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RATINGS: 86   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swanmann (568) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (9034) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
changeup45 (1708) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle from soonerchamps. This pours a golden color with a short-lived white head. Thin wispy lacing glides along the sides of the glass but doesn’t ever amount to much. The aroma shows sour tropical fruits of peach and lemon, with some lavender as well. Notes of flowers, grass, and funky yeast round out the scent. This is crisp and tart going down with citric acidity tingling the back of the throat. Some lemon, grass, and funky flavors throughout. Light herbal undertones add a nice element with a touch of floral sweetness. There’s a bit of a wine/champagne character, but that’s pretty common with the yeast used here. Clean and dry; definitely a good palate cleanser. Not their best, but no doubt another good one from Prairie; this is becoming the norm by now. It’s refreshing, with the right amount of sourness and funk for my tastes.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3146) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle-purchased at Broadway Liquors in OKC April 2013 Pours hazy golden yellow with barely any head. looks really dull. very fizzy carbonation but still no head. nose is of green grapes, lactic acid, barnyard funk, champaign (fruity). flavors exhibit a lemon sourness with notes of green grapes, champaign and a touch of lite brett. really not all that interesting. the body suffers from high carbonation however, i think thats what they were trying to go for in this beer. the flavors suffer though-not much going on really. just alot of green grapes and lemon drop. Has a touch of Gueze-like qualities in terms of the funk but thats where it ends. A decent beer but so far, the least best of the bunch from this brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Bottle. Poured a clear golden color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sour and complex fruit aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth tingly texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy sour & fruit sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet & sour finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer for style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lukaduke (1742) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Pours a pale golden color with a finger of fizz... On the nose its tart fruity, yogurt, white grape juice and grapefruit. On the palate its a little thin and fizzy almost a berliner with less malt. Nice but was expecting a little more funk to go with the tartness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle @ Crooked Stave ROY-G-BIV Day. Thanks to whomever shared this! Pours a golden appearance with a white head. A bit musty, champagne-like, funky, white grape, pear aroma. Flavor is super drinkable with notes of apples, light banana, spicy yeast, light funk, and flowers.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (7110) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear gold with quick dissipating white head. Nose and taste of grapefruit zest, yeast, lemon, Brett, sour milk and white wine. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kaser (2103) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Had this on draft at cheese shop in Des Moines. Fluorescent yellow pour. Smells like a lemon sweet tart. Dry and somewhat smooth taste. Fruity. Almost like a wine

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
boozedude (1616) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 18, 2013
On tap at cheese shop.. cloudy light yelloe pour..no head.. taste is very sour..bitter.. not usedto thus style


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