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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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blaketj80 (78) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 12, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2009 Consumed at 50 degrees. Smells of dry white wine with a hint of grapes and oak. Pours reddish amber with lacing and thin white head. Has excellent body and amazing palate. Not a huge wheat fan, but it’s complexity makes you forget because it takes your taste buds on a ride. Has a much maltier profile than the smell makes you think. Tastes of orange, vanilla, and as smooth as the day is long.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
3sheets2wind (78) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2013 This is a very interesting beer. While it is expensive, its uniqueness is well worth the price ($14/bomber). This is a sweet beer with a sticky mouthfeel, but there is a good amount of carbonation so the sweetness never overloads the palate. Pour is a clear amber with a thick white head that diminishes into a sticky lace. Very boozy. Frech toast with syrup and orange marmalade notes. I am now wishing I had this for sunday brunch with waffles and ice cream. Definitely taste the coriander and spice, but these do not overwhelm. Very little bitterness, but this hophead doesn?t mind. I poured cold from a bomber into a tulip glass, and as it warms up it tastes better. I?m not a huge fan of white beers, but this is the best I have ever had.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HomerBeerOdysy (78) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Can see where this is a love/hate. Not much going on in the aroma for me, maybe a whiff of grape. Attractive orange color with thick head on pour. Somewhat sweet, a little thick on the mouthfeel. Lack of aroma resulted in a flavor surprise - wine grapes for sure, but some nice citrusy notes to balance it off. Sweet but not heavily so - some warmth from the alcohol. Thought this was well-balanced overall. Enjoyable, great change of pace and would probably go great with a cheese/meat plate.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CelticJohnny (73) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Pours a hazy orange with white head. Smells orangey upfront following with coriander and vinous notes. Tastes like the typical wit wheat than vinous, oak, sweet, and vanilla. Medium, velvety palate. This was a tasty treat! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ScottB (73) - Bristow, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2009
This one is interesting. Pours a gorgeous orange-red with a creamy off-white head that dissipates to a thin cap of lace. Aroma is all Belgian fruit with a hint of citrus. The pinot noir and oak do lend a wine-like tartness that is a bit off-putting at first. The more I drink it, however, the more I find it compliments the typical Belgian fruitiness. Thick, oily mouthfeel. Big, warming alcohol.

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 wasn’t 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.


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