Prairie Puncheon | Prairie Artisan Ales

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Prairie PuncheonPrairie Puncheon

Brewed by:
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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Ratings: 532 |  Reviews: 66
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of zhanson88
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Puncheon pours a clear straw color with moderate carbonation and 1" of white head. The head has decent retention and minimal lacing. Nice color, head characteristics leave something to be desired.

Smell: A bit of funk up front, but not much. Floral scents, light citrus as well, a bit oaky with hints of wine barrels.

Taste: Bitter citrus rind up front, light funk, tart lemons, floral notes, and a vinous/oaky finish. No particular flavors really take the beer over, but it is quite complex. Well balanced.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Light bodied with prickly carbonation, which seems appropriate. Overall, a subtle yet complex saison that I really enjoyed a lot. Definitely recommend.

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Photo of JamesStreet
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Nathanbolin
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Fcolle2
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of JamLand
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of masterofsparks
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of ThurmondTX
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of Zerrg
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pale golden ale, not quite clear, effervescent bubbles within; couple of fingers of white head slim into a frothy cap with some tendrils of lace trailing behind

S: lemon pepper and oaken barrels, hints of herb and earth, cellar must and flowers

T: follows nose into a palette of bright and fresh citrus pith and dried-out oak and tart funkiness

M: medium-to-light, crisp and tight, subtle sparkling carbonation tingle, lingering finish

O: a very well-crafted saison, sure to please fans of the style - brings together a lot of classic saison characteristics; rustic yet polished, bordering on tart and musty, but with lots of bright not-quite-sweet pale fruits and dried and wet herbal and floral elements

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Photo of Dicers
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Photo of imbibehour
3.61/5  rDev -8.4%
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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Photo of OnryAndMean
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

Photo of ThePaleRider
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of BARFLYB
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Prairie Puncheon from Prairie Artisan Ales
3.94 out of 5 based on 532 ratings.
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