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Saint Oskar (Oskar Blues/Saint Archer Collaboration) - Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
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Oskar Blues Grill & Brew visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JMBSH on 03-24-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

An India Black Lager dry-hopped with experimental hop HBC 366.
90 IBUs
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S - Citrusy hops. Not too strong but it's good.

T - Strong pine/grass flavor. I wait a bit and the next taste dark malts now add a roasted characteristic that I didn't get at first. It helps the hop bite not to be too overpowering (for me).

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O - Very good beer.

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Saint Oskar (Oskar Blues/Saint Archer Collaboration) from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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