Dogfish Head Black & Blue
Dogfish Head Black & Blue is a Fruit Beer, but his really doesn’t drink like a one to me at all. The base for this is a Belgian Style Golden Ale, it is then fermented with black raspberries and blueberries. My dislike of raspberries is not unknown to most, and I used to snobbishly turn my nose up at fruit beers, so that probably explains why I haven’t had this until now. As I have opened up to trying things out of my comfort zone I am often pleasantly surprised. This is no exception, I am really liking this. More Belgian ale than anything, the fruit is obvious but not overbearing. I’d say more blueberry than blackberry, but everyone’s palate is going to be different. A good enough Belgian base is making this quite enjoyable. It does have that “quality” that is somewhat common in some DFH beers, think their ancient ale line. If you are a fan of some of those beers give this a shot.