Funky Gold Simcoe
Prairie Artisan Ales

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Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
Wild Ale
4.1 | pDev: 7.07%
Jun 24, 2020
Feb 18, 2016
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Notes: Funky Gold Simcoe is a dry-hopped sour ale. We took Prairie Gold and dry-hopped it with a huge amount of Simcoe hops. The end results are tropical, sour, and an all around new beer drinking experience! This beer is great fresh, but will continue to develop as the wild yeast continues to work in the beer.
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Rated: 4.09 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Jun 24, 2020
Rated: 4 by RiceOwls27 from Texas

Apr 10, 2020
Rated: 3.61 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Feb 10, 2020
Rated: 3.48 by EdTheEdge from California

Mar 09, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Jan 18, 2019
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Reviewed by 5toutman75 from Illinois

4.44/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
I love the funky sours and Prairie does them better than almost anyone by what I've had of theirs. I think my bottle is from Feb '16 although deciphering their numbering on the bottle is not a sure thing. I wonder if it has more of the funk flavor given that it was a shelf turd where I bought it. It has a nice head due to higher carbonation than a typical IPA. The smell is wonderfully funky awful. It's like a typical Red line stop on the Chicago El, but I love it in my beer! The taste is complex and with a dry finish. It has a feel carbonation wise almost like a champagne. Overall I wouldn't pass this up if you know you love your brett beers.
Jan 09, 2019
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Reviewed by monkist from Hungary

4.78/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Freak freak da funk da funk da funk freak da funk da FUNK fuuuuunk! Yes. It's about how you FREAK the FUNK. And this is what it's all about.
Prairie has THE BEST wild yeast and Brett ever. Point blank. Theit yeast is so unique and so much of a trademark that I could recognize it without knowing it, hands down. And this yeast is what brings the FUNK into these wild ales, farmhouse ales, sour ales. That fizzy, smelly, tart, sour feeling that makes you think: What did they put into the brew?
This one in particular smelled like horse piss, half-rotten straw or dirty, wet socks. But it is amazing! That is why it is so amazing! Because it creates such a living feeling that you can't be unaffected by. And it's taste... I don't even want to know what went into it. It is simple mastery to create such an interesting, exciting, refreshing, alluring and disgusting, strange and yet amiable thing that you simply can't do without. And you keep wanting more. Keep wanting to return to Prairie to try more and more of their wonderful ales. And I think it's because of that funk. And Prairie knows best how to freak it.
Dec 05, 2018
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Reviewed by HipCzech from California

4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Serving: 500 mL bottle poured into a Riedel Vinum Zinfandel glass.

Appearance: Hazy, golden straw yellow with a towering head of frothy white foam; spare lacing.

Smell: Tart, juicy fruit aroma of lemon, orange and tropical fruit along with some good farmyard funk: wet straw and woolen sweaters.

Taste: Juicy citrus, melon and tropical fruit with a sharp streak of wine vinegar a acidity and musty cellar funk. Increasing earthy, grass and yeast notes towards the bottom of the bottle.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body with lively, effervescent carbonation.

Overall: Nicely sour, funky brew that blends well with the hoppy citrus and tropical fruit.
Aug 12, 2018
Rated: 4 by jewellrunner from Missouri

Jun 23, 2018
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Reviewed by macrosmatic from Florida

4.04/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle into a Cigar City goblet.

A: Pours a hazy, yeasty gold with a big three-finger fluffy white head that fades fairly quickly. Lots of visible carbonation.

S: Punch of Brettanomyces funk up front, then yeasty and farmhouse and funky. Lemony citrus and a bit less tropical fruit in the hop profile as well. Light cracker malts.

T: Citrus fruit and Brett funk, and a saison-like yeastiness mixes with the Brett's horse blanket and barn earthiness - though less so than the nose suggested. Lemon and coriander, a mix of musky saison and yeast esters. Cracker malt sweetness. Orange and lemony citric bitterness in the hang with more Brett character.

M: Average to a bit heavy body for style, but still crisp with good carbonation sensation. Low alcohol presence.

O: Tasty and enjoyable. Not my favorite funky IPA…or Sour IPA or Hoppy Sour or whatever we’re calling these…but really enjoyable. I can’t see running out to get a bunch more but would gladly drink another if it were around.
Jan 20, 2018
Rated: 4.27 by JMScowcroft from Vermont

Jul 16, 2017
Rated: 4.7 by cmcquirk from Arkansas

Apr 04, 2017
Rated: 4.23 by mmoriarty from Rhode Island

Mar 29, 2017
Rated: 4.27 by Dromines78 from Oklahoma

Mar 10, 2017
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Reviewed by Jadjunk from Georgia

3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
No label information. Available in 500ml. bottles and on limited draft.

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

(Appearance) Pours a crisp, frothy foam head of a pastel white color over a densely hazy golden amber body with abundant, lively carbonation. Retention is above average and lacing is light and patchy. 3.75

(Smell) Pale malt body with earthy brettanomyces funk, moderate acidity with gentle vinegar with a hop profile generating lemony and citrus hop aromas with a moderate bitterness. Potency is moderate. 4

(Taste) Pale malt body with a gentle hop profile of lemon and citrus juice and a moderate bitterness, and a moderately strong brettanomyces earthy funk and acidity with a lactic sourness. Finishes puckering, mildly dry. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, lightly residual, smooth, tangy, medium dry. Carbonation is moderate-full, generating a medium frothiness and a briskly crisp finish. Body is medium for the style, medium+ overall. Balance is slightly tangy earthy funky acidic over sweetness and hoppy bitterness. Alcohol presence is light and there are no off characters. 3.75

(Overall) Very enjoyable sour wild ale, with a flavorful citrus hop backbone, and a gentle bitterness. While the sourness drives this beer, the dry hopping contributes nicely to the flavor without complicating it and without sacrificing any of the biting bitterness. 4

Prairie Artisan Ales'
Funky Gold Simcoe
Feb 18, 2017
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Reviewed by azurel from Michigan

4.24/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a golden hazy straw color agressive head bright egg shell white. Dissapates quickly leaving minimal lacing.

Aroma is of sour funk, sweet

Flavor is a funk backbone with a sweet earthyness. Slight citrus orange, possibly tangerine, apricot. Flavor profile from the Simcoe isn't heavy or over bearing. Lets the base beer show through but reveals itself the more you drink.

Mouth feel is full, carbonation is heavy but smooth.

Another well done single hop sour by Prairie.
Feb 11, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by steverx8 from England

Feb 05, 2017
Rated: 4.22 by Luketheduke from California

Jan 24, 2017
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Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a foggy, very light straw with a white head. The head foams up quickly with three fingers of head after an easy-going pour. Lacing forms quickly after a sip, but with most of it slipping back into the beer. Aroma has some sour funk to it, with a wonderful citrus and earthy hop quality to it. Flavor profile is similar, with plenty of sour funk throughout the flavor. Flavor notes include citrus, and earthy, spruce. Mouth feel is bubbly, with a medium consistency. Overall, a fun, earthy sour. The sour funk is somewhat muted compared with other Funky Gold offerings.

Served in a 12oz snifter.
Jan 07, 2017
Rated: 4.05 by jrenihan from Canada (ON)

Dec 31, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by Rice_Nate_25 from Ohio

Dec 20, 2016
Rated: 4.35 by OKdrummer87 from Oklahoma

Dec 14, 2016
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Reviewed by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

4.43/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I’ve had a few times. There’s lots of flavor, yet it is light and crisp and thirst quenching. It is a very good sour.

Look: cloudy golden hue with a two-inch thick snow-white head.

Aroma: nice aroma of tropical fruit and some funkiness.

Taste: Lots of tropical fruit, lemon, mango, tangerine, and a great funky sour taste. It is not too sour.

Feel: light and crisp, lots of carbonation.
Dec 02, 2016
Rated: 4.18 by BeerBeast from Florida

Nov 30, 2016
Rated: 3.98 by Papa_Marsh from Michigan

Nov 28, 2016
Rated: 4 by caahare from West Virginia

Nov 19, 2016
Rated: 4.05 by GarbageMan10 from Texas

Nov 17, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by csfcmitchell from Texas

Nov 16, 2016
Rated: 4.34 by Jamison85 from Indiana

Nov 11, 2016
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Reviewed by wethorseblanket from California

4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from a 500ml bottle, dated 02916, a hazy light orangish under two-finger thick white head which lingers and yields spotty lace. Aroma is tropical fruits (guava, pineapple), slight funk and metallic. Flavor is tart, lemony, herbal, mildly spicy. Moderate body but a bit thin feeling. Finishes tart, citrusy and yeasty. Was expecting more.
Oct 30, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by aztraz from Sweden

Oct 30, 2016
Rated: 4.19 by REVZEB from Illinois

Oct 16, 2016
Rated: 4.05 by soupyman10 from District of Columbia

Oct 07, 2016
Rated: 4.1 by geodonnokepyo from Pennsylvania

Oct 01, 2016
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Reviewed by kitch from Hong Kong

4.49/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A 16.9 fl oz (500ml) bottle with a Julian bottled on date of 02516, meaning it was bottled on 25th January 2016. Poured into a Cantillon ballon glass.

Appearance: It poured a hazy straw golden yellow colour with a close to two finger white head that dissipates slowly and eventually settles to an extremely thin cap and leaves sparse lacing.

Aroma: Strong tropical fruit aromas with passion fruit, unripe mango and apricot followed by a touch of citrusy tangy lemon and mandarin plus funky goodness.

Taste: Lightly sour followed by lots of tropical and citrus fruitiness. Apricot, mango, peach, passion fruit, tangy mandarin, lemon and a restrained but nice barnyard funkiness on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Crisp, light to medium bodied with high prickly carbonation.

Overall: A very well made dry hopped sour ale. Lots of tropical and citrus fruitiness in both the aroma and taste with a restrained sourness and funkiness. Would love to drink this again.
Sep 29, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by Wayne17 from Texas

Sep 28, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by Moses_Malone from District of Columbia

Sep 26, 2016
Rated: 4.04 by vtmel82 from Virginia

Sep 25, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by MattMorin from Illinois

Sep 25, 2016
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Reviewed by SHODriver from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: Poured into a Duvel tulip to a slightly cloudy gold topped by a dense three finger white head that retains well and leaves some lacing
S: Smells of tropical fruits and citrus with a little pine. There's some tartness on the nose as well
T: Taste is nice and tart up front with some juicy citrus and tropical fruits with a pit of pine and earth with some slight funk. Swallow is more sourness with some lingering citrus, tropical fruit and pine.
M: This beer is on the lighter side of medium in body with nice carbonation that's a little under prickly with a drying finish that's just a bit oily.
O: Overall this is a really nice dry hopped sour. I really like this series and the products are always a nice representation for the style. I highly recommend these to people that like sours with some nice dry hopped flavors.
Sep 25, 2016
Funky Gold Simcoe from Prairie Artisan Ales
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