Saison | Casey Brewing & Blending

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

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

Added by LotsofLupulin on 07-09-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
385
Reviews:
37
Avg:
4.22
pDev:
7.82%
 
 
Wants:
104
Gots:
71
For Trade:
11
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Photo of MattMorin
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PSU_Mike
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TH28
4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. Bottled 3/9/16. Appearance: Straw yello, brilliantly clear, and a low lying white head.
Aroma: Lemon juice, black pepper, lactic acid, and a touch of brett funk.
Taste: Apple juice like flavor up front, turning to lemon zest, some saltiness, and finishes with light hay and brett funkiness and a moderate bitterness. Lactic acid bite kicks in on the swallow.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with a low but sharp carbonation.
Finish: Very dry with lingering lemon and lactic acid.
Overall: Really nice complex saison, balancing the various saison yeast, brett, and lacto qualities that shine against a very light malt base. Fruity, funky, and acidic. Thirst quenching

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Photo of my_knew_craft
3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gregf51
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Deltoro
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tblack4d
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of suckaj
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rodmanfor3
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RyanTheLion13
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Myotus
4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured gently at 46°F from a 750ml bottle (bottled 09Mar16) into a tulip. Consumed on 05Sep16.
SMELL: Strong waves of earthy yeast are supported by mild aromas of hay, sour green apple, white grape, pear, peach, and oak along with subtle tobacco, wheat, banana, cantaloupe, salty mineral, lemon grass, and black pepper aromas.
4.5 out of 5
TASTE: A sour funk is instantly established as strong earthy yeast flavors fuse with mild flavors of sour green apple. Mild flavors of hay and subtle salty mineral flavors give this brew a Farmhouse characteristic as the tartness significantly increases. A mild, fruity barrel explosion next floods the palate with flavors of white grape, pear, peach, and oak as the mineral aspect of the brew grows slightly stronger. The complexity of the beer continues to evolve as subtle banana, wheat, and lemon grass flavors commingle with the others. Subtle flavors of black pepper and hints of cantaloupe trail lastly as the lemon grass flavors grow to mild and all other flavors maintain.
4.5 out of 5
NOTE: This easily makes my top 5 list of the best Saisons that I have experienced. I loved how their was nothing extravagant done with this besides barrel-aging. It was not dry-hopped nor did it have fruit or spices added. It was simply a spectacle of complexity that took my taste buds on one heck of a roller coaster ride. I greatly look forward to trying more brews from Casey.

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Photo of Ohiovania
4.19/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamLand
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 22Blue
4.16/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stolenface1
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden color with foamy white head. Aroma of hay, citrus, other obscure fruits, wheat, malt, floral(dandelion, wildflower, hops), pepper, with an awesome, delicate funk profile to round things out. The flavor is amazingly balanced with all of the same goodies in the aroma description along with slight oak. Slightly tart and very slightly bitter. The feel is light and generously carbonated, but has a slightly creamy and coating quality, which extends the finish in a very good way. Overall, Casey Saison was definitely in my top 20 of a 100+ bottle "cool dude saison" tasting this weekend, which included many of the best saisons from around the world. I don't understand some of the lower ratings on here AT ALL. Excellent beer.

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Photo of funkel81
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of weathersby
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at CBC 2016. Pale yellow. Dry and light, with notes of brett and citrus hops.

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Photo of spacebear09
3.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Overrated... More acidic and brett-y than any saison should be. Also very sour lactic aftertaste. Not at all what I look for in a saison.

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Photo of COR8RFAN
3.85/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rockthedashboard
4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml poured into Allagash tulip

A: Hazy yellow color; thin persistent head hangs around
S: Green apple, soft sour smell, slightly musty funk
T: green apple, acidity is well balanced and not overpowering, slight peppery, spicy flavor
M: creamy, soft-medium bodied for the style

Overall: really nice, barrel aged saison that I would gladly revisit

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Photo of TychoNDC
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of durlta
4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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