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Black & Blue - Dogfish Head Brewery

Black & BlueBlack & Blue

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Ratings: 1289
Reviews: 481
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 16.12%


Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Fruit / Vegetable Beer |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: ggaughan on 08-23-2006)
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travolta

California

3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: A beautiful copper strawberry color. Quickly dissipating head, good lacing. A foamy and light pink head. Unfiltered!

Nose: Cherry and raspberry jam. Honey and cotton candy.

Taste: A nice alcohol bite right up front with cherry, raspberry, blood orange, candied apple, grape and lemon. Some tea leaves and cloves, perhaps?

Notes: This is a fun beer to start off your tasting with. If you sit back and concentrate, you can find many layers here.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 01:36:30 | More by travolta
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Black & Blue from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,289 ratings.