Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Prairie Artisan Ales Puncheon Farmhouse Ale Fermented in Oak Barrels
Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Prairie Artisan Ales Puncheon Farmhouse Ale Fermented in Oak Barrels. I believe I acquired this bottle at Caps & Taps in Dublin, but if I didn’t…ah well…always a good time to give them a plug! As I’ve said many times before, please visit local shops and support them. The guys at Caps & Taps (here) are really cool and if you go in there tell ‘em you heard about them here.
From the Prairie Artisan Ales website: “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.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours a pale and cloudy straw color with a nice bone colored head and soapy lacing.
Aroma: Fruity and funky, citric…mostly lemon, minerals, oak, light bready yeast and a touch of hay.
Taste: Grapefruit, lemon, tart, rye spice, Brett funk, fruity, light bready malts, hay and a slight oak character in the finish.
Overall: Funky and fantastic, Prairie Artisan Ales Puncheon Farmhouse Ale Fermented in Oak Barrels is another winner from Prairie Artisan Ales. This 7% ABV offering is easy drinking and refreshing. I highly recommend this one for fans of the style.
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