Whiteout Wit - Anchorage Brewing Company
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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
4.3/5 rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Enjoyed out of a brown 750 mL bottle marked with Batch #2 March 2012. This is the second bottle I've had from this batch, with the previous bottle being enjoyed about five months ago. Poured into a Boulevard Smokestack Series tulip glass.
Appearance - Body is a hazy straw yellow with deeper lemony highlights. Aggressive pour is necessary to yield a one finger head of frothy, bone white microbubbles. Lacing is slick and melts back down into the body pretty quickly.
Smell - Reminds me of a Berliner Weisse in many ways, after a good year and half of aging. Slightly tart and with a hint of funky brett. The spices that I got from the younger bottle, white pepper and coriander, have now faded into near obscurity, with the remaining element favoring the coriander.
Taste - The smell lets on more tartness than is actually delivered by the taste, but the coriander and pepper are also more prevalent here, so a fair trade off. Lemon zest and a nice round wheaty characteristic are present, providing a good balance of bite and smooth. The brett is again present, imparting some wet grass notes to the finish.
Mouthfeel - Light bodied and at this point, light carbonation as well. I do seem to remember the younger bottle having a bit more effervescence than this version. Crisp, dry finish.
Overall, a delicious witbier that really seems to be thrown into "tweener" categorization given the brett and age on this bottle. Funkier than a traditional witbier, which gives it some of the characteristics of tart wheat beers and/or saison-style ales. I do hope that Anchorage brews another batch of this one so that I can taste it fresh, but that doesn't really seem to be their M.O.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2013 20:20:21 | More by LambicPentameter
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1.19/5 rDev -69.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25
Alright, I guess I'll say something on this.
Witbier, as from what I've seen, this is supposed to be in a mug, cool, well, here goes.
The appearance, well, its somewhat hazy yet has a decent transparency about it.
the smell is extremely wine-like, is this beer? Whoah, ok, I've had some Anchorage beers and think they're more out to put out more wine-like beers for the most part.
The taste, whoah, just too vinous for me, and too dry. There's nothing here beer-like.
The mouthfeel is extremely dry and makes me wanna pound water for the rest of my life.
Overall, what the flying fuck is this swill? This shit is from my home state, what an embarrassment. Pure wine shit, if you ask me. I won't ever have this again.
Serving type: bottle
05-26-2014 03:44:33 | More by SitkaSteve
Whiteout Wit from Anchorage Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 300 ratings.