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Funky Gold Mosaic - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

484 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 484
Reviews: 56
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.31%
Wants: 36
Gots: 94 | FT: 5
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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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.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 26, 2014
Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -4.5%

zestar, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of acurtis
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

acurtis, Sep 05, 2014
Photo of nmann08
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

nmann08, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of Texasfan549
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Texasfan549, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of BEERchitect
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

BEERchitect, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

kjkinsey, Jul 12, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

GRG1313, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of kylehay2004
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

kylehay2004, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

westcoastbeerlvr, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of largadeer
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

largadeer, Jul 09, 2014
Photo of SocalKicks
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

SocalKicks, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of emerge077
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

emerge077, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

StonedTrippin, Jul 18, 2014
Photo of russpowell
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
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!

russpowell, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of jlindros
4.13/5  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

jlindros, Sep 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

mendvicdog, Sep 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

MarkyMOD, Jul 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

XmnwildX12, Jul 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

oriolesfan4, Yesterday at 04:01 AM
Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

duceswild, Sep 14, 2014
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.

mothman, Jul 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Mebuzzard, Aug 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

mdaschaf, Sep 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

billab914, Saturday at 12:04 AM
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Funky Gold Mosaic from Prairie Artisan Ales
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