Lactobacillus Blackberry Grove | Cigar City Brewing

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4.05/5
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Lactobacillus Blackberry GroveLactobacillus Blackberry Grove
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cigar City Brewing
Florida, United States
cigarcitybrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ThatsThatDude on 02-13-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,025
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
88
pDev:
7.65%
 
 
Wants:
13
Gots:
18
Trade:
5
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3.85/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: Purplish red - nearly the color of cranberry juice - and mildly hazy. Forms a thin white head, though it fades quickly, with lower visible carbonation than expected.

S: Lactic tart, berry fruitiness, and mild Lactobacillus funk. Husky pale malts, and the weird dishwater aroma that many of CCB's sours have as well. Some lemony citric acid mixed with the blackberry pie filling. Decent aroma, but it doesn’t hit me quite right.

T: Tart berries, dry citric acid, and a modest Lacto funk. Lactic acid bite and the tart underripe blackberries. Grainy pale malts again. Dry and tart finish with more husky “dishwater” in the hang.

M: A light body, with carbonation sensation just a bit lower than desired. Low alcohol presence.

O: This isn't my favorite, though it’s not the worst of the “Lactobacillus Grove” series. The blackberries add a nice sweet and tart balance.
NOTE: I won’t change the rating, but this did get significantly better after eating some curry chicken wings. I'm not sure quite what to make of that, but if you're going to drink this, either let it warm significantly, or have it with some food. Or both.

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4.01/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
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3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
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3.74/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer surprised me. It has a great balance of a very pleasing sour lacto taste and a slightly sweet blackberry flavor that comes in towards the end. Neither overwhelms but works well in a very drinkable, refreshing beer. I also picked up a little bit of a wood flavor. Not sure where it came from but it adds to the overall enjoyment (for lack of a better word) and dare I say complexity of this sour. I would definitely seek this out.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.82/5  rDev -5.7%
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3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
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Lactobacillus Blackberry Grove from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 88 ratings