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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5284) - 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 (3442) - 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 (772) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hophead75 (2008) - Largo, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2006
UPDATED: APR 11, 2007 Brewpub Version at the GABF 06. Not the same as the bottled version, this one was 12 % and a much differnent beer than the bottles that are currently on the shelves.... One of the most interesting beers at the Festival so far. Pours cloudy yellow with a medium head. Aroma is of fruits, vinous, light alcohol and spices. Taste is spicy coriander, light wheat tons of light fruits. alcohol very well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 6, 2006
Okay i went with eagle and was a little let down expecting the Jiahu. Seeing a new beer at least made it a little better. Poured a could light yellow color with an okay head. Aroma was of coriander, and light fruits. Flavor was amazing citrus, some grapes wood. What was most amazing was that this is 12% alcohol i was shocked when the bartender told me that, i could not taste much alcohol at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4500) - Milton, Delaware, USA - AUG 26, 2006
On tap at the Rehoboth location. Pours a hazy golden orange with a small white creamy head that left some lacing and sustained yet was small. Aroma of sweet Pinoit Noir, grapes, some wood light wheat and Belgian Wit spices. Flavor of sweet fruits up front, coriander, wheat, tart with a slight alcohol burn. Very glad I got down to the DE beach in time to try this out.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 24, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2008 Via growler that my cousin brought back from the Rehoboth Brewpub. Poured a golden honey color, aroma of citrus and oak. flavor mainly citrus and spice, with a warming alcohol sensation. Highly recommended. Addendum 3/12/07 Split a bottle with a few friends today. sweet vinous flavor; I found the oak flavors more pronounced. the beer was quite enjoyable. I need to pick up a few more bottles for the cellar....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9214) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2006
UPDATED: APR 16, 2007 Growler... Murky, yellow ale with a small, creamy, white head. Fruity, woodsy nose with notes of citrus, bread and boiled grain. Tart ’n’ tangy flavor. Good balance. The high ABV is very well hidden, but gently makes itself known on the palate (completely hiding 12% is about as possible as hiding an elephant behind a sumac tree). Full-bodied and lightly creamy with lively carbonation. Tangy, dry finish. A shout goes out to kmweaver and Mike at DFH for sharing!

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