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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (2761) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 3, 2013
Sampled at an ESBLS tasting. It poured a hazy yellow color with a white head. The aroma was of malts, some funk, barnyard, tart lemons and citrus with hints of vinous fruit. The taste was similar with a nice vinous quality, some funk, and hints of tart fruit. Well done.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (3524) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 2, 2013
750 ml bottle shared by jmikolich, thanks! Hazy gold with bubbly head that died quickly. Nose is lemon citrus, musty basement and oak.The flavor is a mix of tart lemons, lactic acid and lots of funky barrel notes. Also some white grape flavors. Sourness is all funky barrel, it reminds me of a chardonnay barrel aged beer. Mouthfeel is lively and the body is appropriate for the style. This was nice and my kind of sour ale. Sour from oak rather than bacteria.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamJackson (2881) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Hazy piss yellow. Nose is lacto and wine tannic. Fleeting puckering tartness that pulls all of the liquid and leads a dry lemon zest sour that is not overpowering. Tannic oak and peaches

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2013
750mL shared with AdamJ and Chris, if every brewery could make a sour golden like this, the beer world would be a better place, solidly quenching drying and funky... hints of white grapes and champagne effervecencse

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Strykzone (5072) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Sampled at ESBLS. This pours quite hazy and could pass for a Berliner Weiss. No foam. A complex funky aroma. Fruit and at least a couple of wild yeast strains. More lacto than bret in the flavor. Pale malts. Nice fruit effects. Pears and some lemon. I am not a sour head by any means but this is quite drinkable and totally inoffensive. Call it an intro to sours?

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seth_lfod (325) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 22, 2013
750 into HF taster. Cloudy gold pour with small head that fades to nothing. Smell is lemon citrus, slight funk. Taste is super refreshing. Tart lemon, little bit of grain, hay. Drinks more like a Berliner of gose. I loved it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (2250) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
A: Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Some Light, Thin White Head Ring, Minimal Lacing S: Chardonnay, Musty Grape, Apricots, Earthy T: Apricots, Sour Mash, Chardonnay, Brett M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Funky and Sour, Mildly Bitter Overall, the brett and sour funkiness is very prominent in this beer, solid first offering of an american wild ale. BEWARE: The cork tried to escape the cage before you fully twist off the cage.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
theisti (3297) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 5, 2013
750 ml bottle purchased at the Louisville beer store. The pour is a clear lighter golden with a one inch foamy white head that falls quickly. A bunch of effervescent carbonation bubbles float up from the bottle of the tulip. The aroma is soft lemon citrus tartness, along with mild funk sour and a general grass. The taste is the citrus lemon tartness right up front, along with a soft fruit sweetness, then moves to the more yeasty funk sour in the back. The citrus tartness shows back up in the finish. The palate is light bodied, effervescent, with fine active carbonation and a crisp tart citrus finish. Easy drinking beer, Champagne like with the effervescence.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (1707) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - OCT 28, 2013
Pours a beautiful pale yellow/orange with plenty of suspended particles. Smell of funk, lemon, grapes. The taste is grapes, must, lemon, funk - ending dry and tart. effervescent carbonation, light in body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koelschtrinker (11060) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - OCT 28, 2013
Dezente Säure im Antrunk, die sich, mit Apfelnoten im Mittelteil steigert. Wenig bitter, rund, zum Ende saurer werdend. Weiter fruchtig, trockener Abgang. 10/11/12/11/11/12


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