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Whiteout Wit - Anchorage Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

313 Ratings
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Ratings: 313
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 27
Gots: 46 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Anchorage Brewing Company visit their website
Alaska, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: sprucetip on 06-20-2011)
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Photo of DrinkSlurm
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into tulip. Pours a straw color with thick foam. Lots of brett aromas, mixed with spice and wheaty malts. Lots of brett flavor also, slightly bitter, citrus and spicy pepper. Its dry but drinkable. It has a lot of body and personality, just a bit over spiced and dry for me. Nice brew...its intersting enough that id have again and would recommend it for sure.

DrinkSlurm, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of LambicKing
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

LambicKing, Sep 21, 2012
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 dhbiker0889
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

dhbiker0889, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of CrazyDavros
3.8/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours straw with a large, lasting head.
Nose shows lemon, funky Brett notes, soft herbal coriander and orange blossom. Very light and refreshing smelling.
More floral and lemon notes as flavours along with soft wheat. There's a soft acidity and some funky Brett but it's pretty restrained. Also a lemon custard notes, sorachi ace style. Could use more acidity, seems a bit weak at the moment. Very drinkable though.
Nice light body and mod-high carbonation.

CrazyDavros, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of DSlim71
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

DSlim71, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of ArrogantB
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Picked this one up after really enjoying the galaxy IPA and bitter monk. This was bright yellow, a little cloudy. Smell was yeasty with just a hint of wine barrel, not bad. Taste had some lemon to it, a bit of the chardonnay, some brett but overall it was still a wit and just did not move me like the other tow anchorage beers I've had. I'd buy bitter monk again if I see it and I'd love to try the lovebuzz saison but I would not buy this one again, especially for $15.

ArrogantB, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of coreyfmcdonald
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into a tulip

A: Pours a hazy light golden color with two fingers of large bubbled foam. Active carbonation throughout the bottle.

S: Starts out with some Brett funk with peppercorns, white wine, lemon, and wheat. Very interesting, but only mildly wit-like.

T: Starts out with a spicy fruitiness, reminiscent of apricots and grapes. As it warms, I get more and more white wine and a bit of spicy oak. I get a good amount of wheat behind the fruit, too. Brett funk is there, but it imparts more dryness than anything else. The beer is quite dry throughout.

M: Quite light with lots of carbonation.

O: Certainly an interesting wit. This beer is very dry for the style with a nice fruitiness and lemon and wheat character. As it warms, the wine barrel comes out more and balances the beer out nicely.

coreyfmcdonald, Sep 06, 2012
Photo of zeff80
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, pale golden color with a small, off-white head of bubbly foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of wheat, yeast and a slight funkiness.

T - Good blend of wheat, yeast, banana and a subtle phenolic flavor. Mostly sweet but a touch of bitterness for balance.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A light to medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - This is a nice witbier. Anchorage continues to impress with unique and delicious beers.

zeff80, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Batch#1, may, 2011

The beer pours a clear piss yellow with no haze and a disappointingly thin white head (for a wit). There is no lacing or sediment. The nose is pleasant and sweet with a bretty funkiness and white wine/citrusy tartness. As the beer warms the citrus becomes more pronounced. However, the the taste is relatively weak and disappointing. Brett predominates the flavor profile with a mild, lingering bitterness. The mouthfeel is completely watery and weak although the flavors are balanced and drinkable. Overall, this isn't worth the price ($15) nor worth cellaring.

ThePorterSorter, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

t0rin0, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of justintcoons
4.45/5  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.

justintcoons, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of BEERchitect
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It may be a Belgian-style witbier in inspiration but Anchorage Brewing's finished beer extends well beyond the flavor definitions of the base style and takes on a wild life of its own.

But retracting just a bit, to the eye Whiteout Wit fits the bill with its bright canary yellow hue that's cast upon a yeasty cloud. The beer's spritzy carbonation looks and sounds like champagne as the bubbled tickle the nose with the first sips. A constant supply of carbonation ensures that the head remains intact. Its foam laces on the glass with interesting specs of foam that take on a pattern of star formations.

The common aromas of wheat, lemon, orange peel, coriander, and pepper are met with a corkish wood note, limes, oak, white wine, lemongrass, and equine must. Both soft with wheaty spice and challenged with earthen notes gives a glimpse in how early Belgian farmhouse ales might have smelled.

The taste of wheat rises first, but bring with it only moderate sweetness that's supplanted quickly by earth and spice. The supple flavors of orange peel, apple, and coriander are uprooted by the taste of lactic tartness, crab apples, dried lemons, sandalwood, weathered oak, sweat and brine. Balancing elements of hops are bolder than expected but take on saison-like proportions with lemongrass, mint sprigs, and peppercorn. Only the slightest note of detergent pronounces just before the finish.

Semi-sweet but tannin-dry, the beer's early wheat and pilsner malt textures are pushed aside and favor the beer's peppery prickle and powdery dryness that finishes with a minty-cool evaporation and mouth whetting evoking power.

It's another magical and whimsical ale that uses a lot of traditional and indigenous flavors but combines them in neuvo rustic charm.

BEERchitect, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of GeoffreyM
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

GeoffreyM, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of nataku00
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a tulip glass. Beer pours a light straw color, mostly clear, with two plus fingers of bubbly and fluffy white head. Head dissipates quickly, leaving minimal lacing, to a small patch of bubbles in the middle of the beer. Decent carbonation visible, a few streams of tiny bubbles.

Nose is light pineapple, pear, brett funk in wet hay and barnyard, floral hops, biscuit malt, and a bit of spice.

Taking a sip, light floral and grassy hop bitterness, mellowing to pineapple, pear and biscuit malt sweetness. Brett funk comes through in the back half, leading to dry finish with lingering floral, fruit and funk flavors.

Light bodied and well carbonated with soft carbonation that sweeps across the tongue. Very easy to drink and refreshing.

nataku00, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of BeerDrinkingRhino
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

BeerDrinkingRhino, Aug 04, 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 BMart
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

BMart, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of Magery
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

Magery, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of ccrida
4.6/5  rDev +16.2%
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.

ccrida, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of RandyKemka
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

RandyKemka, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of st9647v3
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%

st9647v3, Jul 29, 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 pohldogg356
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

pohldogg356, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of TheHoppiest
4.4/5  rDev +11.1%
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.

TheHoppiest, Jul 08, 2012
Whiteout Wit from Anchorage Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 313 ratings.