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RATINGS: 862   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.


PumpkinBurger's rating

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
PumpkinBurger (46) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 22, 2012
clear amber pour... tart but not overwhelmingly... hints of blackberry, little bit of sweetness going down... dry, acidic and crisp. pretty refreshing.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boto (1962) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - AUG 23, 2015
750ml bottle: this one pours a hazy Ruby tinged Amber color. Just a wisp of an off White head. Good nose. A bit musty. Red wine grape notes. Light Candi sugar, other fruits, malts. The taste is very good. Malty, a slight funkiness, touch of red wine flavors. Some blackberry also. Unique and good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DWestrick (491) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2015
bottle. very funky - not even sure what you would consider this. Fun to share with people, not sure I could have a whole glass myself. Interesting beer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1225) - - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle. Pours a nice hazy light amber color. Aroma and taste are light tart blue and black berries. Lightly sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tightslice (460) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 11, 2015
UPDATED: AUG 15, 2015 On tap at The Refuge in Menlo Park, CA. Has a berry granola cereal type of vibe. One of the better fruit / wheat beers I’ve had.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pumpkin87 (141) - - JUL 6, 2015
Pours pretty if cloudy copper-amber with medium, chunky off-white head that quickly reduces to minor skim. A very nice looking beer! Big berry nose comes through even before the head dissipates. But while the palate retains some berry sweetness, an assertive citrus hop element adds lemon sourness as opposed to tartness. There’s a nice fizziness from carbonation, but a hot undercurrent from the 10 percent ABV. That turns out to be a bit much for a hot summer’s day. This might be more enjoyable for spring or fall. Black and Blue is also a beer whose palate becomes a bit gentler if it is not straight from the cooler or refrigerator. The color also becomes clearer as carbonation and yeast settle. This is another instance where Dogfish Head has made an enjoyable beer, but its hops-sessive approach and pursuit of relatively high alcohol content trips it up short of its full potential.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevoj (2951) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 4, 2015
Bottle from Berts. Definite fruitiness, fruit juice sweetness, definite berry presence. Sweet nose and taste, smooth finish for a high abv fruit beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emeister84 (1607) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Aromas of banana, cereal, bread, some blueberry, a hint of vanilla. Slightly hazy, dark orange-copper, with a sewhat lasting white head. Pretty dry, savory, jammy. Medium-full bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zickbeer_ye (370) - Virginia, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Foamy off white head and red amber body. Light banana and sweet corn with sweet berry undertones. Flavors of belgian yeast and some Sweet dark berries and a slight bourbon type finish. Sweet on the palate.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jflopsu (838) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Pours a rusty-amber. Has a sweet malt and string fruity / berry aroma. Taste is strong with blueberries and other berries / fruit, yeast, caramel and sweet malts. A lingering wine like flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Meilby (9728) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2015
Bottle 750ml @ Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats, Rehoboth Beach, DE
Pours hazy amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, raspberrires, blueberries, blackberries, vinous and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long warm, berry, vinous and slightly sour finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.


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