Red & White
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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From:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
 
Delaware, United States
Style:
Witbier
Ranked #39
ABV:
10%
Score:
87
Ranked #17,344
Avg:
3.88 | pDev: 13.14%
Reviews:
710
Ratings:
1,137
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 15, 2022
Added:
Aug 23, 2006
Wants:
  141
Gots:
  300
SCORE
87
Very Good
Red & WhiteRed & White
Notes: 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
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Rated: 3.25 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 15, 2022
 
Rated: 4.21 by imnodoctorbut from Texas

Jun 11, 2020
 
Rated: 4.22 by McHenry from Wisconsin

Apr 18, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Jan 21, 2020
 
Rated: 4.34 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Oct 18, 2019
 
Rated: 3.5 by PatrickCT from Connecticut

May 14, 2019
 
Rated: 3.98 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Feb 20, 2019
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Reviewed by Damian from Massachusetts

4.27/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
Drank from a 1 pint 9.4 fl. oz. bottle
Served in a tulip
Bottled on 09/27/18
Thanks to Scottie and Troy for this Christmas gift.

Beautiful appearance. The hazy, deep crimson-amber body was topped by a tight, frothy, finger-tall, cream colored crown that slowly fell to a thick, bubbly collar. A patchy blanket of lacing coated the glass and stuck around until the drink’s end.

The aroma was interesting but somewhat subtle initially. Grape must notes were immediately apparent. Perhaps some concord grape as well. Belgian yeast notes came through fairly strong. Bit of dark candi sugar too. This reminded me somewhat of freshly baked sugar cookies. The nose really intensified as the beer warmed. The grape presence became more pronounced, as did the the Belgian yeast notes and the overall sweetness. Some orange zest was also detectable.

The flavor profile was quite unique. This definitely tasted like a witbier on steroids. Malty and robust on the front end. Fairly sweet. Big coriander notes. Grape must was detectable but not to the extent it was in the nose. More rich maltiness and Belgian candi sugar in the center and on the back end. Slightly wheaty and tart. A touch lemony. The beer finished with some alcohol warmth and a touch of lingering, earthy hop bitterness. For 10% ABV, however, the booze was well buried.

Outstanding creamy, fluffy mouthfeel. Fuller bodied for the style. The liquid contained a soft, supple, tongue blanketing effervescence that felt silky smooth and plush on the palate.

While most breweries today think that experimentation means creating some type of adjunct-infused pastry stout or milkshake-style IPA, Dogfish Head have been taking unique approaches to a variety of beer styles for over two decades. Red & White is a really interesting take on a traditional Belgian witbier. If you can get past the intense sweetness, this is quite enjoyable.
Jan 29, 2019
 
Rated: 3.79 by tommyboy985 from Massachusetts

Jan 19, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Reggie_Dunlop from Pennsylvania

Jan 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by freewill35 from Indiana

Dec 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.04 by petrusek23 from Ohio

Nov 05, 2018
 
Rated: 3.85 by PaleAleWalt from New York

May 18, 2018
 
Rated: 4.27 by JonB25 from Delaware

May 15, 2018
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Reviewed by MikeWard from Pennsylvania

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.
May 04, 2018
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Reviewed by ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

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
Apr 06, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Jan 14, 2018
 
Rated: 4.17 by MacStinson from Michigan

Nov 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.9 by GreenBayBA from Wisconsin

Oct 26, 2017
 
Rated: 3.26 by probert from New York

Sep 09, 2017
 
Rated: 3.97 by CaptainHate from Ohio

Sep 03, 2017
 
Rated: 4.13 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania

Aug 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by UncleJesse1979 from Ohio

Jul 30, 2017
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

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
Jul 24, 2017
 
Rated: 4.4 by amesetz from California

Jul 06, 2017
 
Rated: 3.93 by bongobeer from Alabama

Jun 09, 2017
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Reviewed by cjgiant from District of Columbia

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.
Jun 01, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

May 07, 2017
 
Rated: 4.26 by Satorn from Florida

Apr 23, 2017
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Reviewed by jwilcox767 from Ohio

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.
Apr 16, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by krome from Illinois

Apr 09, 2017
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Reviewed by DeaconWhite82 from Pennsylvania

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.
Mar 30, 2017
 
Rated: 3.92 by Piglet_rulz_da_yard from California

Mar 18, 2017
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Reviewed by descobar from Florida

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.
Mar 18, 2017
 
Rated: 3.75 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana

Mar 15, 2017
 
Rated: 4.11 by stortore from Illinois

Feb 11, 2017
 
Rated: 3 by duvel1979 from District of Columbia

Feb 04, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by avisong from Virginia

Feb 01, 2017
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

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.
Jan 31, 2017
 
Rated: 3.72 by Jsalz21 from New Jersey

Jan 27, 2017
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