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Blanco Diablo | Big Boss Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Big Boss Brewing
North Carolina, United States
bigbossbrewing.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by blackie on 07-19-2009

BEER STATS
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
110
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
17.53%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
14
For Trade:
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Reviews: 27 | Ratings: 110
Reviews by dbrauneis:
Photo of dbrauneis
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy pale straw yellow in color with moderate amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a two finger tall bright white head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the entire surface with a slightly thicker ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate to significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of wheat, orange peel, and coriander - the orange peel really stands out as the dominant smell.

T: Moderate flavors of wheat upfront followed by lots of citrus notes - including orange and orange peel. There are also notes of coriander but the beer is mostly citrus flavors.

M: Light bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Very easy to drink and sessionable - great beer for an outdoor event in the late Spring, Summer, or early Autumn. Very refreshing and thirst quenching.

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Photo of locckdown
2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of Mantooth
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of chinchill
3.87/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled in Feb. 2011; Review from notes on an August tasting.

This Belgian style ale is a clear golden color with moderate visible carbonation and a short but durable white head.

Aroma: sweet and fruity; the fruit aroma is complex but more apricot than anything else. There's some yeast, clove and other spices here too. Interesting and inviting.

T - If blindfolded, i would definitely guess that this was a Belgian ale; and a rather good one at that. The taste follows the aroma to some extent, with the most notable departure being the balanced tart/sweet flavor. The flavor is plenty fruity but more citrus and less apricot than in the nose, perhaps from the hops which are most noticeable in the finish.

M - very good carbonation; medium-thin body that is slightly watery.

O - A very pleasant spiced beer with a well-balanced flavor palette. Excellent as a Summer ale.

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Photo of goast8127
3/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.48/5  rDev +28.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Griffith
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of twowheelssoar
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of tdm168
2.88/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the brewery's tasting room

Pours a clear gold with no head. Smells of straw and subtle yeast. Initially I detect wheat and coriander, but they are both quite faint. As I continue to drink though I can't shake the odd unknown flavor in the aftertaste, then a friend points it out...hot dogs. It really tasted like hot dogs. Light body and mild carbonation.

This is not a beer I enjoyed or will try again.

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Photo of dirtylou
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz single, Whale shipped by Bert (blakky)

appearance: served in a standard offshore pint, pale dull-golden body, light beige cap with minimal retention.

smell: subtle - corriander, white pepper, orange peel

taste: Even for a brewery from Raleigh (Go Pack), Big Boss really hasn't done anything to earn any praise. This really isnt much different - just kind of a dull effort. It's not a bad beer, but it just lacks any sort of defining characteristic. The spicing (corriander, orange peel, white pepper) could stand to be much more pronounced.

mouthfeel: light and crisp

drinkability: good

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Photo of travisboyd
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of SteveMi
2/5  rDev -42.5%

Photo of silver0rlead
3.95/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy golden color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. The aroma has some corriander and orange peel upfront, along with biscuit, wheat, fruity esters and alcohol. The flavor also is spicy initially (notes of white pepper, corriander and orange peel), along with some wheat and hay, biscuit, fruity esters, and a bit of chalk. The mouthfeel is light and drinkability is excellent. Pretty solid witbier from Big Boss, and I'm glad to see them bottling more beers.

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Photo of thagr81us
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from tap into a sampler shaker. Poured a hazy pale yellow with a one finger pure white head. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, graham cracker, and banana. The flavor was of sweet malt, graham cracker, wheat, and slight fruit. It had a light feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a fairly decent brew. The graham cracker aspect was quite surprising, but a nice touch. This brew was very light. As I thought, the alcohol was very low on this one. I could see this one being good for sitting out in the sun all-day.

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Photo of SFNC
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of dexterk1
3.38/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rebel1771
3.27/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: Pours a slightly hazy light honey color with a small head that fades quickly.

S: Coriander and wheat dominate the aroma with a touch of lemon grass and floral notes.

T: Wheat makes up the body of the flavor with coriander coming in a close second. There is definite yeast flavor that comes on a bit to strong.

O: Can't say this is my favorite witbier but it's not a bad brew.

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Photo of lzepplin01
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

Photo of donquixote
1.25/5  rDev -64.1%

Photo of VeganUndead
3.57/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KevinGordon
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of BeerBuzzGuy
3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of robebo44
3.66/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of smakawhat
2.83/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured from the bottle into a wheat ale style glass. Bottle dated July 2011.

Rising carbonation but a very clear body is present for a Witbier, with a sense of hazy-ness. Dull lemon colored. Head is not very large or fluffly, but a simple white of perhaps half a finger. While drinking only a very small collar is left in the glass.

Bouquet is soapy and perfumy. A little bit of sour lemon as well. This smells slightly odd for a Witbier.

Taste on this one is kind of a shocker. An feeling of mild wheat body, then an incredibly bitter medicine finish on the swallow. Feel is actually pretty good, with some pleasant carbonation and texture.

Overall I am not impressed and this is something I'll never have again.

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Photo of wedge
3.92/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy, dull yellow-gold with a small, bright white head that disappears before long. Sweet and tart aromas hit the nose softy, but pleasantly...coriander, orange, peach, and wheat. Zesty, sweet flavor with an enjoyable fresh grain finish. Unlike the aroma, the orange peel has the upper hand over the coriander, working alongside a solid clove-y spiciness. Light, dry, and most definately thirst quenching. A good choice for a refreshing, drinkable summer beverage.

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Blanco Diablo from Big Boss Brewing
3.48 out of 5 based on 110 ratings.
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