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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 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ret12 (452) - Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2013
I loved this beer, very very smooth with a full mouth feel. A little bit like a red wine but with a nice hop undertone, delicious

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Handypaul (214) - - OCT 14, 2013
750ml. Bottle. Pours clear orange with a two finger white head that thins slowly leaving nice lacing. Aroma is coriander, orange, fruit, spices and basement aromas. Medium body, lightly sweet, orange peel, spice, yeast, average carbonation, creamy texture. Ending with a yeasty sweet orange finish. Quite nice and balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (2456) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle, courtesy of Kermis. Pours a hazy orange color with a small, quickly disappearing white head on top. Aroma is very vineous, yeasty, barrel characters, slight booze in there as well. Flavour is medium sweet, alcoholic and very big on the wine characters. Im betting this would go well with wine snobs as well. Medium long, sweet sour finish. Quite nice for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4361) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Kermis. Poured a hazy rich amber with a thin white head. The aroma is dry yeasty with acid citrus. The flavour is weak sweet with a fruity yeast slightly acid sour palate and a weak citrus finish. Nice to taste of course but Dogfish Head have produced much better beers than this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3272) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2013
From a 75 cl bottle shared post GABF courtesy of Kermis. Pours a hazy amber with a white head. Bubblegum nose. Flavors of white pepper, coriander, banana and some Belgian yeast. Slight bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (5078) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle shared from Dogfish Head, Fairfax. Pours hazy amber orange with an off white head. Aroma of yeast, malt, caramel, orange peel, alcohol and coriander. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chris__hartley (274) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2013
It pours hazy copper with ruby highlights, there are lots of milky floaties! The head is off-white and mousse-like. The aroma has notes of: toffee, orange-peel, orange-marmalade, vinous scents, and lemon-juice. The taste is medium sweet that finishes as such with a light sourness; there are notes of: all aforementioned aroma notes. The palate is full bodied, with low carbonation, it is slick, with a long finish. Overall, its like a fruity and vinous barley wine - interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (2113) - 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 dont like sweet beers (like myself).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (2194) - Conifer, 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
musinj6 (396) - 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.

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