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Prairie Artisan Ales
Oklahoma, United States

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

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.

Added by BierGartenok on 08-07-2013

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Prairie Puncheon from Prairie Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 533 ratings
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