Anchorage Brewing Company

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Belgian Witbier
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4.01 | pDev: 3.99%
Anchorage Brewing Company
Alaska, United States
Notes: Fermented and aged in Missouri Oak. Brewed and dry hopped with Lotus Hops. Can conditioned.
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4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: The beer is rather hazy light yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a patch of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of green grapes are present in the nose along with notes of oak and spices.
T: The taste follows the smell, except that the oaky flavors are stronger and more on par with those of the green grapes.
M: It feels a bit more than light-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The oak barrel aging lends some hints of dryness in the finish.
O: This witbier was very easy to drink. I particularly liked the fruity flavors of green grapes from the hops and the oak from the barrel aging.

Serving type: can

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metter98 from New York, Apr 25, 2020
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3.82/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16oz canned 12-10-19. Opened 2-29-20.
Aged in Missouri oak...interesting, and brewed with Lotus hops - even more interesting.
2 finger white, pillowy, rocky, and dense head with excellent retention. Pale yellow, a little hazy but not opaque...huge streams of carbonation jetting up. Good lacing.
Oranges, a very light spice (coriander spice becomes more noticeable and adds a great subtle lemony aroma)...also a coconut and a creamsicle note. Yeast has a role but subdued. Pleasant.
Tangy citrus flavors of orange and lemon.
Bright entry, light to medium body with high carbonation. Dry finish and fairly quick.

Edit with can #2 on 3-2-20 Looks amazing with a 3 finger head and long retention. Look moved to 4.25

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4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: A truly ghostly pale hue, foggy and iridescent in the light. Erie. The ivory cap exists in some form forever and leaves temporary bands of lace on the glass.

S: Sweet lemon custard, fresh rind, and spices. Coriander most notably.

T: Follows well. Not traditionally my style but the lotus hops add a wonderful full and round quality. The lemon is typical but the lack of harshness lets the more subtle flavors shine.

F: You really feel the carbonation on the gum line with this brew. Otherwise the weight is up there for style which suits me fine.

O: Love this interpretation of the style. Must try in my book.

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Oh_Dark_Star from Washington, Feb 25, 2020
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4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pale, straw yellow body; some slight haze; lively carbonation; thick, bumpy white head. The aroma has an initial burst of vegetal scent then transforms into a mild citrus form; lemon and coriander; a mild sweetness. Excellent fresh lemonade-like taste; sweet apple with a gentle hint of tartness; light cracker background flavor. Medium body; coarse and bubbly on the palate; semi-sweet mouthfeel.

This beer looks and tastes great with some rough edges, especially with the mouthfeel. But, in my opinion, looks and taste are pretty strong characteristics of a beer with aroma also in the mix. We have two strong examples of my three main aspects of a beer's appeal. The wheat character is pretty subdued here, too, but certainly adds to the slight cloudiness of the look and gentle biscuit and cracker malt base that one can pickup in the beer. A very nice beer, subtle and refined.

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beergoot from Colorado, Feb 20, 2020
Ghosts from Anchorage Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 9 ratings