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The Cut: Sour Balaton Cherry | Casey Brewing & Blending

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BA SCORE
4.59/5
World-Class
106 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:
#336
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
106
pDev:
6.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
139
Gots:
16
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 106 |  Reviews: 21
Photo of Futbolmanby
4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petermethot
4.25/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of birchstick
4.31/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erik-P
4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Frudel
4.72/5  rDev +2.8%
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 !

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Photo of acurtis
3.98/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of elvisdoc
4.2/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of loganburgh
4.12/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4.31/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TboneRN
4.02/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

8.31.15 batch, still with no carb

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.91/5  rDev -14.8%
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.

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4.48/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.33/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BEER88
4.44/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Bottle thanks to Eric

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Photo of Fireman_RK
4.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Bright ruby red hues with a warm, thin white head
S: Ripe cherries and a healthy amount of funk
T: Exceedingly cherry-forward married with tart cranberries and a gentleman's amount of barnyard funk
F: Medium with an ample amount of carb
O: This was my first Casey beer and it was incredible. This beer embodies everything you'd want in a cherry sour - bright flavors, crisp tartness, and just the right amount of funk. Very well done.

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4.32/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of unoriginal
4.93/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of AlexFields
4.41/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Stevedore
4.58/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Batch 2 and Batch 3, side by side. 750ml cork and caged bottles, served in a snifter glass. The tasting notes and the final rating reflects that of Batch 3, with comparison notes following at the end.

Pours a beautiful reddish pink body, typical of Casey cherry beers. One finger frothy white head with a light pink hue, good effervescence, retention and plenty of lacing. Leaves a medium collar for a while as well. Smells of rich cherry skin, tart cherry aromatics, fair bit of lemon, moderate lactic tartness, light leather and mild funk. The cherries are in overload, in a good way. Flavour follows as well, surprisingly complex with a big cherry bite with plenty of cherry skin on the taste; lots of juicy cherry character on top of the base Oak Theory. The main issue I have with fruited Cuts is that they tend to overwhelm the base Oak Theory, which is still one of the best beers that Casey makes, in my opinion. However, in this case, the cherries seem to work in very nice harmony, not completely overwhelming the wild ale characteristics of the base. It works really well, with plenty of complexity just from the cherry character. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, mildly creamy with a great cherry skin flavour on the finish. One of the very best beers from Casey.

Batch 2 in comparison to Batch 3 described above seems to fall flat, pun intended. There isn't very much carbonation evident on the mouthfeel, and while there is a strong cherry character, it seems a bit muted, perhaps because of the minimal carbonation. Appearance is similar, a bit darker, perhaps, but otherwise it just seems to lack in all departments when compared to Batch 3. I've not had the fortune of having Batch 1, but I'm told that Batch 3 is very similar with Batch 1 still being the favored batch. Take that for what you will.

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4.75/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of erjaq
4.77/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of leroybrown10
4.5/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kmanjohnson
4.03/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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The Cut: Sour Balaton Cherry from Casey Brewing & Blending
Beer rating: 4.59 out of 5 with 106 ratings
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