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Fruit Stand - Montmorency Cherry | Casey Brewing & Blending

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Casey Brewing & Blending
Colorado, United States
caseybrewing.com

Style: Belgian Saison

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,519
Reviews:
38
Ratings:
249
pDev:
6.56%
 
 
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Reviews by Canada_Dan:
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

BOTTLE: Montmorency bottled 08/26/15. Brown glass. Unbranded black hood-and-wire cap over a cork. Green label. 750ml.

Served cold into an oversized snifter and allowed to come to temperature over the course of consumption. . Expectations are high given the brewery's reputation; this is my first Casey beer. Reviewed live as an American wild ale.

5.50% ABV.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: Poor retention - maybe 10 seconds. I glimpsed it and it was white. Leaves no retention.

BODY: Rose/pink, redolent of watermelon juice. Unfiltered and hazy. No yeast or sediment is visible within.

Looks refreshing. It's a good appearance for a wild ale. Unique...

AROMA: Bacterial sourness - maybe a 6/10 in terms of intensity. The cherry is rich and expressive, with seemingly great depth. Lactobacillus is evident, with plenty of lactic acid. Faint oak ties it together. Supple cherry skin. Acidic twang.

Suggests an excellent wild ale with ample subtlety and a multifacted sour character. The cherry is amazing. Seems incredibly refreshing.

Aromatic intensity is moderate.

TASTE: Sourness is lactobacillus through and through, and comes through as about a 6/10 in terms of intensity. Wonderful notes of deep cherry and supple cherry skin mingle beautifully with the bacterial sourness, and backgrounded oak ties it all together, making it beyond a gestalt whole. Brilliantly executed, with stellar complexity and balance for a wild ale. The montmorency cherry is showcased near perfectly - wow. Bacterial intangibles render this an impressive intricacy.

Flavour duration is above average. Acidic and twangy. Incredibly well built.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, acidic, refreshing, light-bodied, and perfectly carbonated. Soft, though it could be softer. Supple.

It seamlessly harmonizes with the taste, yielding an impressive marriage of texture and flavour.

OVERALL: Obscenely drinkable, with a fully disguised ABV and a wonderfully refreshing feel on the palate. An excellent wild ale with notable depth, ample subtlety, and damn good execution. As an introduction to Casey, it has me very curious to buy more. Well worth the $20 pricetag, and possibly better even than Odell's Friek in terms of great Colorado sours. I'd definitely buy it again. Highly recommended. Will impress the discerning drinker. I could down this by the growler.

Fucking good.

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Photo of cultclassic89
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.

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the new batch is fuego

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Fruit Stand - Montmorency Cherry from Casey Brewing & Blending
Beer rating: 4.27 out of 5 with 249 ratings