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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ContemplateBeer (1676) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 5, 2013
Aroma: (8- very high quality) Cheesecloth hits the nose first, then followed by lemon. There’s some malt character reminiscent of hay and a puff of dandelion. Appearance: (2- below average) Fairly unsightly pour; cloudy gold, very carbonated (looked like soda) and a white head that dissipated within moments. Flavor: (7- noteworthy quality) Cheesecloth really takes a backseat to moderately sour lemon; the flavor trails off with some dry floral notes. Wish this had as much character as the nose promised. Palate: (4- high quality) medium body, sticky texture, lively carbonation, long finish. Overall: Just a little above middle of the road for me; still I’m happy to know that OK is making some noise in the beer world.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (3254) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Bottle in Eagle with friends. Pour is hazy yellow with a small white head that quickly dissipated. Pears, green apples, pineapple, bretty, lightly herbal, straw, medicinal, light banana, mango, and slightly grassy aroma. Taste is fruity, pineapple, tart lemons, bretty, straw, a hint of banana, papaya, biscuit, bretty, and medicinal with a medium tart finish. Light body with high carbonation. Seriously easy-drinking sour with great fruit notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (4088) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUN 29, 2013
750 ml. shared bottle. Pours a cloudy pale gold with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus and barnyard. Taste is lemon, straw, barnyard, and spice. Very nice Sour Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beastiefan2k (2762) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2013
750mL shared at a tasting. Cork blew off the bottle followed by a light gush out the bottle. Pours an very cloudy pale straw color. This was a brett centric brew with lemony funk all over the place. Lots of tartness and vibrant funk. A bit of sour but mostly a lemony brett bright beer. Real nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tastybeer (1841) - Indiana, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Bottle. Hazy gold pour, big white head, some retention/little lace. Aroma of dust, white grape, lemon, lime, funk. Taste is tart, lemon, lime grape, white wine, fruity ester, dust. Palate is dry, slick, lactic finish. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 9, 2013
The nose smells quite tart and fruity from the get go. A careful pour into my New Belgium goblet produces a three finger thick, and more than my glass can handle, pale tan colored head. In eating the foam I get a tart, dried grassy character. The aroma has a certain cider like edge to its tartness, it definitely has a lactic character to it, and it has a straw / dried hay like pale grain character to it as well. There is a slight mustiness here as well as some funky, earthy note that accentuated the grassy side of the aromatics.

Effervescent and tart, with a soft, but present body that lightly coats the palate. There is definitely a floral, fruity character here that reminds me of fresh cut apples, a touch of starfruit, and perhaps a dry, honeydew melon like character somehow. The beer really is quite floral, and this is accentuated by a dried grass, hay / straw like malt character that also has just a touch of saltine cracker like grain character to it as well. In many ways that reminds me of a funky, dry, white wine; the vinous quality has an almost grape like quality to it and there even seems to be a suggestion of oak here somehow (likely a mix of the bugs and toasty grain character).

I wasn’t expecting a Sour beer when I popped the cork, it is pretty good though, and in truth does sort of seem a bit of a sour take on a Saison more than anything. Not the most complex beer in the world, but it is quite nice, and I wouldn’t mind getting a few more bottles of this; cellaring it might be interesting to see if the Brettanomyces and other bugs do anything to it as it ages.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - JUN 5, 2013
pale gold color. Bubbly white head and rising bubbles. Zesty, lemon funk nose. Not over bearing sour. Very bubbly carbonation. Some funk/sour tones but nothing crazy. Lots of lemon/lime type flavors. Dries out with lemon notes. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (6634) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 4, 2013
750ml bottle .. . deep yellow .. solid foam .. . hay, funky hay, and hey you, getting out my yard!! .. . clean tart mouth .. . wonderful finish .. . another winner from Prairie .. . . I feel foolish for not knowing, but what part of the horse does the horseradish come from? Its not the butt, is it?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swanmann (658) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Hazy golden yellow with lively, quickly dissipating eggshell color foam. Aromas of lemon, barnyard, caramel. The flavor hits with a nice pucker, semi-sweet, a bit bready. It’s a delicious straight up sour ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (10820) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2013
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a hazy yellow with a lingering ring of white foam. Aromas of straw, barnyard funk and lemon zest. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry tart finish. Flavors of straw, lemon zest, barnyard funk and light pepper with a crisp dry tart lingering funky lemon finish.

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