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Kitty Kat Blues | Black Raven Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.84/5
Very Good
56 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
Ranking:
#16,363
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
56
pDev:
12.76%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
6
Trade:
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Photo of mactrail
2.98/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Dark amber color with a modest head in the Affligem chalice. Distinct fruity aroma, though it's hard to tell what at the beginning. The vanilla shows up in the nose.

I"m not sure blueberries is what I would think of, tasting this stuff. The bitterish, herbal finish is different. Tangy and aromatic. Maybe they should have tossed the berries and kept the catnip. However, after some sipping the astringent bitterness seems to take over. And then there's that annoying vanilla note.

I don't get much sweetness or cloying sensation, but there's something icky about this. Well made, crisp, and clean, on the plus side. But not enough to make me want to finish the 22 oz bottle. Purchased at a market in Portland.

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Photo of rab53
3.47/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
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 Erik-P
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickThePyro
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of flagmantho
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
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 Donkster46
3.96/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DucksFan16
4.01/5  rDev +4.4%
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 DeadeyeOTDO
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On Tao at the Brewery on 12-21-12

A - Served a beautiful nitro creamy orange with a silky smooth creamy colored head. Of course amazing retention due to the nitro tap.

S - Blueberries and some sweet bready toast.

T - Blueberry pancakes. Very tasty, but it seems to get a bit cloying after a while.

D - Great body and Nitro. Silky smooth.

O - If you want a sweet blueberry pancake dessert. This is it.

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Photo of twelveinches
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bumchilly25
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 2GOOFY
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of strongaf
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Moose90
2.74/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Served On-Tap

A — Pours a pale light golden yellow color, this white head forms, minimal lacing.

S — Smells strongly of blueberries and vanilla, little bit of doughy malts, this literally smells like a blueberry mini muffin in a glass, bizarre.

T — Tastes more like the nose, huge sweet artificial blueberry tone here, lot of vanilla sweetness, and a little weird grassy note, catnip? Cloyingly sweet.

M — Almost thick, the vanilla makes this stick to your palate, tough taste to get out of your mouth.

O — Just strange, not sure who this appeals to, but if you want a big glass of blueberry, vanilla, catnip, soda, then this is for you! I enjoy most Black Raven stuff, but this one missed the mark for me.

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Photo of DOCRW
4.48/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DamienI
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Hopmodium
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of jmccraney
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Braz
3.97/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rick778
2.93/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of draheim
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz (bottled 4/30/2015) into a tulip. Pours a clear coppery amber w/ a 1-finger head.

Aroma is floral and sweet, a touch grainy.

Taste is sweet, herbal, tea-like. Bready malt, berry sweetness. And there's an unusual bitterness here I can't put my finger on; catnip? Wouldn't know. Has almost a spicy bite to it, like cayenne. Not really getting much vanilla, maybe more the suggestion of vanilla in terms of a general softness.

Mouthfeel is balanced and medium-bodied, about right for a pale ale.

Overall a unique beer, not sure I would go for it again.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of SveNss0N
2.26/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

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Kitty Kat Blues from Black Raven Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 56 ratings
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