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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
popery (1612) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 18, 2013
Pours a sort of pale straw color. Itís not really gold, more of a dull yellow lightly tinged with orange. Very cloudy. Itís opaque, just a solid glass of matte yellow. The fizzy white head fades to nothing in about a minute. Not even a few bubbles are left. No lacing. The aroma is heavy on the lacto. Itís yogurty with lemon juice and rind. Iím getting a briny note, as well. Some earth and funk, but itís underneath all of that lemon-lime yogurt. Thereís some nice grain character, backing up the sour. Maybe a little wheat spice, along with doughy bread. Iím also getting some more underlying fruitiness - pineapple, green grapes, papaya and apples. The taste starts with doughy malt sweetness and a floral, lemony character. The middle is tart, but the malt sticks around. It still seems fairly wheaty, though I have no idea if thatís actually present in the beer. Lots of yogurt character. Very dry in the finish with lots of lemon rind. The sourness builds through each sip. It certainly tastes like a big Berliner, but itís not sweet or boozy. Thereís just more malt character, and it blends in surprisingly well. The mouthfeel is also fairly different from a Berliner. Itís relatively creamy and full. Itís still quite tart, but for a Berliner-ish beer, itís fairly full. Carbonation starts out pretty fizzy, though. Itís a tasty sour. They pushed up the body of the beer without losing the Berliner character. Very easy to drink. Quite refreshing. Not the most complex beer, but I like it a lot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 13, 2013
Bottle. Pours with a lightly hazed very pale yellow hued body with a large white head that fades relatively quickly to the acidity. Aromas are very citrus forward: tangerine italian soda, rustic funk, agave, light oak lactone, sunflower seeds, tangello, grapefruit/citrus pith. A bit grassy. Flavors are moderately acidic and extremely clean (both in ester content and lactic acid). Tart and refreshing, lots of citrus notes, specifically a tangerine like acidity and zest. Yogurty, some minerality. Medium-light acidity overall. Lively carbonation with a dry finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gururyan (646) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - APR 12, 2013
Poured from 750 into snifter, very hazy light gold in color, little to no head, bubbles more like a champagne. Very sour upfront, then tames down to a lemon bitter. Not bad, will discuss this one and their others with the Prairie brewers at the upcoming craft beer tasting next weekend. This is no session brew, feels like Iím suckiní on those Warhead sour candies.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nimbleprop (5571) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 8, 2013
On tap at Churchkey during CBC week. Pours a hazy gold with one ring of white head. Nose is big, tangerine, celery, grapefruit pith, white wine. Flavor is tart, sweet, white grape, kumquat, grapefruit zest. Full, tart finish. Needed a touch more complexity, but still nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 7, 2013
Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a foamy white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma: pear, lemon, yeast. Taste: lemon, very tart, grapefruit, yeast. Very tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcmd (315) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 7, 2013
Pours a cloudy yellow with medium white head. Aroma is lemon, grass, yeast. Taste is quite tart, lots of lemon, white wine, nice pleasant bitter finish. Almost a berliner weisse with a little more body. Enjoyed it more as I sipped. Still havenít had a bad beer by Prairie...was a bit let down by Noir though

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (4267) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 6, 2013
UPDATED: APR 7, 2013 Bottle. Pours cloudy pale yellow with a small white head that dissipates quickly with very little lacing. aroma is hay, lemon, yeast, funk, white wine. Flavor is about the same, lightly sweet, medium tart leading to a dry finish. Medium body, champagne-like prickly carbonation in the mouth. Very nice, but not quite as complex as the best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeinDahlem (1368) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - APR 4, 2013
Many farmhouse-style recipes dance around the white wine thing, but this one bolts straight for it with a certain amount of gusto. A tangy, fruity and dry sparkling blond ale with notes of tangerine and grapefruit, with a refreshing acidity and useful enough alcohol content. Wish I had drunk more of this when I had the chance. Too busy talking. Enough talk. More drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous (4651) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 3, 2013
750 bottle. Pours with a lambic funk aroma. Yeasty. Lemon. Wine and white grape. Somewhat dry - but not totally. Wow. Damn good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2013
On tap at Churchkey. Tart and fruit. Mild acid in the nose. Certainly wild. Some lemon, straw, pineapple, mango, an guava. Guava juice in the finish.

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