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Whiteout Wit - Anchorage Brewing Company

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364 Ratings
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Ratings: 364
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 11.87%
Wants: 33
Gots: 61 | 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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Ratings: 364 | Reviews: 141
Photo of Hojaminbag
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Anchorage Brewing Whiteout Wit has a very pale yellow body with the slightest of haze to it. The white head recedes to a collar quickly, and leaves spotty lacing behind.

The aroma is promising. Wheat and citrus peel mix with a good brett character that smells both funky and sour. Lots of lemon. A hint of wood comes in behind those.

The spices in this one are pretty strong, but it is definitely an interesting wit. The brett character is pronounced, with light fruit and a lot of very dry funk. There is even a touch of tartness, which is rare for a brett beer that doesn't have any other bugs in it. The spices are all easy to pick out, with citrus peel, coriander and black pepper featured. The sorachi ace hops are also on display, bringing a hint of bitterness and a ton of lemon flavor. Overall, there is also a pretty noticeable vinous character that tastes like white wine and wood. It think the barrel characteristics and the brett are my favorite part of this one.

Medium bodied, with a mouthfeel that resembles a good saison due to the large amount of carbonation and extreme dryness from the brett.

This one is a little bit heavy handed with the spices for me, but it is a well-made beer. Quite complex and interesting. I really look forward to trying the other options that are available from Anchorage.

Photo of jlenik
3.55/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a: pale yellow. little head with a somewhat vigorous pour.

s: slightly funky. picking up some sour notes mixed with some typical witbier spiciness and sweetness.

t: some slight tartness but holds onto the witbier flavors well. banana notes from the witbier taste creamy. overall the "spices" you expect from a witbier are less apparent so I enjoy that.

m: highly carbonated and thin. not as dry as I was hoping.

o: one of the better witbiers I've had. clearly the brett and barrel aging help this one.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev +1%

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.

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4/5  rDev +1%

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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.

Cheers!

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.

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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.

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Whiteout Wit from Anchorage Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 364 ratings.