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RATINGS: 1049   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 15, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2011 Brilliant, orange-red color with a thin, bone colored head and fat CO2 bubbles rising underneath. Aroma is predominantly red fruit at first with sweetness and a spicy, clove-like wit bier yeastiness asserting itself more as it warms. The entire aroma is enveloped by a soft, orange blanket that is as comforting and warm as a nap at Grandmas house during Christmas. Some sweetness, dried apricot, a big and spicy but complementary alcohol, wood tannins barely show themselves but come underneath to show some nice underpalate astringency and balance the sweetness from the mid palate into the finish. But where is the wit yeast in the flavor.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jonalbert2x4 (2) - Putney, Vermont, USA - JAN 22, 2017 does not count
Fantastic. Perhaps the best Ive ever had. This brewery did everything it set out to do with marrying the wit with the wine. A taste of balanced grape and honey and carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (5090) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 19, 2017
Half growler. Light haze on the orange-amber brew topped by a film of spit. Toasted wheat, rye, citrus, cocoa and bubblegum aroma. Tastes of bubblegum, spicy tripel yeast, earthy potato bread, cocoa and citrus. Medium-heavy body has a dry slant and low-medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Sirmixsomewhat (220) - Paoli, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2017
This is a good beer. The moscato grapes its brewed with add a nice flavor thats reminiscent of wine (as it should be), but it still tastes more like a beer. Its a solid effort from a great brewery.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gripweed57 (1439) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2017
750 ml bottle. Pours a murky Amber orange color topped by a large long lasting rocky beige head. Wonderful clinging lace. Unique aroma is comprised of yeasty, sulphury vinous notes and orange peel. First sip has traditional Belgian Witbier character. Notes of coriander and orange peel mix with dough and hay. Then, sweet fruity, yeasty integration and tart grape affluence. The flavors meld wonderfully as if they were always meant to be together. The beer improves as it warms, with the 10% ABV remaining well disguised in the complex flavors. The is a hint of oakiness in the finish, though the character is somewhat subdued. Overall, a real adventurous brew, one you come to expect from the folks at Dogfish Head.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Msdrbeat (587) - East Lansing, USA - DEC 21, 2016
On tap at DFH. Really smells like grape. Pours clear. Cant taste the booze at all.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (5335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2016
Uber, Seattle. Thin cream, lacing. Pretty clear, orange brown. Rich aroma, Belgian yeast and tripel territory weight. Hints of dark grape must. Rich but fairly bright body, weight and alcohol are present at the end. A bit sweet around the edges. Some herb-spice sharpness. Barrel note is faint but present. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ZacM612 (622) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2016
Copper color, hazy, with a foamy white head. Belgian yeast aroma, with fruity notes. Sweet, fruity flavor, distinct grape flavor in the finish. Nice one...Whitney likes it too.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike67 (1136) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2016
750 ml bottle. Pours orange with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacin. Aroma is of yeast, wheat malt, spices and citrus fruit. Body is full and smooth. Wheat malt, yeast, ripe fruit, alcohol and spices fill the mouth. Finish is long and spicy. Excellent brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubblehouse (1418) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 2, 2016
Pours a really murky brownish orange. Descent flavor. Pretty good. Lingers a bit long.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyW68 (1497) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Near clear brown pour with orange tont. Aroma is grainy taste adds orange. Fairly good.


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