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Saison - Casey Brewing & Blending

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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 7.74%
Wants: 66
Gots: 37 | FT: 9
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Casey Brewing & Blending visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: LotsofLupulin on 07-09-2014

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Reviews by spoony:
Photo of spoony
4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 750 ml bottle (First Blend, May 30, 2014) to a tulip.

A-A normal pour produces two fingers of white, clingy head. The lacing is pretty solid on the glass. Head retention is so-so, but a thin cap hangs around for a while. The beer is light and straw-colored with golden hues. It is murky, but I can see some carbonation in there.

S-The aroma is a pleasant mixture of musty, lactic funk with fruity, Brett-like aromas including lemon, lime, and bread dough. I also smell some straw, dried grass, and a bit of pepper. There is a surprising bit of tartness going on. This is a great example of what I expect a saison to smell like.

T-The taste is lightly tart with a similar lemon-lime flavor that tugs gently at my glands on the finish. It isn't sour, but there is some acidity here. The body of the beer has some bread dough flavors and a bit of saccharin-like sweetness. I also taste some dried grass, pepper, and straw. This beer tasted "young" to me and I suspect that the saccharin flavor would dissipate with age.

M-The feel is light to medium in body with a pretty smooth, above-average level of carbonation.

O-I really liked Troy Casey's beers from AC Golden, but this one is a step above those and better for everyday drinking. The lightly tart aroma and flavors pair beautifully with the grassy/doughy flavors to make for a drinkable, but hugely interesting saison. The beer looks and feels just like I think a saison should look and feel. As noted above, I think this beer will improve with age...I just wish I had more bottles. A great summer beer that would pair well with food, cheese, or drink well all alone.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Beaver13
3.33/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle, bottled 5/30/14. Pours hazy light yellow with a small creamy white head that goes to a thin film and laces the glass.

The aroma is banana and musty earthy yeast with a little lactic fruit.

The flavor is some tart/lactic and sweet fruitiness (lemon) with a little funk and a dry finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with spritzy carbonation.

Overall, interesting tart saison - it tastes kind of like a berliner weisse.

Photo of kscaldef
2.5/5  rDev -43.1%

Blend 3. Pretty poopy on the nose.

Photo of Tiernan
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of lateralundertow
4.14/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of olradetbalder
3.84/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Prospero
5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of jtladner
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of davistabuff
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of CLCardinal84
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.4/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of joshwith
5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of hooliganlife
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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 robgage
4.56/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of blindpiggie
4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

Photo of MichaelLamb
4.44/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bccocx
4/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of buffs9
4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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 Taperwookie
4.5/5  rDev +2.5%

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Saison from Casey Brewing & Blending
96 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.