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Prairie Puncheon - Prairie Artisan Ales

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very good

447 Ratings
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Ratings: 447
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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.78/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

UCLABrewN84, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of dbarny76
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

dbarny76, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of IndyDad
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

IndyDad, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of lurpy1
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

lurpy1, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of Reappropriated
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Reappropriated, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of ToddHolder
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

ToddHolder, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of MarcWP
4.2/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Bottle into belgian tulip.

Pours a lemon rind yellow, super hazy unfiltered, with big billowy eggshell head that lingers gloriously.

Aroma is succulent. Lots of citrus but mainly fresh lemon, a pinch of pineapple, nice farmhouse (brett) yeast giving off good mustiness, white wine, chewy vanillin oak tannins, crisp Fuji apple, and a touch of earthy spiciness.

On the palate you get lemon peel, some peach, watered down white grape juice, a little sweet malt character, and earthy/musty yeast character. A notch lighter than what I expected off the nose. You get the oak tannins which lend a nice depth to the beer when otherwise it may have turned a bit monotonous.

The mouthfeel is very good but not great. Seems to be lacking a bit of body which turns down the flavor presence a bit. I feel as if it had more body my taste rating would have jumped a notch or two.

Overall a very tasty and well crafted brew. This beer seems to have the potential for greatness but falls short. Just needs to be a bit more integrated in some way. More malt character? But besides that criticism I can say I fully enjoyed the beer and it's an excellent offering to the farmhouse category. I'll say it again, too much attention to the Prairie stouts not enough to the Saisons. It's really where they excel.

MarcWP, Mar 04, 2014
Photo of Taperwookie
4/5  rDev +1%

Taperwookie, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of chucknasty
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

chucknasty, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of Modernrickk
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Modernrickk, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of kcwyckoff
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

kcwyckoff, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of random846
4/5  rDev +1%

random846, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of griffeyb
4/5  rDev +1%

griffeyb, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of Franziskaner
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy yellow golden colored. A half inch thick off white head with vibrant carbonation bubbles within the beer. Brussels lacing. Aromas of pineapple, mango and a bit of funk waft out of my glass. The taste of peppery saison yeast is on the front of the palate. It is followed quickly by a gentle touch of the earthy rye. The rye lingers in the aftertaste along with the pineapple and mango notes. The carbonation on this beer is moderate and the mouth is pretty crisp and dry.

Franziskaner, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of jlindros
4.29/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

jlindros, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of jlee185
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

jlee185, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of Rollzroyce21
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

Rollzroyce21, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.44/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a cloudy, monochromatic caramel color with a wickedly fluffy white head that grabs desperately for the glass throughout drinking. The nose is ripe and citrusy, with more lemon than oranges, and notes of white grape, but this is definitely not syrupy sweet as it has a certain mouthwatering tartness in the nose that I've rarely experienced. The taste is equally bright and citrusy with heavy handed hay and grains, a honey-like sweetness, zesty citrus, and yeast in the finish. The mouthfeel is light bodied and well attenuated, effervescent, promoting grain and citrus in the middle, but has a semi-dry, lingering yeastiness that makes for a pleasant aftertaste. This beer is seriously classy as hell and absolutely meets my expectations for the style.

ThePorterSorter, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of rudzud
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Split with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a crystal clear hue with some thin half finger head that left thin blanket.

S - Aromas of loads of brett, peaches, tangerine, fruity goodness.

T - Taste is nicely brett, peaches, tangerine, tasty fruit. Really bright.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely carbonated, super drinkable.

O - Overall this beer was a nice balanced fruit and brett. Super tasty.

rudzud, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of Brown1647
4/5  rDev +1%

Brown1647, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of Bamwaterski
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Bamwaterski, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of TBarJr
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

TBarJr, Feb 16, 2014
Photo of Adkins1203
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

Adkins1203, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of zerocrane
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

zerocrane, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of thebigredone
4/5  rDev +1%

thebigredone, Feb 08, 2014
Prairie Puncheon from Prairie Artisan Ales
89 out of 100 based on 447 ratings.