Funky Gold Mosaic | Prairie Artisan Ales

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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:
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Added by ThatsThatDude on 05-28-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
941
Reviews:
128
Avg:
4.18
pDev:
8.37%
 
 
Wants:
72
Gots:
206
For Trade:
12
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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

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

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 iRun2Beer
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

Photo of Knapp85
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Taybeh
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Patches826
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nunya
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ruzzal
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 Zazzi82
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

2016-10-12
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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Funky Gold Mosaic from Prairie Artisan Ales
4.18 out of 5 based on 941 ratings.
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