RATINGS: 385   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.87/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Funky Gold Mosaic is a dry-hopped sour ale. We took Prairie Gold and dry-hopped it with a huge amount of Mosaic hops. The end results are tropical, sour, and an all around new beer drinking experience! This beer is great fresh, but will continue to develop as the wild yeast continues to work in the beer.

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3.7
alexsdad06 (10965) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2017 500 ml bottle shared by Tmoney99 I think (from notes). Pours a hazy golden color with a small off white head. The aroma has a mix of tart fruit, citrus and tropical notes, acidic character with some dank, earthy hops. The flavor has an interesting blend of tart, acidic citrus and tropical fruit, dank, earthy hops. I always get more earthy character from Mosaic than most other people.

3.7
CacheManyHose (772) - HONG KONG - NOV 11, 2017
Draught (part of a Prairie Platter) at TAP in Mong Kok. Pours a hazy green-gold orange w a small fizzy white head. Slightly dull-looking. Smell is tonnes of citrus sourness and funky barnyard yeast, white wine, lemon, green grapes. Taste is less funky and more hop-forward, bright lemon and citrus peel, light to moderate woody hop, drier slightly sweet white wine finish. Body is bright, funky, sour, thin to medium. Good! Appearance and palate could be better, but otherwise a sour ale w lots of funkiness and flavour. Good amount of hoppiness, though not immediately obvious to me that it's Mosaic (which I generally love).

3.7
HKdIPA (854) - HONG KONG - NOV 11, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2017 Tap at TAP on Prairie Artisan launch. Hazy slightly dull goldenrod pour with dissipating fine white head. Aroma is tart apple juice with some slightly piney bitterness and sour funk underneath. Taste is sour and juicy - apple, funk, super dry tart finish, like a Pinot Grigio. Lasting tartness. Light palate. Bit watery but okay. Very well executed sour ale with a hint of funk. Mosaic happiness not as noticeable as I hoped.

3.7
ametras (1751) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2017 500ml bottle. Cloudy yellow with a foamy white head. Flavors are pineapple, passion fruit and lemon zest with herbal and sugary notes. Medium body, soft to moderate carbonation, smooth texture.

2.6
chinchill (5345) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 23, 2017
From a bottle at the 2017 Decatur Beer Festival.
Hazy pale golden body with a fine white head.
Moderately tart and moderately strong flavor for style.
Lively carbonation.
Funny and a bit musty with prominent Brett -- not my style but not too bad.

3.4
jgb9348 (6519) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2017
Super hazy golden coloured body with a nice, robust four centimetre tall off-white head. Aroma of pale malt, biscuits, light yeast, some wort, a hint of funk from the brett and yeast strain and a dose of floral and grassy hops - nice and robust throughout the nose. Light-bodied; Strong effervescence; Pungent malt and grassy flavours at first with a big dose of grain, yeast, hay, flowers and more dry notes, but the hops finally show through at the end, as does some of the sour or funky kick (sour might be too far with this one). Aftertaste is very dry and incredibly floral with some hop notes and mellow tart notes the only things that deviate from the grass/hay dryness in the palate. Overall, a good beer and respectable throughout, but there is nothing here that makes this great or worth going out of your way to find, nor spend this kind of money on. Also, this should be categorised as a Saison and definitely not a wild/sour. Good to try, but probably not so much, when I look at how much I spent for this one. I sampled this 50 cL bottle purchased from Spec's Liqour in Dallas, Texas on 01-September-2015 for US$9,99 sampled at home in Washington a bit more than two years later on 20-October-2017.

4.3
MartinT (10102) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 5, 2017
My Bottom Line:

White pepper is sprinkled onto a bounty of juicy tropical fruit in this otherwise and dry and prickly creation.



Further Personal Perceptions:

-A sheet of foam slowly dissipates into the misty pale gold.

-Mild acidity garnishes the fruity finish.

-Drinkability is high.

-Tropical fruit flavors are reminiscent of passionfruit, pineapple, starfruit, etc.



Bottle.


4.1
Lonick (2537) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 31, 2017
Bottle @home (rating backlog). Pours yellow, hazy, very slight white head. Nose is pineapple, grapefruit, passion-fruit. Taste is grapefruit, mango, big pineapple, its juicy its like a fruit salad.

3.7
oobawa (1804) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 16, 2017
Not quite as blown away by Funky Gold Mosaic as others, partly because I’m not finding a huge depth of flavor beyond the tartness and funk, partly because I’m going through a phase where I’m bored with sours in general. Still, it’s drinkable as all hell, citric tartness meshing with a mild cracker malt base and some growing barnyard notes on the back end. Mosaics add mild vegetal, tropical and berry hints on the finish, and there’s a floral bitterness that just barely peeks through the sour curtain. Gets better as it warms, but I’m still not totally in love. Massive tart aroma reeking of funk and citrus. Texture’s spot-on, boisterous and sparkly. Probably too low in my score, but I’m just not feeling this pint right now. Oh well.

4.2
jjgmd (2273) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2017
Bomber, pours a lemon colored pour with an ephemeral white head. Nos is deep sweet tropical fruit with softer resin and pine. Taste is bittersweet citrus with mild tartness ....packed with flavor. Finishes on the same bittersweet tropical notes.....stunning ale. Quaff Score 8 / 10.......9-3-8-4-18


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