Monday, April 11, 2011
DOGFISH HEAD's "RED & WHITE"
"RED & WHITE" comes in a beautifully-labeled bottle that says "fancy-schmancy" from the word go. As it turns out, it's a simple Belgian-style witbier at heart - orange, coriander and lots of yeast. The curveball is the (heavy) introduction of pinot noir grapes into the mix. Let's put it this way - you're not going to miss 'em. This is a very wine-like beer, with all the carbonation and frothiness of a true craft ale. And funny thing, it taste like a white zinfandel or other white wine to me than it does pinot - but what the hell do I know? It's quite a thin - and as you can see here, foamy - beer, but it's ultra-complex and another win from the Delaware destroyers. Hedonist Jive did a little soul-searching before settling on a respectable 7/10.This one's not as "off-centered" as some of their others.