Prairie Flare

Posted: June 7, 2016 in Gose, Prairie Artisan Ales, Reviews

When I was a kid, my parents used to take me to the movies once a month or so. I knew going to the movies meant dinner at TGI Fridays, which for me, was always Jack Daniels chicken strips and the wait staff always had lots of pins on their uniform, known as “flair,” thus the label on the bottle.

flare

ABV: 5.4%

Style: Gose

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “First up, Prairie Flare! Flare (yes, that’s how we are spelling it) is our gose that we have added citrus fruit to. This beer is slightly tart, a little salty, and has a nice balance from the fruit and spices. look for this in beer in 16.9oz bottles and on tap at your favorite pubs!”

Random: This was released in October of 2015.

The beer poured with a two finger, pillowy white head. The head went away slowly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a clear, light yellow with high carbonation visible. The nose had some tartness and citrus segments with seawater for good measure. The taste wasn’t as tart as the nose would have indicated, but the citrus was pronounced. Specifically, clementines came out. There was sea salt right behind it to complement the citrus. At the end, there was a sourdough bread note. The body was light and crisp, filled with bubbles. It had a quick finish with sea salt that made me keep going back for another sip. A bottle of this was $12.99, which was $.77 per ounce. This beer was one of the best goses I’ve ever had. It was insanely drinkable and had lots of flavor. The only complaint here? That I don’t have another bottle…

Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0

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