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RATINGS: 885   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42/5   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
popkow (308) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2013
Minimum tan head on top of an amber body. Sweet candy aroma. Taste of malted berry madness with a slight hop finish. Quick burst of flavor and a medium to heavy body.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thechasm442 (828) - Chicago heights, Illinois, 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiery_1 (352) - 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!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PhillyCraft (6272) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Franckg (1324) - Trois-Rivires, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 8, 2016
Bouteille avec une date illisible mais qui a environ un an. Robe cuivre lgrement trouble avec plusieurs particules en suspension. Lger col de mousse blanc et laiteux. Armes de confitures de bleuets, levures belges bien engraisses, ptisseries, mre, figues. En bouche, saveurs de bleuets, levures belges, sucre rsiduel, petit ct citronn, mre surette. Arrire-got dalcool un peu dsagrable. Texture huileuse et juteuse, corps moyen. Taux dalcool beaucoup trop lev pour ce type de bire. Une chance quon tait deux sur cette bouteille.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
teamsale (213) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Larry_Spurgeon (13) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mintzmeet (453) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Oohee!! Love this. Nice red color. Great flavor, tastes like a lambic. Almost some raspberry flavor. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (1017) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2016
Pour a dee reddish/purple color with a very small sized head. Aromas of black cherries, caramel and all around berries (cranberries, strawberries and more). Tastes of black berries and all around berries. Had a black cherry tartness in the finish. Light alcohol, that turned stronger as it warmed, in the finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
koleminer20 (2691) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2016
From notes. Had this one at Dans in Saline. Jacob pulled this one out of Dans basement stash for us. 750 mL bottle that pours a nice, dark copper color with a light white foamy head that falls down to a film leaving a little bit of lace. This one does not look like a fruit beer at all. Surprising. The aroma has a little bit of fruitiness to it, but nothing like what I was expecting. Its got a lot of bready malts and a strong wheatiness to it. There is a little spice, and I think this has to have Belgian yeast in it. The flavors are very light. There is a light fruit thats almost drowned out by a strong spicy malt. The mouth feel is again light, but a fruit beer should be. There is a decent carbonation to it, though its a little soft and velvety. The aftertaste is where this one kind of fails. Its very malty and dry, but carries that spicy malt to it. I dont like it. Its not a fruit bomb, but it should be. More fruit could help this one out.


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