Red & White - Dogfish Head Brewery
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3.43/5 rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Walked down into zenos. The place was packed, which was starting to become typical for thursday nights. I walked up with a couple of pals to the bar, and stood behind a huge line of folks anxious to get their grubby mits on the latest tripple hopped BMC product. Within a minutes span, I was kindly handed a glass of this on the house by my good friend behind the bar, Dave. Dave you are the f#^king man!
The appearance is a pale amber with orange tones that streak through the body. A decent sized hazy white head floats nicely on top, and the beer laces well.
The scent is the weakest part of this beer. It is very subdued. What I am getting is some sweet and bready notes, in addition to raisins and a lot of other spices.
The taste is filled with raisins, plum, and a wide assortment of very sharp tastes. Bready tastes and texture. Tons of white grapes. Slight cherry accents. Very dry, similar feel to that of a dry white wine. Typical DFH, good beer and very adventurous.
Serving type: on-tap
08-28-2009 00:36:20 | More by CoolJosh
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3.55/5 rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
There's simply no end to the alterations that Dogfish Head brewers will place upon traditional styles. To push a Belgian witbier to double its normal strength would have been daring enough for most brewers. But oh-no, how about the induction of pinot noire grapes to amplify the winy character of Belgian ale and then aging the newfound concoction in pinot noire barrels. They've certainly "dogfished" this concoction completely up!
Its first cautious and curious sip comes after a murky orange and peach-stained pour. Layering in with a viscous nestle, the aromas and early taste is of candied fruit, perhaps more of orange and perfume than of grape or wine, all upon a lightly toasted and doughy base.
With the weighty beer pressing deeply into the palate, a notion of orange marmalade wafts over the tongue, carrying with it the orange peels, piths and pulp; along with a lemony, apricot, apple and unmistakable grape tone. Somewhat vegetal with verbena, chive and fresh-cut grass, its bracing acidity ushers in a quick finish.
With the simple syrup sweetness lifting, its pinot character thrives in the late palate, highlighted by vinous alcohol with its own peppery warmth. But closing with a semi-sweet weight, the ale remains much more of a sipping beer than a drinkable one. Mild bitterness and rosy spice gives this high gravity wheat beer a hearty prickle on the tongue as it exits.
Serving type: bottle
07-08-2014 17:47:58 | More by BEERchitect
Red & White from Dogfish Head Brewery
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