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Whiteout Wit - Anchorage Brewing Company

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89
very good

309 Ratings
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Ratings: 309
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 26
Gots: 45 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Anchorage Brewing Company visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: sprucetip on 06-20-2011)
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Reviews by julian:
Photo of julian
4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy straw yellow, nice thin foamy layer of head. Not much lacing.

S: Initially I get that crisp brett funk, barnyard must, then lemon peel tartness. Lacking in the spice and phenol department though.

T&M: Clean, lemon tang and tartness, slightly vinous, and oaky. barnyard funk. Medium body, and nice level of carbonation.

O: Not much wheaty wit character or spicy phenols. Funky, which is not traditional for a Wit. These is when becoming a style whore does not help brewing creativity. This is a great beer, but does not really fall into the traditional definition of a "Wit" beer. Nevertheless the time and effort that went into creating this triple fermented beer was well spent. I love it.

julian, Dec 21, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of EastBay_Nick
4/5  rDev +1%

EastBay_Nick, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of Beaver13
3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle. Pours slightly hazy yellow with a medium fizzy white meringue head that retains well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is slightly sweet bready malts and some wit spices with some stinky musty yeast and a little brett.

The flavor is sweet tropical fruits and lemon with some dry champagne notes and some vinous alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with kind of sharp carbonation.

Overall, a nice wit. I like what the barrel did to it. An earlier sample had more predominant brett.

Beaver13, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

GreenMountainBoy, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of doremite
4/5  rDev +1%

doremite, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of CmBanaszak
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

CmBanaszak, Jan 06, 2013
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was so skeptical when jh1982 went and pulled this bottle out the freezer from craft. Pours a cloudy bretty beer in a northern lights yellow glow. Nice aroma, chunky brett, a little citric rind, a lemon and orange presence.

Wow, am I impressed, this is easily one of, if not my absolute favorite witbier on the first sip alone. Brett covers up the coriander to keep it from being too strong. White wine like notes, some pear, some pepper.

$14 a bottle make it a tough call, but its top notch for style, even if it especially blurs the style line, but its for the better.

Beerandraiderfan, Nov 07, 2011
Photo of chinchill
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

chinchill, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of rhoadsrage
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a strange)
Batch 1 May 2011

A- This beer pours a pale yellow body with a racing matrix of microbubbles and a thick bubbly head of snow white that breaks up but sticks to the glass in lumps.

S- The full brett aroma of decaying leaves and silage has a nice skunk funk that grows as the beer warms. There is a lemony funk that grows more into a lemon zest as the beer opens.

T- The dry white cheese rind flavor has some white grape juice hints and bright oak notes underneath. There is an apple pulp flavor that fades to a peppery heat in the finish with some coriander and lemon tartness that follows along.

M- The light mouthfeel has a dry texture with a crisp fizz and no alcohol heat.

O- The brett dominates especially in the nose but that is a good thing. The bright lemony character is a bit flurried but everything seems to work together.

rhoadsrage, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of shadytony
4/5  rDev +1%

shadytony, Feb 17, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

acurtis, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of quirkzoo
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear yellow with 2 fingers of thick white head that leave a nice cap. After a while the clumps in the cap look like a pellicle.

Lots of funk up front, very woodsy, I get a lot of chardonnay like oak on the nose with a bit of tart lemon behind that. Some spicy Belgian yeast.

Taste is similar to the aroma with a bit of a coriander aftertaste. This one was much more tart then I was expecting and I really liked it. Very well balanced flavor with just the right amounts of tart, funk, oak and spice.

Somewhat thin, very dry, very easy drinking.

Overall this is a really good beer. The brewer comes with an impressive pedigree and I am excited to try more of their beers.

quirkzoo, May 10, 2012
Photo of lnashsig
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to AugustGarage for this treat. He always brings it when we do trades, so solid.

Caged and Corked, popped the cork with a loud POP! Brett tartness hit my nose immediately and got me excited about this beer. It pours a bright yellow color- pretty cloudy. I can't see my fingers through the other side of the glass. For a wit, this is pretty light colored- unique. Smell- tart cherries, a nice funky waft of brett, maybe some white wine notes, perhaps champagne. Light, effervescent, airy. Taste- The tart cherry flavor hits the top of my palate, it is a tingy feeling (just a bit metallic maybe? Its not off putting though). the spices of the wit around the sides of the tongue, definite sourness that makes my pucker up a bit. Definitely pretty lemony. This beer is pretty unique. I don't feel like it sits well in the Wit category, and it isn't 100% about the Brett either. One of the only real effects from the Brett is the tartness, but not much horseblanket here- the citrus from the lemon flavors probably balance that flavor out.

Overall, it is refreshing, interesting, light, and nice. I would seek this out again for sure.

lnashsig, Aug 31, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

iong516, Aug 27, 2013
Photo of Stigs
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

Stigs, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A decent Belgian style witbier, with significant interesting sweetness from the brett. Fruity and interesting and different, very good for the style.Smooth mouthfeel and very good drinkability. A great bottle to share and accompany a good meal. Thanks Ryan.

Sammy, Oct 16, 2011
Photo of augustgarage
3.73/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a caged-and-corked 750mL bottle into my Hoegaarden tumbler.

Inital pour is a clear very pale Stil de grain yellow with a lasting cap of soapy vanilla foam. Good retention, full fluffy lacing.

The Brett. is immediately apparent in the aroma with a funky/earthy note which dominates the nose. Touches of lemon and coriander float in and out as well.

Again, the Brett. takes center-stage, pummeling the palate with a persistent "horse-blanket" flavor. Citrus and spice add complexity, but the base seems to be tart lasting funk. The barrel aging comes out in the finish with hints of vanillin joining up with a long grape-like minerality. Vague oat/malt in the aftertaste.

Light-bodied, somewhat creamy and soft with good carbonation.

Difficult to rate as it sort of throws the style guidelines out the window. If you like tart funky renditions of classicaly refreshing ales, this will be perfect for you, but I don't think these elements should dominate the base beer as much as they do here.

augustgarage, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of secondtooth
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear color, with little color. Thick, white, fine foam. In fact, this is very highly-carbonated. Lace is thin and insubstantial, though.

Nose is fruity and yeasty. I get a kind of champagne crispness more than a beer kind of experience so far.

Taste encompasses more lighter notes, and a brisk mix of fruit, spice (coriander), orange peel, and wheat sharpness...really a complex flavor profile, and highly drinkable.

A surprisingly delicious and enjoyable brew, and a unique experience.

secondtooth, Dec 14, 2012
Photo of prototypic
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Whiteout Wit pours a very light straw color. It’s crystal clear. Backlighting gives it more of a yellow look. Carbonation looks active. It yields a soft, white head that stands nearly two fingers tall. It recedes to a surface covering somewhat quickly and holds there for quite a while. Lacing was a little sticky, but lighter.

The nose is good. It’s definitely interesting. Musky and funky aromas are readily apparent on the first whiff. The use of Brett is unmistakable. It smells like a moderate Brett presence. I like that. It smells very earthy and grainy. Citrus lemon smells nice and works well. There are definitely a few spices in the house. Pepper and coriander are most notable. I saw that this was aged in wine barrels. There are some light white wine and oaky notes, but they’re subtle. Alcohol isn’t noticeable. Smells quite good.

The flavor is easily on par with the nose. It definitely has a strong earthy and grainy flavor that resonates throughout. It is quite musky and moderately funky. The Brett presence is here in just the right amount. It complements, but doesn’t overwhelm. Citrus lemon, coriander, pepper, and orange peel are all secondary flavors that add a lot to the overall mix. The spicy side might just be the x-factor in this one. There are some light white grape and oak flavors that are positive. Alcohol is masked well and doesn’t come through. Ultimately, it all comes together nicely. I like it.

Whiteout Wit has a lighter body. Carbonation is definitely active, but feels soft. It doesn’t feel substantial enough to be smooth, but it’s really close. It goes down easy, that’s for sure.

This is my first beer from Anchorage Brewing Company. I’m rather impressed. You don’t see many Brett-infused, wine barrel-aged Witbiers. I like the trailblazing character of this one. Even better, it’s good beer. There is quite a bit going on, but the flavors all work well together. If you’re looking to check out Anchorage Brewing Company, this seems like a fine place to start.

prototypic, Jul 22, 2012
Photo of iwantsomerocks
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into an Orval chalice. Nice frothy 1 finger head that lingers a few minutes.

A- very pale yellow. Like a cloudy, more carbonated chardonnay.

S- Very fruity. I get fresh white grapes, white cranberry, a little pineapple. No alcohol present in the nose. Again, resembles a decent oaked chardonnay.

T- Wow. There's a lot going on here. Slight wheat hit and Citrusy up front, even a little bitter. Then the french oak comes through shining. The beer doesn't have any real tannic qualities other than the slight bitterness, but I can definitely get the influence of the chardonnay barrels on this beer. Very nicely done.

M- Decent carbonation, pretty light and refreshing.

O- I'm not too big of a witbier fan, but I'm on a new tip of trying beers from styles I normally neglect. I guess starting off my witbier samplings with Anchorage was a great idea. Very good. I could drink this all day. Awesome.

iwantsomerocks, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of jheezee
4/5  rDev +1%

jheezee, Oct 04, 2012
Photo of Gonzoillini
4/5  rDev +1%

Gonzoillini, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of hooliganlife
4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

pours a slight hazy straw yellow with lots of fizzy white head. incredible retention and wonderful lacing.

a complex mix of brett, light lemon zest, dry oak, and faint dry white wine. very gueuze like.

i say this often but similar to the nose, very complex. the only difference is there is no gueuze flavor. very faint tartness if any at all. mostly a mix of oak, brett, wheat, subtle spice, and white wine.

nice and dry all around. lots of oak dryness and white wine dryness. damn near perfect carbonation.

this is good, exceeded my expectations all around. reminds me a lot of a more brett influenced RR temptation.

hooliganlife, Sep 03, 2011
Photo of nickd717
3.03/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

750ml bottle thanks to largadeer.

Slightly hazy golden-yellow color with a small white head.

The aroma is a little strangely funky with some sunscreen, oak, pineapple, and brettiness. Maybe a bit vegetal.

The flavor is better, although there’s a bit of Coppertone sunscreen. Also pineapple, coconut, chardonnay, and oak barrel.

Medium-bodied and dry with average carbonation.

Overall, not great. Maybe with some age this could mellow out a bit, but for now it’s probably more useful to spread on your skin for a sunny day at the beach, as the SPF is no doubt pretty high.

nickd717, Aug 26, 2011
Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750 ml corked and caged bottle into a couple of glasses. Thanks to Stakem for sharing this.

Pours a clear gold, with a ½ finger of foamy bright-white head. This has a really solid retention to it, maintaining that frothy ½ finger and leaving back thick swathes of lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma smells of lemon zest and cheesy must from the Brett, while dry and oaky Chardonnay hangs on the edges with a bit of warmth. Sweet gains, spice, and a light fruitiness from the base Witbier sit along the back.

Even more of that Witbier character comes out in the taste, with notes of crisp wheat, spicy coriander, and a light fruitiness. The barrel and Brett take more of a back seat than they did in the nose, offering up more of a supportive mix of lemon tartness, earthy must, and dry oak. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a mellow and easy moving feel to the carbonation that still prickles the mouth with flavor a bit.

This was another interesting effort from Anchorage. Unlike the other two we tried here, this one seemed to put the base Witbier more at the forefront but it didn’t override the wild and barrel character, just allowing them to an extra layer of refreshing complimentary flavor to this.

Kegatron, Jan 31, 2012
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Whiteout Wit from Anchorage Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 309 ratings.