Saison
Casey Brewing & Blending

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From:
Casey Brewing & Blending
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #56
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
96
Ranked #963
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 7.14%
Ratings:
424
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 09, 2022
Added:
Jul 09, 2014
Wants:
  111
Gots:
  70
SCORE
96
World-Class
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Notes: 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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4.25 by paulish from New York on Mar 09, 2022
 
4.03 by Dope from Massachusetts on Jan 22, 2022
 
4.24 by smithj4 from New York on Jan 15, 2022
 
4.19 by mig100 from Texas on Dec 29, 2021
 
5 by Yungcoolship from Wisconsin on Feb 05, 2021
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4.31/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Faxmesomehalibut from New Hampshire

One of the better American saisons in this style.

Jan 09, 2021
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4.71/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by StoutElk_92 from Massachusetts

Bottled 3/28/17

First pour is clear golden yellow with a receding frothy white foam head and bubbling effervescence. Further pours are cloudy and hazy. Smells like tart vinegary funk, some barnyard notes, straw, toasty hay, light banana, apple, pear, white grapefruit, salty lemon, hints of apricot, peppercorn, clove spice, leathery bandaid, oak, bready crackery grainy malts, with mild earthy hops. Tastes tart, acidic, slightly sour, vinegary and sweet, with light barnyard funk notes, toasty hay, straw, oak, white bread, crackery grains, mild banana, apple, pear, apricot, lemon, white grapefruit pith, peppercorns, clove spice, leathery bandaid, horse blanket, with some floral earthy hops. Feels medium bodied, smooth and crisp, finishing dry with moderate carbonation. Overall a really nice and complex oak aged saison.

Mar 09, 2020
 
4.75 by NickThePyro from Washington on Nov 22, 2019
 
4.44 by Ajlvt from Washington on Nov 17, 2019
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3.89/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by beergoot from Colorado

The beer appeared golden orange in color with a fair head. Nice fruity aroma with a touch of sourness; some initial barnyard funk. The taste mimicked the smell, perhaps a bit sweeter on the palate; some sweetness. Medium-heavy body; a bit fizzy; a tad residual sugar heaviness.

This was a bottle packaged March 2015, so the beer has been aged (but in unknown conditions to me). Overall, it was a nice enough farmhouse, shared by a neighbor this evening on his 58th birthday.

Sep 08, 2019
 
4.35 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Aug 24, 2019
 
4.46 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Jul 22, 2019
 
4.4 by jenrhart from Minnesota on Jun 18, 2019
 
4.01 by hopley from Massachusetts on Jun 18, 2019
 
4.23 by Futbolmanby from Michigan on Mar 23, 2019
 
3.98 by Zonian1 from Ohio on Feb 10, 2019
 
4.42 by cd34 from Illinois on Jan 11, 2019
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4.94/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by Dankacheese from Illinois

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.

Oct 01, 2018
 
3.5 by COBEERHUNTER from Colorado on Sep 09, 2018
 
4.1 by Dharmelink from Wisconsin on Jul 13, 2018
 
4.55 by A_Rad from Wisconsin on Jul 11, 2018
 
4.3 by Dicers from Colorado on Jun 18, 2018
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4.11/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
by brother_rebus from Maine

Chugger

Jun 18, 2018
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4.19/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Ri0 from Wisconsin

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.

May 26, 2018
 
4.42 by sd123 from Georgia on May 09, 2018
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4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by Sevinup07 from Colorado

Clear, golden color. Tart and slightly dry.

Mar 11, 2018
 
4.46 by vfgccp from New York on Feb 25, 2018
 
4.28 by fthegiants from California on Feb 12, 2018
 
4.25 by Warren2621 from Indiana on Nov 27, 2017
 
4.94 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey on Nov 06, 2017
 
4.23 by mltobin from Connecticut on Oct 13, 2017
 
3.5 by atrocity from Virginia on Oct 10, 2017
 
4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland on Sep 24, 2017
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4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by csmrx7 from Canada (AB)

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.

Sep 10, 2017
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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by BEER88 from Washington

Yeah, casey dis the style right! Super good!

Sep 05, 2017
 
4.24 by epyon396 from Pennsylvania on Aug 27, 2017
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4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by FFFjunkie from Illinois

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.

Aug 21, 2017
 
4.25 by jonbonfondle from Minnesota on Jul 15, 2017
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3.88/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

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

B+ / VERY GOOD

***
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

Jul 08, 2017
 
4 by MattMorin from Illinois on Apr 12, 2017
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Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 424 ratings