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Whiteout Wit - Anchorage Brewing Company

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Whiteout WitWhiteout Wit

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very good

360 Ratings
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Ratings: 360
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 33
Gots: 59 | FT: 5
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 Chizoad
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly cloudy pale yellow with about a 1.5 finger head. Good head retention, ok lacing. Quite thin looking for a witbier but different enough to be quite interesting.

Really spicy, funky, fascinating nose. With no particular emphasis: orange, clove, banana, leatheriness, funk, some flower, vinegar, apple. Highly complex and really enjoyable.

Good funky flavors but nowhere near as complex as the nose. Slightly sour taste. Seems like the more estery aromas don't appear when drinking it.

Thin, highly carbonated, refreshing mouthfeel that works for a delicate beer like this. Highly recommended if you're looking for something different. Also, not like any other witbier I've had.

Photo of HosP
3.7/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Haven't had a witbier in a while. Thanks to Scottfrie for sending this to me.

A- Pours bright yellow, slightly hazy. Starts with a big fluffly white head. Very quickly its gone down to nothing with almost no lace.

S- At first whiff almost a little musty smell. Get some funk, lemon, spice all over the place.

T- Crisp, tart taste. Lemony zest mixed with some brett funk. Taste some bready malts in the background. Some wine like flavors end the beer make it a little sweet.

M- Lighter body, lots of carbonation. A little dry.

O- Haven't had this style in a while. Nice refreshing drink. Flavors were a little more subdued than I would have wanted them. But still a good blend, making for a nice drink.

Photo of jag21
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of woosterbill
4.44/5  rDev +12.1%
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.


Photo of SFLpunk
3.72/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

750mL brown glass cork and cage bottle thanks to Carl (sleepnbballrlife). Batch #1 May 2011.

Pours a mellow crystal clear pale yellow with some thin (but resilient) white head. Nose is a touch funky in the way that wit biers often are. Some herbal/spice earthiness, a bit of freshly cut grass, some lemongrass perhaps.

Palate is really clean in terms of carbonation. Flavors of the coriander and crisp wheat malt, a touch of sea salt, a suggestion of toasted wood and just a whisper of funky earthiness. Moderate, but clean, finish.

Notes: An interesting beer, tasty for sure. A little more restrained on the brett than Bitter Monk and Lovebuzz (which I appreciate). Shows more balance and finesse.

Photo of Ryan1423
5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of kawilliams81
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a La Chouffe tulip.

A- Champagne color with 2" of white head, lacing that resides after 30 seconds or so.

S- Lots of funk and barnyard from the brett, some citrus.

T- Sour bitterness, some citrus (lemon peel), not getting a lot of coriander like a normal wit. Also, some spices.

M- Light body, thin. Higher in carbonation.

O- Not sure what to think about this one? I guess it's a wit by style, but nothing really noticeable of a wit with the brett added. Not a fan.

Photo of Rhettroactive
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Squidly
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of rbrefbeerman
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of pranaferox
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of mikeseattle
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of imperialking
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of LSUPT
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of ithinkimasofa
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of SneezyAchew
5/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of JAHMUR
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of scottfrie
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle into Gulden Draak tulip. Batch 1.

A: Pours a slightly hazy light chardonnay color with a fluffy and thick bright white head that slowly faded into a soft film leaving a network of sticky lacing behind.
S: Big notes of lemon zest, barnyard funk and sweaty socks, with lighter notes of coriander and pale grains.
T: Follows the nose with sweet notes of lemon zest and citrus, funky and slightly sweaty brett, and coriander and wheat coming through in the finish. There is a vinous white wine quality to the flavor along with chalky notes of yeast and a bit of spicy black peppercorn. Good dose of spice in the drying aftertaste.
M: Medium-light body with full bubbly carbonation and a clean, slightly slick, and drying mouthfeel.
O: One of the best witbiers I’ve had. The brett wasn’t as potent as I was expecting, but it added a nice dimension to the flavor. The white wine barrels adds a nice light vinous quality and dried out the mouth in a way that I felt was an improvement over other heavier, sweeter, wits I’ve had. Recommended.

Photo of Knapp85
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a pale cloudy yellow color with a fizzy yet durable white head on top. The head had a strong retention that lasted for quite a while. The lacing was minimal though. The smell of the lemon zest and French Oak were the strongest aromas I could pick up. The faint aromas of spices were in there too. The smell of the Oak made me think this beer was going to be much more sour or tart but to my surprise it was actually pretty mellow. The flavors had a good amount of wheat notes along with the oak and spice in the mix. The mouthfeel was pretty good also, nice and light bodied, fairly refreshing also. Overall this beer was pretty good, I'd probably drink it again but I'm more excited to try some of Anchorage's other brews they put out now. This was my first Alaskan beer and I enjoyed it. Looking forward to having more from that state some day.

Photo of corby112
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy, pale golden yellow color with visible carbonation bubbling up and a two finger frothy, pillowy white head that slowly settles into a thick cap/ring. Large streaks and chunks of soapy lacing are left behind.

Earthy aroma with lots of zesty spice along with some musty, bretty funk and vinous light fruit. Lots of peppery spice, lemon zest and coriander followed by bready yeast, musty brett and light fruits. The barrel presence is there but the Chardonnay is more prominent in the nose than the oak giving off hints of grape, cider and pear.

Medium bodied with soft carbonation and crisp effervescence up front that linger over the slightly funky, sweet vinous body into a slight dry finish. There's a good amount of zesty spice, bready yeast and light fruit but the flavor is dominated by the Chardonnay barrel character. The spice profile has hints of pepper and coriander as well as a boatload of citrusy lemon zest that is complimented by the dry brett. The Brett provides some nice dryness and faint funk but doesn't overpower the other notes. The barrel presence kicks in mid-palate and really dominates the flavor through the finish. There's only subtle toasted oak adding to the dryness but the Chardonnay character is very prominent giving off sweet vinous notes that balances things out. Lots of sweet fruit notes, especially light grapes, apple cider and pear. I would even say that it's a bit too strong taking away slightly from the other elements. Still, this beer is flavorful, very complex and easy to drink.

Overall this beer could use some balance to counter the Chardonnay sweetness but is still pretty impressive. Another solid offering from this up and coming brewery.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
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.

Whiteout Wit from Anchorage Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.