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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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:
#141
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
136
pDev:
6.58%
 
 
Wants:
154
Gots:
14
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 136 |  Reviews: 25
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4.46/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WolverineFan1243
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of lupercmda
4.44/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CraftFan5
4.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Photo of knicks19947
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of eddie5721
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sk8sean86
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of KRG
4.38/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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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

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

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

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The Cut: Sour Balaton Cherry from Casey Brewing & Blending
Beer rating: 4.56 out of 5 with 136 ratings