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RATINGS: 1024   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.


4.4
   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. Itís 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2007 Bottle. Nose is everything youíd expect: coriander, citrus, and grapes. Pour is a beautiful opaque blush wine pink-red with a steady but small white head. Lacing is absolutely gorgeous. Taste is well-balanced wine/wit flavors, again, very much what youíd expect, but done well enough to make it work. The palate is a bit tannic at times, but smooth at others, complex and interesting. Yet another fantastic experiment from those crazy DFH guys.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 15, 2007
THOUGHTS: Smells like a wit or weizen but doesnít taste or look like one. A real hybrid. Not exactly what I love in beer, but a quality beer all the same. This was very easy to drink and definitely different. It also hid the alcohole incredibly well. Iím glad I tried this one. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, dark orangey, reddish amber with a huge white head that lasted for a while and left escellent lacing. It also had nice cargonation to watch. The aroma was moderate to heavy yeast, wine and wheat. The initial flavor was moderately sweet while the finish was heavily sweet, lightly bitter and sour with a short duration. It had a medium body that was dry up front and watery, but not watered down, if that makes any sense. It had fizzy carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2007
Bottle: Pours a clear red in color with an off white/pinkish head. Aroma, yeast, some wheat and grapes. Flavor, some wheat and light malts up front, some grape notes, a sweetness, and also a bit of acidity. I really liked it. A refreshing beer, with a nice twist to it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 14, 2007
Shared bottle thanks to CMUBEERMAN. Pours hazy orange ruby with a pale lavender head. Aroma is funky, musty, sour, grass. Flavor is bitter initially, funky, musty, meaty, but has an awful chemical taste like cheap whiskey. I was pretty disappointed.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drpimento (2311) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2007
This just came into Bodega Brew Pub downtown La Crosse today in 750 bottles. Totatally unexpected color of red with brown notes. big foamy head.. Nose is exactly what youíd expect from a product description like this. Really good although so much boozier than wits. Lots of head and lace.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2007
Pours red with white head. I love witbiers but this wasnít a witbier in any way. I hate red wine and thatís all I could taste a dry red wine with itís nasty irony bite and disgusting aftertaste. Some coriander and citrus peel and no malts because they were completely driven into the ground by putting this beer in a wine barrel, horrible idea, this may have been a good beer before it hit a barrel, I would never drink this again.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2007
I like witbier -a lot. Iím fine with lots of coriander, really. Citrus peel? Delicious. You can tell the witbier base here easily. But the fruit! Itís too sweet, and far too prevalent; itís totally off-putting and artificial and I like Pinot! I was so ready to like this, yet I poured most of it out. Aroma has nice a nice mixture of elements, including woodiness.


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