Funky Gold Citra
Prairie Artisan Ales

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From:
Prairie Artisan Ales
 
Oklahoma, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #230
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,422
Avg:
4.25 | pDev: 5.41%
Ratings:
126
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jul 01, 2020
Added:
Feb 16, 2017
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  29
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Notes: Brewed and bottled by Krebs Brewing Company in Krebs, Oklahoma.
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3.73 by khargro2 from Tennessee on Jul 01, 2020
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4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

Pours cloudy gold with a dissipating frothy white foam head. Notes of sour lychee, pineapple, mango, lime, orange citrus, grapefruit, lemon, some caramelized malt, with dusty floral earthy grass. Medium lighter bodied, creamy with smooth moderate carbonation. Overall a nice dry hopped sour ale with Citra.

May 15, 2020
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4.78/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by monkist from Hungary

What can I say? I LOVE everything that Prairie makes. Love it to an extent that I deliberately chose this Funky Gold Citra to end 2019 with - this was my champagne to see off the year with.
And actually it is very similar to a champagne, as wild ales are, for their fizziness, their dryness and for the yeast that was used in it. (This one is supposed to be a dry-hopped sour ale, to use precise terminology though...)
Brett makes all beers taste like champagne, especially what it does here with Citra is amazing, it turns the already fruity hops into green grapes and makes it sparkle as if it was wine. And tart as if it had some sour cabbage added. Eww... gross? Think again!
Prairie always gives these beers a unique twist, they always turn out to be a work of art. Perhaps this Citra is one of the simplest of their Funky Gold series, Mosaic for instance smelled and tasted like horse piss - and in a good way! Can you understand this? It had tremendous funk to it that made it smell like a barn - and I loved it! This Citra is also funky, especially the aroma (loving it, hands down!) but it is slightly on the moderate side. It is a Brett wearing a tuxedo, well groomed, it is not only meant for radicalists. Nevertheless, it is funky GOLD, liquid gold, for what it’s worth. Pure gold.
I would use all this gold and crown Prairie with it. 2019 has been a year that I missed drinking any Prairie beers (actually this was the only one I managed to put my hands on this year!!!), compared with the multitude of the previous years it was definitely a letdown (well, you can’t find it in Japan like back in the West...) but I did manage to find a retailer so look out 2020, here we go! For a Prairie-rich, Happy New Year, cheers!

Dec 31, 2019
 
4 by drstalker from Illinois on Sep 26, 2019
 
4.07 by dansmcd from Australia on Aug 25, 2019
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4.56/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by pat61 from Minnesota

L: Gold with a light haze permeated by streams of rapidly rising bubbles under a 1.5" lacy and frothy white cap that slowly dissipates.

S: Citrus, fruit, spice, citrus peel, citrus rind, tropical fruit, tangerine and mild funk.

T: It has a mild citrus tartness that pairs nicely with the citrus from the hops and finishes tart, fruity, spicy, dry and funky

F: Medium light, effervescent, tart, dry

O: This is an elegant, very drinkable beer where all of the parts work marvelously together.

Jun 11, 2019
 
4.38 by JoeMad from Michigan on Jun 03, 2019
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4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by detpizzaboi from Michigan

Huge juicy tangerine sour, fantastic brew, could crush this endlessly. Feels great, really crisp, insanely drinkable. Reminds me of Stillwater Tangerine Haze.

Apr 05, 2019
 
4.24 by Mxsluis from Michigan on Dec 28, 2018
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4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by macrosmatic from Florida

Reviewed from long-standing notes. Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle into an El Catador teku glass.

A: Pours a light gold with orange highlights, and very hazy. Forms a thin white head that fades away fairly quickly, with lots of visible carbonation.

S: Citrus and tropical fruits, dank and melon. Lactic tartness with some lemony citric acid and a modest barnyard funk. Light cracker malts, and is there maybe a touch of wheat? Very nice here.

T: Lactic tart and lemon zest up front. Citrus and tropical and melon fruity hops, with a bit of dank as well - but less than I got on the nose. Cracker malt body and a modest funk – barnyard and Lactobacillus. Modest dry and hop bitter finish.

M: A light body with lots of carbonation sensation. Low alcohol presence.

O: I've drank this at least twice, and really enjoyed it both times. At least in my memory, right up there with Hop Savant for a tart, funky, hoppy brew that's right up my alley. Excellent.

Nov 02, 2018
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4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

500ml bottle poured into glass. Stamped bottling date on bottle neck is obscured but looks like an early 2017 bottling.
Brewed and bottled by Krebs Brewing Company, Krebs OK.
Murky, straw colored body. Two finger white, fizzy head settles to thick, fizzy cap. No lacing.
Aroma is funky lemon and citrus hops.
Lots of mellow funk in the taste, with citrus hops and tart lemon adding in. Rather dry and quick ending taste profile.
Very silky, very pleasant mouth feel. More of a tart mouth feel, with just a touch of sour. Higher carbonation level.
All around pleasant and enjoyable beer to drink. One must like sour beer to enjoy this, but does have a presence of hops that add to the experience.

May 24, 2018
 
5 by 71CrazyOtto from Michigan on May 19, 2018
 
4.48 by csmrx7 from Canada (AB) on Mar 18, 2018
 
4.42 by TheCrowsEye from California on Feb 21, 2018
 
4.31 by CaptainHate from Ohio on Feb 20, 2018
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4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Bitterbill from Wyoming

500ml bottle, brewed and bottled by Krebs Brewing Company, Krebs Oklahoma.

Pours a hazy straw yellow, an inch of foam with the gentle pour, some lacing.

Big notes of Brett, lemon citrus, fruity tartness and oak in the smell. Now getting some apple vinegar.

Tartness starts things off. A mix of lemon zest and oranges, Brett shines after the first few sips, oaky, cracker malt...complex and delicious.

Nice lightish mouthfeel, excellent for the style.

Dang this is pretty awesome.

Jan 26, 2018
 
3.75 by Ty_M from Massachusetts on Jan 21, 2018
 
4.1 by BarrelAgedG from California on Jan 19, 2018
 
4.41 by Sirnickatnite from Texas on Jan 07, 2018
 
4 by bigred89 from Maryland on Jan 01, 2018
 
4.62 by jchildress86 from Texas on Dec 21, 2017
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4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by SHODriver from North Carolina

A: Poured into a tulip to a slightly hazy bright gold topped by a dense finger and a half of white head which fades quickly to a collar around the edge of the glass with minimal lacing
S: Smells of some nice sourness, earthy funk and some juicy citrus hop notes.
T: Taste is juicy citrusy hops with a nice underlying sourness and some earthy funk. Swallow is more great juicy citrus, some bready malt, earthy funk and some lingering tartness.
M: This beer is light in body but not watery with a fairly crisp mouthfeel. Carbonation is just below prickly and adequate while the beer has a slightly drying finish.
O: Overall this is one damn tasty beer with some great flavors and complexity. I really like this series and it's probably my favorite group of sour beers that they do. Definitely worth a try if you like dry hopped sour beer.

Dec 20, 2017
 
4.49 by Moses_Malone from District of Columbia on Dec 11, 2017
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3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Franziskaner from Missouri

Light gold in color with a light haze. There's a fingernail of off white covering most of the rim rim and just about the size of a penny in the middle. The aroma is of citra hops and tart brettanomyces. I'm tasting the the tart brettanomyces and sweet saison flavor. There's also a bit of citrus citra hops. The mouth is very dry and carbonated.

Dec 03, 2017
 
4.35 by festizio from California on Nov 27, 2017
 
4.74 by bubseymour from Maryland on Nov 23, 2017
 
4.53 by JamieDuncan from Maryland on Nov 23, 2017
 
4.25 by Cynic-ale from Texas on Nov 12, 2017
 
4.25 by BEER88 from Washington on Nov 12, 2017
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4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by 420miler from Florida

Prairie is such a great brewery.

Nov 06, 2017
 
4.5 by ale_addin from Illinois on Sep 23, 2017
 
4.25 by Narthax from Texas on Sep 20, 2017
 
4.1 by The_Epopt from Texas on Sep 11, 2017
 
4.31 by Vidblain from Minnesota on Sep 05, 2017
 
4.25 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota on Aug 28, 2017
 
4.25 by csfcmitchell from Texas on Aug 15, 2017
 
4.5 by jwat from Pennsylvania on Aug 06, 2017
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4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by ELS from Florida

I know Prairie is known for their "bombs" but this is my favorite beer they make. Looks like a farmhouse ale with a gentle yellowish orange hue and some nice loose foam. The smell is very noticeable from a few feet away with the citra doing a great job of intoxicating the nose. Taste is the best funky, sweet, hoppy and sour combination I've had in a beer. Reminds me of a funky version of a HF or Suarez Saison. Lemon zest, tropical citra hops, light honey and a good hit of sour funk balances the beer perfectly. Goes down very easy for 7.5% abv. You would never know that it had that much alcohol if it wasn't listed on the label. Overall a great, very well crafted beer. Only negative is that $11.99 is a lot to pay for a 16.9 ounce/500 ml bottle.

Aug 02, 2017
 
4.26 by Mark-Leggett from Missouri on Jul 30, 2017
 
4.25 by Beer-A-Lot from Virginia on Jul 27, 2017
Funky Gold Citra from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 126 ratings