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Funky Gold Mosaic | Prairie Artisan Ales

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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 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 LambicPentameter
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

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Photo of Chico1985
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to CamCam for sharing this 500ml. Always interested in trying a Prairie beer.

A - Hazy as hell super pale Dole fruit juice orange. Super foamy tall white head comes down quickly eventually becoming nothingness. Lots of sediment at the bottom.

S - Lots of sweaty foot funk, pineapple, passionfruit, grapefruit, tart tropical fruits.

T - Lots of bretty danky fruit flavors of kiwi, grapefruit, blood orange, apricot, definitely getting the NZ hop feel here. Kinda white wine-like with tartness and green grape flavors.

M - Chalky and tart, but kinda flat, somewhat unexciting mouthfeel.

O - Nice mix of hoppy/funky/tart flavors with decent complexity, though doesn't seem quite put-together. Almost too dirty-feeling in a way, kinda would've liked to see a base beer of sorts as well. But it's good enough to kinda forgive those factors.

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Photo of JStampler
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

This is a solid beer. Pours and bubbles almost like Champagne with tons of bubbles an an inch of head that retains for a while. It smells of funk and lemon. The first sips while still fridge cold are nice and light. Theres almost no detection of alcohol and it drinks like afruity saison. As it warms midway through it turns more towards the sour feel with a tart taste and a dry finish. Almost reminds me of a carbed pinot grigio. I really enjoyed this one and I'm glad I traded for 2!

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Photo of babaracas
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque but bright gold, with small fizzy white head. Smell: soft grain, dough, white grapes, lemon rind, unripe peach. Taste: lemon upfront followed by very dillute tropical fruit juice...passion fruit may be the closest, then as the carbonation builds it moves to lactic doused canned pear, and as it dries out this all fades into grain twang and brett-land with acetic and white wine notes and finishing with unripe peach and lemon peel. Very tasty with quite a bit going once it's warmed up.

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Photo of titty_mcbitty
4/5  rDev -4.5%

A: Golden yellow with a pretty big foamy head.

S: Tart fruit!

T: Tart and sweet, bright grapes and apple, yeasty bread, some nice graininess, floral tones.

M: Light bodied and good carb bite.

O: Lovely beer. I don't get enough chances to get the wild ales as much as I'd like to.

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Photo of cbutova
3.87/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

One of many brews I brought back from CO. I really wish Prairie would get into MA considering how it's distributed but until then I'll enjoy what I can get from them. Full review to phone just about an hour ago.

A- Golden yellow pour with a murky haziness with lots of yeast in suspension. A white cap fills the tulip up to three fingers with a puffy consistency dying down to almost nothing somehow. Lace is not happening.

S- Tropical tart fruits like passion fruit and pineapple along with a certain funky Brett straw feel. Dry hops add dank, stone fruit juice and citrus notes.

T- Passion fruit and Brett make up most of the flavor on my palate. Pineapple, tangerine, lactic and lemon flesh sourness, stone fruit pith, grapefruit juice and citrus zest round out this tart fruit bomb. No idea how much comes from the hops or what this beer is made with but it is a dank, funky fruit centric brew.

MF- Light end body that is pretty close to all dried out with a medium tartness. Carbonation comes in with a frothy consistency at a medium-high level.

Grapefruit, passion fruit and sour citrus explosion. Not sour but quite tart which suits the fruit flavors presented. Bitter citrus zest seems to linger with tarts forever.

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Photo of Gerberr
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%

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.

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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 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 infinitebruner
3.64/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

September 12, 2014

16.9 oz bottle, highball glass (it was the best thing available)

A – Very yellow to golden with a hint of dark gold, a bit of cool haze but mostly high clarity. A huge white head of foam, at least two inches, fades slowly to leave a finger of head at the top. Effervescent bubbles.

S – Apricots and spicy fruit, haystack. Some lemony citrus in the background. A lot of acidity in the profile. Not at all tart as much as just funky (shocker). A little bit of tropical fruit.

T – A strong dose of lactic acid right off the top, the acidity washes over the tongue and is replaced by a residual sweetness. Lemons, both sweet and tart, and straw. Again, some tropical notes from the mosaic hops. Brett character, if any, is very subdued.

M – Only mildly effervescent, despite appearances. Again, bitterness on the front, a bit of tartness from the lactobacillus, and then sweetness that is not cloying or overwhelming, and does not stick to the tongue. A relatively wet finish.

O – The mosaic hops definitely add a bit of a tropical feel here. I like the balance on this, and the lactobacillus is very much present but not overwhelming. While not the best example of its use, I think this is a beer worth drinking.

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Photo of Tele
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

A: 4.5 Pours crystal clear yellow-gold. The off-white head looks light and fluffy. Really nice looking beer.

S: 4.25 Lots of lemon and orange up front with some bready funk and light hops and some pine. The hops are pretty mild, but the citrus notes are very nice.

T: 4 Pretty similar to the nose, but a bit less citrus. Bread and funk go well with the lemon and the lightly sour flavor.

M: 4 Mouthfeel is substantial enough without being too heavy. A little on the watery side and slightly under carbonated, but it’s quite refreshing.

O: 4 This beer is nice and has some interesting flavors, but it could be a bit more sour with more hops.

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Photo of Fcolle2
4.54/5  rDev +8.4%

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

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Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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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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 randeezy74
4.15/5  rDev -1%

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.

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Photo of denver10
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
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.

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Photo of chugalug06
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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!

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Photo of cvm4
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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.

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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 spoony
4.19/5  rDev 0%
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.

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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 LittleDon
4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
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.

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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 More_betterness
4.23/5  rDev +1%
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.

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