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RATINGS: 1037   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
robinvboyer (4754) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2007
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2007 red body, pink head. aroma of tangelo, cherry, and a faint corriander. flavour is nice and sweet, getting alot of cherry i find, must be the ageing in the pinot noir barrel. nice carbonation. very nice.

3.9
josuemucho (86) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2007
Color is red body with white head. Aroma was fruity. Citrus is noticeable. Taste is of fruit pinot noir with a nice carbonation

3.8
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2007
Bottle sampled. Pours red with a large white head. Aroma of oak, fruit, spices, and pinot noir. The flavor is smooth, carbonated, oak, Pinot noir, fruit, and spices. Good brew.

3.4
SSSteve (4006) - - APR 1, 2007
reddish mahogany with no head. nutty, red wine aroma. flavor is very spiced with coriander and licorice. i don’t notice the pinot noir flavors. nicely spiced.

3.5
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - APR 1, 2007
Bottle. Reddish brown color. Thin and translucent. Grapes, white whint hints. Pleasing 3 part taste. Ok

3.8
sirpsycho (396) - Murrysville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2007 750 ml. bottle. Interesting beer. Poured a nice color red. Slight pink head. Flavor was a classic Witbier with just a touch of Pinot, not overbearing, but you notice it there in the background. The alcohol is almost impossible to detect. Easy to drink and a nice twist / change for a Wit. Putting one in the cellar for a future tasting.

3
auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 31, 2007
Aroma present small phenols over aged wheat, possibly in some sense of a fruit. Pours a fiery bold read, with just off-white head. Flavor comes in an overbearing phenolic, salty rather plastic presentation. Sticky over-alcoholed esters and yeast muddle an other-wise decent beer. DFH residuals make this beer a failure. Pretty gross.

2.8
taffurs888 (124) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2007
Taste was not specifically overwhelming. Very fruity taste to it, but it was not a tart, or sweet fruity taste. I really was not impressed at all, the corrainder flavor was barely palpable.

3.8
Padron4KM (811) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 31, 2007
750 ml bottle. Bottled on 2/9/07. Poured The color is interesting. Hazy yellow on the edges and light red toward the middle.

The head is two fingers thick, fluffy and long lasting. Patches of lace are left as it recedes.

Aroma is bready, citrusy, vanilla, with some cherries and spice.

Flavor is citrusy and wheaty, light cherry, maybe some raspberry.

Body is creamy, full, and lush.

Finish is long with citrus and spice.

I spent over an hour and a half with this bottle and I enjoyed it thoroughly

3.1
Rastacouere (6177) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2007
A hard beer to rate. First, it pours a pinkish orange and wears a nice little head for that strenght. The flavor profile is highly juicy. I can’t say the Pinot Noir struck me as particularly genuine, certainly not feeling very supple and stripped from its tannins within all that wheat. Its characteristic cherry note comes across as very sweet. The spiciness and juiciness on the other hand pair well. The result is an extremely experimental ale, which I guess is the objective and certainly interesting to try, but it seems that the juiciness could not come without the invasive sweetness that would feel much friendlier with sharper tannins. Alcohol remains well concealed through and through though and putting a score up remains a hard task.


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