Funky Gold Mosaic
Prairie Artisan Ales

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Wild Ale
Ranked #242
Ranked #1,911
4.2 | pDev: 8.33%
Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
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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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philbe311 from Pennsylvania

4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
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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Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
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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Bruno74200 from France

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
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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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
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
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Doug_Fishback from Oklahoma

4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
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
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
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.
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
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mschrei from Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
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
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macrosmatic from Florida

4.51/5  rDev +7.4%
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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pat61 from Minnesota

4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
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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GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
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
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connecticutpoet from Connecticut

4.16/5  rDev -1%
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
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monkist from Hungary

4.81/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the first time I had a real sour/farmhouse ale so I must admit I have kept changing the scores while drinking.
It started out really weird and nasty, really sour and strange in its smell... but then I started noticing why it is a real farmhouse ale: it smells and tastes like a barn, smells like horses, horse pee and straw hay all over. Then it began turning uglier and uglier because of this realization but in the end I came to like it somehow. I began to long for those fields and farms in Oklahoma and began my journey to the Midwest in a beer bottle.
All in all, perhaps because I like gose, I could also find a loveable part in American farmhouse ales - so I'm already looking forward to trying something from Prairie Artisan brewery again.

Comment from a couple of months and a good couple of sours later: this is one of the best farmhouse ales I've ever had. Prairie Ales is top notch, quickly became one of my favorite breweries.

Apr 01, 2018
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fitzy84 from Massachusetts

3.91/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bought a bottle at Yankee Spirits in Sturbridge, MA. The beer has a murky, lightly copper appearance with little to no head. Aromas seemed to be floral, lightly buttery, lemon flavors. The beer is tart and sour with a crisp lemon aftertaste. Great carbonation and crisp mouthfeel. Overall, excellent mouthfeel and good aromas.

Jan 21, 2018
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craigbelly from Iowa

4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dry hopping is really what this brew is about. Solid tartness but the tropical and citrus notes the hops bring makes this a delight. Nice and dry with good carbonation.

Nov 27, 2017
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CJNAPS from California

3.74/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Loved the hops in this one.
nice and refreshing
cloudy yellow color
fizzy head that is gone as quick as it showed up
fruity aroma
would revisit this one again.

Nov 19, 2017
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Phil-Fresh from California

4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Lots of hop aromas of tropical fruit, berry and citrus, light wine barrel, and funk.

A: Gold color, hazy, with a frothy dense white head that has excellent retention.

T: Hop flavors of tropic fruit, berries and citrus, coupled with a clean cracker like malt base, tangy sourness, with light amount of barnyard funk.

M: Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Tasty; the beer is very drinkable with a tropical fruit, citrusy aroma and flavor that pairs well with the clean tangy sourness.

Nov 11, 2017
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chinchill from South Carolina

2.79/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

From a bottle at the 2017 Decatur Beer Festival.
Hazy pale golden body with a fine white head.
Moderately tart and moderately strong flavor for style.
Lively carbonation.
Funny and a bit musty with prominent Brett -- not my style but not too bad.

Oct 21, 2017
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Cylinsier from Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500 cl bottle

Pours hazy light lemon gold, head is a fine and firm two inches plus thick, dissipates to a film and retains there indefinitely.

Smells of lemon drops, lemon citrus, coriander, and grassy malts.

Tastes light and citrusy, sweet and tart lemon over cracker malts. Some herbal bite and spiciness follow with a very subtle grassy hop finish.

Medium body with stinging carbonation on the tongue.

Very nice and refreshing. Lots of flavor, but still drinks light with a refreshing pop. Very enjoyable and worth grabbing.

Aug 08, 2017
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ELS from Florida

4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

After having Funky Gold Citra which was great I had to try FG Mosaic. Very different than the citra version. The look had a effervescent foam that dissipated quickly. The aroma was funky with lemon and sweaty armpit. That's right, it smells like a sweaty armpit. Now, that isn't so terrible because it is a very distinct aroma that isn't so offputting. The taste disappoints after having the citra. Where the citra does a great ying/yang with sweet sour, funky and bitter the Mosaic just does funky, dry and slightly bitter. You get some lemon but it just doesn't work that well and I never really get that fruity flavor you expect from Mosaic hops. It's not a bad beer, just not even close to it's citra brother.

Had a second bottle a week later and it was much improved in taste with some sweetness not seen in the first bottle. Raised the taste and overall by a .5 rating.

Aug 04, 2017
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clayrock81 from Florida

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy light yellow body with an aroma that is sour, acidic, sharp, pungent and funky. Thin body, acidic orange juice like notes with hints of funky yeastiness and a sourness that is balanced with a bit of grapefruit hop sweetness. Good combination of flavors and balance lead to enjoyable beer.

Jul 27, 2017
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mafrick17 from Pennsylvania

4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a Teku glass.
Look - Clear, straw yellow color, lots of carbonation that creates a nice head that dissipates to the edges. A steady stream of bubbles rise from the bottom.
Smell - Lemon with hints of orange and pine
Taste - Lemon-lime with pine notes emanating from the back
Feel - Lots of carbonation that tingles the tongue. Very drinkable.
Overall - A crushable beer with some interesting lemon flavors.

Jul 22, 2017
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MagicJeff from Georgia

4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into my tulip.

Look: Hazy straw. Not as hazy as a hefeweizen but still pretty hazy. Finger of white foamy head that recedes to less than a centimeter after a few minutes.

Smell: Wet soil. Leafy Mango. Slightish tart lemon candy mid palate--not too sour. Mainly mango with under ripe lemon rind. Lemony hops/grapefruit pith. Earthy lemongrass notes. Almost Sprite-like, candy finish.

Feel: Medium bodied--good carbonation paired with citrus notes makes this very refreshing.

Overall: Pretty solid offering here, this has become a go to sour when it's hot out. Perfect for drinking in the early afternoon after a long walk/run in the heat. I love the tropical fruit notes combined with the earthy/vegetal backbone.

Jul 03, 2017
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Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy burnt orange color with a concave white foamy little head. Quick dissipation, still lacing sticks finely. The smell starts off with some sweet lemon, sticky bitter lemon rind, lemon juice, slight bitter pine, subtle dry citrus and citrus rind. A little bit of sour lemon balances nicely. The taste was mainly sour with an ample amount of sweet to bitter underneath in the citrus department. Dry sour lemon aftertaste leads into a sticky sour finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation seems to run nicely allowing the bitterness of the rind to be the harshness. Overall, I say this was a pretty good sour/wild ale. I’d have it again.

Jun 05, 2017
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DefenCorps from Oregon

3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
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.

Apr 13, 2017
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
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.

Feb 24, 2017
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