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
Ratings:
1,823
Reviews:
705
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
13.08%
 
 
Wants:
133
Gots:
291
For Trade:
7
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Photo of Wizzle32
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Griphon
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ConorGolden
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Doomcifer
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scott2269
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tschnab
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of madelf66
3.93/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CBrodbeck
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BenBull3030
4.74/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IckyT2012
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Prost76
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AD17
3.23/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of parris
3.97/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Griggsy
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pegasus
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Hazy reddish orange in color, with a large, somewhat coarse tan head, with good retention. Thick, chunky lacing adorns the glass walls.

Aroma: Powerful aroma of oak, dark grapes, coriander, orange rind, and vinous alcohol.

Taste: Opens with rather dry grape and dark fruit flavors, plums, raisins and dark cherries. Coriander is present from start to finish, while distinct, seems almost an afterthought in a melange of complex flavors. Sweet , vinous alcohol with a lingering warmth appears soon after, but is free of any hot or solvent notes. Oak flavors also offer a well-balanced presence, carrying throughout the taste. Dark caramel is an undercurrent of the taste throughout, and while a distinct presence, is almost overshadowed by the alcohol and fruit. Late in the taste, moderate herbal hops appear to draw the taste to a close.

Mouth feel: Very smooth, soft and full, pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: A simply outstanding example that is far "outside the box". Red & White would be an elegant accompaniment to a fine meal or as an aperitif. Cheers.

Presentation: Packaged in a one liter Belgian-style brown glass bomber, sealed with a pry-off crown, and served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

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Photo of jrob21
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

2008 vintage shared by Mike yesterday, thnaks a ton man. A 7 year old imperial witbier should be very interesting indeed.

This pours a kind of murky-ish amber color, with a very small head, and not a lot of lacing.

Smells like overripe cherries and raspberries, even though it's definitely not brewed with those, with some pinot noir, and oak.

After 7 years, any semblance of this one being a witbier have disapperead- no spices or typical spicy yeast flavors, just a ton of fruitiness, the berries I mentioned, as well as a strong level of pinot noir juice. There's a really strong amount of oak here. It definitely tastes like old, wet oak, as it has a bit of buttery, creamy flavor to it that's interesting but not exactly wanted.

This is medium bodied, with a slick and creamy mouthfeel, and a lower level of carbonation.

An interesting experiment to try this super old beer, but I don't think the age has helped it.

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Photo of Redgoatman
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tmbgnicu
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jhavey
2.71/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Red & White from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
3.9 out of 5 based on 1,823 ratings.
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