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RATINGS: 1032   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2011
Bottle @ home. Light ruby red appearance with a fairly small white head. Light Belgian white nose with coriander and orange peel and red vinous notes. Belgian witbier with coriander, grapes, red wine, and citrusy notes. Fairly dry, wheat, vinous finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (9752) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2011
750mL bottle, pours amber orange. Aroma of primarily 1) coriander, and 2) orange zest, wheat, yeast and red wine. Flavour is very complex: orange peel, coriander, and citrus - with secondary notes of sweet fruits, and subtle vinous and oak qualities. Most invigorating.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (9652) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2011
This brew is a clear copper color with a medium slightly fizzy white head that evaporates steadily. Short strings of lace on the glass. Aroma of citrus, vanilla, spices and oak. Medium body with a vinous character and flavors of oak, vanilla, coriander and yeast. The finish is sweet and fruity up front with a spiced aftertaste. Above average overall.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (9585) - Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Wasnít really a mix of flavors that I liked nor did they become better when mixed. It is still a good evening thirst quencher in the summer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 14, 2010
Pinot Noir does go with beer- but with sour ale aged in Pinot Noir barrels (RR Supplication, Panil Barrique). Pinot Noir juice (?)....maybe not. On tap at Quarry House Tavern. Pours a clear deep pink with a baby white head. Aroma is sweet candies, strawberry. Taste is baby powder, powdery malt, boozy, a bit bland. Dry ending.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2007
Deep red, slightly hazy brew with a light pink tinted head. Itís a really good looking brew. Vineous aroma that shows a light orange peel and coriander note. Light peppery alcohol and a nice wheaty spiciness as well. Quite elegant at first. The flavour though kind of lacks the guts to deliver on the promise. Light bodied and the alcohol kind of strips away the more delicate character that this yeast is trying to give off. Itís a pretty good idea and the beer is okay, but I donít think it is terribly well-executed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (8795) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2012
Bottle thanks to Nisse666! Sampled on September 1, 2012
1 pt 9.6 fl oz
Tiny particle filled copper color, off-white head. Lactic, sweet, yoghurt scent. Sweet, spicy, yeast, sugar, alcohol, Belgian notes taste. Warming alcohol. Smooth mouthfeel, low bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (8708) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2012
On tap. Clear golden yellow-orange color. Real thick, foamy cream-colored head, lots of lace. Really nice complex clovey coriander aroma, little alcohol (but not what youíd expect from a 10% ABV brew). Orange peel is there, and Iím noticing the pinot noir barrels too - goes really well with this. Nice spicy taste, light bitter. Just a bit of bite. Light, smooth carbonation and texture. Good, spicy aftertaste. Very enjoyable and drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (8690) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2013 750 ml bottle. From the US. Courtesy of Brandman.
Cloudy amber colour with a small white head. The aroma is toffee sweetness, some wine sourness, tartness and The flavour is sweetness, sourness, tartness and malt. Not bad. Much much better than Black & Blue.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (8675) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2009
Poured dark red with an off white head. Aroma full of orange and coriander with the wit, and the bitter fruitiness of the pinot. Tastes of orange and banana with a slight fruity overtone that somehow balances well. Very good for such a strange concept of a beer.


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