The Cut: Merlot | Casey Brewing & Blending

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BA SCORE
4.36/5
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40 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Casey Brewing & Blending
Colorado, United States
caseybrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ThatsThatDude on 12-17-2015

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
40
pDev:
7.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
6
Trade:
1
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 40 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by ONovoMexicano:
Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.47/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is hitting on all cylinders for me.

Gorgeous purple color resembles grape skin. A lingering ring of lace sets a nice contrast to the burgundy color of the beer. Just beautiful. 5

Grape and berry fruitiness meets dry, tart, lemon acidic aromas. 4.25

Flavor is dry as a bone and so grape-heavy. But there's a berry fruit element and light lemon. 4.5

Dry, dry, dry. Tart, fruity, full-bodied. The finish will leave your mouth like the Mojave. 4.5

This is phenomenal. So vinous it could be perceived as wine.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

On tap at CBC 2016 - day 2. Hazy red pour. Red fruit, some vinegar, fruit sourness. Good.

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Photo of PSU_Mike
3.64/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.35/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fthegiants
4.75/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.52/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of drone
3.94/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of frasergrove
3.16/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of suckaj
4.25/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aaronyoung01
4.05/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of IrishColonial
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Deltoro
4.19/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chippo33
4.52/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Raziel313
4.52/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MLDucky
4.56/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Talk about murky. Dark purple huh, nose is spot on merlot, funk and oak. If a fruited sour could be "juicy" this would be it. Seemed to explode with grape flavor, the merlot really took well to this style. Soft dryness on the front end but the carbonation separated it from a wine. However, it's very wine like in nature. I was quite surprised by this as I'm not a huge wine fan, but this was definitely different enough for me to really enjoy it.

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Photo of pmoney
4.69/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AlexFields
4.24/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spycow
4.3/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Norvelljeff
5/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Kramerbarthomer
4.56/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Dark, reddish purple color. Moderate carb. Nose and taste are both loaded with grapes. The funk is present, but is mild. Super juicy. Overall, it's a fantastic beer. One of the better Cuts thus far.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.49/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml cork and cage bottle, dated 12/18/2015. Served in a Casey stemmed glass.

Pours a dark ruby and reddish body, slight purple hue, one finger white head, short-lived, no lacing. After a few minutes, it certainly looks like a lighter red wine, perhaps apropos for what is being accomplished here. Smells of rich complex grape sweetness, grape must, a light background lemon acidity, touch of leather, tannin, light oak presence, mineral. Holy cow. Flavour is equally as impressive; with a big red wine grape presence, blackberry and stone fruit, oak, touch of wheat, the slightest hint of lemon, fair bit of lactic acidity, mild musty funk. The fruit quotient is in brobdingnagian proportions, yet the base beer holds up nicely to it by the fact that I can easily pick out the underlying lemony geuze-like characteristics that Oak Theory is known for. Plenty of oak, vinous character, mild amount of funk, mildly earthy and floral bitterness keeps this from tasting like straight fruit juice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, appropriately dry and refreshing. Tart grape and lactic acidity finishes things out. An overall wonderful fruited wild ale with a lot of grape character and complexity. Merlot and wild ales seem to be a great partnership as merlot tends to have more straight red fruit character, versus say cabernet franc which tends to be more peppery and have darker fruit sometimes. All that aside, this is a fantastic grape wild and worth whatever it takes to land.

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Photo of WTKeene
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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The Cut: Merlot from Casey Brewing & Blending
Beer rating: 4.36 out of 5 with 40 ratings