ffaoe (954) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2017 buerckholtz (33) - asheville, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I had this beer at the GABF last year and it was wonderful, the bottled version was a different experience. Pours reddish clear with a dinky with head. Aromas of fruit and red wine, coriander, citrus. The flavor was a let down, as with most DF high grav brews it was syrupy sweet and had a soap flavor in there. Almost like a underage barleywine that had been oaked in wine barrles. I poured this with 3 other beer geeks and we did’nt even finsh the 4oz sample we took.
light fruit and malt aromas. amber and clear in color with huge long lasting head. taste is lightly malty, light Belgian yeast notes, light wine notes jhking34 (24) - - SEP 10, 2017
rumproasts (6052) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2017
City (1-3 mil)
Towns (100k to 1mil)
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Tap at gravity. Golden orange with small head. Just a tad tart. Listed as a wit on the menu, definitely not that. Fruity grape and mild boozy hit. Wine barrel influence is mild. Interesting complexity and enjoyable, but not sure I’d seek this out again. tapefuzz (865) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 18, 2017
750mL bottle. Pours caramel with a medium off-white head. Aroma is wine, oak, orange, wheat, and yeast. Taste is wine, alcohol, orange, spice, caramel, and oak. A touch of yeast. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Smooth, slick, and slightly creamy mouthfeel. This really isn’t much like a witbier, but is very interesting. King of reminds me of Midas Touch. sinfull (1817) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2017
Hazy , amber color. Big , white head. Caramel, honey, spices and moscato grape in aroma . Sweet, malty taste with flavors of yeasts and fruits. Unique and delicious.
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swesson (471) - 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.
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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 Rumbero (88) - Miami, Florida, USA - MAR 17, 2017
2013 750 ml bottle jonalbert2x4 (2) - Putney, Vermont, USA - JAN 22, 2017 does not count
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: didn’t 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.
Fantastic. Perhaps the best I’ve 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. nearbeer (5636) - 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.