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RATINGS: 1023   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1493) - Missouri, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle - big foamy head, hazy dark orange color, citrus and Belg yeasty spice aroma and flavor, mildly sweet malt backbone, fair yeast complexity - very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
manuelMTL (188) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
In tulip glass from the bottle. Slightly hazy deep orange with a quickly disappearing off white head. The smell is Belgian yeast. Spicy, citrus, and bready. The Pinot Noir grapes add additional complexity but are well hidden. High alcohol with a typical tripel spiciness. Some clove, fresh bread, and some chocolate flavors. Less grape notes than expected. The woody oak notes from the barrel ageing add a nice earthiness. Light long lingering hippy bitterness. Great and complex beer!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
arn8897 (55) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Copper color. Hazy with a little alcohol taste but not overpowering. Definite wheat and citrus taste. A little grape in the finish. Overall very nice and easy drinking.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"i’m still at odds on this one. it started out just sweet with not nearly as much complexity as expected. obviously as it warmed from 45, it got better and more complex. i’m still not sure about the interplay betweeen the sweet pinot aspects and the bitter orange peel, but the aftertaste that was a little harsh at first was better by the end of the bottle. the aroma was nice right off the bat. sweet but complex...grapes, citrus, malt. nice body...maybe a little cloying. not my favorite DFH beer, but not bad. better beers for the price, though

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steiner15 (3) - Hamilton, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2014 does not count
Great looking 2in lacing when poorer into Duvel tulip,appearance is an orange Amber color,pick up on the grape- orange notes.this one had me worried to try but overall great beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
Draught at Elizabeth Station, Bellingham
Cloudy golden color with compact head. Nice aroma, mildly fruity and woody. Good body strength, moderate sweetness, with light impression of sweet white wine.
Good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4183) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle... Poured hazy orange with a nice forming head. A little dry with wheat and citrus zest notes. A hint of grapes, musk, with some yeast spicing and esters. Great with food.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jflopsu (682) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Pours a hazy orange with white head. A faint aroma of orange and coriander. A wheaty, yeasty, orange peel, and coriander taste. A dry aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2903) - Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2014
750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 7/9/2013. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy deep orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big apricot, lemon zest, red grape, orange peel, light banana, coriander, clove, pepper, wheat, honey, caramel, light biscuit, oak, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big apricot, lemon zest, red grape, orange peel, light banana, coriander, clove, pepper, wheat, honey, caramel, light biscuit, oak, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, lemon zest, red grape, orange peel, light banana, coriander, clove, pepper, wheatm honey, caramel, light biscuit, oak, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt sweetness; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a smooth, fairly creamy, and lightly slick/crisp mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent imperial witbier style. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
airrick2003 (564) - Louisiana, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Appearance: a darker gold color with tons of light brown particles floating every where inside, pours with a very large beige head, takes a long time to pour it down Aroma: egg, alcohol, just smells thick, coriander, Taste: strong coriander, strong alcohol, some bitterness in there, kind of sweet, Palate: has a very heavy mouthfeel, leaves a faint bitter and coffee aftertaste, Overall: this beer screams big beer all the way through with it's abv punch, could use more complexity on the taste though ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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