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
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#3,030
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
506
pDev:
8.62%
Bros Score:
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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 Skellbop
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kmat10
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dandiprat2015
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I bought a few of these at the store yesterday and it was great. However, I have to issue a warning. It is a bit foamy and if you bump it around you may have a gusher on your hands. Last evening I opened one it went all over the floor, the counter, and on my pants, and I lost half the beer.

(L) The color is hazy golden with a significant white head.

(A) It has a nice lemony aroma.

(T) The taste is lemon, yeast, its grassy, and has a lot of dankness. Extremely good.

(F) Medium body and easy drinking.

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Photo of jtwhicker
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

So, I'm a little upset. I had stored in my fridge to chill for the past four days and today I eagerly opened the bottle and have it explode all over my counter, floor and sink. Eventually, I had half a bottle to pour and here it goes...

I am truly saddened that this beer ended up all over my kitchen instead of my belly. It is a really good "saison"that I would hardly classify as a wild american or sour ale. it is Belgian like with funky hit of brett like sour on the front. Really easy and really clean, crisp finish. Pour is transparent gold, thin head that dissipates soon.

I look forward to trying more Prairie beers in the future.

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Photo of impending
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of draketw
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of mig100
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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 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 DoubleSimcoe
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Delicious, but it exploded upon opening and half of the bottle was lost.

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

Photo of sd123
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WesM63
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ChrisMyhre
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LAp
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vylo
4.73/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Pxlwix
4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GrayWolf1766
4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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