Fruit Stand - Apricot
Casey Brewing & Blending

Fruit Stand - ApricotFruit Stand - Apricot
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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #31
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
96
Ranked #844
Avg:
4.44 | pDev: 6.76%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
104
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Colorado, United States
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Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.6/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a cloudy dark, golden yellow with two fingers loosely formed head that settled quickly.
Smells of apricot, tart, slight funk.
Taste follows, fresh apricot leads the way. Also getting light funk and barrel notes. Tart but well balanced.
Light body, low carb levels. Crisp and refreshing.
Overall an excellent fruited saison.

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This one pours a little bit hazy golden orange color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells like moderate funky apricot, fruit skin, lemon rind, and grass.

This is simple, but pleasant - with a much less fruit forward taste than most Casey beers I've had. There's a lot of pleasant lemony and grassy funk behind the delicate apricot character. It's crisp and so clean.

This is light bodied, and super drinkable, with a slight tart tickle at the end of each sip.

This is somewhat basic when compared to most amazing offers from Casey, but it's still better than the majority of fruited saisons out there.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

So excited when the local bottle shop got this one in. First beer from casey's and did not disappoint. First sip was mild, with apricot, wood and hibiscus, but upon further sips, subtle fruits such as melon, pear, sour green apple, lime, sweet cherry, and lemon started to come to the surface more. Very smooth, drinkable, and crisp. Sour but not overly so, more fruity and juicy. Some slight funk at times, again highlighting delicate complexity. Smell had a sour skittles element up front, with the sugary aspects of the fruit dropping off. Wonderful fruit sour saison

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Photo of TX-Badger
4.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a slightly cloudy hazy yellow straw golden color with fizzy white head. Apricots, citrus, funk, tartness, and some saison yeast notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Light bodied and crisp. Finishes with apricots, funk, tart, and dry.

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Photo of Tommo
4.43/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is basically casey saison with apricots in it. Super great the nose is easily the best feature, huge fresh apricotiness. However the flavor is mostly saison. Carb is great, moderatly high. Thin body. Very nice beer

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Photo of cultclassic89
4.69/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Now this was pretty incredible, one of my favorite Apricot beers to date. That Casey Saison yeast with apricots is just beautiful. Has this beautiful, floral, bready sweetness on the nose, but some tartness as well to balance. The apricots are some of the freshest smelling apricots I've had, right up there with de Garde.

Best Fruit Stand I've had, though not saying a whole lot since Blackberry is solid and I've been disappointed with the cherries.

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Photo of Jwale73
3.56/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Looks almost like a yeast starter in the glass with clump of floaties and a loose, soapy head. Nose is yeasty with a hint of lemon. Taste consistent with nose with some lactic notes, a lemony quality and the merest suggestion of apricot towards the back. Mouthfeel is light in body with a mild carbonation and a subtle acidity. Overall, not bad; however, nothing particularly special either.

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Photo of gyoungit
4.8/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pale yellowish color poured out of 750 bottle at casey. Fresh apricots skin and fuzz and everything on the nose. Mildly tart, with a gigantic straight fresh apricot flavor, and a tad bit of fresh fruit sweetness on the back end. little carbonation, makes this easy to drink and appreciate all the fruitiness. Another home-run, Hands down my favorite of the fruit stands I've had to date.

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Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.96/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

750 mL bottled 7/28/15. While I've been a big fan of Casey in general, I've not yet loved any of his Fruit Stand offerings, until now. This is a mild, tart sour. Taste follows the nose. The addition of copious amounts of apricots allows the Saison base to shine like it does with no other fruit. Light carbonation with a bubbly mouthfeel. Outstanding brew.

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Photo of MLDucky
4.74/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

What a delicious beer, simply marvelous. Pour was a beautiful hazy mix of orange and lemon in color. Smell was straight apricot, almost a dried apricot with an undertone of funk. First taste, the fruit was the star, no doubt. The soft saison base of subtle spice let the Apricot flavor shine. A nice substantial feel with medium to light carbonation, the most apricot flavor I've experienced in a beer. My only complaint is I don't have more.

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Photo of theothermatt
4.84/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bottle from September '15 release. Troy's first batch with fresh Apricots. Huge juiciness to the nose. Lots of wheat, lemon, and fruit. I couldn't help just keep smelling how delicious this is. Very familiar Casey yeast profile that really lets the fruit shine. Slight herbal flavor that disappears as it warms. Fantastic.

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Fruit Stand - Apricot from Casey Brewing & Blending
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 104 ratings