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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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3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
coldmeat23 (232) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 24, 2009
Pours a very nice golden, ruby/brown color. Three-finger head of slightly pinkish colored foam. Fades to a light skin, covering the surface. Lacing is sporadic, but slightly sticky. Nose is very fruity. (Yay!) Big berry scents. Lots of blueberry. Nice hints of blackberries. I don’t know if they’re in there, or not, but I get a nice scent of raspberries, also. Nice presence of dark fruits, in general. Good level of wheat presence. A very slight hint of some barnyard funk and a touch of spices, not unlike a good belgian brew. Very light in flavor. The fruitiness is still there, but it’s more of a blended taste. It’s harder to distinguish each flavor. The blueberries are the only ones that I can pinpoint, and they are not that dominant, even. The rest of the flavor follows the good belgian characteristics that the nose had. Nice, light body. Very light and clean feeling. Not too crisp, or creamy. Smooth. This would be fantastic on a nice spring afternoon (which is what the weather feels like, here, currently). Sitting on the porch/stoop or at the park/beach, this would be highly enjoyable. I was wanting/expecting just a little bit more from this one, but, all-in-all, this is another good brew from the folks at Dogfish Head. I’d drink this again, anytime.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrOrla (919) - 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 (12976) - 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 (11052) - 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 (13105) - 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 (10606) - 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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