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Black & Blue - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 1,353
Reviews: 486
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 16.12%
Wants: 63
Gots: 154 | FT: 6
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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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seedyone

New York

3.24/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

08/07/13 On tap. Just a taste. Not quite the fruitiness I'd hoped for. All in all a good tasting brew but I was expecting to be gob smacked and that didn't happen. I guess that's what I get for hyping myself up. This is one those that may just fare better from a bottle. Worth a second chance.

Serving type: on-tap

06-17-2014 19:53:00 | More by seedyone
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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-17-2014 04:06:33 | More by Ainjyll
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +23%

06-16-2014 21:45:14 | More by kkdowning
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Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

06-14-2014 17:44:48 | More by IvoryFoxhole
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California

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

06-12-2014 16:10:38 | More by blindmike
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Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

06-12-2014 00:11:29 | More by mltobin
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wvbrewcrew

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

06-09-2014 19:17:49 | More by BrahptimusPrime
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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California

4/5  rDev +9.3%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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srandycarter

California

3.31/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A - Pretty, lightly hazy light pekoe orange tea. Nice large near white head slow to leave. Tons of fine bubbled lace.

S - First thing I smell is the fruit and booze. Frankly, it reminds me a little of a mixed berry cider I made, which is not a good sign. Malt present but fainter.

T - Sweetness from the malt and the fruit battling it out, a little cloying.

M - Thick, sweetish, not very good balance.

D - A nice one to try as very different, but I don't know if I will get much past the first few sips.

Serving type: bottle

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3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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Ohio

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Black & Blue from Dogfish Head Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 1,353 ratings.