Prairie Gold - Prairie Artisan Ales
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Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
4.39/5 rDev +5.3%
A sour farmhouse ale. Poured from a bottle into a D'Achouffe tulip. The pour is light straw-gold color and brilliantly clear with a white fluffy head the dies down a little quickly, leaving faint lacing around the edges of the surface. The nose is quite tart. I get notes of lemon, apple skins, and a white wine-like acidity. Very nice on a sunny spring afternoon.
The flavor is light-medium bodied and the beer has an extremely pleasing tartness. I get slightly sweet fruit flavors up front; primarily pears, apples, and grapes. At mid-palate, a big burst of acidity scours the sweetness from the palate and dries out the mouth with a nice tannic feel. Flavors of lemon, lime, and sour apple predominate. No real hop character and not a lot of funkiness, brett-like character, or odd aftertaste. Just a faint bit of funkiness that lingers on the finish. Overall, a pleasantly sour, refreshing warm weather sipper. Very drinkable. Thoroughly enjoyable.
What a nice beer! It looks, tastes, and drinks a lot like a gueuze, but it's very light in the horseblanket-barnyard aromas. This would make for a nice drinking experience for someone who has had a few sours and is looking to step it up a notch before going on to real sour bombs. At $11.99 for 750ml, it's also an exceptional bargain in this style. Very highly recommended.
05-09-2013 20:47:47 | More by deadonhisfeet
More User Reviews:
4.5/5 rDev +7.9%
Bottle split 4 ways at tasting.
A: Hazy and yellow. 2 finger thick foamy head. Exactly what a sour farmhouse ale should look like.
S: Notes of lemon, hay, brett and citrus. Pretty good nose on this beer. This is what a summer beer should smell like.
T: Wow, I could drink glass after glass of this on a hot day. This to me might be the most perfect beer for summer that I have ever tasted. In layman's terms, it tastes like a earthy, funky saison lemondade. Tart, refreshing, funky and lemon. Delicious.
M: Good carbonation so it really was clean on the finish and on the tongue.
O: I have yet to have anything other than an outstanding beer from Prairie and these guys are quickly becoming my must-have brewery every time I go to the bottle shop. This was outstanding. Nice work PAA.
07-18-2013 13:56:07 | More by CLCardinal84
3.74/5 rDev -10.3%
750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.
Appearance - Very cloudy yellow body. Medium sized white head. Big bubbles, but not many of them.
Smell - Much like a berliner. Tartness. Fruity. Grainy malt dominates.
Taste - Again much like a berliner. Tart. Citrusy. Juicy tartness. Slight bit of funk to it, but only a hint. Again very grainy.
Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation. Moderate tartness. Light bodied.
Overall - Didn't expect something so Berliner-y. Tasty. Monotonous.
04-15-2013 23:53:44 | More by Alieniloquium
4.28/5 rDev +2.6%
Pours a super effervescent gold with nice noisiness & a rapidly falling pearl colored head. Some lacing & head retention, bubbles cling to the glass stubbornly
S: Wet grainyness & cereal, apple skins & a bit of dirty funk.
T: Green apples, lemons & tartness, plus a bit of grapefruit up front. Tartness, apple skins & grapefruit as this warms, much sourness as well. Finishes puckery, sour, with pears, grapefruit & a touch of apple skin
MF: Light bodied, lively carbonation, very puckery
Through the roof drinkability, this would be a nice one to put in 4 packs
04-12-2013 03:08:03 | More by russpowell
4.24/5 rDev +1.7%
Thanks to thewimperoo for sharing this one!
Murky orange juice-like appearance, initial frothy foam that settles quickly to a skim. Opaque with tiny champagne streamers around the edges.
Fruity citrus aroma, reminds me of a mimosa.
Bright and tart, quenching and dry in the aftertaste. Spritzy feel. Light grapefruit and unripe grapes. Firm tart feel, puckering and sticks in the teeth. Smooth and medium bodied. Overall a nice sour ale, similar to Standard and Prairie Ale somewhat.
07-26-2013 18:57:39 | More by emerge077
British Columbia (Canada)
3.98/5 rDev -4.6%
Thanks willandperry, just loving this Prairie Artisan stuff!
Appearance. Pours a hazy straw gold with two fingers of frothy white head.
Smell. Lemons, dry brett, green grapes and red apples, wood and some musty funk.
Taste. Sour green grapes and woody white wine. There's a bit of dry brett funk and a bit of musty basement as well.
Mouthfeel. Lighter body, medium-strong fine and lively carbonation.
Overall. Probably the worst of the P.A. beers but that's not necessarily a bad thing. A nice sour that I would drink often if available here, just not quite as good at their other offerings.
06-19-2013 02:34:41 | More by Rutager
Prairie Gold from Prairie Artisan Ales
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