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RATINGS: 857   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (722) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 18, 2015
Old rating. 750 ml bottle from Old Town. Poured into a pinot noir glass. Pinkish red color with a thin slightly purple head. Big berry aroma present with a hint of yeast. Light and dry. Some tartness and fruit on the palate. Creamy mouthfeel but light body. The fruit gets more tart as it warms up as well as some peppery notes...like a syrah light. Solid fruit beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsnicholas (363) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle (750ml ): Pinkish with thin head. Taste is sweet and tart. High carbonation. Very fruity. Probably out appeal to those who like sweet bubble wine which I do not. The official description is actually quite accurate, just not my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (4008) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle at a big tasting (Nördprovning 2015). Fruity smell with some blueberries. Similar taste. Some sourness but not allot. Nice mix between blueberries and malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gription79 (2567) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Poured from a 750ml bottle. The aroma is dominated by the fruit, there is a Belgian yeast character that comes through as well. The flavor is softer, the berry notes are firm, there is soft bready malts, and a Belgian yeast presence. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2420) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2015
Reddish amber with a medium off white head. Fruity and spicy tones. Fruit, malt, bitterness and spices . Full body with a nice bitter / sour finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (3277) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
1 pint, 9.6 oz bottle from Potsdam IGA, served cold and shared. Hazy copper with a thin purple-ish head. Lots of berries, a little booze, that’s about it. Medium+ body with creamy carbonation. Lots of fruit, a bit of caramel maltiness, straight-forward, a little boozy; lightly sweet and lightly tart, moderate bitterness, long fruity finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6925) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"can’t tell it’s 10% but for the thickness of it. hides the alcohol pretty well. smell is nice...lots of fruit obviously. a little tart, sweet, and a little funky. flavor is much the same. not bad, not great. doubt i’d drop the big price tag on this one."

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Salmoniform (1222) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2014
GABF. Purple reddish hue with pinkish white head. Aroma is straw, berries, slight medicinal. Medium light body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry sweetness with a slight phenolic finish. Overall this brew was ok but not really fruit forward.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tricyclist (1030) - Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Pours light purplish blue. Aroma of light wheat, purple, and fruit notes... Berry like... Flavor is similar with alcohol notes... Not a favorite to be honest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemike (2527) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Pours out an interesting reddish/purple shade with slight thin head. Aroma is of fruit with slight yeast. Blueberry and blackberry are in the background the whole time, with some spice, yeast and slight alcohol and bitterness on the finish. Interesting combination of flavors

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