Blackberry Grove
Cigar City Brewing

Blackberry GroveBlackberry Grove
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Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
7.4%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.06 | pDev: 7.64%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
88
From:
Cigar City Brewing
 
Florida, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  13
Gots
  17
SCORE
90
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Blackberry GroveBlackberry Grove
Notes: BlackberryGrove is an American Sour Blackberryale that experiences three fermentations. Primary fermentation is conducted with lactobacillus, a bacterial that sours the wort. The secondary fermentation takes place when we add an aleyeast. The tertiary fermentation is spurred by the addition of blackberries. The acidity of this elegant ale cuts fatty foods and oily fish from the palate beautifully. Pairs well with mussels cooked in gueuze, ceviche terrines and rich, creamy cheese or cheesecake.

IBU: 7.5
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 88 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Droppinloaves:
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Droppinloaves from Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 22, 2015
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snansel from Missouri

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 04, 2015
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TampaRainman from Florida

4.27/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 17, 2015
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Beer4B from Florida

4.31/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 17, 2015
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knicks19947 from New York

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 15, 2015
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Hohnbaum from Kansas

3.94/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aug 30, 2015
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Jdub2839 from Florida

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 14, 2015
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M_chav from New Mexico

4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aug 08, 2015
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Nick_isthatstillcool from Florida

4.02/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 04, 2016
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iTunesUpdates from Florida

4.68/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Delicious brew. Sour and savory.
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Jun 21, 2015
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halo3one from Georgia

4.24/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jun 08, 2015
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CavemanRamblin from North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Sep 29, 2015
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suckaj from Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 05, 2016
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pmangold from Florida

4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jul 11, 2015
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HeartofMiami from Florida

4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dec 28, 2016
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Pourharddrinkslow from South Carolina

3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look - A dark pink/purple color. Not very transparent. Exceptionally dark for a sour.

Smell - Very little going on here; A mild yeasty sweetness.

Taste - A little tart, a nice sweetness. Has a slight puckering sourness to it. Nice and smooth.

Feel - Light and bubbly.

Overall - A good sour, slightly different than what I would prefer; but still very pleasant.

Jun 09, 2015
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IckyT2012 from Florida

4.17/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

May 30, 2015
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xtonytx from Connecticut

3.63/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Aug 15, 2016
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Patrick_Redbeard from Texas

4.33/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Jun 28, 2015
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esimonoff from California

4.58/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Aug 30, 2015
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Gator_Chomp from Florida

4.45/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Best offering in the Grove series so far

May 28, 2015
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BEER88 from Washington

4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sep 29, 2015
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RonRygs from Florida

4.67/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Aug 04, 2015
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brennan813 from North Carolina

3.51/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Jun 26, 2015
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DSWeller from Iowa

3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 23, 2016
Blackberry Grove from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 88 ratings