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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Dogfish Head Black & Blue Ale


Dogfish Head Black & Blue, from Dogfish Head,  poured a brassy hue in the glass, with heavy carbonation moving suspended yeast around and feeding to a tall white head.  The nose carried through a malty sweetness with blueberry dominating the blackberry and a subtle Belgian spicy yeast.

Dogfish Head Black & Blue opened thick and sweet, with the carbonation accenting a subtle peppery yeast before subduing into a smooth, almost creamy berry center.  No hops or bitterness came through, and the yeast stayed in the background during the fade, leading to a vanilla berry linger.

Dogfish Head is a brewery willing to try new things, and this is no exception.  While I would hardly recommend Black & Blue for everyday drinking (your wallet will thank you), if you see one at your local bottle shop you owe it to yourself to pick one up.

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