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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
laiti (6845) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
75 cl bottle @ home
Aroma has toffee typical to Belgian ales. Also some apricot and other ripe fruits. Flavour has toffee, apricot and distant oaky notes. Quite typical Belgian strong amber; the wine is well hidden, it can be observed only as acidicness and raw apples in the background. A bit too sweet and sticky but nice anyway.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (7371) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
75 cl bottle.
Pours clear dark golden color with a large head. Aroma feels a bit out dated, some cardboard, hay and soap, some yeast, fruits and hops. Flavor is sweet with fruits and caramel, some hay, spice notes and mild wooden notes. A bit weird but decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EithCubes (5208) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2014
750mL bottle an I’ve got no age information, I’m guessing it’s inside of a year old. Nose is thoroughly strange, reminds of the dank and dingy antique barns of Mullica Hill, countless old muffy book pages, some orange peel, different yeast than expected. Pours a vibrant clear orange with plenty of carbonation and a sudsy off-white head. Taste is very sweet, coriander heavy both in spice and scratch on the throat; alcohol well integrated, some oily and vinous character to the medium body, faintest white pepper with faintish yeast. Fruity, with a little bit of berry right up the middle, but falls short of being called sultry or smooth. Clean and masterful, with good complexity and an interesting take that is worth trying, if you can manage it for half-off.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (5790) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2014
750ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours clear gold, thin white head. Aromas of vanilla, grapes, strong grassy lager, strawberries and cream, light Belgian yeast. Taste is sweet, vinous. Thick texture. Good sipper.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3998) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 6, 2014
Associated Supermarket, Buskwich growler: Pours a reddish color with a white head. Aroma is wine, fruitiness, wood, spice, and yeast. Taste is somewhat sweet. Alcohol was well covered. Slightly citrusy. Plenty of the grape. Easy to drink with a nice mouth feel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VsXsV (2690) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle. Clear amber liquid with small white head. Aroma of spices, earth, bread, banana and grain. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of spices, earth and sugar. Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiong (4580) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
750ml bottle from Ales by Mail

Pours dark orange with a smooth white head. Aroma of vinous notes, berries, hints of wood, red wine, citrus and oak. Taste is sweet, spicy, malty and woody with vinous notes, citrus and yeast. Finish is sweetish, oak, wood and vinous notes with hints of berries and citrus. A bit unbalanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1532) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2014
Quite a strong and robust wit. I like the base brew, but am not sure if the Pinot infusion adds anything. Probably would benefit from ratcheting down the ABV a point or two as well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lusikka (6984) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
750 ml bottle.
Pours a copper colour with a white head. Aroma of red berries, caramel, earthiness and some citrusy notes. Rich flavour of caramel malts, red berries, wooden notes, red wine, herbal notes. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes slightly tart, sweet and quite rich. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hfmejias (952) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Bottle. Poured hazy, golden with a minimal white head. Aroma is fruit and grain with some notes of wood and grain. Taste is of spices, wheat and fruit. medium body and quite nice to drink. Very enjoyable.

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