Casey Family Preserves - Nectarine
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Belgian Saison
Ranked #41
Ranked #1,159
4.49 | pDev: 5.57%
Casey Brewing & Blending
Colorado, United States
Casey Family Preserves - NectarineCasey Family Preserves - Nectarine
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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

i know these are all varietal specific now i think right? they have little stickers on the back that say which particular kind of nectarine (or whatever fruit) it was brewed with. all i know here is that the bottle was from 2016, my buddy poured me a glass in celebration and i never got to look at it or ask for specifics. i suspect we may have had the dry hopped edition, as there was a cool complimentary fruitiness to the nectarine that could have very easily come from new zealand hops, but i am reviewing it under this general listing as i am not sure which one we had, if it was even specified at all in this vintage. i have loved all of these beers in this series, but the thing i love about this one the most is how obvious the nectarine is, and i dont just mean its peachy, but like, its actually obvious that its nectarine specifically, which seems hard to do in a beer with a fruit like this, that often tastes so much like a peach, really impressive, and thats true in both the aroma and flavor. its crazy how well this has aged, the fruit doesnt seem faded a bit. the beer pops with fizzy carbonation that tickles my nose as i take in the ripe fruit, the intense wild funk, and all the oak, this really is mature and complex, and my mouth waters for it. the nectarine is so ripe and natural, and i taste it from start to finish. some nice pucker is here, almost lambic-esque with the oak and brett, really funky and moderately acidic too, but there is some sweetness, or the illusion of sweetness left from the nectarine that keeps this from being too intense on the sour side. raw and wheaty at its base, simple and dry, with other cool fruit nuance here, possibly from hops, meyer lemon, lemongrass, white wine, and mango, all subservient to the nectarine, but also quite appreciable as this warms up some. the complexity, even after the swallow, is amazing, and the nectarine is there at the center of it the whole time. this is as good as any of these i have had, just magic! cant imagine what it was like fresh, but the age seems to have only helped. huge thanks to drlovemd87 for schlepping and sharing! a special beer on a special day!

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

750ml bottle poured into a tulip

Pours a golden color with a one-finger foamy white head that reduces to a ring around the edge. Smells of fresh juicy nectarines, barnyard funk, dried hay, lemon peel & wet oak. Tastes of juicy nectarine, bright citrus peels, earthy yeast, dried hay, oak and earthy funk. Medium body with moderate carbonation, foamy mouthfeel and finish. This tastes like a juicy nectarine in a glass, mixed with some barnyard funk elements, outstanding

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Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.68/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is Emeraude 9/5/16 batch.

This one pours a light and hazy golden yellow color, with a small head, and a bit of lacing.

This smells like funky hay and citrus, nectarine, oak, and honey.

This is just about as good as it gets when it comes to fruited saisons- the nectarine flavor is perfect here- very prominent, even at two years old. There's a great citrusy funk, some lemon candy, orange and sour grapefruit, wih a touch of oak. It's delicate but very expressive and bold at the same time.

This is pretty light bodied, clean, spritzy, and crisp, with a great level of drinkability.

Casey just kills me. I always need more Casey beers.

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Photo of Frudel
4.7/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Casey are are kings of the fruited brews.
Hard to beat that huge fruitiness, it feels like bitting in the best Nectarine that you have ever eaten.
Really juicy, superb tartness (not too much if you are wondering) just the perfect balance between everything, my favorite beer from Casey from now on.

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Photo of ArrogantB
4.15/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Emeraude bottled 9/15/16. Hazy yellow-orange, decent lacing and ring of bubbles. Smells like nectarines. The flavor is super fruity, pretty much all nectarine and so juicy it is like you bit into one. It has a tartness to it I guess but it seems like the nectarine is stealing the show here. I don't really get any oak or funk just fruit. This is a quality beer. Too bad Glenwood Springs is so far away or I might actually seek out these beers more often.

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Photo of Vidblain
4.84/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Blind taste: I had a very difficult time discerning the nose on this beer. It's pungently sour, but the variety of fruit had me slightly baffled. My girlfriend insisted that it was pineapple. Perhaps we're bad at this game. When I finally checked the bottle I was shocked to find that, per style, the beer is actually a saison. I've been encountering that a bit more frequently - sours masquerading as saisons. How confusing! I avoid saisons, generally, so I feel quite pleased that this one is so excellent. Gives me a bit more motivation to branch out.

The mouth feel on this beer is quite full and chewy - the sourness really blows up your taste buds, so don't expect to move on to some other beer style immediately. It really requires a palate cleanser and a bit of a rest afterwards. I'm still puzzling over the nectarine flavors - it certainly is nectarine, and I'm not sure how I missed that. Perhaps I need to eat more fruit and less chicken nuggets?

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Photo of rodmanfor3
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Casey Family Preserves - Nectarine packs the best fruit flavor of any bottled offering I have tasted from their brewery. This might be one of the golden batches that Casey has produced.

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Photo of aasher
4.76/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is one of those beers that you try and the nose is just burned into your brain. It offers such juicy, fresh nectarine that you just do not find very often. Overall a spectacularly beer that really puts the featured fruit on full display.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.77/5  rDev -16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

750 mL bottle. Emeraude Nectarine bottled on 9/15/2016. Clear golden orange. Smells of really nice nectarine. It's got just a hint of yeasty plastic, but much less than other Preserves treatments that I've had. Tastes aggressively sour. Lime tartness. Nectarine flavor is still nice, but not as delicate or sweet as it was in the nose. The plastic is also gone. Medium body. It's good and the nectarine aroma is remarkable.

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Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
4.95/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Nothing like this. Favorite sour by far. Smells of Nectarine with a perfect amount of funk. Taste follows and lingers with that Casey signature funk. Not too sour like all Casey. Perfect beer. Wish I had 50 bottles of this

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Photo of Spinaltapped
4.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

9/07/16 bottling date.

Look: Poured a finger of eggshell head, vivid light golden hay color, tight ring lacing, large amount of small and quick moving carbonation that quickly dies off

Smell: Huge punch of juicy citrus and stone fruit, peaches and creme, honey sweetened yogurt, sweet nectarine turnover, touch of funk, low lemon/orange zest balances the sweetness

Taste: A bit more sour on the palate but incredibly jammy stone fruit, orange peel, light tart yogurt, good punch of unripened peach, nectarine marmalade

Feel: Medium bodied, oily and gummy mouthfeel, low apparent carbonation, somewhat dry finish

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Photo of MileHighBeerGuy
4.79/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of my favorite Casey beers so far. The smell punches you in the face with the nectarine and classic Casey funk. The fruit is prominent to say the least and has a great balance with the amount of tartness, which is significant. Super funky, super fruity, smells fantastic, delicious stuff.

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Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This tastes almost exactly like a liquid nectarine. It's just funky juice. Which is also perfect. The smell was on point and you would swear you are just drinking fruit juice.

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Photo of MLDucky
4.55/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Soft yellow haze, and pure nectarine aroma. The aroma was like a ripe nectarine. Taste was heavy on the nectarine, very juicy feel to it with a subtle tartness. Not too much, but it still kick started the glands a bit, I felt the heavy fruit was a nice balance to the tartness I was getting. As this warmed the fruit just kept getting better with this one. Really wish I had another.

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Photo of MarkyMOD
4.75/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Besides Balaton Cut and Montmorency Fruit Stand, this is my favorite Casey beer. Perfectly balanced, just about perfect all around really. I found Necatrine FS a tad too tart, the additional fruit in the FP took care of that though.

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