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:
500
Reviews:
83
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
8.64%
 
 
Wants:
91
Gots:
107
For Trade:
11
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Ratings: 500 |  Reviews: 83
Photo of impending
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of draketw
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of bkwhoppa66
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of caahare
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mig100
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KTCamm
3.6/5  rDev -11.1%
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%
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 +0.7%
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 +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sd123
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WesM63
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of LAp
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vylo
4.73/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Pxlwix
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GrayWolf1766
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of brentk56
3.69/5  rDev -8.9%
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 chicagobeerguy
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
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 kwjd
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of bluejacket74
3.33/5  rDev -17.8%
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 Jenebauer
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of elkinbrown
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Prairie Gold from Prairie Artisan Ales
4.05 out of 5 based on 500 ratings.
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