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RATINGS: 1020   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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
walrussell (162) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2010
I loved this beer. I know a lot of people aren’t in to it, but I certainly was. The vanilla of the oak aging is super - present, and the pinot complexity / depth / acidity allows the oak to shine. Don’t get me wrong - it is still much more beer-like than vinous - the wit flavors shine through.


2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
fluffy (1782) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Honestly this didn't leave much of an impression on me. Wasn't bad, just not memorable at all. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
delnoche (456) - Alamogordo, New Mexico, USA - DEC 4, 2014
1pt 9.6fl oz bottle poured into a Westmalle Trappist glass. Pale cloudy orange with thick offwhite froth. Aroma is Belgian sugar and grapes. Smelling it alone gives me the sour mouthwatering effect. The flavor is a Belgian ale with strong undercurrents of wine. The flavors blend together in a way that just works. Palate is very smooth, slightly effervescent. Short bittersweet finish. Wow, bravo Sam & co. Very nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
48FanInCali (747) - California, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Bomber - Rosey peach colored pour with white head. Nose is heavy on yeast, grapes, and light fruit. Pretty heavy on the sediment for an initial pour from a bottle chilled upright. Taste is almost like an Abbey Dubble with some grape juice. Light on the palate. Well done for something I didn’t have high hopes for.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
HomerBeerOdysy (39) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (1591) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle at Akkurat, shared by friends. Pours a semi clear light amber with a rather viscous, oily appearance. Aroma is quite vinous with caramel, honey, ripe tropical fruit, orange and oak. Taste is caramel, honey, ripe tropical fruit, orange marmalade, roasted barrel notes and sweet white wine. Mouthfeel is very smooth and somewhat oily with almost no carbonation. Excellent!!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tom10101 (3062) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle (750 ml) @ Akkurat. Shared by Ansalon, thanks! Amber/golden with a small white head and little lacing. Aroma is soapy with winey notes, a bunch of spices (including coriander), orange peel and oak. Taste is also quite soapy and malty with spices, orange peel notes, light winey presence and oak. Full bodied. Medium carbonation. Soapy finish. Tasty, but quite heavy and the spiciness doesn’t help the drinkability. A Dogfish Head kind of beer...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JulienHuxley (3423) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle at Akkurat shared with friends. Hazy copper pour with thin white head. Aroma is quite winey, lots of grape, leafy notes, some cherry and a lot of spice. Taste is not as fruity, lots of wheat, grainy, still a strong winey character, some alcohol. Palate is full bodied with med carbonation, a bit heavy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
csaso (1456) - Missouri, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle - big foamy head, hazy dark orange color, citrus and Belg yeasty spice aroma and flavor, mildly sweet malt backbone, fair yeast complexity - very good overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
manuelMTL (155) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
In tulip glass from the bottle. Slightly hazy deep orange with a quickly disappearing off white head. The smell is Belgian yeast. Spicy, citrus, and bready. The Pinot Noir grapes add additional complexity but are well hidden. High alcohol with a typical tripel spiciness. Some clove, fresh bread, and some chocolate flavors. Less grape notes than expected. The woody oak notes from the barrel ageing add a nice earthiness. Light long lingering hippy bitterness. Great and complex beer!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
arn8897 (46) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Copper color. Hazy with a little alcohol taste but not overpowering. Definite wheat and citrus taste. A little grape in the finish. Overall very nice and easy drinking.


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