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

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79
okay

63 Ratings
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.41
pDev: 19.06%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | 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:
Brewed with blue agave nectar, toasted black pepper, and lemongrass.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 06-04-2012)
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3.43/5  rDev +0.6%
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 -1.5%

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2.25/5  rDev -34%

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3.28/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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4/5  rDev +17.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +24.6%

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3.1/5  rDev -9.1%
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 +17.3%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +2.6%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3/5  rDev -12%

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3.79/5  rDev +11.1%
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 -26.7%

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3.39/5  rDev -0.6%
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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3.25/5  rDev -4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev +10%

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Black & Blue Grass from New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
79 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.