superspak (5597) - Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2014
750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 7/9/2013. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy deep orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big apricot, lemon zest, red grape, orange peel, light banana, coriander, clove, pepper, wheat, honey, caramel, light biscuit, oak, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big apricot, lemon zest, red grape, orange peel, light banana, coriander, clove, pepper, wheat, honey, caramel, light biscuit, oak, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, lemon zest, red grape, orange peel, light banana, coriander, clove, pepper, wheatm honey, caramel, light biscuit, oak, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt sweetness; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a smooth, fairly creamy, and lightly slick/crisp mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent imperial witbier style. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering. airrick2003 (872) - Louisiana, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Appearance: a darker gold color with tons of light brown particles floating every where inside, pours with a very large beige head, takes a long time to pour it down
Aroma: egg, alcohol, just smells thick, coriander,
Taste: strong coriander, strong alcohol, some bitterness in there, kind of sweet,
Palate: has a very heavy mouthfeel, leaves a faint bitter and coffee aftertaste,
Overall: this beer screams big beer all the way through with it's abv punch, could use more complexity on the taste though
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Aholmb1 (134) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - SEP 4, 2014
Appearance: translucent orange color, see chunks of goodness floating in it, nice two inch white head, pretty dense head
Aroma: citrus, faint on the smell
Taste: alcohol, citrus, grape, wine flavor
Palette: slightly bitter at end, medium body, strong aftertaste of Pinot flavor
Overall: this is a very good beer and strong !
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jdb288 (584) - Wake Forest, North Carolina, 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. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - 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.
Bacchus66 (375) - 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. tgncc (3132) - 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. HoppyScallywag (339) - 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 arkurzynski (2427) - 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. ryanscourt (1475) - 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.