Pink Guava Funk | Prairie Artisan Ales

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Pink Guava FunkPink Guava Funk

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Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Kettle sour with Brett and pink guava.

Added by Texasfan549 on 01-07-2018

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Photo of Tone
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy gold color. 1/5 inch head of a white color. Poor retention and poor lacing. Smells of citrus, floral, salt, slight pale malt, and a hint of bacterial funk. Fits the style of an American Wild Ale. Mouth feel is quite sharp and clean, with a low carbonation level. There is also a strong tartness and dryness. Tastes of citrus, floral, salt, hint of citrus hops, slight pale malt, and a hint of bacterial funk. Overall, complex, well blended, good feel, and good body.

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Photo of DamienArk
3.33/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheBrewsky
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is golden yellow in color. Looks unfiltered but isn't hazy, at least by todays standards. No head formation or glass lacing.

Where do I begin with the aromas. To put it bluntly, this beer smells like piss. There are hints of guava and citrus in there, but it smells like a concoction of white wine vinegar, nail polish remover and urine.

The flavor really makes up for the smell. Tart and fruity flavor by the guava with notes of tart lemon and lime. Finish is dry with lingering chardonnay flavor. There is also a distinct salinity to the beer which is refreshing.

Feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Has a nice weight and feel. Slight fizz element on the tongue.

Overall, its a delicious offering from Prairie. I know I sound offended by the smell, but the flavor alone makes up for it. I am very glad to have tried. Cheers!

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ahypercube
3.2/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I'm not all that into this sour. Also, despite what the beer info states, ABV is 6.3%.

L: Pours a hazy pale pink color, like guava puree mixed with lemonade. A bit of white soapy head rises up, but dissipates very quickly. The can art is cool, but I can hardly imagine the liquid looking less appetizing.

S: Doesn't smell very appetizing either. Sour Brett notes (cider vinegar, stomach enzymes, bandaids) pierce a pervasive farmy odor of horses. Mellow guava is there, as well as kiwi, lemon and ruby red grapefruit, maybe a tiny hint of watermelon and a peppery zing, like fresh yellow Anaheim Chile.

T: Tastes much better than it smells, as sours often do. Apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, and kiwi are principal flavors. Guava is in the background with grapefruit and watermelon, then that green flavor at the end that could be attributed to watermelon rind, except that it leaves a peppery sting on the tongue.

F: I usually like the texture of hazy sours, but this is oddly slick, and leaves my tongue feeling very prickly, like after eating too much pineapple or kiwi.

O: Interesting, and definitely drinkable. Appealing? I'm not so sure.

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Photo of snaotheus
3.44/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz can served in a Cantillon glass. 235 18 in tiny yellow letters near the bottom of the can is probably the date code.

Pours a murky pinkish-whitish-yellow., with a medium sized head, and moderate carbonation. Smell is slightly kettle-sour (not a pleasant smell for me), with fruit around it.

Taste is (thankfully) not so much kettle-sour, but quite tart, and with definite guava notes. Having trouble picking out much beyond tart and guava.

Mouthfeel is dry and smooth.'s not bad. Not a big fan, but it's drinkable.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of FLima
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Yellow golden color with a thin head that disappears in a blink.
Sour aroma with notes of horse sweat, lemon, sure lots of Guava which predominates after tart mellows out.
Flavor with notes of guava, lemon tartness, white pepper, mild sulfur, pepper, pears and candy. Dry and acid aftertaste.
Light body with appropriate carbonation.
Cool and creative Sour. It has an flavor with great harmony between guava and tartness. Friendly mild funk with muffled Brett, far from aggressive, but quite acid. It feels like those Japanese lemon tart candies with a touch of guava.

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Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Aurascoper
4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Super sour and super solid.

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Photo of depechemode1983
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours out a very cloudy pale gold color. The head is off-white with very little retention.

No lacing.Tart, funky, fruity. Not picking up the guava too much. Mostly getting apricot, orange, pineapple,, and lemon juice.

Funk for sure. Guava is faint but there is plenty of tart apricot. This one has a good balance between tart and sweet.

Medium bodied and very juicy mouth feel. Very wet with easy effervescent carbonation. Lovely.

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Photo of nickfl
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Yukonnor
3.31/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dinglehacker
4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into tulip glass. Opaque grapefruit color, fizzy head that drops to a ring.

Nose is full on guava with some citrus peel bitterness. Taste follows, super tart with citric acid. Guava provides the underlying sweetness.

Mouth is medium, not too much tart.

Wild ale is not my usual jam, but this one's not half bad. Prairie is by far the boldest brewery in the Sooner State, and it's experiments like this that keep us coming back.

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Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Light, pale cold beer with high carbonation and a rapidly dissipating yet foamy head that sizzlez. The smell is of sour funk, clean-like, damn near soapy. But in a good way. The taste consists of a variety of funk - sour, candy, lemon, lime. It is somewhat of a pallet wetter. The sour, although the most predominant by far, is not appalling so - rather robust with character in fact.

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Photo of SpaethJam
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Elicoleman
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrDemento456
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The head quickly fades to nothing with the base beer much darker brown than I expected. Smell is reminiscent of a gose with some mild sour lemon and a touch of sweet fruit which must be the Guava. Taste is pretty epic it soured my tongue well with mild acidic lemon and a good dose of sweet Guava in the finish. Body is pretty nice able to slam it down easy with a mouth puckering sour note every time.

Overall not the best Wild ale but it will tackle you need for an uber sour brew without breaking the bank (4 pack only set me back 12 bucks)

Try it! It's quite good!

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Photo of Shade1951
3.59/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Nice!!! I would have preferred a slightly higher ABV, but this is fine.

I can't say I've ever tasted anything quite like this. I'm not sure where the "funk" comes from. But I can say that the smell really is kind of "funky." Is it guava? I can't tell. It's not sweet. Not juicy. It smells... kind of like lunchmeat. Maybe... lunchmeat with a hint of pineapple.

Fortunately, the flavor is much nicer and much more interesting. Nice and tart, and fairly balanced. Neither sweet nor sour rules.

It's not much to look at. I see almost no head and no lacing. The color is murky amber.

I'm not sure I would get this again. But I applaud the brewers for coming up with something that's pretty unique, and mostly in a good way.

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Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brantleysmith
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Scottsbeer
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dreynolds1808
3.8/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbrauneis
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a very lightly hazy medium golden honey in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and faint burnt orange + apricot + medium golden yellow colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense sudsy foamy white head that slowly reduces to a large patch of mottled very thin film covering a little more than 75% of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of sweet fresh guava with a light to moderate aroma of earthy funky brett. Light aromas of pale + wheat malts with a light amount of grainy sweetness. Very light aromas of slightly tart lemon citrus.

T: Upfront there are light flavors of pale + wheat malts with a light amount of grainy sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of earthy funky brett and light flavors of slightly tart lemon citrus. Finally there are moderate to strong flavors of sweet fresh guava which lingers through the finish. No discernible hop presence and minimal amounts of bitterness are present.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of acidic prickliness.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol. Refreshing and very enjoyable with a really pleasant guava presence and only a light to moderate presence of brett which does not overpower the other flavors.

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Pink Guava Funk from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 59 ratings