Lactobacillus Blackberry Grove | Cigar City Brewing

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4.05/5
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88 Ratings
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:
#5,503
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
88
pDev:
7.65%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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13
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18
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Ratings: 88 |  Reviews: 8
Reviews by Jdub2839:
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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of buyyourfreedom
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of DraughtJunkie82
3.61/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cjgator3
3.5/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jloomis
4.64/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.18/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Pretty purple body. Medium white head and medium collar. Musty smell, light berry. Mostly acidic aromas. Some fruity malts. Much more fruit in the taste. Sour berries. Kind of a messy sourness. The blackberry flavor peaks in the finish and gets a little bit vinegary. High carbonation, medium light. Kinda disappointing.

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cyrushire
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dvmin98
3.97/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received as an extra in a trade with a buddy in Tampa. As soon as I opened it, it gushed, but not to where half the bottle was lost. Just a bit of head emanated from the top. Poured a beautiful light purple with a 3 finger head. Smell was a bit of fruit, funk, etc. Not over the top. Taste was tart, blackberries (muted), some funk. Fairly effervescent mouthfeel. Prickly but pleasant. Overall, it was a nice, refreshing beer.

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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rutager
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gator_Chomp
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Best offering in the Grove series so far

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

Photo of hopkrid
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oline73
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pmangold
4.14/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of wingnutter
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Give this beer 4-6 weeks if you can - it's a little sharp when fresh, and the fruit isn't at the forefront...a month or so softens up the CCB Lacto Grove beers, IMO, and lets the fruit really come through. That said, its still a delicious sour. I always make it a point to hit the brewery whenever they release a Lacto Grove beer, they are not to be missed.

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4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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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4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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

Photo of smartassboiler
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Lactobacillus Blackberry Grove from Cigar City Brewing
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 88 ratings