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RATINGS: 1027   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerBlitz (72) - Roslyn, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2007
From 25.6 fl oz bottle. I did not enjoy this as much as I expected to. Beautiful color, but little head. Alcohol is noticeable in aroma, and at first taste, but quickly goes away. Thin mouth-feel. I think I need to try this again at the brewery to get a real feel for it.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
alogan97 (71) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2012
Complex aroma of hops abduction liquor. Golden brown appearance. Full on the palate. Taste of herbs, White Ale, and red wine. Definitely worth trying. Great beer

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajd6c8 (70) - USA - MAR 18, 2011
I love DFH and Belgians but this just wasnít my thing. Too carbonated and the pinot is forced. See Allagash Victor for how to do this right.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JaPe (69) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 24, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2008 Tart almost taniny flavor followed by sour yeasty flavor of a belgian. Nice crisp texture small head and reddish color. Leaves a slightly bubbly sensation on the tongue and its gone... There is a alot to this beer. Very sophisticated, but a little bit dry for me.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
millysdaddy (67) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2007
750 ml. bottle. Pours a clear, amber, red - very similar to a rose wine. Aroma of orange juice, wheat, and a little spice. Flavors of orange peel, coriander and sweet malt. Thereís also a mild, underlying bitterness. The finish is dry and a little bitter. Interesting and different.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cowboy7096 (64) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2010
Multiple fruity tastes through from beggining to end, it seemed like the second glass was more fruity?! Almost as if it had seperated a bit , or maybe the alcohol was kicking in haha. I had to finish the last glass a little faster than I wanted and it was a bit harsh, I suggest drinking only if you have time to sip. I might not buy this again because it was a bit expensive (12.99), but it was an awesome one time gift for a spring afternoon.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MikeyMalts (64) - Davis, California, USA - AUG 16, 2011
750 ml bottle. Bought in the Spring 11í at Nugget. Appearance: Pours semi-hazy light auburn color. An initial frothy white head, that dissipates to excellent lacing. Aroma: Sweet cherries, grapes, peaches, pear, slight alcohol, oranges, lemons, Pinot Noir is there. Taste: A malty sweetness. Cherries, citrus fruits in aroma, honey, vanilla, light caramel, good amount of oak, a hint of booze, some sourness and leaves a nice tang on the finish. Palate: Med bodied. Very smooth and drinkable. Heavy carbonation that is equally pleasant. Tart on the finish, but doesnít take away from the flavor, only adds more complexity. Overall: A really delicious beer! Itís what I expected from DFH and even a little more. Would for sure buy and drink again. Try this if you have the chance. Would have let it age longer, but I had it in my beer fridge since I could only buy it chilled. --(32nd Rating)--

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HomerBeerOdysy (64) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2014
APPEARANCE - Cloudy orange with a 3-finger head that dissipates. A little lacing. AROMA/SCENT - Sweet, piney, herbaceous. TASTE - Not too hoppy, not too sweet. ABV somewhat hidden. MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Good carbonation for such high ABV. VALUE - Reasonable. OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Pleasant, well-balanced. Quaffable.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nijuro (63) - USA - MAY 30, 2007
beautiful oxblood red with a lingering white head. strong citrus on the nose, with a complex bitter orange and dark fruit taste. Cedar stands out and the balance is great.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jseifer (62) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 11, 2010
Had in a bottle. Pours a cloudy amber. Tastes of berries with nuts on the finish (lol). It does not smell good. It smells like a merlot almost. That said, itís an all around great beer with a complex palette that is fun to try and pick out.


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