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Prunus - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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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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spycow

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-17-2013 05:25:04 | More by spycow
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zeff80

Missouri

3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Colorado

4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

an excellent saison. this pours a typically hazy bright golden color with a nearly 2 inch foamy bone white head. smells a bit like sour cherries, but that is well behind the yeast, which is very farmy in smell. lots of straw and hay smells, a bit of funk, and then some spice as well. flavor is also dominated by the yeast, as a good saison should be. the cherry flavor only comes in at the very end to make the finish tart and dry. perfect. usually the fruit gets in the way, but in this its so far back its just the ideal compliment. mouthfeel is outstanding, light and drinkable, with effervescent carbonation and a lovely dry finish leaving you wanting another tulip. 4 hands has got some cool stuff happening, and this fruity saison series is a real winner.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2012 17:29:52 | More by StonedTrippin
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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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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9%

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

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-16-2012 16:44:43 | More by xnicknj
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mhaugo

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-27-2013 05:05:32 | More by mhaugo
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap, served in a tulip

Pours a golden orange with a pink colored hue and a frothy white cap. The head falls slowly to form a thin layer over the liquid. Some spider web lacing.

The aroma is of sour cherries, spice, and some lemon zest. Slightly phenolic with grassy hop undertones. The cherries are the focal point with everything else taking a back seat.

Clean malt with a touch of earthy funk and spice up front before a wave of sour cherry juice. Lemons and grassy hops intertwine nicely. The finish is clean, with sour cherries and mild spice. A touch of sugar sweetness at the very end to balance out the tart nature of the cherries.

Light body, hefty in spots, with strong carbonation. The feel is really on point. Refreshing.

This is a damn fine summer saison. Clean and refreshing, well-crafted with a nice tart kick that never truly dominates, keeping this guy firm in the high drinkability category.

Serving type: on-tap

06-10-2012 16:05:57 | More by ColForbinBC
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ehammond1


3.35/5  rDev -14.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2013 00:37:57 | More by ehammond1
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Florida9

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Colorado

3.4/5  rDev -12.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2012 02:36:24 | More by birchstick
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ the brewery

The beer pours a dull copper color with a fluffy bleach white head that fades into a thin halo, mild lacing. No sediment, unsure about bottles though. The nose presents a peppery, fruity yeast upfront with a bit of sweet malt and tart cherry mixed in. The beer drinks with yeast and malt upfront followed by a slightly tart, dry cherry finish and an acidity that holds on for a few seconds following each sip. The mouthfeel is effervescent, relatively sweet, slightly tart&fruity, and has a great yeast presence. I'm happy with the beer and think it's a drinkable fruit saison that presents the cherry without becoming overwhelming.

Serving type: on-tap

07-20-2013 18:24:45 | More by ThePorterSorter
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

4/5  rDev +2.6%

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

Missouri

3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Serving type: growler

05-19-2012 18:42:29 | More by JoEBoBpr
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hooliganlife

Missouri

3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

08-18-2012 04:48:16 | More by polishkaz
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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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Vonerichs

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +2.6%

10-20-2013 17:11:14 | More by Soneast
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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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tdmccarthy

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-30-2012 01:59:27 | More by tdmccarthy
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IpeeA

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-17-2013 19:12:10 | More by IpeeA
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FreshZ

Missouri

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-27-2013 16:26:58 | More by FreshZ
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thufflife

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

06-19-2014 18:37:13 | More by thufflife
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Prunus from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 44 ratings.