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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.


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 itís so well-balanced. Itís 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 (1782) - 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 (2340) - 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 (1123) - 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 (1887) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2013
GCB: Great Beer. Tasted like a fine fruit wine. Very pleased with this guy.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tambrico (50) - New York, USA - AUG 13, 2013
Probably the sweetest beer Iíve ever had. Taste of berries is overwhelming and to me, the raspberry overpowered the blueberry (thatís not a criticism). The poster who said it tasted almost like wine is right on. Appearance is a deep copper with a thin head. What I love about the appearance is that my pour looked EXACTLY like the one the dude is holding on the label; thought that was pretty cool. Finish is a slight bitterness that transitions smoothly from and complements the tartness of the raspberry. This is a very drinkable beer thatís perfect for the summer. I just wish it was less than (a very well hidden) 10% abv so I could drink more of it!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
artmcd8 (1783) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Copper pour with a white head. Aroma of grape skins. Sweet taste with a sticky mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcclainc50 (204) - New York, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Pours a medium amber with medium head, medium almost purple lacing. Sweet aroma of berries (obviously) and grapes. Berry flavor is almost overwhelming, gives it a taste approaching wine rather than beer. So fruity its almost hard to get past it. For those who are fans of fruiting the beer it is a must have, for those who arenít I would pass on this one.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mtdewa1 (350) - rome, New York, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Reddish purple pour, little head and lacing. Aroma of fresh picked blueberries. Alcohol masked very well. Very smooth and light.


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