Funky Gold Amarillo
Prairie Artisan Ales

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Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
92
Avg:
4.15 | pDev: 7.95%
Reviews:
76
Ratings:
605
From:
Prairie Artisan Ales
 
Oklahoma, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  30
Gots
  139
SCORE
92
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Notes: Funky Gold Amarillo is the second beer in our dry-hopped sour ale series. We took our sour golden ale, Gold, and gave it a heavy dosing of Amarillo hops. The result is a beer that is a mix of tropical fruit and Prairie funk. Notes of peach, orange, white wine, and citrusy brett can be found in the flavor and aroma.
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LanceH from Canada (ON)

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aug 27, 2016
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Mordhaus from Texas

2.97/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

I'm still relatively new to sours. This is an initial rating. I want to revisit this one at a later date.

Jan 29, 2015
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BEERchitect from Kentucky

4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Resting on the praise of amarillo hops, the 'funky gold' backbone gives Prairie's newest unveiling a fruity, sourish and fresh taste that's highly becoming of their styles.

Funky Gold Amarillo pours a golden-straw color that hinges on cannery brightness. But its strong hop and yeast haze gives a milky appearance as its swath of foam casts cottony aspirations. The ale tingles the nose with tangy citrus notes, pepper and a faint sulfury whiff, but its first sip is bready, lightly sweetened with confectioner's taste and a reinforced tropical, citrus medley.

With the taste beginning its dry trek early, the hops begin to project. Their grapefruit, pineapple and orange flavors bounce off of the ale's natural lemon, lime, cider and tart white wine influences in seamless fashion. Fleeting sweetness and breadiness leave room for the earthen taste of burlap, cobweb and brine to give the fruit a weathered, dried or musty character.

Softly bitter, the medium-light ale feels lighter on the palate due to its playful acidity that gives the beer a wine-like feel. As the character of flint and salt trail, so does a return of those sulfur flavors to ensure a 'funky-fresh' overall taste. Funky Gold Amarillo- looks like Tone Loc has more work to do!

Feb 06, 2015
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GarthDanielson from Virginia

4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a snifter, the beer is a hazy, opaque, sunflower gold coloring with a fluffy, bubbly, off-white head. Aromas of pineapple, melon, apricot, and orange rind, with subtle sour notes, tart grape must, some floral esters, and a cracker backbone. The smells have some definitive white wine characteristics in there. Flavors are tart and sweet forward, with a solid sourness that puckers you up a bit. Pineapple, lemon, orange rind, and subtle melon sweetness all blend together nicely on the toasted backbone. Floral hops provide highlights, as well as an underlying bitterness that combines with the sour and slightly acidic characteristics to make this an extremely dry, crisp beer. The aftertaste is more of the citrus and tropical fruit sweetness, but with a solid dose of the white grape must that provides a tart component. The finish has a sweet linger on a dry, crisp feel. This is a very well balanced, robustly flavored beer. Nice!

Apr 03, 2015
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zonker17 from Texas

4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Feb 22, 2015
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KRG from New York

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 25, 2015
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thegerm87 from Massachusetts

3.54/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

May 31, 2015
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Smokesnotes from Michigan

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Apr 25, 2015
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ChaseTheAce from Texas

4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 24, 2015
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Halfbrother83 from Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 02, 2015
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Elicoleman from Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 23, 2015
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Bristopher89 from Texas

4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 20, 2015
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yeaprolly from Washington

4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 19, 2015
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IMFletcher from Kentucky

4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 06, 2015
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Hopswagger from South Carolina

4.01/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jan 18, 2015
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iTunesUpdates from Florida

4.93/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow this was so delicious.

Mar 09, 2015
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unclejazz from New York

3.96/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Feb 12, 2015
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chrismattlin from Ohio

4.76/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Jan 30, 2015
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BlakeAM from Illinois

4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jul 10, 2015
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SinjaminBentek from Nebraska

4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 13, 2015
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Stinger80OH from Ohio

4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 24, 2015
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MasterPenguins from Indiana

4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Feb 01, 2015
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BeerzMcKenzie from Ohio

4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Jan 16, 2015
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cheesy26 from Wisconsin

4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 27, 2015
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WritersBlock from Texas

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nov 23, 2016
Funky Gold Amarillo from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 605 ratings