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Funky Gold Mosaic | Prairie Artisan Ales

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Funky Gold MosaicFunky Gold Mosaic

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Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States | website

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews: 108 | Ratings: 866
Photo of mdfb79
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a medium hazy yellow.
Very funky especially in the taste, some Brett, oranges, citrus, fruity malts, and oak.
Overall quite good; would like to have it again.

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Photo of Weixiaobao
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Love Prairie Artisan Ale bottle art. Some men and women in the 1970s working on bulky computers. Poured into retro (again 1970s style) Prairie Artisan Ales tulip. Color of pour light and hazy. Very bubbly. Lots of sediment. Wish there was a born on or best by date. This one is several months old, but not sure exactly how long since no date.
S: General sourness, cactus and pear.
T: Tastes similar to the smell. Very dry. Bone dry. Getting "funk" on the taste too.
F: Effervescent. The dryness and sourness great on this hot day. Am drinking this one quickly. Have to slow myself down to savor the expensive brew.
O: Another winner from Prairie Artisan Ales. A very tasty, refreshing, and well executed sour ale.

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Photo of SHODriver
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a nice clear gold topped by three fingers of dense white head that retains well and leaves decent lacing
S: Smells of red berries, sourness, funk and some citrus. Really interesting nose on this one with some herbal notes at times as well
T: Taste is nice and sour up front reminiscent of green apple skin. Thre's some dry hopped citrus and tropical fruit with a little pine oil. Swallow is more tartness with some lingering funk and hop oils.
M: This beer is on the lighter side of medium in body with slightly prickly carbonation and a dry finish,
O: I've been holding onto this one for too long and just got around to drinking it. The flavors are great and the complexity is pretty good. The nose is interesting as well. Overall this is a really nice beer that's sour but not excessively so. It's definitely one to try if you like dry hopped sours.

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Photo of professorchow
3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a bottle a few days ago. Excellent, unusual ale. Mildly hoppy, understated funk, totally drinkable. I found the smell offputting ("barnyard" understates the almost manure notes), but to me that's not super important. So the aggregated rating formula understates my rating for this fine beer. I'd seek it out and have it again for sure.

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Photo of OmahaKF
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smell is fairly prominent barnyard funk, pineapple, a hint of mint, orange citrus, and lemon peel. Taste is herb-like, with citrus, some peach or stone fruit, and just mild tartness. I love Prairie's sours - and this one does not disappoint.

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Turbid and yellow gold in color. a wisp of a bright white head. Citrus, funky and flowery. a twang to it. Bone dry. Super short finish. Pretty solid.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy golden yellow with a large three finger foamy white head. The head recedes rather quickly leaving some light soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is Brett funkiness, hay, lemon peel, and light earthy hops.

T - The taste is a nix mix of lemon peel, grapefruit, lactic tartness and funky Brett. I really pick up th Mosiac hops in the finish.

M - Light body with high carbonation. Nice crisp mouthfeel with a dry Finish.

O - This is a super solid beer. Nice blend of earthy and sour. Perfect for a warm summer day.

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Photo of OrangeMen
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2015 vintage
~ 1 year since bottling date

Appearance- Pours a hazy, pale golden yellow color. Finger thick, pillowy and fizzy white colored head. Fast rising carbonation bubbles. Not much lacing on glass.

Aroma- Tart fruitiness, lemongrass, citrus zest, sweet berry notes and tropical fruits. Good amount of funky yeast qualities, lots of earthiness, grass, hay, mustiness, blue cheese, dankness.

Taste- Tart lemon, lime, zesty citrus notes and sweeter tropical fruits, mango, pineapple, and berries. Funky yeast, blue cheese, hay, grass, musty, and chalky.

Feel- Light bodied, only slightly tart w/ a real drying finish. Moderate carbonation.

Overall- Nice blend of sour and funk. Tartness is mostly lemon / lime in character, very zesty, but there are some nice tropical and berry fruit notes as well. Funkiness is really pronounced on the finish, a real pleasant cheesy character, with a lot of earth and mustiness. A good deal of the mosaic dry hopping has probably faded with age, but i think its represented still in the brighter fruit notes.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.82/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from Florida
Slightly hazy deep yellow with a frothy bubbly white head that persists. Earthy funky fruity with bitter pithy grapefruit dominating and light tropical fruits supporting. Lemony tart lightly puckering finish. Pretty damn good beer.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

the color is similar to the simcoe -golden perhaps a little lighter, a pretty clouded smoothie-like look. The smell is great with mostly hops yet there is a faint wild yeast aroma with citrus qualities from both. The texture is balanced with lightly acidic yet mildly bitter and mildly resinous with moderate carbonation and mostly dry finish.

The taste is very good with a Mosaic flavor up front and lactic tanginess in the middle with a sort of lemon-lime aspect and fruity sour finish with almost no alcohol in the taste. This is a highly drinkable sour beer with a good amount of that citrus from the Mosaic hops in the taste.

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Photo of rorykanderson
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Popped open the 16.9oz bottle and just basked in the aroma - pine, mango, pineapple, sour lemon and Brett funk. Wonderful combination. Effervescent bubbly champagne-like body with a soapy head. Taste washes over your tongue and hits so many of the core flavors - lactic tartness, bitter hops, slightly sweet citrus. Awesome cascade. As the hops-aroma dissipated, though, it lost some of the complexity but stayed strong for being an outstanding wild ale.

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Photo of TTen
4.91/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Prairie Artisan Ales Funky Gold Mosaic

L: Hazy gold with a tight white head and good retention 4.25
S: A lot of tropical fruit. Pineapple. Mango. Blueberries. Slight, slight earthy funk blends nicely. Sweet grainy malt in a small dose. Incredible! 5
T: Starts out with carbonated juice. The carbonation and lactic sourness combine and hit quickly and it throws my tastebuds for a loop. Tartness rolls in at the end. I'm still holding onto some mango even after it's dried out a while ago. The earthy note is uncovered late and just adds to the experience. This is magnificent! 5
F: Light-medium body. Sourness, tartness and carbonation add to the feel. It dries out a bit quickly, but what you get is great. 4.5
O: This is really good. I don't want this beer to end. The hop:sour:tart:carb ratio is perfect. This dry hopped sour is like nothing I've had before and I've been drinking "craft" for 20 years. US hop growers + US brewers are giving us some great things these days. 5

EYE M A P NESS on the monitor on the label :)

Bottle code 16951RV2|19:49|20115

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Photo of 1ale_man
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16oz bottle into a tulip. Hazy gold color. Reminds me of fresh lemon juice. Two finger white head that goes to nil in a few minutes.
The smell is absolutely great. Fresh grapefruit (yellow not ruby red). Some funky, spoiled?, smell also. But it's all good.
Taste follows smell with that yellow grapefruit. This beer is very juicy and tart. Some apple I think. I love this beer.
Mouth feel is just right for me. Not thin and watery. Dry on the end.
The best sour beer I've had to date. Wish their price was lower, but will buy again. Too good not to. Recommend to anyone. Great beer!

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy pale yellow color with white head. Aroma has really nice, bright stonefruits and citrus fruits, honey, grass and hay. Taste follows with all the fruity flavors plus a moderate lactic tartness, maybe a touch of brett funk too. You also get some hoppy bitterness on top. Finish is yeasty and dry. Medium body with an almost smooth mouthfeel. Really easy to drink yet tasty hoppy sour ale.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.59/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a medium golden straw with good amount of foamy head. Aroma did not hit for me on this one, lots of raw hop cone and the yeast is just stale & off-putting. Taste thankfully rebounds, very light tartness with lemon citrus notes, some wet hay & a nice kiss of lacto at the end. Definitely a mild "sour", very sessionable. Body is medium & fine for the style, finishes semi-dry. If not for the aroma this would have been an overall great beer, still one to seek out.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light yellow body, super hazy, an inch plus of soapy, white head. Brett funk with mosaic hop character. Who knew? Light to medium in body. Soft bitterness. Hoppy, funky, wonderful.

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Photo of stakem
4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thank you Tim for the share. 500ml bottle into a snifter appears a hazy light golden color with a white cap that fades leaving spotty lace.

This smells lemony with grapefruit fruited aspect that has a pleasant citrus zestiness that fades to a sort of brie-like cheesiness.

The taste is lemony lactic tart with that previously mentioned grapefruit juice note but with a backing of dry grain and slight herbal finish.

A light bodied brew with effercescent carbonation, tart, clean and absolutely crushable. Id take a gallon of this to the face with zero restraint or regrets. Wow.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.53/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In a teku the beer was a clear gold color. There was a pretty white head that faded quickly.
Wonderful barnyard aroma. Very earthy with a little bit of sweet fruit.
The taste followed the nose. Some tropical fruit in there also.
Nicely funky and tart.

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Photo of cavedave
4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours an almost clear gold, with a nice white topper that fades slowly to a ring and delicate skim.

Smell is barnyard, earth, rounded tart with some sharper notes also, citrus, with hints of sweetness in there too that really makes the other aromas pop.

Wow, add melon and pear to the flavors in the bouquet and you have what this tastes like. Clean and balanced, super bright, with a really tart/fruity and funky end of sip.

Easy drinking, medium carbonation and body, with a killer finish that leaves clean layers of flavor on palate that beg for the next sip.

Awesome beer, highest recommendation, my favorite Prairie beer so far.

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Photo of Horbar
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy pale straw color.
A juicy tart beer.
Great balance of tart, funk, and hop juiciness.
I only wish they were a little less expensive than $13 for 16.9oz.
Soooo balanced.

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Photo of Hallu
4.73/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

OK now THAT's a brew for people who like a challenge. American Wild Ale ? Oh yeah it sure is wild. You know when an IPA smells like grapefruit, but a gentle grapefruit backed by friendly pine and tropical fruit ? This is the mean unsweet grapefruit, backed by an army of limes with M5s (because there actually is a faint metallic smell as well). The taste is even more complex. It is sour, dry, and bitter for sure. But the dryness is more that of a French white wine. Was it aged ? Brewed in barrels ? I don't know, but it's got that earthy quality to it. However, behind all this, you will find the more friendly sweet fruitiness of the citrus, but you got to work for it. This is a very interesting beer, with a complex story to tell. They say it'll continue to ferment, and I trust them. Although I said sour and earthy, it is not like a Belgian gueuze, because of this tropical feel. As you let it sit, the metallic smell wears off, the sourness and bitterness becomes more bearable, and it gets even better, with the finish almost similar to a tropical IPA. One of the best beers I've had for sure.

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Photo of larryi86
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

500 ml bottle poured into a teku

A- A slightly hazy golden straw with two finger whit head.

S- Mild funk, lemon, faint tropical fruit, mild melons.

T- Sour lemons, honey dew, some tropical fruits, earthy finish with a nice mild barnyard funk.

M- Smooth, dry, light to medium body.

O- A solid dry hopped sour, but compared to other dry hopped sours I've tried this is missing a lot of complexity. Worth picking up if you get a chance, will be on the hunt for more soon.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1 pint .9oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a murky yellow color with a small foamy white head that reduces to a ring around the edge

S- initial aroma out of the bottle is of cat litter box. After the pour, aromas of citrus and tropical hops open, with notes of melon, grass & lemon pith. Funky yeast aromas of wet hay, old cheese & wet sock

T- tart lemon peel up front with flavors of melon rind, grass, wet hay, musty yeast,cheese rind. The flavors get stronger the longer you drink it

M- medium body with moderate fizzy carbonation produces a champagne like mouthfeel and a crisp finish

O- plenty of lemon flavor, with a funky aroma. Good sour, but probably couldn't drink a while bottle on my own

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Photo of metter98
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a half finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a collar of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of mangos and citrusy hops are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of mangos and citrusy hops along with moderate notes of Brett funk.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer does a good job at pairing the flavors of the Mosaic hops and the Brett funk.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of teromous
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The bottle has a code that says:
I don't know how to interpret this into a date.

Appearance: The body is a light straw color. The head is a short creamy pure white cap. Pretty good retention. Even when it fades it maintains some fluff on the surface of the beer. Not much lacing though.

Aroma: It smells fantastic. It has this funky old urine soaked barn smell that is a hallmark of these wild ales. If you appreciate that odd smell then this has it in droves. This is married with a great mango and peach aroma. It's absolutely perfect. Subsequent pouring into the glass also revealed a bit of earthy character. It just has so much complexity. It's great.

Taste: There's a tartness up front that has a little bit of an orange flavor mixed with a bunch of lemon. It has just a hint of spice that you would find in something like a bay leaf but it's really far in the background and doesn't overpower the beer. It just kind-of peaks out and waves every now and then. Great tasting beer.

Mouthfeel: It's a clean beer that has a very pristine finish. I wanted to mention this first because it's the highlight of the mouthfeel. It has a very light body and no bitterness. The sourness does not linger after drinking the beer.

Overall: I would highly recommend this beer if you like wild ales. The bottle says it's dry hopped (assuming with Mosaic) and it does add to the complexity of the beer. It doesn't overpower or ruin the flavor of the funky farmhouse character. It just adds a little of its own character to the beer which really shows restraint as well as good craftsmanship. If I was making a shopping list of beers to buy from Prairie this would definitely be on the list. With a lot of wild ales the flavor can change given the wild nature of the beer...I hope that this one doesn't change too much and I would really recommend getting it at this time (Jan 1st 2016) because right now it's fantastic.

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