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Red & White - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 1,597
Reviews: 680
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 89
Gots: 205 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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

(Beer added by: hopsaplenty on 08-23-2006)
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4.16/5  rDev +7.2%

snarkout, Saturday at 07:28 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

papajohn56, Saturday at 06:32 AM
Photo of Badger6
4.21/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

750 mL bottle into a tulip.Bottled April 17, 2014.

A: Hazy deep amber body with generous dense off white head that retains well, reducing to a small cap. Lot's of lacing.

S: Complex. Apricot, grape, orange peel and lemon; spicy notes of coriander, clove, pepper. It keeps going: wheat, honey, caramel, biscuity hints, light earthiness... Let me say, again, complex.

T: Flavor follows the nose, complex and well balanced, with no part of the profile overpowering the others. Fruits and spices immediately in the front, with wheat malt, caramel coming in right after. The flavors are ringed and intertwined with oak and herbal characters with a notable earthy yeast. The light malts and yeast work well together, the finish is not terribly cloying for a beer this strong.

M: Light carbonation with a medium to full body; mouthfeel is smooth, though a bit on the heavy side. Slight booziness in the finish, but not overpowering; notably warm at the finish.

O: As always from DFH, an interesting and bold offering that avoids the mainstream. This imperial witbier is big in lots of ways, and does not disappoint. Hugely complex but well- balanced; smooth sipper for an ABV like this. Highly recommended.

Badger6, Saturday at 03:32 AM
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Aisha, Saturday at 02:50 AM
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4.28/5  rDev +10.3%

TomT2, Friday at 10:26 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

teamwiggum, Friday at 05:12 AM
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

StephRai, Thursday at 10:42 PM
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4.08/5  rDev +5.2%

Yaboi, Thursday at 02:16 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Jho3325, Thursday at 02:07 AM
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3.92/5  rDev +1%

Mar3ware, Thursday at 01:16 AM
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

TastyIsBeer, Sep 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Zdrummer15, Sep 18, 2014
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3.52/5  rDev -9.3%

dagubna, Sep 17, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

Dallara, Sep 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.9%

Draesith, Sep 13, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 7/9/2013. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy deep orange/amber color with a 1-2 finger dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big apricot, lemon zest, red grape, orange peel, light banana, coriander, clove, pepper, wheat, honey, caramel, light biscuit, oak, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt sweetness; with great strength. Taste of big apricot, lemon zest, red grape, orange peel, light banana, coriander, clove, pepper, wheat, honey, caramel, light biscuit, oak, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, lemon zest, red grape, orange peel, light banana, coriander, clove, pepper, wheatm honey, caramel, light biscuit, oak, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and robustness of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt sweetness; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a smooth, fairly creamy, and lightly slick/crisp mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent imperial witbier style. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/earthy yeast, spices, and pale malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

superspak, Sep 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Scepter, Sep 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

derkfromwi, Sep 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

BeccaH, Sep 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

bottled 04-17-14, nose: light fruits, grapes, a light old fruit funk, orange, vanilla oak notes, Hazy amber under a 2” very finely bubbled and persistent foam cap, lacy and rouses easily after it drops. Very creamy smooth medium to medium full body supported by fine soft carbonation. The palate begins exceptionally creamy, with fruit – especially grapes with light orange, then a shot of caramelly malt over light bread followed by a moderate hop accent and a hint of alcohol so moderate that it’s hard to believe that this is 10% abv. The caramel-toffee flavors from the malt provide an intriguing balance to the light wine and oak flavors. White wine, light oak, alcohol, rich malt and a light hop accent linger in the aftertaste.

pat61, Sep 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

phishterrrrrrr88, Sep 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

TimBeaulieu, Sep 05, 2014
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4.08/5  rDev +5.2%

doc_logic, Sep 01, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Light brown in color with a murky complexion. A fingernail of white foam covers the majority of the top of the beer. Brussels lacing. Complex aroma of coriander and Pinot Noir. The front of the palate is strong with the Pinot Noir notes and is quickly followed by bitter notes of orange and a balanced amount of coriander. The mouth is highly carbonated with a champaign texture. The strong alcohol is well hidden.
Appearance: 3.75

Franziskaner, Aug 31, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev +1%

Joestradamus91, Aug 28, 2014
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Red & White from Dogfish Head Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,597 ratings.