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RATINGS: 1021   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.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hangover (1064) - 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 (11093) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ehhdayton (1188) - USA - MAR 18, 2007
Pours a deep amber with reddish hues and a light pink head. The aroma has a fruity wine nose. Flavor has fruit and a pronounced wine presence throughout. The finish is light and yet full upon the palate. The alcohol is hardly apparent despite the high content.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (2677) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Pours clear auburn and quickly dissipating white head. The wine barrel aging mellows out the wheat and citrus tastes of a typical white. The aromas of spice and citrus are still there though. Lemon is faint upfront. Malt on the backside is smooth and slightly fruity on the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2007
3/17/07: Bottle.
Aroma of fruit, wheat and coriander. Body is a pinot noir hue with a thick, slightly off white colored head. Lace lingers on glass. Flavor is a nice blend between a wheat beer and pinot. Spicy (coriander, pepper) As beer warms, tangerine is more noticeable. Creamy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Pours a hazy reddish amber with a light ivory head that quickly disappears. The nose offers some spicy elements of coriander. The taste introduces rich but subtle orange character, light oak and an overall enjoyable experience. There is a creaminess in the finish. Id actually call it rich. Overall this is a very nice beer to drink little by little or share with friends.

4.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Pours a rosie amber color w/ a shallow, semi creamy froth that fades quickly. Residual lacing is represented by a fine dusty canopy and a full fluffy ring. The froth has a subtle pinkish hue to it. Aroma is on the earthy side w/ a slight tartness. Theres also a hint of Belgian rock candy and a little petrol. Full nectar w/ ample mellow residual effers. The texture is very silky indeed. This brew has a forward malty backbone w/ a mild sweetness. I can taste the the alcohol right away. Very wine like. This is typical of DFH. Complex flavors of ripe banana, orange rind, kiwi fruit, wild apples, pomegranate, cherries, plums, aged strawberry, brandy, and a bit of Begian spice. The finish is long and bittered nicely w/ a peachpit style. Overall: this is nother example where brew meets vino. A great crossover style brew. Its very warming and not so balanced. A good brew none the less. This brew is growing on me. Its like pomeganate cream w/ only a slight tartness. I hard poured the last third of the bottle and she fumed. A great plume of froth rose uncontrolable. I had to sip the froth runnith over. My score changed as the temerature got a little less cool. Drinks better as she warms. I highly recommend this brew to all connoisseurs.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2007
This was a good beer and an interesting mix to match. Poured a cloudy reddish color with a thin white head. Taste was very winey, but not overpowering the spiciness of the wit. Very well done.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2007
Bottle. Aroma: Coriander, orange, perfumey floral, red wine, oak/vanilla. Appearance: Purple/amber in color with a full and thick pinkish head. Good retention and lacing. Flavor: Weird. I get the Witbier flavors. Nice coriander and slightly bitter orange, some perfumey floral and a touch of lemon. Intertwined in all that is an earthy and slightly sweet red wine taste, coconut/vanilla/oak, yeast, and a fairly sweet candy-like flavor. Low bitterness. Finishes a little sweet. Palate: Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Light alcohol warming in back of mouth. Overall: I appreciate the experiment. Weird but pretty good too.


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