Red & White - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 1,671
Reviews: 686
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 98
Gots: 236 | FT: 4
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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Poured from a bottle into a DFH snifter. The pour is a hazy apricot orange with a slight hint of red. The head is very fine and 2 fingers high and it leaves some nice lacing on the glass. The nose is faint, but I do get notes reminiscent of a Belgian wit. I get some orange and coriander and a slight, woody, almost grassy kind of aroma.

The beer has a medium body and a very firm mouthfeel. Carbonation is not too high, but the flavor still seems quite intense. The beer gives very strong, syrupy, over-ripe orange and pineapple flavors on the front of the palate. At mid-palate, some wood, cherry, and oak flavors start to creep in along with a bit of alcohol. The alcohol is definitely noticeable here and it does not help the composition at all. Moreover, the dark fruit notes that are contributed by the pinot noir juice clash quite badly with the over-ripe citrus notes. I don't find the flavor to be pleasing at all. The strong syrupy fruit notes, subtle woody flavor, and presence of alcohol make me think of cough medicine.

I really wanted to like this beer. The description of it sounded like a brilliant and delicious concoction. I like witbiers and I like red wine. It seems natural I would enjoy a beverage that tries to combine the best of both. Unfortunately, I do not. I will say that I believe this beer has an intense and complex flavor profile and tastes exactly the way the brewer wants it to taste. I am sure it will please a lot of people. I am disappointed that I am not one of them.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

this is a nice complex brew from dfh, but a night after drinking a deconstruction from odell, any other blended wine barrel beer just isnt going to match up. the appearance is cumin powder dullish yellow in color with some haze and an aroused white head a ciouple inches high. the nose is corriander and orange right off the bat, ive smelled this many times before, but then comes the tannins from the vino, tart and grape musty. the flavor is much less provocative than the aroma, and sall the flavors seem to come together into some sort of mixing the fingerpaints together flavor where nothing distinct but alcohol can be tasted. as it warms, an oaky earthen flavor comes out in the finish, but something still seems to be missing. mouthfeel is solid, perfectly carbonated and right on medium bodied. its smooth for the strength, and could match up well with some farmy cheeses. overall not my favorite dogfish brew, but as always i appreciate its originality.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It has a nice deep golden/orange color to it. It has a nice thick off-white head that dies down moderately and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of Belgian yeast, citrus, coriander, red wine, dark fruit and some oak.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has Belgian yeast, citrus and coriander, some spiciness, the dark fruit really comes out here (mainly grapes and raisins) from the pinot noir and some woody oak.

Mouthfeel: It has a low/medium carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with great flavors and aromas. I love this beer, I wish it was more accessible!

Red & White from Dogfish Head Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,671 ratings.