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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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2007
Amberish red, creamy pinkish head. Nose held nice tones of juicy spiced orange peel, and black pepper, with light oaky vinous and earthy notes. Similar flavors with citrus and spice balancing out the winey, earthy, and wood notes. Pulls out a bit of hoppy bitterness in the end. Full bodied, medium carbonation, spicy finish. I really like this experiment. Would love to see this in 4 packs one day...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 12, 2007
Pours a gleaming amber body and a fluffy pinkish head. The aroma is sweet, yeasty, and leans towards resembling saltwater toffee. The flavor, especially as the beer warms, brings out a cotton candy sweetness, cherry juice, brulee plums and pears, mentions of citrus, more of the spicy upfront notes of coriander, some tartness on the finish, not really oak but definitely a vinous wine like character. The beer does seem very refined upfront, but there is a raw and rustic finish that is rather unforgettable. The high abv burn and yeast characteristics are very much in the DFH tradition.
A nice beer overall, my fiancé likes it more than I do, it’s a bit too sweet for my taste… I’ll let a few bottles sit for a couple years and revisit one every year upon Red & White’s anniversary and observe how the beer has changed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arayaga2 (1769) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 12, 2007
Beautiful headless red with a sour vineous aroma and only a hint of sweetness or spice. Taste is heavily alcoholic and dry to the finish with definite winey elements which overshadow the beery aspects of this beverage. $10/750ml

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2007
Thanks to dragonstout. This pours a opaque redish color, with hardly any head. Hints of fruit, i guess from the pinot nior. Has spices, and barley flavors. Very impressed with this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Pours a nice translucent amber.Lots of fruity aroma is spilling out.Lots of spice, coriander and a slight bit of red wine dance on my tongue. Dogfish did a nice job with this one.The description kind of sounds gimmicky but overall it was not overdone, great job.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5261) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2014 750mL Bottle. Poured a reddish color with fine white head. The aroma screams of cherry and perhaps some notes of orange and coriander. At first this does not taste like any witbier I have had, but towards the end of my first glass I can begin to sense how the witbier emerges from this monster (much like the loch ness monster emerges from Scotland lake). The more I drink this beer, the more I can taste the orange and cherry. It has a large taste of red wine as well - which separates this witbier from the any other I have tasted. Like the other reviewers said, you do not taste the alchol - but you certainly do feel it. I finished off a 750mL and I am feeling the 10% as i type this comment. This has been my favorite DFH to date, as well as one of my favorite beers. Reminded me of a belgian witbier version of Troeggs Mad Elf.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Pours a deep amber with hints of passionate red and a tinge of violet. The head is thick and off-white with a just a touch of pink. The aroma is heavy with wheat with hints of witbier spice (orange peel and coriander). The tip of the tongue detects a dry beer that is heavy with wheat and tingly with carbonation. 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 (reminiscent in mouthfeel to a dry red wine). 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. The beer hides the alcohol very well - alcohol is only detectable in the finish (and in the buzz that quickly follows a few sips). An amazing beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Slinger (91) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Pours a nice reddish-orange with a small bubbly head. Strong aroma of Coriander with a hint of orange. Tastes better than the aroma leads you to believe. Wine is faint but nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2007
There’s a reason why people don’t usually grape up a beer. This one has the nose of a Belgian white, lightly touched with wine. The wine was overpowering and did nothing good for the beer, adding a cloying offputting something. More interesting than enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1775) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 10, 2007
(BOTTLED ON 2/12/07.BONUS BREW BY WAY OF MCBACKUS)cherry red body with a nice looking bubbly white head.aroma is dusty barnyard hay,citrus rinds,coriander,grapes,Jarlsberg cheeseand cherries.flavor starts out like a belgian wit,then the pinot type flavors take over.cherries,corriander,and Jarlsberg cheese are also in the flavor.this is different for sure.although i have a feeling about halfway through the bottle it will be a bit much.

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