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RATINGS: 1031   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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A big, Belgian-style Wit brewed with coriander and orange peel and fermented with Pinot Noir juice. After fermentation a fraction of the batch is aged in Oregon Pinot Noir barrels, and another fraction is aged on oak staves. The beer is blended together before packaging. This has been one of our most popular Limited Edition beers at both our Rehoboth Beach, DE brewpub and at festivals. It successfully marries the refreshing citrusy qualities of a Belgian-style white beer with the robust complexity of a bold red wine.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CMUBEERMAN (421) - - MAR 10, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2007 ehhh....pours a bubble gum color with some foamy head. Aroma is big sweet belgian yeast and some spice. Flavor is pretty much a yeasty/sweet BSA...kind of had a bit of avec bon voeux in it. No, wood, or pinot that I can detect...it is actually kind of like cider. Anyway...not sure if I’ll be trying this experiment again.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DirtyMartini (194) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 10, 2007
via trade with the_epeeist - im not sure what to say about his beer. i can say however that i loved it. im not sure how to describe this beer as much of the flavor and aroma that i know is coming from the pinot noir barrels and concentrate is there, but based on previous experiences its a completely new flavor. not quite red wine flavors...much milder, softer, sweeter, less dry...but blended beautifully with a belgian wit flavors im used to. citrusy, yeasty, spicy...nicely carbonated...almost champagne like. the alcohol is well hidden and the flavor just gets more enjoyable as the beer warms. obviously it doesnt look like a witbier, but the color of this beer is just beautiful. if this review seems all over the place, its because thats kinda how i feel about this beer. it was an all new experience for me. i need to get another bottle of this.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonboy32818 (30) - orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2007
Don’t believe the hype! I’m kidding a little here. If I were to have judged this beer on my mental expectations, there would be low marks. Since I am going to rate it based on its merits as a good beer and not as a belgian wit my marks will be higher. Pours a little darker than a rose’ but much lighter than any red wine. The nose is all belgian wit yeast and coriander. The flavor is where everything goes haywire, for a wit, I got almost no coriander and no tangerines. There is a great amount of sweetness with some of the vinous notes from the pinot noir barrels to add complexity. The finish shows a little of the spice that I was looking for. Really good beer, just not what I was looking for.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2007
Gogeous color, rich ruby color, with a thick and dense pink head. The witbeer aromas, citrus coriander et al..., shine, maybe a bread like aroma at the end. Rich and warming on the palate,hints of oak shine through. Not as dry as I expected, my only "complaint" is that the alcohol is a bit noticable. Good beer by a great brewery.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pintocb (648) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2007
Incredible. Smells like the orange rolls I ate for breakfast as a kid. Yeasty, bready, fruity and sweet. Can’t believe it qualifies as a Wit from looking at it. Ruby and orange mixed. White head. Amazing taste. Sweet and sour mixed with some spicyness. Hides the alcohol to the point of absurdity. Finishes with coriander and some estery flavors. Supurb. Worth the wait and the forty mile drive.

1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
JorisPPattyn (8432) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAR 9, 2007
Pinkish head over a just slightly hazy red-rosy beer with an amber shine. Offputting nose with wild berries, smelling very much like johanB’s less well succeeded experiments with fruitbeers. Wet socks - or maybe coriander. Horrible tase of woodstripper, inedible fruit, higher alcohols and the wet socks. Astringent to the point of... PINOT NOIR??? Any Burgundian vintner would get instant heart attack from this. Failed experiment.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 7, 2007
Pink head sits atop a red body, very interesting looking brew. Big coriander citrus rind aroma. The wit aromas are unexpected after seeing the beer. The flavor is sweeter than I expected, very unique mix of Belgian wit and wine. THe body is medium full. The only real complaint I have is that the alcohol comes through a bit too much.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lowe1983 (1389) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Pours a reddish amber color with a slightly pinkish head. Aroma is of wheat, orange, spices, oak, coriander, and cherry. Flavor is strong of coriander and orange and other fruits up front. Finishes dry with yeast, spices and oak. A very complex brew.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8529) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Bottle from Capone’s. First of all, there;s no way in hell that this is a wit, no matter what Sam says. Ruby colored with an off-pinkish head. Aroma of cabernet, citrus, spices, cranberry, orange zest, oaky port wine. The flavor is fruity, with a solid cranberry note, plus cherry, orange zest, some oaky port winey flavor hints, and some cognacy spirit twinges. Medium palate that gets a bit hot, this one is extremely unique, but not a world beater.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
nick76 (4314) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2007
The aroma is heavy with cheese, vinegar, yeast, coriander, and bologna. The appearance is very red amber with a four finger head. The flavor is almost nothing like the aroma. It does have spice but it is mostly candy sugar sweet with bitterness up front. The finish has bananas and grape wine. The palate is smooth. I was really confused by this beer, the ratings were so high but this is actually bad.


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