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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 TTen
4.91/5  rDev +17.5%
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 TheGenesisOfElegance
4.85/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I poured it into an oversized ale glass. First thing that can't be ignored is the deep cloudy orange color of the beer with lots of carbonation. Unfortunately the thick head dissipates to almost nothing with no lacing. The first scents that hit my nose was the yeast, and then as it warmed, the aromas changed and I got a blast of sour soda, like Squirt or Graf's 50/50. There was also some hints of fruit in there but I couldn't really distinguish anything in particular. Taste immediately reminded me of orange peel, yeast and once again, Squirt or 50/50. It has a nice and light mouthfeel with a good amount of fizziness.

Overall it's an amazing sour beer. I give it high marks all around as it's a very well balanced beer. I want more of it.

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Photo of churchillps
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Wow, this is a near-perfect beer. I agree it's more Berliner than sour. Eminently drinkable. Perfect hop balance that shows itself then quickly leaves to present the other flavors. This is my idea of a summer beer.

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Photo of goochpunch
4.74/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours out a slightly hazed gold with a thin head. Smell is gorgeous. Fresh bread maltiness and some light wild house yeast funk. The majority of the funk in the nose comes from some raunchy mosaic hops: mango, peach, guava, guanabana, and BO. Flavor is big on crackery malts and acid. Hops aren't as much in the forefront, as it's the dry hopping adding those massive aromas. Pleasant and VERY light and refreshing bitterness in the finish. Yeast offers up some fruitiness. Refreshing and palate cleansing. Mouthfeel is light, crisp, and effervescent. Acid strips the tongue. It's a shame that I'm not having this beer with food. This screams for a runny, washed rind cheese or fried seafood. Excellent.

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Photo of Hallu
4.73/5  rDev +13.2%
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 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 JefferyLaGrow
4.6/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer really impressed me. If you didn't know that this was a beer, it would look like a glass of grapefruit juice. The nose has some funky straw and farm notes to it, but still has a pineapple/grapefruit/hoppy citrus aroma. As it warms, the grapefruit really stands out along with some salty soft hop notes. The mouthfeel is close to a juice.
Excellent beer. Overall 4.5.

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Photo of MichialTanner1
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I could drink the Prairie farm houses and AWAs everyday and not get tired of them. I love Funky Gold Mosaic, but don't think I can tell it apart from Funky Gold Amarillo. I thought they had used Mosaic hops in that one when I had it. Otherwise, see my review on Funky Gold Amarillo.

I guess I need to try these two side-by-side, which I will gladly do!

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Photo of Dan_Inreallife
4.56/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip from the 500ml bottle.

A: Bright, but hazy straw/honey color with a thick white head

S: Bursting with lemon/citrus and fresh earthy hops and wild brett/funk/horse blanket. Slight sourness noticeable.

T: Lemon grass, hay, some funk, pineapple/fresh fruit, and earthy/tropic mosaic hops.

M: Light, crisp, effervescent, and dry.

O: Really, really, pleasant and refreshing. Excellent as a dinner beer or by itself, just hard not to gulp it down it is so tasty.

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Photo of Fcolle2
4.54/5  rDev +8.6%

Pours hazy golden in color with a fluffy one and a half finger white head that has great retention. Smell has some incredibly fresh juicy stone fruit aroma, primarily peach. There are also some slightly herbal, mango and pineapple hop aromas. Taste follows nose with bright juicy tart flavors of peach, crisp tropical hops, semi sweet light grainy sweetness to balance. Awesome sour

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.53/5  rDev +8.4%
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 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 oldn00b
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy gold with slight bright orange hue. Fizzy white head forms and fades quickly.

Nose is funky, grass, hey, sour, and some bright citrus from the hops - lemon mostly to me. Really helps present Mosaic hops in a way that you go "okay, yep that's Mosaic" and they must have used a ton to get the level of hop aroma there.

Flavor follows and is great - nice sour hits right away, good pucker. Hop presence is clear but feels like the flavor comes mostly from the nose. Nice dryness.

Lighter body with a clean finish is impressive. Big fan of how this feels and finishes. Little hop bitterness lingers, a touch of sweet from the alcohol but lighter body still packs a ton of flavor. Definitely worth the price tag given the size and overall flavor here.

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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 LittleDon
4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

8 oz. pour at Jester King Brewery on 8/8/2014. Floral and catty aroma, you expect a West Coast IPA, but get a mild sour with strong hop characteristics. Tons of off white head. You might expect medium to heavy body with a fair amount of residual sugar, but what you get is dry, light bodied, and low carbonation. A near perfect amalgam of IPA and farmhouse sour. Very clean finish. One of the more interesting beers of the year for me.

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Photo of CraftEyeDoc
4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a beautiful nice strawish, hazy, light golden color with nice amount of head

S- Some slight citrus aroma

T- Yummy! Loads of citrus and a nice citrus after taste that lingers, some Brett flavor but the lingering citrus after taste is great

M- Light, crisp, nice carbonation and dry

O- Very unique beer and unique in a very good way. Very refreshing and wish I had more than the one bottle I was sent. Would love to drink again sometime soon. If you like wild ales it is def a good one to try. Not too tart but the citrus flavors are awesome. Very well done!

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Sludgeman
4.45/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Out of a bottle at The Beer Hall in San Francisco.

I love Prairie Artisan Ales but not everyone is a home run. Don't worry about how the bar tender describes this beer, it’s a home run in my opinion. Not too sour with a more champagne-like tartness. The aroma was enticing to the point that I might wear it as cologne. – 4.5

A – Pours a clear pale yellow, almost without color, with slight white head. - 4

S – Aromas of citrus. - 4.5

T – A beautiful citrus taste with a bit of tartness. - 4.5

MF – A medium light beer with a dry finish. Good carbonation that gives it champagne qualities. - 4.25

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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 Ranz
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Even from opening the bottle, the carbonation is out of control--it suds out from the bottle-top. Thankfully, I only lost a little before pouring the golden-orange brew in my tall tulip, which easily created a finger of head. The haze disallows any opacity; what a great color for a summer beer.

S: Loads of sour grapefruit and sour-influenced mimosa; mottled orange rind and sour fruit candy finish it off. Lovely; I could breathe this in all day.

T: Strong, bretta-influenced spice--pineapple, sour apple, slightly curdled orange juice. Once it warms up, the Belgian-inspired yeast stain shines through beautifully, making this very balanced. The hops also come through with great subtlety.

M: On first sip, the carbonation gives a stronger mouthfeel than you would expect. Getting further in, you find that the prickly nature subsides. This is one of the best summer-inspired beers I've enjoyed.

O: Farmhouse-styled ales are usually not my thing, but Prairie had never disappointed before, so I wanted to give it a shot. I'm glad I did. This is a fun and creative spin on a style that needs some invigoration.

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Photo of 1ale_man
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
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 MartzMimic
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours from the bottle a hazy apricot with a foamy white head. Tons of carbonation. You can smell this one during the pour. Loads of bretty barnyard funk, hibiscus and tropical fruit. A swirl brings out the mango and papaya. Maybe a touch of pine. Taste is nicely acidic, but not overly sour. The brett isn't nearly as pronounced, and balances well with the floral and fruit notes. Mid-dry medium mouth that's is really crisp. This is a very good sour saison, another in a growing line of creative brews from Prairie Artisan.

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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 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 SaisonRichBiere
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy bright gold. Smell is something to behold. The acidity brings out the sharp hop aromas to a super tropical fruit floral bomb. Passionfruit, pineapple citrus zest, sweet spruce and pine. Taste is big sour guava and passionfruit. Acidity makes for a bit of a bracing mouthfeel, but still refreshing. Great beer.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
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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