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Funky Gold Mosaic - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

389 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 389
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 29
Gots: 82 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 05-28-2014)
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Reviews by spoony:
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4.16/5  rDev -1.2%

From a 500 ml bottle into a tulip. Reviewed from notes dated July 22, 2014.

A-The beer is light in color, sort-of a banana-yellow hue. There is a bit of haze. The head is big, like three full fingers tall, and shiny white. The head sticks around for a bit too.

S-The aroma is quite nice: a mixture of peach, apricot, pineapple, and juicy tropical sweetness combine with a mild, lemony tartness. Underneath the hops is a mild, dry, bretty funkiness. It is not hugely funked or bretty, but just enough to keep things interesting.

T-The taste is more tart and grassy than the smell. The juicy, fruity hop flavors develop a bit more bitterness and bite. Although there is still some pineapple juice and tropical sweetness, as well as some white grape flavor.

M-As the big head would suggest, this beer is well carbonated. The body is medium in heft with a slightly wet feeling on the palate.

O-This is a nice summertime beer with delicious fruity aromas. This style can be one of my favorites (I love Le Terroir and Red Swingline, for example), and I have enjoyed most Prairie offerings, so it is no surprise that I enjoyed this beer. A little more depth in flavor might help, but as is, I would easily drink more of this.

spoony, Aug 13, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of Justin8mypants
3.54/5  rDev -15.9%

$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.

Justin8mypants, Aug 02, 2014
Photo of russpowell
4.41/5  rDev +4.8%

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!

russpowell, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of twiggamortis420
4.16/5  rDev -1.2%

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.

twiggamortis420, Aug 05, 2014
Photo of champ103
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%

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.

champ103, Jul 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

CavemanRamblin, Sep 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Tiernan, Jul 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

joemetric, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5%

sabitu, Aug 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Essiracab, Aug 01, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Meyers1023, Aug 10, 2014
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3.99/5  rDev -5.2%

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.

Franziskaner, Jul 12, 2014
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2/5  rDev -52.5%

CBucks12, Aug 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

valkyre65, Aug 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

jtladner, Jun 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Schlafly33, Jul 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Gbell, Aug 12, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev -2.6%

acurtis, Sep 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

RobertH50, Aug 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

mdaschaf, Sep 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

UWBadgerFan4Life, Aug 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

SoCalBeerIdiot, Sep 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

htravic17x, Today at 08:19 PM
Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.25/5  rDev +1%

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

PBRmeasap1980, Aug 29, 2014
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Funky Gold Mosaic from Prairie Artisan Ales
94 out of 100 based on 389 ratings.