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Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States | website

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

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Reviews:
81
Ratings:
485
Avg:
4.06
pDev:
20.94%
 
 
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Reviews: 81 | Ratings: 485
Photo of Lare453
2.65/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Way overcarbed... Shot right out of the top of the bottle. Eight to one foam to beer ratio. Cloudy and mercy. Barely sour. Very disappointing. This is the second one of this series to explode.

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Photo of Preluderl
3.12/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Really disappointed with this one. Everything about it was sort of flat and underwhelming. Easily the weakest saison/wild offering I've had from Prairie.

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Photo of Sporting_KCBBQ
3.13/5  rDev -22.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Just breaking into the world of sour beers. So far i have enjoyed sours with extreme fruity or tartness. This one seemed to be in the middle ground of both but not necessarily heavy on either. The description listed for this beer is perfect and if it sounds good for you i'm sure you will love it. Just not my kind of sour. Still hats off to this brewing company as this is one of their few misses for my personal taste.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.14/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Note of caution, the beer exploded out of the bottle. We lost almost a half of it.

A - Not a great looking body. Hazy wheat body with tons of viscous sediment. Tall white head settles quickly with no lace.

S - Nice nose. Wheat, white grape, kiwi, and lemon.

T - Watery flavor profile with wheat, touch of lemon, and green olives.

M - Dead flat - any carbonation it had seems to have been lost in the initial bottle explosion.

O - Disappointing. Would give it another shot on tap, but I wouldn't buy another bottle.

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Photo of bluejacket74
3.33/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

16.9 ounce bottle, julian date of 13515 printed on the bottle (May 15, 2015). Well, this one was a gusher. Served in a Prairie Teku, the beer pours a hazy gold color with about a couple inch white head that fizzled away quickly. Aroma is nice but subtle. It smells like lemon, hay, and white grapes/wine. The taste also seems muted to me. There was also some pear and earthy flavors noticeable. It's a nice tasting brew, but I just wish the flavors (well, and the aroma) were stronger. Mouthfeel/body is light, and it has a good amount of carbonation. It has the makings of being a pretty good brew, but for whatever reason the flavor and aroma just seemed weak. I'll have to try another batch of this in the future. $9.99 a bottle.

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Photo of Reedbrew
3.4/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dry, sour, very carbonated and rather one-note. Refreshing but somewhat boring. Bottle gushed when opened and looking at other reviews this seems common issue with this brew.

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Photo of StArnoldFan
3.53/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This 500ml costs $10 and half the bottle gushed out after I popped the cap off, that is the reason for my low "look" rating. Pours an opaque golden orange hue with no lacing as the glass goes down. Earthy funk scent, lemony, mild brett. I get a lot of brett in the taste, white wine, pear. Not fizzy or over carbed although it gushed when opening. It's not tart sour but it is brett forward. I keep telling myself to quit buying Prairies overpriced shit, but for whatever reason I picked this one up. I wont be doing it again, 1 and done on this offering.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.6/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12/27...pours thick solid looking pale yellow with fizzy fast white foam. Sharp lemon citrus nose. Taste is a mild sour - citrus sour balanced by a malty ale. Chewy. Sour is present but doesn't dominate. Well balanced flavors/.

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Photo of ClavisAurea
3.64/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from 05/2015 served in a Leffe chalice (wine glass like)

Appearance: the bottle art is awesome on this one. I really love the monochromatic drawings. Very pale golden color, poured thin and clear with a thin wisp of bubbles on the rim.

Nose: Peaches, lemon, funky

Taste: funky, dry, crisp, refreshing, thin mouthfeel, not too strong acidity (I was expecting more from Prairie but I'm not complaining), lemons, oranges, grapefruit, other citrus, peaches, very dry champagne, short and crisp finish that does not linger.

Overall: I'm impressed. I was expecting tooth enamel stripping acidity but instead for a delicious, Boon Oude Geuze like beer. I have one more bottle and would consider buying more.

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Photo of Tone
3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a cloudy, gold color. 1/5 inch head of an off-white color. Poor retention and poor lacing. Smells of strong bacterial funk, pale malt, hint of alcohol, yeast, slight spice, and a hint of floral. Fits the style of an American Wild Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is also a distinct tartness. Tastes of strong bacterial funk, pale malt, hint of alcohol, yeast, slight spice, and a hint of floral. Overall, poor appearance, decent aroma, body, and blend.

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Photo of kojevergas
3.68/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled acquired for $13.00 at a local SoCal beer store. Love the label; very artsy. Distributed by the Shelton Bastards. "Sour Bottle Conditioned Golden Ale." 6.5% ABV confirmed. Brewed and bottled by Krebs Brewing Co. 1 pint 9.4 fl oz brown glass bottle with hood and wire cap over a cork (also called a cage) served into a Mitchells of Lancaster flared stem-tulip in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are high; this is my first beer from this brewery and they have quite a reputation. I also love sours.

Served cold, straight from the fridge, and allowed to warm slightly over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

I have to note - it hurts to twist open this wire cage. Way too tightly wound. Seriously. Yields a satisfying pop upon removal of the cork.

A: Pours a three finger white colour head - quite thin - of no real cream, and mere average (~2 minute) retention. Body colour is a translucent pale lemon-yellow. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Vibrant and inviting; I'm excited to try it. I do have to say, I'm underwhelmed by the head. Cloudy.

Sm: Nicely tart and sour. There's definitely lacto yeast here. Lemon zest. Pale malts. Lightly grassy. Fresh and appealing for a sour. Hopping is generic floral in character. Nicely citrus estery. Lemon esters are prominent. A mild strength aroma. No alcohol is detectable. I'm excited to try it.

T: Tart lemon zest. Generic floral hop character. Pale and grassy malts form the body. A dash of lacto keeps it nicely sour without getting puckerworthy. Constructively, the body is a touch weak; it could be fuller. I like the fruity esters. A refreshing approachable flavour profile; not as sour as many beers in the style. Some might say it's not sour enough. Not particularly funky either; if any brett was used it comes across minimally. Clean and pleasant to drink. All around, its biggest flaw is its simplicity. It's well balanced and built for the style.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Good carbonation. Good thickness. Good acidity. Complements the flavour profile nicely.

Dr: I can see why this brewery is well regarded. This is a very drinkable sour golden ale and it hides its ABV well. That said, the price point is high for the quality. I could down this all night, and it would pair gloriously with a lightly acidic salad. But it's far from perfect. Well worth trying; I just wish the price was lower. I'd definitely try this aged or on-draught at a better price point. I look forward to trying more beers from this brewery. Tasty stuff.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.69/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Gold in color with a very faint haziness. There's a fingernail of off white around about a third of the rim. Aroma is of pear and green apples. I taste pear and light apple juice notes. The body is moderately carbonated and crisp and drinks more like a champagne. This is not a very complicated sour. I've had much better by this brewery.

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Photo of brentk56
3.69/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: I was lucky as my bottle was only a modest spumer so I didn't lose any beer; the liquid pours out a cloudy golden color and started out at an inch but descended to a film; spotty and streaky lacing

Smell: Lemon funk; grainy, spicy and green grape aromatics; strong barnyard tones

Taste: The barnyard is overwhelming, right up front, with lemon funk, acidic white wine grape, pepper and yeast spices building; quite lactic, after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Medium body, moderate carbonation and a considerable pucker factor

Overall: This beer just doesn't coalesce for me; a lot going on in a variety of different directions; not very drinkable

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Photo of Jadjunk
3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

No label information. Brewed in the style of an American Wild Ale, available in 16.9 oz. bottles and on draft.

Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle to a tulip glass.

(Appearance) Major gusher alert! Pours a hazy straw yellow color with a short-lived off-white head. Retention is poor and lacing is light and spotty. 3.5

(Smell) Mildly dry tart character, white grapes, soft cracker malts. Potency is moderate. 3.75

(Taste) The flavor largely follows the nose with notes of white grape mustiness, delicate tangy fruit juices. Light but accessible and very enjoyable. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is light, lightly frothy, medium dry. Carbonation is mild, generating a light frothiness and a lightly crisp finish. Body is light/medium for the style, light+ overall. Balance is nearly even tangy, sour and acidic to sweet. Alcohol presence is mild and there are no off characters. 3.5

(Overall) A pretty enjoyable beer from what little I got to experience- a nice balance of acidity and sourness to the subtle sweetness of the body, fairly complex and yet incredibly light and drinkable. Hopefully I'll get to revisit this again soon, and I'll be sure to open it immediately, if not sooner. Buyer beware! 3.75

Prairie Artisan Ales'
Prairie Gold
3.71/5.00

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

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Very cloudy yellow body. Medium sized white head. Big bubbles, but not many of them.

Smell - Much like a berliner. Tartness. Fruity. Grainy malt dominates.

Taste - Again much like a berliner. Tart. Citrusy. Juicy tartness. Slight bit of funk to it, but only a hint. Again very grainy.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation. Moderate tartness. Light bodied.

Overall - Didn't expect something so Berliner-y. Tasty. Monotonous.

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Photo of johnnnniee
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from a trade.
Hazy light gold with huge carbonation that constantly feeds a pillowy bubbly white head. Lemons tart cherries and earth funky hit my nostrils first. Earthy with faint bready malts and spice deep underneath. The flavor is mostly tart lemony with bits of sour cherry and vinous notes. Earthy funk rounds this out nicely. Medium body spirited carbonation. Pretty decent funky saison.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

sort of a strange brew here, like an American rendition of a Berliner Weiss, but with a little more funk to it and a little less tart. it pours a very very pale and very very cloudy yellow color, almost the color of the label, with a frothy yet airy white head, it looks like a lemonade that's been carbonated. the nose is very lemony indeed, with some lacto tartness and a distinct white wine element that also transfers to the taste. I don't get as much brett as I thought I might in the flavor, but I do get the taste and feel of the lacto, which is pulling moisture from my mouth and puckering me up a bit. the taste is really very light, and I never would have guessed this to be 6.5% abv. the feel is also light, not watery, but delicate despite its complexity. tart and dry for sure, a little funky, and citrus heavy. the carbonation is amazingly bright, soaring really, and it tickles the palate just right. with wild ales you never know what to expect, but I would have liked this to have a little more meat to it. still, a nice drinkable summer brew for those craving something on the wild side, but to me this is like a sloppy Berliner, as good as it tastes. ive been impressed with prairie so far, and am looking forward to the noir I have waiting for me...

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Photo of Extol
3.83/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - cloudy yellow. Smell - smells like a condom, honestly. Rubber lemon scent. Weird. Taste - lemon and tartness. I do get a faint plain yogurt flavor on the back end. Pretty good. Overall - decent. Not amazing, but I'd drink again.

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Photo of babaracas
3.84/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy gold color, one finger of fizzy white head, settles to nil, nothing on the glass. Smell: lemon peel, vinous, melon note, doughy, lightly herbal brett. Taste: doughy, sweet with some lemon, pear-in-syrup, and dried pineapple-ish flavors; dry white wine and mild but bright herbal notes. Pretty good, enjoy the dry hopped versions better.

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Photo of coreyfmcdonald
3.85/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle into a tall tulip

A: Pours a very hazy light golden color with two fingers of foam. The head quickly recedes to a thin film with no lacing.

S: Light lemon sourness present with a tartness reminiscent of a Berliner Weisse. A light funkiness comes through in the background.

T: Similar to the smell, the flavor is very similar to a Berliner Weisse. Quite dry with a touch of cheesiness and a light lactic acid taste. A nice funk comes through, but I wish it was stronger.

M: Very light mouthfeel with low to medium carbonation.

O: A nice beer, but quite odd. The lactic sourness is very reminiscent of a Berliner Weisse, but there is more body and a bit of funk. Solid beer.

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Photo of VelvetExtract
3.87/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle. Prairie now available in MA, very cool! The beer pours a cloudy peach juice color. The bottle was a gusher. Aroma is sour and rustic. I also get a Belgian yeast character, too. It tastes like sour lemon, hay, and cheese rind. Some Belgian phenols. Flavor doesn't linger for too long. Wheaty. Semi-sweet finish. Slightly acidic. Moderate sourness. Light bodies. Refreshing. Paired with a nice, Spanish cheese. Welcome Prairie.

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Photo of Stolenface1
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy straw yellow after gushing out of the bottle into the glass. Bottle dated 13515. After losing 1/4-1/3 of the bottle.. aroma of hay, funk, white wine/grapes, lemon and slight wheat/malt. Flavor follows the aroma with subtle lemon tartness, more wheat, white grape, slight pear, slight apple juice sweetness and a rustic grainy thing going on. The feel is light with obvious HIGH carbonation. I brew sour beers, so I understand that sometimes things happen, so I am not going to beat them up too bad on the rating. Overall, the true "Champagne" of beers. Very good, but not outstanding.

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Photo of chicagobeerguy
3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Pours a beatiful pale honey, cloudy, little head, no lacing

S: Funky, too funky for me, lemony, pinesol

T: Dried grass, lemons, peppery, coriander?, tart, bubbly, quite dry

F: Body is medium, finishes quite smooth, tastes lingers

O: An above average wild ale

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Photo of stortore
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into a tulip glass.

A gusher, lucky I noticed and was near the glass. I'd think this was a problem, but from the reviews below mine, it seems to be designed that way...

Poured a bright yellow, with a quickly dissipating two finger head. Not much cling, and it turned pretty much flat as it warmed. Smell is lots of yeast, light malt, some funk and earthiness, a little black pepper. Taste also leads with the yeast, a bit more funk than the nose, tartness, earthiness, a little malt and white wine. A little bitterness on the back end. Dry ,crisp and refreshing- until it went flat.

Seems like a really good beer, but I definitely cut the ratings a bit, since only about a third of it was really good. Probably would try again if I didn't see so many other gushers, and it wasn't at such a high price point....

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Photo of Apellonious
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16.9 fl oz poured into a tulip glass. Code of 11315.

A - Hazy, cloudy, straw gold. A one finger head that dissapears into a thin lace quickly.

S - Funk, lemon, grapes.

T - Follows the nose, with added elements of dirt, pears, and sourness.

M - High carbonation with a sharp mouthfeel.

O- A tasty, semi sour golden ale. A little too dry and sharp for my tastes, but I am coming around to it. I am sure a good food pairing would mitigate that.

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