Photo of goochpunch
4.74/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours out a slightly hazed gold with a thin head. Smell is gorgeous. Fresh bread maltiness and some light wild house yeast funk. The majority of the funk in the nose comes from some raunchy mosaic hops: mango, peach, guava, guanabana, and BO. Flavor is big on crackery malts and acid. Hops aren't as much in the forefront, as it's the dry hopping adding those massive aromas. Pleasant and VERY light and refreshing bitterness in the finish. Yeast offers up some fruitiness. Refreshing and palate cleansing. Mouthfeel is light, crisp, and effervescent. Acid strips the tongue. It's a shame that I'm not having this beer with food. This screams for a runny, washed rind cheese or fried seafood. Excellent.

Photo of emerge077
4.31/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque golden orange, frothy collar of white around the edges, lasting skim on the surface.

Hugely fruity aroma, big passionfruit notes and some rustic funkiness underneath. The bottle itself had a slight vinegar aroma, but the beer itself didn't.

Sour and full of passionfruit, juicy and tangy. Dry Brett aftertaste. Effervescent and spritzy. Light to medium bodied, very easy drinking, wish I had a few bottles of this.

Photo of bluejacket74
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16.9 ounce bottle. Served in a Prairie Teku, the beer pours a hazy straw gold color with a couple inch white head that stayed around a long time. There's also a good amount of lacing. I like the aroma, the brew smells like citrusy hops (tropical fruit, lemon peel), funk, and some grainy malt. I think the taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there's also some grassiness, lime and green grapes/grape skins noticeable. The tartness isn't very strong at all, but with that being said it still tastes good. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit creamy and is well carbonated. Overall I liked this brew, and it was one that I liked more and more the longer I drank it. Definitely worth trying!

Photo of CraftEyeDoc
4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a beautiful nice strawish, hazy, light golden color with nice amount of head

S- Some slight citrus aroma

T- Yummy! Loads of citrus and a nice citrus after taste that lingers, some Brett flavor but the lingering citrus after taste is great

M- Light, crisp, nice carbonation and dry

O- Very unique beer and unique in a very good way. Very refreshing and wish I had more than the one bottle I was sent. Would love to drink again sometime soon. If you like wild ales it is def a good one to try. Not too tart but the citrus flavors are awesome. Very well done!

Serving type: bottle

Photo of MasterfulIdiot
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a riedel tulip. Liquid is a hazy (you guessed it) gold. The pour kicks up a nice off-white three-finger head with decent lacing. It quickly settles down to a thin cushion with nice retention.

Lots of stuff going on in the aroma - white wine, sour apples, musty basement, mild citrusy hops, bit of earthiness. The basement threatens to overwhelm, but doesn't quite do it.

On the palate, lots of sourness up front, with some mineraliness underneath. The grapes, apples, and citrus quickly assert themselves, with white grapes at the forefront. Less funkiness on the palate than on the nose, but it's there too. Aftertaste is all fruit, with just a little funk underneath. Perfect amount of sourness. Nice mix of flavors.

Mouthfeel is relatively thin, but kind of viscous, with a lot of carbonation, which works well.

Overall, really nice. The fruit flavors work really well with the funkiness, and I haven't had regular Gold, but I think the hops add some nice citrus. Well done!

Photo of infinitebruner
3.64/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

September 12, 2014

16.9 oz bottle, highball glass (it was the best thing available)

A – Very yellow to golden with a hint of dark gold, a bit of cool haze but mostly high clarity. A huge white head of foam, at least two inches, fades slowly to leave a finger of head at the top. Effervescent bubbles.

S – Apricots and spicy fruit, haystack. Some lemony citrus in the background. A lot of acidity in the profile. Not at all tart as much as just funky (shocker). A little bit of tropical fruit.

T – A strong dose of lactic acid right off the top, the acidity washes over the tongue and is replaced by a residual sweetness. Lemons, both sweet and tart, and straw. Again, some tropical notes from the mosaic hops. Brett character, if any, is very subdued.

M – Only mildly effervescent, despite appearances. Again, bitterness on the front, a bit of tartness from the lactobacillus, and then sweetness that is not cloying or overwhelming, and does not stick to the tongue. A relatively wet finish.

O – The mosaic hops definitely add a bit of a tropical feel here. I like the balance on this, and the lactobacillus is very much present but not overwhelming. While not the best example of its use, I think this is a beer worth drinking.

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle.

A: Pours a hazed straw yellow under a 1" thick white head which fades to a cap and leaves spotty lace.

N: Tart, wheat, white grape skin and juice, pineapple, lemon zest, apple/peach/pear fruits and mild funk.

T: Soft pixie sticks tartness, fruity, tropical and citrusy with a mellow funky brett.

M: Light body and medium carbonation. Dry, pineapple tropical, white grape, funk finish.

O: Oh - this is nice. Well balanced. Lightly sour, funk and hops.

Photo of Ri0
4.12/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

poured 650ml into teku.

A - Hazy golden straw with a 2 finger white fluffy head. Fades quickly into a ring and streams of tiny bubbles ascend upward all around the glass.

S - Sour rotten tropical fruit and some wet hay funk. A bit of lemon peel along with musty Brett.

T - Dry white wine with some sweet tropical notes. Lemon peel and Brett to give it the right amount of funkiness. Somewhat of a flavored Berliner style.

M - Tart with prickly carbonation and a light dry feel.

O - My first dry hopped AWA and it was quite good.

Photo of More_betterness
4.23/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle poured into a LA Teku.

A: Glowing hazy light golden body with a two finger loose head that recedes to a thin lacing around the rim of the glass. Just looks inviting.

S: Potent dank overripe pineapple and mango from the hops, followed by musty brett notes. Citric acidity rounds everything out. Lots going on here.

T: Not quite as complex as the nose. Sweet tangerine, followed by tart grapefruit and lemon. Doughy wheat takes up the rear and remains between sips.

M: Light bodied and effervescent, with a drying finish. Great for the style.

O: Great beer. Love everything I've tried from Prairie and this is no exception. Hops and certain strains of Brett play well with one another, and this beer is a very balanced example of that. Very glad I picked this one up.

Photo of JStampler
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

This is a solid beer. Pours and bubbles almost like Champagne with tons of bubbles an an inch of head that retains for a while. It smells of funk and lemon. The first sips while still fridge cold are nice and light. Theres almost no detection of alcohol and it drinks like afruity saison. As it warms midway through it turns more towards the sour feel with a tart taste and a dry finish. Almost reminds me of a carbed pinot grigio. I really enjoyed this one and I'm glad I traded for 2!

Photo of cbutova
3.87/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

One of many brews I brought back from CO. I really wish Prairie would get into MA considering how it's distributed but until then I'll enjoy what I can get from them. Full review to phone just about an hour ago.

A- Golden yellow pour with a murky haziness with lots of yeast in suspension. A white cap fills the tulip up to three fingers with a puffy consistency dying down to almost nothing somehow. Lace is not happening.

S- Tropical tart fruits like passion fruit and pineapple along with a certain funky Brett straw feel. Dry hops add dank, stone fruit juice and citrus notes.

T- Passion fruit and Brett make up most of the flavor on my palate. Pineapple, tangerine, lactic and lemon flesh sourness, stone fruit pith, grapefruit juice and citrus zest round out this tart fruit bomb. No idea how much comes from the hops or what this beer is made with but it is a dank, funky fruit centric brew.

MF- Light end body that is pretty close to all dried out with a medium tartness. Carbonation comes in with a frothy consistency at a medium-high level.

Grapefruit, passion fruit and sour citrus explosion. Not sour but quite tart which suits the fruit flavors presented. Bitter citrus zest seems to linger with tarts forever.

Photo of titty_mcbitty
4/5  rDev -4.1%

A: Golden yellow with a pretty big foamy head.

S: Tart fruit!

T: Tart and sweet, bright grapes and apple, yeasty bread, some nice graininess, floral tones.

M: Light bodied and good carb bite.

O: Lovely beer. I don't get enough chances to get the wild ales as much as I'd like to.

Photo of MartzMimic
4.42/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours from the bottle a hazy apricot with a foamy white head. Tons of carbonation. You can smell this one during the pour. Loads of bretty barnyard funk, hibiscus and tropical fruit. A swirl brings out the mango and papaya. Maybe a touch of pine. Taste is nicely acidic, but not overly sour. The brett isn't nearly as pronounced, and balances well with the floral and fruit notes. Mid-dry medium mouth that's is really crisp. This is a very good sour saison, another in a growing line of creative brews from Prairie Artisan.

Photo of jlindros
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Thanks to rudzud for sharing.

Decent thick creamy Small head fades at a med pace, hazy golden canned pear color. 3.75

Nose is interesting, big musty resinous dank like hops, earthy grassy little kiwi terrior like, little tart sour lime, key lime like, grassy and hay like too, very little overall funk or malts, mostly hops. 4

Taste starts with a touch of Brett like funk, bready like funk, little grainy etc, that blends nicely into the big hops, big grassy earthy terrior like mosaic hops, little straw and big grassy. Faint tart fruit, little pear and key lime like again, juicy pear ave generic tart fruit like, mild funk. Little vinous chardonnay grape. Finish is drier little sticky, fair bitter, big grassy earthy terrior like hops, little spicy note, mild flemmy funk. 4.25

Mouth med bod, little flemmy feeling, also gritty, nice carb. 4.25

Overall pretty nice, grassy mosaic but it overpowers the nice light sour funk and little fruit notes.4

Photo of HipCzech
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Mongoose Vs. Cobra, served in a tulip. Nearly clear, yellow gold, with a modest fringe of white foam and lasting skim. Aroma is full and fruity, plenty of citrus, some tropical fruit, spice and funk. Tastes of juicy grapefruit and tropical fruit, nice tartness, dank notes, a crisp and bitter, dry finish. Wild sourness nicely highlights fruity aspects of the Mosaic hops.

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Funky Gold Mosaic from Prairie Artisan Ales
93 out of 100 based on 655 ratings.