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RATINGS: 856   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pet3rman (366) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2012 Pours a nice deep ruby with pinkish head. Aroma is distinctly Belgium- fermented fruit and etoh. Taste is warm with alcohol burn and some fermented berries.. A ramped up triple without the complexity that one would expected


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Emeister84 (1536) - 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 (353) - 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 (815) - 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 (9444) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (4008) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Tap at monellis. Amber with a purple tinge. Blueberry forward with a wine dryness. Moderate malt with some fig and other dark fruit. Booze is present, but not out of place.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alliance100 (980) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Draft sample at Logan's Alley - pours a medium copper . Strong aroma of blueberry and white wine . Taste is fruity , mildly sweet with a tart finish . Not bad . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (949) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2015
750 ml bottle. Rose colored liquid topped by a moderate rocky pinkish head. Tart berry nose with a hint of citrus hops. Intense berry flavor upfront with yeasty notes. Warming alcohol burn is oh so subtle. Slightly bready maltiness. Subtle citrus hop innuendo. Fruity dry finish. Belgian fruit beer character with a hoppy jolt.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1411) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours a transparent reddish amber with a ring of off white head. Aroma and taste of fruit, yeast, and ample carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kkleu357 (561) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 28, 2015
On tap. Looked dark in the glass. Could have been purple. Spicy aroma. Tons of blueberry taste. I’m not too much into these styles of beers, although this one was decent. Does hide the 10% ABV pretty well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ARH (806) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 25, 2015
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2015 750 mL bottle poured into a shaker. The aroma is as advertised -blueberries and blackberries - with a coriander and clove hint. The beer is a clear, dark blueberry-purple hue with a thin, pink, fuzzy soap head that has okay retention and a light lace (extra points for unique coloring). The thick oily beer is a medium high sweet and medium bitter bitter mix with a light sour. There’s an abundant, light fizz carbonation to help the medium full body go down. The flavor strikes as a blueberry and blackberry muffin with a peppery clove spice. It finishes crisp and peppery with grass, bread, and tart berries. The aftertaste is clean and astringent with just a hint of spice and tart berries.


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