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Saison | Casey Brewing & Blending

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Casey Brewing & Blending
Colorado, United States
caseybrewing.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#805
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
410
pDev:
7.14%
 
 
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107
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Ratings: 410 |  Reviews: 43
Photo of Futbolmanby
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zonian1
3.98/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cd34
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dankacheese
4.94/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Magnum. Show me how it can get better than this for this style and for what exactly it’s presented as. Take a blindfold to anything and tell me another more balanced, crisp and funky finished. World class.

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Photo of COBEERHUNTER
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dharmelink
4.1/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of A_Rad
4.55/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dicers
4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brother_rebus
4.11/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Chugger

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Photo of Ri0
4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured 750 ml bottle into Duvel tulip. It is a light and clear gold with a 1 finger of white head. Fades quickly and leaves small spots of lacing on my glass. The aroma is definitely tart with lemon zest, sour apples, wet grass, slight funk and dry wine notes are all present. Starts off with yeast, sour notes of lemon zest, and sour apple. Good amount of Brett and wet grass, along with some grain. Light body, prickly carbonation and a dry finish. Definitely more of a light tart Saison than a funky one.

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4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sevinup07
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Clear, golden color. Tart and slightly dry.

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4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CraftFan5
4.94/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atrocity
3.5/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of csmrx7
4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Been looking forward to cracking this.

Pours a hazy pure gold very bright!

Smell is muted, citrus, earth, Brett minimal bacteria must that quite often come with this style.

Extremely tart right.on the tongue but a complex citrus tartness with many layers. Followed by mellow.malt and wheat flavors and a some Brett which adds to the dryness.

Light and dryouth feel as.would be expected. A touch more carbonation would be welcome.

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Photo of BEER88
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yeah, casey dis the style right! Super good!

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4.24/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FFFjunkie
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look is a lemon-lime tinted straw color. Poured with 1.5 fingers of effervescent white head.

Aroma is tart citrus, wheat, hay and some oak.

Taste is tart lemony citrus followed by some barrel and light fruit and finishes with a touch of hay and some lasting tartness.

Feel is crisp and slightly dry as carb is moderate to high.

Overall a fantastic saison that is really simple yet really complex. My first Casey to date and easily one of the best saisons that I've had so far. Just a wonderful beer.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kojevergas
3.88/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-draught @ the brewery during a tour in June 2017:

B+ / VERY GOOD

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11.07.18 750ml brown glass bottle with hood-and-wire cap over a cork served into a teku. Bottled 03/30/15 (2015 vintage).

"Saison" "Ale aged in oak barrels." 5.5% ABV.

A: Looks luxurious, appearing like bubble champagne were it not for the white head. Vibrant golden body colour. Ample rising bubbes (carbonation seems perfect owing to the bottle conditioning). ~5 minute head retention.

Even lacing sticks to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

AROMA: Crisp orchard apple, dry 2-row...attenuation seems perfect, rendering this on the bone-dry side. Aroma suggests a nice dry cidre. Mild sweetness balances out the dryness judging by the aroma. Hop aromatics are floral but faint, with faint fruitiness creeping in.

Kisses of oak punctuate this pleasant aroma, but I don't find any overt brettanomyces funkiness.

Scintillae of hay and leather.

A terrific saison aroma on par with non-brettanomyces fermented Belgian expressions of the style.

TASTE: Delivers on the promises of the aroma but brings a puckering acidity and clean funkiness along for the ride too. Ochard apple, floral hops, slight sourness, Belgian saccharomyces, attenuated 2-row, subtle underlying oak...it's wonderfully balanced and built.

TEXTURE: Bone dry and effervescent. Smooth. Somewhat refreshing in spite of its dryness and above average acidity.

OVERALL: A very well executed American attempt at a saison and one of Casey's most classic beers. The cidery notes coupled with the guiding oak make this a must-try, though fans of more herbed/spiced/peppery saisons (e.g. Fantome) will find this leaves something to be desired.

B+ / VERY GOOD

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Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 410 ratings