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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brandman (1992) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 9, 2013
Copper body, white head. Aroma has huge amount of coriander, belgian yeast and caramel. Flavour is floral with yeast and caramel. Quite nice and semi sweet and in good balance.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2022) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2013
April 2012. 750 ml. bottle. Poured amber color with a tan head. aromas of caramel, spice, yeast. Oaky flavors with fruit, malt and hops.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (6070) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2013 750 ml bottle. From the US. Courtesy of Brandman.
Cloudy amber colour with a small white head. The aroma is toffee sweetness, some wine sourness, tartness and The flavour is sweetness, sourness, tartness and malt. Not bad. Much much better than Black & Blue.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jayb0 (981) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Aged 3 years: This was very good, I like that the belgian wit character dominates but the alterations are also present and blend well with the other characteristics. My friends stated that they thought the aging was very beneficial.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Appearance: Polished copper and blood orange melt together under a creamy white head which lingers long and thick. A slow stream of bubbles maintains the fluff while lace arcs across the sides of my glass.
Nose: Musky and funky with peach and apricot skins, grape musk, strawberry puree, pear musk, and oaked chardonnay. Starts tannic with the skins then delves into juicy sweetness of the flesh within.
Palate: Soft frothy mouthfeel reminds me of biting into angel food cake, angel food cake soaked in delicious fruit juices. Definitely different. Oaked chardonnay meets musky funky champagne meets fresh fruits ripe for the eating and juicing. Caramel and honey edges. Stewed apricots, peaches, and pears in the middle Ė lightly spiced. Strawberry underneath.
Final Thoughts: Intriguing and best enjoyed with a touch more chill than I would normally employ when tasting a beer. Of the Red and White versus the Black and Blue, I have to say I enjoy the Red and White a tad more. Both are good in their own right, but if I had to pick a favoriteÖ
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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
closey22 (647) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2013
Hazy amber with foamy off- white head; aroma is of alcohol; Flava is really sweet with hints of fruit(plums, grapes); feels silky smooth with some fizz; finishes malty sweet with some dryness;

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DiarmaidBHK (3161) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2013
Bottle from Bruisin Ales. Pours brown with a thin khaki head. Has a bit of fruitiness on the nose with a hint of red wine. Very quaffable. Itís interesting how everything blends together. Has a bit of the barrel on the finish. Hides itís alcohol very well. Nice!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
VT (1298) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2013
750 ml bottle from and shared with Albatross. Pours a lightly veiled, very pale, golden amber with a resilient white head. Aroma is Belgian yeast. Flavor is very fruity, oranges, coriander, wild strawberries, wood. Finish is reminiscent of white and red wines, fieldberries, and wild yeasts. Some lingering red grapes, wild fruits and booze in there, too. Light to medium body, soft mouthfeel, average level of carbonation. Very solid, strong ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 29, 2013
A - Pours a cloudy neon red orange color. Kinda looks like a tequila sunrise stirred up. S - Clove and coriander jump out right away followed by tart fruit, white grapes, and vanilla. Green apples and fresh wood come out as it warms. T - Tart acidic fruits swirl with grapes, cherries, oranges, and strawberries that are layered with some peppery spices and an oaky wheat that seems to dry out some of the sweetness. Hints of vanilla and herbal hops present some bitterness towards the end. A red wine like aftertaste. M - Full bodied with prickly carbonation. Very complex flavors. Itís a cross between a Wit and a Pinot. Lots of sweet and acidic fruits and the carbonation helps out with sweetness. The oak didnít show up in the flavor as much as I thought it would and Iím glad. Any more oak and it would have overwhelmed the rest of the flavors. One of the most complex beers Iíve ever had. This beer will not bore you by any means. Serving type: bottle 11-29-2010

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rederic (2883) - montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2013
750ml bottle, dark amber color, with a fluffy beige head, nice coriander, orange peel spicy nose, with some candied peach, tangerine, orange fruity, light winey, white grape accents, with a mild juicy citrus, faint wine tannin, sweet honeyed wheat, pale, toasted malt note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a warming sweet, fruity, honeyed candied orange, tangerine, peach, spicy coriander, winey, woody character, with some orange marmalade, belgian fruity yeastiness, sweet white wine tannin, vanilla oakiness flavours, and a faint flowery orange citrus hop undertone, leading towards a warming yeasty, fruity, spicy coriander, candied orange peel, sweet honeyish vinous woody vanilla finish.


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