Banshee Cutter
Insight Brewing

Banshee CutterBanshee Cutter
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From:
Insight Brewing
 
Minnesota, United States
Style:
American Blonde Ale
Ranked #26
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
89
Ranked #12,157
Avg:
3.99 | pDev: 9.27%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
61
Status:
Active
Rated:
Dec 05, 2021
Added:
Sep 21, 2016
Wants:
  0
Gots:
  13
SCORE
89
Very Good
Banshee CutterBanshee Cutter
Notes: Golden ale with coffee added.
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Reviewed by chum_husk from Minnesota

3.03/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
16oz pounder

Looks hazy, yellow-gold with a sprinkle of foam. Smells and tastes like the bottom of a coffee pot. Slick with oil

One note - and that note is the brown note
Dec 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.04 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Nov 11, 2021
 
Rated: 3.85 by BLarson31 from Minnesota

May 24, 2021
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Reviewed by gatornation from Florida

3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a golden clear color with a white head.Smel was citrus,malt grain and ground coffee. Taste was fruity with malt,bread citrus and slight coffe. A medium moutfeel with a fair amount of hops, tasty and quenchable. Drank like a session IPA in taste.
Sep 27, 2020
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Rated by sccrneo from Minnesota

3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Clear golden color
Rich coffee aroma
Smooth coffee taste
Low carbonation feel, feels kind of flat
Aug 30, 2020
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Reviewed by Mdog from Minnesota

3.21/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
From a 16oz can:

Appearance: Slightly hazy yellow, huge head.

Smell: Stale coffee.

Taste: Mild sweetness, grain, then light mocha flavor in the finish.

Overall: Coffee in the blonde ale--a little "different" as they say in Minnesota. It's ok, but more of a curiosity than a go-to beer.
Aug 09, 2020
 
Rated: 4.15 by DownyIsHungry from Minnesota

Oct 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by TheGent from New Jersey

Sep 11, 2019
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Reviewed by garymuchow from Minnesota

3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Thanks #2. I appreciate it.
Pours attractively with a soft coffee aroma that does not overpower (at least initially) the soft malt . Quite clear darker golden color and full 1 inch white head that settles down with some lacing.
Coffee is foremost but the background malt is there. The coffee is more grounds tasting than beans. Interesting mix of some crispness but also ale body. In time a little sweetness comes through, which is nice but the roast pushes at times to a little harsh.
Jul 26, 2019
 
Rated: 4.04 by NodakEric from Minnesota

Jul 23, 2019
 
Rated: 3.57 by akward from Texas

Jun 12, 2019
 
Rated: 3.87 by HopliteMpls612 from Minnesota

May 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.17 by nruhlig from Minnesota

Apr 06, 2019
 
Rated: 4.07 by Idahoman from Minnesota

Dec 21, 2018
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
golden ale with coffee, picking up just a little bit of an amber hue from the addition of the java it looks like, with a frothy white rising head from the tap, clearish and very active. smells like coffee, a lighter to medium roast on it, and likely a cold brew extraction, with a lot of the earthy and cocoa elements coming out in front of the roast, even hints of maple and molasses like when a good cold brew gets some ice melted into it, some malt sweetness here too, but simple on the grain side for sure. its a shame this isnt a little drier, or that there isnt a little more bitterness with the coffee to balance out the sweetness of the pale malt, its just a little more than i want as a session beer, its not the coffee but the residual sugar that slows me down, otherwise this would be a ripper. the coffee is fresh though, and quite boldly dosed. meanwhile, its well carbonated and drinks with some pep. i have liked these guys in the past, but recently they seem have taken the next step. inventive beers that are well executed is really all i ever want! i could see this working well on nitro too...
Nov 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.94 by ZacharySmith4989 from Minnesota

Aug 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.98 by GearsBeers from Minnesota

Jul 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4.04 by BrewNoob1 from Minnesota

Jul 20, 2018
 
Rated: 5 by EGR1069 from Minnesota

Jun 13, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

May 23, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by jewellrunner from Missouri

May 21, 2018
 
Rated: 4.15 by Rilesmiles from Wisconsin

Apr 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by 322wingedfoot from Pennsylvania

Apr 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4.37 by jbuck66 from Wisconsin

Mar 12, 2018
 
Rated: 3.94 by Richie_C_Johnson from Minnesota

Mar 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.04 by SaxmanRick from Minnesota

Feb 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4.05 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Feb 20, 2018
 
Rated: 3.5 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota

Jan 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4.1 by cmsfish from Minnesota

Jan 18, 2018
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
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.
Dec 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4.19 by jaketaz from Florida

Dec 21, 2017
 
Rated: 5 by DissentFatsquirrel from Minnesota

Dec 14, 2017
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Reviewed by ipeters1017 from Wisconsin

4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
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.
Dec 08, 2017
 
Rated: 4.05 by EdFed from Illinois

Oct 27, 2017
 
Rated: 3.95 by qcbrewer from North Carolina

Oct 11, 2017
 
Rated: 3.94 by Dave2234 from Minnesota

Oct 01, 2017
 
Rated: 3.34 by sparx1100 from Minnesota

Aug 27, 2017
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Reviewed by GStone899 from Minnesota

4.27/5  rDev +7%
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.
Aug 06, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by mothman from Minnesota

Jul 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4.13 by tylerstravis from Colorado

Jul 25, 2017
Banshee Cutter from Insight Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 61 ratings