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Red & White - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Red & WhiteRed & White

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1,615 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,615
Reviews: 680
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 92
Gots: 213 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

dogfish7, Jul 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

jmodus, Jul 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

jdubified, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of Greywulfken
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: deep gold beer with a lasting finger of head that drops ample lacing

S: wine, citrus, wheat, and wood

T: a really juicy taste - don't know it rates for the style, but what a delicious beer: grapes, orange citrus, oak, wine, coriander (I presume); the beer is fairly sweet, but has an air of dryness, too. The wine character of this beer comes through in the full, but the wheaty, citrusy, and spiced flavors meld in perfectly.

M: lush, medium bodied, but again, juicy and full-feeling

O: had this at about 55-60 degrees F, and for me it was on the nose - such a rich beer - way better than I expected, but I've only had two other "witbiers": DFH's Positive Contact and SA's Imperial White. I'd place this beer in-between the two in terms of sweetness and body. It wasn't as heavy and over-the-top as the Imperial White, but it was sweeter and richer than the Positive Contact.

Greywulfken, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of czieber
3.45/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance and head retention are excellent and right for a witbeer. This bottle only aged for about a month and a half, so the fusel alcohols were still present in the smell, over shadowing some of the orange and coriander notes. Taste is sweet, slighly cloying, with fusel alcohols also present. Low frutiness and spice, probably masked by the sweetness. Overall, a good high-alcohol witbeer that should be stored for a few more months to let the fusel alcohols die down.

czieber, Jul 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

rolltide8425, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of SHODriver
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: poured into a DFH snifter for better aroma capture and since this isn't your average witbier. Pours a hazed orange with a slightly pink hue to it with an finger of white head that is slow to fecede to a small mat
S: smells of wheat, corriander, orange peel, and faintly fruity grapes
T: tastes of fruity esters/alcohol, wheat, corriander, a bit of yeast, slight oakiness, orange, and grapes from the pinot noir must. aftertaste is more grapes, corriander, and alcohol
M: creamy with soft carbonation and a medium body
O: pretty tasty and a nice twist. alcohol is a bit apparent but still nice.

SHODriver, Jul 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

zenmaster298, Jul 11, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

casualfan, Jul 08, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

Abarhan, Jul 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Stinger80OH, Jul 07, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

hockeyfighter19, Jul 06, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16%

cld253, Jul 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

MikalMick, Jul 06, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

jda007, Jul 05, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Rickythejeweler, Jul 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

jbaker67, Jul 04, 2012
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1/5  rDev -74.2%

120minuteman, Jul 03, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

skullsplitter, Jul 02, 2012
Photo of siege06nd
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a nonic...

A. Pours a clear goldenrod. Big two finger eggshell-white head. Settles to a quarter finger and lingers. Excellent lacing. Shockingly clear for a wit-bier, though.

S. Coriander, orange juice, belgian yeast, candied sugar, cherry and grape juice, and some oak. Smells excellent.

T. Lots of residual sugar, along with the aforementioned orange, coriander, and maybe even some clove. Finish is very woody and slightly drying...the wine notes really come out here. The yeast tempers this a bit, keeping it lighter and smooth. It's sweet, slightly cloying, fruity, and has a nice wine barrel character on it. Excellent.

M. My only nit...it's a little flat. Needs a light step up in carb. Flavors, however, are balanced perfectly. Body is medium.

O. I really enjoy this beer. Coriander and spice are a little on the strong side, but the integration of flavors here is spectacular, and the barrel just adds to the enjoyment. Not a traditional wit by any means, but a really nice treat, crisp, refreshing, and with a very well-hidden ABV.

siege06nd, Jul 01, 2012
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5/5  rDev +28.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

You definitely get that strong scent that you get in a quality witbier the orange and corriander scent with an oats smell. I also get some grapes in the smell as well.

The taste really has a nice bite from the carbonation reminding you that yes this is still a beer and an herbal hop bite comes into play on the initial sip and aftertaste. I get the orange and corriander with a sherbert taste and creaminess. I also get the grape must taste mixing in with the orange flavors.

The taste is sweet and definitely knocks you back on your first sip. It definitely tastes like an Imperial witbier but with an extra juicyness not found in any witbier I've had. I also get a faint woody oak flavor in there as well. This is a unique beer that really took me for surprise with how much flavor can be packed into one beer. I'm not a huge witbier fan but this still was a big enough and unique enough of a beer to catch my attention to buy a growler fill.

thebrood1987, Jul 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

cfrances33, Jun 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

SPRichard, Jun 25, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

FrankShirley, Jun 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.7%

ONN8, Jun 24, 2012
Red & White from Dogfish Head Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,615 ratings.