GTCruiser01 (105) - California, USA - MAR 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Purple-brown pour with a short, sticky head. Alcoholic fruity aroma. The blueberries and blackberries hit you immediately, but are soon followed by a malt-liquor like flavor mixed with fake sugary fruits. The alcohol is not masked at all.
oldrtybastrd (4887) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour a dee reddish/purple color with a very small sized head. Aromas of black cherries, caramel and all around berries (cranberries, strawberries and more). Tastes of black berries and all around berries. Had a black cherry tartness in the finish. Light alcohol, that turned stronger as it warmed, in the finish.
koleminer20 (1852) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes. Had this one at Dan’s in Saline. Jacob pulled this one out of Dan’s basement stash for us. 750 mL bottle that pours a nice, dark copper color with a light white foamy head that falls down to a film leaving a little bit of lace. This one does not look like a fruit beer at all. Surprising. The aroma has a little bit of fruitiness to it, but nothing like what I was expecting. It’s got a lot of bready malts and a strong wheatiness to it. There is a little spice, and I think this has to have Belgian yeast in it. The flavors are very light. There is a light fruit that’s almost drowned out by a strong spicy malt. The mouth feel is again light, but a fruit beer should be. There is a decent carbonation to it, though it’s a little soft and velvety. The aftertaste is where this one kind of fails. It’s very malty and dry, but carries that spicy malt to it. I don’t like it. It’s not a fruit bomb, but it should be. More fruit could help this one out.
geologyguy (1233) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Blueberry smell of course, mild but complex...taste is more bitter and dry than I anticipated... Thought it would be sweeter..light alcohol burn...but pretty smooth...malty...blueberry but mild...semi cloudy reddish appearance...slightly sour...a bit better with time
Bulk_Carrier (3411) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
sinfull (1326) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy, amber color. Aroma of berries and belgian yeasts.Tart , fruity taste with dry finish. Great fruit beer with wine characteristics.
katrinaez (1092) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Exactly as stated. Fruit is fresh and strong. Belgium is yeasty. Nice aroma and thick palates. Tap
DrNosha (1385) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - OCT 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
kermis (9560) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
wlajwl (5434) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - SEP 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
MrOrla (1937) - Odense C, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.