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Prairie Puncheon - Prairie Artisan Ales

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Ratings: 513
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.6%
Wants: 17
Gots: 76 | FT: 13
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Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BierGartenok on 08-07-2013

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.
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Ratings: 513 | Reviews: 63
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3.61/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip glass.

Real nice classic opaque body, deep buttery dark yellow and orb glowing. Nice middle rising carbonation of finer yellow bubbles in the middle as well. Head is creamy white, only about two fingers and settles very quickly to a thin puck.

Solid nose, if a little clean and wet. Mild brett sensations, a little bit of floral notes and some mild pepper. Has a little bit of tart lemon juice behind it also.

On first sip, there's a sense of noticeable carbonation but we and cola like flatness. Some of the fruit aromas translate on the tongue a bit, much of it citrus lemon and the like. Finishes easily and clean but very quick with little aftertaste. There's some wet pepper, kool aid watery fruit, and some brett but not much that's really lasting.

It has the reminder of much of the enjoyable saisons the Prairie makes, but feels a bit subdued and wet. Still a decent beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Has a hay straw and golden colored body with a white one finger head.

S - Funky nose with hints of tart lemon, oak and juicy sweet fruits.

T - Acidic lemon/orange profile, white wine busts through and it has a oak wood finish.

M - Light bodied and medium carbonation. Dry finish and tannic/acidic too.

O - Enjoyable and has enough twists & turns in the beer to make it an interesting drink.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16.9 oz bottle into a Yankees pint glass (go Yanks!)

A - Pours a crystal clear pale yellow with one finger of bubbly white head when poured carefully. Obviously much more haze if the sediment is mixed up with it. Retention is only a couple minutes, but lots of carbonation bubbling up continuously.

S - Very mellow nose. Slightly bready with a little bit of citrus.

T - Full of sweet citrus up front giving way to some maltiness and bread-like flavor. Finish is distinctly tart.

M - Full bodied and then finishes nice and dry. I'm glad it's a big bottle, because my palette is left wanting more after every sip.

O - Some farmhouse ales can be overly yeasty or spicy, but this one is a nice balance of fruity sweetness, malt character, and tartness.

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Prairie Puncheon from Prairie Artisan Ales
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