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Black & Blue - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 1,398
Reviews: 486
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 16.12%
Wants: 80
Gots: 171 | FT: 8
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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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4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber at Headkeeper, Greensburg PA. Shared with my wife.

Appearance: Flanders red, looks like a rose wine. Small cusp of head stayed around thru entire drink

Smell: was very welcoming. Fruity and very belgian like. Can't wait to taste this one.

Taste: was just awesome. Fruity, though you would think blueberry was the dominant flavor(it wasn't). Yeasty, sweet and not too tart. Very inline to a belgian dubble or triple. Wasn't as sweet as might by expected. I am not sure I would label this as a fruit beer. This definitely resembles a Belgian offering.

Overall: Absolutely one of the best beers that Dogfish has made. Far better than Red & White and even Fort for that matter.

Kolsch, Apr 11, 2009
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Black & Blue from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,398 ratings.