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Prairie Gold - Prairie Artisan Ales

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171 Ratings
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Ratings: 171
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 8.15%
Wants: 100
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: AlexFields on 03-22-2013)
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sorvats

California

3/5  rDev -28.1%

10-21-2013 21:31:16 | More by sorvats
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wisrarebeer

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

10-14-2013 15:27:43 | More by wisrarebeer
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Boilerfood

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

05-11-2013 17:19:09 | More by Boilerfood
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

03-26-2013 20:52:31 | More by nmann08
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taylor714914

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

03-10-2014 22:05:14 | More by taylor714914
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Brew33

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

08-08-2013 01:00:13 | More by Brew33
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jmharney

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

06-26-2013 00:02:26 | More by jmharney
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kojevergas

Texas

3.69/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled acquired for $13.00 at a local SoCal beer store. Love the label; very artsy. Distributed by the Shelton Bastards. "Sour Bottle Conditioned Golden Ale." 6.5% ABV confirmed. Brewed and bottled by Krebs Brewing Co. 1 pint 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle with hood and wire cap over a cork (also called a cage) served into a Mitchells of Lancaster flared stem-tulip in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high; this is my first beer from this brewery and they have quite a reputation. I also love sours.

Served cold, straight from the fridge, and allowed to warm slightly over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

I have to note - it hurts to twist open this wire cage. Way too tightly wound. Seriously. Yields a satisfying pop upon removal of the cork.

A: Pours a three finger white colour head - quite thin - of no real cream, and mere average (~2 minute) retention. Body colour is a translucent pale lemon-yellow. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Vibrant and inviting; I'm excited to try it. I do have to say, I'm underwhelmed by the head. Cloudy.

Sm: Nicely tart and sour. There's definitely lacto yeast here. Lemon zest. Pale malts. Lightly grassy. Fresh and appealing for a sour. Hopping is generic floral in character. Nicely citrus estery. Lemon esters are prominent. A mild strength aroma. No alcohol is detectable. I'm excited to try it.

T: Tart lemon zest. Generic floral hop character. Pale and grassy malts form the body. A dash of lacto keeps it nicely sour without getting puckerworthy. Constructively, the body is a touch weak; it could be fuller. I like the fruity esters. A refreshing approachable flavour profile; not as sour as many beers in the style. Some might say it's not sour enough. Not particularly funky either; if any brett was used it comes across minimally. Clean and pleasant to drink. All around, its biggest flaw is its simplicity. It's well balanced and built for the style.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Good carbonation. Good thickness. Good acidity. Complements the flavour profile nicely.

Dr: I can see why this brewery is well regarded. This is a very drinkable sour golden ale and it hides its ABV well. That said, the price point is high for the quality. I could down this all night, and it would pair gloriously with a lightly acidic salad. But it's far from perfect. Well worth trying; I just wish the price was lower. I'd definitely try this aged or on-draught at a better price point. I look forward to trying more beers from this brewery. Tasty stuff.

B

Serving type: bottle

04-22-2013 04:23:45 | More by kojevergas
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.74/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 23:53:44 | More by Alieniloquium
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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bbadger

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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sirsteve42

New York

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

03-28-2013 21:07:39 | More by sirsteve42
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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Louisiana

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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

09-08-2013 04:05:27 | More by CoolEthan
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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

05-20-2013 18:15:53 | More by thegerm87
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Prairie Gold from Prairie Artisan Ales
92 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.