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RATINGS: 826   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Black & Blue is golden Belgian Ale made with over 300 lbs of fresh blackberries and blueberries. With a deep purple full body and a long-lasting lacy pink head, this ale is both attractive and delicious! It is tart and fruity, like our brewers! The subtle bitterness of Hallertau and Saaz hops shines through the fruit forward flavor and sets the palate aglow. (30 IBUs). This tasty brew has smooth but noticeable alcohol warmth. Belgian yeast gives this brew a characteristically dry spicy finish. The beautiful interplay of fruit, spice, and alcohol is complimented by a soft malt profile, and a high level of carbonation.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DedicatedToFun (2122) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Wow, I absolutely loved this beer, on tap at Library Ale house on DogfishHead Takeover night, beautiful pour, love the blueberry flavor, awesome.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GarnotingPete (771) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
Jolie bière ambrée aux reflets cramoisis, limpide et où flotte un large col laissant au verre une belle dentelle souple. Des arômes de cassis, de mûre et un filet d’alcool. Elle est bien amère sans trop de sucres résiduels. Elle est lisse, de corps moyen/robuste, effervescence moyenne et se termine sur de longs arômes.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewBoxer (1871) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Bottle. Deep cherry red color. Taste is fruity with a Belgian yeasty flavor. Not overly sweet with a delicious backbone. Easy drinking the. I expected ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DavidWoodruff (390) - Windsor, California, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Garnet with a pink tinted head. Aroma is lightly grassy with just a whisper of fruit. Lots of malt, sour red fruit and alcohol. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Fruit seem to have been mostly lost in the fermentation. Expected better.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cduncan14 (138) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass. Heavy aromas of blueberry and raspberry, bready yeast, and a tart overture that makes me instantly think of a lambic. Gorgeous reddish-orange color with a slight purple tinge, and a fizzy white head that dissipates quickly. The flavor is most comparable to a lambic, but it’s so well-balanced. It’s undeniably sweet, but in the best possible way. It pushes that edge to candy-sweet without being cloying. The carbonation is perfect and holds the sweetness in check. This is a really solid beer, and can be enjoyed by everyone from wine drinkers to beer connoisseurs to sour beer fans. Another great job by Dogfish Head.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
fluffy (1465) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2013
fruit beer is right. no typical DH surprises here, the name and description says it all. a fruity beer, perfect for a hot summer day.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2013
Very fruity aroma full of berries. Taste is very similar with a very strong blueberry taste. Solid but nothing special.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ontbeertaster (2306) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 24, 2013
Bottle, pours a purpley blue, aroma is fruit and taste is a blackberrys and a bit sour, it didnt quite come together for me it wasnt too smooth but it was interesting

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (898) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Bottle from Coffee District in Delray Beach, FL. 750ml. Shared with friends in small snifters. Pours a deep amber with slight purple coloring (probably from the blueberry puree). Light thin head and very little lacing. Aroma was amazing with blackberries and blueberries. Slight tart smelling as well but not like a sour with brett. Taste was sweet berries..mostly blackberries and blueberries. (For the record blackberries are one of my favorite things in the world.) You get the berries mostly with a rather sweetness but it finishes ever so tart. Kind of wine-like and the 10% alcohol is very well masked. I LOVED IT!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Imaena (1788) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2013
GCB: Great Beer. Tasted like a fine fruit wine. Very pleased with this guy.


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