Thursday, May 3, 2012

Dogfish Head Black & Blue

This Dogfish Head beer was a surprise.  The first surprise was that it was on tap then second was a flavor that was entirely unexpected.  I knew nothing about this beer other than that it bore the Dogfish Head name and thus was willing to give it a try.

I ordered the Black & Blue and when my beer arrived at the table the first thing I noticed was the color . . . a berry red color.  The first sip was was . . . well, it was a surprise.  Again with the berriness.  

At this point I whipped out my handy dandy tablet to find out exactly what it was I was drinking.  Ahh . . . now I get it . . . black and blue.  Black and blue berries.  

Black & Blue is a Belgian-style golden ale fermented with blackberries and blueberries. Real berries give this beer a very real berry flavor.  This is a fruit beer but it's not overly sweet.  The sweetness is nicely balanced the hoppy bitterness.

This is a strong full flavored, full bodied ale.  Sip it and enjoy.  (10% ABV)

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