Kitty Kat Blues | Black Raven Brewing Co.

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53 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by HuskyinPDX on 12-22-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
53
Reviews:
15
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
13.05%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 15
Photo of Rick778
2.93/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of LouZ
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured great - dark amber with two fingers fluffy head. Aroma was a pleasant, light blueberry and flavor hit the mark and was perfectly subtle on the fruit. Dry finish with a stark bitternes I imagine comes from catnip. Interesting and good brew, but a novelty drink for me.

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Photo of dt_gbpackersfan
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SveNss0N
2.26/5  rDev -41%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

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

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 MatthewWalters
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | 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 DamienI
2.75/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of hreb
3.49/5  rDev -8.9%
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 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 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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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 CaptainQ
3.91/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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 flagmantho
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had this beer on-tap in a big tulip at Special Brews in Lynnwood, WA.

Appearance: Rich copper hue with a crystal clarity and a nice layer of ivory foam. Very attractive.

Smell: light berry and toast. An interesting melange.

Taste: very berry like right up front and throughout, atop a toasty base. Pretty good for a blueberry beer!

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good carbonation and decent creaminess.

Overall: a fascinating beer which I happen to really like.

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Photo of Erik-P
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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 gouettn
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TwoTrees
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

There is a fine line with fruit beers when the fruit ceases to be welcome accentuation to an already well crafted brew, and becomes a cloyingly sweet, sugary backbone. Kitty Kat Blues is very much the former.

Crisp, hoppy, blueberry notes on the fringe…this was a refreshing pale. Great for a Summer afternoon.

Well done again, Black Raven!

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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 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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Kitty Kat Blues from Black Raven Brewing Co.
3.83 out of 5 based on 53 ratings.
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