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RATINGS: 868   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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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrnkMcDermott (2912) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Time to pop another cellar-dweller from 2007, I think. Pours a ruddy brown color, fizzy carbonation swirls around some floaties that likely come from secondary yeast. Smells lightly fruity, held in check by a slight hint of old stables, dried apples, and a touch of funk. Taste brings up a dry fruit wine character, heightened by a soda pop fizz. I’m lucky this did NOT go flat in its six years. And the fruit has dried out very nicely, considering blackberries and blueberries can turn out to be just as cloying as raspberry fruit beers. Yes, it cellars very well. If I can just get past the label with what looks like George W. Bush dressed as Gainsborough’s "Blue Boy."


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrOrla (928) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chrisv10 (12977) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerhunter111 (11059) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Koelschtrinker (13106) - 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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (14262) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2015
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Vintage 2007. Hazy amber with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty and fruity. Flavor is quite sweet and light bitter. Sweet finish. 290815

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (10613) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2015
Sampled at 8th Danish Ratebeer Gathering, Ulfborg 2015, day 2. Slightly hazy reddish color, small white to off-white head. Smell and taste malts, dried fruits, dark fruits, a bit sweet-bitter. Average to decent body and carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boto (1963) - 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 (493) - 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 (465) - 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.


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