Banshee Cutter | Insight Brewing

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4.03/5
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39 Ratings
Banshee CutterBanshee Cutter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Insight Brewing
Minnesota, United States
insightbrewing.com

Style: American Blonde Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Golden ale with coffee added.

Added by jera1350 on 09-21-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,068
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
39
pDev:
9.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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0
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11
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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 8
Photo of 322wingedfoot
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jbuck66
4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SaxmanRick
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Taphouse_Traveler
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattmarka1
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cmsfish
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a clear, golden-yellow color with a small, white head of foam. It smelled of fresh roasted coffee and sweet caramel. Nice light coffee flavor up front with sweet toasted caramel.

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Photo of jaketaz
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ipeters1017
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a crystal clear topaz color with a thin white head. Smells of crackers, bready malts, and coffee. Definitely a sweet note in there. Taste follows the nose minus the sweetness, with breadiness and a bitter coffee presence. Body is light-medium, fairly carbonated, and slightly dry. Easy drinking, and possibly the only coffee beer I could call refreshing. Nicely done.

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Photo of EdFed
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of qcbrewer
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dave2234
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sparx1100
3.34/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GStone899
4.27/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Of all the coffee beers I've had, this is the best smelling. A truly amazing aroma with how the coffee plays with the golden ale. Usually I'm not that big of a fan of lighter coffee beers but this one really hits the spot. Pours a bright golden color. The beer is incredibly simple yet amazingly smooth and well balanced.

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Photo of mothman
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tylerstravis
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jakea
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmh21
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MooseBoose
4.54/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aemowgli
4.73/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of einman
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KarlHungus
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a clear gold color. The head is a solid inch of study foam, and recedes slowly leaving good lacing. The aroma is pretty much all coffee. It is very simple, yet pleasant. The taste is similar. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a silky texture, and lively carbonation. The higher than normal level of carbonation for a coffee beer cleanses the palate of any sort of bitter coffee aftertaste which is really nice. Overall, this is a pretty good beer. Its only detractor is its simplicity, but what it does do it does well.

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Photo of umustdrink
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look - Light orange color. White head fades to a film and a thick ring. Good lacing on the glass.

Smell - Big coffee aroma, lighter roast. There's also noticeable beer aromas in the background, mildly citrusy hops, a light graininess, maybe some english yeast ester?

Taste - Light bready maltiness to start, midway through the coffee comes in big - again light roast. There's a faint hoppy flavor in there, lightly citrusy, lightly earthy, maybe Cascade or Willamette. Long lingering coffee aftertaste. Very pleasant overall.

Mouthfeel - Medium carbonation. Provides a nice bite upfront.

Overall - This is a very enjoyable beer. It's a coffee beer for sure, but it was nice to see some of the beer aspects coming through, especially for something that started out as a blonde ale.

Dated 2/2, consumed 3/30. Purchased from a warm shelf at Cub. No oxidation or staleness detected.

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Banshee Cutter from Insight Brewing
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 39 ratings