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Black & Blue Grass | New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
Indiana, United States
newalbanian.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with blue agave nectar, toasted black pepper, and lemongrass.

Added by emerge077 on 06-04-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,771
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
75
pDev:
18.18%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
5
Trade:
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Golden brown- almost a deep red. pencil thin head. dissipates almost immediately. thin layer of head clings to the rim of glass.

S - very nice. Lemon. belgian yeast. pepper, a sweet citrus/nectar. great floral scents.

T - Lemon, orange? more of that nectar taste. medium carbonation. hint of grass as the brew goes down the throat.

M - full flavor, frothy, viscosity is high.

O - I really like this. belgian lemon and carbonation combine really nicely. Floral notes are excellent. I will certainly buy this again.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Well, the dude from "The Winetree" in Evansville loved this and spoke very highly of it. Let's see.

Served in an Olde Hickory glass.

A: I thought this was going to be one of those black saisons, but from the look of it, it looks like a DIPA. Cloudy, chilled hazed gold, with a 1/4 finger head that melted into a mere ring in 5 seconds flat.

S: More of an "Herb/Spiced Beer" just based on the nose. Coriander, flower petals, thyme, and white pepper. Interesting...

T: Okay, this DEFINITELY doesn't read saison to me.... more like either the aforementioned style from the nose, or one of Dogfish's foo-foo historic brews. Definitely wheat-based, floral, and sweet, but not too. I got crushed "Sweet Tarts."

M: The flatest farmhouse brew I've ever tasted, but as an "Herb/Spiced Beer" this was fine. The lacing was mildly splotchy and the sweetness wasn't in-line with the farmhouse style at all.

O: Not to sound like a broken record, but this is NOT as saison. It's more of a blend of several styles and I found it very creative. I know BA calls it a saison, but New Albanian makes no such claim. Very good beer.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I dont see why this beer is so poorly rated. I enjoyed it a lot.

Lots of nose including lemongrass, spice, belgian yeast, blueberry (pr blue agave based on description)

The flavor follows the nose. Lots of belgian yeast, lemon, peppery notes, blue agave/blueberry, bready malts, sweet butter.

Overall an enjoyable beer. A lot happening and it may conflict and clash a bit, might explain the lower rating. But i enjoyed this beer.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle. Served in a tulip, the beer pours a slightly hazy orange/amber color with a half inch off-white head that didn't stay around for too long. There's a small amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, it smells like honey/blue agave, lemongrass, citrus, apples and some peppery spice. The brew tastes like honey/blue agave, peppercorns, lemongrass and some citrus. I liked the taste of this brew more and more the longer I drank it. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it's a bit slick and smooth with low carbonation. I think this is a good overall brew, I liked it.

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Black & Blue Grass from New Albanian Brewing Company - Pizzeria and Public House
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 75 ratings
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