Red & White | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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BEER INFO

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

Style: 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
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#9,356
Reviews:
709
Ratings:
1,836
pDev:
13.14%
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Photo of avisong
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy amber-copper with a soft off-white ring.

Smell is both Belgian yeast of clove and esters, and red wine oak with a little grape.

Taste is far more Belgian, with wheat, banana and pear, then some grape cough syrup. Red wine comes in on the back end. It's quite a unique combination and actually I think it's a genius stroke, as it really works well together. The wine and grape somehow smooths out the yeast, and the yeast somehow rounds out the wine.

Soft and frothy.

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Photo of Jsalz21
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of aufie
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gajo74
4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a hazy orange amber with a nice fingernail length head. It receded and left a frothy cap that retained beautifully and a sudsy lace that stuck to the glass like a soapy bath.
The aroma had typical elements of a witbier. Most prominent were the orange peel and coriarender characteristics. This was punctuated with the smell of fresh wheat, caramel, and the added twist of wine grapes.
As with the aroma, the citrus quality of orange peel and spiciness of coriander were present, as is typical of the style. However, this one had a fuller, more chewy body that was sweeter and had the consistency of caramel. The Pinot noir grapes add a unique flavor.
I do not in general drink so many witbiers, however, I really liked this one even if it is not conventional for the style. However, one shouldn't expect anything else from DFH. Another great job.

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4.46/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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3.18/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bmeehan
4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a good beer. The moscato grapes it's brewed with add a nice flavor that's reminiscent of wine (as it should be), but it still tastes more like a beer. It's a solid effort from a great brewery.

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

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3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

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4.09/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.96/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.99/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 mL bottle.

Deep orange/light red color and slightly hazy with a small white head. I definitely get a decent amount of orange citrus in the aroma, followed by grape. There's complexity that's hard to put my finger on, but it can likely be attributed to the oak tanks.

Flavor brings fruit initially and then hits you with a bit of spice at the end. It gives the impression of sweetness at first due to its fruitiness but actually finishes pretty dry. Medium bodied and goes down very easy. 10% ABV? I would have guessed closer to 7%.

A unique and well done offering from Dogfish Head. One of my wife's favorite beers, who is a lover of Pinot Noir and a fan of Belgian witbier as well. A bottle or two of this always ends up in our fridge throughout the year.

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