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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.


3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3452) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear dark golden color with almost no head on it. Nose is extremely light with some very subtle champagne notes to it. Taste is quite sour and will make you pucker with some dry wine-like notes to it and a very subtle sweetness on the finish. Interesting...

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (6481) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear gold with a fizzy white head that dissipates near immediately to the edges. Aroma has a strong sour note with a bit of a wine like tartness and a decent amount of barnyard funk. Flavor has a good amount of acid with a touch of lemon and sour wine grapes with a touch of underlying funk. Wine grapes add an interesting dynamic.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3106) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 15, 2013
750 ml. bottle. It pours a nice, clear pale yellow with a disappearing white head. Lots of effervescence. The aroma jumps out with notes of sour white grapes, pear, peaches and a touch of white vinegar and pepper. The flavor is sharply acidic with a lot of the same flavors as noted in the aroma. Very light body and lots of fizziness that gives the impression of soda water without much malt or hop character. This one is all about the mixed fermentation. I would have liked a bit more funk, as it’s not noticeable at all. A bit lacto heavy and on the simple side, but pretty enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6303) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Bottle from City Beer. Pours clear golden with a modest white head and a perfumy aroma. There is a pleasantly sour light malt flavor with a dry fruity finish. A fairly simple beer that tastes great.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oRos (1032) - sacramento, California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours golden with white head. Taste is slightly sour with a flat cider finish. Aroma has some citrus and funk.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (6715) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle. Amber beer with a whitish head. Tart/light sour aroma. Sour and light yeast flavor with light oak. Medium bodied. Sour and light acetic notes linger with light yeast, light spice, and light malt.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10692) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 29, 2013
750 c&c from Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours slightly hazy gold with a slight fizzy white head. Aroma is funky and fruity. Near full bodied. It really is winey and peary, with some follow on lemon. It’s also rather mouthsmackingly earthy. Very refined. Finishes funky/grapey. Amazing ale.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (8851) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2013
Hazy gold pour, white head. I love the mix of funk, light hops, great yeasty qualitites, lemony notes and fluffy mouthfeel. Really a damn solid beer that I will be happy to drink more of.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deekyn (1115) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 22, 2013
A - pours a glowing light straw. Very effervescent with 1 finger white tight bubbled head. S - smells very funky. Eggs, sulfur, vinegar. Quiet straw, pineapple, apple and candied sugar. Very funky. M - light and crisp. Bright carb. Round and smooth, nice transitions to the tart end. T - citrus, bright tart pineapple, grasses. Light yeast and sulfur on the palate. Lingering sweet citrus and tart vinegar notes. Lingering sweet citrus and sugars. O - very good on the mouth, the nose leaves a little to be desired. Very good. 3.9 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (4424) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Chase at Saint Somewhere Priarie Night. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is some malt, some funk, some barnyard, some tart lemon and citrus with hints of vinous fruit. Flavor is similar with a nice vinous quality, some funk, and hints of tart fruit. Very nice wild with lingering tart in the finish.


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