Funky Gold Mosaic
Prairie Artisan Ales

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From:
Prairie Artisan Ales
 
Oklahoma, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #356
ABV:
6.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,433
Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 8.37%
Reviews:
148
Ratings:
849
Status:
Active
Rated:
Aug 13, 2021
Added:
May 28, 2014
Wants:
  77
Gots:
  206
SCORE
93
Outstanding
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Notes: Funky Gold Mosaic is a dry-hopped sour ale. We took Prairie Gold and dry-hopped it with a huge amount of Mosaic hops.
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Rated: 3.66 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Aug 13, 2021
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Reviewed by philbe311 from Pennsylvania

4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A fingers worth of active pillowy pure white froth with decent retention.... Color is a vibrant light gold... Big vibrant funky fruity nose highlighted by citrus and melon - truly one of a kind... Nose holds true on the palate... On the lighter side of medium bodied with vibrant carbonation... Love this... Completely unique and highly memorable...
Dec 19, 2020
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Reviewed by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a can into a tulip.

Pours a shimmering hazed light gold with excellent head and enduring lacing.

The aromas are special and varied. Citrus (lemon), funk (barnyard brett), yeast (white pepper).

The flavors are all over the map and in a good way. Apple cider/cider vinegar, white grape, white wine, white pepper, cork, citrus, pineapple, faint grass, earth, and booze. At the very finish, some reflexive rebound honey sweetness.

Medium bodied with great carbonation and a nearly crisp drying finish.

Pretty solid sour. I hate to give flat "4.25's" across the board, but that's what it is. A just shy of superb brew. A little more aroma, flavor, and carbonation would have put this one in legendary company.
Aug 01, 2020
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Reviewed by Bruno74200 from France

4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
To the point.
Clear golden colour with a one finger head
The mosaic brings its whole fruity character in this tart ale. Tutti Frutti, very refreshing and balanced.
Very well done.
Jul 02, 2020
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Reviewed by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Funky, leathery, citrusy, tropical pineapple, bready crackery caramelized malts, some dusty hay, straw, barnyardy farmhouse, with dank earthy herbal resinous pine
Jun 28, 2020
 
Rated: 5 by TallGuyCM from California

Jun 15, 2020
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Reviewed by Doug_Fishback from Oklahoma

4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured from 12 oz can into pint glass.

A: Hazy yellow with a finger of solid white head. Good retention with some lacing.

A: Citrus and pineapple with light malt (dinner roll) bringing up the rear. A hint of grass or hay. Nothing obviously "funky" to my nose.

T: Bracing tartness up front, quickly rolling into a nicely balanced body. Hop bitterness is evident but well integrated into the overall profile. Really well put together.

M: Good carbonation and tartness produce a lively, refreshing mouthfeel. Very drinkable.

O: I'm not well versed in sour styles, but by any measure, this is a delicious, well-built beer that manages to be both distinctive and approachable. Maybe my definition of "funky" is different, but I don't find anything weird here. Along with Prairie Standard, this one will make frequent appearances in my fridge.
May 11, 2020
 
Rated: 4.64 by jpd026 from New York

Apr 17, 2020
 
Rated: 4.44 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 10, 2020
 
Rated: 4.15 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

Mar 27, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Mar 18, 2020
 
Rated: 4.34 by CraigDeMoss from Kansas

Mar 11, 2020
 
Rated: 4.14 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Mar 09, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

Mar 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by JohnDon from Texas

Mar 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4.17 by ElGallo from New Hampshire

Feb 24, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Feb 23, 2020
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Reviewed by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Can. Killer art. Honestly bought a four pack of these expecting a lager. Nope it’s a tangy taste of taint ;)
Sour nose but the flavor is pretty fantastic. Tart, sour, intense.
But
Then you get this awesome fruity flavor which is further bookended by a really clean, daringly traditional maltiness!
This beer slaps ass!
Feb 22, 2020
 
Rated: 4.75 by 71CrazyOtto from Michigan

Feb 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4.04 by robotic_being from Florida

Feb 12, 2020
 
Rated: 4.06 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Feb 03, 2020
 
Rated: 3.68 by Pro_Magnon from Texas

Feb 01, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Sep 16, 2019
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Reviewed by mschrei from Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Let this one age a bit. Poured clear gold initially, but quite cloudy yellow by the bottom of the bottle. Fluffy head and lacing. Plenty of funky bret and yeast smells. Taste is slightly tart, slightly sour, slightly hoppy, slightly bready. Mild dry finish, light to medium bodied, very crisp. Pretty good. If I get it again, I’ll have to have it fresher.
Sep 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.44 by dansmcd from Australia

Aug 23, 2019
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Reviewed by macrosmatic from Florida

4.51/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Reviewed from notes. Poured from the 16.9 oz. bottle into a Cigar City Brewing goblet.

A: Very hazy light gold with a good amount of visible carbonation. Forms a two-finger fluffy white head with very good retention.

S: Really nice here – Brettanomyces funk, earth and barnyard. Citrus and tropical fruit, oranges and pineapple from the hops and Brett. Light cracker malt body. Juicy-smelling, and maybe a bit of dry oak tannins (or maybe dryness from the Brett?). Mangoes and horse blanket. Absolutely lovely aroma - 4.75 or 5.

T: Juicy citrus, tropical fruits, and pineapple. Earthy, musty, and hay. A moderate hop bitterness as well. Cracker malt body, some yeast character, but with minimal if any phenolic pepper and less yeasty than some of this series. More juice and pineapple and dry funk in the hang with just a light hop bitterness.

M: A light body, low alcohol presence. A lot of carbonation sensation - maybe borderline over–carbonated actually.

O: This is really, really good. The mosaic hops really play nicely with everything else going on in this beer. I really liked this one. This is up there with Hop Savant for a hopped sour beer, and my favorite of the "Funky Gold" series. Wow - excellent.
Aug 04, 2019
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
L: Moderately hazy straw gold under a lacy white 3" cap that reduces slowly to a thick film

S: Citrus, lemon, tropical fruit, spice and mild funk.

T: Well developed fruit flavor, mild funk and tartness work very well with medium hop bitterness.

F: very creamy medium light, effervescent, tart, dry

O: very drinkable and well put together.
Jun 11, 2019
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Bottled summer 2014; drank 9/6/14 @ the Yarchives.

Murky dandelion hue.

HUGE white head; almost no lace.

Tart dandelion nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Metallic notes at first, but as this warms lemon citrus & fresh-cut grass notes dominate.

A great summer sour; after a tough opening this turned very nice.
Mar 29, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Zenboy99 from Wisconsin

Mar 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.21 by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

Feb 05, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by Stofko1992 from Pennsylvania

Feb 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.22 by petrusek23 from Ohio

Jan 11, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Oct 13, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by Dovers from Wisconsin

Aug 08, 2018
 
Rated: 3.95 by jaialai-untilidie from Florida

Jul 24, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by krome from Illinois

May 25, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by jgunther71 from Illinois

May 25, 2018
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Reviewed by connecticutpoet from Connecticut

4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance – Three finger head on a slightly hazy yellow body.

Aroma – Sour, funky, acidic, with lemony/citrus notes.

Taste – Citrus, light resin bitterness, and a lot of sour funkiness at the finish.

Mouthfeel – Puckering but the resinous qualities keep it from getting to be too much.

Overall – A good beer if you like sours, not over the top.
May 08, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by ivyman from Massachusetts

May 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.9 by Kappakoosh from Texas

Apr 29, 2018
Funky Gold Mosaic from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 997 ratings