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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (13167) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle sample. Hazy golden yellow color, fluffy white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of peppery dusty cobwebs and lemons left in attic corners. Taste has barnyard tumbleweeds and citrus. Very tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (4458) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Pours orange with good head and lacing. Finishes with light sweetness, a little watery. Light hay, with light florals. A little bitterness in finish as well. Tap at Snallygaster.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (11635) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2014
Draft, Snallygaster. Medium off-white head atop cloudy apple cider body. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, kiwi, some orange, light mint, white wine. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, some grapefruit, light kiwi, Brett, white wine dryness. Light-medium body, low carbonation, light stickiness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (4131) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Thanks to xmarcnolanx for sharing this one. Pours clear golden / yellow with a white head. The aroma has clean sourness / tartness, mild caramel, sweettarts and lots of bugginess. It has a fairly light husky body with a light amount of sharp carbonation. The flavor starts off with dried leaves, bugs, sweettarts, minerals and saltiness. The finish has light sulfur added. Really enjoyable American sour.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3029) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle bought @ The Mikkeller Webshop. Pours hazy pale golden with a small frothy and fizzy goldenish white head that quickly dissipates without leaving much trace on the glass. Smell is smell is slightly sour, fruity and funky with crackers, pink grapefruit juice, lime juice, pineapple juice, honeydew melon, hay, dry soil, barnyard, yuzu juice, minerals, unflavoured yoghurt, lime zest and lemon zest. Taste is sour, slightly fruity and tiny funky with sourdough crackers, lemon juice, lime juice, unripe pineapple, unripe mango, hay, dry soil, lemon zest and hints of barnyard, sour milk and apple cider vinegar. Mouthfeel is crisp, dry, tart and light to medium bodied. Finish is sour with crackers, lemon juice, lime juice, sour apple must, hay, dry soil, lemon zest and hints of barnyard and sour milk. Great complex nose thatís drenched in citric acidity. Good but a pity itís not as good as it smells.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2747) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2014
Bottled. Pours hazy yellow with a small, lacing white head. Aroma of brett, citrus, yeast and peach notes. Slightly sweet flavor that ends up dry and tart, Medium bodied, oily to watery texture nd soft carbonation. A very nice Saison.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (1128) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Bottle (thanks, DrFabulous!) shared a few nights ago with OldMrCrow. Catching up (from notes). clear gold pour (aptly named), white head dissipates quickly. Aroma: very nice! Citrus, grape, must(??). Funky - some cheese as it warms? White wine with cotton candy and bubble gum. Taste: quite tart and dry, slick texture, body a little thin. Maybe a bit astringent? Wine-like acidity in this. Almost puckering ... Lives nicely in the saison-meets-sour realm. Underlying sweetness catches up as the drink goes on. White wine beer?

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OldMrCrow (1941) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Bottle at my house with Prufrock --- thanks for the hookup!

Straw gold pour, white head. Immediate lemon on the aroma, followed by white wine and a very interesting funk. Corn on the cob? Flavor is only very gently sour: white wine and lemon juice exactly as expected from the aroma. Iíd call this a sour saison rather than a sour ale proper -- think Jolly Pumpkin but straightforward in a good way. Brett late provides a really nicely drying leather. Extremely drinkable -- this one would be a delight on a hot summerís day. Iím delighted that beers like this are being brewed in the US these days; I hope this either makes it to Washington or drives the local places to up their game.

Hereís the thing with this beer. Tonight we paired it with an í08 Aardmonk, a Sinners í08, and a batch 2 supplication --- and it totally held its own. We came back to it between each bottle and it was refreshing and delightful and not the least overshadowed by these other bigger and rather epic beers. That says a lot! 0.1 bump to Overall for its staying power.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Experiment_Ale (1043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Fuck yeah. This shit is he tits. A true sour. At Tylerís. aroma is medium acidic sour, beautiful soft lemon zesty funk. Taste is tartness, lemon, light wheat, light Brett. Very nice beer. Love it. Would drink every day.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9487) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 26, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2013 Bottle... Hazy, bright yellow ale with a brief white head The nose is lemony, acidic and mildly funky. Light to medium-bodied with vibrant carbonation. The flavor is tart and fruity up front, then tangy and grainy in the finish. Leaves a fantasticly-funky residue inside the glass. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!


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