I've not yet come across a Dogfish Head beer I didn't like. Limited release Red & White, a Belgian style witbier, is just bursting with wheat flavor.
I don't love this one, but I liked it. If you're a fan of wheat beer then you're going to love this one.
Red & White (10% ABV) pours a rich honey gold that seems to have a light of it's own. In the glass, it is dense and cloudy in appearance with a thick white head that dissipates quickly leaving behind lovely lacing. The aroma is wheat with citrus, caramel malt and spice.
There's a lot going on with the flavor profile of this beer. Personally, I think the wheat is a bit much but there's more to it than just that. Red & White is brewed with Pinot Noir juice; I can't say that I got much of that. What I tasted was predominantly wheat accompanied by orange and other citrus flavors. There's malty sweetness in the middle that lingers. The coriander is hinted at on the back end with a bitter finish that melds with the persistent malt presence.
The mouth feel is full and rich but there's tons of bubble action going on, as well. There is also a alcohol taste and feel throughout.
Red & White is not for the casual beer drinker. It would be most appreciated by someone who likes a bold beer with tons of character - and who loves witbier.
Overall, very good.