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RATINGS: 1034   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (10265) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2006
UPDATED: APR 16, 2007 Growler... Murky, yellow ale with a small, creamy, white head. Fruity, woodsy nose with notes of citrus, bread and boiled grain. Tart ’n’ tangy flavor. Good balance. The high ABV is very well hidden, but gently makes itself known on the palate (completely hiding 12% is about as possible as hiding an elephant behind a sumac tree). Full-bodied and lightly creamy with lively carbonation. Tangy, dry finish. A shout goes out to kmweaver and Mike at DFH for sharing!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10199) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (10001) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (9983) - Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Wasn’t 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
DSG (9317) - Tel Aviv, - JUN 4, 2014
Bottle sample at a wood-aged beers tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Cloudy orange. Aroma of fruitiness, spices, grains, caramel, wood and alcohol. Sweet flavor, spicy, woody, fruity, alcoholic, with a tart vinous note and a drier, spicier and more alcoholic finish. Medium-bodied, slightly sticky. Not my thing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gnoff (9191) - Mölndal, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (9144) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (9092) - 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 you’d expect from a 10% ABV brew). Orange peel is there, and I’m 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (9041) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2008
2008-06-01. Hazy golden orange, smallish white head. (3+) Mild aroma, touch of alcohol, muted fruit, something vaguely woody. Muddled flavour, fruit, light bitterness in the finish lingers. (6+) Average palate. Meh. Not unpleasant but does not inspire me to return for a second glass. Bottle, Mondial, Montreal, 4T

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