Kitty Kat Blues | Black Raven Brewing Co.

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3.85/5
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64 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Black Raven Brewing Co.
Washington, United States
blackravenbrewing.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by HuskyinPDX on 12-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,509
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
64
pDev:
12.99%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a medium to dark coppery amber with a thin off-white head that slowly dissipates leaving light lacing. Aroma of blueberries and bready yeast, surprisingly like a blueberry muffin. Flavor starts with light sweet malt and fresh blueberries, then quickly develops a deeper biscuit malt flavor, then finishes with an almost astringent bitterness that left me searching my mind for the hop variety before I realized it must be the catnip kicking in. Finishes with lingering bitterness from the hops and catnip. Medium bodied with light creaminess. Very interesting flavor progression with very nice fresh blueberry flavor. The catnip bitterness is harder to get used to than the more familiar hops and any hop flavors seem to be dominated by the catnip. It reminded me of camomile in its earthy bitterness. One of the better blueberry ales I've had and novel to drink.

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Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Seattle_Suds
3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of distantmantra
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of hreb
3.49/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle served in pint glass. Beer pours a lovely amber color, crystal clear, and forms a surprisingly large white pillowy head. Immediate rushing aroma of blueberries. Flavor... well, it tastes like a blueberry beer. Not a blueberry wheat (Sea Dog, Wachusett), nor a lager (Sam Adams). Just a straight ahead American amber ale with the classic blueberry ale flavor. There is a dryness in the finish which is kind of herbal -- and not in a good way. Maybe that's the catnip? Unfortunately I don't detect the vanilla bean at all. I'm not loving this, and I don't think I'd try it again. Then again I'm not a huge fan of blueberries in any form so what did I expect? Lovers of blueberry beers would probably get a lot more out of it than I.

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Photo of smartin121356
4.3/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Loved the taste of blue berries, not sure what cat nip taste like or added to this excellent beer.

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Photo of jmccraney
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bsherrill
4.42/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Claims to be a blueberry vanilla catnip beer. I can't say I know what catnip tastes like, but blueberry and vanilla are very strong. I haven't had this combo of flavors in any other beer, but they seem to work very well. I personally love the strong flavors, which makes this one of my favorite light beers.

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Photo of DOCRW
4.48/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Ryften
4.38/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
4.66/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TysonA
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Hopmodium
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of SveNss0N
2.26/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Braz
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 8444dodgers01
3.56/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Clear appearance. Dark amber red color. Frothy, off-white head. Eventually collapses into a thick collar. Lacing is good. Aroma is blueberries, vanilla, and some citrusy notes. Slick mouthfeel. There is a little sweetness from the blueberries. The finish is abrupt but a tad bitter. Do not get the vanilla which i was kind of hoping for. As for the catnip i have never experienced so do not know really what that is supposed to smell or taste like. The longer it warms up the more bitter it gets. I am liking this beer.

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Photo of CaptainQ
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rick778
2.93/5  rDev -23.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bumchilly25
4.04/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mehinaman
4.65/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Really impressed by this pale ale. The vanilla and blueberry make this highly drinkable and it's perfect for a hot summer day. This would be one of my go to ales if it was available year round

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Photo of josephbrewha
4.59/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mister_Faucher
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of WesMantooth
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottled 2/20/18 in a 22oz format

It’s a really dark gold, and clear. Very nice frothy, off-white head. Good retention with a film and some lacing left behind.

Smells like blueberry muffins. Obviously there is some bready/doughy malts to get this result, but I get all blueberry with some sweetness.

It tastes pretty much the same. A lot of blueberry initially along with a slight grassy hop note. There is some noticeable vanilla before it ends on a grainy, toasted bread flavor.

The body is a little prickly/carbonated feel up front, but it is balanced out by some creaminess. It is a bit drying overall, which is surprising considering it doesn’t come across real hoppy. Overall I think it is really drinkable.

I was not sure what to expect from the catnip front, but I suspect they used it in lieu of hops. I think the whole thing works pretty well with a nice balance of flavors.

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Kitty Kat Blues from Black Raven Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 64 ratings