Funky Gold Mosaic | Prairie Artisan Ales

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4.18/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
prairieales.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Funky Gold Mosaic is a dry-hopped sour ale. We took Prairie Gold and dry-hopped it with a huge amount of Mosaic hops.

Added by ThatsThatDude on 05-28-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,501
Reviews:
139
Ratings:
966
pDev:
8.61%
 
 
Wants:
75
Gots:
207
Trade:
10
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Ratings: 966 |  Reviews: 139
Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dovers
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jaialai-untilidie
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of connecticutpoet
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.

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Photo of ivyman
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kappakoosh
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of monkist
4.81/5  rDev +15.1%
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 goose, 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.

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Photo of Bstoeckel
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fitzy84
3.91/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

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Photo of DamienArk
4.57/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Needmorebeer312
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of craigbelly
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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Photo of CJNAPS
3.74/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

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Photo of BEER88
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

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Photo of chinchill
2.79/5  rDev -33.3%
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.

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Photo of JakerLou
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.39/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cylinsier
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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Photo of ELS
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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Funky Gold Mosaic from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 966 ratings