Prairie Gold | Prairie Artisan Ales

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4.06/5
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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
Ranking:
#3,030
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
506
pDev:
8.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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90
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Ratings: 506 |  Reviews: 86
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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Photo of Pens1967
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tylerstravis
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Gusher. I'm talking two minutes of gushing. Don't be like me, don't age this.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BlakeAM
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tertullian007
3.65/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of OrangeMen
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

2015 vintage
~1 year since bottling date

Appearance- Pours a pale straw color, slightly hazy, fast rising carbonation bubbles. Two finger thick, white colored head, fizzy / bubbly.

Aroma- Tart acidity, bright fruits, lemon zest, pineapple, sweet white wine grape. Funky, musty yeast, grassy, earthy hay, dry chalk.

Sweet fruits w/ tart acidity, lemon zest, pineapple, pear, juicy apple, fruity creaminess. Sweet white wine grape, vinous character. Funky yeast, musty, grassy, hay, belgian phenols.

Feel- Light bodied, drying, effervescent, mild tartness, refreshing crispness.

Overall- Lots of layers to peel back on this one. Tartness is mild and well balanced with the rest of the beer. Lots of crisp and flavorful fruitiness. Next comes a vinous, wine like quality. Finishes with a nice flash of funky yeast, and belgian saison qualities. Everything is layered incredibly well.

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Photo of CBrodbeck
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Eli2814
4.52/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First Prairie beer!
Such a hazy beer! If you swirl the last of it before pouring, the yeast that comes from that makes it even hazier.
Smells like lemon trees in a barnyard, a pretty even balance between citrus and farmhouse on the nose.
An elegant taste. I feel fancy drinking it. It's practically a farmhouse champagne.
Mouthfeel is smooth and easy. Chuggable if you didn't wish to cherish it. Medium body with a finish that lingers for a considerable amount of time.
Overall, a clear mastery of wild-style. Thoroughly enjoyed this beer.

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

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

Photo of BMart
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thirstygoat
3.99/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tkrane
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ovaltine
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fargrow
1.93/5  rDev -52.5%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 1.5

Smelled and tasted like buttery aspartame. Definitely not for me.

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Photo of paresis
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kitch
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 16.9 fl oz (500ml) bottle with a Julian bottled on date of 13815, meaning it was bottled on 18th May 2015. There was lots of warning that this was likely to be a gusher, so I was very careful opening this. Luckily this opened as a slow gusher, so there was time to pour before it overflowed. Even after pouring one-third of the bottle, you could see it still clearly going up the bottle! It was poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: It poured a hazy straw golden yellow colour with a two finger white head that dissipated slowly to a thinish foam cap and leaves nice streaky lacing.

Aroma: Nice tart, funky barnyard, hay, lemon and pear aromas.

Taste: Tart, sour, lemon, funk followed by some light peppery spice and light bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a medium but prickly carbonation.

Overall: A nice sour, tart and funky beer.

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Photo of geodonnokepyo
3.97/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Prairie Gold from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.06 out of 5 with 506 ratings