1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Black & Blue - Dogfish Head Brewery

Not Rated.
Black & BlueBlack & Blue

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
good

1,411 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,411
Reviews: 487
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 16.12%
Wants: 85
Gots: 174 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,411 | Reviews: 487 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of marqoid
4/5  rDev +9.3%

marqoid, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of trankin6
4.09/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Found in a discount bin of bombers at local store and was delighted to find this nice fruit beer! pours a beautiful reddish-peachy color with thin pinkish head. the blackberries come in heavy on smell with tinges of that sourish belgian yeast. nice strong flavor of the golden ale base plays under those real berries and extra notes of dates, licorice, granny smith apple on the back. as other reviews note, all the layers mask some of the booziness nicely!

trankin6, Apr 13, 2014
Photo of funkel81
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

funkel81, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of BrewClint
4/5  rDev +9.3%

BrewClint, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of HideYaBeer
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

HideYaBeer, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of CJRubes
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

CJRubes, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of pearljam118
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

pearljam118, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of SD-Alefan
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

SD-Alefan, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of IAmHollywood13
3/5  rDev -18%

IAmHollywood13, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of Detroit_Velvet_Smooth
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Detroit_Velvet_Smooth, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of ConradKenney
4/5  rDev +9.3%

ConradKenney, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of mancallede
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

mancallede, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of ramrod666
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

ramrod666, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of brpendergast85
2/5  rDev -45.4%

brpendergast85, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of abdielyoda
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

abdielyoda, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of gspeer711
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

gspeer711, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of Kevincredible
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Kevincredible, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of SharkNado
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

SharkNado, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of Fettpopps
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Fettpopps, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

BeerBuzzGuy, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of oso
3/5  rDev -18%

oso, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of alelover
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

alelover, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of gio540
4/5  rDev +9.3%

gio540, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of POTABLE83
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

POTABLE83, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of stevehagy
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

stevehagy, Mar 11, 2014
Black & Blue from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,411 ratings.