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Black & Blue - Dogfish Head Brewery

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1,411 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,411
Reviews: 487
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 16.12%
Wants: 87
Gots: 174 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
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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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Black & Blue from Dogfish Head Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 1,411 ratings.