Prairie Gold - Prairie Artisan Ales
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Reviews by popery:
4.25/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours a sort of pale straw color. It's not really gold, more of a dull yellow lightly tinged with orange. Very cloudy. It's opaque, just a solid glass of matte yellow. The fizzy white head fades to nothing in about a minute. Not even a few bubbles are left. No lacing.
The aroma is heavy on the lacto. It's yogurty with lemon juice and rind. I'm getting a briny note, as well. Some earth and funk, but it's underneath all of that lemon-lime yogurt. There's some nice grain character, backing up the sour. Maybe a little wheat spice, along with doughy bread. I'm also getting some underlying fruitiness - pineapple, green grapes, papaya and apples.
The taste starts with doughy malt sweetness and a floral, lemony character. The middle is tart, but the malt sticks around. It still seems fairly wheaty, though I have no idea if that's actually present in the beer. Lots of yogurt character. Very dry in the finish with lots of lemon rind. The sourness builds through each sip. It certainly tastes like a big Berliner, but it's not sweet or boozy. There's just more malt character, and it blends in surprisingly well.
The mouthfeel is also fairly different from a Berliner. It's relatively creamy and full. It's still quite tart, but for a Berliner-ish beer, it's fairly full. Carbonation starts out pretty fizzy, though.
It's a tasty sour. They pushed up the body of the beer without losing the Berliner character. Very easy to drink. Quite refreshing. Not the most complex beer, but I like it a lot.
Serving type: bottle
04-18-2013 07:00:14 | More by popery
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4.49/5 rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Tough to pigeonhole this beer. It tastes and smells like a glass of fresh lemonade but isn't quite as tart/lactic as a berliner. I get a hint of tartness but it is balanced by sweetness. The mouthfeel really carries the flavors without being heavy. Almost wine-like in the body as well as being highly effervescent. I was tipped off that I needed to try this Prairie offering and it couldn't have been more correct. I'd drink this all day especially in the summer. Hard to compare to anything, but delicious all by itself.
Serving type: bottle
01-24-2014 21:48:48 | More by PHBoiler
Prairie Gold from Prairie Artisan Ales
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