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Black & Blue - Dogfish Head Brewery

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1,387 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,387
Reviews: 486
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 16.12%
Wants: 77
Gots: 166 | FT: 8
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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douceman

Massachusetts

3.15/5  rDev -13.9%

I think I got hyped up for this beer thinking it would be something really great. I love blueberry beers and I love Dogfish, so I thought it would be a great combo. So when I opened the bottle, I didn't think the smell was great, but they don't all smell great so that was whatever. The pour was good and the appearance was a good hardy beer. When it came to tasting I think it was just something that I didn't expect, so I didn't love it. Wasn't bad, but I'm not sure if I'll buy again soon. Mouthfeel was actually nice. Overall I gave it a 3 because it just wasn't for me.

06-24-2014 21:25:13 | More by douceman
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LTreezly

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +23%

06-24-2014 00:49:56 | More by LTreezly
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Jhfinn


2.75/5  rDev -24.9%

06-23-2014 14:36:46 | More by Jhfinn
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beersdmf17

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-22-2014 23:01:14 | More by beersdmf17
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yurymetelski

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-22-2014 17:34:26 | More by yurymetelski
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ImperialPatriot

Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-21-2014 02:34:15 | More by ImperialPatriot
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sjbarleywine

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-21-2014 02:27:52 | More by sjbarleywine
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aussiebeer

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-20-2014 21:01:26 | More by aussiebeer
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LakerLeith

California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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JCicero08

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +23%

06-18-2014 02:12:30 | More by JCicero08
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seedyone

New York

3.24/5  rDev -11.5%

08/07/13 On tap. Just a taste. Not quite the fruitiness I'd hoped for. All in all a good tasting brew but I was expecting to be gob smacked and that didn't happen. I guess that's what I get for hyping myself up. This is one those that may just fare better from a bottle. Worth a second chance.

06-17-2014 19:53:00 | More by seedyone
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Ainjyll

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +23%

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Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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blindmike

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-12-2014 16:10:38 | More by blindmike
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

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West Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-09-2014 19:17:49 | More by BrahptimusPrime
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domnalbrecc

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-08-2014 04:47:05 | More by domnalbrecc
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Jacobob10

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-06-2014 16:44:19 | More by Jacobob10
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California

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-01-2014 17:05:38 | More by Nightrain87
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California

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

05-27-2014 04:50:16 | More by Btip1969
Black & Blue from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,387 ratings.