Pink Guava Funk
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American Wild Ale
Ranked #974
Ranked #7,563
4.04 | pDev: 7.18%
Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
Pink Guava FunkPink Guava Funk
Notes: Kettle sour with Brett and pink guava.

30 IBU
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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Tasted in a snifter from draft at Whole Foods Market on February 28, 2020. Kettle Sour brewed with pink guava and Brettanomyces yeast. Tart with a bit of Brett funk.

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Photo of CraigDeMoss
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is a damn fine beer, got it on tap into a Crowler can and this wild thang did not disappoint.

It’s not the best looking, seen it before

But what it looks like doesn’t matter
It’s the wild stank that I’m after

Tasted great, couldn’t stop sipping

Felt good, it’s a mid-strength beer what do you expect?

If recommend if you have the chance on a nice spring to early summer day. Just get wild with it

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Photo of metter98
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy dark yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with just a narrow ring of white bubbles around the edge of the glass and some delicate wiping on the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of guava fruit are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and is packed with lots of guava flavors and also has a light amount of sourness.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and a bit tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really liked the aromas and flavors of guava in this beer. It wasn't overly sour and was quite easy to drink.

Serving type: can

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Photo of descobar
3.8/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

canned 3 months ago and poured into a 10oz snifter.
Look: pours deep golden with a 1/2" off-white head that quickly dissipates to nothing. initially a little cloudy but as it settles it clears to almost 100%.
Smell: strong guava and brett funkyness is what I get. like sniffing a fresh out of the oven pastelito.
Taste: guava sweetness dominates. medium to heavy acidity with light to medium bitterness. therefore balance is towards the sweet side.
Feel: medium-full body with oily, rich texture. carbonation is light and astringency pronounced. Finish is short and sweet with only the astringent acidity lingering on the palate.
Overall: I like this beer. I have had previous batches where the appearance was more on the cloudy/hazy side and maybe a bit more balanced on the flavor (a bit less guava dominance). but overall any guava lover should be drinking this one.

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Photo of puck1225
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Refreshing and very pleasant beer!

Poured from a can into a shaker pint glass. Murky yellow-orange with a brief white head and good lacing. Very strong tropical fruit smell and taste. The refreshing nature of the guava really comes through in the taste. One I would get again.

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Photo of jngrizzaffi
3.68/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear yellow color with a small carbonated head. Head retention is non-existant as is lacing. Tart aroma with guava and lemon. Very, very tart taste. Guava with a lot of lemon at the end and in the aftertaste. Light bodied with moderate to heavy carbonation.

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Photo of zeff80
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap. Poured a slightly, cloudy golden color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of tart lemon and sweet guava. Nice blend of sweet and tart fruitiness.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Hazy light amber with a white head that dies to a creamy ring.

Smell is toasted sesame cracker, biscuit and sweet bright guava with sharp lemon.

Taste is strongly tart but not too sour, expressing plenty of guava but with some lemony orange and a tingly thirst quenching medium body that finishes just dry, coaxing another sip.

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Photo of Tone
3.97/5  rDev -1.7%
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 TheBrewsky
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
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 Ahypercube
3.2/5  rDev -20.8%
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 -14.9%
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 FLima
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
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 depechemode1983
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
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 Dinglehacker
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
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 +8.9%
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 DrDemento456
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
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 -11.1%
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 dbrauneis
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
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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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A hazy gold color. Small, white, quickly-dissipating head.
Nice fruit aroma, both tart and sweet.
Tart guava taste. Also citrus and peach. Very nuanced.
Tart, balanced by sweetness.
Liked this one a lot.

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Photo of superspak
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce can into tulip glass; no can dating, but is a recent release. Pours slightly hazy pale golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big sour/tart/tangy pink guava, passion fruit, fruit skin, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, mango, melon, green apple, white wine, gooseberry, hay, straw, grass, wheat, and white bread dough; with light notes of honey, pepper, lacto/leathery/musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, pink guava, and moderate pale/wheat malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big sour/tart/tangy pink guava, passion fruit, fruit skin, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, mango, melon, green apple, white wine, gooseberry, hay, straw, grass, wheat, and white bread dough; with light notes of honey, pepper, lacto/leathery/musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate fruity/lactic tart/sourness; light fruit tang, herbal/grassy bitterness, and yeast spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of sour/tart/tangy pink guava, passion fruit, fruit skin, lemon, lime, orange, grapefruit, peach, pear, pineapple, mango, melon, green apple, white wine, gooseberry, hay, straw, grass, wheat, white bread dough, light lacto/leathery/musty funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, pink guava, and moderate pale/wheat flavors; with an awesome malt/tart/sourness and tangy fruit balance; with no puckering flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from tart/sourness and tangy fruit. Medium-plus carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/grainy, fairly crisp/acidic, and lightly tangy/tannic balanced mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol for 6.3%. Overall this is a fantastic fruited sour! All around outstanding complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/acidic yeast, pink guava, and moderate pale/wheat flavors; very smooth and pretty crisp/refreshing to drink with the modestly acidic/tangy/drying finish, not overly lactic. Outstanding balance of pink guava and Brett/Lacto complexity; great pale/wheat malt backbone against acidity, with mild lingering sweetness. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example as expected.

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Photo of gcamparone
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz can into a pint glass. Purchased at yankee spirits in Attleboro, Ma.

Pours a lightly hazy orange body with a small fizzy white head that reduces quickly to leave nothing.

Aromas are citrus and guava, grapefruit, not much funk. Taste matches the nose with straight guava juice, grapefruit, citrus, lightly tart, a tad grainy on the finish. Easy drinker, high carb, refreshing.

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Photo of AyatollahGold
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pouring from a 12 oz. can into a wine glass. This beer pours out hazy orange and at the end of the pour quickly formed a one finger white crown. The smell is tart fruit like peaches and guava is definitely present. The taste comes in with the guava being huge and bringing an almost dank/funky fruit to it. It then finishes tart and dry while the guava still lingers. I think this is my favorite Prairie sour ale that I've had. Different, but definitely brings guava while providing a solid and drinkable balance.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz can, willi becher glass. Cloudy, unfiltered darker golden body, one finger white head, fair retention and no lacing. Smell is mostly tart lactic acidity, a decent bit of guava, nice tropical fruit, light lemon. Touch of funky leather too. Flavour follows; really refreshing combination of guava and acetic lemon with a moderate lactic acidity, light leather. Mouthfeel is medium lighter bodied, refreshing with a tart crispness. Lovely pink lemonade-like flavour undergirds all of it. It's great.

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Photo of russpowell
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours A hazed gold with a pinky of Ivory colored head. Zero head retention & lacing

S: Guava & tartness

T: Follows the nose, a touch of lemon sourness as well. Tart & sweet guava with a little green apple as this warms. Finishes with a little sour gauva & hint of passion fruit, plus tartness/dryness

MF: Medium body, delicate carbonation

Approachable enough, but enough sourness here to keep me interested. Totally in my wheelhouse

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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 96 ratings