Funky Gold Citra
Prairie Artisan Ales

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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #236
ABV:
7.5%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,329
Avg:
4.24 | pDev: 5.19%
Reviews:
29
Ratings:
125
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Prairie Artisan Ales
 
Oklahoma, United States
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Notes: Brewed and bottled by Krebs Brewing Company in Krebs, Oklahoma.
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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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.

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StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts, May 15, 2020
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4.78/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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!

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monkist from Hungary, Dec 31, 2019
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4.56/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

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pat61 from Minnesota, Jun 11, 2019
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4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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detpizzaboi from Michigan, Apr 05, 2019
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4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of Bitterbill
4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Bitterbill from Wyoming, Jan 26, 2018
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

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SHODriver from North Carolina, Dec 20, 2017
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3.94/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Franziskaner from Missouri, Dec 03, 2017
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4.68/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

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ELS from Florida, Aug 02, 2017
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4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a yellow gold body with fizzy head that slowly dies and leaves frothy lace. The aroma is dirty, earthy, acidic and downright lemony with hints of tangerine/grapefruit notes. The puckering tartness is OJ/lemon juice like bordering on sourness and this smooth-bodied and light beer has a semblance of balance thanks to some grapefruit sweetness and then finishes funky and crisp.

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clayrock81 from Florida, Jul 25, 2017
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4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Poured from a bottle to a tulip glass. Had a pale yellow color and a thick, cloudy, consistency. There was a half inch of foamy, fairly long-lasting head. Not much lacing here.

S: A very enticing aroma of hops, a funky quality, yeast, citrus, and other light fruits.

T: Tasted of a hint of wheat, light yeast notes, a bunch of hops (but not too much), citrus (lemon, in particular), the funky quality, some peach, as well as grapefruit. This is an incredibly vibrant, extremely well done flavor. Much more complex than I expected.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a lively, smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Funky Gold Citra is one of the more interesting wild ales I've tried recently. It's sweet, light and easy to drink.

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avalon07 from South Carolina, Jul 20, 2017
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4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Like so much else from Prairie Artisan Ales, I loved the Funky Gold Citra. They make a lot of great beer.

Look: hazy light golden bubbly with a thick bubbly white head.

Aroma: yeast, peach, citrus, nice aroma

Taste: It's wheat, yeasty brett funk but not too much, its tart and fruity, lemon, peach, a little bit of mango and grapefruit.

Feel: its light crisp and thirst quenching in the Texas heat.

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Photo of NEIPA
4.81/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One of the best sours I've had. Perfect synthesis of tartness, sourness, hoppiness, and funkiness. Make sure to breath in all of its delectable olfactory hues!!

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NEIPA from Massachusetts, Jul 12, 2017
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4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

After a mile or so hike, this beer was well worth the walk. Read about it yesterday when my wife picked the restaurant to eat at and I checked their beer list, very sold.

Looks nice and hazy as it should, a little murky, a pretty apricot color. I wish there were some bubbles slipping up toward the top to add to it, but it'll do.

Smell is excellent - lots of peach and citrus right up front, those citra hips are doing their job. Slight tart-dunk lays in the back of it, subtle.

Taste is great - very refreshing for a rather warm spring night. Refreshing preachiness with that tart backing, reminds me of something like a peach flavored sour patch kid with a juicy citrus mix.

Mouthfeel is good, if it had more carb it would be better. The beer came from the tap so I wonder if there is something mechanics to the issue, I find most wilds to be a bit more effervescent.

Overall a killer beer that I would be happy to drink all summer.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

just a killer series of beers, and this one is so citra forward, its pretty amazing, and if youve been living under a rock the past few years, this is as clear as citra can taste in a wild beer, if you are somehow still unfamiliar. really quality funky brew at the heart of this is what makes it for me even more than the hops though, wheaty feeling and pale, super dry, tart but not sour, effervescent, and really bretty and mature, just delightful. i dont often love citra hops in a single hop context, i think they lack some of the biting bitterness i need in an ipa type, and can have a urine aspect to them, a lot like mosaic, when they warm up in certain contexts, but in a wild beer, its totally different. the fruitiness of this brett strain goes so well with the soft citrus notes of this hop, its perfect, and it adds another dimension to the citra, seemingly more versatile than it normally is, and in the dry grassy funky finish, i dont miss the hop bitterness like i would in an ipa type. the hops are so juicy and fresh, a ton of them obviously used late kettle and for the dry hop. a more well rounded citra than i am used to, and just a great beer overall. i could drink this all night!

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Photo of superspak
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 1/30/2017. Pours slightly hazy pale golden/yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of huge tart lemon, lime, pineapple, peach, guava, grapefruit, orange, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, berries, white wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, and bread dough; with lighter notes of leather, musty funk, pepper, and yeast/oak earthiness. Incredible aromas with fantastic complexity and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, citrus/tropical hops, and moderate pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of huge tart lemon, lime, pineapple, peach, guava, grapefruit, orange, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, berries, white wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, and bread dough; with lighter notes of leather, musty funk, pepper, and yeast/oak earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tart/sourness, light yeast/tannic oak spiciness, and slight grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of tart lemon, lime, pineapple, peach, guava, grapefruit, orange, passion fruit, papaya, mango, melon, berries, white wine, hay, straw, grass, wheat, bread dough, pepper, light leather/musty funk, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, citrus/tropical hops, and moderate pale malt flavors; with a great malt/tart/sourness balance, and zero puckering/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from tart/sourness and tannic spice, increasing through the glass. Medium carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately crisp/acidic/grainy, and lightly tannic/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Zero warming alcohol for 7.5%. Overall this is an incredible dry hopped sour/wild ale! All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, citrus/tropical hops, and moderate pale malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, and easy to drink; thanks to the modest sourness. Super juicy citrus/tropical notes from both Brett and hops; with a solid malt backbone for balance. A highly enjoyable offering.

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superspak from Michigan, Apr 08, 2017
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4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden color on tap

Aroma is of tons of citrus, some funk, a bit of wheat/grain character, and some lactic sourness.

Taste has a moderate-high carbonation level with a creamier mouthfeel. Beautiful citrusy hops transitions into a mild tartness. No flavor is too aggressive. A mix between a saison, pale ale, and a sour. Very drinkable especially for the surprisingly high abv.

I see it pairing well with numerous different flavors, but a slightly funkier cheese and salami mix would work great. it gets a 92/100.

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DaverCS from Arizona, Apr 07, 2017
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4.3/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Straw color with a head that dissipates quickly.
S: Sour with some dank citrus. Smell is great.
T: Lemon and other citrus sour taste. Refreshing and tart.
F: The bottle was a bit of a gusher, and I think this may have affected the carbonation just a little. Nothing extreme.
O: Tart, refreshing and enjoyable.

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Photo of WesMantooth
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16.9oz bottle

It is a vibrant, opaque gold color. A minimum amount of fizzy white head.

It smells extremely tart and a little bit bretty, with some bright citrusy fruits and a bit of white grapes/wine.

It is pretty sharp. Tart, sour grapefruit and green grapes with some biting champagne like yeast. There is a lot of fruit. Lemon/lemongrass, mango, passion fruit. There is a touch of floral hops.

Body is light and crispamd very well carbonated.

It is definitely funky and definitely gold. It is kind of like a mimosa with hops.

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Photo of russpowell
3.95/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazed straw color with a thumb of eggshell colored head. Hazes more as the bottle drains. Minmal lacing & no head retention

S: Grassy, a wisp of sourness/ wet hay

T: Lime peel, grassyness, a little grapefruit & mango, with restrained tartness & more pronounced sourness up front. Lemon tartnesss/sourness, some pineapple & grapefruit as well as this warms. Finishes with mango & lemon tart, plus some lemongrass

MF: Medium body, restrained carbonation, a little enamel clinging stickyness

Drinks very easy, pretty tasty, but was hoping for better to be honest, but still worth a go

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russpowell from Arkansas, Mar 25, 2017
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4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Funky Gold Citra
Pours a bright light yellow with minimal head that disappears almost as soon as it appears.

Aroma is strong up front of sour funk, citrus, lemon

Taste is quite tart up front leading to a sour lemon candy, light grapefruit, some hints of barnyard funk....
Carbonation is mod/high, lighter body
Finishes dry typical of brett.

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azurel from Michigan, Mar 22, 2017
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3.69/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

wanted more of the citra dry hop aroma in this cloudy yellow green brew. nose is funky grains, lemongrass, and a hint of peach and lime. tart upfront,with low carbonation. drinks like a kombucha more than a beer in my opinion, albeit one with higher abv.

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dannydetox from California, Mar 20, 2017
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4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Foggy pale yellow color topped with a small, yet very bubbly and sticky white head. Aroma is thick with Citra hop fruity juiciness...creamy orange, mango, passion fruit, light zesty grass notes, champagne, hay, and a funky lemon acidity. Flavor is a blend of citrus juice sweetness and leathery funk finishing with a welcome hit of grain. Vibrant colorful ripe fruit, white wine, and dry mineral notes. Medium-light and puckering. Delicious.

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wedge from North Carolina, Mar 12, 2017
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4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a golden orange. Aroma is somewhat musty with light, sour fruit, a floral hint and grain. Tastes yeasty/fruity tart (orange and grapefruit juice). Goes down quite dry and crisp.

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stephens101 from Oklahoma, Mar 05, 2017
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