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Funky Gold Mosaic | Prairie Artisan Ales

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Funky Gold MosaicFunky Gold Mosaic
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States | website

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ThatsThatDude on 05-28-2014

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with malt, fruit, earth, funk, and acidic aromas. There is a bit of a cooked vegetable aroma that dissipates as the beer warms up. Taste is much the same with sour grain, fruit, and earth flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty, but there is an odd cooked vegetable aroma that only goes away as the beer warms up.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
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.

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Photo of metter98
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a collar of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of mangos and citrusy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of mangos and citrusy hops along with moderate notes of Brett funk.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer does a good job at pairing the flavors of the Mosaic hops and the Brett funk.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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Photo of brentk56
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours a hazy goldenstraw, capped with a couple of inches of foam; a few dots of lacing linger as the head descends

Smell: The Mosaic fruits juts forward, with tropical fruit, grapefruit and white wine grape notes; lemony sour tones also present themselves

Taste: Lactic lemon, up front, with the tropical fruit, grapefruit and white wine grape flavors building; earthy funk, in the middle, with the flavors from the front end also showing up in the caboose

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation; moderately sour

Overall: Very enjoyable and well-balanced; Prairie has brewed a nice one, here

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Photo of emerge077
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.49/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

BOTTLE: 1 pint .9 fl oz. Brown glass. Branded black pry-off pressure cap. Fantastic label art & design.

Expectations are high given the brewery and that this is currently #35 on the Top 50 Southwest list. Served cold into a goblet at low altitude in Austin, TX. Reviewed live as an American wild ale.

Distributed by the Shelton Bastards. 6.5% ABV.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: 2.5 fingers wide. White in colour. Creamy and soft-looking. Could be fuller and thicker. Retention is good - about 6-7 minutes. Leaves no lacing as it recedes. Nice complexion and consistency. Has an even fluffy look.

BODY: Clear vibrant yellow-gold. Translucent, with an incredible glean. Clean; no yeast or sediment is visible.

Appears well-carbonated. It's a fantastic appearance for a sour overall; its vibrance really sets it apart.

AROMA: Shockingly hop-forward, with obscenely evocative notes of tropical fruit (including juicy bursts of tangerine, melon, pineapple, and mango), faint grapefruit citrus and accompanying pith, and resin. Wow. The fruitiness accompanies a lively lactic sourness that showcases lactobacillus bacteria nicely as well as mild funkiness. Sourness is mild - maybe a 3/10 in terms of intensity.

Aromatic intensity is moderate.

No off-notes or booze come(s) through.

In short, it's quite inviting. I don't know that I've come across a sour beer aroma this hop-forward and yet still so well balanced. Suggests a very interesting brew.

TASTE: White pepper accents the grapefruit and its pith, but fortunately there's no biting grapefruit bitterness. The Mosaic hop choice shines here, and boy did Prairie commit to it. It's packed with hop flavours, including the abovementioned tropical fruit; this might be the only beer I can stand pineapple in, and the mango and melon notes are fantastic. The lactobacillus-induced lactic sourness is quite tame - maybe a 3/10 in terms of intensity - but boy is it satisfying, and it complements a subtle funkiness delightfully well. As it warms, it develops, ushering in lush notes of key lime, white wine, hay, and a kiss of oak. More of a bacterial presence would be nice, as would still more sourness.

Depth of flavour is notable. Duration and intensity of flavour are average. This is a great marriage of hop flavour to sourness, but the balance still leaves something to be desired. Structurally, it's a bit frontloaded, with the last act feeling somewhat empty. There are more intricate sours out there, but this one is no slouch in terms of complexity. I quite like it, but as cohesive as it is it doesn't quite taste like a gestalt whole which is more than the sum of its parts. This could be improved, certainly.

TEXTURE: Spritzy and somewhat dry, with a medium body and moderate weight on the palate. Refreshing and quenching, with a juicy overall presence on the palate. Smooth and overcarbonated.

This texture sets off the sourness nicely, but the beer would benefit from more an acidic smacky feel. This mouthfeel doesn't quite elevate the beer, but it's well-executed nevertheless.

Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, rough, or scratchy.

OVERALL: A committed use of Mosaic hops makes this one very interesting, and I'd definitely encourage any beer enthusiast to try it. It's highly drinkable, hides its ABV well, and has plenty of flavour, but it's not in the upper echelon of beers in this style and there's plenty of room for improvement. The discerning drinker will be pleased but not impressed. Prairie continues to put out some of the best work in the region, and I can't wait to try the Amarillo-hopped variant. Tasty stuff.

High B- (3.49)

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of jlindros
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
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

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 7/17/2015. Pours very hazy deep golden yellow color with a 2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice dense foamy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of lightly tart lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, berry, white wine, pear, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, grass, pepper, light musty funk, light leather, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of citrus/tropical hops, fruity/funky/spicy yeast, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of lightly tart lemon, lime, peach, pineapple, apricot, mango, melon, berry, white wine, pear, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, grass, pepper, light musty funk, light leather, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Moderate amount of earthy yeast spiciness and light fruity tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, lime, pineapple, mango, melon, berry, white wine, pear, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, pepper, light funk/leather, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical hops, fruity/funky/spicy yeast, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tartness/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/acidic/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Light-moderate dryness after the finish, with some light lingering acidity/yeast spiciness after the finish. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent dry hopped wild ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical hops, fruity/funky/spicy yeast, and moderate pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

the color is similar to the simcoe -golden perhaps a little lighter, a pretty clouded smoothie-like look. The smell is great with mostly hops yet there is a faint wild yeast aroma with citrus qualities from both. The texture is balanced with lightly acidic yet mildly bitter and mildly resinous with moderate carbonation and mostly dry finish.

The taste is very good with a Mosaic flavor up front and lactic tanginess in the middle with a sort of lemon-lime aspect and fruity sour finish with almost no alcohol in the taste. This is a highly drinkable sour beer with a good amount of that citrus from the Mosaic hops in the taste.

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Photo of mothman
3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a finger of white head. Leaves some sticky lace. Color is a hazy golden straw yellow.

Flavor profile: A lot of fruity flavors. Big lemon citrus with mangoes and melon. There is a little tartness here, but this beer is mainly funky. Has a barnyard funk with wet horse blanket. Kind of wheaty. Grassy hops. Tannins.

Mouthfeel: Light tartness, funky, and bubbly. Crisp. Light bodied. Medium to high amount of carbonation. Ends clean.

Overall, an enjoyable wild ale. Very easy to drink and I could have a fair amount of this. I'd prefer a little more tart and a little less funk, but other than that it's solid.

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Photo of russpowell
4.37/5  rDev +4.3%
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!

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light yellow body, super hazy, an inch plus of soapy, white head. Brett funk with mosaic hop character. Who knew? Light to medium in body. Soft bitterness. Hoppy, funky, wonderful.

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Photo of stakem
4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thank you Tim for the share. 500ml bottle into a snifter appears a hazy light golden color with a white cap that fades leaving spotty lace.

This smells lemony with grapefruit fruited aspect that has a pleasant citrus zestiness that fades to a sort of brie-like cheesiness.

The taste is lemony lactic tart with that previously mentioned grapefruit juice note but with a backing of dry grain and slight herbal finish.

A light bodied brew with effercescent carbonation, tart, clean and absolutely crushable. Id take a gallon of this to the face with zero restraint or regrets. Wow.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.82/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Florida
Slightly hazy deep yellow with a frothy bubbly white head that persists. Earthy funky fruity with bitter pithy grapefruit dominating and light tropical fruits supporting. Lemony tart lightly puckering finish. Pretty damn good beer.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy pale yellow color with white head. Aroma has really nice, bright stonefruits and citrus fruits, honey, grass and hay. Taste follows with all the fruity flavors plus a moderate lactic tartness, maybe a touch of brett funk too. You also get some hoppy bitterness on top. Finish is yeasty and dry. Medium body with an almost smooth mouthfeel. Really easy to drink yet tasty hoppy sour ale.

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Photo of flagmantho
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted in a Teku glass from a 1 pt .9 fl oz bottle on August 14, 2015. Look is bright cloudy gold, medium head that fades to a ring, no lacing. Smell is strong almost tar-like resins, sour bitter citrus fruit and hints of sweet tropical fruit. Taste is bitter citrus fruit pith, pepper, tropical fruit and moderately sour. Feel is medium in body, dry and a bit prickly in finish.

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Photo of rudzud
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared with JLindros and Threelions

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a lightly hazy straw gold hue with a thin fluffy white blanket that fades to leave a thin blanket 4.25

S - Aromas of mosaic galore, grassy. I think the mosaic overpowers the funk quite a bit. 3.75

T - Taste is really nice. Grassy mosaic galore, lots of fruity notes pear like, wine grape notes, light funk. Like the nose, the hops here again almost overpower the beer but is a good thing I like mosaic. 4.25

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated after a bright bloom. Solid 4

O - Overall this beer was really tasty but the mosaic overpowers this beer. Still, it's tasty. 4

Serving Type: Bottle

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Photo of dar482
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

The beer comes in a hazy lemony yellow with a large bubbled fluffy head

The aroma smacks of the pungency of mosaic of guava, passionfruit, kumquat, papaya, pineapple. This is combined with a touch of tart and a Brett funk of bright barnyard. A touch of wheat and yeast character.

The flavor follows with that Mosaic in the front of those tropical fruits. The sides of the palate offer a hint of lemon tart and funk. There is no sweetness nor bitterness. A hint of spicy dry on the back end.

A fun refreshing tropical hopped saison.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
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!

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Photo of barczar
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%

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.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Turbid and yellow gold in color. a wisp of a bright white head. Citrus, funky and flowery. a twang to it. Bone dry. Super short finish. Pretty solid.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Saint Somewhere wine-style glass. Bottleneck says 20115.

A- Pours a semi-hazy medium golden color with a 1/4 inch white head that retains decently before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of sheer surface foam. Not-so-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Lovely pungent aroma of hops that’s both bright and citrusy but also musty and dank. The Brett accentuates this dankness with its funk that brings some green olive notes.

T- Flavor is just as bright as the aroma with a juicy hop bite, refreshing tartness and a white wine-like fruitiness. Notes of pear, melon and white cranberry.

— Crisp and tangy with medium carbonation and a lightish body.

O- More light-bodied citrus-forward than the more earthy and filled-out Amarillo.

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Funky Gold Mosaic from Prairie Artisan Ales
93 out of 100 based on 105 ratings.