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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.75   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


gururyan's rating

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
gururyan (665) - 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 I’m suckin’ on those Warhead sour candies.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TH28 (264) - - AUG 31, 2015
500ml bottle. Appearance: Hazy light golden with a minimal white foam head. Aroma: Lemon and orange, with a distinct brett funk. Hint of lactic acid. Taste: Light malt sweetness and citrus, quickly turning to a sharp, puckering sourness, and citrus peel on the swallow. Mouthfeel: Light body and moderately high carbonation. Finish: Finishes dry with a lingering citrus peel and a hint of brett funk. Overall: A nice, light, and most importantly balanced wild ale with multiple layers of flavors. Not one dimensionally sour. Very refreshing. Brett character is strong in the aroma, while the taste profile is more lacto forward.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olio (7941) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
50 cl bottle @ hotel room, Los Angeles.
Pours hazy golden color with a large white head. Funky lemon aroma, wooden notes, some white wine and grapefruits. Grapefruit flavor, citrus, some herbal tones, yeast notes and spices. Sour and complex. Quite nice, better than I expected.
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (7481) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
500 ml bottle. Enjoyed at Los Angeles, CA. Pours a fresh citrusy notes, fresh herbs and white grapes. Flavour of crisp citrusy bitterness, bright tartness, white grapes, mild sweetness and complex yeastiness. Medium bodied. Bright and refreshing. Very authentic lambic-like tartness here.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
laiti (7627) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
50 cl bottle @ hotel room, Los Angeles. Aroma is tart with lemon and grapefruit. Also some earthy tones. Flavour has grapefruit, earthy tones, some lemon and white wine. A bit too fizzy palate. This one has some Cantillon gueuze in it. Interesting stuff, perhaps a bit too acidic for me.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (5102) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 27, 2015
500ml bottle

Pours orange with a foamy head. Aroma of funky yeast, bretta, fruits, citrus, vinous fruits and tartness. Taste is tart, funky and vinous with some bretta, grape, yeast, citrus and ripe fruits. Finish is tart, funky and yeasty with some hints of sourness, grape, bretta and vinous notes. Interesting. Almost like a white wine.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 19, 2015
My Bottom Line:
Lactic notes are found under crumbler-like cereal flavors, whilst citrus fruit ride tiny, prickly bubbles to a finish where pear skins and tartness coincide.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A rapidly fleeting head of foam disappears into the murky beige.
-Bottle conditioning misses the mark in this one. The mouthfeel is far from ’champagne-like’, as the label states.
-This is rather quenching and Berliner Weisse-like, but at 7% is doesn’t offer much more than other brews of the same ilk which are half as strong.
-The aroma and flavor profile are quite engaging, especially in sweltering heat.
-The finish is tart but not really ’sour’, as stated by the label.

Bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbruner (2985) - Athens, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Pours a cloudy gold from the gushing bottle with big white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of brett funk, soft Belgian esters, and slight fruitiness. Taste is more assertive, nice brett funk, slight lactic acidity, good lemon and peach fruit notes. Good carbonation, nice clean mouth, good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (4071) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2015
Bottle shared by Dad, hazy straw gold with huge white head and active carbonation. Notes were pepper, spice, lemons, grass, and other random florals. Balanced well.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drdisque (655) - Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2015
On tap at Binny’s Lincoln Park tasting room. Rich creamy but bright and slightly sour. Really good mix of styles. Very tasty. Quaffable and tart but not overwhelming. Really nice well crafted beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jow (2751) - New York, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle at home Prairie has now made it to my grocer. Fine golden pour. Nose is peppery and citrus sour. Tastes of pepper, funky lemon, white wine grapes, earth, some pear. Fine brew


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