dgold (3) - bellevue, Kentucky, USA - APR 12, 2008 does not count
Your kidding right? This brew-ha is AMAZING coming from a wine geek as well as a beer natzi I find the cocktail simply everything Iíve ever looked for in both a beer and a wine. Im not surprised at all my hippy friends from Oregon had a hand in this (part of Pinot Camp 2007, Wud up yo). Crazy good on a hot patio night and as a avid griller this beer is sooooo much fun playing with. I am hosting a 5 course Beer Dinner at the Party Source 6/21 RSVP ASAP. This will be part of the dinner mos def. Many aplause and loud cheers Dogfish dudes. Pinot Noir juice from Oregon and influenced style from Belgium. Thank you Jesus. Amen. BeeriedEyed (211) - USA - DEC 31, 2010
Perfect as perfect come. Sam really created a perfect one here. Busted this out new years on the hour! I will definitely be drinking this for years to come. jonalbert2x4 (2) - Putney, Vermont, USA - JAN 22, 2017 does not count
Fantastic. Perhaps the best Iíve 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. KiDAcE (35) - Canton, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2007
This is another spectacular Dogfish Head brew. While my olfactory might be a bit off ití aroma is like sweetened celerary and vegetables mixed with orange peels and some othe citrus. The taste is also a bit vegetable. I mean that in a very good way....because I normally hate veggies.. The in mouth feel is smooth, crisp, clear, and sweet, not to mention mid-high-thickness. No syrupy flavours here; yet I do hint at the orange peels and ?possibly? other slight citruses.. The finish is crisp and smooth and goes down without problems...none. A slight pallette coating but so thin it dissolves fast and begs for another sip. For 10%ABV This and "Burton Baton" of Dogfish Head get a perfect 5. Also FYI The store was only alowing one per person...and they know who we are....because they only got 6 fifths of it....dang. Itís also a bit bubbly but not overly done.....perfect!!!! The one reason why I didnít give it a fullon 5 is because of the vegetable flavour. The Appearance is a bright orange/red/yellow; sunset colors (of the sun itself and transparent to translucent). With a medium light head that is white and bubbly. A beer to impress your finest guests with....if you can find a way around the 1 per person per bottle thing. But for what it is....up that one pallate flavour mark making this a perfect beer! Thanks Dogfish Head for Brewing for such a treat! And if I hear this is an experiment....please make more! Overall grade : highly satisfied. Style points (if I were allowed to give them would be a 10). jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Pours a deep amber with hints of passionate red and a tinge of violet. The head is thick and off-white with a just a touch of pink. The aroma is heavy with wheat with hints of witbier spice (orange peel and coriander). The tip of the tongue detects a dry beer that is heavy with wheat and tingly with carbonation. The middle of the tongue picks up delectable sweet malts, some yeast, and some spice - mainly coriander. The back of the tongue picks up a touch of hops, more sweet malts, wheat, and an overall tinge of dryness (reminiscent in mouthfeel to a dry red wine). The finish is dry and complex with hints of bitter hops, orange peel, and red wine. The mouthfeel is deceptively light for a beer of this strength. The beer hides the alcohol very well - alcohol is only detectable in the finish (and in the buzz that quickly follows a few sips). An amazing beer.
CigarsLoveBeer (153) - Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2007
Bottle: Ruby body with a very soft looking, rocky, attractive pink head. Aroma is malty, crisp, with heavy grape and citrus notes. Banana and clove like notes present. Just wonderful. In the mouth, this beer starts out very malty for a wit, with clove/banana qualities begging to intrude at midpalate, after which the alcohol starts to show its teeth with apple flavors. The finish shows off a more grape-like quality, present at differing points, but really shows up in the finish. Dry finish still, with some lingering sweet-alcohol bite. Mouthfeel somehow manages to start out crisp, then smooth out towards the end. Very interesting and good. Hirsch13 (4) - Amelia, Ohio, USA - MAY 17, 2008 does not count
WOW! This is a bit of a departure from my normal favorite stouts, but that being said this is an extremely complex beer. I live and die by good drinks, and this IS A GOOD DRINK! The aroma does not do the flavor justice. The beautiful golden pour delivers apleathora of flavor! The light palate is comlex and rife with flavor. The wine really shows through and dances on your tonge at the mid palate. The front is a very crisp smooth intake, and the back leaves just the slightest bitterness. Without the back of the palate i would have forgotten I was drinking Beer. Not in a bad way though! NO, rather this pour was a delicious rereshing drink that provoded a cornucopia of flavor. AN ABSOLUTE DELIGHT IN THE MOUTH! Drink this one if you are in the mood for a light refreshing change from the normal pour. Would pair VERY well with whitefish or pork. lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2009
More gold than red, thin translucent head on a deep, golden hazy body, looks very nice. Taste is deep Belgian, fruity with a very warm finish. Truly great and with an amazing finish. You can really taste the wine. Sticky, sweet and warm. A must have. Vandet (19) - Maine, USA - NOV 24, 2013
An underrated DFH offering. Complex and refreshing, despite its size. Ages well.
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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.