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Prairie Gold - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Reviews: 55
Hads: 376
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 9%
Wants: 99
Gots: 87 | FT: 10
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Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: AlexFields on 03-22-2013

Prairie Gold is a dry, highly effervescent saison fermented with a mix of ale yeast, wine yeast, lactobacillus and 2 strains of brettanomyces. This beer highlights the various yeasts and bacteria used to make it. Lemon, pear, white wine grapes, and a touch of funk dominate the flavor and aroma in this champagne like beer.
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Photo of TH28
4.01/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. Appearance: Hazy light golden with a minimal white foam head. Aroma: Lemon and orange, with a distinct brett funk. Hint of lactic acid. Taste: Light malt sweetness and citrus, quickly turning to a sharp, puckering sourness, and citrus peel on the swallow. Mouthfeel: Light body and moderately high carbonation. Finish: Finishes dry with a lingering citrus peel and a hint of brett funk. Overall: A nice, light, and most importantly balanced wild ale with multiple layers of flavors. Not one dimensionally sour. Very refreshing. Brett character is strong in the aroma, while the taste profile is more lacto forward. (628 characters)

Photo of oldn00b
4.18/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy gold, nice head retains a bit.

Nose if great funk, but not much else. Slight hints of bright fruits, appricot, apple, banana, and grass.

Flavor is solid but a bit standard in terms of a saison. Really nice funk but not much depth beyond it.

Mouthfeel is fantastic. Only better one I've had this year is Blvd's brett offering. Decent body, full, round. Very nice.

Finish is fast though - very quick, clean, and bright. A bit less funk retained than I generally like. But man, this is a really good beer. (524 characters)

Photo of Extol
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - cloudy yellow. Smell - smells like a condom, honestly. Rubber lemon scent. Weird. Taste - lemon and tartness. I do get a faint plain yogurt flavor on the back end. Pretty good. Overall - decent. Not amazing, but I'd drink again. (241 characters)

Photo of ajm5108
4.58/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very musty, dry yeast aroma. A little dry malt & pear is present as well, but overall the nose is a litlle absent. Lots of bubbly, champagne-like carbonation and mouthfeel. Notes of floral hops, white grape and chalky barnyard yeast form the taste. Faint honeycomb as well. Very crisp and quite dry though a little resin is present. Easy to drink with a concise, elegant profile with just a little yeast funk to stir the pot. Great brew. (442 characters)

Photo of orange85
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very bubbly, nicely sour. Great depth of flavor, fresh but complex. Reminded me of something Craftsman (my favorite brewery) would make. Loved it, would buy again. (163 characters)

Photo of dd43
4.09/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Funktastic. My first ever prairie artisan ales and it didn't disappoint. Awesome white grape and tart/sour lemon flavors and aromas, plus the unmistakeable Brett barny hay like funk. Almost a bit skunky on the nose but in the best possible way. Mouthfeel is crisp and makes each sip a pleasure. I so wish Prairie had distribution to Connecticut. (345 characters)

Photo of Roguer
4.16/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful light, lemon-yellow brew, topped by a sizable, fluffy snow white head. Head dissipates fairly quickly, leaving behind little lace. Brew is fairly clear with a little haze.

Tart, slightly funky aroma. Lemons, sweet yeast, hay. Rustic.

Flavor follows. Tart, slightly sharp; hay and wheat, lemons and Brett; slightly sweet up front, with a very sweet yeast finish.

Very lively brew; dry up front, but with a sticky finish.

Another lovely rustic brew from Prairie. Comes across like a thicker, funkier version of wine. More of a Bretted saison to my palate than a sour American Wild Ale. (597 characters)

Photo of Benish
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: its translucent, fizzy and bright golden hay in color. Minimal head when pouring.

Smell: predominately notes of wine, vinegar, hoarse blanket and lactic tartness. Also some funkiness. The smell is quite awesome.

Taste: It starts out sweet and spritzy with a strong lactic taste, almost like plain yogurt at the finish. Very tart but not that much sour. Bitter at the finish.

Mouthfeel: not over-carbonated like other reviews stated. Light-bodied and refreshing.

Overall: it seems I've had other beers similar to this. It doesn't stand out a lot except for the fact that the smell was a mash of multiple aromas. Regardless, is very good. (656 characters)

Photo of Lare453
2.65/5  rDev -35.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Way overcarbed... Shot right out of the top of the bottle. Eight to one foam to beer ratio. Cloudy and mercy. Barely sour. Very disappointing. This is the second one of this series to explode. (198 characters)

Photo of Tuckersmth
4.34/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On Tap at Monk's Kettle in SF. Another gem from Prairie. Intense subtle carbonation. Flavor does not change much from start to finish , but the taste is great. (159 characters)

Photo of Reedbrew
3.4/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dry, sour, very carbonated and rather one-note. Refreshing but somewhat boring. Bottle gushed when opened and looking at other reviews this seems common issue with this brew. (176 characters)

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.53/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This 500ml costs $10 and half the bottle gushed out after I popped the cap off, that is the reason for my low "look" rating. Pours an opaque golden orange hue with no lacing as the glass goes down. Earthy funk scent, lemony, mild brett. I get a lot of brett in the taste, white wine, pear. Not fizzy or over carbed although it gushed when opening. It's not tart sour but it is brett forward. I keep telling myself to quit buying Prairies overpriced shit, but for whatever reason I picked this one up. I wont be doing it again, 1 and done on this offering. (555 characters)

Photo of M_J_Z
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I tried this for the first time at The Hourglass Brewery in Longwood, FL, where it recently was offered on draft. It's a refreshing, drinkable beer that has tart, and not overly sour, flavoring. None of its characteristics stood out to me, but this is a delicious, well-balanced beer. Like many of the other Prairie farmhouse-style beers, saisons & wild ales, it's above-average (at the very least) in most, if not all, of the important areas.

I would have no problem ordering this again in the future and I recommend it to anyone who has yet to try it. I consider this beer to be worth 4-4.25 stars. (601 characters)

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/15/2015. Moderate gusher upon opening. Pours hazy pale golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lightly tart lemon, lime, apricot, pear, green apple, white grape, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, grass, light musty funk, light leather, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy yeast and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lightly tart lemon, lime, apricot, pear, green apple, white grape, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, grass, pepper, light musty funk, light leather, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Moderate earthy yeast spiciness and slight tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, lime, apricot, pear, green apple, white grape, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, grass, pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and robustness of fruity/funky/spicy yeast and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent golden wild ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering. (1,617 characters)

Photo of ClavisAurea
3.64/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from 05/2015 served in a Leffe chalice (wine glass like)

Appearance: the bottle art is awesome on this one. I really love the monochromatic drawings. Very pale golden color, poured thin and clear with a thin wisp of bubbles on the rim.

Nose: Peaches, lemon, funky

Taste: funky, dry, crisp, refreshing, thin mouthfeel, not too strong acidity (I was expecting more from Prairie but I'm not complaining), lemons, oranges, grapefruit, other citrus, peaches, very dry champagne, short and crisp finish that does not linger.

Overall: I'm impressed. I was expecting tooth enamel stripping acidity but instead for a delicious, Boon Oude Geuze like beer. I have one more bottle and would consider buying more. (711 characters)

Photo of Zach136
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazy gold, thin head and lacing.

Aroma: Big funk with moderate acidity.

Flavor: Bright tropical tart fruit.

Mouthfeel: medium light bodied. (154 characters)

Photo of babaracas
3.84/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy gold color, one finger of fizzy white head, settles to nil, nothing on the glass. Smell: lemon peel, vinous, melon note, doughy, lightly herbal brett. Taste: doughy, sweet with some lemon, pear-in-syrup, and dried pineapple-ish flavors; dry white wine and mild but bright herbal notes. Pretty good, enjoy the dry hopped versions better. (358 characters)

Photo of Sporting_KCBBQ
3.13/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Just breaking into the world of sour beers. So far i have enjoyed sours with extreme fruity or tartness. This one seemed to be in the middle ground of both but not necessarily heavy on either. The description listed for this beer is perfect and if it sounds good for you i'm sure you will love it. Just not my kind of sour. Still hats off to this brewing company as this is one of their few misses for my personal taste. (420 characters)

Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
4.29/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look - Pours a cloudy light yellow orange with fizzy white head that dissipates almost instantly to leave a ring of bubbles where the beer meets the glass.

Smell - Lots of funky brett character, a bit of apricot and peach, faint steely hop aroma. Inviting.

Taste - Fairly fruity with tastes of mango, orange cream, tangerine and lemon. Mostly funky brett, not very tart at all. Slightly bitter finish.

Feel - Slightly grainy, thin to medium bodied. Tingle of sides of tongue.

Overall - A very nice beer, even though no fruit is added there is a huge amount of fruit character, it feels like Peche n Brett' little brother. (631 characters)

Photo of blastoderm55
4.45/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

My bottle was a crazy gusher. Lost maybe a quarter of he contents. Remaining beer incredibly opaque. Lots of fruit and slight funk. Lightly tart, a tad heavy on the mouthfeel but that is probably due to loss on account of gusher. Pretty easy drinking. Another great one from Prairie. (287 characters)

Photo of polloenfuego
4.46/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is hazy gold with a thumb's worth of head. Smell is fantastic, funk and sour with a strong citrus presence as well. Taste brought the funk and sour across well, and the citrus subdued, there was the addition some other fruits like sour apple and pear. Feel was quite nice and light, with good prickly/lively carbonation and that good pucker from a sour you expect.

All in all a great beer. I would recommend it to anyone who is just getting a feel for sours as I found it very smooth and welcoming. (512 characters)

Photo of mfnmbvp
4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle, bottled on May 19, 2015, (13915 per the Julian code). Another new one to me from Prairie Artisan Ales, this one a 'Sour bottle conditioned golden ale' per the label.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a cloudy pale lemon-gold body. One and a half fingers of soft fluffy white head. A very juicy apricot colored appearance.

S - The aroma is sour, funky, and cheesy. Notes of barnyard funkiness and white wine grapes. Notes of lemon and pear do appear when looked for.

T - Taste follows the nose: lightly sour / tart / funky, with fruity citrus, pear like notes, and lots of grapey / white wine flavors.

M - Fruity & juicy. Grapey & wine-like with slight tartness / dryness on the finish, invoking the palate for another sip. Medium-light body with excellent carb.

Overall, another excellent farmhouse / sour style ale from Prairie. These guys are definitely on top of the game in that arena. Looking forward to trying more takes on this one. Recommended.

Prairie Gold -----4/5. (1,015 characters)

Photo of JamesStreet
4.01/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Light straw color with little head. Smell was a little funk with some lemon zest. Taste: nice mixture of light fruits like pear, white grapes and lemon. Just enough tartness and funk. Feel is nice with a bit of acetyl but in a good way. Brett not overpowering. (263 characters)

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy golden color with a thick foamy head. Head retention and lacing are mild. Has a Brett farmhouse ale aroma. More of a Brett farmhouse ale taste. A little on the tart side. Grapes are evident at the end. Light bodied with moderate to high carbonation. It doesn't really taste like a wild ale to me, though. It is a farmhouse ale. Still a good beer, though. (378 characters)

Photo of HipCzech
4.02/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle poured into a Riedel Vinum Bordeaux glass. Cloudy gold with a frothy white head, not much lace. Nose has plenty of farmyard funk: hay and wet wool. Pear, wine grape and full yeast flavors. Highly carbonated - bottle gushes when uncapped; light to medium bodied. Nice, interesting funk qualities, just lacking enough tartness to balance the big yeast notes. (371 characters)

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Prairie Gold from Prairie Artisan Ales
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