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RATINGS: 970   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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (1737) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
The beer pours very well with a really nice hazy orange, reddish color. The beer has a very nice frouthy head and good lacing on the glass. The smell is a mild orange scent with a bitter follow up. The taste comes off mildly sweet with the orange, wheat flavors early but then turns bitter and mildly dry from the pino juice. The mouthfeel is somewhat dry and has a lingering bitterness from the pino juice. This is a great change to your typical orange wheat or belgian wit beers, it offers a nice variation of orange, wheat and pino noir juice. It blends well and is appealing to those that donít like sweet beers (like myself).

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (1666) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2013
750 ml bottle shared. Orange and hazy. Wine, grapes, citrus, coriander, spice, wheat, malt, orange peel. Nice and smooth balance, hides the alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
musinj6 (377) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 30, 2013
Pours a deep amber that is slightly hazy with an offwhite head and heavy lacing after one finger head diminishes. Aroma prominent coriander, hint of orange peel, hint of clove. Tiny bit of yeast, but by no means prominent. Hint of banana ester. Modestly sweet and modestly fruity bitterness. Full bodied with chewy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Long, full bodied finish. Maybe I can taste the pinot....not sure, but it is fantastic. Big wine here.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Super awesome beer, like a whine of course, on tap at library alehouse, strong, delicious

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pinkie (425) - New York, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Pours a hazy orange with a pinkish tint and golden hues. Soft head of creamy off white foam tinged with pink that didnít last and fell to some wet lace and nice legs.

Nose is ripe fruit. Orange, apricot, pear, and grape. Some candy sugar, candied orange peel and coriander. Some grape presence that is more like a light berry scent overall and a mellow richness. There is a light tartness on the nose as well as some wheat right in the middle. Yeast presence is faint. Touch f wood and earth. Whiff of alcohol on the nose.

Taste is ripe fruit and a touch of coriander. itís juicy and a nice little tartness. The grape on the palate adds heaviness. Itís mellow and weighs down the body of the beer. The wheat canít stand up to the pinot barrel aging. Itís not that the oak is too strong. Itís the syrupy feel plus the mellow red vinous quality of the grape. The malt has a touch of bread but not enough. There is a little bit of hop spice and with the ample carbonation this keeps the body from becoming too flat. Finished dry and tart with a warming alcohol. The tartness keeps it moving on the palate and offsets the additional alcohol dryness.

This was just ok. I thought it was a bit too heavy for a witbier.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Shag (2559) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - SEP 21, 2013
This poured a copper color with a white head. The aroma contains some citrus and wine element. The flavor contains some citrus, cherries, grapes, spices, and coriander. The aftertaste is very wine like with a booze element showing up. Overall this is ok but kind of a mess at the same time.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (1693) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 15, 2013
On tap 9 oz. pour at the Roasthouse Pub in Frederick, MD. Hazy, very hazy dark copper-brown with a small off-white head and fair lacing. Aroma of wheat, citrus, strawberry, bread and bananas. Taste of wheat, grapes, bananas, cloves, bread, alcohol, cinnamon and yeast. Medium body and high/medium carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2013
750 ml, "Bottled on 02/12/07." Thatís right; another cellar treasure. Pours a pinkish brown beer under a fizzy Belgian type head. Smell of grape juice, kind of like their later Sixty-one. Smell has that coriander, plus some aromatics probably from Belgian malt, and maybe a bit of the wine barrels, though itís almost like incense. Taste has very distinctive Pinot Noir, and still has plenty of yeast to it as well. I had this bottle sitting upright, but it must have gotten stirred around when I opened it. A lot of citrus to it as well. I guess I like the wits more when theyíve been duded up a bit beyond the natural versions of the style. Some oxidation midway through suggests that that probably should not age as long as I let this sit.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maley1 (654) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 13, 2013
On tap, hazy golden orange pour with large off white head. Aroma of caramel, ripe fruit, slight citrus, grapes, slight yeast. Taste of caramel, green grapes, faint citrus, lychee, and a hint of pinot noir. Beautifully balanced between the two components of aging process. This beer is a winner, good job.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
odinstyr (541) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2013
Pours a clear orange with barely any head. Smells of grape, citrus, coriander. Taste is sweet and mildly bitter - hint of wine, honey malts, mild hops.


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