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Whiteout Wit - Anchorage Brewing Company

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Reviews: 140
Hads: 383
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.44%
Wants: 31
Gots: 66 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Anchorage Brewing Company visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: sprucetip on 06-20-2011

Ale brewed with lemon peel, black peppercorns and coriander. Fermented and aged in French Oak Foudres with wit yeast and Brettanomyces. Bottle Conditioned for natural carbonation.
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Photo of Immortale25
4.89/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a Haw River Farmhouse Ales teku glass. Batch #3 June 2014

A- Pours a medium golden color with a 1/4 inch white head that retains a bit before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a half sheet of sheer surface foam. Non-resilient lacing leaves tiny specs behind.

S- Incredible Brett aroma springs from the glass bringing mild notes of green olive and lemongrass. Super funky barnyard, horseblanket, all that goodness.

T- There's an immediate tartness that quickly washes away to a clean wheat finish. Simple but extremely effective. So drinkable, so tasty.

M- Somewhat sharp, tight and dry. Medium carbonation and a light body.

O- I don't know if I happened to crack this bottle at the right time or what, but this is amazing. I can't stop taking sips it's so damn good. So funky in the aroma and initial flavor but so clean in the aftertaste and mouthfeel. Absolutely exquisite. (921 characters)

Photo of hwwty4
4.62/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a corked and caged 750ml into a 12oz highball.

Unfortunately not the best glass in the world, but when you pack up to move, you use what you can get. This beer pours a pale lemon yellow with a decent 2 inch bright white cap that leaves just a little bit of lacing down the sides of the glass. After I popped the top hints of must and grandmas old attic closet waft my way. Nice brett aroma. As it gets closer to the sniffer the brett comes across as damp earth and musty closest. Hints of lemon peel and spice. Just a little bit of pepper. The flavor is fantastic. Light and crisp. The brett is damp, wet earth with must and a bit of barnyard. Lemon zest and a bit of coriander. Really, it reminds me more of a saison or funky BdG then a wit. Really fantastic. The mouthfeel is a bit lacking. With as much brett, I thought it would finish a bit drier then it does. I was lucky enough to try this right after it came out at a tasting and I was extremely impressed with it. I was happy to see a lonely sitting on the shelf of one of my locals. (1,050 characters)

Photo of ccrida
4.6/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into my large Gulden Draak tulip, Whiiteout Wit is a clear gold with a white head leaving fairly thick, foamy lace.

Smell is lightly sweet strawberry esters, a nice skunky hop back-current. Not traditional, but delicious.

Taste is also heavy on the skunky hops and fruity esters, defiantly an American style wit. Nice vinous note, mild brett, drying more than anything; touch of pineapple. The chalkiness is notably pleasant.

Mouthfeel is dry, with a full but soft carbonation. Light bodied.

Drinkability is very high, a fantastic Wit. I thought Anchor was my favorite, but he's pushed it again with a whole re-write, and came out with a home-run. (662 characters)

Photo of Reswald
4.58/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased a 750 ml corked bottle at La Bodega in Anchorage.

Poured a lovely light gold in color, absolutely crystal clear, and with a massive white head. This beer is perfect in an over-sized tulip glass (AKA a Duvel-style one), to give room for this huge head. Most wits are slightly cloudy, due to the wheat in the mash, but not this one.

Aroma was very enticing: Spiciness, both from the yeast used and the actual addition of spices (coriander and peppercorns), and lemon-citrus notes, both from the use of lemon peel and Sorachi Ace hops. When I tasted it, the first thought that came to mind was "effervescence"; the beer is beautifully carbonated and wonderfully light on the palate. The flavor notes from the lemon and the spices blend beautifully with the woody notes from aging in French Oak Chardonnay barrels and the touch of tart funkiness from the secondary fermentation with brettanomyces. The brett notes are extremely well-balanced and totally integrated into the overall flavor profile, really becoming apparent only on the long finish.

In summary, this beer is another masterpiece from Gabe Fletcher. I don't think I've ever had a beer that would be a better choice for a warm, summer's day, or as an aperitif before a fine dinner, or as an accompaniment to a nice salad. Run, don't walk to buy this beer. At less than $9 a bottle, it's ridiculously reasonable, and if you're in to beer trading, this stuff will be worth its weight in gold (or at least in beers from the East Coast). Once again, I have to tip my hat to Gabe. Well played, sir, well played. I can't wait to taste the next beer that emerges from his creative genius. (1,652 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
4.58/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I was really looking forward to trying this since I had a couple of the other Anchorage bottled offerings including Love Buzz...shared this at a recent sour beer tasting I hosted.

Enjoyed chilled from the corked and caged750ml in a glass.

The color is cloudy golden with a thin white head with fine bead and no lace to speak of. The smell is slightly lactic and lemony up front with a noticeable brett aroma that invokes tart and floral with a wheat and slight spice with a hint of tropical fruit. The feel is tangy with medium carbonation and tart medium body with a mostly dry finish.

The taste is very tangy with a light lemony quality with a subtle wheat flavor which also has a toasted element and lots of brettanomyces in the taste which brings a tropical fruit tanginess and citrus in the finish with dry lactic quality however there is not any alcohol in the taste apparent to me. Overall I was not dissapointed in fact this lived up to expectations and exceeded based on the way the base wit and brett worked together -almost like a strong berliner since it lacks the prominent spice you may expect from a traditional witbier. (1,139 characters)

Photo of Daniellobo
4.57/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Quite the outstanding take on a wit with a marked sense of brett and Chardonnay oak.

Presentation: 750 ml brown, caged and corked bottle. Screen printed label with a green and white design of a snowed mountain landscape framed by burgundy bars with the details of the brew and face of the brewer. Side paragraph offers a description of the brew, and serving indications, back narrative exposed intent, and background. Notes 20 IBUS, bottling Batch May 2011, and 6,5% Alc. by Vol. Served in a tulip glass.

A -Hazy pale straw pour, rich frothy head, medium retention, fair surface memory and some touches of lacing.

S - Rich nose with plenty of funky brett touched up by a rich citric sense swinging with notes of woody white grapes.

T - Nose extended in the mouth with ample richness, the funky brett, full of tart and leathery notes, is pushed back and forth by that soft sense of oak and chardonnay, which adds a subtle lingering sweet sense that disappears in the dry finish. A rich lemon grass sense permeates the whole brew with a spicy hint.

M - Light body with high carbonation, despite the insinuation of sweet oak the finish is rather dry with a pleasing lingering sense.

O - Quite rich and spectacular, very quaffable and stimulating.

Notes: Quite a surprise! Another visiting brew given the local beer week at the time I guess. Quite an unexpected treat to find this on the shelf in any case. Pricing while not overwhelming is a touch steep but when barrel-aging and brett are involved this seems to be the common case. Other than that this is quite a refreshing and stimulating brew. (1,601 characters)

Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.55/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A witbier brewed with brett? Awesome, where do I sign up? Right here?? That's brilliant. Bottle purchased from K&L Wine Merchants in Redwood City, CA. My first brew from Anchorage.

Heavily agitated bottle to release as much sediment as possible. Beer pours an extremely light coloured, and somewhat hazy yellow, with a frothy and lively head of pure white. I feel as though the latter parts of the pour would be cloudier, but even as it is, it gets a pleasant opacity to it. I love the colour, the lightness, and the head. It looks very refined, and bang-on target stylistically.

Nose.... hooee, there's the brett coming through, with a big funky barnyard acidity giving a freshness to the overtones of mild orange and lemon, but blending them with organics, raw and brusque. Wow, there's something wild and unrelenting in this nose, and to be fair, it probably overtakes the classic witbier characters. But still, these manage to get an influence; enough for me to say that this is a witbier taken to a strange new place.

Taste is similar, with a really pleasant smooth palate of almost fragrant vanilla, layered with oodles of funk and tart citric acidity. Mild husky bitterness peeks its head up in the mid palate, before the almost creamy oak characters come through and smooth it all out. It's spicy, smooth, tart, creamy, bright, mellow—all of these things in a gorgeously paradoxical whole.

Feel is beautiful. Light enough to quaff, but sublimely smooth.

Oh hell yeah. This is one awesome beast of a beer. It's truly a witbier, but brewed with panache and just a hint of cheekiness. All the characters work so well within the style: the funk, the acidity, the mellow oak. But what it delivers ultimately is greater than all of this: a beer which matches and yet transcends its stylistic boundaries.

I love beers like this. Beers that push the boundaries, and which do it with such poise, sophistication and style. As for Anchorage Brewing Company? I only have to give a warning to Jolly Pumpkin—your awesome, to-style, funk-laden alchemy has a new competitor. (2,076 characters)

Photo of hopsbreath
4.53/5  rDev +15%
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 (1,772 characters)

Photo of kkipple
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Whiteout Wit, bought in Reno, NV for $15.
Shared with no one. Poured into a cheap wine goblet, in my office.

A. Magnificent effervesence, sunlit pineapple yellow, a foamy, off white solid cap head.

S. Simply great nose, pale wheat, white wine / oak, lemon-sour, wild yeast...a bit of coriander. smells lofty, not totally unlike a gueze, there is an undercurrent of loveliness here. However, the chardonnay reigns supreme. The base beer smells like a Tripel at times, and there is pepper, for sure... simply fantasic, I could keep my nose in this all night. I am apparently a sucker for chardonnay aged beers. I think the combination of the wine barrel and brett added to the slightly spicy and noble Sorachi Ace hops is the ticket here.

T. Actually does come across as some weird Saison / Wit hybrid, with wine... rather Allagashy... Coconut? Surprisingly bitter secondary undercurrent of hops and yeast. Whiteout upholds the wine and brett portion of the beer in a big way. This may have started off as a traditional Witbier, but this is now a Wit in the same way that Robocop is your neighborhood beat cop. It's far evolved.

M / O. Delightful high carbonation, with a succuelent citrus-spice wine finish that turns dry and slightly fruity towards the very end. Incredibly fun to drink. I love this brewery. Highly recommended, but know what you're getting into. Much like Bitter Monk, this really blows away the base style and transforms into something wonderful. Highly recommended - Anchorage is doing great work right out of the gate. (1,545 characters)

Photo of rudzud
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Picked up at Julio's. First Alaskan beer I've seen in MA.

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a crystal clear light straw colour with a big, fluffy two finger white head that faded to leave a nice thick blanket. Only thing keeping this fro ma 5 is the lack of side lacing.

S - Wow, this is quite saison like, just with some wheat. Truely, thats what this is like. Great lemon, corriander, and belgian spices with a really good wheat backbone. Crazy but delicious.

T - Again, like a hybred between a nice saison and a wit. Great lemon, corriander, some oak/wine notes that lead into a very nice wheat flavour.

M - Good, feels a bit stronger than the ABV states to be. Must be the barrel. Real nice carbonation though. Very clean.

O - Incredibly suprised by this beer. Super drinkable. Wish this was a bit cheaper than it is priced, but still, worth a try. Glad I bought this. (874 characters)

Photo of OtherShoe2
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours pale hazy yellow with tons of bubbles. A good head that recedes to a white foam ring. A little spotty lacing.

Some sour notes in the nose, but the coriander comes thru, as does the citric rind.

Wonderful balance in this beer. Wheat and lemon rind, leading to spice, a little yeast, and some good firm bitterness. An undertone of sourness balances this out. Finishes with some bitterness and lemony notes, with a bit of the wheat nuttiness coming thru again. Nice brew.

Lighter bodied, good solid carbonation.

Holy shit is this good. Complex but great balance. Wish I had another bottle. $15 out here in MA, and worth the trip from AK. These guys know what they are doing. A terrific Wit. (697 characters)

Photo of billshmeinke
4.48/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip.

Pale clear straw golden color. Two fingers of white head. Lots of lacing left behind and great retention.

Smells of funk, hay, straw, barnyard scents, a touch of oak and vanilla, some citrus and zesty notes.

Great citrusy notes up front, some light stone fruit notes, white grapes, straw/hay, light tannin notes, some vanilla, some clove like spice, white pepper, a bit earthy and bitter on the finish.

Light, fresh, well carbonated, zesty. Spot on.

Anchorage Brewing, wow. Keep killing it. (516 characters)

Photo of jamie2dope
4.47/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Barrel aged White Ale? Sounds good to me! Color is a very pale gold, with about two fingers of solid heading. The nose is lightly sour, and funky, almost like sticking your nose in to a jar of pickled eggs. The sour is not as pronounced in the flavor, but the funk sticks around. It also comes off bone dry in places. I especially get the black pepper and the chardonnay barrel influence. Mouthfeel is light to medium in body, with a good dose of carbonation. I love bottle conditioned beers, and this one is no exception. I could drink this white all day. All I can say is that after trying this brew, I cannot freaking wait to see what they come up with next. (661 characters)

Photo of Reaper16
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750mL bottle -- Batch #1, May 2011 -- served into a tulip glass

Pours an extremely light yellow color. I've seen sparkling wines darker than this. It's kinda ghostly how it looks solidly pale-yellow but also fairly clear at the same time. Not much head here, maybe a finger at the very most before settling down to .40 fingers. Little splashes of lace. It strikes me minutes after typing the preceding text that this beer's color puts it into the Hoegaarden school of witbiers. So there's nothing unprecedented or off about how pale it is.

The aroma, however, is quite unconventional for a witbier. For one, there isn't any orange peel aroma. Instead, Whiteout Wit opts to use lemon peel as its additive citrus component. There's the requisite pepper here, and really not any other distinguishable spices. No clove. Maybe some coriander. What's coming across much more strongly is the Brettanomyces. It's not barnyardy, not really, but it's Bretty in that Orval type way: unmistakable and kinda musty, but not overblown. There is some astringency here, and it might be coming from: 1.) the hops, 2.) the yeast, 3.) the barrel. Probably a bit of each. The aroma is so well-blended that it's hard to pick out individual things. That's a good attribute, by the way.

The flavor is similarly clean but it doesn't have as much of a flavor impact as the nose would indicate. In this respect it is a sibling of Anchorage's Love Buzz Saison (which I reviewed a couple of days prior to reviewing this beer). In fact, I'd venture to say that Whiteout Wit isn't a witbier at all, but instead a Saison. It's light and yeasty (the Brett is so nice here without dominating), and very fruity. That lemon is strong. There's lemon peel, there's lemony hop notes (Sorachi Ace is mentioned on the label, so, yeah, this beer is lemony), and there's a vague white wine characteristic too (the beer was aged in [presumably California, given the oak] Chardonnay barrels). It's an easy quaff but it has many layers to it. A lovely, lovely beer.

It's light and dry in terms of mouthfeel (as you'd expect from a Bretted beer). Maybe a touch too prickly, but that's just picking nits.

Overall, this is a fantastic beer. Witbier, Saison, Belgian Pale, Wild Ale...whatever you wanna' call it, this is refined and delicious. I wish I had more bottles of this. The only sour and/or funky witbier that's better than this is 2011 Boulevard Two Jokers. (2,423 characters)

Photo of woosterbill
4.44/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into a Weyerbacher tulip.

A: Faintly hazy pale straw body under an inch of fine white head. Decent retention, spotty lace. Nice.

S: Amazing, pure funkiness. Cheese (my favorite Brett byproduct) is up front, with hay, barnyard, and fresh flowers also there. Just lovely.

T: The spices come through more here, providing some up-front pepper that leads in to wheat, floral Brett, light fruitiness, and a clean finish that balances spice and dry, earthy funk. A little weaker than I'd like from such and expensive beer (and quite lacking in barrel notes), but utterly drinkable and entirely tasty.

M: Light body with moderately prickly carbonation. Delicate, but not quite as smooth as I'd like.

O: The aroma alone was worth the hefty price of admission, but I do wish it had had more vinous and oaky complexity to complement the spices and wild yeast that go so well together. All quibbles aside, this was the best wild Witbier I've had - far better than Zwanze '10, that's for sure.

Cheers! (1,007 characters)

Photo of hooliganlife
4.43/5  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. (623 characters)

Photo of justintcoons
4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

Appearance
Cloudy straw with 1-2 fingers of white head that dissipates quickly.

Nose
Potpourri, lemon juice, golden apple and clove.

Taste
Lemon juice, potpourri, pilsner malt, wheat and a light Brettiness.

Mouthfeel
Light bodied, crisp, clean and refreshing.

Overall
Amazing! I’m pretty sure it’s impossible for Anchorage to produce anything less than extraordinary. (399 characters)

Photo of ngeunit1
4.42/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a clear golden-yellow with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of lemon zest and sweet wheat with some funkiness, barnyard smells, and some brett. Hint of green apple sourness and oak as well.

T - Starts off some barnyard funkiness, brett, some green apple sourness, a bit of wheat, and some tart lemon zest. Through the middle, some light oak flavors come through with a hint of spices alongside some mellowing tartness. The finish is a mix of wheat, tart lemon zest, funky brett, and a hint of oak.

M - Medium-light bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with a tart, dry, and crisp finish.

D - Very drinkable. Really nice complex witbier beer with the Brett flavor really blended in nicely. Super crisp and refreshing as well. (824 characters)

Photo of THECPJ
4.42/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: golden yellow with a 1.5 finger head

smell: citrus, brett, funk, barnyard, hay,

taste: brett, citrus, funk,

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, medium body,

overall: this is a new and different Witbier to me. Which I liked and hopefully will be able to have again.

Cheers,
The CPJ (313 characters)

Photo of raveskdr
4.41/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cracked open a bottle during Parks and Rec, bought at The Wine and Cheese shop in St. Louis. Split 99.9/,01 with my puppy Dozey.

A - Beautiful orangeish yellow vibrant color. Fluffy white head that laces perfectly.

S - Smells like moderate brett and wheat deliciousness. A bit of fruitiness in there as well.

T - Wow. Up front is that brett funk along with some great wheat and spices. The flavors are all in perfect balance. Really wonderful. You get very, very slight wood notes from the barrel.

M - Drinks extremely easily. The brett doesn't linger on the palate. A good, moderate amount of carbonation.

O - A really, really nice beer. Just slightly under what I get from Fantome Saison. It's right in that ballpark. I really wish I could have tried Bitter Monk fresh, but now that I tried this, I'm gonna find a bottle with the faded hops and see how it goes. (868 characters)

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.4/5  rDev +11.7%

Hazy yellow body with a small white head. Complex aroma of coriander, wheat, light misc. spice, grass, floral notes, white wine. A tasty beer for sure. Additional notes of tart citrus and black peppercorns. Saison characteristics. Delicious. (241 characters)

Photo of quirkzoo
4.39/5  rDev +11.4%
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. (682 characters)

Photo of TheHoppiest
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tulip glass, as recommended by the brewer. The bottle bears a "bottled on" date of March, 2012, and that this was part of Batch #2.

Pours a pale straw yellow, with a tall, fragile brilliant white head that collapses upon itself leaving moderate lacing down the sides.

Has a full, funky aroma, with tart apples, grass, wet oak, and lemon. The smell is quite strong and yeasty, leaving no doubt that this is a strong, if not slightly sour smelling, wit beer.

I can best describe this taste as delicate and light, with a foundation of funky grass, savory greens, lemon, and rock candy. There's an ever so slightly sour taste, but it is more than balanced by the grassy and light sweet tastes.

Light bodied, with a slightly sour feel that puckers the tongue. Overall, though, this is a soft brew, with mild carbonation.

The label gives one the impression that this is some monster of a brew, but the truth is that it is a delicate, pretty well balanced witbier that I would be happy to have again. (1,034 characters)

Photo of lnashsig
4.37/5  rDev +10.9%
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. (1,145 characters)

Photo of champ103
4.37/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a almost transparent light yellow/white color. A two finger egg white head forms with good retention. Some lace is left behind. Looks like a white wine after the head recedes.
S: Big funk in the nose. Earthy, Bretty, slightly tart fruits. Lemons, apples and grapes. Spices apparent, but minimal. I love the added complexity of the Oak and wine barrels. Excellent.
T: Funk, Brett, wood, clove/coriander spice, and slightly tart grapes and lemons all intermingle. This is great.
M/D: A light to medium body. Fairly crisp, but just a bit thin. So easy and enjoyable to drink. The bottle is gone in no time.

This is great. I love the mix of Brett, oak, and wine barrels here. It works perfectly. Unlike with Bitter Monk, where nothing but hops come through. I would love to share this with a wine drinker to see what they think. Highly recommended. (854 characters)

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Whiteout Wit from Anchorage Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 140 ratings.