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Prunus - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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Prunus
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87
very good

44 Ratings
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Ratings: 44
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 8.72%
Wants: 4
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
4 Hands Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
The name Prunus originates from the genus of the cherry tree. Prunus is our spring and summer saison brewed with sour cherries. Prunus pours rose in color with aromas of cherry, vanilla, and spice. A perfect compliment to back yard lounging and seasonal fare.

(Beer added by: JoEBoBpr on 05-19-2012)
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Reviews by Florida9:
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Florida9

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -5.6%

A: Light tea color. Forms about a finger or so of very, very light pink colored head that reduces fairly quickly to just a hint of surface coating. Light lacing.

S: Nice cherry aroma mixed with a bit of yeast and yeasty spice.

T: The flavor is mostly cherry, but it's a dry, unsweet, fermented cherry flavor. Not exactly tart cherry - just not very sweet cherry. Then the saison flavors come into play. Yeasty spice, pepper, lemon rind.

M: Lighter bodied. Easy carbonation. Very mild bitterness. Dry mouthfeel.

O: I saw this one listed as one of Draft Magazines top beers of the year, so I was excited to give it a try. Unfortunately, this beer misses the mark. As much as I love Saisons, the addition of cherry really didn't do much for me, as the cherry really didn't come across as very "cherry-like" while the Saison qualities are overshadowed.

11-16-2012 00:55:52 | More by Florida9
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jono0101

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

05-18-2013 15:45:59 | More by jono0101
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-05-2012 19:10:25 | More by jaminjohnson
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ehammond1


3.35/5  rDev -14.1%

Bottle (2013)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, FTowne!

Slightly hazed golden with a very small white head. Not a lot of visible carbonation, especially for the style. Small dots left down the glass.

Mild aroma of saison yeast with just a hint of straw, dried grass, and very mild cherry, if I search for it.

As with the aroma, the flavors are all nice, but quite mild. Saison yeast, dried grasses and hay, and just a hint of fruit. Nothing off, but a fairly boring take on a fruited saison with Brett.

Thin-medium bodied with low carbonation.

Very drinkable beer on a scorching hot day, but relatively boring, all things considered. Perhaps I should have sat on this one for a while and let the Brett do some more work. Regardless, it's tasty in this heat.

09-06-2013 00:37:57 | More by ehammond1
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Dinkel

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-24-2013 02:47:35 | More by Dinkel
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sgttibbs

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

08-26-2013 12:23:27 | More by sgttibbs
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-17-2013 00:20:51 | More by Gonzoillini
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hooliganlife

Missouri

3.68/5  rDev -5.6%

pours a slightly reddish golden orange. light head, quickly dissipates. light ring around the glass.

light cherry with a more dominating funky yeast and malt.

very funky, almost a sharp wet fresh funk, wet hay, fresh grass. cherry is very faint, wish there was more.

mild carbonation, light mouthfeel.

not bad but a little too funky with a very faint cherry. it adds some element but needs more, much more.

06-16-2012 18:54:03 | More by hooliganlife
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Vonerichs

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -1.3%

Review from notes. On tap at 4 hands.

Slightly hazed straw colored body with a light pinkish hue. The head was thin but tall.

Smells like grass, phenols, and a little clove. The cherry is not perceptible.

It has a little funk and banana up front, then grass. Tart cherry only shows up in the finish and its faint.

Mouthfeel is a little thin but carbonated well.

I liked this but was hoping the cherries popped a little more.

11-09-2012 01:27:49 | More by Vonerichs
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jlee185

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-12-2013 01:18:24 | More by jlee185
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freduardo

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-26-2013 17:46:48 | More by freduardo
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oline73

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

09-12-2013 04:44:51 | More by oline73
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leprechaunandfatman

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

08-29-2013 20:44:08 | More by leprechaunandfatman
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Biff_Tannen

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +9%

03-24-2014 00:33:14 | More by Biff_Tannen
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rodkin

New York

3.98/5  rDev +2.1%

Looks good, a little watery maybe, slightly thin and very light. Decent small little head.

Smell is strong cherry, nice earthy aroma, kind of lightly spiced. Pretty pleasant.

Taste follows the nose. Cherry, earthiness, spice, yeast, a hint of hops. The cherry is lightly tart, which I like a lot. Really nicely balanced. Slightly crisp bitterness going down.

Mouthfeel was good, not too thin. Good carbonation, went down nicely.

Overall another solid offering from 4 Hands. I liked this more than the pyrus, but less than the prussia. Excited to see what they do next!

06-23-2012 21:06:12 | More by rodkin
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Missouri

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-16-2013 21:46:55 | More by Monkeyknife
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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-08-2013 13:22:09 | More by creepinjeeper
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zeff80

Missouri

3.98/5  rDev +2.1%

Tap at 44 Stone - Columbia, MO

A - Poured a cloudy, golden orange color with a small, white head of bubbly foam. It had nice retention and left thing trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled fairly yeasty and spicy with notes of cherry.

T- Cherry flavor comes through with some tartness. Nice spicy saison-like flavors. Good yeasty bite.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a pretty good saison. I like what I've had from 4 Hands so far.

06-16-2012 20:32:37 | More by zeff80
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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Missouri

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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California

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Prunus from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.