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RATINGS: 887   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Joelly3d (48) - Kentucky, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Pours a nice amber color. Smells like any old beer... The taste is the huge suprise. Very rich black and blueberry tones. Tastes like a well made aged Belgian beer but has tones if the berries mixed in. This years is not as dark or as fruity as last years but I remember last years being a bit too much so. I think they nailed it this year 2013. Go getem while they are still around. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

beerzrus (11) - - FEB 10, 2017
Solid berry aroma. A red and blue body with a thin head that has a slight red tinge. Taste of raspberry tartness smoothed out by hint of blueberry. Dry, crisp and refreshing. Some Alcohol present

chinchill (4989) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2017
Large shared bottle from SC. Very dark body with a thin white head. Aroma: berries, including blueberries, and spices. Flavor: yum Mouthfeel: near medium body and carbonation. Overall: quite pleasing, and very well received at a bottle share in Greenville, SC.

Thechasm442 (1005) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2016
1 year old bottle. Murky amber with an average off white head. Aroma is blueberry, blackberry, wheat, and oak. Taste is blackberry,blueberry, oak, dark stone fruit, and wheat. Semi dry, good beer.

fiery_1 (998) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 24, 2016
750ml bottle @ home. Bottled 2015.03.07. Pours a hazy purple dark amber colour with a finger or two white head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Nose is yeasty/bread, blueberry, and blackberry jam. Flavour is moderately sweet, jam like berry flavours, and a yeasty bready feel. Considering the high abv this brew has it drinks very smooth. Tasty a fruit beer!

PhillyCraft (7216) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Bottle, pours hazy orange with small sized head. Seem a little flat Aromas and flavor are belgian fruit, candy sugar, blueberry, sweet malt, and vanilla bean. Medium to fuller bodied beer.

Franckg (1652) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2016
Bouteille avec une date illisible mais qui a environ un an. Robe cuivrée légèrement trouble avec plusieurs particules en suspension. Léger col de mousse blanc et laiteux. Arômes de confitures de bleuets, levures belges bien engraissées, pâtisseries, mûre, figues. En bouche, saveurs de bleuets, levures belges, sucre résiduel, petit côté citronné, mûre surette. Arrière-goût d’alcool un peu désagréable. Texture huileuse et juteuse, corps moyen. Taux d’alcool beaucoup trop élevé pour ce type de bière. Une chance qu’on était deux sur cette bouteille.

teamsale (273) - Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2016
On tap. Pours a hazy red copper with a thin off-white head and decent lacing. Smells of berries and alcohol. Tastes a bit of aspirin, sweet, berry, citrus. Very juice-like. Surprisingly low alcohol in the taste. Minor bitterness and a lasting berry aftertaste.

Larry_Spurgeon (15) - Rio Rancho, New Mexico, USA - JUL 19, 2016
Drank with Uncle Matt. Bought at Majestic in Flagstaff. I think it's a 2015 bottling, couldn't read the printed date well. Cloudy reddish brown pour with a light weak head. Aroma light malt and sweet berry... Blah, blah, blah...OK taste, slightly sweet, with a little fruity with a bitter twang. So just OK. At $14.99 25.4 oz bottle, not worth it. Matt said it wasn't bad, didn't like the "dirty" aftertaste.

mintzmeet (457) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Oohee!! Love this. Nice red color. Great flavor, tastes like a lambic. Almost some raspberry flavor. Good stuff.

rjplumer (1091) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Rich blueberry raspberry aroma. An opaque red and blue body with a thin head that has a reddish tinge. Taste has a raspberry tartness smoothed out by hint of blueberry. Dry crisp finish. Refreshing and rich. A hint of warmth is the only clue to the true strength of this brew.

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