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Red & White - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,642 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,642
Reviews: 682
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 94
Gots: 222 | 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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4/5  rDev +3.1%

captainbearcat, Aug 18, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

JottaGibboo, Aug 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Larry_C, Aug 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Nickfellow007, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of KajII
3.8/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

[Suggested Glassware: Snifter]

The pour was a clear peachy orange with a large (2-3 finger) white frothy head that receded slowly down to a large puddle and collar, and possessed some excellent sheets of lacing.

The aroma was mildly sweet with a grain malt and a moldy Belgian yeast and had notes of citrus (orange), a mild hint of red wine, dark fruit (grapes & plums), oak cask, and a bit of coriander.

The taste started off mildly sweet with a hint of dark fruit and a mild wine presence, and then became moderately yeasty with a light spicy citrus note and a slight alcohol presence at the end. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow with a nice spicy wine flavor left behind.

Mouthfeel was a hair above light in body with a mildly dry texture and a soft carbonation.

Overall an impressive tasting brew, unlike anything I have tasted up to this point. The mild "Pinot Noir Cask" flavor blended remarkably well with the Belgian yeast, thus hiding the high ABV and making it a most enjoyable drinking experience...

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KajII, Aug 13, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

chugfest, Aug 12, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

bpboland, Aug 10, 2012
Photo of larryi86
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle, 2011, poured into a snitfer

A- A clear reddish-orange with a two finger white head.

S- Orange peel, coriander, floral notes, some oak, some wine.

T- Wheat, orange peel, coriander, oak, some floral notes, finish is bitter with earthy notes and oak.

M- Smooth, medium to full body.

O- A nice beer that aging has not hurt. Alcohol is well hidden. This is easy to and has good balance and complexity.

larryi86, Aug 08, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

M1A2, Aug 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

dgeebs07, Aug 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

TGS, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of Darkmagus82
3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a hazy golden color with a slight reddish tinge and a one finger white head. The head faded relatively fast and left some nice lacing on the glass.

Smell – The smell is heaviest of yeast and a wine like grape aroma. Mixed with these, are smells of a citrus and dark fruit nature. Overall it is quite pleasant.

Taste – A sweet dark fruit flavor meets the tongue. The dark fruits are heaviest of cherry but contain lighter notes of prune as well. These dark fruit flavors are also mixed with a good presence of a grape flavor which combined to give this beer a wine like tasting body. While wine like, as the taste advances beyond the initial taste, yeast flavors as well as a light citrus flavor come to the tongue. Toward the end the alcohol makes its presence known and leaves a satisfying warming taste in the mouth.

Mouthfeel – For 10 % abv. the body is actually a little on the lighter side (although heavy in comparison to the average brew) and the carbonation level is on the higher side. Both the “lighter” body and higher carbonation are very fitting for the fruit and wine like characteristics of the brew and make it quite easy drinking even at 10 %.

Overall – I am usually not a fan of a beer that has wine like characteristics, but this one was quite enjoyable.

Darkmagus82, Aug 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

JustinQ, Aug 04, 2012
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3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I really like the look of this beer. I would have given it a 5 but for a witbeer, I was expecting a little cloudiness and this had none. That's OK for what I like in the look but it's not the look for the style. The head was thick and settled to a nice thin slick. Attractive lacing too.

I picked up the notes of corriander and orange and some earthiness maybe from the wine. Got more of the alcohol as it warmed.

I liked the lightness and it is refreshing but the flavor is not my favorite. The first taste is good but the imediate after taste is kind of sour and musky but then it does finish clean with no displeasing taste.

The feel is very nice. I liked the feel and taste of the initial head. The carbonation was right on and the balance between a creaminess in mouth that finished dry after the swallow was nice. The lingering feel became a little astringent after awhile for me. A salty snack helped that.

For the most part I enjoyed this beer but the taste is not for me. Good flavor and aroma. Not sure if it was completely true to style but I would try it again and I want to try some more witbeers to compare.

DMarlinJ, Aug 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

jnoelani, Aug 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

hiphopj5, Jul 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

PhotoMattT, Jul 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

Brehnert, Jul 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

TimoP, Jul 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

JakeDebus, Jul 28, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

DIPADude01, Jul 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

buckyp, Jul 25, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -29.1%

apocalypsezombie, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of elNopalero
4.48/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This pours a translucent gold with tremendous foam that dies down & tightly compacts. There’s lacing! And the bubbles leave streaks. Looks amazing in the glass.

I get an estery, almost ‘saison-like’ aroma, reminiscent of white wine with a light grape musk and a hint of coriander. Flavor is light and crisp, reminding me of an effervescent and dry white wine. The alcohol isn’t evident at first but makes more of a presence as it warms, developing into an almost boozy finish. I had no idea it was 10% however, as it hides it well.

A nuanced, delicate, light dessert wine… in beer form. This was delicious.

elNopalero, Jul 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

stooges56, Jul 20, 2012
Red & White from Dogfish Head Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 1,642 ratings.