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RATINGS: 1036   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   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.


1.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
JorisPPattyn (9242) - 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 (1480) - 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 (9504) - 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 (4368) - 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.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Palidor19 (3143) - Brandon, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2007
The aroma seem a bit off with a mild flavor of cheese. The first sip is fizzy that covers up the initial flavors. Taste of oaks and white grape juice. The malts are covered by the rest of the taste of the beer. A look and feel of Champagne, not the best. Though worth a try

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonas (6619) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2007
Bottle. hazy red, champagne bubbles, layering head. Dry wine, balsamico and wood aroma. Golden ale base, oranges, citrus, wood, raisins. medium to light body dry wooden mouthfeel. Fruity aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jason (1830) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2007
UPDATED: APR 27, 2007 750ml bottle. Poured a clear dark red body with hugh head. Aroma is very strong with yeast, spices and some berry, summer fruit. Flavor is slighty sweet with straberry, cherry, some small amount of spice, yeast, nectarine. This had some decent carbonation and was pretty smooth. Very very slight alcohol burn, virtualy undetected. Was completely different than what I was expecting from a Wit, but was not disappointed. Pretty good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1761) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2007
Pours a pink/red/copper color, with a white head. Aroma is wine, cherries, and spice. Flavor is spices, cherries, oranges, oak, alcohol, and wine. Ends dry. Very unique and quite good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2009 750 ml @ redlight redlight. Fruit on the nose, rich cherries, dark raspberries. currants, and grapes, with some spice, all stacked on top of deep citrus notes. Pours a dark pink almost red, its really a beautiful beer. Creamy on the palate, Good citrus flavor, orange, tangelo, mixed with berries, some strawberry, raspberry, and grapes and currants, lovely corriander, with a good dose of alcohol.


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