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Banshee Cutter | Insight Brewing

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3.99/5
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28 Ratings
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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:
#11,945
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
28
pDev:
9.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Gots:
8
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Ratings: 28 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by tylerstravis:
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4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of bsp77
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Smells very much like a mixture of fresh coffee beans and flavored coffee. The taste has coffee upfront, with crackery malts, straw and light spicy hops playing a role as well. Somewhat creamy and dry, but a trifle thin. Overall, this is oddly refreshing.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy amber orange with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid finger of off white head that settles into a thin creamy patch.

Smell: A roasty and fairly sweet aroma with a scent of coffee beans and cream. Upfront scent of coffee beans. Sweet hints of cream and honey sweetness. Malt hints of grains, biscuit, and cracker with yeast. A pretty solid aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a roasty and sweet taste with notes of coffee beans and cream. Upfront taste of roasty coffee beans. Sweet taste of cream and honey. Malt notes of biscuit, grains, and cracker along with some yeast. A very nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Light to medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Crisp, creamy, and smooth.

Overall: A very solid Coffee Blonde ale. Good coffee bean flavor with the smooth creamy body of a Blonde.

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Photo of qcbrewer
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MooseBoose
4.54/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of umustdrink
4.47/5  rDev +12%
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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3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CCutch
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jmh21
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of iRun2Beer
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jakea
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave2234
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sparx1100
3.34/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KarlHungus
3.97/5  rDev -0.5%
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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3.25/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of elec
3.43/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beerdudenumberone
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of pdb
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GStone899
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBasedElliot
4.4/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Josholson666
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of fiveiron
3.17/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of EdFed
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Banshee Cutter pours a darker golden color with a small quickly dissipating head. Big fresh coffee aroma. Taste is crisp with big creamy fresh coffee flavor. Good body and feel. Overall a very good coffee ale.

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Banshee Cutter from Insight Brewing
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 28 ratings
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