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RATINGS: 1052   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FlemishChar (224) - Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Tastes like a good Belgian style spiced strong ale, a la Maudite. I cant detect the Pinot Noir at all though. Aroma, body and head are very good. Feels very alcoholic.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swesson (413) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2017
From a bomber. Pours a dark, almost opaque orange and makes a thick off-white head. A bit of lacing follows the liquid down the glass. Aroma is of oak, Pinot Noir, and malted barley. Tastes of Belgian yeast, coriander, and malt. This is a great beer and a unique taste profile. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hopper8 (123) - Holland, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2017
Really good beer. Super easy finish with nice present fruity flavors, the Pinot noir really comes through, but the corriander and oak keep things balanced. Good beer

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rumbero (75) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2017
2013 750 ml bottle Aroma: mostly fruity aroma with stale green apples (oxidation shows up here), vinousy notes, and lots of spices included the expected coriander. Appearance: pour a pale/medium amber with a thin off-white head that has decent retention. mostly clear as it warms but there is some visible sediment. no lacing observed. Flavor: a lot of caramelly sweetness, vinousy overtones and oak. earthy hop flavors are minimal but bitterness is significant to mostly balance. Palate: rich, creamy almost chewy texture, medium body, almost on the full side. carbonation is light and lacking a bit (shows age here as well). a mild astringency is present. Finishes sweetish, vinousy with a long lasting astringency and hints of alcohol. Overall: didnt know what to expect here as far as cellaring. its an aged 10% abv beer. it was never a favorite of mine when fresh but its held out pretty well.

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 (5222) - 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 (266) - 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 (1773) - 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 (679) - 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 (5714) - 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 (676) - 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.


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