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

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79
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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 18.71%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | 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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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

Lare453, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17%

SuziG, Aug 23, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

morebeergood, Jul 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +24.3%

ThaJokerWild, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of RyanPoff
3.1/5  rDev -9.4%
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.

RyanPoff, Jul 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +17%

IAmHollywood13, Jun 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

zachpaschal, Jun 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

neckbracesub, May 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

Wsherry1, May 21, 2014
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

Schlafly33, May 05, 2014
Photo of KevBot89
3.79/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

KevBot89, May 05, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

lilsmizzul1225, Apr 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

rxthree, Feb 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

zrab11, Jan 20, 2014
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3.39/5  rDev -0.9%
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

ONUMello, Jan 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

target88, Dec 05, 2013
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1/5  rDev -70.8%

HopsMatt, Nov 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

fleurdelou, Nov 11, 2013
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

kbrown, Sep 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

juicebox, Sep 01, 2013
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3.74/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had a 25 oz of this On-Tap in Louisville.

Made great for the large quantity. I drank it rather quickly.

The small head faded quickly.

Some spicyness. Dry, but not as much as the other saison's I've had. Very pleasant.

I would say this does not have all the characteristics of a saison, but then again I haven't had too many. Could have used a touch more carbonation.

TastyAdventure, Aug 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

JPlo, Aug 01, 2013
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2/5  rDev -41.5%

Jakep2021, Jul 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -19.6%

sabitu, Jul 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +17%

DrFunkenstein, Jul 06, 2013
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Black & Blue Grass from New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
79 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.