Whiteout Wit
Anchorage Brewing Company

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Anchorage Brewing Company
Alaska, United States
Ranked #21
Ranked #12,511
3.97 | pDev: 11.34%
Apr 28, 2021
Jun 20, 2011
Very Good
Whiteout WitWhiteout Wit
Notes: 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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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.66/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
750 ml bottle, as Anchorage Whiteout Wit Bier With Brett, soon available at Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 6.5%, 20 IBU. Extremely pale yellow colour, moderately hazy. Moderate white head. Aroma of citrus / lemons, lemongrass, coriander, black pepper and dill. The flavour has the same elements as the aroma, medium dry, refreshing. Only a hint of brett and white wine.
Apr 28, 2021
Rated: 3.62 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Mar 05, 2021
Rated: 3.92 by caffeinelogic from New York

Nov 13, 2020
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Reviewed by Stefantheviking from California

3.78/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Batch #5 April/2016

Pours a pale straw (around 2 SRM) with slight haze (not in the modern connotation.) Melon and spice on the nose. A grassy funk hits the palette first to be followed by zippy melon. A little citrus a little funk some spices and coriander and with it's age not too much more. Dry as all hell and just a pleasant beer to sip on a warmer day. Loving this right now and it's taking me back to a simpler time when my beer journey first began. Rustic comes to mind and best describes my experience here!
Jun 25, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Jun 22, 2020
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Reviewed by gat1240 from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This is one of my absolute favorite beers. Number one it has Brett and Brett to me is the single most interesting yeast ever. It's tart without being overly acidic. It's authentic, the great beers of the 1800's were aged in wood and they had Brett. Those beers were likened to fine wine. Today's IPA are not as interesting as they could be if they employed the wonders of Brett. Secondly , this beer is a wit but if you didn't tell me it was I wouldn't have thought it to be predominantly so. The spices are all in harmony with each other and do not overpower as do not the hops or Brett. It's a beautifully balanced beer, which is more than I can say for 90% if the big IPA's out there that are too sweet and too hoppy and too much ,too much, too much. Third, drinkability of beverage (alcoholic or not) is extremely important, when you experience nothing but more and more pleasure in each sip. BRAVO ANCHORAGE.
Mar 18, 2020
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Reviewed by Weisenbeer from Ohio

3.35/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Not really my "style," but decent for what it purports to be ... Too fizzy and thin for my taste ... I think when Miller suggested they were The Champagne of Beers this is what they had in mind.
Jan 03, 2020
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Reviewed by Frudel from Canada (QC)

3.53/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Clear yellow liquid with a huge white head.
Brett forward beer with a hint of citrus peel.
Very dry, heavy effervescence, too much if you want my view.
Unidimensional, I don't really see why you would buy this beer, nothing stood out.
Dec 08, 2018
Rated: 3.63 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Oct 22, 2018
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

4.34/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Opened at room temperature, the cork exploded out of the bottle when I was removing the cage. Not a gusher though. Pours a straw yellow, a stream of bubbles that looks very tornado like.

Wit beer spicy nose with an abundance of Brett. Coriander and clove well represented. Banana maybe even more so.

Taste wise, the base beer is intact, the Brett is strong but not overpowering. Coriander and clove, again, doing their magic. Tiny bit of citrus tartness adds to the fun. Dang, I'm enjoying this.

Barely into medium bodied, lively carbonation.

Oh, did I mention that it's very dry? Very very good.
Jul 03, 2018
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Reviewed by macrosmatic from Florida

4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a Fat Head’s pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy straw color with a finger’s worth of white head. Despite a good amount of visible carbonation, the head
fades very rapidly. Appearance-wise, this looks like a Berliner.

S: A hefty Brettanomyces funk and barnyard up front. Light lactic tartness, with wheat and a pale two-row malt body. Light lemony citric acid. I’m not getting much wit character, but otherwise it’s nice enough.

T: Brett barnyard and funk again, with the lemony lactic tartness. The lightest of cracker malts and some wheat huskiness. Citric acidity and tart with some residual funk as it nears the swallow. Mild oak tannin dryness at the end, and there’s just a hint of clove right at and after the swallow as well. Tart, acidic and a bit yeasty in the hang.

M: A very light body, with a good amount of fine small-bubble carbonation sensation. Low alcohol presence.

O: The really struck me more as a Berliner than a traditional Wit in any sense. But otherwise quite enjoyable, if you’re able to ignore any style issues.
Jun 23, 2018
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Hazy, light golden color. Aroma is mostly floral with brett notes and sweet lemon peel. Taste is floral and hoppy with wheat sweetness in the background and some hop bitterness on the finish. Well carbonated with dry mouthfeel.
May 26, 2018
Rated: 3.85 by ivyman from Massachusetts

Apr 04, 2018
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Reviewed by jjamadorphd from Florida

3.64/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
First time offering and I was pleased...

A nice change from all the stouts and porters and what-nots of the winter season, this wit pours out beautifully yellow with bright white foam and it even has some lacing for added effect. The smell is distinctively lemons, which translates to the taste just as strong, if not more so. The taste has the added, and even spicy effect, of coriander and even some cinnamon. Mouthfeel was more carbonated than I prefer but it wasn't entirely distracting either, it did improve as it warmed. I liked this, I'm glad my son picked this up and decided to share with his old man...
Dec 27, 2017
Rated: 4.23 by wordemupg from Canada (AB)

Dec 25, 2017
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
i really like the flavor of this beer, i think its interesting as wits go, and i always have thought a little brett in the style would do wonders, and it surely does here. my critique is that its really flat, and while ive had the bottle in the cellar for a few years, it shouldnt be as flat as it is. the stillness is a major turnoff for me, but it doesnt prevent me from being stoked on the flavor profile. the brett really funks it up, and it goes great with the wit yeast thats highly belgian too, lots of fruitiness, white wine, oak, and tang. i get more citrus in this one than i usually do in the style, and this is far more evolved than almost any other wit i have had before. the peppercorns are a cool touch, subtle for me, but really a neat wrinkle. the coriander tastes toasted at first, and more herbaceous with the citrus as it warms. funky and woody to finish, and oddly delicate for how robustly flavored it is. it just needs some more carbonation to really be a special beer! hate when that happens. still, always a treat to drink beer from these guys, they are doing some of the coolest beers in the country. this is a real tasty wild wit.
Jul 17, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by Scott17Taylor from Iowa

Dec 08, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by krome from Illinois

Oct 19, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by jgunther71 from Illinois

Oct 19, 2016
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Reviewed by joeseppy from Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pale yellow cloudy pour with initially a big head which comes down quickly. First aromas of brett and lemon zest. Yeast and coriander. Jojos and spice drop candies. Taste comes off funky in a one dimensional rigid sphere. More pepper than spice. Bitter and earthy oak. No bright notes whatsoever. Mouthfeel is very carbonated/lively. Overall for me this was much more bitter than funk. If there any vinous characteristics it is marred by the peppercorn.
Sep 11, 2016
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Reviewed by leaddog from Canada (AB)

3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Appearance - Pours a very pale gold with four fingers of foamy white head.

Smell - Spicy yeast, spicy hops, oak aromas, white wine aromas, coriander, peppercorns, lemon, light grains.

Taste - Spicy yeast and hop flavours, followed by traditional chardonnay flavours, herbs/spices, and lemon. Nice vinous qualities.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied with high carbonation. Very dry and crisp on the finish, with lingering yeast and spices.

Overall - A unique wit interpretation by Anchorage. The French chardonnay barrels add some fantastic flavours - the colour of the beer even looks like white wine! Although it is a good beer, it doesn't astound me. Some flavours are quite mild for the style (e.g. lemon, coriander).
Sep 03, 2016
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Reviewed by biboergosum from Canada (AB)

3.74/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
750ml caged and corked bottle - more Anchorage, more Brett.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, pale golden straw colour, with a teeming tower of puffy, loosely foamy, and chunky bone-white head, which leaves a few patches of splotchy and sudsy lace around the glass as it very slowly bleeds away.

It smells of musty and funky yeast, lemon juice, grainy wheat malt, a muddled earthy spiciness, fermenting white wine lees, and a bit of buttery oakiness. The taste is grainy and crackery pale and wheat malt, earthy and musty funk, mixed citrus peel, zingy coriander and rainbow peppercorn spice, dry white wine with a hint of butter, and a bit of estery grassy and floral green hoppiness.

The carbonation is intense, in its swirling and palate-probing frothiness, the body an adequate medium weight, and actually mostly smooth, the funk ducking out for the moment, it would seem. It finishes dry, the malt receding, and the spicy, funky, and woody wine essences holding tight.

Overall, the various guest ingredients do well by the base beer in not getting pushy or overbearing. This still tastes like a wit, just with every typical component amped up a few degrees or so - kind of the American way, like with the IPA and stout before it. If that sounds appealing to you, I suggest you drop the big ducats on this one.
Aug 23, 2016
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Reviewed by hman43 from North Carolina

4.34/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look: It pours pale yellow with a white head.

Smell: It has various aromas with pepper, some funk (earthly) lemon, coriander, light wheat, and hints of citrus.

Taste: It has flavors of lemon, spice, pepper, coriander, citrus with zest, low wheat, low earth, and hints of vinous quality.

Fee: It has a medium-light body with a tart dry finish. There is a fairly high amount of carbonation.

Overall, the additional of brett with the combination of other elements makes this one of the best witbiers that I've tasted. The elements are in harmony with each other and it has the right touch of tart with the dry finish.
Aug 20, 2016
Rated: 4.42 by Vylo from New Jersey

Aug 14, 2016
Rated: 3.25 by fosters9 from New York

Aug 12, 2016
Rated: 3.81 by JamFuel from Sweden

Jul 31, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by delgotit99 from Indiana

Jul 31, 2016
Rated: 3.99 by shelby415 from Oregon

Jul 30, 2016
Rated: 4 by Narthax from Texas

Jun 25, 2016
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Reviewed by TX-Badger from Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours a hazy yellow golden color with fizzy white head. Citrus, coriander, funk, light tartness, and oak on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with fruit, brett, and some light tartness.
Jun 21, 2016
Rated: 3.85 by flyinhawaiian from Hawaii

Jun 21, 2016
Rated: 3.87 by eire from Alaska

Apr 19, 2016
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Reviewed by DaverCS from Arizona

4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours a shade lighter than straw in color. Crystal clear and so light in color! Fine carbonation streaming up with a quickly dissipating head. Very champagne-esque.

Aroma is rather tame: French oak, citrus, funk, and a slightly dry sourness.

Taste is underwhelming. First off is the carbonation prickle with a nice bit of lemon grass and citrus. A buttery oakiness akin to that of a Chardonnay rounds that initial crispness. However, that's it. Those mildly asserted flavors peak within the first few milliseconds on the palate, which then transition into a moderately dry and funky finish. I'm left thinking: surely I didn't drop 15 dollars for this!? I will say that at times (as it warms) it takes on the flavor of an aged, bottle-conditioned duvel.

Overall, the beer sounds extremely well crafted and interesting. Unfortunately, the delivery disappoints. I will still seek out anchorage brews but certainly not this one; maybe something with a higher ABV. I see this pairing well with butter seared scallops anointing a creamy risotto. It gets a 80/100.
Apr 15, 2016
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Reviewed by HoppyBastard from Nebraska

4.07/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured from a 22 ounce Bomber into a Shaker pint glass, bottle states "BATCH #4 JUNE/2015".

APPEARANCE: pours a hazy , light yellow color with two fingers white head, world class retention, highly carbonated like champagne, there is significant lacing on the glass.

SMELL: lemon , coriander and pepper, white wine and some funk.

TASTE: fairly complex, initially sweet with lemon citrus, white wine and a tart/sour note, pepper and coriander then the funky brett note to finish it off.

PALATE: highly carbonated, light body.

OVERALL: this is a very good beer and pretty unique, I enjoyed and would recommend to anyone who likes wit beer or brett, I would have this again and look forward to trying more from this brewer.
Apr 07, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by Sweffin from Wisconsin

Apr 04, 2016
Rated: 2.98 by erjaq from California

Mar 26, 2016
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Reviewed by Chico1985 from Massachusetts

3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Have had this a few times now and enjoy it a bit more with each sampling. Paired with some lunch while awaiting car repairs, batch #4/June 2015 bottling.

A - Cork gives a light but healthy pop-n-smoke, pours to a tulip glass pale-but-healthy hazy pee yellow with lots of carb. bubbles and a fluffy pillow of white head. Really excellent retention and good lace left. A particularly splendid-looking beverage if I do say so myself, should be the witbier standard.

S - It's rather faint, but pleasant. Lemon tea, sweaty sweet brett frosting, light coriander and spice, wheat, white wine-ish tones.

T - A lemony witbier base makes up a bulk of the flavor with tame-but-ample wheaty brett fruits weirding things up, rather restrained as far as brett goes though. A bit spicier than your average wit but doesn't near extreme, a bit of the wine barrel coming through but really doesn't feel fleshed out here.

M - Very dry, foamy, and light feel, good body impressively effervescent for 6.5% with a pretty nice balance of base wit/brett twang/tart. Maybe a bit overboard on the foam for me.

O - Like alot of Anchorage brett beers, it has alot going on and is great (if at times disagreeable/excessive) to dig into. I do wish the chardonnay barrel was implemented a bit better but I do like how the witbier base+lemon peel kind of just run the show here, with brett+wine as understated asides.
Mar 08, 2016
Rated: 4.19 by Ame127 from Florida

Mar 05, 2016
Rated: 3.97 by mcrawford from Michigan

Feb 20, 2016
Rated: 3.73 by ItsYourBoyBlue from Washington

Jan 27, 2016
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