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:
502
Reviews:
84
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
8.64%
 
 
Wants:
90
Gots:
106
For Trade:
11
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Ratings: 502 |  Reviews: 84
Photo of gjoker321
3.4/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nrbirge
3.47/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrw1zard
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.38/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TH28
4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle. Appearance: Hazy light golden with a minimal white foam head. Aroma: Lemon and orange, with a distinct brett funk. Hint of lactic acid. Taste: Light malt sweetness and citrus, quickly turning to a sharp, puckering sourness, and citrus peel on the swallow. Mouthfeel: Light body and moderately high carbonation. Finish: Finishes dry with a lingering citrus peel and a hint of brett funk. Overall: A nice, light, and most importantly balanced wild ale with multiple layers of flavors. Not one dimensionally sour. Very refreshing. Brett character is strong in the aroma, while the taste profile is more lacto forward.

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Photo of taospowder
3.72/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mbalint1
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Elimav
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A really nice sour. Has nice saltiness almost like a Gose.

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

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

Photo of oldn00b
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy gold, nice head retains a bit.

Nose if great funk, but not much else. Slight hints of bright fruits, appricot, apple, banana, and grass.

Flavor is solid but a bit standard in terms of a saison. Really nice funk but not much depth beyond it.

Mouthfeel is fantastic. Only better one I've had this year is Blvd's brett offering. Decent body, full, round. Very nice.

Finish is fast though - very quick, clean, and bright. A bit less funk retained than I generally like. But man, this is a really good beer.

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Photo of Extol
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
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 imperialking
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Corson
3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ajm5108
4.58/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very musty, dry yeast aroma. A little dry malt & pear is present as well, but overall the nose is a litlle absent. Lots of bubbly, champagne-like carbonation and mouthfeel. Notes of floral hops, white grape and chalky barnyard yeast form the taste. Faint honeycomb as well. Very crisp and quite dry though a little resin is present. Easy to drink with a concise, elegant profile with just a little yeast funk to stir the pot. Great brew.

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Photo of brpendergast85
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of agjohnson82
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of enelson
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DucksFan16
4.27/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of orange85
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very bubbly, nicely sour. Great depth of flavor, fresh but complex. Reminded me of something Craftsman (my favorite brewery) would make. Loved it, would buy again.

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

Photo of dd43
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Funktastic. My first ever prairie artisan ales and it didn't disappoint. Awesome white grape and tart/sour lemon flavors and aromas, plus the unmistakeable Brett barny hay like funk. Almost a bit skunky on the nose but in the best possible way. Mouthfeel is crisp and makes each sip a pleasure. I so wish Prairie had distribution to Connecticut.

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Photo of Pourharddrinkslow
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roguer
4.16/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful light, lemon-yellow brew, topped by a sizable, fluffy snow white head. Head dissipates fairly quickly, leaving behind little lace. Brew is fairly clear with a little haze.

Tart, slightly funky aroma. Lemons, sweet yeast, hay. Rustic.

Flavor follows. Tart, slightly sharp; hay and wheat, lemons and Brett; slightly sweet up front, with a very sweet yeast finish.

Very lively brew; dry up front, but with a sticky finish.

Another lovely rustic brew from Prairie. Comes across like a thicker, funkier version of wine. More of a Bretted saison to my palate than a sour American Wild Ale.

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Prairie Gold from Prairie Artisan Ales
4.05 out of 5 based on 502 ratings.
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