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RATINGS: 877   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allfreej (554) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 19, 2007
Bottled. Brown pour with reddish highlights and an off-white head. The nose is berry and malt, a bit sour smelling (good sour, not bad sour). The flavor is rich, with berry, malt, and wood, and the finish is bitter, hoppy, and dry with a hint of alcohol.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (25226) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2007
Bottle. Clear orange red coloured with a white head. Aroma of berries with notes of fruits and caramel. Flavour of berries with notes of fruits and caramel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2007
Reminds me of their Punkin Ale, particularly the malt, alcohol, and spices. The berries tweak it a bit, obviously. Pours a rich reddish amber with a light grey head, thinning relatively rapidly. The nose is fruity with berries, a round malt sweetness and a bit of a twang. Surprisingly, no alcohol. On the tongue this feels rich and full and smooth. The flavor has that Dogfish head terrior. Rather sweet with those berries clearly hanging out, though also some of tha Punkin Ale spice profile, a bit of toast to the malt, and the hops of Aprihop. A bit creamy up front, going to a lingering berry aftertaste with a slight alcohol warmth, diacetyl, and some tartness in the finish. I’d like to actually see more berries in the flavor, less hops, less diacetyl, and maybe somehow more alcohol, and I think this could be a nice sipping brew. A good idea, just gone wrong somewhere.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cmr1517 (35) - New Haven, Indiana, USA - MAY 18, 2007
1pint 9.6 fl. oz bottle. Poured reddish more so than amber with a good lace. Aroma was of blueberries but not so much. Tasted similar to wine?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8962) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2007
Draft at Max’s. Dark clear red and purple body with a white head. Light sourness, very light in fact, but it tastes of actual blueberry and grape sourness, not sour yeast. Lightly creamy and frothy, with a good, solid use of fruit, not candy-like, although it still lacks a little something. More red grapes and blueberries in the nose, and the slightest hint of yogurt as well. Better than average, much better than the Red and White.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2007
750ml bottle pours dark ruby with a short pinkish offwhite head that stays for a bit and leaves a little lace. Aromas of bread, and some blueberry but overall pretty subtle. Flavor is blueberry, raspberry, some bready malts, a little caramel too. Very wine-like and quite fruity. Medium body with a dry finish. Quite unique but honestly not something I’d pay $12 for again.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2007
Bottle. A amber beer with a white head. The aroma is like bubble gum, fruits and berries. The taste is sweet and fruity with berries. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maria (10205) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2007
Københavnske Øldage 07. Copper. The aroma has notes of fruit/berries and berry acidity. The flavour has sweetness, spicy malt, berry acidity, notes of blackberries and earth and a fruity bitterness. It’s heavy, yet light, but the sweetness is a bit too strong. 2130

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
henrikb (1261) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2007
Amber redish body with a small white head; Small strange malty blackberry fruity nose; Thin uninteresting soft body; Fruity again lots of berries in actually not to pleasant finish. Wrong beer!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (42524) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2007
Bottle @ Københavnske Øldage 2007 in Copenhagen. Clear amber color with virtually none head. Aroma is tart and fruit, berries (black & blueberries). Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, light to moderate acidic, light bitter with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft.


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