Fruit Stand - Peach
Casey Brewing & Blending

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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #71
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,632
Avg:
4.3 | pDev: 6.28%
Reviews:
8
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3.88/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Thanks Jim.
Back of the bottle was stamped "08/21/17."
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a pale glossy orange semi-peach skinned color with a quickly dissolving little white head leaving no lace.
The aroma wrapped together a clever sweet to sour peach flesh to skin character with a semi-strong clean vinous character touching down on some dry sweet oak and embracing a little bit of funk. Light apple cider with grassy notes.
The flavor dryly takes the vinous sour and sweet levels to meet the oaky and funky fruity attitude that had a semi-invasive white wine-like quality. Strong tart peach-like skin. Moderate sticky sour peachy flesh and skin in the aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Vinous character created some harshness with a slight astringency, but it was acceptable to me. Carbonation felt fine along my tongue. ABV felt as projected by the brewer. Acceptable sticky peachy flesh finish.
Overall, sour saison? Yes, that's what I would go with for this beer and quite good. It's one that I could come back to if given the chance.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.46/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Where fruit beers now seem to plague the craft beer scene, it wasn't always like that. Brewers have historically refrained from such use in beer and allow the malt and hops to do all the talking, except one. The brewers in the lowlands of Belgium have always embraced fruits to accessorize their sour ale for millennia. And that's what Casey Brewing does with their Fruit Stand series.

Peach Fruit Stand celebrates the fresh and radiant sweetness of the orchard fruit by jumping out with a tangy, acidic, sweet, candied, winey and peppery fragrance. Its hazy burnt orange color carries an impressive haze with a low lying skirt of froth to frame the rim. Its sweet taste is equal parts malt and fruit as those pastries, white wine, doughy and savory sugars carry a light weight onto the early palate.

As the middle palate unfolds, its sweetness rapidly retreats and the beer's sour and fruit forward taste begins takes over. Concentrated peach flavor becomes that of macerated, stewed orchard fruit with hints of white grape, green berry and light marmalade. As the sourness brings to rise, the beer's briny, oaken and funky fauna comes to life. Cider, chardonnay and gooseberry round the finish and provide a spicy, earthy and funky closure.

Medium-light in body for a sour ale, the beer continues to play lighter and drier on the palate from its sheer acidity alone. Peppery oak and peach acidity teases the back of the tongue and unlocks even more of the earthen perfumes of dusty woods, saddle leather and wet burlap.

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BEERchitect from Kentucky, Nov 17, 2017
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4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml cork and caged bottle, dated 10/7/2015, Elberta variety. Served in a Casey stemmed glass.

Pours a light yellow body with a slight orange hue, creamy and slightly hazy, tightly effervescent white head measuring about one finger, good retention, actually some lacing. Smells of a perfect balance of peach juice, mild grainy sweetness, moderate lactic acid, touch of oak, mild American funk, some peach skin. The peach is perfectly accentuated here. Flavour is an even better expression of the peach and the balance that is attained with the lactic acid and the grainy sweetness. Moderate peach flavour which is just perfect when balanced with the house flavours and the grain. Really well done, not a fainting willow nor is it an overbearing giant peach bomb. Wonderful. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, bright and slightly creamy, otherwise dry and refreshing. Mild peach juice flavour follows on the end with a touch of lactic acid. Very drinkable. Overall, another great fruited saison from Casey. I'm starting to think that everything I get from them is going to be great, it's kind of like watching Stephen Curry shoot a 3. Interestingly, I thought this was a more balanced and a touch better drinking experience compared to the same Elberta CFP Peach that I was able to try a few weeks back.

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Stevedore from Wisconsin, Apr 01, 2016
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4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pretty tasty stuff, but I'm blanking a bit here.

Not as jammy as Peach Family Preserves, more complexity but a bit buttery (this was back on Black Friday of 2015). Compared to their other Fruit Stands, it's one of my favorites, but Apricot is still the best.

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Photo of imonhiatus
4.5/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

bottled 10/17/15 - Elberta

in a word...peachy. had alongside a deGarde peach bu. the bu was way fruition and juicier but this beer is no slouch either. delicate peach glossed over a golden sour...reminiscent of lost abbey peach veritas. really well done, soft, easy drinking...peachy.

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imonhiatus from New Jersey, Jan 21, 2016
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4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014 Vintage, so the fruit was unfortunately not fresh. The aroma and palate were very similar - light breadiness, brett and a light tart/sour presence. Peach is there but definitely in the background. Crisp, dry and delicate. A really nice beer.

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TheSevenDuffs from Ontario (Canada), Jan 09, 2016
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4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

thank you mike! enjoyed from a beer hunter summer glass.

crisp yellow, visible carbonation...frothy head spotty lace. nose is really nice peach. taste is crisp peach. really good peach sour. very refreshing and not buttery. really well done peach sour.

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cosmicevan from New York, Mar 24, 2015
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4.4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

this is one peculiar beer, and i love it. its so pale in color, it almost looks like champagne in the glass, more clear than colored, and with lively fizz racing to the surface for a big airy head. maybe the lightest colored beer i have seen. the nose is fuzzy soft peach exterior, not the sweet fleshy fruit, but the tangy outside, the nectar. the yeast is awesome in this in smell and taste alike, wild fermentation obviously with some bretty funk, but also maybe a mild saison strain happening too, i would love to know his secret here because all of the casey beers have had incredible yeast complexions. the taste is a lot like the nose in that the fruit is obvious but very dry, never sweet at all, but real authentic, and there is literally zero grain character to get in the way of it, just fruit and yeast, super clean, one of a kind. i have to say this might be my favorite of the fruit stand beers i have had the pleasure of trying, and i am now a full blown casey lover, these beers are simply next level, and peach is one of the gems.

edit: had a bottle of what must have been a different batch last night, and this beer has changed drastically from the time i first had it. gone is that pale clarity and instead a conventional looking hazy wheat colored beer. the peach is still really flavorful, but it feels heavier now. still fantastic, but there is very obviously a very high degree of batch variability here...

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Fruit Stand - Peach from Casey Brewing & Blending
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 122 ratings