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Pink Guava Funk | Prairie Artisan Ales

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States
prairieales.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
64
pDev:
7.23%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
10
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 64 |  Reviews: 21
Reviews by DamienArk:
Photo of DamienArk
3.33/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
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 Sammy
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Shade1951
3.59/5  rDev -10.5%
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 russpowell
4.33/5  rDev +8%
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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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Elicoleman
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DrDemento456
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
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 Sabtos
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
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 TheBrewsky
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
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 Dinglehacker
4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
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 dbrauneis
4.13/5  rDev +3%
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 Narthax
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HotDogBikeRide
4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
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 brantleysmith
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.25/5  rDev +6%
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 krome
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tone
3.97/5  rDev -1%
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 gcamparone
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
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 Danmullens1
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hellpop65
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BEERchitect
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"We want the funk, gotta have the funk!" Well, Prairie brewers answer the bell with a beer of funk, fruit and fauna, leading with the exotic taste of guava fruit for a subtle turn to margarita, tropical flavors and a pleasant pungency. Someone should really write a song about that.

Pale gold and with a peachy, slight blush hue, the hazy and heady beer leads with the must of tropical fruit, wine and saddle leather. A moderate malt taste comes with the softness of sourdough, pastry and light jam.

Yet as the middle palate unfolds, the sweetness dissolves off the tongue and a bready, startchy and yeasty flavor remains. Fruit flavors of rose wine, cider, citrus and guava all mingle with its intensity going to the tropical side of pineapple, mango and a strong agave, guava, gin-like taste. Lemon, grapefruit and lime provide a zesty undercurrent along with a balance of white pepper, vinous acidity and bitter hay.

Medium bodied for sour ale, the beer never looses its malt structure although trailing with a drying, lighter and somewhat thin tone. A linger of funk and fauna is medium length and a brief afterglow of cellar, cork and damp burlap.

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Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of superspak
4.25/5  rDev +6%
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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Pink Guava Funk from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 64 ratings