Red & White | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: Belgian Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

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

Added by hopsaplenty on 08-23-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,694
Reviews:
709
Ratings:
1,836
pDev:
13.14%
 
 
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138
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302
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Photo of petrusek23
4.04/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PaleAleWalt
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JonB25
4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MikeWard
4.02/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

1pt 9.4oz bottle into a pint glass. freshness dating is mostly worn away, but my best guess based on other DFH big bottles is that it was bottled some time in 2014, so 3-4 years old.

hazy dark amber body with a few small dark floaties. slightly off white head replenished by decent carbonation. nice lacing.

somewhat winy aroma from the Pinot Noit juice and barreling.

dry, tart, and faintly sour white wine grape taste. not getting the coriander or woodiness, but a pleasant drink never the less.

mouth between medium and full, with a white wine finish.

overall, good sipper of a drink, another enjoyable DFH big bottle with some age on it.

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Photo of ajm5108
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Not sure the huskier / spicier witbier base works exceptionally well with the sweeter wine flavors, but it isn’t bad either. Lots of coriander and wheat chaff, undertones of vine tannin and grape juice

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Photo of Patches826
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MacStinson
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenBayBA
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of probert
3.26/5  rDev -16%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CaptainHate
3.97/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenMind
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UncleJesse1979
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
4.17/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Amber orange color with medium carbonation. Yeast ,grape, and fruit taste. It's an interesting beer that tastes,sour,yeast,malt, and maybe dried fruit. . The wine/grape element really affects the overall taste of this brew. high abv that is well hidden and is complex but still smooth and easy to drink.An enjoyable unusuall beer that i would have againbeer that I would try again

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Photo of amesetz
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bongobeer
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cjgiant
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 9/27/16:
Pours a rusty burnt orange, light obscured by floaties of some sort. The off-white (seemingly orange tinged huge head throws a few large blotches of lacing, but is mainly there to keep me company as a thick cap after it settles.

Smell is a bit musty, and shows the wheat (with little banana), the coriander, and a light floral ester note at its base. There's an almost farmhouse note to it, but not quite as woody or funky (the oak helps a little on the former).

The flavor follows the nose in that the base is a nicely spice Belgian wit beer. The grape is noticeable with a quite musty and barely tart note. This taste really grabs the bulk of the attention - with the wit beer peeking out up front (wiith the orange) and near the end (more banana), but mainly giving the other note a vehicle. A small nod to the barrel aging closes out the taste. LAte int he taste, there's a little cherry note coming out, oddly.

This pour of this beer was nice, tickling with the carbonation and medium full of flavor. The body was also a little more than medium - alcohol barely noticeable.

I didn't notice the floaties until later - although some look like they could be coriander - being darker. I doubt it, but still. Otherwise, the look could go at least a notch higher. The mustiness is a tad heavy, but I feel it makes this nicely unique. I feel it's well put together for what it is trying to do.

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Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Satorn
4.26/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jwilcox767
4.01/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy dark golden copper color. Thick foamy off-white head.

S: Red wine and oak, but very very subtle... Yeast and alcohol. Not very 'grapey'.

T: Very fruity.... and a nice mixture of yeast and red wine barrel character. Grape must and oak... a bit herbal and mild sweetness. Alcoholic and warming...

M: Well carbonated. Finish is sticky and long lasting.

O: A very tasty beer, but not something I'd immediately identify as a barrel aged witbier because it doesn't taste anything like a witbier. Very subtle wine and barrel character... boozy... and definitely worth the price of admission.

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Photo of krome
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DeaconWhite82
3.86/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Overall this beer is ok. Taste ok, look ok, you get the picture. The buzz is why rating is not in the 2 range. After drinking only one bomber , I got that great relax buzz with a warm feel from head to toe. Very nice.

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Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of descobar
3.32/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

2013 750 ml bottle
Smell: mostly fruity aroma with stale green apples (oxidation shows up here), vinousy notes, and lots of spices included the expected coriander.
Look: pour a pale/medium amber with a thin off-white head that has decent retention. mostly clear as it warms but there is some visible sediment. no lacing observed.
Taste: a lot of caramelly sweetness, vinousy overtones and oak. earthy hop flavors are minimal but bitterness is significant to mostly balance.
Feel: rich, creamy almost chewy texture, medium body, almost on the full side. carbonation is light and lacking a bit (shows age here as well). a mild astringency is present. Finishes sweetish, vinousy with a long lasting astringency and hints of alcohol.
Overall: didn’t know what to expect here as far as cellaring. its an aged, blended 10% abv beer. it was never a favorite of mine when fresh but its held out pretty well.

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Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stortore
4.11/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Red & White from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.88 out of 5 with 1,836 ratings