Fruit Stand - Blackberry
Casey Brewing & Blending

Fruit Stand - BlackberryFruit Stand - Blackberry
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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #81
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,758
Avg:
4.27 | pDev: 6.32%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
147
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Casey Brewing & Blending
 
Colorado, United States
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Reviews by Stillmakingnoise:
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4.21/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Photo of larryi86
4.59/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thank you Franfab for this
750 ml bottle, bottles 5/1/19, poured into a flute

A- A hazy red with purple tint and two finger pink head.

S- Tart, blackberries, funky, oak, apples, some tannins, some cherries.

T- Sour, blackberries, funky, some oak, apples, nice tannins, some lemon, very well balanced.

M- Smooth, dry, light body.

O- A great fruited tart saison/wild ale. Very well balanced and easy to drink.

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Photo of macrosmatic
4.37/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to dujayhawk for sending this one! Reviewed from (long-standing) notes. Poured from the 750 mL bottle into an El Catador teku glass. Consumed 11/7/16.

A: Purplish and/or reddish brown with a mild haze. A good amount of visible carbonation and a thin off-white head that fades away fairly quickly.

S: Funk – Lactobacillus, Brettanomyces, and I think some Pediococcus - feet, barnyard, mild cheese. Tart acids. Oak tannins seem vinous and dry. Underripe acidic berries and lactic tartness. Very nice.

T: Big tart blackberries up front. Lacto funk - feet and basement. Lactic acid tartness, and dried out with oak tannins. Slight cracker malt sweetness in the middle, then snowed under with more tart and funk. A lingering dry acidic berry after the swallow.

M: A light body, with carbonation sensation on the low side and no alcohol presence to speak of.

O: Really enjoyable. It drinks more like an AWA than a saison - acidic, and more Lacto funk than barnyard or earthy funk. But a nice fruit and oak balance as well. I really need to get some more stuff from these guys.

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

Photo of Mebuzzard
4.03/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArrogantB
3.56/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle $21.99 dated 6/2015. Pink color, the head lasted about twenty seconds. Aroma was odd, sort of like cereal. Flavor was fruity, sort of delicate almost, not really sour to my taste, pretty good. This was a nice enough beer but overpriced. I still have three or four more Casey bottles to drink through but I'm sort of surprised people are driving so far and geeking so hard for these beers.

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4.28/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of drewone
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dar482
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of mltobin
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of pisano
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tjmodica
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%

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

Photo of spycow
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of billab914
4.56/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jaydoc
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.33/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.74/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Bottled 10/29/2014.

Appearance - Hazy grapefruit pink body. Medium white head and a medium collar.

Smell - Grainy. Oak. Light blackberry aroma, but distinctly blackberry. Some citrus, too.

Taste - Lightly tart. A little citrusy. Blackberry lends a pleasant, but light flavor. Grain and oak in the finish. Tart, grapefruit-like finish.

Mouthfeel - High carbonation. Light body. Mild tartness.

Overall - Very nice, but I know how good Casey's saisons should be. This just seems to mask the true quality of the saison with a mild fruit flavor that doesn't really improve on the beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of GRG1313
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sirsteve42
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DucksFan16
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of oline73
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fruit Stand - Blackberry from Casey Brewing & Blending
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 147 ratings