The Cut: Sour Balaton Cherry | Casey Brewing & Blending

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
The Cut: Sour Balaton CherryThe Cut: Sour Balaton Cherry
BA SCORE
4.57/5
World-Class
115 Ratings
The Cut: Sour Balaton CherryThe Cut: Sour Balaton Cherry
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Cut series is Oak Theory aged on whole CO fruit, more than twice the amount of Fruit Stand.

Added by McNazz on 03-25-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#143
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
115
pDev:
6.78%
 
 
Wants:
149
Gots:
15
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 115 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of Prospero
4.74/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Eternal218
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Run4theRoses
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rabbott2
4.25/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.4/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The reality is I wanted to hate these Casey beers for being exclusive, rare and expensive. Also, the reality is such that they are so good, I can't even plausibly deny that they aren't my cup of tea.

Pours a nice red color reminiscient of that 3F Schaerbeekse color. Thin pink head 1/3" doesn't last long, but the color sure is pretty. The aroma is what you have to be going for, some germ funk, some dry wood, tons of fruit (cherry). Its good stuff.

The taste is plenty sour, a 7 on the 1-10 scale, the acidity is probably a 5. Nice dryness to the cherry and wood aspect, the body is plenty sufficient to carry the day without interfering with it. Carbonation isn't perfect, but neither is it problematic, in a perfect world I guess there would be about 10-20% more, but not everyone likes their wild ales to be as effervescent.

My biggest disappointment with this beer is its price and lack of availability. If something like this was at the supermarket and priced in the $20 range, I would buy it every trip.

 1,030 characters

Photo of Dismembered_MC
4.58/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrtomatohead49
3.73/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ristaccia
3.78/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petermethot
4.25/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of birchstick
4.31/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erik-P
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Frudel
4.72/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Ruby / slightly orange color, a light white head diminishing quite fast.
Nose has a lot of funk, cherries, notes of acetic acid, lactic acid, slight lemon, it is lovely!
Taste is tart cherry forward, lots of fruitiness, a big blast of complexity, funk, wild character, slight acetic from the barrel aged, everything magically balancing with each other.
Astonishing beer for sure, 5% abv that has a medium body, almost creamy. Completely amazing !

 447 characters

Photo of acurtis
3.98/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of elvisdoc
4.2/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Eziel
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of loganburgh
4.12/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4.31/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TboneRN
4.02/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

8.31.15 batch, still with no carb

33 characters

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.91/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle: Poured a red color sour ale with a medium size foamy head. Aroma of cerise pit and tart notes is quite nice. Taste is a mix of cerise pit with some tart notes and some acidity noticeable and limited residual sugar. Body is full with good carbonation. Interesting and enjoyable beer.

 290 characters

Photo of kidzord
4.48/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.33/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spinrsx
4/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle thanks to Eric

21 characters

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
The Cut: Sour Balaton Cherry from Casey Brewing & Blending
Beer rating: 4.57 out of 5 with 115 ratings