American Solera

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American Solera
Oklahoma, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #421
Ranked #6,629
4.15 | pDev: 7.47%
Sep 17, 2021
May 24, 2017
Notes: Dry-hopped sour ale
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Rated by entheos from California

2.86/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2.25
A nice looking beer that smells aromatic, but that tart bitter taste makes it a big disappointment.
Sep 17, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Jul 11, 2021
Rated: 4.02 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas

Sep 21, 2020
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Reviewed by donspublic from Texas

4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Poured from can into teku, good 1+ finger head of soapy white head recedes rather quickly, little to no retention, good carbonation. Somewhat hazy bright yellow in the glass. Lactic acid on the nose, lemon, citrus, pineapple and a slight funkiness. Taste is initially tart, lemon and pineapple, as it warms there is some peach that shows up. Finish is dry, acidity is low. Easy drinking for a wild ale.
Aug 22, 2020
Rated: 3.87 by Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas from Texas

Aug 11, 2020
Rated: 4.14 by kjkinsey from Texas

Aug 09, 2020
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.16/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A: The beer is relatively clear yellow in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that left a narrow collar around the edge and some specks of bubbles on the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of sourness and oak are present in the nose.
T: The taste follows the smell and has additional hints of citrus from the hops - grapefruit and lime seem to stand out in particular.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, dry, and tart on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I really liked the oaky flavors in this beer, which particularly stood out and lingered into the finish.

Serving type: can
Feb 01, 2020
Rated: 4.21 by smithj4 from New York

Jan 01, 2020
Rated: 4.31 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Dec 19, 2019
Rated: 4.09 by emerge077 from Illinois

Mar 03, 2019
Rated: 4.33 by sd123 from Georgia

Nov 04, 2018
Rated: 4.18 by kkarimi from Texas

Aug 11, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Jul 04, 2018
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Reviewed by Stevedore from Oregon

3.84/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
On draft at Tap & Grind. Golden yellow body, one finger white head. Short retention. No lacing. Smell is bright lemon, straw, touch of hay, light oak. Standard flavour, which is saison and a bit of oak, lemon, light hay. Not difficult to drink, in fact- quite refreshing. Lighter medium body, crisp and refreshing, fair bit of carbonation, nicely drinking on a hot day.
May 10, 2018
Rated: 3.83 by OKCNittany from Oklahoma

Mar 30, 2018
Rated: 4.67 by Beeznic1983 from Florida

Mar 22, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by bpfrush from Wisconsin

Mar 22, 2018
Rated: 4.23 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Mar 14, 2018
Rated: 4.11 by DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

Mar 14, 2018
Rated: 4.09 by jaydoc from Kansas

Mar 13, 2018
Rated: 4.27 by Kurmaraja from California

Dec 29, 2017
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Reviewed by amano_h from Oregon

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
My impression of Prairie Artisan Ales has been on the decline ever since the quality of what was arguably their most celebrated and well-crafted beer started inching dangerously close to the level of stouts made by companies that are somehow able to offer BBA stouts on a year-round basis.
I was therefore quite skeptical when PAA announced their barrel program through a brand spanking new fancy moniker, and not all that convinced by the hype surrounding it; expansion beyond its local capacities is what led/is leading to PAA's slow and gradual demise, and expanding to include an oak/barrel program isn't in my mind the most prudent decision their front office could have made at this point.

But what do I know, I'm just a drunk law student who writes reviews nobody reads.
One-line review for this brew is that this is basically just a more refined version of Funky Gold Mosaic. I didn't quite care for the original, and at $12 a pop, I certainly don't care too much for this either.

Peach-like stone fruit, bretty hoseblanket funk, lemon zest, white grapefruit, and a garden variety of garden herbs form the main aromatic impressions of this beer. You get a whiff of what seems like nice soothing oak at first, which fades away to make way for more bretty funk and lemon zest.

The more nuanced flavors pretty much remain as nuances on the tongue, while tart lemon zest, horseblanket, saltine biscuits, and a hint of grapefruit conjure the dominant sensations on the tongue. A negligible amount of oak is detectable toward the back, giving this an allure of class, but it just tastes like they took the Funky Gold Mosaic recipe, thought "how can we make this taste like fancy champagne," decided to amplify the tartness and the leather/hay flavors while relegating most of the mosaic to the bench.
Light-bodied, refreshing, and crisp. Carbonation doesn't make itself quite self-evident but it does pull its bubbly weight throughout the drinking experience.
This will probably hit all the right notes when paired up with some fancy fish dish at a Michelin-star wannabe restaurant in NYC somewhere, but this makes an awkward and confusing daily beer. I need to remedy this with a thick-ass stout post haste.
Dec 16, 2017
Rated: 4.24 by bump8628 from Oklahoma

Dec 01, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by jwat from Pennsylvania

Oct 13, 2017
Rated: 4.14 by Radome from Florida

Oct 08, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire

Aug 27, 2017
Rated: 4.1 by mig100 from Texas

Aug 19, 2017
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Reviewed by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

4.73/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
500 ml bottle

Pours cloudy opaque straw gold with a frothy white foam head. Smells funky and musty, almost vinegary, with some tart lemony citrus notes, some pineapple, white grapefruit, orange citrus, oak barrel, some pale crackery malt, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like funky musty tart lemony citrus, some pineapple, white grapefruit, orange citrus, oak barrel, crackery malt, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy smooth with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really nice dry hopped foeder aged sour saison.
Jul 31, 2017
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Reviewed by Phineasco from Massachusetts

4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Look: Yellow, hazy, with white head that disappears quickly.
Smell: Lemon, hay, and grapefruit.
Taste: Lemon, hay, and grapefruit.
Mouthfeel: Light and refreshing.
Overall: Great tart saison.
Jul 31, 2017
Rated: 4 by 22Blue from Kansas

Jun 26, 2017
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
perhaps the best beer i have had so far from these guys. this is a wild saison type in oak and dry hopped liberally with hallertau blanc hops. pristine pale straw colored brew with a short but lasting white head, instand citrus and melon aromas greet my nose, wrapped up in a new oaky funk and lemony tartness thats at once familiar and unique. it appears to be wheat based with some light pils malt and maybe a pinch of oats too, but the malt base is merely a vehicle in this case. the hops are great in the nose, and just as dynamic in the taste, i love this varietal in this context! soft elderflower, lemon, lime, and grass are all there, and the brett has a honeydew melon complexion to it thats just tremendous. its all very dry and delicate, wrapped up nicely by the wood, which i suppose has a white wine flare about it, but is more just new woody with subtle vanilla. peppy carbonation, a quick flash of bitter, mellow wood countering the faint acidity, and then it gone. just a brilliant beer, i hope this one gets bottled, its mighty impressive, especially considering everyone is trying to make a beer like this, yet so few are this well done. really fantastic!
Jun 18, 2017
Rated: 3.92 by vfgccp from New York

May 24, 2017
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