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RATINGS: 874   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcartamdg (2573) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Pours bright red with no head. Aroma of sweet berries, taste follows. Nice sweet dessert beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bulk_Carrier (3009) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Treated as a straight up fruit beer, this was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a glossy purple to brown color with a slight transparency about it. Floaties bounce off of carbonation rising to fill a one finger white to off white foamy head. It dissipates at a nice pace and leaves a small fairly thick ring of foamy lacing around the glass. The smell starts off with a some blackberries and blueberries (obviously, right!) and blends into a light caramel to biscuity maltiness. The taste was a nice mix between the blackberries and blueberries to a little bit of spiciness from the Belgian yeast. Yields more to the biscuity side than the caramel side in the taste. Its somewhat fruity in the aftertaste yet allows the spice to hit in the finish nicely. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium in body with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation feels good as it is and falls in and around my tongue appropriately. Overall, as a fruit beer, it works, with the Belgian spices snapping in and around my tongue, it wants to let you know, "hey, I’m not just any old fruit beer." I’d have this again, nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sinfull (1193) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Hazy, amber color. Aroma of berries and belgian yeasts.Tart , fruity taste with dry finish. Great fruit beer with wine characteristics.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
katrinaez (770) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2015
Exactly as stated. Fruit is fresh and strong. Belgium is yeasty. Nice aroma and thick palates. Tap

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrNosha (649) - Baden Württemberg, Germany, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2015
Verkostung diverser Jahrgänge des Black & Blue vom Fass im Brauhaus. Von 2011-2014. je älter je besser! Dunkles Weinrot. Blaubeere, brombeere und sanfter Hopfen. Die Süße schwindet mit dem Alter und es wird runder.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (8062) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2015
Bottle at Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering 2015, Ulfborg. Pours near clear amber with a bubbly ring off white head. Aroma of blueberry, dark berries, light veggies, malt, caramel and toffee. Flavour is moderate sweet. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Too much alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (4922) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 1, 2015
Aroma is blackberries, wheat, spices and a small hint of nuttiness. The flavor is blackberries, wheat, Belgian funk/yeast and a mix of tart with a mild but increasingly warming alcohol finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrOrla (1156) - Odense C, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle at ulfborg. Hazy amber with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and fruity. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter, dusty and sour Sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (13462) - DENMARK - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle, 10%. Unclear dark brown with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted, berries and oxidized. Flavour is malt, caramel, fruit, berries?, toasted, little dark fruit, medium sweet and a little bitter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhunter111 (12255) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 29, 2015
Sampled @ Danish Summer Gathering 2015
Trübe sehr dunkel orangegoldene Farbe. Geruch trocken fruchtig, dezent süß, dunkle Beeren. Geschmack sehr süß, rote Beeren, trocken.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (14073) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 29, 2015
Dumpf fruchtiger Beginn mit herben und steigend hefigen Aromen. Geringe, dafür trockene Herbe im Mittelteil, spritzig. Nett, für den Alkoholgehalt aber eher entäuschend. 11/9/9/9/11/9

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