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Red & White - Dogfish Head Brewery

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87
very good

1,691 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,691
Reviews: 688
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 103
Gots: 244 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: hopsaplenty on 08-23-2006

A big, Belgian-style witbier brewed with coriander and orange peel and fermented with pinot noir juice. After fermentation, a fraction of the batch is aged in one of our 10,000-gallon oak tanks.

35 IBU
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Photo of riderwbd
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jws6w7
3.87/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Seamus
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antg8989
3.49/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickThePyro
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheSleepyMonkey
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Capsfan90
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of datalager
3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nmann08
3.81/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of seangibbs60
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewqueno
3.19/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of everyman
4.55/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nathanmiller
3.13/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MrIncognito
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am surprised this beer isn't rated higher. I thoroughly enjoyed sipping this beer. A bit of orange zest with a nice sour note from the wine grapes. The oakiness comes through but not in an overpowering way. To me, it lends to the dryness of the beer.

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4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OrangeMen
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

8 month old bottle, stored properly

Appearance- Pours a beautiful orange amber glow, glistens in the glass. Pillowy white 3 finger thick head, frothy. Fine lacing on sides of glass.
Aroma- Orange zest, peppery spices, wonderful traditional belgian phenols. Some sweeter smelling fruits, grapes, berries, and a slight tartness. Oaky tanins, astringent quality. Earthy, bready yeast.
Taste- Sweet fruits, nice combination of citrus and sugary sweet fruits, oranges and grapes. Earthy, bready yeast, nice spiciness adds in complexity. Finishes dry, oaky, slightly astringent.
Mouthfeel- Medium mouthfeel, there is a slight creaminess, but very dry in the finish. Medium carbonation accentuates flavors nicely.
Overall- Very complex beer and hard to wrap your arms around, but in a good way. Wonderful depth of flavors, the grape juice really plays well with the predominant orange zest and spiciness of the witbier. Oak barrels are a nice touch in that it gives the beer a dry finish like a fine red wine. Enjoyable malt bill and yeast strain only adds in more complexity and depth.

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3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SteveB3014
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.24/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dav2080
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I did not know what to expect with this one. Poured from bottle into a tulip glass. Nice golden orange color with foamy head that laces nicely.
Smell a hint of orange. Kind of tangy like a Belgium and it does hide its alcohol content well.
It finishes nicely and it is dry.
Would I buy again, probably not. I do like it and glad I tried it. Dogfish Head is an interesting brewery.

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured dark amber, very cloudy color with a thick foamy head (poured into a Tulip). Head retention is excellent. Lacing is very good as well. Has a citrus, caramel aroma. You can detect the high alcohol content as well. Very smooth caramel tasting, ending in a citrus blend. Alcohol content is high at the end but leaves a very mild aftertaste only. Very good beer. Even though it is evident, it hides the alcohol content well.

Photo of bubseymour
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this one at the Gaithersburg MD DFH Alehouse. Was a tad spicy on the toungue in the finish. Otherwise a pretty solid beer though.

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Red & White from Dogfish Head Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,691 ratings.