Saison - Casey Brewing & Blending

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Reviews: 27
Hads: 300
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 3.38%
Wants: 110
Gots: 55 | FT: 12
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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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Reviews by spoony:
Photo of spoony
4.48/5  rDev +8.2%
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. (1,634 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Devman171
4.54/5  rDev +9.7%
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 (137 characters)

Photo of Beaver13
3.33/5  rDev -19.6%
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. (437 characters)

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.54/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

750ml bottle sealed with a golden pressure cap.

poured into HF wine stem.

batch 1; bottled on 05/30/2014.

Appearance: I got the bottom pour. Hazy and completely opaque golden yellow bodied beer. 2 full fingers of white head that has decent head retention and leaves a decent amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Wheat malts and light tartness. Hints of lemon and orange citrus. Not much funk to speak of.

Taste: Light tartness. Wheat malts and rotten hay. Orange and lemon citrus notes. Slightly fruity and earthy. Hint of pepper and minerals. Even tasting a hint of the oak barrel.

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Creamy carbonation. Semidry finish. Pretty refreshing too. Nice level of drinkability. Bright, clean, and balanced saison.

Overall: This is the new big deal in Colorado in my opinion as far as new breweries go. This saison is at the same caliber as Hill Farmstead and Side Project saisons. The light acidity is a must for any world class saison and this casey saison has found that perfect amount of acidity in a saison. Great mouthfeel and this beer is a great example what all saisons should strive to be. This has got me really interested in trying some of the fruited saisons that this brewery is brewing now. (1,274 characters)

Photo of kscaldef
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
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 (213 characters)

Photo of Tiernan
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of darkfallberg
4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BubalooBrewMaster
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lateralundertow
4.49/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of olradetbalder
3.84/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fenlop54
4.27/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prospero
5/5  rDev +20.8%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of williamjbauer
4.55/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jtladner
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of mtpHokie
4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of davistabuff
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of CLCardinal84
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Photo of Schlafly33
3.75/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VinceMig
4.61/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of iong516
5/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
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. (1,045 characters)

Photo of mdaschaf
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%

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Saison from Casey Brewing & Blending
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