Prairie Artisan Ales

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American Wild Ale
3.84 | pDev: 11.2%
Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
Notes: Hopped exclusively with Mosaic and re-fermented with Brett.

Potlatch was brewed in collaboration with Praire Artisan Ales and Omnipollo at two locations.

Yellow wrapping paper- Praire Artisan Ales, USA
Green wrapping paper - De Proefbrouwerij, Belgium.
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Photo of pants678
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Yellow with big dense head.

All Mosaic hop.

Citric, which makes it acidic, and at first all lemon water. Bready, yeasty once it comes together and bretts not a focus. I'm not all in on hoppy saisons but I am coming around. That said, I can't help but wish the yeast was Belgian. Easy going daytime beer that I'd go back to. Better than Birra.

On the thinner side.

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Photo of freneticamnesic
4/5  rDev +4.2%

A - very light yellow, cloudy, thick white head

S - fruits, light spices

T - citrusy fruits up front, spices and floral hops, finishes with oak and peaches

M - thin, just thicker than a pilsener

O - nice and refreshing, flavourful.

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Photo of barczar
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Herbal and floral, with a touch of citrus and pineapple. Earthy hops are dominant. The finish is a bit bitter. There's a Hint of onion.

Onion isn't really welcome in this brew. Luckily, the tart citrus and floral characters redeem the experience nicely.

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Photo of jlindros
4.47/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to rudzud.

Light fizzy head fades quickly, no lacing, slight hazy lemony yellow color.

Nose nice funky Brett with tropical like fruity hops, little musty funky, Brett funk, into tropical like hops with little guava and orange citrus, and lots of earthy terrior hops, and great funky Brett.

Trade brings great Brett funk, musty funk, with nice kiwi funky hops, earthy new Zealand terrior and tropical like fruit, little citrus and guava, orange, etc. Great blend of hops and Brett funk. Finish is drier and more bitter, little more funk, spicy chewy hop, long bitterness.

Mouth is med bod, very nice carb, effervescent.

Overall very nice.

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Photo of rudzud
4.47/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Shared with JLindros and Threelions.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice crystal clear straw hue with a thin white halo and thin wisps.

S - Aromas of funky brett, mosaic hops, light citrus, faint grapefruit.

T - Taste is lovely great fresh citrus, nice brett funk, really really easy drinking with nice funk and brett, with a great balance with mosaic.

M - Mouthfeel is very nice and crisp and clean.

O - Overall this beer was very tasty great brett and hop presence. Well done.

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Photo of cavedave
4.31/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a beautiful gold, nice off white head that lasts, a cloudy gold beauty of a wild ale.

Light citrus holds hands with strong hormonal funk and lightest sweet, for an aroma that is pure funky brett and estery goodness to delight.

Taste is a great presentation of the nose, featuring the more hormonal, delectable aspects of bretty goodness, with a complex blend of earthy, hay, and deep brett undernotes that are alluring and enticing. Full flavored, clean and bright, just astoundingly delicious. It ends with the lightest hints of floral and citrus corraled by the deeper notes of bretty funk, super dry, super clean.

Highly attenuated, very easy drinking, refreshing, interesting, with a funky finish that is balls on the best I have tried in many months.

One of the finest wilds I have tried for quite some time. That true funk with hints of floral,and astounding complexity, make a beer that is a must try for those who enjoy the deeper aspects of wild yeast secondarying. Highly recommended.

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Photo of jbaker67
4.1/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a light gold color with a white head. The aroma has sweaty tropical fruit, pineapple, wet hay and some light bread. Brett funk is noticeable but not overpowering. The flavor is super dry and massively funky. A little tropical pineapple, crackers, hay, light phenolics and some floral hops and musty funk in the finish. No sour, with a creamy body. Really enjoyable stuff here.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow with a foamy off-white head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with malt, grain, citrus fruit, tropical fruit, acidic, and Brett aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour citrus fruit, tropical fruit, and Brett flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of Brett bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a fantastic set of aromas and tasty flavors.

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Photo of champ103
3.61/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear yellow/orange color. A bubbly white one finger head forms, and recedes in a minute with no lace.
S: Tropical fruits up front. A light vegetal aroma, and then the musky/funky Brett lingers.
T: Again, tropical fruits up front from the mosaic hops. Lightly oniony and vegetal. Phenolic spice, light band aid and musky/funky Brett.
M/D: A light to medium body. Really dry, but also pretty thin and not as crisp as I would like. Not hard to drink. The bottle is gone in no time.

Not a bad example of a Brett/Wild Ale. Just not nearly as good as some of their other offerings. Good to try, but I'll take any number of Saisons or Wild Ales they make over this.

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Potlatch from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 104 ratings