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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - APR 18, 2007
750 ml. bottle pours out a deep ruby brown with a large foamy and surprisingly long lasting head and a thin veil of slippery lace. Definite vinous nose mixed with grapefruit, a subdued smokiness, and some earth notes. Very lively effervescence, a light to medium body, and a a faint astringency come together on the palate. There is some grapey sweetness, but some sourness enters the picture as well. Finishes with some sweetness, but a dryness is also present, the origin of which is unclear to me. Alcohol, in spite of the 10% ABV, never seems to be very evidnet. Another flier from DFH, and this one is pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2007
Dogfish Head tasting, Flying Saucer, Houston. Pours crimson with an ivory head and an aroma of cherry and bread. Flavor is prescription cherry cough syrup and alcohol. Thick mouthfeel. Use only as directed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5154) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2007
Shared 750ml bottle at JKís Spring Gathering. Pours a ruby redish brown brew with an amazing fizzy pinkish white head. Aroma reminded me of those orange swirl danish rolls with white frosting. Also picked up the scents of belgian Wit yeast, oak, coriander, and citrus rind. The flavor is fruity, with some raisin cranberry, and cherry. Average palate that has a spicy aftertaste. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - APR 16, 2007
750 ml. brown, champagne style bottle. No freshness date. Pours out a light cherry red color, hazy, with a volumous off white head. What are they brewing here? Wine or beer? It certainly isnít a Witbier, itís more a braggot. Aromas are of grape juice, yeast, and little else. Tastes far more like wine than it does a beer. Not my favorite brew, that much is certain.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Duster72 (117) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2007
Pours an iced tea red-amber color with a half finger head. Aroma is cherry, oak, and wine. Taste is grapes, sweet malts, wheats, and dark fruits. Reminiscent of a barleywine, but not exactly. Sweeter than anticipated. Mouthfeel is medium body with minimal carbonation. Relatively drinkable, nice with italian food. A little on the expensive side, but nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackson220 (136) - new lenox, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2007
26.6 ozís of joy...Pours rich ruby red,with nice fluffy head. sudlte aroma with hints of red fruits and spices.The middle of the tongue picks up delectable sweet malts, some yeast, and some spice - mainly coriander. The back of the tongue picks up a touch of hops, more sweet malts, wheat, and an overall tinge of dryness. The finish is dry and complex with hints of bitter hops, orange peel, and red wine. The mouthfeel is deceptively light for a beer of this strength (10%abv). The beer hides the alcohol very well - alcohol is only detectable in the finish. An faNtAsTic beer. I loved it...more please P.S. this one is for my buds, Cornfield & Rayboy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3295) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2007
25.6 oz bottle. Rosy brown with a snowy white head. Thin lacy sheets. Juicy Fruit, Cream of Wheat and yeast. Sweet and tangy orange and cherry popsicles. Winey booze and wheat paste. Peppery finish with citrus rind. Interesting experiment that doesnít quite work for me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - APR 15, 2007
Bottle. Pours a light ruby color with a fairly smallish light pink head. Aroma is less than stellar, yeast, dough, leather, some sweet notes. Flavor is fruity, vineous, tangeine, candi sugar, clove like notes. Palate is medium bodied, medium carbonation, spicy, tannic finish. Somewhat dissapointing, yet again from DFH, the idea is great, but the result is just average, nothing more. I wonder if someone else, JP or RR could do a better job with what I feel has a ton of potential. Iím about on my last nerve with DFH. The last 5-6 have not been worth the money!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho (2193) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2007
Doesnít smell like much. Lager with some nice sweetness; fruit. Dark ruby red body. Mostly white head, hence the name "Red & White". Nice scattered lace. First impression is that it tastes fishy; literally, like fish (hence the name "Dogfish Head"?) I think it was due to palate adjustment from my previous beer. Belgian candi sugar. Excellent brew. After a couple of misses with Chateau Jiahu and Golden Shower, I was a little gun shy about spending $12 on another new DFH release. But, this one delivers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mds (2201) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2007
Bottle. Bright red-copper body with a white soapy head. The aroma is grassy at first with some sweet vegetables, cookies, and alcohol. Thick caramel cookie flavour with sticky spices and sugary notes. A strange brew that I had heard nothing about.

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