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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3507) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a clear orange with a thin white head. Aroma of bready malt, floral perfume, light fruits, herbal notes. Flavor of herbal tea and light fruits up front followed by a very bready finish. The sweet agave is pretty faint here, doesn’t overpower the beer. Plenty of herbal/floral notes abound. Interesting and tasty saison. 7/4/8/4/14 (3.7/5)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rustyham (1778) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Great aroma of sweet agave. Flavor is crisp lemongrass with the subtle black pepper balancing it out nicely. Medicinal, but good, like an old fashioned lozenge. A little too light, though.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
edgallow (2499) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 16, 2014
Draft sampler pours golden with a white head. Aroma and taste is pine sol , not a good batch.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AirForceHops (3927) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mike5326 (1067) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kidobutai (463) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Luvystypotables (904) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fitwitchik (379) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
cernjoh (145) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (7327) - 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.

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