The Cut: Sour Balaton Cherry
Casey Brewing & Blending

The Cut: Sour Balaton CherryThe Cut: Sour Balaton Cherry
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From:
Casey Brewing & Blending
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
5%
Score:
100
Avg:
4.56 | pDev: 6.58%
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
120
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Jul 03, 2019
Added:
Mar 25, 2015
Wants:
  148
Gots:
  14
SCORE
100
World-Class
The Cut: Sour Balaton CherryThe Cut: Sour Balaton Cherry
Notes: The Cut series is Oak Theory aged on whole CO fruit, more than twice the amount of Fruit Stand.
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Rated: 4.71 by GreatStoutman from Texas

Jul 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.43 by cp45 from New Jersey

Jun 23, 2019
 
Rated: 4.59 by PugsandBeer from Florida

Jun 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.36 by OleDixie from Pennsylvania

May 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by SkiBum22 from New York

Apr 28, 2019
 
Rated: 4.3 by clay23 from New York

Apr 14, 2019
 
Rated: 5 by PC_Principal from Texas

Mar 24, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by RealDeal from Florida

Mar 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.72 by Ivan52 from Iowa

Feb 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4.46 by Mebuzzard from Colorado

Jan 04, 2019
 
Rated: 5 by WolverineFan1243 from Colorado

Jan 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4.44 by lupercmda from North Carolina

Jan 01, 2019
 
Rated: 4.74 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Dec 31, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by knicks19947 from New York

Dec 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by eddie5721 from Illinois

Nov 29, 2018
 
Rated: 5 by Sk8sean86 from Massachusetts

Nov 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4.38 by KRG from New York

Nov 27, 2018
 
Rated: 3.99 by Lare453 from Florida

Nov 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.49 by ragnar3 from Iowa

Oct 30, 2018
 
Rated: 5 by pcshotsauce33 from New Jersey

Oct 25, 2018
 
Rated: 4.34 by ToddBeans from Kentucky

Oct 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4.48 by mwbbq from Texas

Oct 11, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by Narthax from Texas

Oct 10, 2018
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Reviewed by fireazzi from Massachusetts

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.
Oct 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4.59 by petrusek23 from Ohio

Oct 01, 2018
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Reviewed by Snowcrash000 from Germany

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.
Sep 30, 2018
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Reviewed by aleigator from Germany

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.
Sep 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4.59 by Devman171 from Maryland

Sep 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Sep 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4.35 by HaveUSeenMyCellar from California

Sep 24, 2018
 
Rated: 4.74 by Prospero from Colorado

Sep 20, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by Eternal218 from California

Sep 16, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by Run4theRoses from South Carolina

Sep 13, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by rabbott2 from Illinois

Sep 13, 2018
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

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.
Sep 12, 2018
 
Rated: 4.58 by Dismembered_MC from California

Sep 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.73 by mrtomatohead49 from Georgia

Sep 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.78 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Aug 05, 2018
 
Rated: 4.8 by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

Dec 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by Futbolmanby from Michigan

Oct 17, 2017
The Cut: Sour Balaton Cherry from Casey Brewing & Blending
Beer rating: 100 out of 100 with 145 ratings