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Prairie Puncheon - Prairie Artisan Ales

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very good

443 Ratings
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Ratings: 443
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.85%
Wants: 14
Gots: 72 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

svensaison, Aug 15, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +6.1%

Josbor11, Aug 12, 2014
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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.

emerge077, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

JimmyFlatRock, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

Kurmaraja, Aug 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

briandaube, Aug 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

jzlyo, Aug 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

paresis, Aug 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

csustar001, Aug 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Spike-likes-beer, Aug 06, 2014
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3.63/5  rDev -8.3%

Quite a pale straw colour; pretty decently cloudy. Head is thin, cloudy, just a rim of lace. OK I guess.

Smells organic, fairly Bretty and funkadelic. Decent oak aroma, French and buttery, with a touch of lemon and packham pear. Not bad.

Taste is funky, actually fairly bitter. Lots of horse blankety funk, with hints of oak, chartreuse, touch of tobacco, lemon and even honey. Mostly a slightly rubber funk though, and clean on the back enough to be enjoyed.

Bit sharp on the mid, dries up quite a lot on the back. Not too bad.

Funky, organic-tasting beer. Nothing too exciting, but well put together.

laituegonflable, Aug 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

jrenihan, Aug 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

CrazyLarry, Aug 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

dangelop, Aug 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Wtfrangel, Aug 02, 2014
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

SPLITGRIN, Aug 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

fehrminator, Aug 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1%

Elicoleman, Aug 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

JoeSatran, Jul 31, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -30.6%

f_raud, Jul 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

wesley14, Jul 31, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

BeerBuddy2122, Jul 30, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev +1.8%

A-Puncheon pours a cloudy, nearly opaque honey color. The head surprisingly is fairly tame, despite a strong tilt.

S-Aroma is pretty exceptional. Funky and tart. Almost Gueuze-like. Musty and lemony. Not picking up much of the oak but that's about the only negative.

T-Not as tart or sour as the nose would lead you to believe; it has a bit of both but the nose is more intense in this aspect. Fruitier and hoppier than the aroma. Lemons and unripe pears. Straw and hay. Bretty fruit flavor. Just a lick of oak on the finish. Dry finish as well.

M-Medium carbonation, medium body. Relatively refreshing. Alcohol is somewhat evident.

O-I enjoyed the nose more than the flavor and I was not in love with the big price tag. Otherwise, it was very solid. Hoping to try more Prairie offerings in the future.

VelvetExtract, Jul 29, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

JohnParadee, Jul 29, 2014
Prairie Puncheon from Prairie Artisan Ales
89 out of 100 based on 443 ratings.