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RATINGS: 1042   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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4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
walrussell (192) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2010
I loved this beer. I know a lot of people arent in to it, but I certainly was. The vanilla of the oak aging is super - present, and the pinot complexity / depth / acidity allows the oak to shine. Dont get me wrong - it is still much more beer-like than vinous - the wit flavors shine through.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike67 (1126) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2016
750 ml bottle. Pours orange with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacin. Aroma is of yeast, wheat malt, spices and citrus fruit. Body is full and smooth. Wheat malt, yeast, ripe fruit, alcohol and spices fill the mouth. Finish is long and spicy. Excellent brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubblehouse (1397) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 2, 2016
Pours a really murky brownish orange. Descent flavor. Pretty good. Lingers a bit long.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
AndyW68 (1479) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 30, 2016
Near clear brown pour with orange tont. Aroma is grainy taste adds orange. Fairly good.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (11774) - 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.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyCraft (6274) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Bottle in 2011, Pours copper color with small sized head. Notes of booze, sugar booze, welshes grape juice, oak, coriander and malt. Really unbalanced with way too much heat and sweetness from the excessive malting they did. Why wont they make any clean hoppy beers?

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (9435) - Ohio, USA - AUG 5, 2016
750 ml bottle found in the cellar and I dont know how old it is. Pours a slightly hazy reddish amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have big vinous notes, grapes, a hint of orange peel, pale wheat malts, some sweetness, red wine character, floral, some oxidation notes, I guess it could have been much worse.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2016
Pours a nice dark reddish amber color. Aromas of fruit, and some other hints, maybe some spices, maybe caramel. Flavor is a bittersweet, malty, and a hint of hops with a nice bittersweet finish. Like an Imperial Witbier.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmongoose (2262) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 17, 2016
bomber to tasting glasses poured a cloudy reddish color minimal white head. this is an old bottle so it may not truly be cloudy. wonderful nose of orange and grape with hints of coriander. the flavor held true on this one surprisingly for as old as this bottle was guessing 4-5 yrs old maybe more. but you definitely get the wit flavor the wheat the orange peel and wine. aged nicely and very good tasting.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Not too bad. I was expecting something more musty or yeasty. Can taste the slight oakiness from wine barrels. I'd have this one again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
halfonit (1329) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Pours a murky deep golden color with a thick off white head. Aroma is of malts, brown sugar, dark fruits, and something a little sour. Medium body. Flavor is the same.


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