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RATINGS: 842   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PotjeBier (1781) - Amsterdam, - NOV 17, 2012
750 ml bottle @ home. Color is amber with a red hue. Head is as good as non-existant. Aroma’s: sweet fruit (raspberry is evident), some hoppiness too. Retronasal there’s also some alcoholic sweetness. Flavor is medium sweet with hints of fruity tartness and a little bitterness. Rather strong alcohol feel (warms the throat). Medium bodied. Finishes somewhat dry, but the flavor is quickly gone. Worth a try.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EvanFriend (350) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2015
Sweet, but not overly so. Tart as well. Fruity, but no obviously blueberry or blackberry flavor that I can taste. Finish is all Belgian yeast. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
TroyCarpenter (3) - - APR 18, 2015 does not count
Berry hue. Light head. Excellent balance with the Belgian. Perfect for after a meal and with a good book.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Steverus0 (216) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - APR 17, 2015
Exactly what you'd expect in a berry Belgian. Just a bit tart too, like the berries. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
batneil (430) - - APR 11, 2015
Fruity aroma. Colour of Ribena. Light fizz. Taste of blueberries and underripe blackberries. Not too sweet like a lot of fruit beers. (K)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Eberndt (229) - - APR 4, 2015
Pours a dark red color and is a bit sour tasting. Berry flavor is present and has a solid malt backbone to balance. Description on label is accurate, can’t say I’d drink it again though.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (465) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 18, 2015
Old rating. 750 ml bottle from Old Town. Poured into a pinot noir glass. Pinkish red color with a thin slightly purple head. Big berry aroma present with a hint of yeast. Light and dry. Some tartness and fruit on the palate. Creamy mouthfeel but light body. The fruit gets more tart as it warms up as well as some peppery notes...like a syrah light. Solid fruit beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsnicholas (320) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Bottle (750ml ): Pinkish with thin head. Taste is sweet and tart. High carbonation. Very fruity. Probably out appeal to those who like sweet bubble wine which I do not. The official description is actually quite accurate, just not my thing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olsvammel (3835) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2015
Bottle at a big tasting (Nördprovning 2015). Fruity smell with some blueberries. Similar taste. Some sourness but not allot. Nice mix between blueberries and malt.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gription79 (2416) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Poured from a 750ml bottle. The aroma is dominated by the fruit, there is a Belgian yeast character that comes through as well. The flavor is softer, the berry notes are firm, there is soft bready malts, and a Belgian yeast presence. Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thomat (2250) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2015
Reddish amber with a medium off white head. Fruity and spicy tones. Fruit, malt, bitterness and spices . Full body with a nice bitter / sour finish.


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