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Prairie Gold - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

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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macher0

Kentucky

4.44/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 18:15:42 | More by macher0
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2013 03:08:03 | More by russpowell
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Nutwood

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

04-06-2013 19:32:04 | More by Nutwood
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1up

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-04-2013 05:13:47 | More by 1up
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ktblue22

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-31-2013 19:38:41 | More by ktblue22
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dunix

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-31-2013 13:05:04 | More by dunix
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

03-29-2013 16:28:40 | More by Thorpe429
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-28-2013 23:07:49 | More by MaseFace
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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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yourefragile

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-27-2013 13:39:42 | More by yourefragile
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-27-2013 02:47:02 | More by nickfl
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-27-2013 02:05:49 | More by starrdogg
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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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warnerry

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

03-25-2013 19:20:33 | More by warnerry
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Jeremy6566

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-25-2013 17:33:27 | More by Jeremy6566
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willandperry

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-24-2013 22:12:22 | More by willandperry
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bump8628

Oklahoma

4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 21:44:22 | More by bump8628
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BierGartenok

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-23-2013 21:10:50 | More by BierGartenok
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PoBear

Oklahoma

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-23-2013 15:24:46 | More by PoBear
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chaseabeer

Oklahoma

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

03-22-2013 15:40:14 | More by chaseabeer
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

8.2/10

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 02:17:59 | More by AlexFields
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Prairie Gold from Prairie Artisan Ales
92 out of 100 based on 171 ratings.