Posts Tagged ‘ Balaton Cherry Fruit Stand ’

Casey, all of the Casey

I haven’t had many beers from Casey Brewing and Blending, but I think this tasting fixed all that.

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Turns out these three beers were my favorite of the day. Balaton is the winner.

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Brett Loves Citra: Very, very good. Like a fancy version of De Garde’s Hose, but with much softer acidity.

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Casey Oak Theory: Huge surprise at the taste of this beer. It tastes just like a very young lambic, funk and all. Pro-tip, cellar the hell out of these.

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Casey Advanced Oak Theory: I love how the whiskey barrels have changed this beer, but the finish is super diacetyl. Do not want buttered popcorn flavors in my beer 😦

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Casey Saison: Really, fucking good. Damn.

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Casey East Bank: Also delicious.

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Casey East Bank w/honey: A beer that has honey in it where I can actually taste the honey?! GOD DAMN.

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Casey Peach Fruit Stand: no peaches to be found here. Makes me sad, but other than that the beer is good.

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Casey Blackberry Fruit Stand: Very tasty, but I was expecting more blackberry here.

General takeaway: Casey beers are very good, but do not expect the same kind of fruit bombs that De Garde drops on your palate. The fruit seems to be used as an accent to the main flavors of the base beer, while De Garde’s approach is to highlight the fruit itself, with the base beer used as a foundation of the fruity assault on your senses.

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Yep, fruitiest beer of the day.

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