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Prairie Puncheon - Prairie Artisan Ales

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BA SCORE
89
very good

357 Ratings
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Ratings: 357
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 13
Gots: 71 | FT: 11
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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hops202

District of Columbia

3.41/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into spiegelau glass

A - Hazy lemon yellow

S - lots of lemon citrus and yeast

T - lots of Belgian yeast and citrus sweetness - not getting any sort of barrel notes here

M - meh

O - not impressed at all with this. Prairie has some good beers, but I find this one to be way overvalued and lacking the barrel flavor that is promised.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2014 23:12:03 | More by hops202
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MNishCT77

District of Columbia

3.74/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16.9 oz. bottle purchased at Sunset Corners in Miami, FL, unknown bottling date, drank over 30 minutes out of a hotel-style tumbler

A: 3/3 - straw yellow coloration, murky (cannot read or see through), initial eggshell white head settles into a retained glass lacing with some carb islands, low-to-moderate carbonation for style

S: 8/12 - bright lemon and lime aroma hits immediately, some residual wheat and maybe a hint of alcohol?

T: 14/20 - on the front of the tongue, there's a lemon tartness that pops the taste buds and gives way to some other fruit character - lime, passionfruit and maybe even some kiwi; there is a wheat malt presence, some mild alcohol and a slight sweetness but generally dry, especially on the finish; the major flaw from advertised is that I get no oak-barrel character at all here

M: 4/5 - light bodied with high drinkability; moderate carbonation but maybe slightly less than I would like for style

O: 7/10 - quavering between a 7-8 but found it underwhelming with all the Prairie hype; the lack of barrel notes also struck me as false advertising; also not worth the ~$13 pint

TOTAL - 36/50

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2014 03:59:25 | More by MNishCT77
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reebtaerG

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured bottle with no date into Lost Abbey Teku

A-Pours opaque yellow gold with a fizzy white head. Spotty lacing.

S-Smells like yeast, sweet dough, and tart citrus fruit.

T-Tastes like yeast, nicely balanced with dry citrus, some sweet dough, and a bit of floral herbs. Delicious.

M-Mouthfeel has a light body and low/medium carbonation. Smells like yeast, cheese, sweet dough, and tart citrus fruit.

O-Overall pretty enjoyable beer thou it was $13 I wouldn't pay that again.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2014 11:49:36 | More by reebtaerG
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tykechandler

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1%

06-19-2014 03:48:37 | More by tykechandler
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DNA_craft

California

4/5  rDev +1%

06-18-2014 13:42:59 | More by DNA_craft
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TheCuriograph

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

06-18-2014 01:06:52 | More by TheCuriograph
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

06-17-2014 19:43:43 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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Azeotrope

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

06-17-2014 03:23:27 | More by Azeotrope
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fordyrock

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

06-17-2014 01:38:43 | More by fordyrock
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MattGrimley

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

06-16-2014 21:33:25 | More by MattGrimley
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nicolers1

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

06-16-2014 20:17:52 | More by nicolers1
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fpreh1957

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

06-15-2014 21:45:02 | More by fpreh1957
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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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DLSheidy

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

06-14-2014 22:43:33 | More by DLSheidy
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efrank

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

06-14-2014 02:37:24 | More by efrank
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CharlatanSin

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

06-14-2014 01:37:05 | More by CharlatanSin
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KornWallace

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

06-14-2014 01:11:07 | More by KornWallace
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I was excited to see this on the shelf in PA, couldnt pass it up despite the salty $15 per 500ml. Poured into a tulip, the brew appears a clear pale golden yellow color with white pillowy topping a finger strong that fades leaving a full wall of lace.

The aroma includes notes of lemon citrus zest almost like lime and a faint clove and pepper spiciness. Some tangy vinous aspect appear as it breathes. This is grassy and herbal with some neutral oak.

The taste has dry wheat and pepper/clove spice. Lemongrass leaning towards notes of coriander faintly before a bit of warming alcohol and dry neutral oakiness breaks things up. Towards the finish, it again shifts the profile slightly towards vinous.

This is a medium bodied brew with modest carbonation. It is crisp, complex and super easy drinking. I would buy this again, I would buy a lot of this if the price was more reasonable. The only thing strange about it is how everything plays together nice and then all of a sudden, the alcohol gets amped out of nowhere.

Serving type: bottle

06-12-2014 19:17:22 | More by stakem
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ArchEnemyBrew

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

06-12-2014 18:00:20 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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ThreeLions

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500ml poured into my Treehouse tulip. 8.5% abv

A: Pours a nice yellow golden sun color with a one finger head and good carbonation. Slight haze, good appearance. Swirled around in the glass which left nice lacing, good look. After pouring the rest of the bottle after reviewing for 15 minutes the fading head left wonderful legs.

S: Great smell off the bat. Light pepper, funk and a hint of tropical fruit in the background. Excited to take a sip. The peppery smell belies the pleasant fruity, tart, slightly funky taste to follow.

T: Mmmm, ooh. Mouth watering flavor. Fruity like the tropics. Hard to really pinpoint the flavors here. Not exactly getting any notes from the barrel but the flavor is exceptional. Juicy, creamy, light tart, possible pepper/spicy esters from the yeast. The more of this I drink the better it gets. Good combination of spice and fruit.

M: Creamy, delicious. Light alcohol warmth. Extremely pleasant on the tongue and in the cheeks.

O: I thoroughly enjoy this beer. This is very drinkable without feeling thin. The barrel is unnoticeable which is unfortunate but everything comes together nicely. I wouldn't say that this is perfectly balanced. The spicy notes and the fruity notes are far from harmonious or complimentary but they do work together. The tropical flavors with slight tart are what really sell me on this beer. I'm happy to have found one and would definitely drink again gladly.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2014 20:29:06 | More by ThreeLions
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kingjohnh

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

06-11-2014 17:17:29 | More by kingjohnh
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DrewLikesBeer

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

06-11-2014 15:51:28 | More by DrewLikesBeer
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vonnegut21

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

06-11-2014 15:09:54 | More by vonnegut21
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stevec32

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

06-11-2014 04:08:28 | More by stevec32
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BGsWo22

New York

4/5  rDev +1%

06-11-2014 01:37:56 | More by BGsWo22
Prairie Puncheon from Prairie Artisan Ales
89 out of 100 based on 357 ratings.