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Black & Blue - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 1,456
Reviews: 493
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 15.85%
Wants: 103
Gots: 191 | FT: 7
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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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A: Pours a bright red in color, with a nice frothy pink head at the top that leaves some nice sticky lacing around the glass.

S: Lots of berrys and white grapes, Strong scent of white wine. The rasberry is very prominent on the first sniff.

T: The taste is just like the nose, but lots of white wine on the tongue, the berrys come though on the tail end of the sip, and a sour note in there as well.

M: Light bodied, high carbonation, almost juice like with carbonation.

O: Not a bad brew from Dogfish, if it wasnt for the rasberry and blueberry puree I probably wouldnt like this beer because it taste a lot like white wine and I am not a fan of white wine. Very sweet and fizzy.

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Black & Blue from Dogfish Head Brewery
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