Red & White - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by coldmeat23:
4.65/5 rDev +19.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
GLASS: Pilsner Glass
TEMP: Cellared @ approx 45 degrees
Fresh bottle, sent to me by TPerkinsBrewer
Nice, clear, medium-hued golden amber color, with a slight pinkish tint. Three finger head of thick, frothy, white foam with a slight pink tint. Retention is great. Lacing is thick and clumpy.
Smells like you'd expect a nice Belgian brew to smell.
Yeasty, citrusy and a touch of wheat. Very nice spicey notes come through. A little sweetness, too. All with a nice floral touch.
Citrus fruits smuggled in a floral bouquet. Pears, apples and peaches. Nice level of spiciness. Some candi sugar sweetness, to balance it all out, abit. Raisins, white grapes and hints of black currants. Slight touch of banana.
The finish is very smooth. Not too sweet, although there is a touch of sweetness. Not too dry, either. Almost like a wine finish, more so than a beer.
This beer is so creamy and yet so smooth, light and easy to drink, also. Probably the closest a beer, for me, has come to feeling like silk.
Truly, a highly drinkable brew. Especially a nice spring or autumn day. Which is what it's like here, today, during the second week of February. (Wow.)
Supposedly, this beer has 10%ABV, but I can't detect it, at all. This fruit-bomb is so damn smooth.
To quote Tracy Jordan, "I love it so much, I want to take it behind the junior high and make it pregnant!".
Serving type: bottle
02-09-2009 04:09:45 | More by coldmeat23
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3.55/5 rDev -8.5%
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
87 out of 100 based on 1,518 ratings.