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Black Wit-O - No Label Brewing Company

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77
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90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.33
pDev: 15.32%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
No Label Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
American Dark Wheat Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: FUNKPhD on 09-22-2011)
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The beer pours a black color with an off-white head. The aroma has a lot of roasted malt and chocolate notes. I know this is supposed to be a black wit beer, but this smells much more like a schwarzbier.

The flavor has chocolate and toasted malt, but what really stands out is the anise, which is nearly overpowering. The wheat also makes an appearance in the flavor, but it is subtle.

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Black and remain dark until you gaze towards the outer edged of the glass, then you begin to see the amber hues float through. The head l=is light and tan and quickly shrinks into a thin lacing, which itself disappears.

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Light floral and dark fruits smell, not very strong but they are there. Mild malt and apple aromas come through.

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No Label Black Wit-O has a very thin, beige head, a dark, ruby-brown-black appearance, fierce, tiny bubble streams, and almost no lacing. Aroma is of licorice, dark malt, and sweet, brown bread. Taste is more bready than licorice, but that is certainly present. Bitterness is nil. Mouthfeel is light and watery, and Black Wit-O finishes semi-dry and a bit bland and dull.

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Black Wit-O from No Label Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.