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RATINGS: 127   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane1632 (1034) - Alabama, USA - JUL 23, 2015
500mL bottle poured into a Prairie Tulip glass -- very Hazy straw/blonde color. Nose was kinda funky a little sweet smelling. Flavor was like a soured Belgian pale, still a little sweet with the Belgian flavors from the yeast. Interesting, pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkinWell (388) - - JUL 21, 2015
Somewhat disappointed. Bottle was over-carbonated so upon opening, the beer spilled out onto the counter. I was only able to save about half of it. That being said, the beer pours a cloud dull gold, no head or lacing. Tangy, citrus aromas. Somewhat bubbly mouthfeel, big sour notes. Hints of grapefruit, tart lemon, wheat. Lots of yeast and brett all around. This is a nice, funky beer, but it wasn’t carbonated properly, which is disappointing.

3.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
sloshgator (557) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Prairie Artisan Ales Prairie Gold is a uniquely refreshing drink and a great beer, too. Cloudy orange pour with no head. Not much aroma. Mouth feel is effervescent with lemon-lime notes and a touch of funk. Prairie Gold is really good overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rustyham (1800) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Aroma of old blanketsas and wheat. Subtle but musty. Flavor is sweet and sharp, tart but not sour. Very smooth

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (9207) - Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2015
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2015 Draft. Golden pour. Super fuckin yeasty beer yeast from all angles tropical, gin, and funk.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (4251) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours bright gold with white head. Aroma is pale malts, funky Brett, lemon, pineapple, and faint bubblegum. Flavor is crisp and sweet with great tropical and citrus esters, light hops, and some nice subtle tartness. Light body.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
olr1984 (1324) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 16, 2015
375ml bottle pours a hazy gold with a large white head, lemon zest and yeast taste

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
umich03jm (2767) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2015
Bottle. Aromas are strong sour lemons, pear, white wine and light grass. Tastes light to moderately sour. Leather, lemon juice, white grapes, pears, and wood. Spritzy carbonation. Very dry finish. Salty too. Really good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3412) - Michigan, USA - JUL 16, 2015
500 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 5/15/2015. Moderate gusher upon opening. Pours hazy pale golden yellow color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lightly tart lemon, lime, apricot, pear, green apple, white grape, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, grass, light musty funk, light leather, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/funky/spicy yeast and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lightly tart lemon, lime, apricot, pear, green apple, white grape, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, grass, pepper, light musty funk, light leather, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Moderate earthy yeast spiciness and slight tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, lime, apricot, pear, green apple, white grape, wheat, cracker, hay, straw, grass, pepper, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and robustness of fruity/funky/spicy yeast and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent golden wild ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/funky/spicy yeast and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheAlum (6289) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2015
16.9 oz bottle from Binnys South Loop (Chicago, IL). Pours a hazy golden banana hue, yellow glow and decent hazy body makes this a touch darker. Slow gusher is well carbonated, cakey bright white head atop is sizable with good retention, firm layer remains and laces well enough. Aromas are tart and citric, touches of lemon, pineapple, mellow yogurt and acidity meet green apple, dry grainy malts and straw. A bit dusty, funky, cracked grains and subtle fruity esters peek out from behind. Yogurty, tart, a bit spicy and yeasty. Initial is lighter end of the fold in body, nice jabs of creamy tartness, smoothed out lemon, crab apple and subtle pineapple. Dry, cleaner body is crisp, a bit grainy with nice tart and sour play. Some sour pear, citric lemon and smoothed yogurty acidity. A bit grainy, more funk and dryness as we round the corner. A bit of apple, funk and cobwebs. Dry straw, grainy and funky elements. Some earth, tartness and mellow yet growing bitterness and a faint metallic twangy feel. Overall this is dry, a bit spritzy and firmly funky into the backend. While the front offers some intriguing sour fruit elements, a lighter body and appealing fruit profile, this one dries out, bitters up and funks a bit more as we trail out. This is nice. A solid base, easily crushable. I can see how the hopped versions of this evolve so well, letting the hops build on that well crafted sour wild base and giving it some complexity in nose and into the backend. A nose that runs the gambit, mellow, tart, funky and grainy with a front end that really grabs me, quickly gets dry and funky into the back. Nice.


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