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Big Black Wit (Brewhouse Rarities) | Flying Dog Brewery

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Reviews:
3
Ratings:
38
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
9.77%
 
 
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flying Dog Brewery
Maryland, United States | website

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Jason on 04-26-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 38
Photo of AdamBear
4.01/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of KBrady
3.76/5  rDev -5.8%
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.

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Photo of HarlequinBuckeye
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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Big Black Wit (Brewhouse Rarities) from Flying Dog Brewery
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