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Black & Blue Grass - New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House

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BA SCORE
78
okay

66 Ratings
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 18.82%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 06-04-2012

Brewed with blue agave nectar, toasted black pepper, and lemongrass.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 66 | Reviews: 17
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2.58/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

I like lemongrass in my food, but this is way over done.

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3.55/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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2.96/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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2.52/5  rDev -25.9%

Photo of schoolboy
3.43/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This one was a unique experience, and that isn't always a good thing.

It a cloudy dark yellow with big head and big bubbles. The aroma was skunky-funky.

The taste was malty yet dry with a bitter aftertaste.

It was definitely unique, with an odd grassy feel to it, but not something I would want again.

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3.36/5  rDev -1.2%

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2.25/5  rDev -33.8%

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3.28/5  rDev -3.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +25%

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4.25/5  rDev +25%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +25%

Photo of RyanPoff
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Had on tap here in Indy a few months ago. Rating the bottle I bought at Costco today.

A: Clear, "shiny penny" copper. About a finger of quickly retreating head, little to no retention.

S: Floral and herby, spring field like smell. Smells good, but doesn't jibe with the look, at all.

T: Not a lot of the herbs I smelled, and this is definitely not a saison. It tastes more like an amber. It is not exciting.

M: Medium bodied, but seems flat/old.

Just not a good brew overall and I have no idea what they were shooting for.

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4/5  rDev +17.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

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3/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of KevBot89
3.8/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I dont see why this beer is so poorly rated. I enjoyed it a lot.

Lots of nose including lemongrass, spice, belgian yeast, blueberry (pr blue agave based on description)

The flavor follows the nose. Lots of belgian yeast, lemon, peppery notes, blue agave/blueberry, bready malts, sweet butter.

Overall an enjoyable beer. A lot happening and it may conflict and clash a bit, might explain the lower rating. But i enjoyed this beer.

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2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of ONUMello
3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 650ml bottle into a pint glass
A: Light orange with a 1/2-finger head
S: Sweet, some spice, some light wheat notes
T: Lots of spice initially followed by some florals/potpourri, not a lot in the way of malty/hoppy characteristics
M: Light-bodied, a fair amount of carbonation
O: Meh. Not what I'd call a saison but not sure what style it would be... a unique/interesting beer but not one I'd buy again

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Black & Blue Grass from New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
78 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.