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:
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Ratings: 941 |  Reviews: 128
Photo of BigGold
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

First had poured from 16.9-oz. bottle, acquired in Norman, Okla., stamped "17416," into hotel water glass. Almost Berliner Weiss-like, the most notable part of this beer is the dry hopping. Drink fresh.

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Photo of Pockets1337
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jcoleMA66
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jhavs
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gatheredwaters
4.22/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zeff80
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fosters9
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.8/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 mL bottle. Big white head. Golden orange body. Smells of lemon, yeast, strong hops, and light Theraflu. Tastes of pungent lemon and grapefruit. Tart lemon. Faintest bit of sweet pale malt. Yeasty with that bit of Theraflu. Mosaic comes through as it warms. Pungent garlic with a strong bite. Lingering yeasty bitter finish. Medium high carbonation. Medium body. Again the Theraflu isn't my favorite flavor, but this works. Especially as it warms.

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Photo of siege06nd
3.84/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Cpmitchno1
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of markartis
4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of red_5_sooner
3.74/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattMorin
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jadjunk
4.01/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

No label information. Funky Gold Mosaic is brewed in the style of an American Wild Ale dry hopped with Mosaic hops. Available in 375ml. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 375ml. bottle to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours a crisp, sudsy ecru white head over a hazy straw yellow body with abundant haze in tow and lots of assertive streams of carbonation. Retention is below average and lacing does not stick. 3.5

(Smell) Incredible sour tangy grapefruit aroma with a very soft pale malt backbone and a gentle sweetness. Mosaic hops add a lot of rounded citrus and tropical fruit aromas while enhancing the grapefruit and tangerine aroma of the nose, and a moderate bitterness. The souring acidity adds the perfect amount of tang to the aroma. Potency is moderate. 4.25

(Taste) The flavor largely follows the aroma, with drying high-acidity citrus fruit and citrus bitterness coming together for a quenching, sharp ale. There is a touch more residual sweetness than anticipated from the aroma, but this does not disturb the balance or acidic and hop-related focus of this beer. Very enjoyable flavor. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, moderately residual, tangy, chalky dry. Carbonation is brisk, generating a medium frothiness and a fully crisp finish. Body is medium+ for the style, shy of medium overall. Balance is slightly acidic and hoppy bitter over sweet. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters. 3.75

(Overall) I finally came around to this beer at a point where I thought the mosaic hop impact and the souring wild yeasts would be at an appreciated crossroads, and am not disappointed at this decision. The combination of wild yeasts and cutting-edge hop strains generate one of the most spot-on grapefruit-and-tangerine-inspired ales I have ever had the pleasure of trying. Not overly sour, but acidic enough to be convincingly citrusy, and the ever-popular mosaic hop adds an incredible round of flavor for an enticing and enjoyable beer without overtaking the balance in an IPA direction. A very enjoyable dry-hopped sour ale that is a winner all-around and worth seeking out. 4

Prairie Artisan Ales'
Funky Gold Mosaic
4.01/5.00

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Photo of M_chav
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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 avalon07
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a medium yellow color and a cloudy consistency. There was an inch of foamy head that lasted an average amount of time. Not a whole lot of lacing, though.

S: A very sweet, fruity aroma of citrus, all kinds of berries, and some yeast.

T: Tasted of a bit of wild, Belgian-style yeast, lemon, pineapple, a little bit of malt, tropical fruit (mango, especially), a sour quality, a funky quality (the yeast, most likely), and a light berry quality. A good mix of fruity sweetness and barnyard funk. It's a little thin, however, in the finish.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: While this beer has some flaws, it's solidly made, light, and easy to like. Drinkable.

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Photo of DrMindbender
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dragginballs76
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours - cloudy yellow with decent white head not much lacing.

Smell - strong hay smell, funky pear and citrus.

Taste - Tart and funky lemon , berries and citrus.

Feel - Medium body tart and slightly dry.

Overall - Very nice beer, great flavor.

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

Photo of Tyecko
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BubbleBobble
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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