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RATINGS: 1003   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiabolikDUB (147) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 22, 2009
On-Tap @ Bailey’s Taproom poured into Snifter glass. Pours a cloudy amber with some reddish hues and has a light, fluffy off-white head that allows for a wispy layer to remain atop the glass. The aroma has belgian yeast, soft malt, sweet tart cherry, vanilla and an overall spiciness. The flavor is sweet malt and cherry upfront and accompanied by belgian yeast, malt, oak, alcohol and spice. It finishes dry and tasty. This is a medium bodied beer with a pleasant amount of carbonation. Honestly, Its better than expected with nice Belgian characteristics and the cherry and barrel characters are soft but noticeable. Complex and thirst quenching.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jdb288 (510) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Draft. Cant’ believe I hadn’t rated this one before. Funky reddish/maroon pour with decent sized head. Woody and wine-y - Heavy oak notes in the aroma. Taste is easily identifiable as a belgian - spicy, coriander, orange all do come thorugh. The pinot adds some complexity, sweetness, and body. Solid.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (872) - - JUL 26, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 8-6-12 - Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served a hazy golden color with a slight reddish tinge and a one finger white head. The head faded relatively fast and left some nice lacing on the glass. Smell – The smell is heaviest of yeast and a wine like grape aroma. Mixed with these, are smells of a citrus and dark fruit nature. Overall it is quite pleasant. Taste – A sweet dark fruit flavor meets the tongue. The dark fruits are heaviest of cherry but contain lighter notes of prune as well. These dark fruit flavors are also mixed with a good presence of a grape flavor which combined to give this beer a wine like tasting body. While wine like, as the taste advances beyond the initial taste, yeast flavors as well as a light citrus flavor come to the tongue. Toward the end the alcohol makes its presence known and leaves a satisfying warming taste in the mouth. Mouthfeel – For 10 % abv. the body is actually a little on the lighter side (although heavy in comparison to the average brew) and the carbonation level is on the higher side. Both the “lighter” body and higher carbonation are very fitting for the fruit and wine like characteristics of the brew and make it quite easy drinking even at 10 %. Overall – I am usually not a fan of a beer that has wine like characteristics, but this one was quite enjoyable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacchus66 (17) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Hazy amber pour with a thin white head. Aromas and flavors feature citrusy herbs with a malt balance. Medium bodied. Good brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2767) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2014
The aroma is wine barrel, cereal grain. The appearance is clear deep amber red. The flavor is bubblegum, perfume, wine. The finish is perfume, flowers, red wine. Medium to medium/thick in body. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
HoppyScallywag (63) - Butler, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Not as impressive as I was hoping, but still good. Dogfish never disappoints. Sweet rate at first...lingers lightly there after. The oak is apparent but the point noir taste is a little harder to find. Overall, a good brew ....not an all nighter though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arkurzynski (1497) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Murky amber with reddish hues. Nose of Belgian yeast, orange, and red grape. Flavor is light red grape and yeast with some citrus orange and spice. Lingering yeast and grape. A bit hot and slightly muddied flavor. An imperial wit with grapes.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ryanscourt (737) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Fizzy in appearance. Head large but shrinks fast. A mix of flavors without a sense of priority. Ok but confusing .Alcohol flavor is present.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koskela (281) - Marysville, California, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Malty and tart come from this cloudy reddish brew with an offwhite head of medium bubbles. The full bodied brew is sweet with a hint of tartness and a bit of that alcohol burn. There is a woody flavor. Not bad worth a try

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olr1984 (1058) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2014
2012 750ml bottle Would like to have tried this fresh. Pours a hazy orange with an off white head. A bit of orange and sweet malt almost vanilla taste.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (637) - New York, USA - JUL 5, 2014
It has a deep and hazy orange amber colored body with little bits of yeast floating around in it. There is an off white head on top which fades quickly making some slick lacing at the top of the glass before it goes. The aroma is strong, fruity, estery and yeasty. I get notes of white grapes, hints of oak, wine like alcohol and hints of something medicinal/phenolic. This has a big body for a Witt and tons of interesting complexity. It has a sweet alcoholic warmth from start to finish which slows down drinkability and reminds you that this is a big beer. Up front I get the fruity notes, the yeast, the spice and some oak. Notes of white grape and citrus orange peel stand out with lighter notes of pineapple, sliced almond and sweet grain all moving in and out with each sip. The finish has some herbal hop notes and bitterness moving in but it remains somewhat sweet and boozy.


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