Prairie Gold - Prairie Artisan Ales
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4.44/5 rDev +6.5%
Poured into a tulip glass
A: Light yellow. Opaque. Frothy head that retreats to a bubbly film. Hazy and foggy w/ no sediment.
S: Sour yeast. Earthy and funky.
T: Sour. Tart up front and a little fruity/funky as it goes down. A very nice raw oak appearance.
M: Mild jaw clinch (in a good way). Light body. Moderate smoothness. High carbonation.
O: A very good sour. Fans of light/oaky/sour beers, that are in no way sweet, would greatly enjoy this beer. It is very reminiscent of a Drie Fonteinen Oude Geuze, American style. This is the first Prairie beer I’ve had and I was extremely impressed. I will certainly pick this up again.
04-12-2013 18:15:42 | More by macher0
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
4.13/5 rDev -1%
Another great label from Prairie. I need some metal tackers of their artwork for my garage.
750 mL into a tulip. Cloudy banana peel yellow, pure white head that forms quickly but fades to a thin ring within minutes. The second pour becomes downright lake-water murky despite decanting it carefully.
The easiest description is something akin to an Imperialized Berliner Weiss. Tart, lactic, and lemony with a squeeze of pineapple juice. Crackery malt, light tropical banana ester with a mild yeasty funk. Refreshing.
The overall experience is enjoyable but it seems a bit rushed. A little maturation might take it to another level. Still not a bad effort in the least for a brewery's first sour. This would be *Gold* in six packs and kegs for the summertime.
*Update on 6/20/2013*
Some maturation time has really taken this beer up a level. Still very reminiscent of a bigger Berliner Weiss, but a spicy Brett note is emerging along with some other nice complexities. A great beer as the temps are beginning to hit the mid 90's. I will definitely be picking up some more to see how this is towards the end of the summer and then again around the end of the year.
03-23-2013 21:44:22 | More by bump8628
4.04/5 rDev -3.1%
Pours a really murky lemon yellow color with a big frothy white head. Looks wonderful.
Smell is bready, lactic, bright lemon, nice amount of funk...I get bananas, hints of tropical fruit...lots going on, very bright overall, smells like a berlinerweiss.
Pretty sour, funky lemon tartness, lots of breadiness again, touch of citrus. Again, very much like a berlinerweiss. Very good.
Mouthfeel is solid but maybe a tad on the watery side.
Great beer and might get even better with a little.
03-22-2013 02:17:59 | More by AlexFields
Prairie Gold from Prairie Artisan Ales
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