The Cut: Sour Balaton Cherry | Casey Brewing & Blending

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The Cut: Sour Balaton CherryThe Cut: Sour Balaton Cherry
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4.56/5
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128 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:
#147
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
128
pDev:
6.8%
 
 
Wants:
152
Gots:
15
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 128 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of Lare453
3.99/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ragnar3
4.49/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pcshotsauce33
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ToddBeans
4.34/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mwbbq
4.48/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Narthax
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fireazzi
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

3/20/15 bottle date
Great taste, great smell, very nice and red, cherries come out great. One of the best sour cherry beers I have ever had. Would love to try it again.

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Photo of petrusek23
4.59/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Snowcrash000
4.18/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear, deep rosé coloration with a thin, fizzy head that quickly vanishes. Smell is dominated by a soft, sweet and sour dark cherry aroma and lighter notes of funk and oak. Taste follows the nose, being dominated by a soft, sweet and sour dark cherry taste, good amount of barnyard funk, some citrus and hay and medium/strong barrel character of oak and light tannins. Finish is quite dry, with a medium sourness and some cherry-colored funk lingering in the aftertaste. Effervescent mouthfeel with a medium body and lively carbonation. This has quite a nice balance of fruit, funk and sourness going on, although there is also a certain sweetness to the cherries that is somewhat reminiscent of vanilla/marcipan. The light tannins coming through lend a pleasant, mildly vinous quality to this as well.

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Photo of aleigator
4.16/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours an orange, reddish color with a bigger head, which vanishes immediately after pouring.

Smells of pithy, jam accompanied cherries with a good amount of funk, hovering above the fruits. Has a sunny straw aspect to it, brightening up the nose just a little, with younger appearing cherrries and accompanying notes of vanilla and subtle oak.

Has a light, slightly effervescent mouthfeel with a finely nuanced carbonation, making this highly drinkable and reminiscence of sparkling wine.

Tastes of old leather, unripe cherries with a decent lemony tartness and a good amount of old hay. The cherries become more dominant then with a stone pith quality, due to a jammy sweetness rising up, which lets the fruits mature in an utmost pleasant way. Finishes sparkly, fruit forward, with a calming marzipan sweetness and a vineous sourness, which becomes the most apparent during the aftertaste.

Quite complex and well balanced with a subtle, yet well integrated fruit appearance, which features an uncommon, well displayed cherry flavor.

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Photo of Devman171
4.59/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of smartassboiler
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HaveUSeenMyCellar
4.35/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prospero
4.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Eternal218
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Run4theRoses
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rabbott2
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.4/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

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Photo of Dismembered_MC
4.58/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mrtomatohead49
3.73/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ristaccia
3.78/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of petermethot
4.25/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of birchstick
4.31/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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The Cut: Sour Balaton Cherry from Casey Brewing & Blending
Beer rating: 4.56 out of 5 with 128 ratings