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Prunus - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 8.76%
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:
Beer added by: JoEBoBpr on 05-19-2012

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.
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

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3.35/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

Photo of birchstick
3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - pours a clear pale, straw yellow with a white rim of a head around the glass

S - nose is some cherries (was hoping for more), some spices

T - taste starts off with some sweet cherries, but these are pushed aside by a lot of cereal malts and some citrus flavor. A little bit of spices come in with a hint of rind. Finish is relatively clean.

M - full bodied with good carbonation.

D - overall, this is a pretty good saison. The cherries are pretty subtle for the amount of advertising done for the cherries in the description and cover art. Overall, worth a shot but maybe not worth shelling out the cash for again.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hooliganlife
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Florida9
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Vonerichs
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of JoEBoBpr
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Chimay goblet from a growler filed about 30 minutes ago.

Pours a very nice hazy slighty pink golden color. Looks almost liek freshly squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice. Thin white head forms that recedes quickly to a nice thin ring aroudn teh glass.

Fresh citrusy aromas. Yummy fruit juice with slight cherry notes and some nice lemony zest. Nice spice notes and slight phenols can be perceived. Slight coriander notes are perceveid with some slight grassy and citrus hop babcked notes.

Flavors starts off with some sharp citrus notes. Very refreshing slightly hopy and grassy. Nice slight phenols and yeast notes mixed in with some good spice. Slight cloves and nice fruit juice sweetness. Delicious spice notes and some slight funk notes. Very dry and citrus finish. There is a nice fruit juice notes with some slight cherry tartness on the back end but mostly a good and balanced sugary sweetness. Very refreshing.

Good saison. I enjoy it because its sweet refreshing but there is a slight tart edge from the cherries and a nice grassy hop finish.

Photo of rodkin
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

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3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Prunus from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.