Black & Blue | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Black & BlueBlack & Blue

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

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

Added by ggaughan on 08-23-2006

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Fruity fruity fruity! Not that you should have expected anything less from a beer proclaiming to be made from blackberries and blueberries. Pours an interesting redish amber with a clingy thin white head. Smell is a lot of fermented funk, sour citrus, mild malt, and hints of blueberry. Taste is yeast, but opposite of the smell, i get mostly blackberry on the palate. Mildly sweet, a touch of sour. Leaves you with some fresh fruit on the aftertaste. Feel is great: easy, almost TOO easy to drink. You would swear this is more like 4 or 5%, certainly not 10. Nice boozey warmth once it gets down in the gullet. The alcohol can sneak up because it's so easy to drink. I downed a bomber inside of 30 minutes and definitely felt it shortly after. Good beer, preferred Red & White (if they can really be compared).

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Black & Blue from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.69 out of 5 based on 1,619 ratings.
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