Prunus | 4 Hands Brewing Co.

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4 Hands Brewing Co.
Missouri, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
The name Prunus originates from the genus of the cherry tree. Prunus is our spring and summer saison brewed with sour cherries. Prunus pours rose in color with aromas of cherry, vanilla, and spice. A perfect compliment to back yard lounging and seasonal fare.

Added by JoEBoBpr on 05-19-2012

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap, served in a tulip

Pours a golden orange with a pink colored hue and a frothy white cap. The head falls slowly to form a thin layer over the liquid. Some spider web lacing.

The aroma is of sour cherries, spice, and some lemon zest. Slightly phenolic with grassy hop undertones. The cherries are the focal point with everything else taking a back seat.

Clean malt with a touch of earthy funk and spice up front before a wave of sour cherry juice. Lemons and grassy hops intertwine nicely. The finish is clean, with sour cherries and mild spice. A touch of sugar sweetness at the very end to balance out the tart nature of the cherries.

Light body, hefty in spots, with strong carbonation. The feel is really on point. Refreshing.

This is a damn fine summer saison. Clean and refreshing, well-crafted with a nice tart kick that never truly dominates, keeping this guy firm in the high drinkability category.

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4.05/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

an excellent saison. this pours a typically hazy bright golden color with a nearly 2 inch foamy bone white head. smells a bit like sour cherries, but that is well behind the yeast, which is very farmy in smell. lots of straw and hay smells, a bit of funk, and then some spice as well. flavor is also dominated by the yeast, as a good saison should be. the cherry flavor only comes in at the very end to make the finish tart and dry. perfect. usually the fruit gets in the way, but in this its so far back its just the ideal compliment. mouthfeel is outstanding, light and drinkable, with effervescent carbonation and a lovely dry finish leaving you wanting another tulip. 4 hands has got some cool stuff happening, and this fruity saison series is a real winner.

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3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ the brewery

The beer pours a dull copper color with a fluffy bleach white head that fades into a thin halo, mild lacing. No sediment, unsure about bottles though. The nose presents a peppery, fruity yeast upfront with a bit of sweet malt and tart cherry mixed in. The beer drinks with yeast and malt upfront followed by a slightly tart, dry cherry finish and an acidity that holds on for a few seconds following each sip. The mouthfeel is effervescent, relatively sweet, slightly tart&fruity, and has a great yeast presence. I'm happy with the beer and think it's a drinkable fruit saison that presents the cherry without becoming overwhelming.

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3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks good, a little watery maybe, slightly thin and very light. Decent small little head.

Smell is strong cherry, nice earthy aroma, kind of lightly spiced. Pretty pleasant.

Taste follows the nose. Cherry, earthiness, spice, yeast, a hint of hops. The cherry is lightly tart, which I like a lot. Really nicely balanced. Slightly crisp bitterness going down.

Mouthfeel was good, not too thin. Good carbonation, went down nicely.

Overall another solid offering from 4 Hands. I liked this more than the pyrus, but less than the prussia. Excited to see what they do next!

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3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at 44 Stone - Columbia, MO

A - Poured a cloudy, golden orange color with a small, white head of bubbly foam. It had nice retention and left thing trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled fairly yeasty and spicy with notes of cherry.

T- Cherry flavor comes through with some tartness. Nice spicy saison-like flavors. Good yeasty bite.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a pretty good saison. I like what I've had from 4 Hands so far.

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3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Chimay goblet from a growler filed about 30 minutes ago.

Pours a very nice hazy slighty pink golden color. Looks almost liek freshly squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice. Thin white head forms that recedes quickly to a nice thin ring aroudn teh glass.

Fresh citrusy aromas. Yummy fruit juice with slight cherry notes and some nice lemony zest. Nice spice notes and slight phenols can be perceived. Slight coriander notes are perceveid with some slight grassy and citrus hop babcked notes.

Flavors starts off with some sharp citrus notes. Very refreshing slightly hopy and grassy. Nice slight phenols and yeast notes mixed in with some good spice. Slight cloves and nice fruit juice sweetness. Delicious spice notes and some slight funk notes. Very dry and citrus finish. There is a nice fruit juice notes with some slight cherry tartness on the back end but mostly a good and balanced sugary sweetness. Very refreshing.

Good saison. I enjoy it because its sweet refreshing but there is a slight tart edge from the cherries and a nice grassy hop finish.

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Prunus from 4 Hands Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 48 ratings