5th Anniversary Kentucky-Style Common Ale | Black Market Brewing Co.

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5th Anniversary Kentucky-Style Common Ale5th Anniversary Kentucky-Style Common Ale

Brewed by:
Black Market Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by UCLABrewN84 on 08-05-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by getkrunkhoe:
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3.88/5  rDev -1%

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Photo of draheim
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

32oz growler into a tulip. Pours a clear brownish amber with a 1-finger frothy head, minimal lace.

Aroma is sweet and malty, grainy. Kind of similar to a Marzen.

Taste is gently tart, crisp, light with a pleasant underlying sweetness. Green apples, pears, and sweet toasted malt. Great balance, super drinkable. As it warms a bit, a distracting coarse grainy quality comes through so I have to dock it 0.25 for that.

Mouthfeel is light but entirely satisfying with a dry finish.

Overall a surprisingly tasty beer. The aroma gives no hint of its sour/tart nature, which is perfectly balanced and not overdone. So much flavor and complexity for a low-ABV beer.

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Photo of mchen
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of PretzelCity
3.6/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of ocelot2500
4/5  rDev +2%

Pours a clear garnet color with an effervescent white head that leaves no lacing.

Smells of rye, corn, and some fruitiness.

Tastes of sharp notes layered on some sweet malts and a bit of fruit. A sharp, lactic acid note leads off. Malts come next and add some grainy sweetness along with some spicy rye and corn sweetness. This gives way to some light apple notes. Finishes with a lingering tartness.

Mouthfeel is medium-light with a crisp amount of carbonation.

Overall, I like this. An interesting style that is tart and refreshing.

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Photo of Beerbuddy21
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Josh_951
3.47/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

3.27/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Raziel313
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of brotherliam
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of mactrail
3.12/5  rDev -20.4%

Brownish, tea-colored amber with a short-lived head in the tulip. Some swirls of foam carry on to the end, but the mouthfeel is not very spritzy. This immediately reminds me of a Berlinerweiss but less acidic. Brewer says this is made with "barley, corn, and rye using a soured mash."

Aroma is very sharp but not quite vinegar. Thin body but a little malt flavor. This is really woody and tart. I am struggling to describe this but it's a weak grainy taste with some very dry old apples. I can't say this is a hugely enjoyable experience but it's so much less offensive than a lot of Wild Ales.

From the 22 oz bottle purchased far north of Temecula in Bellingham, Wash. I was surprised this year to see Black Market beers all over the Puget Sound region.
3.5 3.0 3.5 3.0 3.0

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Photo of srandycarter
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Looks and taste like a porter. Not much head, little suds.

Just ok,

Sessionable for sure.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of gleemonger
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.98/5  rDev +1.5%

Pours a clear copper with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with malt, grain, toast, and acidic aromas. Taste is much the same with sour malt, toast, and roast flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of acidity on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty, refreshing, and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle.

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3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FrogOut69
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bcarson7287
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Bonsall_Phil
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FacialHeretic
3.04/5  rDev -22.4%

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4.4/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of rawfish
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%

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5th Anniversary Kentucky-Style Common Ale from Black Market Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 32 ratings