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Big Black Wit (Brewhouse Rarities) - Flying Dog Brewery

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Big Black Wit (Brewhouse Rarities)
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BA SCORE
85
very good

38 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.19%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Jason on 04-26-2013)
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

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George2744

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

05-31-2013 08:02:50 | More by George2744
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

05-12-2013 01:22:40 | More by brutalist
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HarlequinBuckeye

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Filled my growler up with this earlier today.

Appearance - Just as the name implies, big & black. Not as dark as a stout, but darker than most porters. Quite foamy. Had about a two finger head after being poured into a pint glass.

Smell - Floral and somewhat nutty. Not this beer's strongpoint. It's biggest strongpoint is it's...

Taste - A fantastic amalgamation of wheat, caramel, coffee, and hops. Much hoppier than I expected. All of these characteristics are nearly undetectable in the smell, but undeniable in taste.

Mouthfeel - Very smooth and drinkable. 7% APV isn't particularly high for a craft beer, but it isn't low either. I knocked back two pints in about 30 mins with ease.

Overall - A fine brew. And a great one to toast off to my recently fallen idol...James Gandolfini.

Serving type: growler

06-21-2013 00:08:19 | More by HarlequinBuckeye
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csmartin6

New York

4/5  rDev +5%

05-12-2013 19:13:14 | More by csmartin6
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jburchett

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

06-29-2013 22:39:41 | More by jburchett
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5%

01-18-2014 14:46:29 | More by Griffith
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whatname

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

09-19-2013 22:57:49 | More by whatname
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kjmass

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5%

09-07-2013 21:37:13 | More by kjmass
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Boardshort_Brewer

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5%

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TaylorK

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5%

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bmur112

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5%

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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A-black with a very thick tan head. Pours with a lot of action. Looks like a stout!

S-smells like a very spicy and hoppy Belgian white! It's a strong and awesome scent

T-comes in with a much more mild but crisp flavor of spice, grains, with just a hint of cocoa. It's quite mild, almost watery. The after-taste is mostly of cocoa with a hint of smoke.

M-quite watery. Very low carbonation.

O-looks and smells awesome. Tastes okay. Feels just off though. Definitely tastes like an experiment more than something they should release in bottles. I expected more flavor for the abv. It's not a terrible drinker though.

Serving type: on-tap

07-25-2013 03:01:49 | More by AdamBear
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KBrady

New Jersey

3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Ordered this "wit" looking for something refreshing on a warmer August night. Knowing nothing of the beer itself, I was surprised to find it black as a Guiness, with a thin head. It started the expectation of the beer to be malty right off the bat.

S - Citrusy, inviting, and light smell. Nothing strong, but indeed a strong contradiction from the expectation given off by the color.

T - Average quality of taste to witbeers, fairly mild citrus with higher than expected hoppiness.

M - Fairly thin, but enough hops and citrus to keep it enjoyable til the end.

Overall - A solid, but not outstanding flavor, however the experience of the black color with the light citrusy taste make it a memorable drinking experience. Well done to Flying Dog to deliver something new and inventive.

Serving type: on-tap

08-23-2013 14:58:44 | More by KBrady
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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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New York

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Pennsylvania

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Maryland

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Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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Virginia

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Virginia

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Big Black Wit (Brewhouse Rarities) from Flying Dog Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 38 ratings.