Velvet
Casey Brewing & Blending

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Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #120
ABV:
8%
Score:
95
Ranked #2,890
Avg:
4.54 | pDev: 4.85%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
25
From:
Casey Brewing & Blending
 
Colorado, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  6
Gots
  4
SCORE
95
World-Class
Notes: Collaboration with Side Project Brewing

First came Leaner. Then came Jammy. Now Velvet, our apricot collab with Side Project. Over 5 pounds per gallon Colorado Perfection apricots. We've never used so many apricots in a blend. Last year, we had 4 different apricot blends that never carbonated. I can't explain how much sleep I lost worrying about this beer carbing. But we figured our process out and this. is. good.
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VoodooBear from Puerto Rico

4.41/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: Draft, served in a Munique glass.

Appearance: There's no head, just a thin ring of foam and almost no lacing. It's a murky, bright gold color.

Smell: There's a lot of fruity apricot and lemon with some floral notes and it finishes with a funky, musty oak and yogurt smell.

Taste: It starts with a big helping of funky yogurt up front and then it transitions to tart and fruity flavors of apricot, blackberries and lemon.

Mouthfeel: It's extremely smooth and creamy with low carbonation .

Overall: An awesome beer in every single aspect. A must try for lovers of sour beer.

May 15, 2019
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mothman from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this at sheltonfest last year. Tart, juicy, and acidic. Probably too sour for my liking, but tons of apricot flavor. A small pour of this was good and I could probably have a glass, but that's it.

Apr 11, 2019
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GreesyFizeek from New York

4.82/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This one pours a slightly hazy golden orange color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells fairly tart and acidic, with a heavy-duty amount of apricot here- just waves of apricot flesh, and tart apricot juice, with a candied lemon sort of aroma as well.

The taste on this is similarly incredible. It's probably one of the more tart Casey beers I've had- they are generally more subtly sour and tart. Nonethless, the amplified tartness only accentuates the mega amount of apricot that was added here. There's some fruity funk, too, and a touch of bitterness. This is exceptional, and it represents the apex of fruited beer.

This is soft, fruity, and feels light on the palate, with a nice soft level of carbonation. It's really, really drinkable.

This is honestly stunning. Probably the best Casey beer that I've ever had.

Dec 16, 2018
Velvet from Casey Brewing & Blending
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 25 ratings