Funky Gold Citra
Prairie Artisan Ales

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Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
Wild Ale
4.25 | pDev: 5.41%
Jul 01, 2020
Feb 16, 2017
Notes: Brewed and bottled by Krebs Brewing Company in Krebs, Oklahoma.
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Rated: 3.73 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Jul 01, 2020
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Reviewed by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.49/5  rDev +5.6%
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.
May 15, 2020
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Reviewed by monkist from Hungary

4.78/5  rDev +12.5%
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!
Dec 31, 2019
Rated: 4 by drstalker from Illinois

Sep 26, 2019
Rated: 4.07 by dansmcd from Australia

Aug 25, 2019
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Reviewed by pat61 from Minnesota

4.56/5  rDev +7.3%
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.
Jun 11, 2019
Rated: 4.38 by JoeMad from Michigan

Jun 03, 2019
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Reviewed by detpizzaboi from Michigan

4.43/5  rDev +4.2%
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.
Apr 05, 2019
Rated: 4.24 by Mxsluis from Michigan

Dec 28, 2018
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Reviewed by macrosmatic from Florida

4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
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.
Nov 02, 2018
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.22/5  rDev -0.7%
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.
May 24, 2018
Rated: 5 by 71CrazyOtto from Michigan

May 19, 2018
Rated: 4.48 by csmrx7 from Canada (AB)

Mar 18, 2018
Rated: 4.42 by TheCrowsEye from California

Feb 21, 2018
Rated: 4.31 by CaptainHate from Ohio

Feb 20, 2018
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

4.45/5  rDev +4.7%
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.
Jan 26, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by Ty_M from Massachusetts

Jan 21, 2018
Rated: 4.1 by BarrelAgedG from California

Jan 19, 2018
Rated: 4.41 by Sirnickatnite from Texas

Jan 07, 2018
Rated: 4 by bigred89 from Maryland

Jan 01, 2018
Rated: 4.62 by jchildress86 from Texas

Dec 21, 2017
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Reviewed by SHODriver from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev 0%
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.
Dec 20, 2017
Rated: 4.49 by Moses_Malone from District of Columbia

Dec 11, 2017
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Reviewed by Franziskaner from Missouri

3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
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.
Dec 03, 2017
Rated: 4.35 by festizio from California

Nov 27, 2017
Rated: 4.74 by bubseymour from Maryland

Nov 23, 2017
Rated: 4.53 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Nov 23, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Cynic-ale from Texas

Nov 12, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Nov 12, 2017
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Rated by 420miler from Florida

4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Prairie is such a great brewery.
Nov 06, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by ale_addin from Illinois

Sep 23, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Narthax from Texas

Sep 20, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by The_Epopt from Texas

Sep 11, 2017
Rated: 4.31 by Vidblain from Minnesota

Sep 05, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by iRun2Beer from Minnesota

Aug 28, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by csfcmitchell from Texas

Aug 15, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by jwat from Pennsylvania

Aug 06, 2017
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Reviewed by ELS from Florida

4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
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.
Aug 02, 2017
Rated: 4.26 by Mark-Leggett from Missouri

Jul 30, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by Beer-A-Lot from Virginia

Jul 27, 2017
Funky Gold Citra from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 126 ratings