Prairie Gold | 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): 6.50%

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
Ratings:
503
Reviews:
85
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
8.64%
 
 
Wants:
90
Gots:
106
For Trade:
11
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Photo of BarrelAgedG
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of sheenisgod
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of vfgccp
3.14/5  rDev -22.5%
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 gilgar
3.42/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of VelvetExtract
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
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 FaradayUncaged
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mbw314
4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of yeaprolly
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dallas-beer-guy-12
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pahn
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kips
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of midlifec
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hellpop65
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hootie159
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gotti311
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of imbibehour
4.19/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass. Total gusher upon opening.. half of this was practically lost..

Deep apricot yellow and hinting orange, clear with lots of dregs and trub in the bottom, no surprise there. Head is creamy white manages about a finger, but obviously most of it went cascading down the bottle.

Sharp bread, and a big sensing sourdough. Real nice hints of bread and pineapple tropics, with great funky esters going all around. Large and expansive.. well duh on that note. Some hinting real nice spirtzy and oily lemon makes an appearance as well. Very impressive.

Palate makes nicely and simply. Bready malt notes, and good tropical mid flavors. Juiced pineapple and very mild tartness and low acidity. Finishes with a light body but very supportive of the flavors and quite juicy as well. Mild sensing soda quality, but far more lighter fruit juicy body, with a good matching malt and wild character.

Excellent flavors, but the beer is a bit out of control and unstable.

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Photo of whatthehull
4.51/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter/tulip/wine glass from a 500 ml bottle

A - A very strange and cloudy golden straw/orange, two finger bright white bubbly and quickly dissipating head and little to no legs/lacing

S - Sour funkiness, tart pineapple, tart peach, lots of yeast funk and yet a bread like yeast stands strong, crisp water, you can smell the carbonation even though the carbonation in the taste is hardly overwhelming, lots of green earth, sour fruit candy, slight grain and almost non-existent malt

T - Up front it is a sweet and sour mix, very fruity and ends in a bitter hop. Tart peach, some lemon/lime rind, nice musky funk, hop bitterness, floral and sweet/fruity hops and lots of live yeast

M - Medium minus body, nice balance, nice complexity, medium plus acidity, medium plus carbonation and a sweet and sour lovely finish

D/O - Very refreshing, easy to drink the sour is not overwhelming at all but for the lovers of wild/sour ale it is a tad sweet. Has the funk, sour and other things that make these ales different yet adored. An ale for anytime of year and I would gather that this could be aged in the correct conditions for years to come.

Final Thoughts - Not sure of the price as it was a gift but, again knowing this type of ale and its average price it is upwards of $10 a bottle. The 6.5% ABV is perfect and the only stipulation I have about this ale is that there wasn't another to go along with it.

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Photo of Jamison85
4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Franziskaner
3.69/5  rDev -8.9%
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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Prairie Gold from Prairie Artisan Ales
4.05 out of 5 based on 503 ratings.
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