Red & White | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Red & WhiteRed & White

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Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

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

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

Now Quaffing: DFH Red & White

I have been eagerly anticipating this release as a fan of most things dogfish head and pinot noir. The addition of pinot noir juice has lended a hint of burgundy to the color. A relatively slow first pour yielded a small, white head that was somewhat fizzy and faded without much lacing. A bit of the grape comes through in the nose, as well as the coriander, and wheat. The mouthfeel is full with a slight creamy slickness that has just a touch of prickle on the tongue from the carbonation. The grapes add depth and a subtle sweetness that compliments the sourness of the wheat malts. The alcohol content is well hidden which makes for a higher drinkablity considering its 10% abv. The barrel aging no doubt helps smooth out some of the rougher edges and helps conceal its true potency.

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Photo of Imstillthegman
3.2/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

This new brew from DFH poured a reddish amber color with a pink tinted head that rose about half an inch above the liquid. Some nice lacing rings were left at the top of the glass.

The aroma is unique, as most DFH one-offs usually are. Citrus, coriander, wheat, red wine, and yeast all mingle together.

The flavors start off with the wheat and spices, then the sweet red wine shows up. A little bit on the sweet side for me, personally. It does dry out some at the finish.

Fuller bodied wit, with the alcohol hidden really well. I couldn't make it through the whole 750ml bottle myself. Luckily, my wife was here to help me finish it and she wasn't overwhelmed by it either.

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Photo of hopsaplenty
3.03/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

750ml brown bottle, bottled on 2/9/07, 10% ABV.

Red tinged amber that pours with a pink cast and initially looked liked some sort of pink sparkling wine or soda. A cushiony, frothy head of dirty white foam with a brush of pink rests atop. Slow moving small bubbled carbonation columns laze upwards. The head steadily settles itself, coming to rest at a thin skim, and leaving webby lace only at the top. Orange rind and sweet red wine aromas are fruity and reminiscent of sangria. There is a bit of spiciness beneath the fruit, but overall it has a fairly sweet nose. Coriander is strong initially, but the red wine sweetness comes on strong and overwhelms this. Medium-full body with just a bit of fine carbonation, there is a heaviness to the mouthfeel and it lacks the crispness and snap of a wit. Finishing with the slimmest drying red wine edge before the sweetness again washes through. The 10% alcohol is fairly well hidden, which is a plus. Red and White at times reminded me of Midas Touch and Chateau Jiahu. This seems to be trying to be too many things without doing any of them particularly well. One $12 bottle was more than enough and in actuality, a single glass would have been plenty.

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Photo of ggaughan
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the DFH brewpub in Rehoboth. The beer poured a solid golden color with a slight white head that didn't last long but gave way to a floating island in the middle of the glass and some solid lacing. The aroma was sort of like your typically Belgian style Wit as it had touches of wheat and corriander and other fruit notes but it also had a bit of a wine touch to it. The taste is more of the same. The wheat and spices come to the surface quickly and are enjoyable but you also get a red white taste which makes sense as this brew was aged in Pinot Noir barrels for about 2 months. It is evident that they brewed this with freshly ground corriander and about 60 tangelos as you get the spice and the citrus as you would expect in a Wit but is appear to be fresher. This wine taste is not at all overwhelming but compliments the other tastes going on and the folks at DFH did a nice job of hiding the high ABV. Although it turns it at 12%, you can't really sense it that much, just a touch at the back end as you get teh wine flavors. Very interesting brew and worth a try if you are able to grab a glass or growler of it before it is all gone.

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