Fruit Stand - Montmorency Cherry
Casey Brewing & Blending

Fruit Stand - Montmorency CherryFruit Stand - Montmorency Cherry
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Style:
Farmhouse Ale - Saison
Ranked #76
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,487
Avg:
4.27 | pDev: 6.56%
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
251
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Casey Brewing & Blending
 
Colorado, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
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SCORE
94
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Fruit Stand - Montmorency CherryFruit Stand - Montmorency Cherry
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kitch from Hong Kong

4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 750ml corked and caged bottle, bottled on 15th October 2015. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.

Appearance: A hazy grapefruit pinkish orange colour with a thin white head that dissipated fairly quickly to a ring around the glass, and left only sparse lacing.

Aroma: Sweet and tart cherry, lightly candied, oak, light funk, with a touch of citrusy lemon zest.

Taste: Sour, tart, cherry, lemon, oak, with light funk notes.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Enjoyable cherry and citrus balance that isn’t overwhelmingly fruity, but just enough to complement the base Saison.

Oct 15, 2020
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.97/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2016, David's party
Light fizzy head, hazy peach color
Nose big montmorency cherry, sweet cherry, little tart, little funk, buttery
Taste sweet cherry, big cherry, tart cherry, buttery oak thing, very tart little sour funk, flemmy mild acidity
Mouth is med to lighter bod, decent carb
Overall good but don't age

Apr 28, 2018
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Sabtos from Ohio

3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Hazy salmon with a fuzzy white film.

Smell starts with funky cheese and wood spiked with spiced cherry and pie crust.

Really tasty cherry, peach, and lemon hits the tongue, bringing lactic acid while pie crust funk rounds out the flavor profile that has a tart, sharp edge and dry finish. It's almost too acidic, but quite enjoyable.

Aug 23, 2017
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Treyliff from West Virginia

4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 cage & cork bottle poured into a snifter
Bottled3/16/16

A- pours a crystal clear bright golden color with a soft pink hue, one finger foamy white head reduces to a ring around the glass

S- lactic funky aroma with notes of yogurt, dried hay, barnyard and earthy yeast. Undertones of wet oak and tart cherry

T- big punch of mouth watering tartness up front, with notes of lemon peel, some yogurt-like lactic notes & undertones of wet oak. Mid-palate gives some light notes of tart cherry. The finish is bone dry, with more puckering tartness and flavors of lemon, cherry and oak

M- medium body with light carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a dry-puckering finish

O- plenty of tartness throughout, at times found it a bit hard to find the cherry notes. Good thing I'm sharing this one!

Jun 23, 2017
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zeff80 from Missouri

4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured out a clear, fizzy pinkish hue with a small head of foam. It smelled of cherry and tartness. Nice dark cherry flavor with a blend of sweet and tart. Also, some lemon and funkiness.

Apr 27, 2017
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kevanb from Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

750ml bottle, bottled 3.16.16, poured into a Casey Brewing & Blending oversized wine glass. Enjoyed on 11.20.16, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a pale pink, salmonish color, hazy and lightly cloudy with a finger of white head that has very little retention and lace. The aroma is nice, lots of funk, distinctive Casey cultures, a bit yogurty, plenty of tart cherry with some lemon peel and a bit of earthier oak. Very heavy on the funk and bugs, pretty simple, but enjoyable. The flavors are in line with the nose, tart cherry and some crisp lemon zest with plenty of funk and bugs, yogurty at times, but distinctively Casey , a bit of oak and some mineral water linger. The mouthfeel is nice, light body with active carbonation, coats moderately well with a tart and dry finish.

Verdict: A nice cherry wild ale from Casey, the saison base doesn't exactly come through, but the fruit is nice and the beer is very refreshing.

Jan 07, 2017
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Marius from Netherlands

4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle shared at Klooster. Hazy peach with a thin white head. Notes of peaches, minerals, wild funk, tartness and vinegar. Medium body and carbonation with a tart finish.

Jan 03, 2017
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DefenCorps from Oregon

4.07/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks! This beer is many things, including excellent, but this is definitely not a saison.

A hazy, muddy pink with a thin head, this looks OK. The nose is a nice blend of bright lemon, sweet cherries, a little yogurt and a mellow funk with earth and must. A little wood is present as well. The palate opens bright and refreshing, with a clean blend of lemon and cherry along with a mild yogurt tartness, a slight woodsy tannic note and a little earthy funk. Light in body and briskly carbonated, this finishes dry with lingering fruit and some earth. Delicious.

Sep 26, 2016
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VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

4.39/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle. Pours a bright pink. Like Raspberry Schweppes. I was expecting it to be deeper and darker. It looks great, though. More like a Framboise. Aroma was of tart fruit. Unripened cherry and berry. Tart lemons and wood. Flavor hits heavy with sourness. Pure fruit and funk tartness and sourness. A bit earthy. Lemons, too. Dry, sour, oaky finish. Really tasty. Went in a different direction than I was expecting. A really neat beer.

Aug 08, 2016
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BeerSamurai34 from Texas

4.07/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I hadn't heard great things about this one, but was very pleasantly surprised. It had almost perfect carbonation and the cherry was pretty abundant. The one complaint would be that it did smell a bit like a used Bandaid.

Jul 12, 2016
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ArrogantB from Colorado

4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle dated 8/26/15, purchased in Glenwood Springs at Cooper Wine and Spirits for ~$22. Pink color, head disappeared almost immediately. Aroma is funky, like lambic funky, slight touch of cereal. Flavor is mild cherry, not really sour at all, slightly tart. Tasty, very easy to drink, nice beer.

May 27, 2016
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Parmesan from Colorado

4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: Hazy pink color with a white fizzy head, not too much lacing on the glass.

S: Cherry and tartness balanced out by some hints of oak.

T: Quite a bit of tart cherry, acidity and medium sourness, the saison yeast also comes through. Some nice oak character too.

F: Pretty light body with high carbonation.

May 08, 2016
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Fcolle2 from Illinois

4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful hazy pink with a white head. Aromas of fresh cherry, some lacto funk with saison aromas. Cherry flavor is very balanced maybe slightly medicinal with the saison like yeast presence, mild sour, lightly sweet and a light oak prescience with hints of claims in the finish.

Apr 10, 2016
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reggggg from Washington

3.26/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Was very disappointed. Very little cherry flavors. And cherry flavor I did get tasted artificial. I hope the other Casey stuff I got is better than this beer

Apr 04, 2016
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cultclassic89 from Texas

3.56/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I don't know what it is, but there's something about Casey's cherry beers that I absolutely dislike.

They look great, but they always smell like diapers. Somewhat on the taste too, but more so cheesy. I do get the fruit, but it's ruined by the cheese and diapers. Has a weird, cheesy, murky feel too.

I don't know, at this point I've had 4 different Casey cherries I think and they are all like this for me. It has to be personal thing though because of the current reviews and how most of my buddies really enjoy them.

Mar 28, 2016
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Dunkelganger4 from Colorado

4.36/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Hazy, grapefruit color with apricot hues with a quick dissipating white head
Aroma: Tart cherry/raspberry, slight pepper, oak/tannic,
Taste: The Montmorency cherry is very vibrant and more alive than in the aroma, partially due to the high acidity. The tannins from the oak also complements this acidity and adds a depth to the the prominent cherry flavor of the beer. The lack of sweetness allows the palette to appreciate the beer and its components since it doesn't confuse it with a cherry soda.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light mouthfeel with a high carbonation alongside a high acidity.
Overall: A farmhouse ale this is not, but a delicate cherry sour it is. Perhaps less cherry and oak would have allowed the saison yeast character to peek through.

Mar 19, 2016
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Stevedore from Oregon

4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 10/15/2015.

Pours a hazy grapefruit-reddish pink body, half finger pink head, good retention, film and collar with a bit of lacing. Smells of a very clean tart cherry, a bit of citrus, oak, crackers, lemon. It pops nicely here, although not quite an in-your-face Kriek bomb. Flavour has a good amount of tart cherries and is nicely acidic. It complements the oak, lemon, must, hay reasonably well. It's a light saison with a moderate amount of cherry fruit flavour. Mouthfeel is similar to the other Casey saisons; medium bodied, dry, assertively crisp and refreshing. Really nice. Compared to the 2/10/2015 bottling that I had last year, this is a major improvement with just the right amount of tart cherry flavour to complement the saison- it's slightly juicy even, but doesn't overwhelm the base saison which is an excellent saison in its own right. This definitely gets a big thumbs up from me.

Mar 15, 2016
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floyd_pugman from California

4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

8/26/15 bottle date; consumed on 2/27/16. Poured into a Lost Abbey Teku. Beautiful, almost pink grapefruit color with decent carbonation.

Wonderful barnyard funk on the nose with some bright cherry aromas peeking through. Only complaint is that it was a little heavy on the manure element. Palate was similar: Starts with light sweet cherry, followed by barnyard funk, again with just a titch too much manure. Overall excellent, and as this was my first Casey, will definitely be seeking out other Fruit Stand variants.

Mar 02, 2016
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BMMillsy from Florida

4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

10/15/15. Good, though sort of wateryish. Expected a bit more malt backing here even for a light saison. Still nice. Delicate.

Substantial improvement as it warmed and I got that yeasty funk at the bottom. Nice.

Feb 02, 2016
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Wayne17 from Texas

4.15/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Just brilliant. Casey seems to have an amazing grasp on balance. This beer has a beautiful pink hue, nice carb. Just the right amount of sour acidity where the fruit still shines but you feel more than confident to call this beer "sour". Sometimes breweries like upland's beer are so sour the fruit really gets lost in my opinion, but not here. Wonderful cherry flavor comes through and is not medicinal which can certainly happen with cherry beers sometimes. a perfect balance of fruit and sour that has, so far, made the few Casey bottles I've tasted leave a lasting impression.

Jan 23, 2016
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TX-Badger from Texas

4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Batch from 8/26/15. Pours a light hazed pinkish/light purplish color with similar head. Cherries on the nose with some funk and tartness; follows onto the palate. Light to medium bodied. Finishes tart and dry with cherry.

Dec 22, 2015
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CTFalcon from Connecticut

4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Look: Beautiful deep pink with a crystal white head that fades to a ring. Minor lacing.
Smell: The weakest part of the beer, when cold it has a faintly chemical aroma accompanying a powerful funk. As it warmed both faded and the funk was the dominant element, definitely improved as it warmed.
Taste: A hint of acidity, mild funky and earthy qualities and bright fresh cherry juice. A small amount of bitterness that reminded me of the cherry pits.
Feel: Sharp and clean, just perfect level of carb. Not sticky at all.
Overall: Very good beer all around, just enough tartness from the base to handle the loads of cherries.

Dec 02, 2015
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jws6w7 from Florida

4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great beer, pours a bright red color, look samazing, extremely smooth, slightly sour but not overbearing with a cherry sweetness. I am going to the next Casey release December 5th and I cannot wait to try more from these guys

Nov 09, 2015
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Meyers1023 from New York

4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a grapefruit color with very minimal head that disappears quickly. Has a great mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation. I'm glad there isn't an overpowering cherry flavor and that the oak barrels add a nice finish to the slight tartness of the beer. I look forward to trying more from this brewery.

Oct 29, 2015
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ThePorterSorter from Oregon

4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a clear pinkish color with a thin white head that provides no lacing and has minimal sediment (some cloudiness towards the end of the bottle). The nose is ripe with mouthwatering, tart pie cherries upfront with grain rounding out the aroma and giving it an airy fluffiness. The taste is more saison-forward by comparison, with yeast and grain in the forefront, pie crust and cherries in the middle, and a watery, oaky & slightly tart cherry finish. The mouthfeel shares more characteristics with a saison than a fruited wild as well, which I dig (the cherries don't totally overpower the base nor is each sip overly dry/puckering), but the watery finish is kind of a turnoff. Perhaps a dialed up version with more grain/alcohol would make beer have a richer/fuller bodied, but that change would likely ruin its light, effervescent body. I'm looking forward to the family preserve (approximately 2x the fruit in that version), but would definitely try this again.

Oct 24, 2015
Fruit Stand - Montmorency Cherry from Casey Brewing & Blending
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 251 ratings