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RATINGS: 845   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowe1983 (1369) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2007
Pours an amber color with a slight tint of purple with a slightly pinkish head. Aroma is of plenty of raspberries and blueberries with sweet malts, and some yeast. Flavor was pretty much the same, couldnít really tell this was a 10% brew because there wasnít much alcohol warming to it. Seemed slightley thinner then I thought it should be. Definetely not my favorite DFH brew.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bbp182 (255) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2007
This beers aroma was very fruity, duh though seeing that its fermented with blueberry puree and black raspberries. The appearance is actually a purpleish color. Flavor was sweet, a little sour and hint of bitterness. It is a weell rounded beer overall. If you are a dogfish fan of course try it.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2007
Pours clear dark red, almost cough syrup color, with LOTS of head. Flavor was not as strong of a berry flavor as expected, but good. Hints of the 10% alcohol were there.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2007
Pours ruby red, big white head. Aroma is berries but not strong. You can tell that they added the fruit during fermentation because all the sugars have been sucked up. The flavor was very dry and the berries were hardly there with no punch to them at all and a dry irony wine like bite in the finish. I was really looking for more sour and tartness out of this one. Another horrible Dogfish experiment, I didnít finish my glass and neither did the girl I was with.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jblendy (519) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2007
Pours ruby/pink amber with a fairly large pinkish-white head. Pleasant, semi-sweet, malty, berry aroma. Flavor is light, lush, semi-sweet, non-descript berry, with a slight tartness in the finish. Medium palate, fairly dry, and a bit tart.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2007
Bottle poured a redhilghted brown, with white creamy head. Nose is fruit and tart, canít wait to taste. Ahh...,berries, and malts, nice fruit brew here. This would be real great in the warmer weather. Tarce of the abv.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2007
Deep clear red, almost purple. Aroma is fruit and light spices, taste is the same, but the characteristics seem rather bland and muddled.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
KiDAcE (35) - Canton, Ohio, USA - APR 14, 2007
If I seem íniceí on my ratings maybe itís because I have different tastes and have chosen good brews by luck that and the specific store I go to to get these underground brews know how to hook it up. Thanks Randy! This brew is still rockiní. Not yet near an 180 degree tilt. Poured in glass a nice clear orange-red with lots of carbonation bubbles. Little head. Aroma was sweet, berry was detectable as is the malts. In mouth is very thin, coats the palate medium, goes down really smooth, follows with berry sweetness. Crisp, refreshing and great as well as complex. Cheers.....

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2007
750ml Bottle: Aroma is lightly sweet and lightly tart though not bitter. Smells of berries, black and blue. Poured a deep orange color with a small pink head that diminished. No lacing. Clear. Sparkling. Flavor is moderately sweet and tart, though not bitter. Tastes of berries and yeast. "Belgian Ale made with over 300 lbs of fresh blackberries and blueberries" really describes the flavor well. I donít notice the bitterness they speak of in this beerís description. Nice alcohol warmth. Light to medium body. Average carbonation. Tart, kind of dry finish is lasting, as is the alcohol warmth. Overall, an enjoyable brew.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
drewbeerme (3895) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2007
750ml bottle, dated 2/12/07. pours a beautiful clear deep red with small white head around the rim. nose is surprisingly more yeasty than fruity. that yeast smell is pretty offensive, like something rotten. other aroma notes are cinnamon, blueberries, and belgian candy sugar. flavor is more spicy than fruity, hints of coriander, cinnamon, and something i canít put my finger on. subtle blackberry notes as well. this beer also isnít very tart. finishes dry with subtle tart fruit notes. about the only thing it has going for it is appearance and well hidden alcohol. now that i drink more of it and pair with cheddar and crackers, and mushroom turnovers this becomes more enjoyable.


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