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New Albanian Black and Blue Grass

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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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The great Bill Monroe described his bluegrass music as “Scottish bagpipes and ole-time fiddlin’. It’s Methodist and Holiness and Baptist. It’s blues and jazz, and it has a high lonesome sound.” Our Black & Blue Grass begs to concur. Belgian yeast and stateside Saison spicing; black pepper and blue agave and lemongrass, and a great bet alongside any food you have around. Or, just enjoy a bomber of Black & Blue Grass as you watch the springtime ponies run.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (3295) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Nice price on this 22 oz. bottle, $8.45 at Leary’s Fine Wine. Hazy orange color with a thin ring of head around the snifter. Aroma is oranges, dusty wheat and spice.

The flavor is mirror image of the aroma with the lemongrass being a main player. Light lingering herbal spices. Hard to get agave but the balance of spice and wheat is nice. Medium body with a low bitterness. Good not great, worth a try if you want something a tad different in this broad style.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (936) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Murky golden color, small white head. Medium hops aroma. Medium body with a light sweet flavor and a light. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidobutai (381) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Small head with interesting semi clear orange color. Aroma is hay and grass. Refreshing lemon grass and spice taste.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (696) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Aroma of spice, cloves and wet earth. Good looking beer, clear golden color with short lasting well laced white head. Taste of spice with a dry feel and a chalky finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrianPetrie (8) - Pelham, USA - AUG 7, 2014 does not count
Amazing style never seen before in New England. If you like agave, you are going to love this beer.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fitwitchik (351) - USA - MAY 18, 2014
Poured from a bottle purchased at Crown Liquor in Indy by suggestion of friend a hazy gold with a thin white head. Aroma is grass, lemon, black pepper. Flavor is most unique blend I have consumed in long time. Got the Belgium bread here. Sweet lemongrass (think literally eating it) and a finish of strong black pepper. Fresh clean feel here to palate. Would have never purchased this beer it I read the reviews here. Instead went on faith of friend and was happily surprised I would like such a blend.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
cernjoh (136) - Ohio, USA - MAY 18, 2014
Aroma is lemongrass, appearance is a clear honey color with a 1 finger white head that dissipates quickly. Taste is very good. I pick up the saison characteristics, lemongrass, mild sweetness, and a slight corn like finish. Palate is very good. A great summer beer. Just drank my bomber with my wife after a long day outside. I definitely recommend to give this a try on a hot day. Make sure it is very cold.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Medium golden body, with perfumey lemongrass and cracked peppercorns. Pale malts, perfumey lemongrass, slightly soapy, with a nice peppercorn note in the finish. No heat. Low bitterness. I liked it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5592) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Tallahassee, Fl - Whole Foods - 22 oz bomber. Slightly hazy medium copper pour. Muddled aroma - some light spicy notes, some ripening vegetables. Flavor is mellow and uneventful. Some nuttiness, ripening vegetables, a touch of hard to pin down spice - nutmeg perhaps? Mouthfeel is thick enough. Back to the drawing board on this one.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8507) - San Diego County, California, USA - DEC 25, 2013
651mL thanks to my cousins for Christmas! Pours a low haze orange amber with excessive, yellowish carbonation with good retention, rocky, sheen. Nose is peppery, yellow apple, scented candle. Taste is overly dry, bland, yellow, very papery. Palate is drained, newspaper, palate suffocating.


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