Prairie Gold | Prairie Artisan Ales

Prairie GoldPrairie Gold
BA SCORE
88.1%
Liked This Beer
4.06 w/ 504 ratings
Prairie GoldPrairie Gold
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Prairie Gold is a dry, highly effervescent saison fermented with a mix of ale yeast, wine yeast, lactobacillus and 2 strains of brettanomyces. This beer highlights the various yeasts and bacteria used to make it. Lemon, pear, white wine grapes, and a touch of funk dominate the flavor and aroma in this champagne like beer.

Added by AlexFields on 03-22-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,836
Reviews:
85
Ratings:
504
Liked:
444
Avg:
4.06/5
pDev:
8.62%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
90
Gots:
106
Trade:
11
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Photo of mrcraft
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SLeffler27
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

There is a slight chill haze in this otherwise clear golden ale. Rapidly ascending tiny bubbles of carbonation replenish the inch and a half fine white foam before it eventually settles to half an inch, leaving no lacing. The chill haze completely clears within five minutes.

The aroma opens with a strong lemon funk, followed by light black pepper and celery. Sour lime and sea breeze are discernible after warmth. A consistent light background of pepper and white bread lasts throughout.

Lemon and lime open with moderate tartness followed by celery. The flavor lacks earthiness and is sharp and crisp. The long peppery finish is mild, occasionally touching back with lemon and lime. Equal parts sweet and bitter are both minor. Warmth has a pleasant impact.

Vigorous carbonation helps lighten the medium body and nylon texture. It is drying with faint metallic notes.

This is a relaxed beer that I enjoyed while brewing a batch of Hefeweizen for my aunt and uncle to enjoy mid May.

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Photo of groleau
3.66/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.57/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a hazy pale grapefruit color with a quickly dissipating slim foamy head. There was barely any lacing. The smell starts with a sour and bitter grapefruit rind, bold lemon pulp and rind - a light sweetness from the lemon rolls in to blend in with some light grape-like vinous-ness. Luckily, that part maintains a nice background. The taste was a moderately sweet to sour balance in the grapefruit and lemon rind. A quick dry grapefruit pith aftertaste runs into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light on the body with a moderate ability of balancing between a sipping and sessionable sour drying feel on my tongue. Overall, this was a pretty nice sour ale that I’m pretty sure I’d have again.

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Photo of leefx
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tazzman
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Montanabeerz
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bylerteck
4.35/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nugganooch
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle with some Lost Abbey stemware
Last had this on 09/22/15

An okay session but somewhat of a letdown. If you are looking for a sour bomb this not be it.
Bright straw gold. Unfiltered look as it distorts the light creeping through. Frothy white foam topper with some ample hang time and a few mild streaking dots of lace.
The nose is made up of wheat grains and a lemony lactic acid mostly. I get some golden fruitiness with a little white wine and a dusty mineral semblance to it. There is definitely some lemony lactic tartness to this but didn’t find this to be all that sour really. Soaked grains and straw hay, golden pear, grape skin, with an earthy mineral like yeasty note. Very light in body with medium high pop from the carbonation. Frothy and slightly sharp in the finish. Tart and lemony. Sways between being effervescently dry and slightly watered down.
Didn’t hate this one at all but it just lacked depth or complexity.

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4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mtomlins
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pockets1337
4.64/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of twillingthenoz
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of beefbucket
4.64/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OmahaKF
3.57/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Smell is banana, clove, with slight barnyard funk. Taste is citrus, light tartness, a hint of breadiness, and some stone fruit. A nice, essentially sour saison.

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3.77/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brother_rebus
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sludgeman
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tykechandler
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of macrosmatic
4.01/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at Stein & Vine in Brandon, FL. Served in a snifter.

A: Hazy dark yellow with a one-finger white head and good amount of visible carbonation.

S: Lemon zest, farmhouse funk & earthiness, yeasty, with some citrus tang and grassy hops.

T: Citric bite with a tannic sourness, citrus fruits and some tropical hops. Biscuit malts (with maybe some wheat character here) and some Brettanomyces dry pineapple flavor. A definite Brett and Lacto funk, but this never becomes overboard. It finishes with tannic, almost vinous dryness along with some hop bitterness and mild residual funk.

M: A light crackly body, great carbonation sensation and a low alcohol presence.

O: This is quite tasty, and easy to slip into drinking without thinking and just enjoy. But there’s a lot going here; and my opinion on how well the elements in the beer meshed together seem to be fluid from sip to sip. But still quite enjoyable, and I would certainly be happy to have another glass of this one.

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Beer rating: 88.1% out of 100 with 504 ratings
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