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Red & White - Dogfish Head Brewery

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87
very good

1,711 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,711
Reviews: 693
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 110
Gots: 253 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
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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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Ratings: 1,711 | Reviews: 693
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4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.42/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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2.98/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

22oz bottle purchased from Liquor Barn Hamburg

Pours golden tan with a reddish hue. Thick creamy head that lasts for several minutes.
Through the head of the beer, the nose is musty almost like cheap grape juice or communion wine. I didn't realize this was a witbier at the time, but it makes sense now because of the fruity undertones (orange, lemon & blueberry?). First sip, ok - this beer is very complex. The mustiness is consistent throughout. It's not so bad in the beginning, but I continued to drink the beer it got old quick. The mouthfeel is dry and oaky and still musty. I would hate for this to be the last beer that I drink because of the unsatisfying aftertaste.

Overall, I recognize that this beer is very complex, particularly for the style, but for me it misses the mark. DFH has blended wine characteristics with beer very well in the past, but the end result here just didn't do anything for me. Also, admittingly reflected in the rating is the pricetag. At $15+, I could've done a lot better.

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3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.63/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle of red and white drank.

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3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.18/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Pours a cloudy orange color with a two finger off white head, with very good retention and lacing. The aroma has orange, orange peel, and coriander.

Has a mildly sweet taste with oranges, orange peel, coriander, light oak, and some white grapes. I am not picking up the Pinot Noir juice at all. The alcohol is very well hidden, especially for a 10.00 % abv beer.

Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. A nice beer which I will seek out again.

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3.35/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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

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

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Red & White from Dogfish Head Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,711 ratings.