The Cut: Raspberry
Casey Brewing & Blending

The Cut: RaspberryThe Cut: Raspberry
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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #187
ABV:
6%
Score:
94
Ranked #4,557
Avg:
4.55 | pDev: 4.62%
Reviews:
2
Ratings:
17
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Casey Brewing & Blending
 
Colorado, United States
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Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
94
Outstanding
The Cut: RaspberryThe Cut: Raspberry
Notes: Ale aged in oak barrels with Heritage raspberries and Triple Crown blackberries.
Reviews: 2 | Ratings: 17 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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Stevedore from Wisconsin

4.53/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml cork and caged bottle. Served in a Casey stemmed glass. Pours a deep ruby red body, one finger white head, fair retention, minimal lacing. Smell is rich and deep raspberry fruit; jam and acidity play together nicely with both components being aggressive yet not overwhelming. Light lemon and mineral, moderate acetic acidity, a touch of oak and tannin, possibly. Flavour brings out more of the oak and tannin, a bit more depth is bought out as it warms; the overall palate consists of heavy raspberry flavours, as if a bunch of raspberries were macerated and the solid components were filtered into a liquid form without any flavour loss. Jammy and sweet but also moderately acetic with a fair bit of fruity tartness, light oak, touch of tannin, and a light minerality typical to Casey beer. Wonderful and complex. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, good carbonation, touch dry on the end, with a lingering jammy raspberry flavour. Wonderful beer, one of the best I've had from Casey thus far, and that includes Balaton Cut blend 1 and the Supreme Clientele iterations.

Feb 19, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.57/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

this is just fabulous, one of my favorites from casey so far, seriously, this is just amazing, and i have had some excellent raspberry wild ales lately, but this is a league above almost anything else out there. wow. the color is almost blood red, totally saturated with raspberry, and the aroma is there to match, tangy from the fruit and the yeast alike, jammy like making jam too, like cooked exploding raspberries, slightly floral too, rich and natural, just really wonderful. lots of funk here too, and the raspberries seem to balance off some of the usual casey sourness, so it has a more wild, mature, and bretty composition because the acidity is balanced by the fruit intensity, which i love. the berries are amazing in the flavor too, like packing my mouth full of as many as possible during the peak of summer, almost more raspberry than beer for a moment, like its just all fruit, but it starts to come around with a little grain character and the yeasts as i swallow. the intensity of the fruit is next level, and it just seems perfectly suited to the casey culture here. this is maybe my favorite of the cut beers so far, absolutely the essence of the fruit. maybe the best beer we had in an impossibly strong lineup! i want more!!!

edit: i have learned this this has blackberry in it too, and when i had it the second time, i noticed this element more, the blackberry brings up the raspberry, balances it and highlights it, the two fruits together make this special, even though it just says raspberry on the label, the blackberries play a big role in here, from color to up front sweetness to jammy tang at the end, perfect with the raspberries. this remains among the best of the casey stuff!

Jan 20, 2018
The Cut: Raspberry from Casey Brewing & Blending
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 17 ratings