Category Archives: Casey Brewing & Blending

Casey Funky Blender Raspberry + Cherry

Brewery: Casey Brewing & Blending
Country: USA
ABV: 6.5%
Style: American Wild Ale
Other Notes: Heritage / 4 Cherry blend

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Ale aged in oak barrels with raspberries + cherries.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.33
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, Heritage raspberries and 4 cherry blend, bottled in 5th May 2020. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A very nice slightly hazy ruby red colour with a two finger pinkish head that dissipated fairly quickly but eventually settled to a thin replenishing cap, while leaving some nice lacing.
Aroma: Sweet candy like raspberry and cherry, oak, with a hint of funk and acetone.
Taste: Sour, tart, raspberry, cherry, oak, acidic, with slight notes of lemon and funk.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Loved the look and the aroma. Flavours were good, but perhaps slightly too acidic towards the finish, but still, it was enjoyable.

Casey Bière de Garde

Brewery: Casey Brewing & Blending
Country: USA
ABV: 8%
Style: Farmhouse Bière de Garde

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Ale aged in oak barrels.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.11
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, bottled on 14th April 2016. Poured into a 3 Fonteinen stemmed glass.
Appearance: A cola brown colour with an orange hue, and a one finger tanned head that settled slowly to a thin cap while leaving some nice lacing.
Aroma: Tart, cherry, plum, red grape, oak, caramel, lemon zest, and a splash of herbal notes.
Taste: Sour, tart, lemon zest, herbal, cherry, plum, red grape, vinous, oak, caramel, and dark malt notes.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Haven’t had the opportunity to try many Bière de Garde’s, but this was an enjoyable dark sour beer with a balanced malty, tart, and fruity mix.

Casey Fruit Stand Cherry (Montmorency)

Brewery: Casey Brewing & Blending
Country: USA
ABV: 5.5%
Style: Farmhouse Saison (Fruited)

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Ale aged in oak barrel with cherries (Montmorency) added.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.16
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, bottled on 15th October 2015. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A hazy grapefruit pinkish orange colour with a thin white head that dissipated fairly quickly to a ring around the glass, and left only sparse lacing.
Aroma: Sweet and tart cherry, lightly candied, oak, light funk, with a touch of citrusy lemon zest.
Taste: Sour, tart, cherry, lemon, oak, with light funk notes.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Enjoyable cherry and citrus balance that isn’t overwhelmingly fruity, but just enough to complement the base Saison.

Casey The Low End (Wet Hop)

Brewery: Casey Brewing & Blending
Country: USA
ABV: 4.5%
Style: Farmhouse Saison

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Ale aged in oak barrels.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.21
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: So, unfortunately this bottle got forgotten in my cellar for almost 5 years, but after tasting it, it’s aged well. A 750ml corked and caged bottle, bottled on 28th October 2015. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A mostly clear golden colour with a one finger white head that had pretty good retention and left some lacing.
Aroma: Tart, lemon zest, melon, honey, oak, light funk and brett notes.
Taste: Tangy, tart, lemon, lemon zest, lime, white grapes, light funk, brett, and a touch of minerality.
Mouthfeel: Dry, light bodied with moderate to soft carbonation.
Overall: A forgotten bottle in my cellar that I did not get to try fresh, but this tastes great right now. I can’t comment on the wet hops, but it’s got good fruity citrus and white grape flavours that were nicely balanced with the funk and brett. Refreshing and enjoyable to drink.

Casey Fruit Stand Grape (Viognier)

Brewery: Casey Brewing & Blending
Country: USA
ABV: 6%
Style: Farmhouse Saison (Fruited)

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Ale aged in oak barrels with grapes (Viognier).

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.01
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.9

Intro: A 750ml corked and caged bottle, bottled on 20th January 2017. Poured into a Holy Mountain tulip glass.
Appearance: A mostly clear golden colour with a thin white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing.
Aroma: White grape, vinous, oak, vanilla, funk, with peach and citrus notes.
Taste: Tart, lightly sour, white grape, vinous, oak, funk, and stonefruit.
Mouthfeel: Medium to light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Overall: Nice, refreshing and enjoyable with interesting fruity flavours, on top of the white grape Viognier, coming through nicely.