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RATINGS: 1018   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 20, 2007
750mL bottle. Deep red-orange color with a small white head. Heavy coriander and an earthy citrus component in the aroma. Wheaty palate with some oily citrus and heavy pungent coriander. Mild grapey astringency in the finish with residual spiciness and a fair amount of alcohol heat. Mouthfeel is a heavy medium.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 20, 2007
Pours a red orange color with a red tinted head. Aroma is of grapes, woody vanilla notes, some wit spiciness. Flavor is lots of grapes with wit spiciness to it. Finishes clean would like to see it with some age on it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AvantAle (50) - Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2007
This beer is spring through and through. Color is reminiscent of a blush wine’s pinky depths. Smells of rose, apricot, malt, alcohol, something moist, and woody half way between oak and cedar. Flavor is what you might expect; wine, but has a little smoke to it. Creamy with a nice weight to it. This beer was much anticipated and worth waiting for. Thank you Dogfish Head.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (5930) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 19, 2007
Verre de 4 oz, provenant d’un fût, dégusté chez Firewaters (Atlantic City, NJ). Arôme: Odeur d’épices, d’agrumes et de céréales. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée avec une faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’épices et d’agrumes avec une pointe de caramel. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps et la texture sont mince. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence de sucre d’orge en arrière goût. (Rating #913)

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2007
Can’t believe the rave reviews of this one, but to each his own...Aroma of spices and light citrus. Slightly cloudy dark brown in color. Full palate. Taste is of spices, coriander, and I’m getting some tomato and beats. Lots of sweetness from candi-sugar. Not impressive really. This is a clusterfluck of flavors that is frou-frou for certain.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aegrus (49) - USA - MAR 18, 2007
Bottled, Goblet. Not much head on this pour. Pretty light amber beer, which is pleasant. Flavor has grape, wheat, lovely spice and a slight warming alcohol sensation. On the tongue, it is creamy and smooth like wheat ale. Lots of fruit and yeast flavors. Not always balanced, but still very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2007
750 ml bottle. Clear, rosey red-orange body with a sparse white head. Sweet and spicy Dogfish Head house character in the aroma, which includes notes of cinnamon, grape juice, sweet fruit cereal, cranberry and lime. Flavor is medium sweet, plummy and vinous with a modest wheat impression. Light citric hop profile. Belly-warming. Fair beer, but too sweet. Desperately needs some balancing acidity to carry it through. The gimmicks are fun, but I’d like to see them more fully executed.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hangover (1063) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - MAR 18, 2007
What a crazy beer. Hazy red/pink pour with a thick, creamy and lasting pink/white head. Spicy aroma with some fruity and citrus notes. Taste is out of this world. Towards the front there is a lot of orange and a hint of the wit influence with some yeast and spice. The middle explodes with strawberry, wine, plum, cherry and the high abv just seems to make it sweeter at first, then tart towards the finish. Lingering fruit into the finish with a nice warming from the booze and some residual stickiness. What a great idea and what great implementation. Fantastic brew!!!! Expensive but worth it!!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2007
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy ruby body with a medium white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of orange peel, frozen strawberries, and oak. Flavor of coriander (too much), orange peel, pinot sweetness, spicy yeast, and alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99 (10965) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 18, 2007
Bottle at the Dilly deli. Poured clear reddish amber with an average frothy white head that was mostly diminished with an fair lacing. Moderate spicy citrus aroma. Medium body with sticky texture. Medium balanced citrus flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.


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