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RATINGS: 831   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.


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 ’nice’ on my ratings maybe it’s 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 rockin’. 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.....

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kylechaney (10) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2012
Tastes very similar to dfh red and white. The alcohol is noticable but does come on slow. The fruit and tartness really pops. Awesome smell, great color, great beer. We sell it at the bar I work at for $19 in a 26oz bottle. Not a go to beer because of price but worth the money. Dfh does it again

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DaveBrewer (16) - Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2010
Very flavorful. Nice hint of blueberries but not overpowering. Base beer is a nice belgian style.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dabubbleboy (73) - Virginia, USA - MAY 15, 2011
A perfect amount of berry favor and very refreshing. Perfect for the summertime.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
closey22 (923) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Reddish amber with lasting lacy slightly pinkish head; sweet fruity aroma of berries; Flava is softly tart and sweet wild berries blended with a caramelly maltiness; feels surprisingly rich and thick with fizz; finishes tart

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Taverner (1100) - San Ramon, California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
REALLY impressed by this beer! Pours a ruby red to amber with white head that goes away quickly. Musty notes as well as fruity ones in the nose. Finishes clean.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheHopster (817) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - SEP 17, 2011
On draft at The Cloverleaf Tavern in Caldwell during Dogfish takeover night. I know my score is high, but I like this style and thought this was a standout. This hit on every category for me. Aromatic, rich and just delicious to savor. Worthy of seeking out. Hopefully, a bottle will be similar in quality as the draft.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brewser247 (11) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - APR 25, 2012
Appearance: Redish to Violet Color with a nice creamy white head Aroma: Sour berry very refreshing Taste: Bright and Sour With age the malt shall take over and become very well balanced Mouth Feel: Crisp and Refreshing with tartiness from the fruit With age this brew will become a beautiful marriage between fruit booze and malt! I highly recommend to age for 1-3 years!!!!! --- via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
southernolkart (55) - - AUG 17, 2012
Nice fruity aroma. Nice crisp Belgian freshness and pepperyness. Heavy fruit flavor and lightly hopped. This is one of our favorite beers. It is wonderful. With chocolate cake or cookies. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrettTaylor (512) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Blackberry and blueberry - Belgian wit a little Belgian funk lots of head, lots of lacing.  Nice and refreshing.  Amber colored with a white head.


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