Funky Gold Mosaic - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 654
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.35%
Wants: 64
Gots: 110 | 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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Photo of TheGenesisOfElegance
4.85/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I poured it into an oversized ale glass. First thing that can't be ignored is the deep cloudy orange color of the beer with lots of carbonation. Unfortunately the thick head dissipates to almost nothing with no lacing. The first scents that hit my nose was the yeast, and then as it warmed, the aromas changed and I got a blast of sour soda, like Squirt or Graf's 50/50. There was also some hints of fruit in there but I couldn't really distinguish anything in particular. Taste immediately reminded me of orange peel, yeast and once again, Squirt or 50/50. It has a nice and light mouthfeel with a good amount of fizziness.

Overall it's an amazing sour beer. I give it high marks all around as it's a very well balanced beer. I want more of it.

Photo of churchillps
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Wow, this is a near-perfect beer. I agree it's more Berliner than sour. Eminently drinkable. Perfect hop balance that shows itself then quickly leaves to present the other flavors. This is my idea of a summer beer.

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 JefferyLaGrow
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer really impressed me. If you didn't know that this was a beer, it would look like a glass of grapefruit juice. The nose has some funky straw and farm notes to it, but still has a pineapple/grapefruit/hoppy citrus aroma. As it warms, the grapefruit really stands out along with some salty soft hop notes. The mouthfeel is close to a juice.
Excellent beer. Overall 4.5.

Photo of StrongRepublican
4.56/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip from the 500ml bottle.

A: Bright, but hazy straw/honey color with a thick white head

S: Bursting with lemon/citrus and fresh earthy hops and wild brett/funk/horse blanket. Slight sourness noticeable.

T: Lemon grass, hay, some funk, pineapple/fresh fruit, and earthy/tropic mosaic hops.

M: Light, crisp, effervescent, and dry.

O: Really, really, pleasant and refreshing. Excellent as a dinner beer or by itself, just hard not to gulp it down it is so tasty.

Photo of Fcolle2
4.54/5  rDev +8.9%

Pours hazy golden in color with a fluffy one and a half finger white head that has great retention. Smell has some incredibly fresh juicy stone fruit aroma, primarily peach. There are also some slightly herbal, mango and pineapple hop aromas. Taste follows nose with bright juicy tart flavors of peach, crisp tropical hops, semi sweet light grainy sweetness to balance. Awesome sour

Photo of SavvyStudent
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

amazingly drinkable and bright. will drink this any day!

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.

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 Ranz
4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Even from opening the bottle, the carbonation is out of control--it suds out from the bottle-top. Thankfully, I only lost a little before pouring the golden-orange brew in my tall tulip, which easily created a finger of head. The haze disallows any opacity; what a great color for a summer beer.

S: Loads of sour grapefruit and sour-influenced mimosa; mottled orange rind and sour fruit candy finish it off. Lovely; I could breathe this in all day.

T: Strong, bretta-influenced spice--pineapple, sour apple, slightly curdled orange juice. Once it warms up, the Belgian-inspired yeast stain shines through beautifully, making this very balanced. The hops also come through with great subtlety.

M: On first sip, the carbonation gives a stronger mouthfeel than you would expect. Getting further in, you find that the prickly nature subsides. This is one of the best summer-inspired beers I've enjoyed.

O: Farmhouse-styled ales are usually not my thing, but Prairie had never disappointed before, so I wanted to give it a shot. I'm glad I did. This is a fun and creative spin on a style that needs some invigoration.

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 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 StonedTrippin
4.37/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this beer is outstanding, such a wonderful mosaic hop aromatic. its an increasingly popular variety, but examples of it being used this well are still few and far between. delicate blonde sour beer here, accentuated by generous mosaic dry hopping. its like pineapple juice in color, and the aroma follows suit. not overly sour, but unique to prairie, the way elizabeth was. where that one let me down though, this one takes off. juicy wet hops through the whole beer, but instead of a bitter finish, the bacterial funk kicks up and closes it out quickly with a tart dry and very bubbly finish. i love the yeast complexion in this, its dynamic and different, and makes this what it is. the hops though are the real genius. its tough to have both i have learned, hops and funk, they can really cancel each other out sometimes, or worse, produce unpleasant synergies. this one puts all that behind it though, and offers both a highly hopped and quite wild ale. very impressive stuff from prairie, its beers like this that keep them as one of the premiere operations in the country. best use of mosaic ive seen since odells woodcut number 6.

Photo of stephens101
4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Always happy to go Prairie hunting in search of the next big thing. Let's see if this one was worth the effort.

Golden orange in color with a quickly thinning off-white head.

Perfumy florals meander among fragrant, ripe, light fruits such as pineapple, lemon, and orange. Belgian yeast and spice are noticed eventually. A bit of vanilla mixes, but way back.

Soured fruits (orange, white grape and melon) flicker at the tongue followed by a vein of Belgian yeast, grain and spice, all contrasted against a busy, floral background. Finishes ultra-dry with the fruit and funk lingering in the palate.

Prairie just keeps hitting all the sweet spots with well-crafted brews that keep the flavor hoppin'. And While this one may not be as "wild" as some of its brethren, it sure does taste good, and has just enough funk to pucker you up.

Photo of Gerberr
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%

Really excited to try this stuff, got a bottle in a trade and poured into a Prairie snifter.
Pretty beer.

Smell:Funk, a slight dank/vegetal odor, mango.
A: Hazy "gold" straw color. Great lacing on the pour, 2-3 fingers dissipates rapidly to nothing.
T: Sour, tart, and Brett come through. Slightly sweet and citrusy. I get a grapefruit and lemon taste in there as well, present but not overpowering at all. Hop presence is defiantly there but delicate.
M: Thin and light, well carbonated but doesn't take away anything from the beer itself.

Overall: I heard good things about this beer and it lived up to its name, a very solid sour, not a world beater by any means but a good beer. I like the way hops are played in the beer, gives real character.

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a dull, pale honey/apple cider vinegar yellow without sediment and is topped by a loose white head that fades quickly without lacing. The nose has pronounced pineapple/citrus in the forefront followed by some funk and grain sweetness (especially when warming) - it's juicy and aromatic. The taste has similar resemblance to pineapple and oranges which quickly transitions into a slightly chewy, yeasty middle and finishes with hoppy, tropical fruitiness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with good funk and bitterness, potent citrus, adequate carbonation (that comes off a bit creamy), masked booze, and a semi-sweet, juicy finish. This beer is outstanding when fresh (drink now) and hits the dry hopped wild ale target better than my previous style favorites.

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

Reviewing from notes after enjoying on 7/23/14 out of a brown 500 mL bottle with no bottling dates that I can seem to find. Poured into a Boulevard Smokestack Series tulip glass.

Appearance (4.25) - Pours a the color of pure liquid gold, with enough haze to prevent it from being translucent, but without making it seem murky. The light seems to radiate off of the wonderfully lemony yellow body, which is capped by a massive three finger head of stark white, frothy foam. Initially, the bubbles are tight and dense, but some time allows them to expand, giving the head a swiss cheese appearance. After some time, the tower comes down, leaving puffs of suds intermittently across the surface and sticky, faint strings of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell (4.5) - As with the few other dry-hopped sour beers I've had, I love the bright, fresh fruity aromas that come from the combination of the pungent hops and the souring bacteria--in many ways, it reminds me of a fruit drink that has fresh squeezed lemon juice to really give it that kick of tartness in complement to the other, sweeter fruit profiles. On this, I get notes of pear and passion fruit, white grapefruit and citric lemon acidity.

Taste (4.25) - While not quite as ripe as the delicious aroma, the taste brings to mind many of the same profiles as the smell, with white wine and and grapefruit leading the way with notes of green apple cider also hinting through. The citric characteristic from the nose brings a full on tartness to the flavor that, along with the fruity, pungent hops, overpowers any sense of the underlying malt base. Just the faintest hint of water cracker belies the presence of any grain at all.

Mouthfeel (4.25) - Light bodied and moderate, effervescent carbonation with a pinch of tartness on the tongue.

Overall (4.25), this is a stellar beer that i would gladly drink again and again. I can't say it's my absolute favorite dry-hopped sour, but that is only because that spot is occupied by one of my favorite sour beers, period. This one, however, is one that I hope Prairie decides to produce again and again.

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 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 flagmantho
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 500mL bottle into a tulip. My first Oklahoma beer!

Appearance: light golden hue with a good haze and a sizeable head of white foam. Looks great!

Smell: hops are super minty and sit atop a nicely sour base. The sourness is almost lemony, as it is so fresh and fruity. This is a mojito beer.

Taste: lightly sour with some buttery funk and more of those minty hops. This is a hard beer for me to categorize. It's fascinating in every way -- and I love it.

Mouthfeel: light body with a big carbonation and a great creaminess. Wonderful.

Overall: this beer appeals to me in a way that's hard to articulate. I think I like it because it is simply weird, like They Might Be Giants or something. Anyway, I am very sad I can't get it here in Seattle without trading.

Photo of StArnoldFan
4.29/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

500ml bottle purchased at my local bottle shop for $8.99. Like most Prairie bottles, it's a little pricey.

Poured into my Prairie Teku, cloudy opaque yellow with a fluffy white head that foams over the top of my glass and quickly recedes. The mosaic hop hits you up front with some nice fruit and floral notes on the nose. Tastes just like a light IPA with a very slight sour on the finish. For my fellow Houstonians, I can explain it like a Yellow Rose with a very slight sour after taste.

Overall, a very solid beer that I could defiantly see myself drinking outdoors in the summer heat, however at $8.99 per 500ml, I doubt I'll be doing so. This drinks like a beer that should be packaged in a four pack or even a six pack for the price of this single. As much as I love Prairies product, their prices are slowly pushing me away.

Photo of barczar
4.27/5  rDev +2.4%

Tart aromas of peach, lemon, and chardonnay are accompanied by must and grass, along with lightly phenolic pepper. Flavor is exceedingly lactic, tart, with lemon at the forefront and peach skin adding complexity. The aftertaste is slightly musty, vinous, then lightly bready. Very complex, easy drinking beer, if you're into sours.

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

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Funky Gold Mosaic from Prairie Artisan Ales
93 out of 100 based on 654 ratings.