Whiteout Wit - Anchorage Brewing Company
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Reviews by hopsbreath:
4.53/5 rDev +14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Bought at Beaumont Market for $11 or $12. Bottled May-2011, it's a 75cl corked and caged bottle poured by parts into a Duvel tulip. Consumed over the span of two hours. Live review.
A: The first few pours are pristine clear gold. As I dip further into the bottle, a little yeast kicks up and looks more like traditional Wit haze. Large voluminous head after the pours yields moderate lacing and always maintains a full cap. I see no reason to dock points here. 5/5
S: Huge on the citrus (specifically lemon), barnyard funk, and pepper. A traditional Wit this is not but I love the smell. 4.5/5
T: The components of the nose translate wonderfully to the palate and the addition of some vanilla presumably from the barrels is also enjoyed. The pepper and spice play a larger part then the citrus but the brett is playing a very substantial role as well along with some bitter grape skin. I imagine a little more time will really help develop that brett character and bring it up to a level that rivals the spice. It's only about two months old right now. I suspect this will be sublime at the 9-12 month mark. 4.5/5
M: Moderate body with appropriate carbonation. The only reason I'm holding back on the exceptional rating, is because I think this might have some room to dry out even more with a little more time. As it stands now, it's just a touch more full than the 6.5% ABV would suggest. 4.5/5
O: An absolutely phenomenal beer. Nothing traditional about it, but nothing boring either. I'm comparing this mentally to the BA Wit that Upright did. This is better. I followed up a 14 month old bottle of Orval with this. Whiteout held it's own in terms of flavor and complexity. At about $12 a bottle, this is an utter steal. Well done Mr. Fletcher... Well done. 4.5/5
Serving type: bottle
07-30-2011 06:22:13 | More by hopsbreath
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4.26/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
750 ml bottle was poured into a tulip.
Appearance: This beer poured a one finger head that reduced to a thin puffy layer. It is a golden straw yellow with great clarity and bubbles coming up through the glass. Nice lacing on the glass as the beer was drank.
Smell: Funky barnyard, apple, pear, oak, vanilla, spices, and chardonnay grapes.
Taste: Oak, vanilla, spices, bretty funk, barnyard, apple, pear, chardonnay grapes, and wheaty malt.
Mouthfeel: A little chewy, smooth, a little funky, light bodied, medium to high carbonation, and very drinkable.
Overall: This was a solid funky witbier. Delicious and balanced. I enjoyed this beer a lot.
Serving type: bottle
11-28-2013 20:40:31 | More by Flounder57
3.25/5 rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Batch #2 Mar/2012.
Poured about half in a mug and the other half in a snifter:
A: hazy yellow colored body, two finger white foamy head in the mug, one finger and a half white foamy head in the snifter both die at the same pace into the body in about a minute, both have the same amount of light lacing on the sides of the glass
S: it seems to be a bit stonger in the snifter (weird, well, I only poured some in the mug for proper glassware etiquette), anyways, what I get is a little bit of hops, spice and lemon peel, light peppercorns all meld together pretty good
T: slightly bitter initially, but after letting it warm for a good three minutes, there is a slight sweet element coming out, no wheat is tasted throughout the entire beer, wine like aftertaste, dry bitter finish
M: it drinks like wine and is light in body, carbonation is pretty smooth (probably because I'm having this fairly old), carbonation is different for the style but that could be because of the aging in the Chardonnay barrels
O: not really a witbier by true style, but I'm realizing this is Anchorage. Kudos to them for trying something different. Since I'm not really a wine drinker, I really don't think I'd have this again, but will recommend if you like wine
Serving type: bottle
10-26-2013 21:33:10 | More by BeerKangaroo
Whiteout Wit from Anchorage Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 283 ratings.