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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2007
Very pretty light maroon red, with a thin white head that sticks to the side of the glass and covers it. Pretty fruity nose, definitely get that pinot noir wine smell. Alot of spices, cinnamon, and citrus in the taste all mixed together. You get alot of that red wine taste in the finish and the aftertaste. Alot of nutmeg and coriander as well. Pretty complex, alot going on. I’m digging the taste in this one. I’ve bee aniticipating a new dogfish beer and this one definitely didnt disappoint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - FEB 25, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2008 On Tap-@ the Brewpub. Pours a dark ruby red wine color w/a light off white foamy head. Fruity spiced aroma. Classic Belgian flavor, full rich spiced flavor. Traces of dates, figs, raisins, orange/citrus, colander, red wine/grapes, & rock candy. Very complex multi level flavor. Forget what you know @ Belgian White’s; this isn’t like any other Whitbier you’ve ever had. Long long full finish, you don’t taste the alcohol @ all but you feel it. Incredibly smooth. One of DFH’s best, glad to see it slated to make annual apparances!!

Rerate-3/1/08 had this years version of this brew @ the brewpub & while it was enjoyable, it was no where near as good as last years. Much more one dementional & not nearly as flavorful. A disappointment

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adrian910ss (2371) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2007
750 ml bottle. Pours a gorgeous pinkish amber color with a nice frosty white head. Aroma of coriander and holiday Xmas spices. Nutmeg and spicy yeast also comes to mind. Taste is pleasantly spicy with strong coriander and faint nutmeg and pinot noir flavors. One of DFH’s better efforts to date and their best release in quite some time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
alfmaester (8) - godalming, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2007 does not count
Blond in colour. It has a nice flavour. has some dry taste towards the end. Its not bad overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2006
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2007 Had this at the November extreme beer dinner. It was just incredible. The color was slightly rosy and the bouquet was fruity and flowery like a red wine. The taste was delicate, but had a slight acidity from the wine. I can’t wait for this to come out in 750s. NOTE: My rating is based on the original, small batch made at the Rehoboth brewpub, not the bottled version, which was significantly different.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5336) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 29, 2006
GABF 2006. Hazy blond. Small whitish head. Nose is fruit/citrus, some grain, spices, and faded yeast. Taste is spicy with more grains, alcohol, some yeast, some wine and fruit notes. Body is light-medium. Some bubbliness in spots. Ends with more spice, fruits, and wine-like hints. Some dryness towards the end too. Ok, I guess.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2006
GABF 2006: Hazy golden yellow color with an off-white head. Nice aroma was vinous with some sweetness , spince and some yeasty notes. Flavor had a nice acidity to balance out the sweet fruit. Warming but not hot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2006
Pour is light hazy golden with a dense white head...smell is sweet and mildly spicy...nice fruity flavors with hints of sour...no alcohol in the flavor at all...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aubrey (3451) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2008 GABF ’06: Smooth, light texture with a mild carbonation. Very fruity nose. Soft sourness in the finish. Estery (apple juice) and mildly bitter. Alcohol was hidden pretty well. Pleasant and curiously refreshing. RERATE, bottle: Soft and pleasant texture. Grainy. Big white pepper, pear and white wine. Very warming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BrockLanders (774) - Panama City, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2006
GABF 2006. Didn’t know what to expect with this one. Hazy yellowish pour, small head. Amped wit brew nose...spicey, fruity malt edge. Big flavor here....intense coriander, alcohol pushing through but not overpowering. Had to get in line for more. Full bodied..spritzy carbonation. Smooth. The pinot barrel has real influence here with all the vinous qualities showing through. I sure hope this one makes it to the bottle!

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