The Cut: Grape - Baco Noir
Casey Brewing & Blending

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American Wild Ale
4.37 | pDev: 4.58%
Casey Brewing & Blending
Colorado, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 23 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of csmrx7
4.48/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Grape and beer are so hard to put together and this really is a great example of how to right. Base beer is light tart with a nice straw maltiness, that sits so well with the grape and oak. The fear is grape pop and this is so far from that. Bravo

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Photo of Sabtos
4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Vibrant yet dark purple with a loud fizzy head that rapidly dissipates to nothing but a bubbly living pond-like surface.

Woody, splintery nutty funk introduces the nose with a bit of barnyard and a lactic hint of blue cheese, as peppery red wine sharpens it up.

Fruity red grapes are abundant in this mildly sharp sour, as much less woody funkiness comes out in flavor. This is like a nicely tart red wine with an almost raspberry accent, as a tingly carbonation somehow thickens the medium body before the tanniny, semi-dry to dry swallow.

1/5/17 vintage

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Photo of MFMB
4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750ml at the brewery. Pours a deep maroon color with a thin pinkish head. Nose is a bit bland with light yeast at the forefront. Taste tho is another story, it's bright and packed with juicy grape juice and sour grape skins along with a bit of blueberry and lemon/orange peel. Light yeast and little barrel in there as well. Very wine like on this beer. Crisp and tart.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.45/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

750ml cork and caged bottle, dated 1/5/2017. Served in a snifter glass. Pours a medium reddish-purple body, a bit like koolaid, one finger white head, fair bit of retention, but no lacing. Smell is rich red grape character; not necessarily vinous but has a nice non-sweetened grape juice component to it, if that makes sense. Bit of lemon, mild oak, moderate acetic acidity, house minerals. The main star here is the grapes, which this seems to showcase very well. Flavour is similar; heavy red vinous grape character, oak, moderate acetic acidity, touch of lemon, the distinct Casey yeast/mineral blend, probably hallucinating a touch of fresh mozzarella cheese too. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, not too dry by any means, delicious grapes all the way through. This may be better than the Merlot version; and am now kind of curious as to what time would do to this one. I can't imagine it wouldn't make this one more interesting to have the grapes dry up slightly and impart more of a wine rather than fruit character to the base Oak Theory.

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Photo of Tommo
4.32/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

So this one is by far the most wine-esque beer i have ever day. More winey than Merlot Cut. I mean this is borderline just a bottle of wine with strange yeast used to ferment it.

Aroma is casey funk with a touch of cheese. not an off putting amount but certainly present

The taste is of a tart dry wine, huge grape flavor

Body- thick, rich, creamy, much heavier than other casey cuts i have had

Delicious, would drink again, be ready for wine

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The Cut: Grape - Baco Noir from Casey Brewing & Blending
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 23 ratings