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Funky Gold MosaicFunky Gold Mosaic

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Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at Bailey's.

A mildly hazy straw yellow with a dense, white head with good retention and lacing, this looks great. The nose is great too. Funky, Brett heavy with spicy clove, mild phenols and a wonderful, bright dry-hopped character with tropical fruit and a little pineapple, this is great. A mild vinous note is present as well as a touch of grain. The palate opens tart, funky, earthy with a mild tannin character. A little bit of grainy bread, some fruit (citrus/tropical) and a moderate funk are present. Earth, mushrooms, a little bit of wet straw are present. A touch chalky on the finish, this beer is tart, lemony and refreshing. Delicious.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to greenkrusty for scoring this one for me. Pours a golden color beer, looks like a pale ale for the most part, good clarity 1/2" white head, average retention, probably above average for a wild ale. Aroma imparts lemon and Mosaic hop dankness. Enjoyable.

Taste, its not a style I've been often impressed with, but this is one of, if not the best ipa/wild ale I've had. Plenty of citrus tang without a hefty dose of acidity, I like it. Lemon and tangerine notes throughout the mouthfeel. Despite the name, there isn't a ton of funk, but it also doesn't smack of kettle souring either.

I liked this one a lot. Would bang again.

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Photo of futiledevices
3.64/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sampled on tap. Pours a light yellow with a touch of haze. Quite a pucker. Smell is in-your-face bright, acidic, lemon candy, a little funk, some tropical notes. Taste is much of the same and more - lemon, funk, malic sourness, mango, unripe pineapple. Tastes like the Mango Altoid Sours they used to make.

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Photo of Kikitastrophe
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I did not know what to expect with this beer and was knocked off my feet by the sour/citrus/bitter first taste, not in a bad way. The next sips were easier, but with no less a complex experience. Very grapefruit, also mango. Will look for again!

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Photo of Harrison8
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque light-straw color with a finger of white head formation. Lacing is left about in a strand or two, but nothing more. Sour funk comes through the aroma first, with additional notes of citrus, and fruits. Flavor profile is citrus, fruits, and a subtle bready malt base note - with a constant sour funk to it. Mouth feel is bubbly, with a medium consistency. Overall, a well executed wild ale from the folks in Oklahoma. Pleasant, drinkable, with a fun sour twist. The hop variations on Gold Mosaic keep the beer experience fun and novel.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Prairie Artisan Ales "Funky Gold Mosaic"
16.9 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, coded "19715"
$10.99 @ Knightly Spirits, Orlando, FL

Notes: Hazy golden body beneath a bright white head. Limited head retention and lacing, as is common in sour beers. Aroma is funky with some sweat, wet straw, leather, mustiness, and mineral as well as "tartness", grapefruit, lemon zest, and "sugar". The flavor follows with more fruitiness that includes mango, apricot, blueberry, and grape. It's sour - solidly sour, not just tart - but not quite mouth puckering... less acidic than a grapefruit shall we say? Mild to moderate bitterness. It finishes dry with residual acidity, mineral, and fruitiness. Medium bodied with a fine-bubbled gentle effervescence that's initially bristling and then soft and smooth once warmed a bit. The balance is quite nice, and the additional fruitiness from the hops really gives it its character. Sour beers can sometimes have one or two dimensions, but this one seems fuller, and that keeps it drinkable throughout. Highly enjoyable, and worth seeking out for fans of sour beers.

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Photo of Everydayoff
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap served in a pint glass at O’glee, Bangkok.

Hazy golden yellow hue with the formation of thick sudsy white head compiling of plenty medium to big bubbles, it holds good strength to stand before gradually subsiding to some long-lasting foamy film on the surface along with lots of lacing patch and spot, high carbonation.

Loads of tropical aroma from the mighty Mosaic, it also yields varieties of scent ranging from grapefruit, pineapple, and lemon peel. Some funk and musty from yeast in the middle as well as a note of fresh hay while sweetness from malt soaring in the background.

Of course, the taste is led and dominated by fruity sourness and tartness. However, there are other things to be discovered since wild yeast taking action and gradually developing in the middle with notes of some musty, chalky, funky, and lightly herbal before leading to an end with a little bit nicely malty sweetness. The aftertaste is tropical and fruity sourness that leave quite a long tail.

The body is light to medium with smooth mouthfeel from its lively carbonation generated a soft effervescence through the palate, dry finish.

Complex and refreshing brew, its sourness and tartness is solid and the quality of yeast nicely develops sip by sip. Thanks for the hop and yeast, truly great.

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.49/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I’ve had this beer many times and I think it is really great.

Look: semi-clear light golden with a three-inch thick head.

Aroma: bready aroma with lemon and grapefruit

Taste: taste like sourdough bread, lemon, grapefruit, sour grapes, perhaps some mango, and not too sour.

Feel: medium body, dry and tart, I loved it.

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Photo of jfitzbrew
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This beer is fire. Great tart funk on the nose with hints of tropical citrus - very complex aroma with a bit of bready notes and hay. Similar taste of mild sourness with pineapple, grapefruit, mango. Brett complexity of funk. Great beer. These guys really blow me away sometimes.

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Photo of ONUMello
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500mL bottle poured into a Teku glass
A: Light orange overall but a hazy white hue permeats
S: Sour, bready, lemon, grapefruit
T: Citrus (grapefruit/lemon), sourdough bread, a bit of vinegar or sour grapes
M: Medium-bodied, some wheat dough but mostly sour (in a good mouthwatering way)
O: An enjoyable wild ale, tasty just not overly funky/complex

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Photo of snaotheus
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16.9 oz bottle split between three shaker pints. I don't see a date on the bottle, but it's dark.

Pours a hazy white-gold with a tiny head. Smells tart, bready and citrus, strong funk.

Taste is dominated by funk, noticeable (but not overpowering) sour, a little mango or some other tropical fruit. Nice.

Mouthfeel is dry but thick. Overall, nice beer.

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Photo of BigGold
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

First had poured from 16.9-oz. bottle, acquired in Norman, Okla., stamped "17416," into hotel water glass. Almost Berliner Weiss-like, the most notable part of this beer is the dry hopping. Drink fresh.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle. Big white head. Golden orange body. Smells of lemon, yeast, strong hops, and light Theraflu. Tastes of pungent lemon and grapefruit. Tart lemon. Faintest bit of sweet pale malt. Yeasty with that bit of Theraflu. Mosaic comes through as it warms. Pungent garlic with a strong bite. Lingering yeasty bitter finish. Medium high carbonation. Medium body. Again the Theraflu isn't my favorite flavor, but this works. Especially as it warms.

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Photo of Jadjunk
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

No label information. Funky Gold Mosaic is brewed in the style of an American Wild Ale dry hopped with Mosaic hops. Available in 375ml. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 375ml. bottle to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp, sudsy ecru white head over a hazy straw yellow body with abundant haze in tow and lots of assertive streams of carbonation. Retention is below average and lacing does not stick. 3.5

(Smell) Incredible sour tangy grapefruit aroma with a very soft pale malt backbone and a gentle sweetness. Mosaic hops add a lot of rounded citrus and tropical fruit aromas while enhancing the grapefruit and tangerine aroma of the nose, and a moderate bitterness. The souring acidity adds the perfect amount of tang to the aroma. Potency is moderate. 4.25

(Taste) The flavor largely follows the aroma, with drying high-acidity citrus fruit and citrus bitterness coming together for a quenching, sharp ale. There is a touch more residual sweetness than anticipated from the aroma, but this does not disturb the balance or acidic and hop-related focus of this beer. Very enjoyable flavor. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, moderately residual, tangy, chalky dry. Carbonation is brisk, generating a medium frothiness and a fully crisp finish. Body is medium+ for the style, shy of medium overall. Balance is slightly acidic and hoppy bitter over sweet. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters. 3.75

(Overall) I finally came around to this beer at a point where I thought the mosaic hop impact and the souring wild yeasts would be at an appreciated crossroads, and am not disappointed at this decision. The combination of wild yeasts and cutting-edge hop strains generate one of the most spot-on grapefruit-and-tangerine-inspired ales I have ever had the pleasure of trying. Not overly sour, but acidic enough to be convincingly citrusy, and the ever-popular mosaic hop adds an incredible round of flavor for an enticing and enjoyable beer without overtaking the balance in an IPA direction. A very enjoyable dry-hopped sour ale that is a winner all-around and worth seeking out. 4

Prairie Artisan Ales'
Funky Gold Mosaic

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Photo of azurel
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a tulip...Pours a hazy straw color with a nice bright white head.

Smells of tropical fruit, lemon-grass, damp hay, floral.

Flavor is excellent notes of citrus, lemon, sweetness of berries. That blends with the Belgian, wine yeast notes that give the beer a biscuit bready base . The tartness from the Lactobacillus is balanced with the hop bitterness. It finishes with a dryness from the Brett.

An overall excellent sour ale worthy of purchasing again and again.

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Photo of avalon07
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a medium yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was an inch of foamy head that lasted an average amount of time. Not a whole lot of lacing, though.

S: A very sweet, fruity aroma of citrus, all kinds of berries, and some yeast.

T: Tasted of a bit of wild, Belgian-style yeast, lemon, pineapple, a little bit of malt, tropical fruit (mango, especially), a sour quality, a funky quality (the yeast, most likely), and a light berry quality. A good mix of fruity sweetness and barnyard funk. It's a little thin, however, in the finish.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: While this beer has some flaws, it's solidly made, light, and easy to like. Drinkable.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours - cloudy yellow with decent white head not much lacing.

Smell - strong hay smell, funky pear and citrus.

Taste - Tart and funky lemon , berries and citrus.

Feel - Medium body tart and slightly dry.

Overall - Very nice beer, great flavor.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
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 +6.2%
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 +7.7%
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 -5.7%
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 -2.9%
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 -2.6%
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 -3.3%
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 +1.2%
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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