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RATINGS: 1053   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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3.7
Dogbrick (12912) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 7, 2011
This brew is a clear copper color with a medium slightly fizzy white head that evaporates steadily. Short strings of lace on the glass. Aroma of citrus, vanilla, spices and oak. Medium body with a vinous character and flavors of oak, vanilla, coriander and yeast. The finish is sweet and fruity up front with a spiced aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.4
kermis (12869) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle shared from Dogfish Head, Fairfax. Pours hazy amber orange with an off white head. Aroma of yeast, malt, caramel, orange peel, alcohol and coriander. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

2.6
crossovert (12631) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Wasnt really a mix of flavors that I liked nor did they become better when mixed. It is still a good evening thirst quencher in the summer.

3.2
jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 14, 2008
25.6oz bottle-pours a rich off white head and amber/brown color. Aroma is musty, light/medium malt, herbal, secondary spices-coriander?, barnyard/wood, some yeast. Taste is medium malt-caramel, wood, herbal/spice-coriander/pepper, secondary citrus/fruit, alcohol. OK carbonation. The spices are a bit dominant. No pinot noir. Sipping. Occasional. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 for sharing.

3.2
hopdog (12341) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 27, 2016
Surprised I never rated this ... I do have some older bottles in the cellar. On tap at TJs. Poured a deep amber to copper color with a smaller sized head. Fruits, spices, some wine notes,and vanilla.

3.5
Camons (12296) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2011
Bottle @ private beer tasting, Denver. Thanks to Adnielsen. Pours deep cobber / golden with a white head. Aroma is vanilla, spices, coriands, cherries, red wine and some sour cream/ yogout ! . Taste oak, vanilla, grapes, honey, white pepper, redwine, coriands and other spices. The sour cream / yugurt is there aswell, adding some tartness to the beer. Medium body, low carbonation. Complex brew, tasty. 090311

3.6
slowrunner77 (11912) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"im still at odds on this one. it started out just sweet with not nearly as much complexity as expected. obviously as it warmed from 45, it got better and more complex. im still not sure about the interplay betweeen the sweet pinot aspects and the bitter orange peel, but the aftertaste that was a little harsh at first was better by the end of the bottle. the aroma was nice right off the bat. sweet but complex...grapes, citrus, malt. nice body...maybe a little cloying. not my favorite DFH beer, but not bad. better beers for the price, though

3.5
rosenbergh (11532) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2013 750 ml bottle. From the US. Courtesy of Brandman.
Cloudy amber colour with a small white head. The aroma is toffee sweetness, some wine sourness, tartness and The flavour is sweetness, sourness, tartness and malt. Not bad. Much much better than Black & Blue.

4
daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 15, 2009
On tap at Brother Tuckers. Pours a cloudy orangish color with small whtie head. Aroma is very sweet with a lot of caramel, orange peel, and some yeast. Flavor has a strong alcohol component, but not in a bad way so much. I get caramel, fruit, syrup and some slight wine notes...but not a whole lot. Yeast and spices are present as well. good beer. but I couldnt drink a lot of this one.

3.8
hopscotch (11044) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 22, 2006
UPDATED: APR 16, 2007 Growler... Murky, yellow ale with a small, creamy, white head. Fruity, woodsy nose with notes of citrus, bread and boiled grain. Tart n tangy flavor. Good balance. The high ABV is very well hidden, but gently makes itself known on the palate (completely hiding 12% is about as possible as hiding an elephant behind a sumac tree). Full-bodied and lightly creamy with lively carbonation. Tangy, dry finish. A shout goes out to kmweaver and Mike at DFH for sharing!


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