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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: 99
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
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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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gueuzegossage

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

05-07-2013 05:10:45 | More by gueuzegossage
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MSandahl23

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

05-04-2013 05:22:14 | More by MSandahl23
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unclejazz

New York

4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Cage on this bottle wrapped super tight. Cage broke and I had I pull out the trusty pliers.

A-pours a musty yellow with a ton of hazy, almost pulpy. A nice 1.5 finger head that disappears after about half a minute.

S-funk and more funk along with a ton of lemon zest, OJ, and dank cheese.

T- very tart and wild up front, a creaminess in the middle and funk on the back end. The barnyard reminds me of FV13 which I had recently.

M-great carbonation level and just makes the mouth water. This is some really tasty stuff.

O-I can safely say that this wonderful beer beats out Sanctification which I had about a month ago. I am immediately enamoured by Pairie and will pick up all if their beers I can.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 23:57:25 | More by unclejazz
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wethorseblanket

California

4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Roy for sharing this. Corked and caged 750ml. Cage wire is tightly wound.

A: Pours a clear pale yellow and very effervescent, solid one-inch white head which fades slowly to nearly nothing and leaves no lace.

N: Yeasty and lemony with some wheat and tannic crisp. Trace barnyard funk, some white grape and pears.

T: Mildly tart and saision yeast with minerality. Slight bretty funk with lacto bite and vinous/fruity.

M: Semi-moderate body and lively medium carbonation. Tart, lemony, wheat, yeasty and fruity finish.

O: Refreshing and enjoyable, but not on top of the other offerings from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

05-03-2013 17:41:49 | More by wethorseblanket
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aasher

Indiana

4/5  rDev -4.1%

05-02-2013 23:20:58 | More by aasher
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

05-01-2013 22:27:08 | More by mdaschaf
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Archeron666

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

04-30-2013 09:04:44 | More by Archeron666
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

04-28-2013 22:26:30 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-26-2013 19:51:54 | More by ElGallo
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-24-2013 03:37:41 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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UCLABrewN84

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to LiverBelly for sharing this one at Wowcoolman's tasting.

Pours a murky light orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is sour and tart with malt, grain, fruit, and lactic, acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with a fruity flavor 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 and refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 00:49:51 | More by UCLABrewN84
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-22-2013 22:18:54 | More by DaveHack
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roblund

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

04-22-2013 14:02:51 | More by roblund
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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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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

04-22-2013 00:00:47 | More by drewone
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Rollzroyce21

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-21-2013 22:19:33 | More by Rollzroyce21
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OUJayhawk1799

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-20-2013 18:39:36 | More by OUJayhawk1799
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JasonSiedman

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-20-2013 18:08:47 | More by JasonSiedman
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GRG1313

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

04-20-2013 05:39:53 | More by GRG1313
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seeswo

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

04-19-2013 16:57:39 | More by seeswo
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popery

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
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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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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dvmky

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-15-2013 22:21:36 | More by dvmky
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looking at the label art for Prairie beer, they remind me of $25k Pyramid game show- "Thinks that are gold" would win me a prize for Prairie Gold!

The beer pours, ...well- gold, and does so with a moderate yeasty haze early on. The second of the pour murks it up a bit for a peachy-cream texture. Seemingly ample in carbonation, the beer is reluctant to churn up its froth. A slender necklace beads along the edge of the glass with light retention and low lace.

Its pungent aromas speak all-things-sour as aromas of dried limes, sea air, saddle leather, and light horse hair all waft about the nose. With a quick whiff of wheat and grain- the supple scent of dry bread and dough support the earthy, sweaty notes.

Sharp, crisp, and tart- the distinctive lemony taste is clean and refreshing- a testament to the lactobacillus that's used to sour German wheat beers. Early lemon sweetness turns sour in an instant and welcomes the grain and hop flavors of hay, straw, grass, lemony herbs. Light musty brine notes seem of dried old woods but remain powdery soft as not to turn the focus away from the premiere clean sourness. A late echo of wheat reminds the palate that there's more to the beer than just lemon drop candy character.

Crisp, clean, and refreshing from start to finish, the beer is palate-stripping and pleasantly acidic like sparkling white wine. It refreshes the palate with ease as the tartness disguises any would-be alcohol warmth and ensures ultimate dryness and a snappy finish.

I love Sour Ales, but they seem to wear on me in the 750ml format. No such qualm here- this beer is effortless to drink and provides high reward with every return to the glass. There's no doubt- I struck gold here!

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2013 16:59:46 | More by BEERchitect
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largadeer

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-14-2013 06:16:48 | More by largadeer
Prairie Gold from Prairie Artisan Ales
92 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.