Funky Gold Mosaic - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Reviews: 63
Hads: 660
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 7.21%
Wants: 63
Gots: 114 | 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 Fcolle2
4.54/5  rDev +9.1%

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 (382 characters)

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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 (370 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%

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. (679 characters)

Photo of randeezy74
4.15/5  rDev -0.2%

A: Hazy pale yellow with a pure white head. Nice lacing.

S: Smelled like vinegar when I cracked the bottle open but after pouring it, it just smells a citrusy and lemony with a little tartness and funk.

T: Lots of lemon and grapefruit. Sourness but it's definitely not overwhelming. Little bit of interesting funk taste on the finish. Not getting much hop flavor. I keep taking another drink to try and find it but I can't seem to.

M: Medium thick with prickly carbonation.

O: As of writing this review, I've had a couple goses, lambics, and slightly sour fruit beers but this is my first AWA. Not sure where this falls on the sourness scale, but I can definitely see myself drinking a lot more AWAs. I like it a lot. (721 characters)

Photo of denver10
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy white and light yellow with a foamy white head. Aroma if funky with the traditional barnyard aroma, pineapple, grape, mango and melon on the fruit end and just a touch of some grassiness. Flavor follows suit and is slightly tart. A crisp, active mouthfeel. Overall, decent beer but not my favorite from Prairie. (324 characters)

Photo of chugalug06
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Very light earthy yellow appearance. Large flowing foamy white head. No lacing. Very tanic.

Lemon, grape, farm funk, a bit like deli meat.

Wham-bam. Drinks like a 3% brew. Light, crisp, airy, bright, fluid. Loads of horse blanket, funk, lemon, brief tartness - nothing heavy. Carbonation is strong, sweetness is light, bitterness is mellow.

The name definitely fits the beer. It's darn solid. Approved! (408 characters)

Photo of cvm4
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

A - Pours a cloudy golden straw body with a fizzy one finger head that dissipates quickly.

S - The nose is so pleasant! It's a juicy mixture of peach and pineapple. Tropical fruits galore with some tartness, funkiness, lemon aspect and hop aromas.

T - The taste doesn't follow the nose. It start off with a light sweet lemon character that has some tartness to it. Acidity comes to the front as well as a white wine character.

M - Light bodied and medium carbonation. It has a dry finish.

O - Luscious tropical fruit nose, lemon tart acidity white wine taste and a dry body. It's a legit summer beer that definitely quenches your thirst. (644 characters)

Photo of emerge077
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
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. (433 characters)

Photo of spoony
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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. (1,225 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
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. (1,175 characters)

Photo of LittleDon
4.48/5  rDev +7.7%
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. (435 characters)

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
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. (470 characters)

Photo of More_betterness
4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
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. (784 characters)

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
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. (883 characters)

Photo of BMMillsy
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared by burg at the Swamp Head Batch 600 release. Pours gold--imagine that--with a fluffy white head. Aroma of grassy hops, lemon peel, lightly sour lacto notes, and some honey sweetness. Flavor follows the smell just like that, with some additional sour, tropical hop notes, vetegal fresh hops up front, sweet and tart lemons, and some straw. Pretty light bodied and easy drinking. This was very nice, and prairie continues to make great stuff. (447 characters)

Photo of russpowell
4.37/5  rDev +5%
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! (663 characters)

Photo of Justin8mypants
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

$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. (898 characters)

Photo of Ranz
4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
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. (1,121 characters)

Photo of cpetrone84
4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pour is hazed pale yellow with lots of tight white head. Nose is faintly dusty, leathery brett, a good bit of orange citrus and lots of pineapple and tropical fruits. Taste is a bit more musky, leathery brett, still tons of pineapple and citrus. Medium body, assertive carbonation, and lightly dry finish. (305 characters)

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Bright golden color with massive 4 finger, fizzy white head. Slight haze.

S- Earthy funk and musk, ripe pears, lots of mosaic notes (which i absolutely love!). Honneysuckle and melon. Moderate acidic notes.

T- Tart apples and pears. More melon notes again. A bit more acidic than funky, but remains extremely balanced as the sour doesn't crush your palate. Sweet finish

M- light, refreshing, crisp carbonation

O- Really good. Not a surprise though. This thing is drinking great in the summer heat.

$11 for a 500 ml bottle (531 characters)

Photo of mothman
3.78/5  rDev -9.1%
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. (616 characters)

Photo of MarcWP
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle into Tired Hands stem.

Pours hazy, brilliant straw yellow, fluffy white head with a soapy consistency.

Aroma is of spicy yeast esters mixed with tropical, tangy hops. Kiwi, loquat, acidic nectarine, coriander, Meyer lemon, and faint white wine. Unique with the addition of the mosaic hops.

The flavor doesn't come together as well but is still quite pleasant. The citrus is dominant but soft. Pear and watered down white grape juice also appear. But as I drink more that's all I find.

Mouthfeel also feels a bit thin. Carbonation is actually low surprisingly after all that head that appeared at first pour. It's dry with a faint sweetness but it may be an illusion brought on by the hop fruitiness.

Overall a pretty good beer but lacks complexity, body, and pizzaz. Not nearly sour enough and not nearly enough hop character to make up for the week base. I found the original beer to be better than this. I've also been a bit more disappointed with Prairie overall lately. Maybe their sudden gain of popularity affected their egos and they presumably think everything they make will be great. Sorry to say, not the case. (1,135 characters)

Photo of shleepy
3.48/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at K&L in Redwood City. Poured from bottle into Duvel glass.

Murky, pale yellow. Big, fluffy head.

Smell is sharply citrus-hoppy; also has bubble-gum notes. Possibly hints of spice (but that could just be a combination of hops and malty flavors).

Taste is a lot less intense than the smell. "Soapy" and floral, herbal. Mild, hoppy bitterness.

Very dry, almost to the point of being sour, but not quite. Surprisingly watery. It almost feels like a session IPA.

Highly-refreshing and slightly interesting, but somewhat lacking in flavor. (551 characters)

Photo of ArrogantB
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Hops and Pie. Yellow, hazy, it has a decent little white head. Aroma was this weird funky lemon type aroma, really different and must be the mosaic hops. Flavor was nice, mildly sour with a strong citrus lemon flavor. Unique beer and one I'd live to grab a bottle of. (277 characters)

Photo of goochpunch
4.74/5  rDev +13.9%
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. (703 characters)

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Funky Gold Mosaic from Prairie Artisan Ales
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