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Black & Blue - Dogfish Head Brewery

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1,398 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,398
Reviews: 486
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 16.12%
Wants: 80
Gots: 171 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

klipper, Jul 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

JustCamIt, Jul 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Very unimpressive beer from Dogfish Head. Pours a dark purple, berry like color, flavor and taste was just so so, no better, no worse than any other fruit beer. C'mon Sam, show us the love. Beer had at GABF in Denver so only a small sample. Poured by Sam the man himself.

bigbelcher, Oct 03, 2006
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

DSlim71, Feb 06, 2012
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rsant, Feb 02, 2012
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orangesol, Nov 15, 2011
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cuy50, Jul 10, 2013
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Jacobob10, Jun 06, 2014
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AlexFields, Jan 09, 2013
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TheEvilGenius, Dec 30, 2011
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heysuz, Feb 12, 2012
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buckyp, Jul 12, 2012
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RupertRonco, Jul 11, 2014
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MichaelBuck, Feb 06, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

750ml bottle

Pours an orange amber with a slight reddish tint. Little to no head with no retention.

Smells of candied blueberries and black raspberries. Slightly sour.

Sour fruit taste, kinda has a sweet, candied malt that balances out the sour flavor of the fruit. Overall, not bad, but not something I rave about. Feels like two beers poured together.

Light, crisp and a sour.

Not bad if you don't mind the sour fruit, but for me, it's quite a bit too much.

This beer feels a little too much like two beers in one. Good flavors but just not quite what I was looking for.

ColForbinBC, Apr 12, 2008
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GeoffreyM, Jun 21, 2013
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Lare453, Sep 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

blindmike, Jun 12, 2014
Black & Blue from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,398 ratings.