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Red & White - Dogfish Head Brewery

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87
very good

1,518 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,518
Reviews: 675
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 77
Gots: 180 | FT: 3
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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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coldmeat23

Oklahoma

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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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!

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Red & White from Dogfish Head Brewery
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