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RATINGS: 837   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (2830) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2007
I really enjoyed this. It is very refreshing. Itís very fruity in aroma and taste. A little burn tips off the alcohol content. I had it very cold at it didnít have a chance to warm up because it went down so smooth. .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zathrus13 (1730) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2007
Read/copper pour, with a white head. Aroma is a mix of berries, some spices, and alcohol. Flavor is mixed berries, wine, spices, and alcohol. A decent brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2387) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2007
750 ml bottle. Pours a clear purplish ruby red color with a medium white fluffy head. Aroma is of faint berries, grapes,raspberries, spice and boo berry cereal. Taste is berryish with hints of blueberry,raspberry, spicy hops and grapes. Slightly similar to Midas Touch minus the strong honey presence. Alcohol well hidden. Interesting brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BrockLanders (779) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2007
Had to go through a few samples of this at the DFH booth (GABF 2006) before deciding upon a rating. Dark purple magenta...no head. Nose is full of dark fruits, berries, and the like. Initial taste is lightly sweet backed by an intense tartness. Thin bodied..vinous and winey with a mild flat carbonation...some alcohol in there too. Interesting it was...probably not a style Iíd go back to much, but well worth the try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2006
On tap at brewpub. Pour was a deep purple. Aroma was cherries, blackberries, and mild alcohol. Flavor was tart cherries. dark berries, cranberries, and a little alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TheBeerGod (5433) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2006
GABF 2006. Came out almost like grape juice but maybe a bit darker. Nose is berries/fruits, tough I couldnít pick out which berry, and to me has some wine-like notes. Taste is big fruit, some tartness due to the berries, more wine-like notes and soft alcohol. Body is light-medium with mild carbonation and minimal warmth. Ends with more fruit and some tartness. I really didnít care much for this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2006
GABF 2006: Purplish type color. Very fruity berry aroma. Both sweet and tart. Flavor matched. I seemed to get a little chocolate note in it. I liked the red and white better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Pour is opaque purple with a purple head...alcoholic and fruity nose...sweet flavorful with lots of fruit flavors...no real alcoholic flavor...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Pours a deep pink with some violet highlight with pretty much no head, although there was a light carbonation. Aroma is wine-like, very tanniny and woody, with sharp astringent grape must, and some aceto character- lightly fruity- moslty blueberry but it is under-defined and doesnt stand out. Tart berry flavor- raspberries, blueberries, more wine, red grapeskin. Finishes tart and slightly acidic with more tannin astringency. I didnt like this one too much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biznizness (1121) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2006
On tap at the Rehoboth brewpub. Thick, with a deep red/purple color, looking almost like a fruit smoothy. Flavor is tart with a bitter finish. Donít really have anything to compare this to, but I did enjoy it.

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