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Prairie Puncheon - Prairie Artisan Ales

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89
very good

428 Ratings
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Ratings: 428
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 14
Gots: 73 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Prairie Artisan Ales visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Puncheon is a farmhouse rye ale fermented in large oak barrels with several different wild bacteria strains. Tropical citrus notes and sourness can be detected with hints of oak.

(Beer added by: BierGartenok on 08-07-2013)
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.78/5  rDev -4.5%

Pours a hazy light yellow-orange with a foamy white head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace slowly drip into the remaining beer on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with malt, fruit, acidic, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour malt, grain, fruit, and wood flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a nice combination of sour and wood qualities.

03-14-2014 04:37:38 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

10-14-2013 16:29:58 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

04-03-2014 19:44:49 | More by Thorpe429
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +1%

06-15-2014 00:38:44 | More by nmann08
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

08-11-2013 17:14:18 | More by acurtis
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.24/5  rDev +7.1%

The brewery who has shown the propensity for churning out world-class Saison after world-class Saison shows no signs of fatigue as Puncheon celebrates all things that can fit within a cask. And by the label, what spills out is quite ubiquitous.

The classic Belgianesque pour delivers a light golden color that resembles canary yellow. Deeply hazy, there's a ton of suspended yeast and wheaty proteins that cloud up the beer. As a billowing cotton white head builds, it recedes slowly to allow strong retention and broken lace at every drink.

Pungent aromas of musty sourness, earthy grain and citrusy spice fills the nose. Where a highly hopped grapefruit scent couples with tangerine, apricot, and lemons a grounded scent of crisp whole wheat, cellar-like must and attic-dried wood provides a mature aroma that's a perfect blend of popular hops and rustic ale profiling.

Its distinct taste is refreshingly acidic at the flavors of lemons, limes, tangerines, mangoes, apricots and white grapes captivate its taste. Backed by a soft wheaty pillow, any sweetness is short lived as it quickly dissolves into the beer's acidity. Its crisp bready start turns spicy with white pepper, wood tannin, and with a hint of sage and cilantro. As the taste concludes, the beer is far from over- a mustier undertone provides waves of earthiness that include sweat, brine, parmesan, shellfish, and saltwater taffee all provided the most earthy and fruity taste that can be imagined.

Mid-light in its weight on the palate, its arid creaminess is attributed to the beer's tightly knit bubbles and its resulting semi-fullness. But as the beer turns to white wine acidity and the carbonation subsides, its feel is light, tart, and powdery-dry. Though oxidated, it seems as though the wood spices outweigh and powdery texture with ease. Finishing dry, tart and feathery, its warmth is understated as its drinkability is highly rewarded.

I absolutely love how this ale bridges the old rustic world of Belgian Sour Ales and newer hop varieties together. Its citrusy juiciness and concluding dryness are both alluring for the palate and refreshing at the same time.

08-28-2013 07:41:34 | More by BEERchitect
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

09-22-2013 03:10:40 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

09-21-2013 17:13:58 | More by Texasfan549
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

10-26-2013 02:28:06 | More by GRG1313
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

09-19-2013 04:36:16 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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emerge077

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -0.3%

Poured into a rinsed tulip glass, there's a compact head of white foam that fades to a skim fairly quickly. Hazy golden orange color. Not much lace to speak of.

Aroma is faint at first but gets more fruity and slightly funky as it warms. Soft lemon pith, minerals, and wet hay.

Tart and lightly fruity, with some light Brett funk in the dry aftertaste. Lightly citric and vaguely tropical. Effervescent and dry. Overall not too different from other Prairie beers, but it's still pretty good.

08-11-2014 18:23:29 | More by emerge077
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largadeer

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

08-24-2013 20:23:04 | More by largadeer
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

01-28-2014 17:55:36 | More by JAHMUR
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev +1%

04-10-2014 16:11:13 | More by SocalKicks
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev +1%

04-17-2014 03:26:22 | More by nickfl
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.43/5  rDev +11.9%

Pours a semi-hazed peach/straw color with much effervescence & pinky of cream colored head. A modicum of head retention & lacing

S: Sourness, wet grass clippings, funk & dirtyness

T: Follows the nose, pears, peaches , some grapefruit & dryness up front. Mustyness, sourness, plus peaches, a touch of strawberry, dryness oakyness & bit of Chardonnay as this warms, more grapefruit & lemon zest too. Finishes dry, musty with peach, white grapes & grapefruit & general barn yard funkyness

MF: Soft, delicate carbonation & light/medium body. Superb balance

Drinks like a dream, could pound this all day in the Oklahoma heat, but probably not advisable. More of a sour to me than a Saison, but these guys have certainly expanded my acceptance of how a style can be expanded or interpreted. Another winner from Prairie, my favorite so far

08-25-2013 05:17:25 | More by russpowell
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.29/5  rDev +8.3%

Thanks to rudzud for sharing.

Mostly clear semi golden light pilsner color, light head and mild lacing.

Nose super Brett c fruit, little Brett funk, mild tropical fruit, peach like almost, little saison grainy malt and hint spices, little floral like Brett and fruity aromas. Very nice Brett.

Taste brings more Brett, lots of it, little funk, more tropical fruits and general fruity flavours, lemony tartness and little sticky flemmy feel. Light tropical fruit like Brett c, mild saison spices and grainy malts. Little bitterness. Finish is dry, mildly bitter, more Brett funk, little spices and fruit.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, nice carb.

Overall quite nice.

02-23-2014 02:34:16 | More by jlindros
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.79/5  rDev -4.3%

so everyone goes crazy for new prairie beers, and most of the time i get it, they make interesting and high quality beers, but some of them, admittedly, are lost on me, its hype preceding excellence, i dont know. elizabeth was one that i liked just fine, but its just another pretty good wild ale. this one is similar, hyped to high heaven because of the brewer, but somewhere in the middle of its peer group. its pale blonde, all wheat from what i can tell, and has a pretty, sudsy, pure white, and lasting head. the nose is simple to me, brett and oak, white wheat malt, ive been down this road. the taste is a bit more distinct, with a lemon rind finish and a bubble bath sort of palate, but it still seems simple to me, which may be to its credit, not its fault, but it seems so similar to others. lacking any real tartness, but it doesnt need it, its a funky wheat beer, and doesnt hide it. the grain is real sturdy and fresh, real stick to your guts for its color, and i like that part the best, but the yeast complex is just not what people make it out to be, its basic, not generic at all, but its nowhere near to the level of what say, jolly pumpkin is doing. very good, not outstanding, but fairly priced.

05-28-2014 03:49:36 | More by StonedTrippin
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.11/5  rDev -21.5%

First had: bottle at FoFA13

Hazy yellowish-straw color, floaties in suspension, capped with a fluffy white head that left a bit of clingy lacing on the glass. Musty aroma that I was actually not digging at all. Very diapery, lesser notes of wet hay and cobwebs. Not sure if I just got the bottom of the barrel pour with this one or what, but I almost had to hold my breath to get close. Really bad. Fortunately the taste was not quite as gnarly. Toasted wheat, slightly tart fruits, pear, citrus, grape skins, grass and hay, musty funk, with some of that diaper from the aroma inevitably getting onto the palate, but not in quite an overbearing or offensive way. Light-medium body, crisp, soft. Drinkable for sure, but that smell wasn't convincing me to come back for more. Yeesh.

08-10-2013 22:02:04 | More by Rifugium
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oline73

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

11-30-2013 22:29:44 | More by oline73
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1%

01-06-2014 19:43:59 | More by mendvicdog
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

08-11-2013 22:50:05 | More by Rochefort10nh
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1%

05-09-2014 03:08:49 | More by XmnwildX12
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1%

12-17-2013 17:29:14 | More by MarkyMOD
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beernads

Florida

4/5  rDev +1%

03-26-2014 19:36:03 | More by beernads
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Prairie Puncheon from Prairie Artisan Ales
89 out of 100 based on 428 ratings.