RATINGS: 1052   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DCJack (185) - Alabama, USA - MAR 29, 2007
really nice. I generally do not like fruity beers, but this dry trace of pinot noir is an excellent touch. Excellent appearance and body. Very full, alcohol content very subtle. A new favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (9729) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 27, 2007
My Bottom Line:
Evocative orange peels are combined with flower petals to form a creative companion to the grape juice. The cushy carbonation and balanced spiciness are crucial in making this Belgian Witbier succeed with the Pinot Noir fruitiness.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam covers the rosy cranberry red.
-This is well-malted, and the mouthfeel is very classy.
-Light tartness dries up the back end, as cranberry fruitiness swirls by.
-Alcohol is very well-hidden, which seems to be a DFH standard.
-The bready yeast adequately supports the spicy flower bouquet.

Bottled in February 07. Thx Eric!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ukoolaid (580) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 27, 2007
Pours a cloudy orange amber with a white pinkish head. Good lacing. Aroma is sweet malts and orange peel. Taste is juicy and light with coriander and pepper spices. Finishes with a lightly tart citrus. This is damn good. When Dogfish experiments its not always perfect, but this one is great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheRimmer (483) - Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2007
Bonus points for creativity. Even if a dogfish brew sucks, at least theyre trying something innovative. This is far from suck. Pours a violet red. Smells thinly of vinous qualities, fruits, yeast. Taste was wine-like but with spicey notes, some honey, and fruits. Finished the same. Very soft, delicate taste and palate. Alcohol is hidden. Balanced perfectly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bb (8971) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 26, 2007
Bottle. Amber, slight prplish, beer with a pink/purple head. Yeasty, slight citrus aroma. Yeasty, spicy, orange, slight grape flavor. Medium body. Lingering fruit and orange/yeast. Hudes alcohol well. Grape flavor gets stronger, but its definately a strong Belgian Wit first.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (6094) - Wauwatosa, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Ok, I get the Red and White now. Light puce amber color with a moderate off pink head. Fairly stable couple of centimeters of foam forming a lid. with light ring a lace in the wake of each sip. Floral soap aromas with hints of coriander. As it sets some fresh berry scent come out. A dichotomy of scents, there are some that I enjoy, with hints of wheat and spice; and then some seem to remind me of a cheap berry wine. While not present in the aroma, the strength does come out after a few quaffs with a mild flame and spice in the finish. Start does have a light sweet wheat and spice quality, quite typical of a wit. The middle kicks in and suddenly there is a burst of grapes and berries, there is even a light malt liquor quality (that corn/grain sweetness presence). Finish as stated prior has a certain spiciness and bitterness. Yes, orange rinds do seem to be in the forefront. LInger is rather dry with a gentle return to some malt and wheat. Its odd, I shared my first bottle of this with some friend the other night and without thinking about rating, thought higher of this one. Perhaps my rating should be higher, or perhaps lower, as I maybe tempering this rating with my prior thought. Hell I dont know. Either way, I enjoyed the experience. I think I thought about this one too much.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2007
Pours a light brown with reddish hues. Aroma was of some spices, alcohol, and maybe some light grapes. Flavor was very tasty. I could taste a little bit of the oranginess and some of the lemon from the coriander. The palate on this was most impressive. I didnt get the huge sweetness that I usually get in dogfish head beers. This left a clear palate that didnt bog down my tongue. Very tastey, joe is wrong on this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAR 24, 2007
Bottle. Pours like a shirley temple. Very nice beer. Been a long time since Ive said that about a DFH beer. A very drinkable, interesting, fruity, sweet, but not overly sweet beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
axilla (962) - New Providence, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2007
Derfinately the darkest wit Ive seen. Kind of a medium amber color with an off-white, foamy head. A Very nice Pinot Noir aroma with a good bit of oranages and a mild funk. Oranges come through a lot stronger in the flavor. Starts off with sweet oranges and kind of dries out a bit with the Pinot Noir flavors, the the oranges come back in the finish. A very interesting beer. Possibly the most enjoyable orange flavor Ive ever tasted in a beer. Im glad the funkiness I got out of the aroma was a lot more restrained in the flavor. I was a bit worried that it would ruin the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 23, 2007
750ml. bottle. Reddish copper color with a small off white head. Mildly vinous aroma with some coriander, oak and oranges. Yeasty, lightly vinous flavor with coriander, oranges and an odd vegetal finish. Solid, but given the price I probably wouldnt buy it again.

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