Kitty Kat Blues | Black Raven Brewing Co.

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by HuskyinPDX on 12-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
55
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
12.79%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 55 |  Reviews: 17
Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
4.66/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Mehinaman
4.65/5  rDev +21.4%
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 TheEarl
4.59/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On nitro into a plastic keg cut at Black Raven's 2013 Flock Party.

Appearance: Orange and very opaque. Thanks to the nitro, a very fluffy head of durable foam.

Aroma: This beer smells like blueberry pancakes in the best possible way. There are initial notes of berry, followed by grainy sweetness, with tropical hop character on the end.

Taste: Taste follows aroma but is a bit too sweet.

Mouthfeel: Nitro.

Overall: I loved this beer but I could see some finding it too sweet and I'm not sure I would want more than one. Certainly, this beer's scarcity, added to the experience for me.

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Photo of Hopmodium
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of DOCRW
4.48/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bsherrill
4.42/5  rDev +15.4%
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 Noooddle
4.39/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smartin121356
4.3/5  rDev +12.3%
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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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of NickThePyro
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrFuzzyhead
4.17/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Delicious . . .a must try beer!

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Photo of MatthewWalters
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mabermud
4.07/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Look: Clear and bright amber body. Soft-white head.
Smell: Malty, blueberry-vanilla aroma.
Taste: Malt, blueberries, vanilla, and sweetness.
Feel: Crisp.

Overall - This is a refreshing summer drink. Laid back and easy to drink. Bright and summery.

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Photo of bumchilly25
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ssgunbond
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DucksFan16
4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 01/13/2016. Consumed 02/12/2016.

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Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of yojimbo1
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of 2GOOFY
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
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 GeorgeAKeim
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DoctorEvil65
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Braz
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Kitty Kat Blues from Black Raven Brewing Co.
3.83 out of 5 based on 55 ratings.
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