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RATINGS: 1036   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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4.2
UriahHeep (105) - Georgia, USA - MAY 19, 2009
Powerful yeast aroma, citrusy hop character and notes of fruit juice. Poured a deep orange, opaque color - I don’t think I’ve seen a beer with quite this color before. Big white foam head. Huge malt taste, finishes with lots of sweet spices and kick. Like a witbier on steroids. I enjoyed a large bottle of this ale with two of my friends who are both unaccustomed to craft brew, but we all thought this one was to die for!

4
thefrutigers (105) - , Arizona, USA - JUN 10, 2009
Bottle: poured hazy orange with a small head. Smells very much like a belgium witbier, with some fruitiness. Flavor was sweet and fruity with a bit of spice. Wouldn’t say I could taste the peel or corriander, bt hte flavor was very complex, and the alcohol is very well hidden. Mostly sweet, almost cloying, but not. Very little bitterness. Thick in the mouth. Yummy!

4.2
streve (105) - Maryland, USA - MAY 2, 2012
750ml bottle. Pour is a beautiful golden color with two fingers of off-white head. Aroma is orange, some spice and a mild sweetness. Taste is very fruity with orange peel, a touch of bittering hops and a somewhat dry finish like that of a wine. Easily a favorite of mine from DFH. I usually recommend this to most females who seek something different.

3.7
sjolles85 (104) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2009
Another interesting beer from Dog Fish. Overall pretty tasty. I love the belgian/wine mix. If you can get it try it.

4.7
HomerBeerOdysy (103) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2014
APPEARANCE - Cloudy orange with a 3-finger head that dissipates. A little lacing. AROMA/SCENT - Sweet, piney, herbaceous. TASTE - Not too hoppy, not too sweet. ABV somewhat hidden. MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Good carbonation for such high ABV. VALUE - Reasonable. OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Pleasant, well-balanced. Quaffable.

3.9
drseamus (103) - Troy, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2007
I got this on tap at the Gaithersburg Alehouse. It was served in a snifter and had a brilliant red body with a perfectly white head. The smell was less powerful than I would have liked, but still a very good fruity aroma. There is a hint of the alcohol in the aroma and some in the taste as well, but that is somewhat to be expected in a 10% ABV beer. The flavor is an excellent blend of a wit and pinot noir. There is a light fruity belgian funk in there and then the smoothness of a wine blends it together. It is very light bodied and very drinkable.

4.2
beergod (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 12, 2008
Smell is nice and floral. Also, you get a bright belgian yeast. Taste of bitter citrus, coriander, and grape skin with a nice citrus finish. Nice copper color. Grab it if you can find it. Another good example of what Sam and the boys are doing at DFH brewing co. Cheers!

3.6
garretjax (103) - Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Deep red rose color, heavy sediment with a quickly fading pinkish white head. First scent is the grape/wine then demure citrus tones. Light body and light carbonation. Blood orange flavor and a velvety feel of more. As it warms the complexities of the pinot become more evident. Big semi sweet finish thats hangs thick in the end. Very interesting style.

3.7
dand645 (103) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2009
amber pour with a quickly diminishing head...nose is of sweet grapes, and citrus...flavor is on the sweet side with not much in the way of hop balance

3.8
slayer02348 (103) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Interesting beer to say the least. Very, very malty. Taste of orange and corriander also. Alcohol is readily tasted. Pours out a copper color and has ample white sediment. As I already said, very interesting, but overally much to malty of a flavor for me to enjoy past the first few sips.


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