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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
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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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strangebrew1981

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

11-12-2013 21:05:18 | More by strangebrew1981
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nriech

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Appearance: Off white head, lots of it. A very carbonated looking dark red brew.

Smell: More raspberry than blueberry. Sort of sweet smelling with just a tad bit of fruit and malt. Very mild.

Taste: Extremely mild tasting in flavor and ABV. I couldnt tell at all it was 11%. Malty with just a touch of sweet fruit. Not like any other blueberry or fruit beers that are overpowering and sickeningly sweet. This is actually drinkable. Light and not much in the way of aftertaste. A little tart at the end.

Overall a good balanced fruit beer. Just enough fruit to know what you are drinking, good masking of alcohol, easy to drink and a good strong beer for summer. I dont think I could make this a regular but maybe this should be on a rotating every other year schedule.

05-02-2007 16:25:33 | More by nriech
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mjmadsen21

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-13-2012 05:15:55 | More by mjmadsen21
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stevehagy

New York

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

03-11-2014 15:51:48 | More by stevehagy
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tbone1384

Wyoming

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

11-09-2012 14:37:53 | More by tbone1384
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Buckeye982

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-04-2014 03:48:01 | More by Buckeye982
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thegrifter

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

08-27-2012 23:29:28 | More by thegrifter
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A-Sox

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

07-12-2014 00:37:59 | More by A-Sox
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leodarko

California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

03-03-2012 19:40:52 | More by leodarko
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BelgianBeerHog26

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-10-2012 03:56:23 | More by BelgianBeerHog26
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abdielyoda

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

03-23-2014 14:49:42 | More by abdielyoda
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Drew966

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Black & Blue pours an orange color with a white head from a brown 750 ml bottle. The aroma is quite muted, perhaps some berry, but mostly just malt. The taste is mostly malt, no hops to be found. And surprisingly little fruit to be found either. There is a hint of berry, which mostly was noticeable in the aftertaste, but it's not nearly as bold as I would hope from this brewer. It's not bad, but it's not what I had expected or hoped for from them either. Worth trying.

08-23-2007 04:13:27 | More by Drew966
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

11-11-2013 03:17:49 | More by BillRoth
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MattGeleske


3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

11-16-2012 19:40:41 | More by MattGeleske
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pest

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

11-17-2011 05:49:14 | More by pest
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

On tap at the brewpub in Rehoboth beach, beer is reddish and clear with almost no head, no lacing, low carbonation.

Aroma is sweet, strong, cherries, mild Belgian yeast.

Beer is thick and sweet, strong with a lot of cherry flavors. Very strong, very in my face. It is a little harsh but finishes fine, lingering fruitiness. Very sweet.

07-19-2012 17:17:02 | More by drabmuh
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ddub571


3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

04-30-2012 18:24:39 | More by ddub571
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EnjoiThePureTrip

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-19-2012 05:17:01 | More by EnjoiThePureTrip
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uturn

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-16-2013 03:50:18 | More by uturn
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aarobertson

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

10-03-2012 20:14:33 | More by aarobertson
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strongaf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

05-16-2012 06:58:13 | More by strongaf
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FIN

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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BeerNerd84

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-09-2013 18:11:03 | More by BeerNerd84
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mcann2pu

Delaware

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-29-2012 15:12:05 | More by mcann2pu
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

09-23-2013 22:46:36 | More by kmos27
Black & Blue from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,387 ratings.