Funky Gold Mosaic | Prairie Artisan Ales

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4.18/5
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956 Ratings
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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:
#1,346
Reviews:
136
Ratings:
956
pDev:
8.61%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
73
Gots:
207
Trade:
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Photo of Jacob17
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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 ummswimmin
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rolltide8425
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dannycohen62
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Evan
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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 dukeufo
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Warren2621
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hazedandconfused13
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sd123
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best of the funky gold beers, grapefruit from the Mosaic works really well

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

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

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

Photo of Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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 Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 Rice_Nate_25
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Funky Gold Mosaic from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 956 ratings
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