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RATINGS: 1037   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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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2.6
crossovert (13869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Wasn’t 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.

3.9
BeerandBlues2 (13806) - Escondido, California, USA - JUN 20, 2008
750 mL bottle purchased at Liquor Max in Loveland, CO. Pours deep amber with a small, fizzy, off-white head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (hay, straw, bread), average hops (flowers), heavy yeast (horse blanket, barnyard, earth) with notes of banana, cherry, wine, oak, and vanilla. Full bodied, alcoholic and sticky texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, acidity, and bitterness; spicy alcohol, red wine, plum, and oak flavors with a subtle hint of orange.

3.7
Dogbrick (13751) - 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.

3.5
Camons (13279) - 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

3.4
bu11zeye (13215) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2007
(750ml bottle) Pours a hazy ruby body with a medium white head that quickly dissipates. Aroma of orange peel, frozen strawberries, and oak. Flavor of coriander (too much), orange peel, pinot sweetness, spicy yeast, and alcohol.

3.2
hopdog (13102) - 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.

3.7
j12601 (13096) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Mini growler from Half-Time. Pours a cloudy opaque ruby brown with a small white head that vanishes quickly. I would assume most of the cloudiness is my own doing, as even with just one day sitting, a good bit of sediment had begun to settle out, and I wasn’t about to let that stuff not get mixed back in. Red wine, sugar cane, cherries, and baking bread on the nose. Medium thick body, with very little carbonation. Starts sweet and ends with flavors of candied bananas and port, full of stone fruits. The ABV on here peeks through in a couple of places, mostly afterwards as a nice warming sensation. Pretty interesting brew.

3.6
slowrunner77 (12804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 5, 2014
"i’m 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. i’m 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

3.2
jcwattsrugger (12524) - 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.

3.5
rosenbergh (11793) - 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.


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