Prairie Flare | Prairie Artisan Ales

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Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States

Style: Leipzig Gose

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Gose Ale Brewed with Orange and Coriander

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Reviews: 63 | Ratings: 308
Photo of rickyfinn
4.9/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Orange, cloudy, funky wild raw taste and aroma that could only be described as rodent pheromone. Gose all the way. Hard find. Get it if you can. A bier only a Mutter could lieb.

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Photo of craigbelly
4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber off orange pour. Medium carbonation, with a small white head, which dissipates quickly. The nose is malty, tart, funky, and a small amount of the citrus/coriander that's advertised. The flavor is biscuit, some sweetness, citrus, coriander, and yeast.

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Photo of spectru
2.78/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Light amber, head dissipates and leaves nary a trace; Aroma is mild and citrusy. Taste is quite sour, but not excessively so. I think I've had only one gose before and I'm not a fan. It's just too tart for me

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Photo of monkist
4.32/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Prairie Artisanal Ales is just phenomenal! They are simply the masters of farmhouse ales, gose and American sours. Never had them so good.
This gose is excellent not only for being a gose but for its character: strong, intensive, citrus fruit, enough body, not too light, not too sour, not too carbonated, all feels oh so natural.
It is a challenge to describe these goses and sours, as they are like pieces of spontaneous art, improvisation and true wisdom. This is really a treasure again, makes me want to seek their Farmhouse Ales out more and more. Loving Prairie, serious stuff!

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Photo of beertunes
3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to RedhawkPoke for this one, from NBS BIF #6. 12oz can poured into 12oz tulip. Poured a lightly hazy bright gold color with less than 1/2 inch of white head that quickly dissipated, and left no lace.

There was a bit of tartness upfront, with a nice grain base underneath. Similar taste profile, grainy with a solid tang. The body was light and crisp. Drinkability was very good, it would be easy to drain a few of these. Overall, a solid take on the style. Worth trying if you see it.

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Photo of Wasatch
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. Can

Poured into a Trillium glass a nice hazy orangy color, nice carbonation, with a nice little fizzy off-white head, which leaves minimal sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, yeasty, tart, funky, some citrus/coriander. The taste is pretty nice, malty, yeasty, nice little funkyness, tart, with some citrus/coriander. Medium body, ABV hidden nicely. Overall, a tasty brew.

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Photo of metter98
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: The beer is clear golden yellow in color and has hues of amber along with a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a patch of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of sour lemons are present in the nose along with notes of lactobacillus.
T: The taste follows the smell and has sour flavors of lemons along with hints of saltiness towards the finish. A slight amount of spiciness from the coriander is also noticeable.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and quite tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This gose is quite sour and tart—it can pucker up your mouth

Serving type: can

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Prairie Artisan Ales brew a lot of good stuff including this Gose. I certainly liked it.

Look: cloudy dark golden almost amber hue with a very thick white head. The bottle is pretty with lots of nice artistic looking flare.

Aroma: Biscuit, citrus, and some brett funk.

Taste: The flavor is biscuit, some sweetness, orange, lemon, coriander, yeast, a little bit of brett funk.

Feel: medium mouthfeel, significant carbonation

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Photo of macrosmatic
3.67/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle into a Cycle Brewing goblet.

A: Mild hazy, and a darker gold than expected for style. Forms a finger's worth of fizzy white head that fades quickly, as does the initial visible carbonation.

S: Lactic tart, citrus zest and citric acid. Biscuit malts with a mild graininess. A slight yeastiness. There's not much else here. Fairly forgettable.

T: Citric acid and lactic tartness. Grapefruits and oranges, lemons and zest. Biscuit malt sweetness is fairly mild, but still has some husky character. A mild salinity near the swallow, and then finishes with fading citrus fruits, and a dry lactic tartness in the hang. There's some salinity that stays around after the swallow and coats the lips as well.

M: Overall, a light body but this is a bit heavy for the style. Lots of explosive small bubble carbonation to tickle the tongue. Low alcohol presence.

O: Really nothing exciting here. One of the few misses that I've had from Prairie in my book. It’s far from terrible, but completely pedestrian and uninteresting, and not really to style as a gose - it's too heavy-bodied; and the husk character, while mild, detracts as well. Tick this if you must, but don’t feel left out if you miss this one.

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Photo of Dinglehacker
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into stange.

Appearance: Dull yellow-orange, like unfiltered wheat beer.

Nose: Light coriander and wheat

Taste: Orange tartness, bold wheat underneath., with some apricot

Mouth: A little tart, but medium smooth.

Nice citrus gose. Doesn't take too many chances, but has a nice balance and even emphasizes the wheat beer nature of the style. Also crushable.

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Photo of dcotom
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12-ounce can into a stemmed cylindrical glass. Very hazy and slightly dark orange-yellow color, with an evanescent two-finger white head. For the style, this is right on the money. Nice, fruity sourness, a little subtle spiciness, a hint of salinity, and a crisp, dry finish. A very refreshing thirst-quencher.

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Photo of andrewh995
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy yellow gold with a small head. Smells of sweet fruit and malt. Tastes of salt sweet fruit, malt, and some sourness. Medium in body and carbonation. Overall a great gose.

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Photo of daliandragon
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I believe this is my first beer from Ollahoma. Interesting can artwork as well. Cloudy and translucent in body once the head dissipates. Nose is citrus and coriander and a touch of sour appleskin.

Interesting balanced flavor with a quick snap in the finish. Fruity and refreshing without being too
sweet, this is a pretty worthy Gose.

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Photo of craftaholic
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really quite balanced and delightful. Has zero head on it (could be the tap line), opaque burnt auburn hue. Has a delicious watermelon and spice nose which may be the coriander. Nice and sour up front. Makes you salivate and swash the deliciousness around. Had several beers in front of me and kept reaching for this one as did the others at the table!

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Photo of MinerBob
3.67/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Beer pours a hazy golden color with a white head that dissipates quickly. The smell is citrus and spice. The taste is sour with a salty aftertaste. I love witbeirs with orange and coriander but this misses the mark of what I was looking for but still not a bad beer if you like sour beers.

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Photo of DavidR_9
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

116117 FLARE. 12 oz. can into wine glass.

L - Dark golden body with an even haze (about 9 SRM). Thin white fizzy head that dissolves completely.
S - Orange juice concentrate, more citrus, coriander and spiciness, salt
T - Slight orange peel citrus and bigger coriander punch with a deep and lingering sourness more akin to a wild ale (almost brett like). The saltiness is pretty well balanced with coriander, brings it to a familiar gose style.
F - A bit under carbonated but still a good deal of tingly kicks from the sourness. Finishes medium dry.

One of the stronger goses I've tried w/ its 5.4% abv. I think it could use some more citrus in the taste and maybe higher carbonation. That being said, I really enjoyed this brew.

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a bright gold with a large head. The aroma has a salinity that is immediately present, as well as a citrus sourness, with touch of spice and malt sweetness. The flavor has a solid sweet sour balance, with a nice amount of malt and just a hint of coriander. It is overall rather reminiscent of a sour orange. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with light, fluffy carbonation. Overall this is a really tasty gose - not overly sour, nor overly spiced, but with a solid amount of salt, and a pleasant malty quality.

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Photo of BubbleBobble
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep orange, nice frothy fluffy head. Smells strongly of frozen orange juice concentrate, a bit of oakiness and clove. Spice doesn't appear until it warms up a bit, otherwise tart citrus dominates; very little salt here. Mouthfeel is very nice and full with a chewiness I don't usually expect from the style. Other all a nice beer, but it doesn't strike all the boxes I want from a gose.

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Photo of WesMantooth
3.6/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is null and void since it is being consumed from a crowler.

Aroma is, excuse me, vomit reminiscent like sour, with some citrus, corriander, and wheat.

There is a significant mandarin orange flavor and some passion fruit, along with a lot of wheat and a touch kf corriander. The wheat flavor lingers like most good Goses.

It is a little heavier bodied than most, drinking more like a lager.

A good beer. I would prefer to have it without the fruit, but that's just me.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.33/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

"Gose." "Ale brewed with orange and coriander." Regrettably brief impressions from a bottle below:

APPEARANCE: Head easily fills up 95% of my glass even though I side-poured it pretty gently; I anticipate overcarbonation. Frothy and smooth. Lasts a good 8 minutes.

Body is a clear clean pale copper. No yeast/lees are visible within.

AROMA: Faint sourness. Wheat. Orange peel citrus. A hint of salt. Clove.

I find no overt coriander.

Aromatic intensity is below average. Mild yet pleasant and inviting.

TASTE: Has a slight sourness to it, but it's less than that observed in the best gosenbiere. Wheat malt at the core keeps it refreshing when paired with that lactobacillus twang and accompanying acidity.

Goes past mere orange peel into more of an orange creamsicle territory, though not to its detriment per se.

Hints of clove and salt keep it interesting, but there's no overt coriander.

Balanced and enjoyable, with nice depth of flavour. Flavour duration and intensity are average.

It's a well-built if somewhat basic gose.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, a little smacky, a little acidic, medium-bodied, somewhat refreshing. Overcarbonated.

OVERALL: Anderson Valley and Westbrook utilized more interesting adjuncts to make their gosenbiere memorable...Prairie's choice of orange has resulted in a beer that's easily bested by Anderson Valley's blood orange variant. With a more interesting fruit and more sourness and bacterial complexity this might be more interesting fare. As the formerly obscure gose style has taken off in the states, even a brewery as competent as Prairie has been left in the dust by the competition.

Certainly better than many attempts at the style out there (including even Bayerischer Bahnhof's, to Prairie's credit), but it isn't world-class and its high price (courtesy of the Shelton Bastards) will put off discerning drinkers given the relative lack of quality. Drinkable and above average, but ultimately underwhelming given the brewery behind it.

B- (3.33) / WORTHY

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.65/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

No label information. Prairie Flare is brewed in the style of a Gose beer with orange and coriander. Available in 500ml. bottles and on limited draft.

Poured from a 500ml. bottle to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Pours a foamy frothed head of a pastel white color over a lightly hazy golden amber body with abundant, lively carbonation. Retention is average and there is no visible lacing. 3

(Smell) The spiciness of the coriander comes front and center in the aroma, although trace citrus juice and peel also compliment the vibrancy of the aroma. These additions aside, the malted wheat body and sea salt additions are lesser influences on the aroma, but slightly noticeable and expected per the style. Potency is moderate. 3.5

(Taste) Much more tangy acidity up front with a biting crispness of sea-salt, vibrant and plentiful coriander spice and a very evident finish complete with orange rind, pulp and trace juice characters, for a nice citrusy compliment. Finishes moderately dry and tangy. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, smooth, lightly chewy, medium dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a medium frothiness and a modestly crisp finish. Body is medium+ for the style, light/medium overall. Balance is nearly even tangy and acidic to sweetness. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters. 3.75

(Overall) The inclusion of citrus is the biggest spin on the traditional Gose here, as coriander is traditionally added to lighten and spice up the flavor, but the orange peel does make for an enjoyable citrusy finish without too much bitter or sweet peel harshness, creating an all around orange impression. Considering the saltiness and acidity of this beer, it could be understandably confused as some kind of hybrid Gose/Hefeweizen blend, both very enjoyable and refreshing- why not put the best of both worlds together? 3.75

Prairie Artisan Ales'
Flare Gose

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Photo of stephens101
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From notes.

Hazy orange and oddly still, if you will.

Lemon zest, orange, yeast and a touch of funk in the aroma.

Light fruits up front with a faint vanilla cake sweetness, some tartness and salt in the finish that leaves quickly. A bit chalky, and all works well together. Dry and light to medium.

Nice to see Prairie take this style on, and not a bad go of it either.

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Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. Poured out a hazy, straw-yellow color with a small, cream-colored head of foam. It smelled of wheat, sea salt and hints of citrus. It had a sweet orange taste with sour bite and a dose of saltiness.

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Photo of jooler
4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look is amazing and smell is funky zest. Initial taste is sour with citrus flavor that covers the palate. It's not too sour but a more mellow sour beer

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Photo of Amguerra305
3.15/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours an orangey gold. smells a bit funky. citrus sweetness on the front end of the taste but there is something off in the aftertaste. the saltiness builds up on your lips. feel is light but carbonated.

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Prairie Flare from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 308 ratings