Saison - Casey Brewing & Blending

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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 6.61%
Wants: 109
Gots: 52 | FT: 10
Brewed by:
Casey Brewing & Blending visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: LotsofLupulin on 07-09-2014

Our Saison is as old-world as it gets. We use 100% Colorado ingredients: Colorado water, malted and raw barley and wheat, Crystal hops and a yeast blend of saison yeast, brettanomyces and lactobacillus. We ferment the beer in custom-made open oak barrel fermenters. After this rustic primary fermentation, the beer goes to other barrels for further aging and flavor development. The result is a citrusy, dry, tart and effervescent beer worthy of sharing.

25 IBUs
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Photo of Stevedore
4.24/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml bottle, 3/30/2015 blend. Served in a stemmed glass.

Lighter orange-straw yellow hued body, clear, one finger white head, fair amount of retention, a bit of lacing. Smells primarily of tart apples, white vinous notes, mild vinegar, grain, wheat, minerals. Flavour is mildly funky, a fair bit of lemon zest that is actually quite tart, rind, a bit of floral notes, wheat, sulfuric minerals and more lemon on the finish. Moderate tartness. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, fair carbonation, dry, with an oaky sulfuric, mineral finish. Overall, very good saison that is interesting enough; moderately dry and lemony with a nice tartness. Similar to its coastal counterparts (e.g. Arthur and Saison Bernice), but with a bit less complexity.

Photo of captainkrad
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of the better saison/ farmhouse ales that I've had. I really love this one!

Photo of cosmicevan
4.15/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

magnum from something, maybe april 5, 2014? thanks for sharing mark. pours a cloudy golden yellow. thin lace spotty lace. nice lemony citric with great sweetness. little dry smelling. refreshing and tasty saison with great sweetness...candy like. prickly and a bit of a rubbery dry feel. nice beer to have a giant pour of

Photo of Zach136
4.53/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Hazy gold, thin head. Acceptable for BA brew.

Aroma: Fruity brett funk with a touch of pickle-esqu acidity. Bready.

Flavor: Soft bright acidity, not sour. Medium intensity tropical fruit. Very impressive balance between the acidity and fruit. It's not easy to get both in a saison. I've tried and failed.

Mouthfeel: Bone dry, refreshing.

Photo of BucannonXC5
4.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Ratings are correct below, but I changed some marks above to make the final rating as close as possible with Beer Advocate's "revamped" system. The 4.67 overall rating is accurate.

Type: 750ml bottle (25.4 oz.)
Glass: Trappist Westvleteren XII glass
From: Beer Advocate’s ucsbmullett
Price: N/A
Purchased: N/A; Received on April 16, 2015
Consumed: May 25, 2015
Misc.: Bottled on Jan. 7, 2015; Champagne top (cork & twist)

Thanks Nick!

Poured a golden, straw, semi-clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of white, frothy head. Lots of bubble streams coming from the bottom of the glass, kind of looking like a snow globe. Semi-layered, spiderweb, foamy lacing with occasional spots on the sides of the glass. Very good retention. (Sight - 4.38)

Smelled green apple, green grapes, slight vomit, grassy notes, cereal and lime zest. (Smell - 4.13)

Tasted much better than the nose. Got green apple tart, green grapes, kiwi, lime and lemon zest, Smarties, more tart, Citra notes, 7-Up or Sprite and grass. About as good as a Saison could taste. (Taste - 4.88)

Light body. Oily texture. Lively carbonation. Long, tarty finish. Just lovely. (Feel - 4.75)

This was just awesome. I would love to have it again. (Overall - 4.75)

4.67 | 100 | A+

Photo of ArrogantB
4.1/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle batch 01/13/2015. Hazy yellow color, massive head. Aroma is tart lemon, yeast, pretty nice. Flavor is brett, citrus, lemon, tart but not full on sour. The finish was really nice and I just kept thinking that it felt like a top quality beer. My only gripe would be the price point.

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle received in a trade with pagesofphotographs.

This pours a hazy golden yellow, with a one and a half inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

This smells like lemon, hay, smarties, grass, and lots of citrus.

This is delicious, and just tastes so fresh. Tons of citrus and brett funk, but in a nicely restrained way that doesn't block anything the other flavors. A bit of white pepper, lemon, grass, hay, and a bit of a perfumey taste as well. This one definitely embodies the farmhouse ale type feel in a near perfect way.

This is medium bodied, but light on the palate, with a very juicy mouthfeel.

A really excellent introduction to this brewery.

Photo of Devman171
4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Magnum pour! hazy yellow with nice head. Aroma is light yeast and tart. taste is delicious tart and light Belgian yeast, super crushable

Photo of vitaminvert
4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy in color, lemony aroma, creamy and crisp mouth feel.

Flavor is slightly tart, yeasty, and light. Not a ton of funk, and not overly sour. Superbly balanced beer, easy to drink especially on a hot summer day. Holds up to some of the best representations of the style.

Photo of UcDru
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:
Pours a beautiful golden color. Very murky and cloudy nice dense 2 finger head that coats the glass.
Smell:
Quite sweet initially with some soapy, grassy almost floral notes followed by a slight funk.
Taste:
Really crisp, citrus notes some grassy quality as well. Slightly tart before the finishes produces some mild funk. Extremely drinkable and very welcome on my palate
Mouth feel:
Super thick almost chewy. Coats my palate and just sits there.
Overall:
Really enjoyed this Saison and found it extremely balanced in every aspect. I would highly recommend this brew on a nice warm day or paired with your favorite meal.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.99/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks to Wowcoolman for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Second blend. Bottled 6/25/14.

Pours a murky whitish-orange with a foamy bone head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is sour with malt, grain, fruit, funk, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour grain, fruit, funk, and acidic 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 good beer that is tasty, light, and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of kevanb
4.04/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, January 2015 blend, poured into a Casey Brewing and Blending oversized wine glass. Enjoyed on 4.11.2015, reviewed from Tasting Journal.


The beer pours an incredibly murky, golden color, straw hues, almost sludgy with a thick, white head, almost two fingers high, very nice retention yielding spotted lace. The aroma is pleasant, sweet malts, a bit soapy, lightly funky, earthy wildflower, like dandelion, chewy oak, perhaps spelt, a touch of hop. The flavors are nice, pale grain is chewy and sweet, spelt and oakiness layer well with it, mild funk, light tartness, a bit of cheesiness with some earthy hop, a bit of dandelion and wildflower, very well balanced and nice complexity. The mouthfeel is thick, coating, chewy, soft and gentle with mild carbonation and a creamy finish.


Verdict: A nice saison from Casey, unusually murky and sweet, but with a nice variety of complex flavors and influences. Despite the appearance the sweetness, this is nicely balanced and refreshing, very enjoyable.

Photo of AgentMunky
4.13/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Cloudy gold.

Funky sour yeast.

Wildly hoppy. Lightly tart. Pretty pleasant. Lots of Brett.

I like it. Even if it's incoherent. Really surprising.

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.32/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 750mL bottle into a Belgian tulip. 10/9/2014 bottled on date slapped on the side of the bottle.

The pour produces a chewy yet wispy pale white head multiple fingers thick. It's got excellent persistence which isn't surprising given the robust carbonation visible in the body. As for that body, it's a glowing golden wheat color with slight bit of cloudiness, but I feel like a fly headed towards a zapper because there's something magnetizing about this bright-colored brew.

I wasn't sure to expect with the aroma but it's a potent lemony, zesty and tart nose with a nice touch of earthy funk. It's got enough subtle malt aroma to not be overrun by lemony acidity.

Lemon shines on this, but in a restrained way that doesn't assault the tongue. It's more in the tart vein with a crackery dryness and sweetness that makes for an exceptionally light-drinking beverage. The finish lingers like a fresh apple does, crisp and dry with a touch of tartness. Overall there's something vinous and refreshing about this beer. Very nice.

Photo of cpetrone84
2.93/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Second blend. Pour is pale golden yellow with a bubbly white head that dissipates quickly. Nose is a bit heavy sulfur, moderate peppery spice, hint of lemon rind. Sulfur dominates too strongly. Taste follows suite, heavily sulfuric, a bit of mineral, moderate sweet lemon. Light body, soft carbonation, nice body. A bit simple and heavily sulfuric, lacks any real saison yeast quality.

Photo of Wolberjs
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lemon lime deliciousness on the nose with a perfect Brett back. Taste is a bit muted smoother version of the smell. Terrific saison.

Photo of ShanePB
4.42/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From the bottle. First blend 05/30/14

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

definitely one of the best saisons going right now, world wide i would imagine, and while i was slow to hop on this overnight celebrity train, i certainly am one of its more engaged passengers now, all of these beers are just insane. this one has a very light wheat malt base, pale and fresh, with one heck of a cool yeast profile, featuring a unique spicy saison strain and lively brett that makes this one of the funkier, drier saisons i have had in ages. i love the hoppiness to it too, not that its overloaded with hops, but that it has some real character, grassy and fruity and bitter enough to tame both yeasts. carbonation is epic, and the layers of flavor just blow by other saisons in terms of depth, balance, interestingness, and enjoyability. its low abv makes it a beer you could drink all day, and if it wasnt so expensive, i absolutely would! in some ways, this beer has ruined the style for me, its as good as it gets in basic form really. completely and utterly impressed, cant believe it took me this long to get into one of these!

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.32/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. First Blend! Bottled 5/30/2014.

Appearance - Hazy golden body. Nice white head. Some lacing.

Smell - Light wine barrel. Some oak. Yeast. A little fruity and bretty.

Taste - Very nice. Wine barrel is much stronger. Lightly acidic. A little grainy. White wine finish.

Mouthfeel - Bright and lightly tart. Well carbonated. Medium light body.

Overall - This is really good. Very nice wine barrel.

Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.75/5  rDev -14.6%

Blend 3 7/31/2014

Beer pours straw yellow with a nice soft head that clings to the glass. Beer is slightly clouded by yeast from the bottle.

Aroma has some citrus, acidity, and brett barnyard funk.

Flavor is similar to a wheat beer but with a brett finish that has some acidity, donkey, and funk going on.

Light and refreshing, enjoyable, nice to sip despite the low alcohol due to the complexity of the beer.

Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

WTF? In Denver 10.2.14

Photo of kscaldef
3.5/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Blend 3, tasted 10/6/2014. Pretty poopy on the nose. 2.5

Blend 2, tasted 4/4/2015. very nice clean saison. 4.25

1/17/15 bottling, tasted 4/4/2015. A little bit of that poop. Would sit on this a little more. 3.5

Photo of Irrenarzt
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Super nice saison. Just the right amount of funk without being too wild. I would put this above Bernice. Well done Troy!

Photo of rudzud
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Shared with JLindros and Threelions, Blend Two.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice slightly hazy support light golden hue with a thin quarter inch head that fades to leave light wisps. 4

S - Aromas of nice vinous notes, light chardonnay, good apples, lightly yeasty. Pleasant, inoffensive, inviting. 4.25

T - Taste is nice and tart, lightly funky, dry chardonnay barrel notes, good funky barnyard. Good wine notes, faint almost lacto creaminess. Delicious and pleasantly surprising. Light stone fruit pit. 4.5

M - Mouthfeel is lightly creamy, tart, pleasant, drinkable. 4.25

O - Overall this beer was really good, pleasant surprise with nice nose and taste. Does leave me wanting more though. 4.25

Serving Type: Bottle

Photo of jlindros
4.34/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Another thanks to rudzud. Second blend 6/25/14.

Light fizzy head, fades semi quickly, decent lacing, hazy murky straw lemony yellow color.

Nose big lemon and farmhouse, nice farmhouse funk with straw and toasty malt, little yeasty, plenty of apples and vinous notes, chardonnay like wine grapes, mild acid, faint floral, bright saison and floral notes. Very little barrel if any.

Taste nice fruity, good fresh saison and mild funk, etc. Quite complex and blended smoothly, with mild creamy wheat, little farmhouse funk, mild grainy toasty wheat, etc. Mild lemony tartness, rind like, lemongrass, little sour flemmy funk and very dry. Mild dry apricot like stone fruit, nice farmhouse. Finish still quite, little flemmy feel and tart lemony and farmhouse funk lingering, grassy etc.

Mouth is med to lighter bod, quite dry, little flemmy feel, little creamy, decent carb.

Overall quite nice, enjoyable and very drinkable with how dry it is. Nice saison farmhouse funk, lemony, tart, refreshing and pretty tasty.

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Saison from Casey Brewing & Blending
97 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.