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RATINGS: 832   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (3591) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 20, 2013
On tap @ Blind Tiger House. Light blurry and lovely amber in the glass. It has a big beige top that’s sticking nicely to the sides of the glass. Nice fruity nose. Not sure what’s been putt in this, but is smells a little bit of blue and blackberries. Could that be a good guess? Nice soft sweetness, some sherbert ice and traces of fruits. Nice. Oh my, not what I expected in the taste. Loaded with sweet berry fruitiness. Lots of American blueberries, raspberries, marmalade, and it has a lot of apply acidity. Really refreshing actually and it keep it from being to sticky and sweet. A good fruit! 16.06.2013

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mnoud (286) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2013
2013.12.01 - Dogfish Head Black & Blue - 750ml bottle in goblet glass. Bottled 2011. Aroma: very enticing, as you'd expect it's fairly neutral with grape-like berry aromas. Appearance: Pours around 12 on SRM scale. Light to medium copper orange, maybe the color of some barley wine type brews but not as opaque. Minimal head/carbonation, trace ring and isolated cap island floating. Taste: Delicious. Not at all like a "wine" type beer (like Noble Rot or similar). A pretty neutral golden ale type start resolving to yummy blueberry taste, not overpowering. Palate/Mouthfeel: unremarkable, pretty light. Aroma 7/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 4/5, Overall 14/20

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ajcanon711 (35) - - NOV 30, 2013
Yum. On the Sweeter side, yet balanced. I would purchase this again. Just using some space... Blah blah blah ---AJ's Approval

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (6434) - Hastings, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Pour out of 750 mL bottle, dark reddish black pour with thin off white head, aroma is big sugary berry, hints of oak, slight vanilla in there, big caramel and toffee notes with a slight cinnamon spice. Taste is a mix of cinnamon, caramel and toffee, into some boozy oak, slight wine-like notes, going into lots of big sweet berry with black, blue and raspberry notes coming through, finishing sweet. Dessert beer for sure.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Tap. Nice ruby Color♥. Dusty rose inthe glass. Nose is sweet fruity buttery Belgium. Great breakfast beer to go with a Belgium waffle with fruit. Dry dusty mouthfeel. Really opens up as it warms. Leaves a sweet glossy berry on the lips. A real pleasure to drink.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
REALLY impressed by this beer! Pours a ruby red to amber with white head that goes away quickly. Musty notes as well as fruity ones in the nose. Finishes clean.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DedicatedToFun (3058) - 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 (777) - 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 (2156) - 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 (395) - 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.


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