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Black & Blue - Dogfish Head Brewery

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1,457 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,457
Reviews: 493
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 15.85%
Wants: 103
Gots: 191 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ggaughan on 08-23-2006

Black & Blue is a Belgian-style golden ale fermented with blackberries and blueberries. Because we dose Black & Blue with real berries -- rather than artificial flavoring -- the fruit comes through in the flavor, not just the aroma.

The pureed berries are added as the beer leaves the brewhouse. In fermentation, the yeast -- the same one we use in Red & White and Pangaea -- feeds on sugars from the barley and the berries, giving Black & Blue a unique complexity and a high ABV.

25 IBU
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Ratings: 1,457 | Reviews: 493
Photo of BuzzFee
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of briandaube
3.99/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of zac16125
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Darwin232
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of devin305
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VeganUndead
3.56/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bluehende
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I was not a fan of the blueberry backberry along with belgian yeast. I thought the fruit flavors were done real well. I just wish they had put this in a wit.

Photo of jmw4437
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Derek_Besly
3.86/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of dfhhead25
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bmeGT
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of deonreds
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of garuda
3.89/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was a 2012 vintage at the brewpub.

Photo of trickynicky
2.43/5  rDev -33.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

I was curious to try this combination of black raspberries and blueberries but this just didn't do it for me. I found it to be too sweet, and although I have had far worse, this is not a beer I would have again.

Photo of Mixologist93
4.37/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JDW4195
4.56/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Is this a beer??? It definitely is a treat for beer drinkers. Medium Sweetness, the fruit comes through like a red wine. Like nothing I've ever drank before. I'd recommend it for a change of pace, or nice splurge buy one afternoon.

Photo of NumberNone
4.1/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of redleg411
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Aisha
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of almostjay
3.37/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BoljaBoy52
4.4/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of greenspointexas
3.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewqueno
3.21/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DuffmanCanNeverDie
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikefriedman90
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very fruity, almost cider esque. Strong but not my favorite, won't reach for it again for a while with all the other great dogfish options

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Black & Blue from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,457 ratings.