Casey Family Preserves - Apricot
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Casey Family Preserves - ApricotCasey Family Preserves - Apricot
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Style:
Belgian Saison
Ranked #78
ABV:
6%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,960
Avg:
4.34 | pDev: 4.61%
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
72
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Casey Family Preserves - ApricotCasey Family Preserves - Apricot
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Photo of Sabtos
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pouring semi-clear yellow-gold, it fills to an opaque pale yellow with a thin fizzy blanket that quickly dies off to a thin film.

Smell is super fresh and expressive, yet soft and mild, with apricot, apple orchard, and even freshly de-husked corn. Hints of lemon and peach candies emerge on the back end, as well as a moderate breadiness.

This starts soft, round and farm fresh on the palate, not sour or extreme like I've come to expect in other Casey beers. Apricot is very present, with some green apple and hints of clementine, while wild herbs like honeysuckle, as well as honeycomb, support in the background. The swallow gets more tart and sharp, with a thin fizz that disappears quickly to a semi-dry tingle.

2016 vintage

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Photo of Stevedore
4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle, 7/28/2016. Served in a Casey stemmed glass.

Pours a milky yellow body, two finger white head, good retention, bits of lacing that doesn't persist for very long. Looks like apricot fruit juice. Smells like it, too. Heavy tart apricot fruit on the nose, with a bit of lactic tartness, peach skin, bit of sour patch kids, light oak and earth. Flavour is excellent; heavy apricot tartness, apricot juice character, moderate lactic tartness and a bit of vinegary acidity, overall a nice combination of sweet and sour. It's a beer that tastes acidic and sour, but doesn't feel sour, due to the intrinsic character of the apricots. Really nice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, slightly dry with a big pucker on the finish. Overall, one of my favourites from Casey thus far. Ridiculous apricot character.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.43/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

its crazy how much this beer makes my mouth water. more than almost any other i can recall when smelling it, i really dont even have to drink it to enjoy it, the depth here is amazing, lacto pucker, sweet fuzzy overripe apricots, tons of wood, white wine notes, bretty funk, mature wild beer to say the least. i like this much better than any of the other beers in this series, the fruit is so forward and authentic, but it isnt so sweet that it compromises the beer, some of the cherry ones have gotten a little too sweet for me. this stays dry and bretty the whole time, layers of other fruity funk are there too, notes of pear and lemon, but well behind the fuzzy fresh apricot. moderate acidity, this is more juicy than it is sour, but the acidity is necessary for balance here, the fruit is so intense it needs a counterpoint and it finds one there. huge carbonation pushes the fuzz aspect on the tongue, it almost feels like an apricot, odd how it works, but it sure does. long long finish, despite it being a little drier, the fruit and tang linger for awhile, softly. this is beautiful beer, up there with cascade and even fou foune for how the apricot comes through. easily the most enjoyable of the family preserves so far for me!

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Photo of Alieniloquium
4.12/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle. Hazy yellow. The nose is a remarkable apricot aroma. A little bit of yeast and acidity. Tastes lightly acidic. A little lemon. The apricot is again really well done. Not as sour as other Preserves. No band-aid flavor, either. Grain in the back end. Medium light. Well carbonated. Impressive apricot presence.

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Casey Family Preserves - Apricot from Casey Brewing & Blending
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 72 ratings