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Whiteout Wit - Anchorage Brewing Company

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Whiteout WitWhiteout Wit

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BA SCORE
89
very good

340 Ratings
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Ratings: 340
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 12.09%
Wants: 28
Gots: 53 | FT: 5
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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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of stakem
3.68/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Dunt for providing me with a bottle of this as a generous extra in one of our trades. Poured from a 750ml corked and caged bottle into a snifter. The brew appears a clear light yellow with a white frothy cap. As it recedes, spotty lace sticks to the glass. A light swirl revives a finger back to the surface.

The smell is lemony with sulfur and hints of funk and cheese. Grassy to a straw-like grain smell is also present. The brett'd quality is present with some mild farmhouse character that helps to blend the transition of lemon/sulfur to the dry grainy character.

The taste includes mild bretty farmhouse quality with a hint of spicy clove. Lemon is present with a zesty quality overtop of mild wheat tartness that blends into a more solid inclusion of grassy and hay-like grain flavors. For the most part this brew is dry but at times some sips yield a minor indication of sweetness and a bit of tannins from the barrel aging. As the experience continues, there is a faint back note of juicy vinous notes that dry out and become increasingly earthy.

This is a light bodied brew with a modest level of carbonation. It is light and refreshing with an interesting arrangement of character. This brew starts off a little ackward but pulls itself together a bit as it warms up and breaths. Don't rush yourself through this brew, give it a chance without writing it of after a single tick, I mean sip.

Photo of crossovert
2.13/5  rDev -46.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

760ml corked and caged brown bottle.

It pours a light clear yellow with a big foamy white head.

The smell is skunky amlost, definitely some sulphur notes, reminiscent of Meteor Wit. When you take further examination you get the brett. It is in there with the oak and wine providing some reprieve from the skunk. A lot of vanilla in there.

The flavor is more straight forward but odd too. There is a buttery maltiness that really mixes with the oak and produces this woody buttery pretzel flavor. There is bitterness here too that mixes with the brett and creates some astringency.

This beer is just a terrible mash up of flavors.

Photo of JustinMatthew
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of N8DAGR8
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of gueuzer
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of MrHirschybar
3/5  rDev -24.4%

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of Soneast
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of hoppymcgee
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of nh2032
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of KDawg
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours a clear and light yellow color. Poured from 750 into a hefewizen glass with a small head that goes away fast

great aromas of funk, lemons, varied citrus', and some bits of grassy/wheaty tones. It certainly shows the brett influence on the nose and while it's a bit conflicted due to the style, it's one that I enjoy

lighter bodied with a very nice feel. Lacking some depth, but very fresh with flavors of lemon zest, fresh citrus fruits

an extremely good wit. The brett on this does make it different. Since I generally love sour characteristics, it's fine by me, but this may not work for a lot of people. That said, this is and has been enjoyable with a real refreshing style

Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up in for a Christmas treat.

A: Pours a clear golden straw. It is an extremely pale yellow, with only about 1/2 finger of pure white head. The foam settles quickly on this brew.

S: Smells of sour grapes, lemon, cherry, grass, and brett. I actually find the nose of this beer very appealing.

T: There is obvious Brettanomyces, but I'm also picking up the scents in the nose. There are flavors of grape, lemon, cherry, green apple, and grass. However, thee is also a really mellow vanilla taste to this beer as well. It's nice.

M: Light bodied beer. It starts off tart with medium carbonation. It transitions to smooth in the finish, and the flavors linger for a little bit. The brett is unmistakable.

O: I think this beer is really good. I haven't seen this beer hit the shelves in Buffalo yet, but if it was there, I'd pick up a bottle. I'm really enjoying what Anchorage is doing with their bottled beers.

Photo of duceswild
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of MrGaryFish
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of julian
4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

Photo of largadeer
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of FosterJM
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

990th Review on BA
Bottle to Snifter
750 ML

Not sure who brought this to Steve's. Thanks for the share!

App- A nice looking Wit. Had a small cloudy yellow appearance with a soft one finger head into my snifter. (was at a tasting, didn’t have all the right glass ware). A small amount of cling was left behind and faded fairly quickly.

Smell- A bit all over the place on this one. Standard wit notes but the addition of hay, Brett, damp funk and lots of stinging citrus.

Taste- I semi-liked this one. Wit's are pretty hit and miss for me. This had a good amount of base wit in it which is a hard style to get into. Then the addition of the lemony resin, pine, oak, funk...I could keep going. Better than most but not over the top made me say OMG to it.

Mouth- Fairly light/medium bodied and a medium carbonation level. Had a lasting wit spice quality with a of wine like tannins from the Brett

Drink- For a 1st offering from Anchorage this was pretty good. I'd give the other two beers that every one raves a bot a chance but I am don’t think I am willing to drop $20 on them yet.

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Split a bomber of this with a friend, cool looking bottle and story on the glass. Pours a golden yellow, plenty of carbonation and head to it. Sharp, fruity aroma to it. Taste is very wine-like, with a nice wit background. Supposedly it's aged on Chardonnay barrels which you can definitely taste. An interesting beer for sure, more recommended for people who enjoy wine/champagne, but solid none the less.. also first time I've had an Alaskan beer!

Photo of allforbetterbeer
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of Ratman197
4.05/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

750 ml bottle poured a clear yellow with a lasting white head. Aromas of straw, lemon, barnyard funk, wheat, white wine, floral notes, light oak and light coriander. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, lemon, barnyard funk, peppeer, white wine, light coriander and light oak with a crisp dry lingering funky citrus finish.

Photo of shufon
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Photo of AlaskanYoung
2/5  rDev -49.6%

Photo of Chebyshev
5/5  rDev +25.9%

Whiteout Wit from Anchorage Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 340 ratings.