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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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcbackus (758) - Merritt Island, Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2007
bottle: pours an orangish red with thick white head very beautiful. aroma is spicy and yeasty with some malt sweetness. i get alot of spiced fruit and yeast in the flavour. there is an oak taste and dryness in the aftertaste definitly some vinous quality to this beer. very nice drinkable beer. dry but refreshing

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pineypower (2636) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2007
Description was very interesting, so I had to try this one. Pours out a very attractive light ruby/rose color with a fluffy light pinkish head. Aroma is of spice (coriander) and oak. Taste is complex and full bodied, but at the same time very drinkable. Yeast, light fruit, maybe some banana. Coriander with oak, grape and a wine-like earthy note. Finishes dry. Very solid beer, Im impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JAXSON (533) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2007
UPDATED: APR 3, 2007 Pours a mysterious pinkish red which seems to constantly morph between bright ruby and deep amber when the beer is still. Aroma is banana, bubblegum, spices, and oak. Flavor is beautifully dry, with berries exploding throughout, with an oaky sourness. The red wine really comes through. Finish is dry and slightly bitter. This is a great offering from Dogfish Head.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2007
750ml bottle. Pours a pretty, bright red with a rosy white head. Aroma is like a normal Belgian white, maybe a bit more flowery. Flavor is very interesting. Very carbonated, fruity, with a nice dry wheat taste. It really does taste the Red and White of the title and it makes a complex and tasty combo. Im not a huge wine fan but I still appreciate this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2007
Deep ruby and 3cm of frothy, pinkish white head. Nose of big time corriander and wheat with elements of citrus, yeast, and hints of acidic red wine and subtle oak. Mostly witbier aroma. Much more complexity in the flavor. Wheat and corriander are passively paramount, allowing strong supporting characters of oak and tannins, clearly pinot noir wine, orange rind, airy yeast, and a small dose of sugary sweetness. Medium/full body, balanced, creamy yet foamy. Good to see something new from DFH, and very good, also.

   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. Im digging the taste in this one. Ive 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 Whites; this isnt like any other Whitbier youve ever had. Long long full finish, you dont taste the alcohol @ all but you feel it. Incredibly smooth. One of DFHs 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 (2387) - 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 DFHs 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 cant 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.

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