Fruit Stand - Apricot
Casey Brewing & Blending

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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #36
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
96
Ranked #786
Avg:
4.44 | pDev: 6.53%
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
108
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Casey Brewing & Blending
 
Colorado, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
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rodbeermunch from Nevada

4.36/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

So I think this is the 7th and final review of a Casey beer from Sour Fest 2019 at Hops & Pie in Denver, CO. Also might be my fave of the bunch, but they were all very good.

Pours a lightly cloudy yellow color with 1/3" white head. Apricot beer smells like apricots, but there is a levity to it here mixed with hay, grass, lemon that indeed reveals itself to truly be a saison (see my other reviews for repeated references to super sour wild ales calling themselves saisons).

Taste and mouthfeel, this one seemed to have the most brett, dry wooden influence, airy apricot, not overly juicy, a lot of stuff working in tandem, teamwork got this one going. Nice and sour but not battery acid like. Its such an easy beer to like and crush. You've had plenty of apricot wild ales and saisons, and while this one does nothing unique, everything it does it does quite well. Excellent even.

And therefore, its just one more reason I don't like Casey. They make all these awesome beers, they aren't on shelves around me, and in the rare occasion I run into them on vacation, they're $20-40 and hard to resist purchasing because the quality is so good.

Sep 15, 2020
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JBowenGeorgia from Georgia

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.

May 06, 2019
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GreesyFizeek from New York

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.

Mar 11, 2019
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REVZEB from Illinois

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

Jan 02, 2019
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TX-Badger from Texas

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.

Jun 19, 2017
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Tommo from Texas

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

Jun 29, 2016
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cultclassic89 from Texas

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.

Nov 05, 2015
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Jwale73 from Rhode Island

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.

Oct 31, 2015
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gyoungit from New Mexico

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.

Oct 01, 2015
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Kramerbarthomer from Colorado

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.

Sep 11, 2015
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MLDucky from Texas

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.

Sep 07, 2015
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theothermatt from Colorado

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.

Sep 07, 2015
Fruit Stand - Apricot from Casey Brewing & Blending
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 108 ratings