Whiteout Wit - Anchorage Brewing Company
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Reviews by kscaldef:
3.98/5 rDev +0.5%
A: Light yellow, 2 finger fluffy white head
S: Traditional wit spices, coriander and orange, mixing in a lovely way with light funk and lemony brightness.
T: Very subtle. A nice, light wheaty base. Hay & barnyard notes, and almost a creamy, cheesy aspect, perhaps more of a sensation than a flavor.
M: Light body, very dry but with an unctuous lingering. Nice, fine carbonation.
O: A really interesting, intriguing beer. I'm not aware of other examples of soured wit beers and it seems like something which could easily have gone wrong. But, it works well in this beer. I've got another bottle that I'm going to age for a while and see how it develops.
07-12-2011 03:13:52 | More by kscaldef
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3.55/5 rDev -10.4%
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.
09-19-2012 05:02:48 | More by Beaver13
4.25/5 rDev +7.3%
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.
11-07-2011 23:00:05 | More by Beerandraiderfan
4/5 rDev +1%
(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.
01-30-2012 22:07:05 | More by rhoadsrage
4.4/5 rDev +11.1%
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.
05-10-2012 15:22:30 | More by quirkzoo
4.33/5 rDev +9.3%
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.
08-30-2011 23:28:15 | More by lnashsig
3.88/5 rDev -2%
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.
10-16-2011 03:19:27 | More by Sammy
3.73/5 rDev -5.8%
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.
02-10-2012 01:20:02 | More by augustgarage
4.08/5 rDev +3%
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.
12-14-2012 15:01:06 | More by secondtooth
3.93/5 rDev -0.8%
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.
07-22-2012 04:04:05 | More by prototypic
3.9/5 rDev -1.5%
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.
08-02-2012 00:20:49 | More by iwantsomerocks
4.45/5 rDev +12.4%
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.
09-03-2011 01:34:50 | More by hooliganlife
3.03/5 rDev -23.5%
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.
08-26-2011 20:46:38 | More by nickd717
4/5 rDev +1%
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.
01-31-2012 20:17:47 | More by Kegatron
Whiteout Wit from Anchorage Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.